Get To Know SEVENTEEN’s Dino: Profile, Dating Rumor, Song Credit, and a Lot More

Dino Seventeen

Meet Dino, Seventeen’s Multi-Talented Maknae

Seventeen (세븐틴) or SVT is a group under Pledis Entertainment that has 13 members and 3 subunits: a Hip-Hop Group (S.Coups, Won-woo, Min-gyu, Vernon), a Vocal Group (Woozi, Jeong-han, Joshua, DK, Seung-kwan), and a Performance Group (Hoshi, Jun, The8, and Dino).

Dino (디노) is the youngest among the members. He is part of the performance unit occupying the positions of maknae, main dancer, rapper, and sub-vocalist of the group. His training period was 3 years until he debuted as a member of SEVENTEEN.

So, let’s find out more about this baby!

Full Profile and Facts

Dino Seventeen

Stage Name: Dino (디노)

Birth Name: Lee Chan (이찬)

Position: Main dancer, rapper, sub-vocalist, maknae

Date of Birth: February 11th, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Birth Place: Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

Height: 174 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Nationality: Korean

Subunit: Performance Team

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Here are 30 facts about Dino:

  1. He has a younger brother.
  2. Education: Seoul Broadcasting High School (Dino graduated in February 2017).
  3. His nicknames are Michael Chanson, Mr. Bagpack, Bangchan, Lee Dino, Maknae on Top, Side Dish.
  4. His hobbies are watching movies and dancing.
  5. He was a trainee for 3 years.
  6. His role model is Michael Jackson. He listens to “Beat It” a lot and says “Billie Jean” is a song that describes him and gives him a lot of energy.
  7. His other role model is Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko. He raps with the “I’ll do all hard” mindset. Gaeko is good at both rapping and singing. He has energy, so he wants to be like him.
  8. His parents are dancers. His father used to hold dance classes and taught him how to dance.
  9. He explained that, in the family tree, his name is written as “Lee Joong Chan” but that his real name is actually Lee Chan.
  10. He’s the one who talked at the end of Seventeen TV Ver. 3 Teaser.
  11. His favorite holiday is Sunday.
  12. He has never been to a foreign country before. He wants to live in Korea forever.
  13. He likes fried squid with spicy sauce.
  14. His favorite fruits are apples and grapes.
  15. He made the choreography for their song “Jam Jam.”
  16. He also made the choreography for their song “Flower.”
  17. Between laughing or making someone laugh, he prefers making someone laugh.
  18. He is a fan of EXO.
  19. He got a daesang at Jeonju’s Youths’ dance tournament. That was when he got cast.
  20. He’s a heavy sleeper. He likes to hug things when he sleeps.
  21. He wishes he was taller.
  22. He views himself as a little giant.
  23. He can’t handle not being able to say what he wants to say.
  24. His stage name is an abbreviation of the word Dinosaur. It was given to him because he will dominate the stage.
  25. His weakness is when people tell him he’s not good and then he feels down.
  26. He appeared in Orange Caramel’s “Copycat” MV.
  27. Dino ranked himself first best in visuals. He selected S.Coups as the second and then Wonwoo as the third.
  28. He is friends with Red Velvet’s Yeri.
  29. Dino’s ideal type is a pretty girl who does aegyo.
  30. His glasses prescription are left lens 2.5, right lens 2.75.

Dino’s Transformation Through Time

Dino is known as the maknae of the group who has a cute image. But who would have thought after a few years had passed that he would turn into an adult man who is really manly!

Here is Dino’s transformation from his pre-debut until now:

Dino Seventeen Pre debut
Dino Seventeen Pre Debut

This photo was taken when he was 13 years old.

Dino Seventeen Pre Debut

When he already became a trainee with other members of SEVENTEEN.

Dino Seventeen Predebut
Dino Seventeen Pre Debut

Adore U – 2015

Dino Seventeen Adore U era

Mansae – 2015

Dino Seventeen Mansae era

Halloween – 2015

Dino Seventeen Halloween

Boom Boom – 2016

Dino Seventeen Boom Boom era

Very Nice – 2016

Dino Seventeen Very Nice era

YMMD – 2018

Dino seventeen (YMMD)
Dino Seventeen

Home – 2019

Dino Seventeen (era home)

Dating Rumor With Agency Staff

In August 2017, a video of Seventeen’s Dino went viral among Carats.

In this video, Dino is sending a sweet message to someone named Min Kyung. He said, “Min Kyung, I love you very much too.” Then he blows Min Kyung a kiss.

