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Baro performing at WFMF concert in September 2016
|Birth name||Cha Sun-woo|
September 5, 1992 |
Gwangju, South Korea
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, Lyricist, actor|
|Revised Romanization||Cha Seon-u|
Cha Sun-woo (Hangul: 차선우; Hanja: 車善玗; born September 5, 1992), better known by his stage name Baro, is a South Korean singer, rapper, and actor. He is the main rapper of South Korean boy group B1A4. He made a debut on the stage of MBC Show! Music Core on April 23, 2011. He has been part of six Korean mini albums, two Korean studio albums, and two Japanese studio albums. In 2014 Baro received critical acclaim for his role in the drama God's Gift - 14 Days in which he portrayed a teenage boy with the mental capacity of a 6-year old. He has also won 12 medals in Idol Star Athletics Championships with 3 golds, 7 silvers and 2 bronzes.
Baro was born in Gwangju, South Korea with one younger sister who is four years younger than him (debuting in 2017 with the stage name "I"). When Baro was a middle schooler, his father's business did not work out bringing difficult times for Baro and his family.
When Baro was a trainee, he asked TVXQ's Yunho for an autograph and Yunho wrote "Let’s meet on stage in the future!" Two years later, Baro saw Yunho on his debut day and Yunho remembered him which moved Baro deeply.
Baro was first discovered by a company representative who came across his photo posted on his friend's homepage on social network service Cyworld. At his audition, Baro sang Sumi Jo's "Once I Leave" and Sung Si-kyung's "The Road to Me", in addition to rapping and beatboxing. Baro then joined the company, training for at least 2 years before debuting.
After years of training, Baro joined as the main rapper of B1A4. On April 11, 2011, WM Entertainment revealed Baro as the second member to be revealed after releasing the news of B1A4 along with Jinyoung's picture. Gongchan, Sandeul and CNU were also revealed in the next few days.
After their debut, B1A4 was invited to star in MTV's reality show Match Up with Block B. As one of the projects for the show, B1A4 filmed a music video for "Only Learned The Bad Things" (못된 것만 배워서).
When appearing on Please Take Care of My Refrigerator (July 4th episode), it was noted that Baro had displayed some attitude controversy where he was deemed to be 'too picky' with foods that was served to him and was displaying a condescending attitude to the staffs and celebrities around him.  WM Entertainment has since apologised for Baro's actions during the show.
On June 5, 2013, while preparing for B1A4's follow up single "Starlight's Song", Baro strained his ankle ligament. Initially, the group was going to adjust its promotional tour depending on Baro's recovery. However, because his recovery took longer than they had expected, the What's Going On Tour ended earlier than planned.
|2013||Misaeng prequel||Kim Young-chan||short film|
|2014||Seven Dwarfs||Bobo||animated, Korean dubbed|
|2015||That's Not It||short film; with Lee Mi-yeon|
|2013||Reply 1994||tvN||Binggeure/Kim Dong-jun||Main character|
|2014||God's Gift - 14 Days||SBS||Ki Young-gyu||Main character|
|2015||Persevere, Goo Hae-ra||Mnet||Robin Cha||Cameo|
|Angry Mom||MBC||Hong Sang-tae||Main character|
|Loss: Time: Life||Naver TV Cast||Baro|
|2016||The Master of Revenge||KBS2||Kim Gil-Do||Teen Kim Gil-Do|
|2014||"Some"||Soyou and JunggiGo||Himself|
Variety show appearances
|2011||Oh My School / 100 Point Out Of 100||KBS||Final two episodes|
|2011-2014||Idol Athletics Championships||MBC|
|2011||MTV Let Me Show||SBS|
|MTV Match Up|
|MTV Special B1A4 Selca Diary|
|1000 Song Challenge|
|2012||Quiz to Change the World||MBC||with CNU|
|1 vs 100||KBS2||with CNU and Sandeul|
|B1A4 Sesame Player||Mnet|
|B1A4's Hello Baby||KBS 'Joy'|
|2012-2013||Immortal Songs 2||KBS||Episode 70, 73-74, 78-79, 107|
|Strong Heart||SBS||Episode 161-162|
|Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2||KBS2||Episode 185|
|We Got Married (Season 4)||MBC||surprise guest|
|All The K-pop||Episodes 26 & 27|
|Beatles Code 2||Mnet|
|Hotline||Season 2 (Episode 4)|
|2013||Three fools||tvN||Episode 18 (with Jinyoung and Sandeul)|
|2013-2014||You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2|
|Crisis Escape No.1||KBS|
|Infinite Challenge||MBC||Guest Ep.383.384.385|
|Running Man||SBS||Episode 184, 199|
|Youth Over Flowers||tvN|
|B1A4's One Fine Day||MBC Music|
|2015||Global Request Show - A Song For You 4||KBS2||Episode 7|
Awards and nominations
|2014||50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||God's Gift - 14 Days||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|3rd APAN Star Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|2015||2015 MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actor in a Miniseries||Angry Mom||Nominated|
- "B1A4's Baro's Still Cuts for God's Gift - 14 Days were Released!". Kpopstarz Singapore. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
- "Idol actors and their best roles". allkpop. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
- "Baro shares emotional story of his younger sister on 'Strong Heart'". 15 January 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "B1A4 Baro’s Special Encounter With TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho". 5 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "지방돌 비원에이포(B1A4) "친근함으로 무장했어요"(인터뷰)". news.nate.com. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "Upcoming boyband 'B1A4' introduced through webtoon series". allkpop.com. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "B1A4 reveals second member, Baro". allkpop.com. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "B1A4 reveals third member, Gongchan". allkpop.com. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "B1A4 reveals their fourth member, Sandeul". allkpop.com. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "B1A4 reveals their final member, CNU". allkpop.com. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "B1A4 reveals MV for debut title track, "OK" + mini album". 20 April 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "Block B & B1A4 to hold a battle of charms on MTV's new reality show, "Match Up"". 13 June 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "Block B and B1A4 to release new MVs through MTV". 20 June 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- JiwonYu (4 July 2016). "B1A4’s Baro Criticized For Rude Behavior On “Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator”". Soompi. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
- "Appearing on "Please Take Care of My Refrigerator"... B1A4 Baro displays a condescending attitude? (in Korean)". Nate. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016 – via soompi.com.
- kokoberry (5 July 2016). "Baro’s Agency Apologizes For Behavior On “Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator”". Soompi. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
- "WM Entertainment apologizes on the behalf of Baro... reason being "too overzealous"". Naver, Sports Chosun. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016 – via soompi.com.
- "Baro Injured, B1A4 Ends "What’s Happening?" Promotions". 16 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "First teaser for tvN's Reply 1994 revealed". 18 September 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
- "B1A4’s Baro Confirmed For Upcoming MBC Drama Angry Mom". 30 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-30.