Chanyeol is the stage name of Park Chanyeol, a South Korean singer, rapper, and actor. He’s also become well-known as a songwriter over the years. Chanyeol is a member of the all-boys music group ‘EXO’ and its sub-unit ‘EXO-K,’ and is the group’s primary rapper. Chanyeol has had a long and illustrious career. He’s worked with various superstars, has soundtrack appearances, songwriting credits, and has appeared in music videos. Chanyeol has received numerous accolades and nominations since his debut in the year 2012. ‘If We Love Again,’ ‘Let Me Love You,’ and ‘Don’t Make Money’ are just a few of his well-known tunes. Chanyeol has been in a number of TV shows and films as an actor. ‘To The Beautiful You,’ ‘Exo Next Door,’ and ‘Royal Villa’ are some of the TV shows in which he has appeared.
Childhood and Adolescence
Chanyeol was born on November 27, 1992, in Seoul, South Korea’s capital. Park Yoo-ra, his older sister, works as an announcer for the news station YTN. Hyundai High School was where Chanyeol finished his elementary schooling. He acquired an interest in singing and stage performances while there, and eventually joined a rock band with his classmates.
Chanyeol turned his concentration to acting after graduating from high school. When he was sixteen years old, he decided to enroll in an acting school. Chanyeol competed in the SM Entertainment-sponsored ‘Smart Model Contest’ in 2008 and came in second place. After that, he became a trainee at SM Entertainment’s in-house academy.
Chanyeol was heavily influenced by American rapper Eminem during his academy days and aspired to be a rapper himself. Chanyeol made his debut in 2012 after a four-year training period.
Career of Park Chanyeol
Much before his debut with the band ‘EXO,’ Chanyeol made a cameo appearance in a music video for the song ‘HaHaHa.’ In 2010, he appeared in the music video for Girls’ Generation’s song “Genie.” He made appearances on prominent reality shows such as ‘Law of the Jungle’ and ‘Roommate’ in 2014.
In the same year, he made his songwriter debut with the single ‘Run’ from the extended play ‘Overdose”s music album. Henry’s EP ‘Fantastic’ and Zhou Mi’s ‘Rewind’ both featured the song subsequently. Chanyeol also wrote the song “Last Hunter,” which was used as the original soundtrack for the reality show “Law of the Jungle.” He made his silver screen debut in the Kang Je-gyu directed film ‘Salut d’Amour’ the same year.
Later, he was cast in the online series ‘Exo Next Door’ as the male lead. Under the pseudonym Loey, Chanyeol was alleged to have worked with the Korean Music Copyright Association as a music producer in February 2017. Chanyeol’s Major Works as a Singer Delight – This tune from the album ‘Exology Chapter 1’ features Chanyeol as a solo artist. It was released on December 22, 2014, and it topped practically all of South Korea’s major music charts.
If We Love Again — In this OST from the television series ‘Two Yoo Project Sugar Man,’ Chanyeol worked with South Korean artist Chen.
Bad Girl – From the extended release ‘Fantastic,’ this track features Chanyeol. On July 14, 2014, the EP was released. Only this song, out of the entire album, reached the top of some of the major music charts. Rewind – In this title track, Chanyeol collaborated with Chinese singer Zhou Mi. The album was published on October 13, 2014, and it quickly rose to the top of the charts.
I Hate You — Chanyeol was featured on this single from his debut film’So I Married an Anti-album. fan’s The song reached the eleventh spot on the Billboard, CHN, and V Chart music charts. Stay With Me – This song, which features Chanyeol and Punch from South Korea, is from the film’Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’s music album. The song was written by lyricist Lee Seung Joo and composed by Rocoberry.
High Kick! — In the 71st episode of this South Korean comedy television series, Chanyeol appears in a guest appearance as a high school student. The first episode of the series aired in 2008, and it was afterwards broadcast in Japan and Vietnam.
SoI Married an Anti-fan — With this rom-com film, Chanyeol made his debut as a lead actor. The film is based on the same-named Korean cartoon comic series. Hou Zhun, a Korean superstar, falls for a reporter, played by Chanyeol. The film was released on June 30, 2016 and earned positive reviews from reviewers and the general public.
To The Beautiful You — Chanyeol made a cameo appearance in the second episode of this romance television series alongside the other EXO-K members. The ensemble appears in a performance that becomes the series’ plot point.
Chanyeol starred as himself in the web series Exo Next Door. In the drama, he is Moon Ga-boyhood young’s crush on Ji Yeon-hee, the female star.
The series premiered on April 9, 2015, and quickly became the most popular online series in South Korea. Missing 9 — In this thriller television series, Chanyeol played Lee Yeol, a drummer in the rock band ‘Dreamer.’ The first episode of the series aired on January 18, 2017, and it was then televised in Japan and Thailand.
Achievements & Awards
Chanyeol got two wins at the 8th Korea Drama Awards (2015) for his outstanding performance in ‘Exo Next Door,’ in the categories of Best New Actor and Best Hallyu Star. Chanyeol’s first foreign award was the 16th Top Chinese Music Awards (2016), which he got in the category of Most Popular Foreign Idol. Chanyeol got two honors in the same award function at the 5th YinYueTai VChart Awards (2017). For the single ‘I Hate You,’ which he co-wrote with Yuan Shanshan, he earned the inaugural prize in the category Best Collaboration. He got his second award in the category of Most Popular Artist in South Korea. Chanyeol earned the Asia OST Popularity award for the music ‘Stay With Me,’ which he co-wrote with Punch, at the 2017 Asia Model Festival Awards.
Personal Experiences of Park Chanyeol
Chanyeol’s personal life has sparked a lot of conjecture. Some of his admirers have propagated the allegation that he is dating 2NE1’s Sandara Park. After he was seen with the singer multiple times, rumors began to circulate. Chanyeol was in a relationship with Kwak Saebyul before he made his debut. Kwak was studying to be a flight attendant during their relationship, which Chanyeol objected to.
After he formally joined ‘EXO,’ they split up. Chanyeol recently enrolled in an interior design program at Inha University and is currently pursuing her degree. Chanyeol is known by various nicknames, including ‘Happy Virus,’ ‘Wealthy Teeth,’ and ‘King of Derps.’ He also created the hexagonal logo for his boy band, ‘EXO.’
Estimated Net Worth
Park Chanyeol has a net worth of $620 million and is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. Park Chanyeol was born in November 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut as a member of the boy band EXO, as well as the sub-band EXO-K, in 2012. EXO’s debut studio album, XOXO, was released in 2013 and debuted at #1 in Korea and on the US World chart.