Kim Chung Ha or Chung Ha was a former member of the group I.O.I which disbanded in 2017. She is now a soloist under MNH Entertainment. She became famous for finishing fourth in Mnet’s survival show Produce 101 – a show through which the group I.O.I was formed. She has over 4.7 M followers on her Instagram (@chungha_official) and has over 290.8k followers on her Twitter (@CHUNGHA_MNHent). With her dark brown eyes and her beautiful lips, she charmed her fans. Her Fanclub name is BYULHARANG. She is famous for being a singer, songwriter, dancer, and superb choreographer.
Stage name: Chung Ha
Real name: Kim Chung Ha
Occupation: Dancer, Singer, Choreographer, and songwriter
Birthday: February 9th, 1996
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Chung Ha – childhood and trainee day facts!
- Chung Ha is 24 years old, who will be 25 in less than two months.
- Though born in Seoul – South Korea, she was raised in Dallas, Texas.
- She lived in Texas for nearly 8 years with her English name Annie Kim.
- She was not at all good at math and was not good at sports too and was even scared of ball games, a stark contrast to her bravery when it comes to haunted related matters.
- She graduated from Sejong University with dance as her major.
- She is coming from a middle-class family.
- She has a dog named Bambi.
- She first auditioned for YG Entertainment unsuccessfully and later joined JYP Entertainment. (She is currently under MNH Entertainment)
- Though her training period was 3 years and 3 months, her dance training period was nearly 7 years.
- Due to financial issues, she nearly quit her dance training classes.
- At that time, her wish was to earn a lot of money to help her mother financially, then to travel for leisure and to donate some of it.
- She finished fourth on Produce 101 and earned popularity with her freestyle dancing.
Chung Ha’s transition from I.O.I member to soloist!
I.O.I was a temporary group where trainees from different companies joined to compete and create the ultimate girl group. They had already set a disband date even before they debuted. So once I.O.I’s contract ended, they returned to their respective agencies.
After I.O.I disbanded at the end of January 2017, MNH Entertainment announced on 29th January that Chung Ha will debut as a soloist. She released a pre-debut single “Week” on April 21st, and later on, June 7th, she officially debuted with the mini-album – “Hands on Me.”
CHUNG HA is now one of the most sought-after soloists coming from Korea and has become one of the top solo artists in Korea. With her latest single – “Dream of You” which was a collaboration with the world-famous DJ & Producer R3HAB, further established her as a global phenomenon.
Chung Ha – Favorites, likes, and dislikes!
- Favorite numbers – 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9
- Favorite food – tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes), tangsuyuk (a meat dish with sweet and sour sauce), and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos as snacks.
- Favorite season – Autumn and Winter
- Favorite things she likes – Animal Farm (TV show), watching movies alone, lavender scent.
- Role models and her favorites – Lee Hyori, BoA, IU
- Favorite song – Ariana Grande‘s “No Tears Left To Cry”
Some Chung Ha facts!
- Nicknames: Alcohol (since her name resembles an alcohol drink brand), Worry Doll (since she is always worried), Grandma.
- She stays quite honest, polite, and humble.
- Her specialty lies in freestyle dancing and choreography.
- She loves eating the most.
- But she is not a good cooker.
- She likes to eat something sweet whenever she feels bad or feels stressed.
- She recently released a collaboration single – “Dream of You” with the world-famous DJ & Producer R3HAB.
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Chung Ha was tested positive for Covid-19 three days before her release of pre-release single “X.”
All her upcoming releases have been postponed, which include her first studio album – “Querencia” which was scheduled to be released on January 4, 2021.
Stay tuned to know more!
Check out the teaser for pre-release single “X”
Latest Chung Ha MV – “Dream of You”
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