Park Chan-yeol

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Park Chan-yeol in May 2019
Park Chan-yeol in May 2019
Background information
Birth namePark Chan-yeol
Also known asChanyeol
Born (1992-11-27) November 27, 1992 (age 31)
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, R&B, dance
Occupation(s)Singer, rapper, songwriter, model, actor
InstrumentsVocals, drums
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsS.M. Entertainment
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Chan-yeol
McCune–ReischauerPak Ch'an-yŏl

Park Chan-yeol (hangul: 박찬열; hanja: 朴燦烈; born November 27, 1992 in Seoul), better known by mononym Chanyeol, is a South Korean singer. He is a member of the South Korean boy band EXO.

Early years[change | change source]

Chanyeol was born November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. After watching the film School of Rock in elementary school, Chanyeol became interested in music and began to play drums.[1] During his teenage years, he studied at Hyundai Senior High School in Apgujeong-dong. He participated in the band of his school, Siren. When he was in his first year of high school, Chanyeol formed a band with his best friends, Heavy Noise, having played in it for three years. At the age of sixteen, he was accepted into a private acting university. In the same year, he reached second position Smart Model Contest and became a trainee of S.M. Entertainment. Also in 2008, he participated in the clip "HaHaHa Song" of his companion of company TVXQ. The following year, she appeared in the Japanese version of the video "Genie" of the group Girls' Generation. He went on to dream of being a singer after listening to the song "Unconditional Kismet" of songwriter and music producer Yoo Young-jin.[2]

Career[change | change source]

2012─2014: Early career[change | change source]

On February 22, 2012, Chanyeol was officially introduced as one of the twelve members of the original formation of the South Korean-Chinese group EXO.[3] The group debuted on April 8 of the same year with the release of extended play MAMA.[4] In April 2012, he participated in the music video for the song "Twinkle", debut single from the first sub-unit of Girls 'Generation,Girls' Generation-TTS. In October 2013, Chanyeol joined the cast of SBS's Law of the Jungle reality show during filming in Micronesia.[5] He also composed and recorded a soundtrack titled "Last Hunter" for the show.

In 2014, Chanyeol wrote the rap of the Korean version of the "Run" track of EXO's extended extended play, Overdose, and participated in the debut EPs of his companions Henry and Zhou Mi. In May 2014, he became a regular cast member of the first season of the SBS's Roommate reality show.[6] He left the program in September of the same year because of scheduling conflicts.[7]

2015─present: Debut as an actor and compositions[change | change source]

In April 2015, Chanyeol made his film debut with South Korean film Salut d'Amour alongside actress Moon Ga-young, who later co-starred with him on the EXO Next Door web drama. In June of 2015, cast-wrote the Korean version of the track "Promise" of the reissue of the success of sales EXODUS, titled Love Me Right, next to its companions of group Chen and Lay.[8] He later wrote the rap for "Lightsaber", the EXO promotional single for Star Wars: The Force Awakening, which was later included in the band's extended play Sing for You.

In April 2016, Chanyeol wrote and performed rap for the song "Confession" of Yesung's debut EP, Here I Am.[9] On EXO's third studio album, EX'ACT, released in May 2016, he co-wrote the lyrics for the track "Heaven."[10] In June 2016, Chanyeol starred with actresses Yuan Shanshan and Seohyun in the South Korean-Chinese film So I Married an Anti-fan.[11] He and Yuan Shanshan also recorded a duet titled "I Hate You" as the soundtrack for the film.[12][13] In October 2016, Chanyeol and singer Tinashe participated in the song "Freal Luv" by artists Far East Movement and Marshmello. The song, which he helped write and produce, was released on October 14.[14][15][16] In December 2016, she collaborated with singer Punch on the song "Stay With Me," part of the soundtrack for the Goblin drama.[17]

In January of 2017, Chanyeol participated in the drama Missing 9.[18] On February 22, he released a duet titled "Let Me Love You" with Junggigo.[19][20]

Discography[change | change source]

Songs[change | change source]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales

