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Chung Ha (청하; or Chungha) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under MNH Entertainment. She is a former member of the project girl group I.O.I.

She made her solo debut on June 6, 2017, with the mini album Hands on Me.

Career

2016: Produce 101 and I.O.I

From January to April, she participated in Mnet's survival television, Produce 101 as a trainee representing MNH Entertainment. She finished the survival in 4th, becoming member of the girl group I.O.I. The group debuted in May 4, with the mini album Chrysalis.

2017: "Week" and Hands on Me

After the disbandment of I.O.I, on January 29, MNH announced that she would debut as a solo artist. On April 12, a preview film for her pre-release single titled "Week" was released, and in April 21, the music video.

On June 7, she officially debuted with the mini album Hands on Me and its title track, "Why Don't You Know". On the same day, she held her showcase.

2018: Offset and Blooming Blue

On January 17, she released her second mini album, titled Offset, along with the title track "Roller Coaster". In music shows, she promoted the track "Offset" as well. Five months later, on July 18, 2018, she released her third mini album, titled Blooming Blue.

2019: "Gotta Go", Flourishing

On January 2, she released her first single album, titled "Gotta Go".

Main article: Planned I.O.I reunion

On June 24, her fourth mini album Flourishing was released with "Snapping" as its title track. "Chica" was also used during promotions.

2020: Collaboration and project singles, "Stay Tonight", "Play", upcoming studio album

On January 21, Chung Ha and Paul Kim released the collaboration single "Loveship".

On February 29, she released the single "Everybody Has" as the second release of MNH's 2020 music project New.wav.

On April 17, a timetable was revealed for Chung Ha's first pre-release single. It was later confirmed that she would be releasing her first full album.[1] The single titled "Stay Tonight" was released on April 27.

On May 30, Chung Ha released the single "My Friend" as part of a collaboration for Zion.T's reality show Song Farm!.

On June 9, the single "Be Yourself" was released as part of New.wav and in collaboration with Sprite.[2]

Discography

Studio albums

  • TBA (2020)

Mini albums

Single albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

OSTs

  • "Oh My Geum Bi OST Part.6" ("Snow In This Year" with HALO) (2016)
  • "Oh My Geum Bi OST Part.9" ("Snow In This Year" [Special ver.] with Heo Jung Eun, Hwang Ji Ah, Ooon) (2016)
  • "Strong Woman Do Bong Soon OST Part.4" ("Pit a Pat") (2017)
  • "Love Pub OST Part.3" ("How About You") (2018)
  • "It's You OST Part.1" ("Where Stars Lands") (2018)
  • "Hotel Del Luna OST Part.6" ("At The End of It") (2019)
  • "Dr. Romantic 2 OST Part.8" ("My Love")(2020)

Writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2017 Herself "Hands on Me" Hands on Me Writing
2018 "Offset" Offset
2019 "Flourishing" Flourishing

Filmography

Television shows

  • Entourage (tvN, 2016) - cameo (Ep. 1)
  • Ah! Sunday - A Running Miracle (EBS, 2017) - host
  • Please Take Care of My Vanity (Fashion, 2017) - MC
  • Idol Drama Operation Team (KBS, 2017) - cameo (Eps. 5 and 6)
  • Real Life Men and Women (MBN, 2018)
  • Everyone's Kitchen (Olive, 2019) - guest (Ep. 11)

Web series

Reality shows

Music video appearances

Endorsements

  • Papa Recipe (2017)
  • Shiseido (2018)
  • NBA Style Korea (with NCT 127) (2018)
  • Cheongha liquor (2018)
  • Nike (2019)
  • Sudden Attack (2019)
  • LG U+5G (2019)
  • Bosslave (2019)
  • Sprite (with Jang Ki Yong) (2019-present)
  • Clinique (2019–present)
  • Guljak Topokki Chicken (2019–present)
  • Dolce & Gabbana Beauty (2020-present)

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Chungha

Trivia

  • She moved to Dallas, Texas during her childhood.
  • She is fluent in English.
  • She is best friends with Yiyeon.[3]
  • She has a dog named Bambi.[6]
  • She like things with zombies.[4]
  • The app she uses the most on her phone is Netflix.[4]
  • Before becoming a trainee, she had worked part-time at a pet store, a fast food restaurant, and a cafe.[citation needed]
  • She auditioned for YG Entertainment, but didn't pass.[7]
  • She revealed on Hit the Stage that she almost quit dancing due to financial issues but she asked her family to allow her to continue as she was confident in it.[9]
  • During Produce 101, she got the nickname "Dance President" because of her great proficiency in dance, even to the point of freestyling a dance to impress the judges when they were first evaluated. Her skills later became more prominent as she choreographed to "Bang Bang" during the third evaluation and got recognized by Jessie J herself.[10]
  • She has trained for 2 years and 11 months before Produce 101. Including the show, she trained for 3 years and 3 months.[11]
  • She moves her hands and body a lot when she talks.[12]
  • She likes to do animal walking - a form of exercise requiring no equipment - when she's at home.[12]
  • She was nominated for "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020".[13]

Gallery

Main article: Chung Ha/Gallery

References

Official links

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