With three days left of EXO Chen‘s military service, fans are already starting to trend his name in anticipation of his return. We’re here to join in celebration of the king of vocals, and what better way than to look through some of his most viral moments?
1. ‘The Eve’ Fancam
Chen may be the king of vocals, but his dancing is just as breathtaking. At 2.4 million views, this sensual fancam is shaking the hearts of EXO-Ls.
2. King Of OSTs
Chen is famous for his OSTs, and “The Best Luck” is at the top, having been awarded the “Best OST by a Male Artist” and “Best OST Song” at the 5th So-Loved Awards and the 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival respectively. And what’s even more amazing is that the studio and live versions of the song sound exactly the same: ethereal.
Best Luck – Chen pic.twitter.com/Lpv6s0BLGH
— exo vocals (@vocalsarchive) January 15, 2020
3. The Iconic Mic Drink
We joke that Chen eats CDs for breakfast, but drinking mics might be another reason for his incredible vocals.
— 김오빠 (@KIM_OPPA921) March 14, 2016
4. His Live Serenade
There’s no argument that his voice is melting the fans’ hearts, especially those high notes. But what brings us to tears is the absolute look of love and adoration he has as he sings to EXO-Ls.
190401 첸 사월의버스킹 #첸 #CHEN #엑소 @weareoneEXO
내 최애곡 하라메나올때부터 이곡내취저다 했는데 내가 이 삼단고음을 눈앞에서 직접 내 두귀로 라이브로 듣는데 소름끼치게 좋았던 ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
#사월_그리고_꽃 #April_and_a_flower #사월이_지나면_우리_헤어져요 #Beautiful_goodbye pic.twitter.com/d0hfNK5SUO
— 내 사랑 (@mon_amour_0408) April 1, 2019
5. His “Tears” Performance
Even in the original female key, Chen has no problem hitting all the notes. With his bright tone and powerful vibrato, Chen awes his listeners, and his fellow EXO members could not be prouder.
6. The bridge of the 2016 MAMA “Transformer” stage
The entire performance is a masterpiece by EXO, with their iconic live vocals ringing through the stadium. But Chen’s lines in the bridge send the crowd screaming, and who can blame them?
Transformer – EXO (Chen) pic.twitter.com/L90TjMl6LI
— exo vocals (@vocalsarchive) March 3, 2019
7. His 10 second high note in “Drop That”
“Drop That” is probably one of the most intense songs in EXO’s discography, and Chen delivers with this insane high note. I’m out of breath just listening to him.
— jongdae's cutest butt: grey suit #kjm2 (@iloeydae) January 4, 2021
8. His adorable dance while waiting on stage
While the original song he’s jamming to probably isn’t “Ring Ding Dong” by SHINee, his dancing is still super cute. Also, those EXO-NCT Dream interaction crumbs! (Although it’s hard to tell in this video who’s older hehe~)
9. Lending Lay his lap
It seems Chen has always had a fatherly heart as he takes care of his members in the sweetest way. Incredibly talented, cute, and caring? Chen is an angel in disguise.
10. Idol Or Rock Star?
EXO constantly sets new precedents in K-pop with their outstanding performances, exploring all genres of music. And though Chen is best known for his heart-wrenching ballads, his rock performances send chills down our backs.
Uprising – Chen pic.twitter.com/JSWmtawuKt
— exo vocals (@vocalsarchive) March 8, 2019