June 29, 2022

Commendable journey of K-Pop artist Chungha from relatively unknown to superstar in just five years

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Chungha’s debut as a solo artist in 2017 surprised many of her fans. They were more familiar with her dance moves on the reality show ‘Produce 101′ than her voice. But since then, she’s carved out a place for herself in the competitive world of K-pop, garnered much respect from critics and created her own style of music. Songs like “Roller Coaster”, “Gotta Go”, and “Snapping” marked her place in the hearts of her fans, and now she’s become one of the country’s most beloved dancing queens. Before she debuted with I.O.I., she was part of a’ X-Fever’ dance group. The crew later appeared together on ‘Hit the Stage’ in 2016. Born in South Korea, Chungha and her mother left for Coppell, Texas, when she was seven. Her aunt’s family were living in Texas at the time and were able to help her family out in the early days. When she was fourteen, she returned to Seoul for schooling. Chungha nurtured her talent and passion for dance at Seoul’s N.Y. Dance Studio. It was here she met the dance teachers and friends with who she’d go on to share a stage. Like any other K-pop idol, Chungha was required to go through a training period in the early days. After passing an open audition held by J.Y.P. Entertainment and coming in third, she became a trainee under the agency for a while. At this point, she formed friendships with Twice’s Jihyo and Stray Kids’ Bang Chan. However, it didn’t work out, and she ended up leaving the agency, having to take on several part-time jobs. At this point, she says she thought about giving up her dream as a singer. Still, fate stepped in—she met with the previous manager of K-pop group ‘2 PM’ who persuaded her to join the then-unknown agency MNH Entertainment, and she has remained there ever since. She took part in the first series of Mnet’s ‘Produce 101’, finishing in fourth place and debuting as a member of I.O.I. After the project group’s dissolved, Chungha stepped out on her own and became the hit solo artist she is today. (Photos: Instagram)

 

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Commendable journey of K-Pop artist Chungha from relatively unknown to superstar in just five years

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Commendable journey of K-Pop artist Chungha from relatively unknown to superstar in just five years

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Commendable journey of K-Pop artist Chungha from relatively unknown to superstar in just five years

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Commendable journey of K-Pop artist Chungha from relatively unknown to superstar in just five years

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Commendable journey of K-Pop artist Chungha from relatively unknown to superstar in just five years

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