Chen

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Full Name Kim Jong-dae
Age 28 Years Old
Nick Name Kim Jong-dae
Gender Male
Famous As Singer-songwriter
Birth Date September 21st, 1992
Birth Place Daejeon

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Kim Jong-dae famed with the stage name of Chen is a famous South Korean singer and songwriter. He debuted in 2012 as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo and its subgroup Exo-M. He is famous for being the main vocalist of Exo. He has also recorded songs for various television dramas, notably "Best Luck" for It's Okay, That's Love (2014) and "Everytime" for Descendants of the Sun (2016). He made his solo debut with the extended play April, and a Flower in 2019 and his second extended play Dear My Dear was released later the same year and charted at number one upon release. Overall, he is a very talented singer. Recently, he announced, via SM Entertainment, he will marry his non-celebrity girlfriend. Moreover, he also hinted in his surprise announcement that they were expecting a baby. 

Famous For

  • Being the main vocalist of the popular Korean Chinese boy band, Exo, which has sold more than 31 million albums in South Korea and more than 50 million albums all over the world. They are also recognized as the most popular boy band in the South East Asian countries.
  • Being a member of Exo-CBX, which is a sub-unit of Exo. It is best known for being the first official sub-unit of the popular music group.

Where was Chen born?

On 21st September 1992, Chen was born as Kim Jong-dae in Daejeon, South Korea. His nationality is Korean and his ethnicity is Asian. As of 2019, he celebrated his 27th birthday with his friends and families. He was accepted into the advertisement media MBA program at Hanyang Cyber University in 2017. His birth sign is Virgo but his religion is unknown. His older brother’s name is Kim Jong-deok. He has not shared his parent's names. 

How was the Career of Chen?

  • Chen started his career by becoming a trainee through SM Entertainment's Casting System in 2011. 
  • He was formally introduced as the fourth member of Exo on 29th December 2011 and made his first public appearance as an Exo member alongside Luhan, Tao, and Kai at the 2011 SBS Gayo Daejeon.
  • He joined the ballad group SM the Ballad in 2014, initially formed by SM Entertainment in 2010.
  • On the group's second album Breath, he sang the Chinese version of the lead single "Breath" with Zhang Liyin. 
  • Moreover, he also sang a duet with f(x)'s Krystal titled "When I Was... When U Were...", and "A Day Without You" with Shinee's Jonghyun. 
  • He released his first solo song since debut titled "The Best Luck" in July 2014 as an original soundtrack for the SBS drama It's Okay, That's Love. 
  • He co-wrote the lyrics for "Promise," a song from the reissued edition of Exo's second studio album Exodus in June 2015. 

Chen Singing Song In Stage

Source: @exochenn

  • He made his musical theatre debut playing the role of Benny in the SM C&C production In the Heights in August 2015. 
  • He also participated in and became the runner-up in the eleventh round of the music television show King of Mask Singer under the alias "Legendary Guitar Man".
  • He performed John Lennon's song "Imagine" in January 2016. 
  • In February 2016, Chen and South Korean singer Punch released a duet titled "Everytime" as a soundtrack for the KBS drama Descendants of the Sun.
  • Chen and South Korean rapper Heize released "Lil' Something" in April 2016. 
  • He collaborated with fellow Exo members Xiumin and Baekhyun on an original soundtrack titled "For You" for the SBS drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo in August 2016. 
  • In January 2017, Chen collaborated with Dynamic Duo in a song titled "Nosedive", becoming the first artist to be featured in the group's collaboration project "Mixxxture".
  • He released an original soundtrack titled "I'm Not Okay" for the MBC drama Missing 9 in which his fellow Exo member Chanyeol played a supporting role in February 2017. 
  • In November 2017, he collaborated with South Korean singer 10cm on a song titled "Bye Babe" for the second season of SM Entertainment's station project.
  • In December 2017, he wrote the lyrics for "Lights Out" for Exo's EP Universe.
  • He released an original soundtrack titled "Cherry Blossom Love Song" for the drama 100 Days My Prince on 16th October 2018. 
  • On 7th February 2019, he released an original soundtrack titled "Make It Count" for the drama Touch Your Heart.
  • He released his first solo album April, and a Flower consisting of six songs which were released on 1st April with the title song "Beautiful Goodbye". 
  • His second mini-album, Dear My Dear was released on October 1 and consisted of six songs with title track Shall We?.

Is Chen Married?

Chen's marital status is unmarried yet but Chen announced that he is getting married to a non-celebrity, with a private ceremony attended by both their families. It was announced on 13th January 2020. The couple is also said to be expecting a baby. At present, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. Chen is a very secretive person as well as he has not revealed anything regarding his girlfriend with whom he is going to get married. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is the Net Worth of Chen?

Chen is a very famous singer worldwide. With his singing career, he has accumulated a huge amount of money. His present net worth as of 2020 is estimated to have $116 Million. But his exact salary is unknown yet but it will be added once we get information about it. There is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount from his career. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. Along with his fellow Exo-CBX bandmates, he has appeared in a TV commercial for the Hyundai Kona Electric car. The video was the remake of the music video of Lee Sun-hee’s hit song Beautiful Ganesan.

How tall is Chen?

Chen is a very handsome person with a glowing face and a sweet smile attracting a lot of people's attention towards him. He has a tall height of five feet eight inches with a balanced bodyweight of 65 Kg. His hair color is Black and his eye color is Dark Brown. His other body measurements has not been revealed by any sources yet but it will be added once we get information about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality.