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‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Asia’s November Top Ten Releases – What Happened?

The phrase “EXO IS NINE” is trending on Twitter right now. This followed the reveal of the top ten Asian lists of November 2022. Read on to find out why.

‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends Asia’s Top Ten November 2022 Results Revealed – What Happened?

On November 24, Ten Asia media released the monthly “ARTIST TOP TEN” list for November 2022. The nominee criteria are divided into three categories: K-pop Boy Brand Award, K-pop Girl Brand Award and Hot Genre Brand Award.

In addition to posting the final results on their website, Ten Asia also revealed them on their official Twitter account on the same day.

(Photo: Ten Asia)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Asia’s November Top Ten Releases – What Happened?

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In the K-pop Boy Brand Award category, the male artist taking first place is nine-member global boy group EXO. According to the chart, they scored a total of 9,620 points, making them the only candidate to surpass 9,000 points.

Next comes soloist Kang Daniel in 2nd place with 8925 points, followed by SEVENTEEN in 3rd place with 8840 points, Stray Kids in 4th place with 8340 points and ASTRO in 5th place with 8165 points. ENHYPEN ranked 6th with 7,720 points, while ATEEZ ranked 7th with 7,395 points, BTS ranked 8th with 7,200 points, MONSTA X ranked 9th with 6,530 points, and NCT Dream ranked 10th with 6,420 points.

EXO OT9

(Photo: Twitter: @fujidafau)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Asia’s November Top Ten Releases – What Happened?

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However, after the announcement of The top ten male K-pop artists in Asia in November 2022, Eris (or EXO-L) went berserk even though EXO was at the top of the rankings. The reason is that the media used an edited photo (see photo below) of a group of boys in their Twitter entry.

EXO TenAsia

(Photo: Twitter: @tenasia_)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Asia’s November Top Ten Releases – What Happened?

Specifically, the photo of EXO that was used only shows the six members – DO, Kai, Suho, Xiumin, Baekhyun, and Sehun. This disappointed the fans as the group consists of nine members including Chen, Chanyeol and Lay.

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In the comment section, Eris shared the original photo (see photo below) of Chanyeol and Chen. It was obvious that Chen was actually standing in the middle while Chanyeol was next to DO

EXO OT9

(Photo: Twitter: @fujidafau)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Asia’s November Top Ten Releases – What Happened?

Fans are questioning the choice of media to choose an edited photo, even if there are many photos of EXO OT9 online. They claim that choosing a six-person image is “disrespectful” and “unprofessional”.



As a result, fans are asking Ten Asia to delete the tweet and repost the announcement with EXO’s original photo. They also began to popularize the phrase “EXO IS NINE” so that everyone would remember that the group has nine members.


At the time of writing this post on Twitter, he is still active and the media has not released a statement on the matter.

What can you say about the situation? Let us know in the comment box below!

EXO will participate in the SMTOWN 2022 winter project “SMCU PALACE”

In other news, EXO has been announced as one of SM Entertainment’s artists to take part in the SMTOWN 2022 winter project called “SMCU PALACE”. Not too many details about the new project have been revealed, but it will be on December 26.

SMCU PALACE

(Photo: Facebook: EXO)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Asia’s November Top Ten Releases – What Happened?

Other SM artists who will be involved in the agency-wide project include Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, Red Velvet, NCT, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV and aespa.

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Written by Maria Scott

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