Chanyeol (EXO) Facts
- Group: EXO
- Position: Rapper, Vocalist and Dancer.
- Symbol: Fire.
- Sub-Unit: EXO-SC
- Seoul Gangnam-gu High School (Seoul Gangnam-gu).Graduate)
- KyungHee Cyber University (KyungHee Cyber University)Graduate)
- Training: 4 years as an SM trainee (from 2008 to 2012).
- Languages: Korean (native language), English (intermediate), Spanish (basic), Japanese (basic), Chinese (basic).
- Favorite color: Black
- Religion: Christian.
- Nicknames Happy Virus, Yoda, Dumbo, King of Dreps, Channie.
- Instruments: Piano, drums, guitar and bass.
- Motto: “No matter how hard or difficult it is, I will always stay positive and smile like a fool.”
- In 2008 he won the Smart Model Contest.
- He wrote the rap for the Korean version of ‘Rewind (Debut song by Zhou Mi ).
- He wrote the ‘Last Hunter’ OST (Law of the Jungle).
- He wrote the logo song for Youngstreet radio, titled ‘Youngstreet’..
- He participated in the composition of the song ‘Promise’. which is part of the repackage album ‘Love me Right.
- He wrote the rap for the song ‘Lightsaber which is the single from the Star Wars collaboration.
- He wrote the song ‘Heaven’ which is part of the album ‘EX’ACT.
- Appeared in the VCR of Girls’ Generation the Best Live at Tokyo Dome 2014 besides Su Ho
- Before debuting with EXO he had laser eye surgery to improve his vision, which is why he is sensitive to flash and sunlight.
- He had a band at school where he played the guitar; it was called Siren.
- He volunteered at the RCF, a shelter for disabled children, along with his fellow EXO-K members. He played with the children and cleaned the place.
- Chanyeol was chosen #7 in Mnet’s Top 10 “Most beautiful male idols than girls” Super Idol Chart Show.
- At the Music Bank of Mexico, he surprised fans by performing with his band mates from EXO-K, (BaekHyun, Su Ho and D.O ) the popular bolero by Álvaro Carrillo, in Luis Miguel’s version, “Sabor a mí”.
- On his 23rd birthday, one of Chanyeol’s fan communities called “Park Chanyeol Baidu Bar” was responsible for delivering this amazing gift. They raised 30 million Korean Won (approximately $26,000) in less than three hours, which was enough to buy a forest for their star inside the World Cup Park in Seoul through Tree Planet’s “Star Forest Project”.
- He made a collaboration with Ye Sung for his first solo album, in the song CONFESSION, in which he sings the rap.
- The OST “Stay With Me” that he made for the drama Goblin together with the singer Punch reached 100 million views on YouTube even before the anniversary of its release, making it the first OST to do so, as well as one of the few solo songs in K-Pop.
- He has several tattoos:
About the Artist
Park Chan Yeol was born on November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. He attended Hyundai High School in Apgujeong-dong, Seoul. He has a sister named Park Yoora, who is a broadcaster at South Korea’s MBC broadcasting station. His parents own an Italian restaurant Viva Polo in Seoul.
Chanyeol was admitted to a private acting institution when he was sixteen years old, where he became good friends with section P.O of Block B. He is currently a student majoring in Culture and Art Management at Kyung Hee University of Cybernetics along with some of his fellow students. EXO, Su Ho, Baekhyun and Kai.
After watching School of Rock in elementary school, Chanyeol became interested in music and soon began playing the drums. Chanyeol, began dreaming of becoming a singer after listening to stalwart Kismet by Yoo Young-jin. As a freshman in high school, he formed a band named Heavy Noise with his best friends and plays with them for about three years.
In 2008, Chanyeol won the first place in the competition Smart Model Contest he was discovered when he was a freshman in high school. He entered the SM Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System 2008 and spent 4 years as an apprentice. While the training under SM Entertainment began to turn his attention to rapping.
On September 20, 2016, it was reported that Chanyeol will participate in the project of SM Entertainment SM Station with the release of a new single together with the North American Hip-Hop band, Far East Movement the DJ Marshmello and the American singer Tinashe entitled ‘Freal Luv’ which will be launched on October 14.
- LOEY: It is the signature of his compositions and music (his name backwards)
- A guitar: For his love of music, he has also mentioned that it has another meaning but did not elaborate.
- L-1485: Reference made love to his fans, as on 05/08/14 the EXO fan club “EXO-L” was created. He explained “You all will always be part of my body until the day I die”.
- Monkey: For its year of birth, the year of the monkey (Chinese zodiac sign)
- In October 2020, he announced via his Instagram account that he was launching a new solo project without SM Entertainment, thus introducing his music production studio NNG Study.
- On February 26, 2021, SM Entertainment confirmed that Chanyeol will enlist as an active duty soldier on March 29. The time and place of his enlistment were kept secret.
