Park Chan-yeol (born November 27, 1992), better known mononymously as Chanyeol, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and model. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, its sub-group Exo-K and sub-unit Exo-SC. Apart from his group's activities, Chanyeol has also starred in various television dramas and movies such as So I Married an Anti-fan (2016), and Secret Queen Makers (2018).
Park Chan-yeol in May 2019
November 27, 1992
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Bak Chan-yeol|
Park Chanyeol was born in Seoul, South Korea. He attended Hyundai High School in Apgujeong-dong, Seoul. He has a sister named Park Yoo-ra, who is a former announcer at South Korean broadcasting station YTN, and at MBC. Chanyeol was admitted to a private acting institution when he was sixteen years old, where he became good friends with Block B's P.O.
After watching School of Rock in elementary school, Chanyeol became interested in music and he soon began playing the drums. Chanyeol wanted to be a singer after listening to Unconditional Kismet by Yoo Young-jin.
Chanyeol became a trainee under SM Entertainment after winning second place in the 2008 Smart Model Contest. While training under S.M., he began to turn his focus towards rapping. Prior to his debut, Chanyeol made cameo appearances in TVXQ's "HaHaHa Song" music video and Girls' Generation's "Genie" music video in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
2012–14: Career beginnings
Chanyeol became the last Exo member to be officially introduced to the public on February 23, 2012. The group official debuted on April 8, 2012 with the extended play Mama. In April 2012, he made a guest appearance in Girls' Generation-TTS's music video for their debut single "Twinkle". In October 2013, Chanyeol joined the cast of SBS' reality TV show Law of the Jungle during its filming in Micronesia. He also composed and recorded an original soundtrack titled "Last Hunter" for the show in 2015 after rejoining the show.
In 2014, Chanyeol wrote the rap for the Korean version of the track "Run" from Exo's second extended play Overdose and was featured in label-mates Henry's second extended play and Zhou Mi's debut EP. In May 2014, he became a regular cast member of the first season of SBS' reality TV show Roommate. He left the show in September 2014 due to schedule conflicts.
2015–present: Acting, songwriting and EXO-SC
In April 2015, Chanyeol made his big screen debut with a supporting role in the South Korean film Salut d'Amour, which starred Park Geun-hyung and Youn Yuh-jung. He later starred as the male lead alongside actress Moon Ga-young and fellow Exo members in the web-drama Exo Next Door. In June 2015, Chanyeol, along with fellow Exo members Chen and Lay, co-wrote the Korean version of the track "Promise" from Love Me Right, the re-released version of Exo's second studio album. He later wrote the rap for "Lightsaber", Exo's promotional single for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was subsequently included in their third extended play Sing for You.
In April 2016, Chanyeol wrote and performed the rap for the song "Confession" from Yesung's debut extended play. In Exo's third studio album Ex'Act, which was released in May 2016, he co-wrote the lyrics for the track "Heaven". In June 2016, Chanyeol starred alongside Yuan Shanshan and label-mate Seohyun in the South Korean-Chinese film So I Married an Anti-fan. He and Yuan Shanshan also recorded a duet titled "I Hate You" as the theme song for the movie. In October 2016, Chanyeol and American R&B singer Tinashe were featured in American hip hop group Far East Movement and American electronic musician Marshmello's song "Freal Luv". In December 2016, Chanyeol and South Korean singer Punch collaborated on an original soundtrack titled "Stay With Me" for tvN's drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. The song reached number three on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart.
In January 2017, Chanyeol played a supporting role in MBC's drama Missing 9. In February 2017, it was reported that he had allegedly registered himself as a music producer under the pen name "LOEY" with the Korea Music Copyright Association. Later in February, Chanyeol collaborated with South Korean singer Junggigo on a duet titled "Let Me Love You".
On April 25, 2019, he released his first solo song "SSFW" through SM Station. On June 28, it was confirmed that Chanyeol along with his fellow EXO member Sehun will debut as the group's second official sub-unit Exo-SC, and will release their first EP What a Life on July 22, 2019.
Chanyeol has received attention from popular magazines such as L'Officiel Hommes, W, and Allure. Since debut till now, he has attended many fashion events of high-end brands, including Christian Dior, Prada, and Calvin Klein.
