Meet the Multi-Talented Idol, Park Chanyeol
Park Chan-yeol (박찬열), better known as Chanyeol, is one of the multi-talented members from the famous boy-group in South Korea, EXO. He debuted in 2012 as the main rapper, vocalist, and visual of the group.
Everyone in Korea and many people outside Korea know who Chanyeol is. His popularity is unquestionable and whatever Chanyeol does immediately gets the public’s attention. One example of this is when Chanyeol releases a new single, he always gets a good response from netizens.
With singer Punch, Chanyeol once again made a song that went viral among the public. The song is Stay With Me, the original soundtrack of the 2016 hit drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Goblin).
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Goblin’s Famous OST, Stay With Me, by Punch Feat. Chanyeol
Stay With Me is the original soundtrack of the drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Goblin). This song was composed and arranged by the South Korean indie band Rocoberry, while the lyrics were written by Lee Seung Joo. Rocoberry is a musical duo that consists of members Roco (vocalist, lyricist) and Conan (chorus, composer, lyricist).
On December 1, 2016, it was announced that Chanyeol and Punch would be releasing a single for a drama. Many people were waiting for this and had high expectations for the song. Perhaps unsurprisingly, when the music video was released on December 3, 2016, it hit one million views just in 24 hours.
According to Billboard and YouTube, the music video was the third most-watched around the world for December, 2016, and fifth most-watched music video for the first half of 2017. Stay With Me became the most watched Korean OST music video of all-time.
By the end of June, 2019, the video had 168 million views and received 1.5 million likes on YouTube.
This is what the song charts looked like after the video’s release.
|Chart (2016)||Peak position|
|Philippines (Philippine Hot 100)||15|
|South Korea (Gaon)||3|
|US World Digital Songs (Billboard)||5|
|Chart (2016)||Peak position|
|South Korean (Gaon Digital Chart)||2|
|Chart (2017)||Peak position|
|Melon Yearly Chart||26|
|Genie Yearly Chart||26|
|Bugs Yearly Chart||13|
|Gaon Yearly Chart||31|
Stay With Me was also nominated on the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2017 as the best OST, along with two other songs from the Goblin OST: I Will Go To You Like The First Snow by Ailee and Beautiful by CRUSH and songs from two other dramas, You and I From The Beginning (OST. Ruler: Master Of the Mask) by Bolbbalgan4 and I Love You Boy“(OST. While You Were Sleeping) by Suzy.
As it turned out, Ailee was the winner with her song I Will Go To You Like The First Snow.
Here some accolades and nominations obtained by Stay With Me – Chanyeol and Punch
|2017||Asia Model Festival Award||Asia OST Popularity||Won|
|19th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best OST||Nominated|
|2018||13th KKBox Music Awards||Best Korean Single of the Year||Won|
Stay With Me Live Performance
On March 4, 2018, Chanyeol and Punch finally gave a live performance on You Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook. It was the first time the two performers ever shared a stage.
This was a much-awaited performance by netizens because after the music video was released Chanyeol always performed the song with a singer from another girl-group.
Their voices are perfectly beautiful!
Chanyeol Feat. WJSN’s Seola
On September 22, 2017, Seola from WJSN had the opportunity to appear on stage with Chanyeol on KCON Australia. As the vocalist from WJSN, Seola showed her beautiful voice.
Chanyeol Feat. Soyou
December 1, 2017, on the Mnet Asian Music Awards, Chanyeol performed the song with former SISTAR member Soyou. In fact, they performed two songs, I Miss You and Stay With Me.
Soyou’s husky voice was a beautiful instrument for both songs, and Chanyeol looked awesome dressed up as the grim reaper from the drama.
Chanyeol Feat. Red Velvet’s Wendy
From the same agency, Chanyeol had a collaboration with the main vocalist from Red Velvet, Wendy. On their agency’s annual event, SM TOWN world tour in Seoul, they gave a beautiful performance.
Not only in Seoul, they collaborated again in the SM TOWN world tour in Dubai.
Many people said they liked this version besides the original one. What do you think?
Chanyeol Feat. GFriend’s Yuju
On September 3, 2017, in Music Bank in Jakarta, Chanyeol performed the song with a singer from yet another girl-group, Yuju from GFriend!
Yuju is the main vocal for the group and her voice is exceptional.
Chanyeol’s Others Solo Songs
Besides all of that, Chanyeol has released another solo song. Showing his versatility, he can sing, rap, and produced the song himself.
Here some Chanyeol’s solo songs:
SSFW (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)
On April 25, 2019, Chanyeol released his first official solo single, titled SSFW, which stands for Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, so this song can be enjoyed in every season. It’s an upbeat pop ballad with groovy instrumentals that makes the most of Chanyeol’s warm, mellow vocal tone.
He has released a variety songs in association with other projects and collaborative tracks in the past, but “SSFW” is his first official release as a soloist. “SSFW” was released through SM Entertainment’s weekly SM Station 3 digital release project.
Considering his popularity, less than 24 hours after its release, it soared on charts around the world. Many people have had a very positive response to this first solo effort.
Don’t Go Today (오늘은 가지마)
In July, 2017, Chanyeol was showing off his beautiful voice with his cover of Don’t Go Today by Im Se-Joon on his SoundCloud. We’re more used to hearing Chanyeol rapping rather than singing, but his vocals are no joke.
Hug Me – 안아줘
In July, 2016, he did a cover of Hug Me from Jung Joon-il. EXO-L from all over melted hearing the high notes that he could deliver so well.
Some time ago EXO completed their “EXOPLANET # 4 – The ElyXiOn in Seoul” concert tour. At every concert, each member was given the opportunity to give a solo performance.
Chanyeol always performed his song Hand. Fans loved seeing him get to rock the stage solo. Hand is a song with rap elements about wishing you’d held onto someone when you had the chance.
When the tour was over, fans who don’t have the chance to go to one of the concerts still wanted to hear Chanyeol’s sweet voice in the song, so he spoiled his fans by releasing a digital version of the song.
Of the songs Chanyeol has done, which is your favorite?
It’s very clear from looking at everything in this article, Chanyeol is truly a multi-talented and remarkable idol.
Let us always support him and give him much love!