EXO’s Chen to make solo debut

March 19, 2019

Chen will begin a career as a solo artist seven years after he made his debut as a member of popular boy group EXO, his management agency said Tuesday.

The singer, whose real name is Kim Jong-dae, will drop his debut solo EP, “April, and a flower,” on April 1, SM Entertainment said.

This file photo shows EXO's Chen. (Yonhap)
A promotional image for Chen's upcoming solo EP, "April, and a flower" (Yonhap)

This file photo shows EXO’s Chen. (Yonhap)

Chen’s work as part of EXO, which hit the K-pop scene in 2012, includes “Growl,” “Overdose,” “Wolf,” “Ko Ko Bop,” “Tempo” and “Love Shot.”

The 27-year-old singer also is a member of the band’s subunit EXO-CBX along with Baekhyun and Xiumin. EXO-CBX is scheduled to go on a Japanese tour next month. Titled “EXO-CBX Magical Circus Tour 2019 — Special Edition,” the tour will take in Saitama on April 16 and 17 and Kobe from April 27-29.