Stray Kids' Bang Chan: Exhilarating journey of K-Pop star from ‘triple-threat’ to best fourth-generation leader

Bang Chan is often called the 'triple threat' for excelling in dancing, singing and composing songs all at once. The 'Glow' crooner is the main producer, lead vocalist, lead dancer and sub-rapper of the group.


                            Stray Kids' Bang Chan: Exhilarating journey of K-Pop star from ‘triple-threat’ to best fourth-generation leader
Stray Kids' Bang Chan completes ten years and fans call him the best leader of fourth gen K-pop (Instagram)

Stray Kids’ Bang Chan deemed as the ‘triple-threat’ K-pop superstar had endured probably one of the most challenging journeys to successfully debut as a trainee singer. He joined JYP Entertainment on April 2011 and stands as the most famous 4th gen leader of K-pop in 2021. From his pre-debut 3RACHA days to emerging as one of the most talented vocalists and dancers of all time, here’s a comprehensive look at Stray Kids leader’s career.

Bang (Christopher) Chan, the 23-year old Korean-Australian K-pop crooner passed a K-pop audition in Australia at the age of 13 in 2010. He moved to South Korea next to train under JYP Entertainment and it took six years for the budding singer to get his first chance to show the world his genius skills with 3RACHA.

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3RACHA with Han and Changbin

Prior to Stray Kids, Bang Chan got his first musical break with 3RACHA where he made music with Han and Changbin. The trio released a mixtape together titled 'J:/2017/mixtape', which comprised of seven tracks. The unit went on to make more self-composed songs and upload them on YouTube. After debuting with Stray Kids, the trio went ahead to perform on Mnet stage as 3RACHA. Watch the group's powerful bop below:



 

JYP Survival show 'Male Group Project

Bang Chan got his big break with JYP's survival show 'Male Group Project,' in 2017 where he was the leader of the group and later he would go on to become the leader of the group as well. Chan made his official debut with 'I AM NOT'.



 

Why is Bang Chan called 'Triple Threat'?

Bang Chan is often called the 'triple threat' for excelling in dancing, singing and composing songs. The 'Glow' crooner is the main producer, lead vocalist, lead dancer, and sub-rapper of the group. To celebrate the multi-faceted talented idol, fans also take different initiatives to let him know how much he is appreciated. For 'ten years with Bang Chan', the fans went ahead and posted their stories with Bang Chan and how the singer's strenuous years at trainee days resulted in making him so incredibly powerful. A fan shared, "Today marks Bang Chan's 10 years with JYP and i cannot stress enough how proud i am of him. Flying to Korea at such a young age to achieve his dreams, enduring the pain of being away from his family, training for 7 years before Stray Kids was officially formed."



 

The fan gushed, "He had fair shares of ups and downs but he never gave up. I am very proud of the man he has become. He is such a good leader, a friend, a son and a comfort person to his loved ones. He deserves nothing but love as he is such a hardworking and a loving person." 



 



 

'The Man behind Stray Kids'

Fans also believe that the success of Stray Kids can be traced back to Bang Chan's meticulous choice of people, self-composing songs and more. A fan said, "The man behind Stray Kids beginning, he chose the members, made the name, the logo and is responsible for producing their music. Bang Chan is the powerhouse of Stray Kids. A loving, responsible and caring leader who explores their creativity in music with his fellow members." And added, "To Bang Chan, i just want to say that you have come such a long way and i am proud of the man that you have become. You worked so hard and this is just the beginning of the many good things that will come through your way, know that you are loved and adored just the way you are." Another message read, "To Bang Chan, i just want to say that you have come such a long way and i am proud of the man that you have become. You worked so hard and this is just the beginning of the many good things that will come through your way, know that you are loved and adored just the way you are."



 



 



 

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Stream Stray Kids' 'Kingdom' performance below:



 

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