Bang Chan

Bang Chan was born in South Korea on October 3, 1997. He is a South Korean-born Australian singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is also the leader of the South Korean boy group Stray Kids and a member of the hip-hop trio 3Racha, where he works with HAN and Chang-bin under the name CB97. We have all the information you need to help you celebrate his special day here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Bang Christopher Chan


Kangaroo, Koala

Birth date:

October 3, 1997



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$4 million

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Bang Christopher Chan, known by his stage name Bang Chan, is the eldest son of three children. He moved to Sydney, Australia, at a very young age. While in Sydney, he attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, taking ballet and modern dance classes. Chan also participated in sports and swimming competitions. When he turned 13, Chan passed an audition in Australia and joined JYP Entertainment in 2010.

Being a trainee at JYP Entertainment for seven years, he had to relocate to South Korea. He became very close to several idols, such as BamBam (GOT7), Yugyeom (GOT7), Young K (DAY6), Sana (Twice), and Jimin.

In late 2016, the group 3RACHA was formed, and in January 2017, Chan (CB97) and fellow trainees Seo Changbin (SPEAR B) and Han Jisung (J.ONE) released their first untitled Mixtape on SoundCloud, J:/2017/mixtape. This consisted of seven tracks. They immediately received praise from listeners for their ability to write and produce their music professionally.

The debut EP by Stray Kids, titled Mixtape, was released featuring song compositions made on the Stray Kids reality survival show, with 3Racha taking credit for the writing and production during the release. On March 25, 2018, 3Racha released an EP titled I Am NOT, featuring the single District 9. All three members of 3Racha collaborated to write and produce the album. Stray Kids later released two more albums in 2018, titled I Am Who and I Am You, on which Chan, alongside 3Racha, has writing and production credits on most tracks.

Career timeline

A Rising Star

Bang Chan passes JYP Entertainment's Australian auditions.

A Group is Formed

Chan becomes a part of the 3RACHA group with Han (J.ONE) and Changbin (SPEARB).

The First 3RACHA Mixtape

3RACHA uploads their first untitled mixtape, "J:/2017/mixtape" on SoundCloud.

The Boy Group Debut

Chan debuts in JYP Entertainment's boy group, Stray Kids.

The Single Debuts

Chan releases "I am NOT" as the leader, lead dancer, lead vocalist, lyricist, rapper, and composer of Stray Kids.

Neverending Music

Chan releases CASE 143 with Maxident, and Maniac with Oddinary.

Why We Love Bang Chan

  1. He cares about his members

    Bang Chan constantly hugs his group members, showing how much he cares about them. This goes further to strengthen their bond and unity.

  2. He is a hard worker

    Chan worked hard and debuted as a perfect leader with his talented group members. Though he was a trainee for several years, he put in the effort and never gave up.

  3. He loves his fans

    He always tries to make his fans happy and laugh. He is known to be free-spirited and jovial.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He has a nickname

    Bang Chan is sometimes called "Kangaroo" because of his Australian blood.

  2. An autographed gin

    Canadian-American actor Ryan Reynolds once gifted Chan an autographed Aviation Gin.

  3. He embodies ‘Au naturel’

    His hair is naturally wavy/curly.

  4. He is a polyglot

    Chan is fluent in English, Korean, Japanese, and a bit of Chinese.

  5. He broke a record

    Chan once broke the record for his school’s swim carnival for 50 m freestyle swim at eight years of age.

Bang Chan FAQs

Why is Bang Chan the leader?

He always stands up for Stray Kids, and for the members individually.

How old was Bang Chan when he debuted?

He was 20 years old when he debuted with Stray Kids.

Is Bang Chan Pitbull’s nephew?

They do not have any biological relation.

Bang Chan’s birthday dates

2024October 3Thursday
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