Kim Jong-dae(born September 21, 1992), better known by his stage nameChen, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo and its sub-unit Exo-CBX , as well as SM Entertainment 's ballad group SM the Ballad . He is predominantly known for his role as the main vocalist in Exo.

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 Chen's Career

2011–14: Career beginningsedit

SBS Gayo Daejeon.

S.M. The Ballad Joint Recitalon February 12.

"The Best Luck" was awarded the "Best OST by a Male Artist" and "Best OST Song" at the 5th So-Loved Awards and the 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival respectively. Chen was also invited as a special performer at the 3rd APAN Star Awards on November 11, 2014, where he performed the track live.

2015–present: Solo activities and Exo-CBXedit

.He also participated in and became the runner-up in the eleventh round of the music television showKing of Mask Singerunder the alias "Legendary Guitar Man."

In April 2016, Chen and South Korean rapper Heize released "Lil' Something", a song produced by Vibe member Ryu Jae-hyun, as the ninth weekly single of S.M. Entertainment's Station music project.In August 2016, Chen collaborated with fellow Exo members Xiumin and Baekhyun on an original soundtrack titled "For You" for the SBS dramaMoon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.In October 2016, he collaborated with DJ Alesso on another song for the Station project titled "Years".Later in October, together with Baekhyun and Xiumin, Chen became a member of Exo 's first official sub unit EXO-CBX . The group made their debut with the extended playHey Mama!.

in which his fellow EXO member Chanyeol played a supporting role.In July 2017, it was revealed that Chen participated in co-writing the lyrics for "Touch It" and title song "Ko Ko Bop", two songs from Exo's fourth studio album,The War. In November 2017, Chen collaborated with South Korean singer 10cm on a song titled "Bye Babe" for the second season of S.M. Entertainment's station project.In December 2017, Chen wrote the lyrics for "Lights Out" for Exo's EPUniverse, which he performed alongside fellow members Suho, Baekhyun, and D.O..

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 Chen's Personal life

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 Chen's Discography


TitleYearPeak chart positionsSales
As lead artist
"Up Rising" 2014N/AN/A
Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
"Though I Loved You" 2015 33N/A
2015 Gayo Daejun Limited Edition
"Breath"(Chinese version)
(withZhang Liyin)
2014 68N/AN/A
SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath
"A Day Without You"
8 21
"When I Was… When U Were…"
31 44
"Lil' Something"
2016 13N/A 17
S.M. Station Season 1
"If We Love Again"
Two Yoo Project Sugar ManPart 32
"Years"(Korean Version)
(withDJ Alesso)
5 20
S.M. Station Season 1
"Years"(Chinese Version)
(withDJ Alesso)
(withDynamic Duo)
2017 2 10
Mixxxture Project Vol.1
"Bye Babe"
2017 28 48N/A 24
S.M. Station Season 2
Soundtrack appearances
"Dear My Family"
(as part ofSM Town)
"The Best Luck" 2014 9N/A
It's Okay, That's LoveOST
2016 1 14
Descendants of the SunOST
"Beautiful Accident"
4 56N/A Beautiful Accident OST
"For You"
5 9
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart RyeoOST
"Can't Say Goodbye (I'm Not Okay)" 2017 21 28
Missing 9OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Notes:Billboard'sChina V Chartwas issued in November, 2015.

Alibaba Chart was first issued on July 31, 2016 and discontinued in November, 2017.

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 Chen's Filmography


Exo Next Door 2015 Naver TV Cast Chen Web drama; minor role

Variety shows

King of Mask Singer 2015 MBC Contestant Episodes 21 and 22
Travel without Manager 2016 Cookat TV Main cast Episodes 1-8

Music videos

"Dear My Family"(as part ofSM Town) 2012
"The Best Luck"2014
"Lil' Something"(withVibeandHeize)
"Beautiful Accident"(withSuho)
"Imagine"(as part ofUNICEF)
"Bye Babe"(with10cm)2017
"Dear My Family (Live Concert Ver.)"(as part ofSM Town)

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 Chen's Theater

In the Heights 2015 Benny Main Role

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 Chen's Songwriting

2015 "Promise"(Korean & Chinese Versions) Love Me RightYes Chanyeol, Lay
2016 "She's Dreaming" LottoYesN/A
2017 "Ko Ko Bop"The WarYes Chanyeol, Baekhyun, JQ, Hyun Ji-won
"Touch It"Yes Jo Yoon-kyung
"Bye Babe" SM Station Season 2YesN/A
"Lights Out" UniverseYesN/A

