Biography

Overview

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

Career

In 2011, Chen became the last EXO member scouted by S.M. Entertainment at 18 years old, through the S.M. Casting System.

On December 29, 2011, he was formally introduced as the last member of EXO. He made first appearances as Exo member to the public, alongside Luhan, Tao and Kai at 2011' SBS Gayo Daejeon.

On May 15, 2015 Chen, Chanyeol and Baekhyun with other Korean artists sang a theme song called "The Day We Met" for Gwangbok 70th Anniversary on KBS1's Special Program "I Am Korea" .

SM The Ballad

On February 4, 2014, S.M. Entertainment revealed that SM the Ballad will make a comeback with new members, Chen being one of them. He sang the Chinese version of the title track, "Breath" with Zhang Liyin, as well as the tracks "A Day Without You" with SHINee's Jonghyun and "When I Was... When U Were..." with F(x)'s Krystal for SM the Ballad's second mini album SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath.

Solo Activities

n 2014, Chen sang the OST "Best Luck" for SBS' drama It's Okay, That's Love which starred his fellow EXO member, D.O.. 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.

On April 11, 2015, Chen made his hosting debut as a special MC for the Korean music show Show! Music Core.

Chen participated in and became the runner-up in the eleventh round of the show King of Mask Singer under the name "Legendary Guitar Man".

In July 2015 it was announced that Chen would star in the Korean adaption of the musical "In the Heights", taking on the role of Benny alongside Yang Dong-geun, SHINee's Key, f(x)'s Luna, INFINITE'S Dongwoo and Sunggyu, and others.

On December 30, 2015, UNICEF and S.M. Entertainment announced that Chen would perform John Lennon’s song "Imagine" with world-renowned pianist Steve Barakatt. The performance was part of UNICEF’s "Imagine Project" and was held on January 2, 2016, at 7 p.m. KST at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.

On February 25, 2016, Chen and South Korean singer Punch released "Everytime", a soundtrack for KBS's television drama series Descendants of the Sun. The song debuted at number one on Gaon's weekly digital chart.

Releases

Mixxxture Project..
2017

달의 연인 - 보보경심 려 OST
2016

Years
2016

달의 연인 - 보보경심 려 OST..
2016

투유 프로젝트 - 슈가맨..
2016

태양의 후예 OST Special..
2016

썸타 (Lil` Something)
2016

Descendants of The..
2016

2015 SBS Gayo..
2015

It's Alright, This..
2014

It's Alright, This..
2014

Popular MV's

Everytime  by  Chen
너를 위해  by  Chen
최고의 행운  by  Chen
다시 사랑한다면  by  Chen
Everytime
Chen
너를 위해
Chen
최고의 행운
Chen
다시 사랑한다면
Chen