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EXO will occupy the billboards in Times Square for 5th anniversary

By diana | Apr 03, 2017 01:16 AM EDT
EXO members arrive at the 4th Gaon Chart K-pop Awards.
(Photo : Getty Images/Chung Sung Jun) EXO members arrive at the 4th Gaon Chart K-pop Awards.

New York City's Times Square will celebrate EXO's fifth anniversary on April 8!

Apparently, fans of the popular boy group leased a total of 11 billboards in the popular tourist destination to display "EXO 5th ANNIVERSARY" with photos and videos of the K-pop group.

Soompi reported the project was initiated by EXO-Ls from all over the world who communicated via Chinese portal Baidu. Furthermore, fans reportedly prepared their congratulatory messages in Korean, English and Chinese which will be shown in the Times Square billboards.

This is not the first time the EXO-Ls have taken over the popular NYC site to express their love for the boys. Previously, international fans of EXO paid a generous amount to greet Lay and Chanyeol on their birthdays.

EXO officially debuted on April 9, 2012 as a 12-member band. The boy group is composed of Korean and Chinese performers who trained under SM Entertainment.

Shortly after making their debut, members Luhan, Kris and Tao left the group due to legal issues against SM Entertainment. Since then, EXO carried on as a nine-member boy group.

The Korean-Chinese boy group rose to popularity after the release of their first full length album, titled "XOXO," in June 2013. The two sub-groups, EXO-M and EXO-K, collaborated in promoting the album mainly in South Korea.

Following the success of their first studio album, EXO has been making rounds in the music industry not only in Korea, but also across the pond.

While waiting for their highly anticipated comeback, the boy group is currently gearing up for the North American leg of "The EXO'rDIUM," their third concert tour in five years. EXO is set to perform in Newark, Mexico and Los Angeles from April 25-28.

After that, Allkpop cited the boy group will prepare for their encore concert in Seoul this May. The two-day show will wrap up "The EXO'rDIUM" which kicked off in July 2016.

EXO will once again perform at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium on May 27 and 28 to conclude the world tour. Meanwhile, the boy group denied the show is part of their comeback schedule.

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