Park Chanyeol

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
Park Chanyeol (찬열)
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Background information
Birth name Park Chan-yeol
Born (1992-11-27) November 27, 1992 (age 21)
Seoul, South Korea
Years active 2011–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts S.M Entertainment
Website Official website
Park Chanyeol
Revised Romanization Bak Chanyeol
McCune–Reischauer Pak Ch'anyŏl

Park Chan-yeol (born (1992-11-27)November 27, 1992),{Hangul: 찬열} better known as simply Chanyeol, is a South Korean singer and one of the main rappers, sub-vocalist and the visual[1] of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO, and the main rapper, sub-vocalist and the visual of its sub-group EXO-K as well.[2]He is currently signed to S.M. Entertainment in South Korea and Avex Trax in Japan.

Early life[edit]

Chanyeol was born on (1992-11-27)November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. He has an older sister, Park Yoo-ra who is 3 years older than him and is a TV reporter. He attended Hyundai Chungun High School in Dong-gu, Ulsan and was admitted to a private acting institution when he was sixteen years old.[3] Chanyeol has been a fan of musical instruments since his primary school years and has cited the film School of Rock to be his main influence in inspiring him to learn the drums. He also use to learn violin[4] in kindergarten.



Main article: Exo (band)

Chanyeol successfully auditioned for S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System. During this time, he was involved in his school's band, "Seiren." He made several media appearances prior to his debut with EXO, including TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song" with fellow members Suho and Kai in 2008. In 2010, he starred in the music video of Girls' Generation Japanese single, "Genie". He was also featured in Girls' Generation-TTS's "Twinkle" along with fellow members Kai, Sehun, and Baekhyun as well.

Chanyeol was the twelfth and last member of EXO to be formally introduced to the public, on February 23, 2012. He cites Jason Mraz and Eminem to be his biggest influences.[5]

Chanyeol wrote the rap for the EXO-K version of "Run" from their Overdose EP. He composes music together with fellow EXO-K member Baekhyun. Chanyeol is often called the 'Instrument Master'[6][7] in his group because he is able to play various musical instruments. He can play guitar, piano, drums, bass and djembe.

Solo activities[edit]

Chanyeol guest starred in the second episode of the 2013 sitcom, Royal Villa, with fellow member Sehun. He also appeared in K.Will's 'You Don't Know Love' music video with actress Lee Hojung. Chanyeol was a member of SBS's Law of the Jungle in Micronesia and is a current member of Roommate.


Main article: EXO videography


Year Title Role Network Remarks
2008 High Kick High School Kid KBS Cameo (ep 71)
2012 To the Beautiful You Himself SBS Cameo (ep 2)
2013 Royal Villa JTBC


Year Title Role Note
2015 "Last First Love" Minsung Chanyeol's big screen debut

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Remarks
2012-2014 Happy Camp HBS The Ultimate Group
2013-2014 EXO's Showtime MBC Every 1 Regular(Main MC)[8]
Law of the Jungle SBS Permanent Cast(Micronesia Edition)
2014 XOXO EXO Mnet Regular
Roommate SBS Permanent Cast
EXO 90:2014 Mnet Regular


For Chanyeol's discography with EXO, see EXO discography.


As featured artist[edit]

Year Song Album Artist(s) Group affiliation
2014 "Bad Girl" Fantastic Henry Super Junior-M

Music videos[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title
2008 "HaHaHa Song"

(TVXQ featuring Chanyeol, Suho and Kai)

2010 "Genie (Japanese Ver.)"

(Girls' Generation featuring Chanyeol)

2012 "Twinkle"

(Girls' Generation-TTS featuring Chanyeol, Baekhyun, Kai and Oh Se-hun)

2013 "You Don't Know Love"

(K.Will starring Chanyeol and Lee Ho-jung)


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