EXO Member Profile: Chen

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Chen in “Lotto” (2016)

Real Name: Kim Jongdae (김종대)
Birthday: September 21, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Virgo (Western), Monkey (Eastern)
From: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Position(s): Main Vocal
Sub-unit(s): EXO-M, EXO-CBX
Superpower: Lightning

Other Activities Outside of EXO:

SM THE BALLAD (2014):

“Breath” with Zhang Li Yin (in Chinese)

“A Day Without You” with Shinee’s Jonghyun

“When I Was…When You Were…” with f(x)’s Krystal

SM STATION:

2016: “Lil’ Something” featuring Heize and Vibe

2016: “Years” with DJ Alesso”

OTHER COLLABORATIONS:

2017: “Nosedive” with Dynamic Duo

OSTs:

2014: “The Best Luck,” for It’s Okay, That’s Love (starring fellow member D.O.)

2016: “Everytime” with Punch for Descendants of the Sun

“For You” with members Xiumin and Baekhyun for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Goryeo (which Baekhyun starred in)

2017: “Can’t Say Goodbye (I’m Not Okay)” for Missing Nine (featuring fellow member Chanyeol)

SONGWRITING: Wrote lyrics for EXO’s “Promise,” She’s Dreaming,” “Ko Ko Bop,” and “Touch It”

MUSICAL THEATER:

2015: Played the lead role of Benny in SM’s production of In the Heights.

NOTED VARIETY SHOW APPEARANCES:

2013:

Immortal Songs 2 (KBS): A music competition show where noted singers and idols perform covers of a famous singer’s songs. Did a duet with Baekhyun (full episode here).

2015:

King of Masked Singer (MBC), Episodes 21 and 22: A music competition show kind of similar to The Voice. Contestants singing wearing elaborate costumes and masks to disguise their identity.

2016:

The Viewable SM (V-Live): Appeared with Chanyeol and Sehun.

EXOMENTARY (V-Live): EXO’s reality show to promote “Monster.” Chen is featured with Xiumin in Episodes 7 and 8 (because it’s V-Live+, you have to pay for it)

Traveling Without Manager (COOKAT): A special show with Xiumin where the two of them went traveling unaccompanied and without a manager.

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, Chanyeol, and D.O.

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

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 Chanyeol competing against EXID.

My SMT: A SM Entertainment based talk show.  Appeared with Xiumin.

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 Xiumin (full episode here).

2017:

Fantastic Duo (SBS): A singing competition show where contestants can compete to sing with their favorite idol.

Sources: Wikipedia, SM Entertainment, Youtube, COOKAT, JTBC, KBS, MBC, SBS