Kim Jong-dae (Korean: 김종대; born September 21, 1992), better known by his stage name, Chen (Korean: 첸), is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He debuted in 2012 as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo and its subgroup Exo-M, and has since participated in SM Entertainment's projects Exo-CBX and SM the Ballad. He is predominantly known for his role as the main vocalist of Exo. Apart from his group's activities, Chen has also recorded songs for various television dramas, most notably "Best Luck" for It's Okay, That's Love (2014) and "Everytime" for Descendants of the Sun (2016). In 2019, Chen debuted as a solo singer with the extended play April, and a Flower, which peaked at number two on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart and spawned the hit single "Beautiful Goodbye". Continuing the success, his second extended play Dear My Dear accompanied by the single "Shall We?" was released later the same year and charted at number one upon release.


Birth nameKim Jong-dae
BirthDaejeon, South Korea
ActivitySinger, songwriter
Years of activity2011–present

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