Baekhyun (Korean: 백현) was born Byun Baekhyun (Korean: 변백현; Hanja: 邊伯賢) on May 6, 1992 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, and attended Jungwon High School. He joined the school’s musical band and won an award at a local rock festival. While studying for his entrance exams, he was scouted by an S.M. Entertainment casting agent and was cast into the company through the S.M. Casting System in 2011. Baekhyun was formally introduced as a member on January 30, 2012.