V Chart


As lead artist
"Delight" 2014 Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
"If We Love Again"
(with Chen)
2016 38 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Part 32
"Let Me Love You"
(with Junggigo)
2017 16 Across the Universe
As featured artist
"Bad Girl"
(Henry featuring Chanyeol)
2014 75 Fantastic
(Zhou Mi featuring Chanyeol)
5 Rewind
"Don't Make Money"
(Heize featuring Chanyeol)
2015 43 Unpretty Rapstar 2 Semi-final Part 1
(Yesung featuring Chanyeol)
2016 133 Here I Am
"Freal Luv"
(Far East Movement and Marshmello
featuring Chanyeol and Tinashe)
[A] Identity
Soundtrack appearances
"Last Hunter" 2016 Law of the Jungle OST
"I Hate You"
(with Yuan Shanshan)
11 So I Married an Anti-fan OST
"Stay With Me" (with Punch) 3 12 3 Guardian: The Lonely and Great God OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting and producing credits[change | change source]

Year Album Artist Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2014 EXO-K "Run" Rap No
2015 Chanyeol "Last Hunter" Yes Yes
"Who I Am" Yes Yes
"Young Street" Yes Yes
Heize ft. Chanyeol "Don't Make Money" Rap No
Exo "Promise"
(Korean version)
Yes Chen & Lay No
"Lightsaber" Rap No
2016 Chanyeol "You Are" Yes Yes
Yesung "Confession" Rap No
Exo "Heaven"
(Korean version)
Yes Min Yeon-jae No
(Chinese version)
Yes Min Yeon-jae, Wang Jung-un No
Far East Movement and Marshmello ft. Chanyeol & Tinashe "Freal Luv" Yes Kevin Nishimura, J. Roh, Virman Coquia, C. Comstock, Tinashe, William Phillips Yes Kevin Nishimura, J. Roh, Virman Coquia, C. Comstock, Tinashe, William Phillips

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Title Year Role Notes
Salut d'Amour 2015 Min-sung Supporting role
So I Married an Anti-fan 2016 Hoo Joon Lead role

Television dramas[change | change source]

Title Year Network Role Notes
High Kick! 2008 KBS2 High school student Cameo; episode 71
To The Beautiful You 2012 SBS Himself Cameo; episode 2
Royal Villa 2013 jTBC Himself Cameo; episode 2
Exo Next Door 2015 Naver TV Cast Chanyeol Main role
Missing 9 2017 MBC Lee Yeol Supporting role

Television shows[change | change source]

Title Year Network Role Note
Law of the Jungle 2014 SBS Recurring cast Episodes 90-94
Roommate SBS Main cast Season 1
Law of the Jungle 2015 SBS Recurring cast Episodes 175-177

Music videos[change | change source]

Title Year Ref.
"1-4-3 (I Love You)" (Acoustic version; Henry Lau featuring Chanyeol) 2013 [34]
"I Hate You" (with Yuan Shanshan) 2016 [35]
"Freal Luv" (Far East Movement & Marshmello featuring Chanyeol & Tinashe) [36]
"Stay with Me" (with Punch) [37]
Guest appearances
"HaHaHa Song" (TVXQ) 2008 [38]
"Genie" (Japanese version; Girls' Generation) 2010 [39]
"Twinkle" (Girls' Generation-TTS) 2012 [40]
"You Don't Know Love" (K.Will) 2013 [41]
"Hope" (remake; H.O.T) 2014 [42]
"Can You Feel It?" (Donghae & Eunhyuk) 2015 [43]
"12:25 (Wish List)" (f(x)) [44]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Exo Next Door Won
Hallyu Star Award Won
2016 16th Top Chinese Music Awards[45] Most Popular Foreign Idol Won
2017 5th YinYueTai VChart Awards Best Collaboration (with Yuan Shanshan) "I Hate You" Won
Most Popular Artist (South Korea) Won

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "Freal Luv" charted at number 6 on the Gaon International Digital Chart.[31]

References[change | change source]

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  9. "Yesung shares a photo of Chanyeol recording for 'Confession'". Allkpop. April 17, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  10. Jo Hyun-joo (June 7, 2016). "'글로벌 대세' 엑소, 이번에도 가요계 평정 예고". Tenasia (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 7, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  11. "'So I Married an Anti-fan' releases official posters and still cuts from the movie!". Allkpop. May 27, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
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  28. "Gaon Download Chart - Week 30".
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  30. Sales references for "Confession":
  31. "Freal Luv (2016)". 2016-12-16.
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  33. Cumulative sales for "Stay With Me":
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  40. SMTOWN (2012-04-30), GIRLS' GENERATION-TTS_TWINKLE_Music Video, retrieved 2017-04-22
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