Ten

Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul, popularly known as Ten, was born on February 27, 1996. He is a singer and dancer whose career dates back to 2013. Ten debuted with the South Korean boy group N.C.T. and is also part of the group’s Chinese sub-unit, WayV. Ten is known for being an outstanding dancer and he certainly lives up to his fame. Ten then delved into the fashion business and in June 2021, he launched an apparel collection with art features titled What is ??? THE ANSWERS. He’s a tall glass of milk that has shown great performances. Join us as we celebrate his special day right here!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul

Nickname:

Ten

Birth date:

February 27, 1996

Age:

26

Zodiac Sign:

Pisces

Height:

5' 7.7"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$3 million

Chittaphon's Social Media:

Background

Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul, popularly known as Ten, was born on February 27, 1996, in Bangkok, Thailand. Ten is a household name within and outside the K-pop and C-pop genres. His style, swag, and undeniable talent have earned him fans worldwide. He is a Pisces of Thai-Chinese descent and attended Shrewsbury International School before fame. His interest in music was piqued early, and when he turned 15, he competed on ‘Teen Superstar,’ a Thai show. He competed under the stage name T.N.T. and won, gaining the leverage to sign a contract with an entertainment agency called Starship Entertainment.

Ten then joined S.M. Entertainment in 2013 after being selected in a company audition. He debuted on “EXO. 90:2014,” a K-pop show released in 2014. By 2016, the S.M. sub-unit, N.C.T. U, part of the group N.C.T., was formed with Ten and four other members. The boy group released their first single, ‘The 7th Sense,’ in April 2016. In 2017, Ten released his first single as a solo artist titled ‘Dream in a Dream.’ In April 2018, on the second season of “S.M. Station,” Ten released the single ‘New Heroes.’ It peaked at numbers four and five on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales. In the same year, Ten joined WayV, the China-based unit of N.C.T., and by January 17, 2019, the group released their first E.P. titled “The Vision.”

Ten went on to join the male K-pop supergroup SuperM in 2019. The group released its eponymous debut E.P. in October 2019. SuperM ranked number one on U.S. Billboard 200. Following their success, the group toured Europe, North America, and Latin America from November 2019 to February 2020. In August 2021, Ten released his third solo single, ‘Paint Me Naked.’

Career timeline

2011
The Appearance on "Teen Superstar"

Ten competes on the show and wins the competition.

2013
The Move to S.M. Entertainment

After succeeding in the agency’s global audition in Thailand, Ten moves on to S.M. Entertainment.

2016
The N.C.T. U is Formed

The S.M. Entertainment boy group sub-unit, N.C.T. U, is formed.

2017
The First Single

Ten drops his first solo single, 'Dream in a Dream,' under S.M.

2019
The First Group E.P. with WayV

The Chinese-based group releases its first E.P. called "The Vision."

2019
The First E.P. with SuperM

Ten joins the K-pop supergroup and they release their eponymous E.P.

Why We Love Ten

  1. He’s a great singer

    Ten is talented. His voice, dance moves, and performances are always top-tier.

  2. He’s athletic

    Ten is very particular about sports and working out. He plays basketball and always does his best to keep in shape.

  3. He loves animals

    Ten loves animals, especially cats. He also publicly advocates against animal cruelty.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He is a key team member

    In addition to being WayV's main dancer, Ten also occupies the center position.

  2. He speaks four languages

    Ten is fluent in English, Mandarin, Thai, and Korean.

  3. He competed in a dance show

    Ten competed on M.Net’s “Hit the Stage” and won the uniform challenge in episode six.

  4. He was exempted from the military

    Due to his past knee surgery, Ten was officially exempted from Thailand’s mandatory military service.

  5. Ten is his nickname

    Ten is not only his stage name but also the nickname given to him by his parents.

Ten FAQs

What is Ten’s favorite color?

His favorite color is black.

What is Ten’s favorite food?

Ten loves chocolate cake, sushi, chocolate pudding, and other classic Korean and Thai dishes.

Are Ten's parents Chinese?

Both his parents are Thai-Chinese.

Ten’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2023February 27Monday
2024February 27Tuesday
2025February 27Thursday
2026February 27Friday
2027February 27Saturday

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