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Ex-EXO member Luhan thriving as solo artist

  • Published : Dec 8, 2014 - 17:00
  • Updated : Dec 8, 2014 - 17:00


Luhan, former member of K-pop boy band EXO, won yet another award in China, proving his steadfast popularity in the country despite his exit from EXO.

The Chinese idol, who departed from the 10-member group, seized the Asia Popular Idol Award at the 2014 iQiyi’s Night, held by China’s video streaming site iQiyi, in Beijing on Saturday.

“I thank the fans who support me. I would not be here today without your support and effort. I will continue to work hard,” said Luhan in his acceptance speech.

Popular Chinese stars such as Hwang Xiaoming and Fan Bingbing were also present at the event.


Luhan’s abrupt move to file a lawsuit against his ex-label SM Entertainment to end his contract does not seem to have affected his popularity in China.

He already won the Most Valuable Male Star Award at the 2014 Baidu Moments Conference, organized by China’s largest portal site Baidu in November.


Kris, another ex-member of EXO, was supposed to attend the event, but did not show up due to a hectic schedule, according to iQiyi.

Regarding the absence of Kris, fans speculate that Luhan and Kris might still not feel comfortable to face each other or stand together onstage after leaving EXO.

Kris also waged the legal battle against the label to terminate his contract. He is currently seeking to sign a contract with a Chinese entertainment agency.

The award-winning Luhan recently finished filming a rom-com “Back to Twenty,” a remake of the Korean film “Miss Granny.” It is to be released in China on Jan. 15 next year.


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