Park Chan-yeol (born (1992-11-27)November 27, 1992), better known as simply Chanyeol, is one of the main rappers and vocalists of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO, and the main rapper and vocalist of its sub-group EXO-K as well.He is currently signed to S.M. Entertainment in South Korea and Avex Trax in Japan.
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. 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.
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.
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.