Baek Hyun is the lead vocalist of Exo-K. He was a member of the school's band and attended several musical festivals, later winning an award at a local rock festival. He joined S.M. Entertainment in 2011 through the S.M. Casting System. Baekhyun was one of the last members to join EXO, and was revealed as the group's ninth member on January 30, 2012. He has cited Rain as one of his main influences and hopes to emulate Rain's "well-rounded" success. In July he starred in a Korean adaptation of the musical "Singing in the Rain" produced by SM C&C.