What’s more serious is that Min Kyung of ex-PRISTIN is being misconstrued to be Dino’s Min Kyung. The only reason why she is being mentioned by people is she has the same name as the person to whom Dino is addressing in the video. However, after checking out all the clues and evidence, fans found out that Min Kyung was actually an employee of Pledis Entertainment.

According to netizens, Min Kyung lost her phone and someone who found her phone has leaked that video online.

And surprisingly, Carats found that Dino has mentioned “Min Kyung noona” in the thank-you note section of Seventeen’s album.

Dino Seventeen dating rumored

Netizens gave various comments about this. Some felt disappointed because it ruined someone’s privacy and it was publicly spread. And many wondered, “Isn’t Dino still underage?” and various other comments.

The last update regarding this case, Pledis and Dino still haven’t provided further information regarding the spreading of the video.

Dino V Live

dino birthday vllive seventeen

Dino is one of the group’s members who is often doing VLive to interact with Carats. Every single year on his birthday he never misses to do a V Live. And not just on his birthday but sometimes he randomly does that.

On one of his V Lives, he even talked about his ideal type of girl, namely a pretty girl with a lot of aegyo.


Dino Seventeen

The following is the complete Seventeen Discography

Title Album details Peak chart positions
JPN Hot.
US Ind
Love & Letter Release Date: April 25th, 2016 (KOR) Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download

1 8 5 42 3
Teen, Age Release Date: November 6th, 2017 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download

1 5 25 8 41 1


Compilation albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
17 Hits Release Date: October 16th, 2016 (JPN)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download




Title Album details Peak chart positions
JPN Hot.
FRA Dig.
US Heat
US Ind
US World
Love & Letter Repackage Album Release Date: July 4th, 2016 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download

1 6
Director’s Cut Release Date: February 5th, 2018 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download, SMC

1 2 19 82 2 19 2


Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
JPN Hot.
FRA Dig.
US Heat
US Ind
US World
17 Carat Release Date: May 29th, 2015 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download

4 258 8
Boys Be Release Date: September 10th, 2015 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download

2 35 1
Going Seventeen Release Date: December 5th, 2016 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download

1 4 9 3
Al1 Release Date: May 22nd, 2017 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download

1 3 10 26 2
We Make You Release Date: May 30th, 2018 (JPN)

Label: Pledis Japan, MUSICAROMA

Formats: CD, digital download

2 2
You Make My Day Release Date: July 16th, 2018 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download, SMC

1 2 16 86 7 27 3
You Made My Dawn Release Date: January 21st, 2019 (KOR)

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, digital download, SMC

1 1 8 98 13 30 4


As collaborating artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
(with Ailee)
2015 58 3 KOR: 91,343+ Non-album singles
(with Yoon Jong-shin)
2016 KOR: 19,475+



Title Year Peak chart
Member(s) Album
“Sickness” 2016 Vernon ft. Eunwoo of Pristin Love Revolution (Web-toon) OST
“Kind of Love” 2018 Seungkwan Mother (South Korean TV series) OST
“Missed Connections” DK Tempted (TV series) OST
“A-Teen” 17 Joshua, Hoshi, Woozi, Vernon, Dino A-Teen (Web Drama) OST


And here is a list of songs whose lyrics have been written by Dino.

Year  Album  Song 
2015 Boys Be OMG
2015 17 Carat Jam Jam
2016 Going Seventeen HIGHLIGHT
2016 Love & Letter Repackage Album Healing
2016 Love & Letter Repackage Album No F.U.N
2016 Love & Letter Hit Song
2016 Love & Letter Chuck
2016 Going Seventeen BEAUTIFUL
2017 Al1 Swimming Fool
2017 Teen, Age Lilili Yabbay
2017 Teen, Age Without You
2017 Teen, Age Flower
2017 Al1 Who
2018 We Make You Highlight (Japanese Ver.)
2018 You Make My Day MOONWALKER
2019 Happy Ending (Single) Healing -Japanese ver.-
2019 You Made My Dawn Shhh



Year  Artist  Song 
2017 Dino 0 (ZERO)
Dino The Real Thing



Year  Artist  Song 
2018 Joshua, Hoshi, Woozi, Vernon, Dino A-TEEN


Other songs

Year  Artist  Song  Note 
2017 Seventeen & NU’EST W HEAVEN Performance @ MAMA 2017 in Japan