In September 2018, he was invited again to attend Tommy Hilfiger's fashion show in Shanghai, China where he was praised by Vogue, and Allure. After the show, he appeared in Vogue Korea (October 2018) with 16 page pictorial
Along with fellow EXO members Suho and Baekhyun, Chanyeol attends Kyung Hee Cyber University and takes online classes for Culture and Arts Department of Business Administration. Chanyeol is currently attending a graduate school at Inha University where he's taking an Interior designing course.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales
|As lead artist|
||Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet|
|"Youngstreet"||2015||—||—||—||—||N/A||Lee Gook Joo's Young Street Logo Song|
|"SSFW" (봄 여름 가을 겨울)||2019||174||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"If We Love Again" (with Chen)||2016||38||N/A||—||—||—||
||Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Part 32|
|"Let Me Love You" (with Junggigo)||2017||16||—||—||—||
||Across the Universe|
|"We Young" (with Sehun)||2018||72||71||—||—||3||N/A||Station X 0|
|As featured artist|
|"Bad Girl" (Henry feat. Chanyeol)||2014||75||N/A||N/A||—||—||
|"Rewind" (Zhou Mi feat. Chanyeol)||—||—||6||N/A||Rewind|
|"Don't Make Money" (Heize feat. Chanyeol)||2015||43||—||—||—||
||Unpretty Rapstar 2 Semi-final Part 1|
|"Confession" (Yesung feat. Chanyeol)||2016||133||—||—||—||
||Here I Am|
|"Freal Luv" (Far East Movement and Marshmello
feat. Chanyeol and Tinashe)
|"I Hate You" (with Yuan Shanshan)||—||11||—||—||So I Married an Anti-fan OST|
|"Stay with Me"
||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
Notes: Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was introduced in August 2011 and discontinued in July 2014.
Billboard's China V Chart was first issued in November, 2015.
Billboard Philippine Hot 100 was first issued on June 12, 2017.
- "Freal Luv" charted at number six on the Gaon International Digital Chart.
|2015||"Promise" (Korean and Chinese versions)||Love Me Right||Yes||Chen, Lay||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Young Street"||Lee Gook Joo's Young Street||Chanyeol||Yes||N/A||Yes||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|"Last Hunter"||Law of the Jungle in Brunei||Yes||N/A||Yes||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|"Don't Make Money"||Unpretty Rapstar 2 Semi-final Part 1||Chanyeol, Heize||Yes||Heize, DM, Sleepwell||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Lightsaber"||Sing For You||EXO||Yes||MQ, Jung Ju-hee||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Freal Luv"||Identity||Chanyeol, Far East Movement,||Yes||Nishimura, Coquia Roh, Chris Comstock,||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|2017||"Ko Ko Bop"||The War||EXO||Yes||Chen, Baekhyun, JQ, Hyun Ji-won||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Sweet Lies"||The Power of Music||Yes||G.Soul||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Together"||Exo Planet 3 – The Exo'rdium (dot)||Yes||MQ||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|2018||"Give Me That"||Non-album single||Chanyeol||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Woozi||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Woozi||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Woozi|
|"Gravity"||Don't Mess Up My Tempo||EXO||Yes||Kim Min-jung||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"With You"||Yes||Kim Min-ji||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Love Shot"||Love Shot||Yes||Jo Yoon-kyung, Chen||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|2019||"What a Life"||What a Life||EXO-SC||Yes||Gaeko, Sehun||No||
|"Just Us 2"||Yes||Boi B, Sehun||No||
|"Closer to You"||Yes||Gaeko, Hangzoo, Sehun||No||
|"Rollercoaster"||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Sehun, Gaeko||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Sehun, Gaeko||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Sehun, Gaeko|
|"Daydreamin"||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Sehun||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Sehun||Yes||Studio 519 (MQ, Jung Yong Jun, yunji), Sehun|
|Salut d'Amour||2015||Min-sung||Supporting role|
|So I Married an Anti-fan||2016||Hoo Joon||Main role|
|High Kick!||2008||KBS2||High school student||Extra; 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|
|Memories of the Alhambra||2018||tvN||Jung Se-joo||Supporting role|
|Secret Queen Makers||Naver TV Cast||Chanyeol||Lead role|
|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|
|Master Key||2017||SBS||Recurring cast||Episode 4|
|Salty Tour||2018||tvN||Recurring cast||Episodes 25–30|
|"1-4-3 (I Love You)" (Acoustic version; Henry Lau featuring Chanyeol)||2013|||
|"Rewind" (Zhou Mi featuring Chanyeol)||2014|||
|"I Hate You" (with Yuan Shanshan)||2016|
|"Freal Luv" (Far East Movement & Marshmello featuring Chanyeol & Tinashe)|||
|"Stay With Me" (with Punch)|||
|"We Young" (with Sehun)||2018|||
|"봄 여름 가을 겨울 (SSFW)"||2019|||
|"빛" (remake; H.O.T.)||2014|||
Awards and nominations
|2015||8th Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Won|||
|Hallyu Star Award||Won|
|2016||16th Top Chinese Music Awards||Most Popular Foreign Idol||N/A||Won|||
|2017||5th YinYueTai VChart Awards||Best Collaboration (with Yuan Shanshan)||Won|||
|Most Popular Artist (South Korea)||N/A||Won|
|Asia Model Festival Awards||Asia OST Popularity (with Punch)||Won|||
|19th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best OST||Nominated|
|9th Melon Music Awards||Top 10||N/A||Nominated|
|2018||13th KKBox Music Awards||Best Korean Single of the Year (with Punch)||Won|||
- Chanyeol was credited as Loey for the lyrics writing of What a Life tracks
- Chanyeol was credited as Loey for composing What a Life tracks
- Chanyeol was credited as Loey for the arrangement of What a Life tracks
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