Chen (entertainer)

Kim Jong-dae(born(1992-09-21)September 21, 1992), better known asChen, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member and one of the main vocalists of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-group EXO-M.

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 Chen (entertainer)'s Career


Main article: Exo (band)

In 2015, Chen participated in writing the lyrics for "Promise", a song from the reissued edition of EXO's fourth studio albumExodus, along with fellow members Chanyeol and Lay .

SM The Ballad[edit]

Main article: SM the Ballad

SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath, he is featured in the Chinese version of the title track, "Breath" alongside Zhang Liyin , as well as the tracks "A Day Without You" alongside Shinee 's Jonghyun and "When I Was... When U Were..." alongside f(x) 's Krystal .

Solo activities[edit]

, in which his fellow EXO member D.O. played a supporting role.He received awards for "Best Luck" during the 5th So-Loved Awards and the 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival under the categories "Best OST by a Male Artist" and "Best OST Song". He was also invited as a special performer at the 3rd APAN Star Awards on November 11, 2014, where he performed the track live.

In August 2015, he made his musical theatre debut playing the role of Benny in the South Korean production by SM C&C of the musicalIn the Heights.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".

.The song debuted at number one on Gaon 's weekly digital chart.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. Enertainment's Station music project.

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 Chen (entertainer)'s Discography

Main article:Exo discography


As lead artist[]

YearTitlePeak chart
2014"Up Rising"N/AExology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
2015"Though I Loved You" 33
2015Gayo DaejeonLimited Edition
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


YearTitlePeak chart positionsSales
2012"Dear My Family"
(as part ofSM Town)
2014"Breath"(Chinese Version)
(withZhang Liyin)
68 5
SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath
"A Day Without You"
8 12 21
"When I Was… When U Were…"
31 44
2016"Lil' Something"
(withVibeand Heize)
Non-album single
"If We Love Again"
TBATBATBATBA To You Project - Sugar Man Part 32
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
China's chart positions are derived fromBaiduWeekly Singles Charts.
*BillboardKorea K-Pop Hot 100was discontinued in July 2014.

Soundtrack appearances[]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsSales
2014"Best Luck (최고의 행운)" 9 8
It's Okay, That's LoveOST
(with Punch)
Descendants of the SunOST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting credits[]

2015Love Me Right "Promise"(Korean version)S.M. EntertainmentYes ChanyeolNo
"Promise"(Chinese version)Yes LayNo

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 Chen (entertainer)'s Filmography

Main article:Exo videography


2015 EXO Next Door Naver TV Cast Chen Recurring; Fictional version of himself


2015 In The Heights Benny Musical Debut

Variety shows[]

2013 Challenge 1000 Songs SBSGuest withChanyeolandD.O..
Immortal Songs 2 KBS Ep. 114 with:


Ep. 116 with:Baekhyun,Lay,D.O.,Kai,SehunandXiumin

Ep. 118 - Heartthrob Special Part 2 with:Baekhyun,Xiumin,Lay,Luhan,Kai,SehunandD.O.

Ep. 119 - Heartthrob Special Part 2:Baekhyun,Chen,Xiumin,Lay,Luhan,Kai,SehunandD.O.

Star Face-Off SBS withLay,ChanyeolandD.O.
Super Hit Mnet withLay,D.O.,BaekhyunandLuhan
2015 Ding Ge Long Dong Qiang (叮咯嚨咚嗆)[1] CCTV Ep. 6 withTao
Hello Counselor KBS Ep. 220 withChanyeolandBaekhyun
Guerilla Date KBS withXiumin,Chanyeol,Lay,SehunandKai
King of Mask Singer MBC Participant Eps 21-22 As Legendary Guitar Man
Today Morning MBCGuest Christmas Greeting - withSuho,Xiumin,BaekhyunandD.O.
2016 Radio Star MBC Ep. 467
Fantastic Duo SBS Ep. 3 and 4 withChanyeol,Suho,BaekhyunXiuminandD.O.
Travel without Manager Cookat TV Main withXiumin
The Visible SM V AppGuest Ep. 1-4 withChanyeolandSehun
Sugar Man JTBC

Radio shows[]

2013 Sound K Arirang Guest withSuho,KrisandBaekhyun
Sukira -Kiss the Radio KBS Cool FM Special DJ withBaekhyun
Lee Sora's Gayo Plaza KBS Cool FMGuest withBaekhyunandD.O..
2015 Sunny's FM Date MBC Standard FM withSuho
Radio Kpop Planet KBS Cool FMSpecial DJ withD.O..
2016 Sukira -Kiss the Radio KBS Cool FM withSehun


2015 Show! Music Core Special MC MBC (12/4/2015)

Music video appearances[]

2012 "Dear My Family"
(withSM Town)
2014 "The Best Luck"N/A
2016 "Everytime"
(with Punch)
"Lil' Something"
(withVibeand Heize)

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 Chen (entertainer)'s Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best OST by a Male Artist"Best Luck"Won
5th So-loved awards Best OST SongWon

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 Chen (entertainer)'s References

  1. "EXO to debut four members at '2011 SBS Gayo Daejun' |". Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  2. "More details including tracklist and participating artists for SM The Ballad's 2nd album 'Breath' revealed |". Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  3. "EXO's Chen sings 'The Best Luck' in 'It's Okay, That's Love' OST MV featuring scenes from the drama". Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  4. tofutraveller. "APAN Star Awards 2014: Winners, Performers & Winning Fashion". Time-Travelling Tofu. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  5. "'나는 대한민국' MV 촬영 현장 생중계…조영남-백지영-엑소 등 총출동텐아시아 | 텐아시아". 텐아시아. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  6. deedeegii. "SHINee, INFINITE, EXO, and f(x) Members Cast in Musical "In the Heights"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  7. "EXO's Chen Shocks Audience On 'King of Mask Singer' As Legendary Guitar Man". KpopStarz. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  8. jun2yng. "EXO's Chen to Perform With World-Renowned Pianist Steve Barakatt for UNICEF". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  9. "Catch all the romance in full MV for 'Descendants of the Sun' OST Part 2 by Chen x Punch!". allkpop. 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  10. "Gaon Digital Chart, Week 9 - 2016". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  11. "EXO's Chen And 'Unpretty Rapstar' Rapper Heize To Collaborate For SM STATION". KpopStarz. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  12. "Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). 
  13. "Gaon Download Chart, Week 1 - 2016". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  14. (Korean) Gaon Digital Singles Chart
  15. "Baidu Weekly Music Charts". Baidu (in Chinese). 
  16. "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. 
  17. "Gaon Download Chart, Week 8 - 2014". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  18. "Gaon Download Chart, February 2014". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  19. Cumulative sales for "Lil' Something":
  20. "Gaon Download Chart, 2014". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  21. Cumulative sales for "Everytime":
  22. kminjungee. "EXO’s Chen And Chanyeol To Appear On “Sugar Man”". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 

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