Kim Chung-ha

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Kim Chung-ha
Kim Chung-ha arriving at KBS Music Bank on August 03, 2018 (3).jpg
Chungha in August 2018
Native name 김찬미
Born Kim Chan-mi
(1996-02-09) February 9, 1996 (age 22)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names
  • Kim Chung-ha
  • Annie Kim
Occupation Singer
Home town Dallas, Texas, United States
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016–present
Labels MNH Entertainment
YMC Entertainment
Associated acts I.O.I
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gim Cheong-ha
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ch'ŏngha

Kim Chung-ha (born Kim Chan-mi on February 9, 1996), better known by the mononym Chungha, is a South Korean singer. She is best known for finishing fourth in Mnet's girl group survival show Produce 101 and as a former member of the now disbanded South Korean girl group I.O.I.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kim Chung-ha was born Kim Chan-mi on February 9, 1996 in South Korea.[citation needed] She lived in Dallas, Texas for eight years before returning to South Korea to become a singer. As a result, she is able to speak both English and Korean.[2] She auditioned for YG Entertainment and was a former JYP Entertainment trainee[3] before joining M&H Entertainment in 2016.[4] She had trained for three years before debuting, and had been dancing for 6–7 years. She revealed on Hit The Stage that she almost quit dancing due to financial issues but she asked her family to allow her to continue as she was confident in it.[5]


2016: Produce 101 and I.O.I[edit]

In January, Kim Chung-ha represented M&H Entertainment on reality girl group survival show Produce 101. She finished in fourth place[6] with 403,633 votes and debuted on May 4, with the project girl group I.O.I with the mini-album Chrysalis.[7]

On June 10, YMC Entertainment revealed Kim Chung-ha as one of the seven members of I.O.I's unit group, slated to promote the group's second single, Whatta Man during the summer of 2016.[8] It was revealed that three teams were contacted to make the choreography for Whatta Man, but Chung-ha's was chosen because it was deemed to be the highest quality.[9] The single album was a commercial success peaking at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart and on the Gaon Album Chart, for its digital (downloads and streaming) and physical sales respectively.

On June 30, it was revealed that Kim Chung-ha would be having a cameo appearance on Korean drama, Entourage along with fellow I.O.I member Lim Na-young.[10]

On July 24, Kim Chung-ha was revealed to be a new cast member on dance survival show, Hit The Stage.[11] She appeared in the This Love themed episodes and finished in seventh place. She also appeared in the finals, finishing in sixth place overall.

On August 17, it was announced that Kim Chung-ha would be collaborating with I.O.I bandmates Choi Yoo-jung, Jeon So-mi, and DIA's Ki Hui-hyeon for the digital single, "Flower, Wind and You" produced by Boi B.[12]

On 21 December, M&H Entertainment confirmed that Kim Chung-ha will be debuting as a solo artist in the beginning of 2017 after wrapping up I.O.I's promotions.[13]

On 23 December, Kim Chung-ha collaborated with Heo Jung-eun and HALO's Ooon for the holiday carol "Snow In This Year" that was featured on the Korean drama, My Fair Lady.[14]

2017: Solo debut with "Hands on Me"[edit]

On January 10, it was announced that Chung-ha was selected to be a host for EBS' Ah! Sunday - A Running Miracle. She would be showing the public how to improve their physical fitness via jogging,[15] and would be taking a team of challengers under her wing for the show.

On April 21, Chung-ha released her pre-debut single titled "Week", on the official M&H Entertainment YouTube account,[16] followed on June 7 by her debut EP, entitled Hands on Me, with the lead track "Why Don’t You Know".[17][18] She subsequently featured in Samuel Kim's solo debut album entitled Sixteen, with the track "With U",[19] and in Babylon's single LaLaLa.[20]

From September 3 onwards she took over Kisum as a DJ for EBS's radio program Listen.,[21] and on September 19, it was announced that Chung-ha would be an MC for FashionN's Please Take Care of My Vanity alongside Super Junior's Leeteuk and Han Chae-young.[22]

On November 22, 2017, the first episode of her own reality show, "Chung Ha's Free Month", was released on Youtube and NaverTV.[23]

2018–present: Offset and Blooming Blue[edit]

Chungha released her second extended play Offset on January 17, 2018. The EP contains five tracks including the title track "Roller Coaster".[24]

On June 26, MNH Entertainment confirmed that Chungha would be having a comeback on July 18 with her third mini-album titled Blooming Blue.[25][26]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart position Sales

Hands on Me 8
  • Released: January 17, 2018
  • Label: MNH Entertainment, CJ E&M Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Offset
  2. Roller Coaster
  3. Do It
  4. Bad Boy
  5. Remind of You (너의 온도)
3 13
Blooming Blue
Track listing
  1. BB
  2. Love U
  3. Cherry Kisses
  4. Drive
  5. From Now On


Title Year Peak chart position Sales


As lead artist
"Week" (월화수목금토일)[B] 2017 86 Hands on Me
"Why Don't You Know" (featuring Nucksal) 13 7
"Roller Coaster" 2018 6 6 N/A Offset
"Love U" 8 9 N/A Blooming Blue
As featured artist
"There Is No Time" (DIA's Ki Hui-hyeon feat. Chung-ha) 2017 N/A YOLO
"With U" (Samuel Kim feat. Chung-ha) Sixteen
"Gather at the Lobby" (로비로 모여)
(Hanhae feat. Dynamic Duo, Chung-ha and Muzie)
25 Show Me The Money 6 Episode 2
"LaLaLa" (Babylon feat. Chung-ha) N/A La Vida Loca (Digital Single)
"My Paradise" (GroovyRoom feat. 청하,VINXEN) 2018 36 46 N/A Non-album single
"Flower, Wind and You" (꽃, 바람 그리고 너)
(with DIA's Ki Hui-hyeon, Weki Meki's Choi Yoo-jung and Jeon So-mi)
2016 42 Non-album single
"Rainy Day"
2018 N/A The Call (South Korean TV series) Episode 3
Soundtrack appearances
"Snow in This Year"
(with Heo Jung-eun and HALO's Ooon)
2016 N/A My Fair Lady OST Part 6
"Pit-a-Pat" (두근두근) 2017 Strong Girl Bong-soon OST Part 4
"How About You" (어떤가요 그댄) 2018 Luv Pub OST Part 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Year Music video Album Director(s)
2017 "Week" (월화수목금토일)[38] Hands on Me Vikings League
"Why Don't You Know"[39]
2018 "Roller Coaster"[40] Offset
"Love U" Blooming Blue


TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2016 Entourage Cameo tvN Episode 1 with Lim Na-young

TV shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2016 Produce 101 Mnet Finished in 4th
2017 Please Take Care of My Vanity FashionN MC[41]
Chung Ha's Free Month Documentary[42]
2018 Real Life Men and Women MBN

Radio Show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2017 Listen EBS DJ[43]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
Korea First Brand Awards [44]
Female Idol N/A Won
19th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Artist of the Year Nominated
Best New Female Artist Nominated
Best of Next Award Won
9th Melon Music Awards
Best New Artist Nominated
32nd Golden Disc Awards
New Artist of the Year Nominated
Global Popularity Award Nominated
27th Seoul Music Awards
New Artist Award Won
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
7th Gaon Chart Music Awards
New Artist of the Year (Song)
"Why Don't You Know" (ft. Nucksal)


  1. ^ CJ E&M Music was merged into Stone Music Entertainment in May 2018.
  2. ^ "Week" is a pre-debut single.


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