“Stay With Me”, an original soundtrack of the record-breaking Korean drama “Goblin” had reached another milestone. It finally surpassed over 100 million streams on Spotify. This achievement makes Chanyeol the only EXO member to reach such impressive achievement!
Aside from the impressive feat, Chanyeol has been making the waves lately. Last July, EXO-SC, the subunit of EXO composed of Sehun and Chanyeol, became a trending topic due to the release of the behind the scene video for the filming of “1 Billion Views”. Filipinos fans are delighted to see their favorite artist Chanyeol holding Philippine currency.
Here are some interesting facts about the multi-talented Chanyeol.
1. He knew at a young age that entertainment is really his passion. And he was already preparing for it. He formed a band when he was in high school. When he was 16, he enrolled in a private acting classes.
2. He used to play a lot of musical instruments when he was young. During his days off, he plays the guitar, drums, African drums and bass.
3. His favorite movie of all time is Jack Black’s School of Rock.
4. When he was still a trainee, he had a lasik eye surgery to correct his vision.
5. He loves taking care of his teeth! He brushes them three times a day for a minimum of three minutes. That is why he has that sparkling swoon worthy smile!
6. He is allergic to fur and dogs. But that is not keeping him from having a dog. He plays with his dog, Toben (named after Beethoven) only for an hour before his allergies start acting up.
7. He has an older sister who works as a news reporter for CBS.
8. He is also physically active. He enjoys learning new sports. As of now, he knows how to bowl, snowboard and enjoys basketball and golf.
9. Before his debut, he already appeared in several music videos. He can be seen in Girls Generation’s “Genie” video and TVXQ’s “Hahaha Song” video.
10. His ideal girlfriend is someone who cooks. He said that he fantasizes about cooking with the person he loves.
11. He was the last EXO member to be introduced.
12. Not a lot of people know, but it was Chanyeol who designed EXO’s hexagon logo.
13. He has a huge crush on Sandara Park. Even before their debut, he has been open about admiring Dara.
14. He has an active participation on some of the band’s singles. He particapated in writing the songs “Run”, “Heaven, “Koko Bop”, “Lightsaber”, “Promise”, “Chill” and “Sweet Lies”.
15. He has his own private studio where he spends time working on his music, covers and composition. He sometimes do live broadcasts or shares snippets of the music he is working on in Instagram.
16. Among all the EXO members, he is the tallest at 1.85M. In fact, between the artists of SM Entertainment, he is among the tallest.
17. He acted on numerous dramas. He was in “Things We Do That We Know We Will Regret”, “Missing 9” and “Memories of the Alhambra”. He also appeared as a cameo role in “To The Beautiful You” and “Welcome to the Royal Villa”.
18. He is friends with other equally talented individuals like Zico (Block B), Jonghyun (CNBlue), Woozi (Seventeen) and Choi Tae Joon.
19. For his musical inspirations, he adores EMINEM, Jason Mraz and Coldplay.
Now that you get to know the multi-talented Chanyeol better, congratulations are in order for his continuous achievements! He is a lethal combination of all talents – singing, dancing, rapping and song writing. Combined with his impressive height and good looks, we all know that Chanyeol has a stunning career ahead of him.