All You Need To Know About EXO’s Vocal King – Chen
Kim Jong-dae was born on September 21st, 1992, in Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He is better known by his stage name Chen. He is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He debuted in 2012 as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO, the subunit EXO-M, and the subunit EXO-CBX, as well as SM Entertainment’s ballad group SM the Ballad. He is predominantly known for his role as the main vocalist of EXO. Apart from his group’s activities, Chen has also recorded the original soundtrack for various TV series, notably “The Best Luck” for It’s Okay, That’s Love (2014), “Everytime” for Descendants of the Sun (2016), and “Cherry Blossom Love Song” for 100 Days My Prince (2018). He made his solo debut on April 1st, 2019, with the release of the EP April, and a Flower.
On February 7th, 2019, Chen released an original soundtrack titled “Make It Count” for the drama Touch Your Heart. On March 8th, 2019, SM Entertainment confirmed that Chen is preparing for his first solo album, which is set to be released on April 1st, 6 KPM. The title of the album is April, and a Flower, and the album contains a total of five songs. The album was released on April 1st, and the title song is “Beautiful Goodbye (사월이 지나면 우리 헤어져요).”
EXO’s Chen Surrendered Because He was Often Referred to as A Chinese Citizen.
Chen is a member of the boy band EXO, with the EXO-M subunit. As the name implies, Chen, together with several other EXO members, including Lay, is in charge of entertaining fans who are in the Chinese territory.
Naturally, many think Chen is a native of China. In fact, Chen is a South Korean citizen whose real name is Kim Jong-dae. However, Chen surrendered to people’s prejudice towards him.
“I have often been mistakenly thought to be Chinese. Maybe it’s because of my stage name and face that many say that,” Chen said.
Chen himself mentioned that he was born in Canada, but his parents were originally from the country of ginseng. “I am only resigned to being called a Chinese. Even though, my parents are from here (South Korea).”
Chen Tells About His Birthday on EXOPlanet#1 – The Lost Planet Concert in Beijing, China!
Chen from EXO can be considered to be the happiest person ever. The member of EXO whose real name is Kim Jong-dae just celebrated his 23rd (Korean Age) birthday, on September 21st, 2014. At this age, Chen feels more mature. Apparently, Chen’s birthday happened to coincide with EXO’s concert titled EXOPlanet#1 – The Lost Planet, which took place in Beijing, China.
Chen felt that this is a very lucky coincidence that he simply has to share with EXO-L (the band’s fans) and express his sense of fulfillment and happiness. Other EXO members also joined the celebration of Chen’s birthday in the bamboo curtain country.
“I finally turned 23! This is a very special birthday because I can celebrate it with fans. I did my best because you celebrated my birthday,” Chen said, on the stage.
In addition, Chen also did not forget to thank and express his gratitude to his parents. “Dad and Mom, thank you for taking care of me and loving me. I love you,” Chen wrote on EXO’s official social media account.
EXO’s Chen Celebrates His Birthday on The EXO’luXion in Chongqing 2015
On September 21st, 2015, Chen again celebrated his birthday at an EXO concert, this time the concert was titled The EXO’luXion and took place in Chongqing, China.
EXO’s Chen Holds a Lively Birthday Party with His Fans
EXO’s Chen celebrated his 24th birthday (25 years of Korean age) on September 21st, 2016. The owner of the real name Kim Jong-dae spent this special moment with fans by holding a birthday party in the Artium SMTOWN Coex building.
On Monday, November 28th, 2016, SM Entertainment finally released a clip from Chen’s birthday party from September 2016. On this occasion, two EXO members, Xiumin and Kai were also present to celebrate Chen’s birthday with fans.
Chen, who at that time appeared handsome wearing a blue sweater seemed happy to be able to spend time with fans. Aside from interacting with fans by answering various questions, one of EXO’s main vocalists also showed off his voice talent by singing the songs “Best Luck” and “Everytime.”
In the middle of the event, Xiumin and Kai came to bring cake while singing a happy birthday song. Funny thing is, in this event a VCR video was also played featuring Chanyeol. The EXO rapper, besides saying goodbye to Chen, was also celebrating with his sister who happened to have a birthday on the same day.
Meanwhile, Chen and other EXO members just finished their “EXO PLANET # 3 – The EXO’rDIUM” concert in Taipei, then Tokyo on Saturday (11/26/16) and Sunday (11/27/16). Next, Suho and friends will greet Japanese fans through concerts at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo on November 30th and December 1st, 2016.
EXO’s Chen Shares Adorable Photos And Comments About Facial Features and also Receives Love On His Birthday
September 21st marks EXO member Chen’s birthday, and within a couple of hours after the clock hits midnight, the singer himself greets fans through EXO’s fan board.
He has written, “Hello, this is Chen! It’s already my birthday. I think time moves really quickly. Has everyone had a good 2017 so far? I’m back to greet everyone for the first time in a while in honor of my birthday.”
The idol then explained that he was going to analyze his facial features, and try to guess what genes were passed down from his mom, his dad, or both.
“To start, my eyes! In my opinion, my eyes take after my mom’s. Both my mother and father have double eyelids, but I think [my eyes] are really similar to my mom’s, like when I smile.”
“Next is my nose! I think my thick nose comes from my dad. In the past, I happened to see a photo of my dad when he was younger, and I think as I get older, I’m starting to look more like my dad.”
“Finally, my lips! The weather is really dry these days… make sure you apply lip balm our Eris (EXO-Ls).”
“Thank you so much to my mom and dad who raised me to be healthy, I love you. And to our EXO-Ls! Thank you for wishing me a happy birthday, and I think I was able to happily work through 2017 because of you all! Let’s spend the rest of 2017 happily together. Also, be careful to not catch a cold since it’s chilly at night. Bye~”
Fellow EXO member Chanyeol also stuck to tradition and shared the conversation he and Chen had on his birthday.
Chanyeol first sent, “Happy birthday Jongdae (Chen’s real name)! I’m going to upload this on Instagram so reply sweetly,” along with a photo of himself making a heart pose.
Chen replied, “Hahahahahahahaha. Upload your words above also. Begging for the reply haha.”
After Chanyeol agreed, Chen said, “Thanks, and today, we really felt the big space left behind by the tall you. I miss you, so I’ll see you in Australia in good health.” “I love you,” Chanyeol sent back.
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EXO recently won three awards, including Daesang (grand prize) at the 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards on the eve of Chen’s birthday. The group will be performing at KCON Australia on September 22nd.
EXO Members Gather Together for Chen’s Birthday
The members of EXO gathered together for Chen’s birthday.
On September 21st, Chen turned 26 years old. In celebration, the members of EXO got together for a birthday dinner. Sehun shared a group photo from their gathering via Instagram. The 7 members are captured at a restaurant. (Suho couldn’t join due to his musical schedule).
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