Kim Chanmi (singer)

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Kim Chan-mi at Psychokinesis VIP premiere in January 2018 02.jpg
Chanmi in January 2018
Native name
Kim Chan-mi

(1996-06-19) June 19, 1996 (age 23)
Gumi, South Korea
Musical career
Years active2012–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Chanmi
McCune–ReischauerKim Ch'anmi

Kim Chan-mi (born June 19, 1996), better known as simply Chanmi, is a South Korean idol singer. She is best known as being a member of the South Korean girl group AOA under FNC Entertainment.


Chanmi was born on June 19, 1996, in Gumi, South Korea.[1] She was enrolled into dancing school at a young age, and performed on the streets of Gumi. She and her three siblings were raised by her mother after her parents divorced when she was in elementary school. Her mother ran a hair salon so Chanmi decided to become an idol to help her mother's financial situation.[2] She was recruited by FNC Entertainment and became an FNC trainee during middle school.[3]



On July 30, 2012, Chanmi made her debut as a member of AOA on Mnet's M! Countdown with their debut single album, Angels' Story and the title track "Elvis".[4] AOA has released four EPs and ten singles in total.[5]

Chanmi is also part of sub-unit AOA Cream together with Yuna and Hyejeong. The sub-unit released their first teaser on February 1, 2016.[6] The music video teaser for title track "I'm Jelly Baby" was released on February 4, 2016.[7] AOA Cream released their title track together with the MV on February 12, 2016.[8]

Solo career[edit]

Chanmi has participated in multiple solo competitions and has been recognized for her dancing and fitness skills. She made it into the final round of MBC Music's Idol Dance Battle D-Style in 2014, and performed in both a solo dance stage and a joint dance stage in MBC's DMC Festival in 2015.[9][10] She also competed in KBS's Muscle Queen Project in 2016.[11]

The singer made her debut as an actress with her first lead role in the web drama What's Up With These Kids? as Geum Hye Ra. She acted alongside VIXX members N and Hongbin. The drama was aired on November 16, 2016.[12]

In March 2017, it was revealed that Chanmi is going to star in an idol actor survival variety show called I Am An Actor. The first episode was aired in April.[13] At the conclusion of the show, Chanmi placed first and won a role in an upcoming film entitled Lookism.[14]

In 2019, Chanmi together with Shin Hye-jeong and Seo Yu-na will take part in Lifetime's reality program AOA DaSaDanang Heart Attack Danang where the members will travel to Danang, Vietnam for an adventure.[15]




Year Title Role Notes
2016 Click Your Heart Cameo as herself Web Drama
Entertainer Cameo as herself
What's Up With These Kids?[16] Geum Hye-ra Web drama
2017 My Father Is Strange Cameo as herself
2018 Sky Castle Cameo as herself Ep. 3–4 [17]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 Idol Dance Battle D-Style Contestant MBC Music
2016 Muscle Queen Contestant KBS
2017 I Am An Actor Contestant K-Star 1st place
Haha Land Panel MBC [18]
2019 Let's Meet at the Shop Host DongA TV


  1. ^ "FNC Entertainment".
  2. ^ "Documentary on Chanmi's mother". Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. ^ "AOA's Chanmi tears up talking about the difficult decision she had to make -".
  4. ^ "FNC's new girl group, AOA, reveals first group photo + more on the mysterious Y -".
  5. ^ AOA Discography
  6. ^ "Sub-unit AOA Cream drops first sweet teaser images -".
  7. ^ ilmare42 (1 February 2016). "Updated: AOA Cream Drops Sweet and Flirty Teaser Images for Debut, Reveals Title Track".
  8. ^ ilmare42 (11 February 2016). "AOA Cream Debuts With "I'm Jelly Baby" MV".
  9. ^ MBCkpop (5 September 2015). "[HOT] Chanmi of AOA - coming of age ceremony, 찬미 of AOA - 성인식, DMC Festival 2015" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Performances From The 2015 DMC Festival: K-ICT K-Pop Super Concert – Kpopfans".
  11. ^ harmonicar (18 January 2016). "KBS's "Muscle Queen" Casts a Slew of Celebrities".
  12. ^ "빅스 엔·홍빈, 웹드라마 '얘네들 머니?' 주연 발탁". 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  13. ^ (in Korean) 단독 "우승자는 드라마 출연"…싸이더스iHQ, 연기돌 서바이벌 론칭]
  14. ^ 28, DY_Kim June; 2017 (2017-06-28). "Idol Earns Chance To Appear In Upcoming Film By Winning Acting Competition Show". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  15. ^ (in Korean) 'AOA 크림' 유나-혜정-찬미, 라이프타임 신규 웹예능 출연 확정
  16. ^ "AOA 찬미, 웹드라마로 연기자 데뷔..빅스와 호흡". 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  17. ^ (in Korean) AOA 찬미, ‘SKY 캐슬’ 특별출연…익살스러운 에피소드로 열연 ‘기대’
  18. ^ (in Korean) MBC, 新동물프로 '하하랜드' 론칭..노홍철·유진 MC

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