Chanyeol (EXO) Advertisement
- 2013: TROT X (together with Suho and Sehun)
- 2012: PUMA push BUTTON (together with Se Hun and Hyo Yeon)
Chanyeol (EXO) Collaborations
- Devine Channel – Faded (Feat Loopy Chan Yeol) (2020)
- Rothy – Ocean View (Feat. Chan Yeol) (2020)
- Lee Sun Hee – Anbu (Feat. Chan Yeol) (2020)
- Far East Movement X Marshmello – Freal Luv (feat. Chanyeol & Tinashe) (2016).
- Yesung – Confession (2016)
- Heat – Don’t Make Money (2015)
- Henry Lau – Bad Girl (2014)
- Zhou Mi – Rewind (2014) (Cor. Ver.)
Chanyeol (EXO) Drama
- Memories of the Alhambra (tvN, 2018)
- Secret Queen Makers (Naver TV, 2018)
- Missing 9 (MBC, 2017)
- EXO Next Door (LINE/Naver TV Cast, 2015)
- Welcome to Royal Villa (jTBC, 2013) cameo
- To the Beautiful You (SBS, 2012) cameo
- Four Colours of Love (KBS2, 2008) Extra
Chanyeol (EXO) Films
- The Box (2021)
- So I Married An Anti-Fan (2016)
- Cheers D’Amour (2015)
Chanyeol (EXO) Awards
Chanyeol (EXO) Radio Programs
- Choi Hwa Jung Power Time (23.06.2015, besides Sehun and Chen)
- Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School (15.06.2015, besides Kai and Suho)
- Youngstreet (23.04.2015 besides Chen and Chanyeol)
- SBS Power FM K.Will’s Young Street (15.03.2014, besides Chen)
- KBS-R Cool FM Kiss The Radio (13.01.14, besides Kai)
- Sukira Kiss The Radio (10.01.2014, with D.O and Sehun)
- KBS Cool FM Jang Yoon Ju’s Rooftop (09.01.2014, besides Kai)
- MBC Younha Starry Night Radio (16.09.2013, besides Suho)
- MBC FM4U’s Midday Hopeful Song (29.08.2013, Luhan, Kris, Suho, Baekhyun, Chen, Tao and Kai)
- Shimshimtapa (12.07.2013 with Xiumin as special DJ)
- KBS Kiss The Radio (26.06.13, besides Lay, Chen, Baekhyun, and D.O)
- KBS Cool FM Hong Jin Kyung’s 2PM (17.06.13, besides Suho, Kris, Lay and D.O)
- SBS Power FM Boom’s Young Street (31.05.13, besides Xiumin, Suho, Baekhyun, Chen and Tao)
Chanyeol (EXO) TV Programs
- Master Key (SBS, 2017) Ep. 4
- Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC, 2017, besides Suho) Ep. 39
- Show! Music Core (MBC, 16.04.2016, as special MC)
- Happy Together (KBS2, 14.06.2016, together with. Chen and Su Ho )
- Unpretty Rapstar 2 (Mnet, 2015, together with Heat ) Ep 9
- Law of the Jungle ; Brunei Special (24.07.2015 – 28.08.2015)
- 18 Seconds (14 and 18.08.2015)
- The Return of Superman (06.14.2015, with Baekhyun) Ep. 79
- Dating Alone (11 and 18.04.2015)
- Hello Counselor (13.04.2015, with Baekhyun and Chen)
- Star Golden Bell (02/19/2015)
- Inkigayo (09.11.2014, as special MC)
- Roommate (04.05.2014 to 14.09.2014)
- We Got Married Global Edition (17.05.2014, guest with Suho and others)
- Law of the Jungle ; Micronesia (20.12.2013 – 21.02.2014)
- Super Star K’5′ (08.11.2013, together with Xiumin and Baekhyun)
- Music Core (05.10.2013, as special MC)
- Star Face-Off Chuseok Special: “The beatles” (20.09.2013,besides Chen, Lay and D.O)
- Happy Sunday Mamma Mia (09/01/2013)
- Immortal Song 2 (with Suho, Chen, BaekHyun and Luhan)
- Music Bank (23.08.13, Chanyeol and Baekyun as special MC)
- The STAR (08/09/13)
- Hello Counselor (KBS) (08.07.2013, with Kris and Suho)
- 1000 Song Challenge (07.07.13, besides D.O and Chen)
- Beatles Code (together with Luhan, Chen, Suho and Kai)
Chanyeol (EXO) TV Drama’s
- Go Away Go Away (besides Punch ) subject for Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2 (2020)
- Stay With Me (besides Punch ) theme for Goblin (2016)
- Break Your Box theme for The Box (2021)
- Bad Guy theme for The Box (2021)
- Without You theme for The Box (2021)
- Happy (next to Aancod) theme for The Box (2021)
- My Funny Valentine theme for The Box (2021)
- What a Wonderful World (besides Kim Ji Hyun) theme for The Box (2021)
- Raining theme for The Box (2021)
- Everyday With You theme for The Box (2021)
- A Sky Full of Stars theme for The Box (2021)
- I Hate You (together with Yuan Shan Shan) theme for So I Married An Anti-Fan (2016)
- minimal warm theme for She’s My Type (2020)