Happy birthday Chanyeol from EXO: 4 times he seduced ‘Yeolmaes’ with his many talents


Happy birthday to Chanyeol, multi-treaty, handsome and talented EXO member. Park Chanyeol, also known as EXO’s Chanyeol, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, performer, record producer and actor. He is also a member of the Exo-K sub-groups and the Exo-SC sub-unit of EXO (Sehun and Chanyeol). After watching ‘School of Rock’ in elementary school, Chanyeol became interested in music and quickly started playing the drums. He aspired to become a singer after listening to “Unconditional Kismet” by Yoo Young-jin.

He won second place in the 2008 Smart Model Contest and became an intern at SM Entertainment. He focused on rap during his apprenticeship and quotes Jason Mraz and Eminem. Today, on his special day, we take a look at how he continues to charm fans with his extraordinary talents.

1. EXO

Chanyeol became the last member of Exo to be officially presented to the public on February 23, 2012. Last, but certainly an important cog in the art of EXO. Even if his designation in the group is that of being the main rapper, he is more than that! He wrote songs, participated in music composition and is known for his baritone singing style. ‘Run’ from ‘Overdose’ and ‘Love Shot’ the title track from the eponymous album ‘Love Shot’.

2. OST King

It’s an undeniable fact that “The Guardian: Lonely and Great God” is one of the best OST albums of all time and its main theme song “Stay With Me” sung by Chanyeol and Punch is hauntingly beautiful! In this particular track, Chanyeol sings and raps, elevating the magic of this song even more! On top of that, he sang the OST of ‘Dr Romantic 2’ titled ‘Go Away go away’ while again collaborating with the talented Punch.

3. Singer-songwriter and instruments

Chanyeol may have started out as a lead rapper, but that hasn’t stopped him from branching out and exploring different facets of his art! Chanyeol can play multiple musical instruments effortlessly including guitar, drums, bass, djembe! He also sang many songs, especially one dedicated to the band’s beloved fandom – “Heaven”.

4. Actor

Chanyeol has shown his versatility as an artist in another sphere of the performing arts – acting. He starred in the Chinese-Korean film “So I Married An Anti Fan” opposite Chinese actress Yuan Shanshan. He also made his big screen debut with the musical film “The Box” earlier this year.

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