Chen joined SM Entertainment through the Casting System in 2011. Shortly after in December, he was formally introduced as EXO member.
The man from Siheung is part of sub-unit EXO-M, performing in Mandarin for the Chinese music industry.
With EXO, Chen got his debut in April 2020. The group released their first EP Mama. Chen and the other EXO-M members performed the Mandarin version of the album.
In July 2012, this Virgo man released his first solo song The Best of Luck. It served as an original soundtrack for K-drama It’s Okay, That’s Love.
For this song, Chen got awarded with the Best OST Song at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival.
Other than being part of EXO, this Kpop star is also part of EXO-CBX. With Baekhyun and Xiumin, they released their EP Hey Mama!.
It managed to peak at number 1 on Gaon Album Chart and Billboard World Album Chart.
In April 2019, Chen had his debut as solo artist. He released the EP titled April, and a Flower. The song Beautiful Goodbye served as the title track.
The man born in 1992 then followed it up with a second EP Dear My Dear just few months later.
Chen got enlisted in military service On October 2020. He released his last digital single Hello few days before fulfilling his duty.
- Real Name: Kim Jong Dae (김종대)
- Chinese Name: Jin Zhong Da (金鐘大)
- Stage Name: Chen (첸)
- Nickname: Dancing Machine
- Birthday: September 21, 1992
- Birthplace: Siheung, Gyeonggi, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Nationality: South Korean
- Position: Main vocalist (EXO)
- Sub Unit: EXO-M, EXO- CBX
- Super Power (Badge): Thunder
- Height: 173 cm (5’8”)
- Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
- Religion: Christian
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter
- Education: Hanyang Cyber University
- Hobbies: Singing, Playing the piano
- Parents: –
- Sibling: An Older Brother
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- Youtube: Chen Official
- Chen’s family consists of father, mother, and an older brother.
- He is a kind, polite, gentle, considerate, polite, and cheerful person. But he can also be quite hyper, funny, and stubborn.
- This Virgo man likes joking around and playing pranks on fellow members.
- He has a habit of sticking his tongue out when laughing.
- He is really good at singing high notes.
- This Kpop idol has a very powerful voice, making him the main vocalist.
- He auditioned for music conservatory before joining SM Entertainment.
- He would like to be a vocal trainer if he wasn’t in EXO.
- His parents were not keen of Chen becoming a singer. But once they learned that he would be working with SM Entertainment, they become very supportive.
- A fan jokingly called him Dancing Machine, making the other members laughed. This nickname has stuck with him ever since.
- Chen would like to master the art of dancing later on. But he is currently working on perfecting his singing.
- He was the last person to join the sub-unit EXO-M.
- He is very friendly to the fans, especially during fansign events.
- The man born in 1992 didn’t really like playing video games. But after living with the other members, he starts to like it even though he always loses.
- He can speak basic English.
- R&B is his favorite music genre.
- Some of his favorite cartoon characters are Garfield and Donald Duck.
- Chen picks pink as his favorite color.
- His favorite things are his notebook and MP3 Player.
- Some of his favorite foods are hotpot, fried cakes, fried bread twists, lamb kebab, steamed buns, Chinese food, and anything cooked at the Korean dorm. But his most favorite foods are his parents’ cooking.
- He forgets things easily and has to write things down to remember them.
- This talented singer is close to fellow members Xiumin and Super Junior’s Kyuhyun.
- He looks up to Super Junior and wishes to work with them in the future.
- He loves listening to the song like Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake.
- Chen also likes spending time by himself.
- He can easily sing Tears by So Chan Hwee, according to Baekhyun.
- He was in the Korean production of In the Heights musical with other artists. Chen played the character Benny in this.
- This main vocalist has several writing credits for EXO songs such as She’s Dreaming, Lights Out, and Ko Ko Bop.
- He took part in the 100 Days My Prince OST, releasing a song called When Cherry Blossoms Fade.
- He is married to a non-celebrity on January 13, 2020.
- The couple has a baby girl born in April 29, 2020.
- His ideal type is someone like a noona who would take good care of him.
Pics of Chen
1. Chen has such a cute smile
2. He is looking really intense here
3. This is the perfect style for autumn
4. Love the ornate jacket on him
5. Chen somehow works all the different color
Chen is a talented singer with lots more to give. His fans are definitely eager for more projects.