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 right here.
Bang Christopher Chan, known by his stage name Bang Chan, is the eldest son of three children and he moved to Sydney, Australia at a very young age. While in Sydney, he attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts where he took both 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 and during that time he became very close to several idols such as BamBam (GOT7), Yugyeom (GOT7), Young K (DAY6), Sana (Twice), Jimin among others.
In late 2016 in Seoul, South Korea 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.” The mixtape consisted of seven tracks. They immediately received praise from listeners for their ability to write and produce their music on a professional level.
The debut EP by Stray Kids titled “Mixtape” was released featuring song compositions made on the Stray Kids reality survival show, with 3Racha taking credits 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.
Bang Chan passes JYP Entertainment's Australian auditions.
Chan becomes a part of the 3RACHA group with Han (J.ONE) and Changbin (SPEARB).
3RACHA uploads their first untitled mixtape, "J:/2017/mixtape" on SoundCloud.
Chan debuts in JYP Entertainment's boy group, Stray Kids.
Chan releases "I am NOT" as the leader, lead dancer, lead vocalist, lyricist, rapper, and composer of Stray Kids.
Why We Love Bang Chan
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.
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.
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
He has a nickname
Bang Chan is sometimes called "Kangaroo" because of his Australian blood.
An autographed gin
Canadian-American actor Ryan Reynolds once gifted Chan an autographed Aviation Gin.
He embodies ‘Au naturel’
His hair is naturally wavy/curly.
He is a polyglot
Chan is fluent in English, Korean, Japanese, and a bit of Chinese.
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.
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