Yoon Chae-kyung

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Yoon Chae-kyung
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Chaekyung in April 2018
Native name 윤채경
Born Yoon Chae-kyung
(1996-07-07) July 7, 1996 (age 22)
Incheon, South Korea
Occupation Singer
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active
  • 2012–2014
  • 2016–present
Labels DSP Media
LOEN Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 윤채경
Revised Romanization Yun Chae-gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Yun Ch'ae-kyŏng

Yoon Chae-kyung (born July 7, 1996), is a South Korean singer. She debuted in 2012 as a member of Puretty under DSP Media, and later became a member of both C.I.V.A (a girl group formed on the mockumentary series The God of Music 2) and I.B.I. Both groups debuted in 2016. In 2017, she became a member of the girl group April.

She has also appeared as a contestant on the talent "survival" shows Kara Project (2014) and Produce 101 (2016).

Early life[edit]

Yoon Chae-kyung was born on July 7, 1996 in Incheon and grew up in Siheung. She graduated from Eungye Middle School and Hanlim Multi Art School.


2012–14: Puretty and Kara Project[edit]

In September 2012, Yoon debuted as a member of DSP Media's Japan-based girl group Puretty, releasing the singles "Cheki☆Love" in 2012 and "Shwa Shwa BABY" in 2013. The group disbanded in 2014, with plans for its members to become part of other groups.[1]

In mid-2014, Yoon participated in Kara Project, a reality show in which seven trainees competed to become new members of the girl group Kara.[2]

2016: Produce 101, C.I.V.A and I.B.I[edit]

In early 2016, Yoon represented DSP Media on Produce 101, a show where the final 11 contestants formed the girl group I.O.I. In the final episode, she was ranked in 16th place. On May 1, she released a digital single in collaboration with April's Chaewon titled "Clock" (Hangul시계).[3]

Chae-kyung on January 16, 2017.

In July 2016, she was cast as a trainee in Mnet's mockumentary series The God of Music 2 with a few other Produce 101 contestants and later formed the project girl group, C.I.V.A, which released the song "Why" featuring Miryo.[4]

In August 2016, she joined LOEN Entertainment's project group I.B.I. The group released the digital single "Molae Molae" (Hangul몰래몰래) on August 18.[5] On November 11, it was revealed that she would be joining April, following the departure of one of its members.[6]

2017–present: April[edit]

Yoon debuted as a member of April with their third mini-album Prelude[7][8] and its title track, "April Story" (Hangul봄의 나라 이야기), on January 4, 2017.[9][10]



Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"Pick Me"
(as part of Produce 101)
2015 9 non-album single
"At the Same Place"
(as part of Girls on Top)
2016 8 non-album single
(with Chae-won)
  • KOR: 10,343+
non-album single
(as part of C.I.V.A, featuring Miryo)
non-album single



Year Title Network Role Note
2014 Kara Project MBC Music Contestant
2016 Produce 101 Mnet
Giboutique OnStyle Herself Chaekyung and Heehyun (DIA) had a guerrilla mini fan meeting
The God of Music 2 Mnet As part of C.I.V.A
I Can See Your Voice 3 Mnet Ep. 11, as member of the Tone Deaf Detective Team
Plan Man tagTV, TRENDY
We Will Eat Well JTBC
Hello I.B.I JTBC As part of I.B.I


  1. ^ "퓨리티 소식 이건 뭐임?". 17 January 2014. DC Inside. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Jun, Su-mi. "카라 소속사 "새 멤버 영입 결정, 영입 인원수 미정"". eNews24. CJ E&M. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Choo, Young-jun (July 25, 2016). "'프로듀스101' 출신 윤채경, 젤리 광고모델 발탁". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ Cho, He-jin (June 28, 2016). "New Girl Group CIVA Confirmed to Debut in July". Mnet. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  5. ^ "'데뷔' I.B.I 김소희, "'프듀' 생각나서 눈물 날 뻔" 벅찬 소감". Naver (in Korean). MyDaily. August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ "DSP 측 "윤채경, 에이프릴 합류..새 음반 준비中"". Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  7. ^ Lim, Jeong-yeo (2016-12-21). "April to return with new members". The KPOP Herald. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  8. ^ Lee, Bora (2016-12-21). "April to Release First Album as 6 Member Group". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  9. ^ Min, Susan (2017-01-03). "[Video] April Releases Teaser Video for ′April Story′". Mwave. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  10. ^ "Watch: APRIL Returns As 6 Cute Dancing Dolls In "April Story" MV". Soompi. 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  11. ^ Cumulative sales for "Pick Me":
  12. ^ Cumulative sales for "At the Same Place":

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