Today, September 21, we celebrate the 28th* birthday of EXO’s main vocalist and overall cutie Kim Jongdae!
Chen will be spending his birthday in Thailand, as EXO are currently holding their first of three “EXplOration in Bangkok” concerts (Sept. 20, 21, 22). What better way to celebrate, right? We are super jealous of Thai EXO-Ls who get to wish Chen a happy birthday in person… And enjoy his “Lights Out” solo stage live!😭
During EXO’s opening ment, Chen said:
Today’s atmosphere is very heated right from the start! I think I will never be able to forget Thailand because of the sound of your cheers. I look forward to your support!
Later on, at exactly five minutes before midnight (KST), the boys and the entire IMPACT Arena sang Chen “Happy Birthday” and chanted “Kim Jongdae! Kim Jongdae!” It’s what he deserves🥰
After the concert, Suho posted a selfie with the birthday boy on Instagram, with the caption: “Happy birthday, Jongdae-ya, I love you“. The sweetest leader!
Meanwhile, Soondingies all over the world went all out in celebration of Chen’s 28th; donating to charities, organizing various fan events, setting up bday ads, and more! Here are just some of the examples…
This Korean fansite donated and delivered firefighting supplies to local fire stations in Chen’s name.
Here is Chen’s bday video clip playing on The Portal building close to Bangkok’s IMPACT Arena, where EXO are holding their concerts…
…as well as an ad at the second bus stop in front of the Arena.
If you happen to be in New York, make sure to check out Chen’s birthday ad that the fandom arranged to play in Times Square! The ad is located on Broadway and West 43rd St. and it will be displayed from 6 am to 2 am EST every day until September 22.
Finally, don’t forget to tag all congratulatory posts on social media with #VocalKingChenDay. Honestly, we couldn’t think of a more fitting title.
Three of his birthday hashtags are already trending at #1, #3 and #4 worldwide on Twitter. That’s the power of Kim Jongdae!
EXO-Ls, are you ready for his solo comeback? The full tracklist has just been revealed!
And, hey, until then, you can enjoy the six masterpieces on Chen’s first album April, and a flower.
Dear our dear Chen, we wish you all the best❤️