EXO Member Profile: Chanyeol

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Chanyeol in “Overdose” (2014)

Real Name: Park Chanyeol (박찬열)
Birthday: November 27, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius (Western), Monkey (Eastern)
From: Seoul, South Korea

Position(s): Main Rapper
Sub-unit(s): EXO-K
Superpower: Fire

Other Activities Outside of EXO:

FEATURING ARTIST:

2014: Henry (Super Junior-M), “Bad Girl

Zhou Mi (Super Junior-M), “Rewind” (former member Tao featured in the Chinese version)

2016: Yesung (Super Junior), “Confession

Far East Movement X Marshmello featuring Chanyeol and Tinashe – “Freal Luv”

COLLABORATIONS:

2017: “Let Me Love You” with Jungigo

OSTs:

2016: “Last Hunter” for Law of the Jungle

“I Hate You” with Yuan Shan Shan for So I Married an Anti-Fan (in Chinese)

“Stay With Me” with Punch for Goblin

SONGWRITING AND COMPOSING:

Rap Making: EXO’s “Run” (2014), Heize’s “Don’t Make Money” (2015), EXO’s “Lightsaber” (2015), Yesung’s “Confession” (2016)

Lyrics: EXO’s “Promise” (2015), “Heaven” (2016), “Ko Ko Bop” (2017), and “Chill” (2017)

Music Lyrics: Three tracks for Law of the Jungle OST (2015), “Freal Luv” with Far East Movement, Marshmello, and Tinashe (2016)

ACTING:

Made cameos in High Kick!To the Beautiful You, and Royal Villa

2015: Supporting role in romantic comedy Salut D’Amour.

2016: Lead role in Chinese film So I Married an Anti-fanalso starring labelmate SNSD’s Seohyun.

2017: Had a supporting role in MBC’s Missing 9, about the aftermath of a disastrous plane crash.

NOTED VARIETY APPEARANCES:

2013:

Hello Counselor (KBS) – A talk show where celebrity guests give people advice based on various situations.  Appeared with fellow member Suho and former member Kris.

2014:

Law of the Jungle in Micronesia (SBS), Episodes 90-94 – A show similar to Survivor where celebrities go to tropical locations and try to survive in the wilderness (but there’s no elimination system).

Roommate (SBS), Season 1 – A show similar to Big Brother that features a group of celebrities sharing a living space (there’s no elimination system and a lot less drama).

2015:

The Return of Superman (KBS) – A popular variety show where celebrity dads take care of their children while their wife has some relaxing time.  Occasionally, their celebrity friends will drop by.  Appeared with fellow member Baekhyun (full episode here).

Law of the Jungle: Hidden Kingdom Special in Brunei (SBS), Episodes 175-177 – A show similar to Survivor where celebrities go to tropical locations and try to survive in the wilderness (but there’s no elimination system).

2016:

The Viewable SM (V-live) – Appeared with Chen and Sehun.

EXOMENTARY (V-Live) – EXO’s reality show promoting “Monster.” Is the focus of episodes 4, 13, and 15 (but it’s V-Live+, so you have to pay).

Fantastic Duo (SBS), Episodes 3 and 4 – A singing competition show where contestants can compete to sing with their favorite idol.  Appeared with Xiumin, Suho, Baekhyun, Chen, and D.O.

Happy Together (KBS) – A popular variety talk show where guests tell stories and play games with a fixed panel.  Appeared with fellow members Suho and Chen.

Two Yoo Project Sugarman (JTBC), Episode 32 – A music competition and variety show.  There are two teams headed by variety stars Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol.  Each episode has one song by a famous singer, and both teams put together a performance with various producers and idols to go head to head against each other.  Appeared with fellow member Chen and competed against EXID. (Full episode here).

 

Sources: Wikipedia, SM Entertainment, Youtube, KSHOWONLINE, V-Live, JTBC, KBS, MBC, SBS