Gongchan

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Gongchan
Gongchan at WFMF concert in September 2016 02.jpg
Gongchan at WFMF concert in September 2016
Native name
공찬식
Born
Gong Chan-sik

(1993-08-14) August 14, 1993 (age 25)
Suncheon, South Korea
Other namesGongchan
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2011–present
Associated actsB1A4
Korean name
Hangul
공찬식
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGong Chan-sik
McCune–ReischauerKong Ch'an-sik

Gong Chan-sik (born August 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Gongchan, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy group B1A4.

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Gongchan was discovered on Cyworld as a result of his winning of an "Eoljjang Challenge" when he was in middle school. He was also a runner-up of a cross-dressing contest, where he danced to a song by soloist Ivy. He then underwent a training period of two years.[1]

B1A4[edit]

After years of training, Gongchan joined as a vocalist and the youngest member of B1A4. On April 11, 2011, WM Entertainment revealed Gongchan as the third member after releasing the news of B1A4 along with Jinyoung and Baro's pictures. Sandeul and CNU were revealed in the next two days.[2][3][4][5][6]

On April 20, 2011, B1A4 released their debut Track "OK" and mini album "Let's Fly", making their debut on April 23, 2011 on MBC Show! Music Core.[7]

After their debut, B1A4 was invited to star in MTV's reality show Match Up with Block B.[8] As one of the projects for the show, B1A4 filmed a music video for "Only Learnt The Bad Things (못된 것만 배워서)."[9]

A Song For You[edit]

In 2015, Gongchan became one of the new MCs on the fourth season of KBS A Song For You. He appeared alongside two other MC's f(x)'s Amber and Kangin.[10]

I Need Romance[edit]

It was announced in early 2017 that Gongchan would star as the first main character for the new mobile game, I Need Romance, developed by Take One Company.[11] The game, a first-person virtual reality simulation dating game, has Gongchan in the role of Eun Sehyun, a top-idol and leader of the boy group Don't Touch for 5 years who is known as the representative 'chic-idol'. He interacts with the user, who plays the opposing main character.

Filmography[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Delicious Love Park Sung-jun Lead role
Web-drama

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 I Need Romance Eun Se-hyun Main character
Virtual online dating simulation game

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2015 Global Request Show: A Song For You 4 KBS World Host

References[edit]

  1. ^ "지방돌 비원에이포(B1A4) "친근함으로 무장했어요"(인터뷰)". 네이트뉴스.
  2. ^ "Upcoming boyband 'B1A4' introduced through webtoon series". allkpop.com.
  3. ^ "B1A4 reveals second member, Baro!". allkpop.com.
  4. ^ "B1A4 reveals third member, Gongchan!". allkpop.com.
  5. ^ "B1A4 reveals their fourth member, Sandeul!". allkpop.com.
  6. ^ "B1A4 reveals their final member, CNU!". allkpop.com.
  7. ^ "B1A4 reveals MV for debut title track, "OK" + mini album". allkpop.com.
  8. ^ "Block B & B1A4 to hold a battle of charms on MTV's new reality show, "Match Up"". allkpop.com.
  9. ^ "Block B and B1A4 to release new MVs through MTV". allkpop.com.
  10. ^ http://kbsworld.kbs.co.kr/programs/program_view.php?no=&lang=en&search_tag=a%20song%20for%20you&genre=&pg_seq=944
  11. ^ http://www.asiastarz.com/articles/22341/20170127/b1a4-s-gongchan-virtual-boyfriend-need-romance.htm

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