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 Chen's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best OST by a Male Artist
The Best Luck
201719th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Collaborationwith Dynamic Duo
Qoo10 Song of The YearNominated
9th Melon Music Awards Best Rap/Hip Hop Awardwith Dynamic DuoWon
2018 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year – JanuaryNominated

Music programsedit


2017 February 5 "Nosedive"
(with Dynamic Duo )

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 Chen's Notes

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 Chen's References

  1. "S.M.'s rookie group EXO made debut in the SBS Gayo Daejun". Newsen (in Korean). December 29, 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. Julie Jackson. "SM ballad artists serenade fans in joint recital". Kpop Herald. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  3. Lee, Jin-ho (July 17, 2014). "EXO's Chen Sings Best Luck for It's Ok, It's Love OST". enewsWorld. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  4. Kim, Erika (July 23, 2014). "EXO Chen's Solo OST for It's Okay, It's Love to be Released Today (July 23)". enewsWorld. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  5. tofutraveller. "APAN Star Awards 2014: Winners, Performers & Winning Fashion". Time-Travelling Tofu. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  6. "첸 동우 성규 루나 키 등…뮤지컬 '인 더 하이츠' 캐스팅 [스포츠투데이]" [SHINee, INFINITE, EXO, and f(x) Members Cast in Musical "In the Heights"]. Asiae News. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  7. "EXO's Chen Shocks Audience On 'King of Mask Singer' As Legendary Guitar Man". KpopStarz. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  8. Park Soo-young. "엑소 첸, 유명 피아니스트와 합동 무대…아동 캠페인 일환" [EXO's Chen to Perform With World-Renowned Pianist Steve Barakatt for UNICEF]. OSEN. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  9. "EXO's Chen, Punch sing in 'Descendants of the Sun' soundtrack". Kpop Herald. February 4, 2016. 
  10. "Gaon Digital Chart, Week 9 – 2016". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  11. Kim Ji-young (April 5, 2016). "EXO's Chen to collaborate with Heize". Kpop Herald. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  12. Lee Ji-hae (August 10, 2016). "EXO members to sing drama's sound track". Kpop Herald. 
  13. "[POP스포]엑소 첸XDJ 알레소, 10월 7일 콜라보 'Years' 발표(공식)". Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  14. "엑소 첸, 스웨덴 유명 DJ 알레소와 콜라보…7일 음원 발표". 2016-10-04. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  15. SMTOWN_EN. "[Vyrl] SMTOWN_EN : #EXO's first unit #EXO-CBX 1st mini album 'Hey Mama!' drops Oct 31, 0A". Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  16. "Dynamic Duo Teams Up With EXO's Chen on 'Nosedive'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  17. "엑소 첸, '미씽나인' OST '안녕 못해' 오늘밤 공개..찬열 지원". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  18. "EXO's Chen Joins Forces With 10cm for Performance of 'Bye Babe': Watch". 
  19. Kim, So-yeon. "Jin of BTS, Chen of EXO enter graduate school at Hanyang Cyber University". Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  20. "World Digital Songs". Billboard. (Subscription required (help)). 
  21. Charted songs on Gaon Digital Chart:
  22. Charted songs on Kpop Hot 100:
  23. Charted songs on China V Chart:
  24. Charted songs on Alibaba Music Chart:
  25. 2015년 01주차 Download Chart [1st Week of 2015 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  26. "Gaon Download Chart, Week 1 – 2016". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  27. "Gaon Download Chart, Week 8 – 2014". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  28. "Gaon Download Chart, February 2014". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  29. Cumulative sales for "Lil' Something":
  30. Cumulative sales for "If We Love Again":
  31. "Gaon Download Chart – Week 41". Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  32. "Years (2016)". 2–8 October 2016. 
  33. Cumulative sales for "Nosedive":
    • ""Nosedive"". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  34. "Gaon Download Chart - November, 2017". Gaon Music Chart. 
  35. Cumulative sales for "The Best Luck":
  36. Cumulative sales for "Everytime":
  37. Cumulative sales for "For You":
  38. Cumulative sales for "I'm Not Okay":
    • ""I'm Not Okay"". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. 12–18 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-23. 
    • ""I'm Not Okay"". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. 19–25 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
    • ""I'm Not Okay"". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. 26 February – 4 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 

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