Elkie Chong
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Elkie Chong in February 2018
Born
Chong Ting-yan

(1998-11-02) 2 November 1998 (age 23)
Other namesElkie
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2009–present
Musical career
GenresK-pop
Instrument(s)Vocals
LabelsCube
Formerly of
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu PinyinZhuāng Dìngxīn
Yale RomanizationJōng Ding-yān
JyutpingZong1 Ding3-jan1
Korean stage name
Hangul
엘키

Chong Ting-yan, known professionally as Elkie Chong, (born 2 November 1998) is a Hong Kong singer and actress currently based in mainland China. She was previously a child-actress under in Hong Kong’s TVB and has appeared on several television dramas.[1] Under Cube Entertainment, she debuted as a member of the South Korean girl group CLC in February 2016.[2][3][4] Following her request to terminate her contract with Cube in December 2020, Elkie left both Cube and CLC in February 2021.

Early life

Chong was born on 2 November 1998 in Hong Kong. She attended Carmel Pak U Secondary School.[citation needed]

Career

2009–2015: Early career

Chong was a popular teenage star in Hong Kong, being a former member of the Hong Kong project girl-group Honey Bees, and also a child-actress under TVB who acted in almost 20 dramas.[1][2][5]

2016–2019: Debut with CLC and solo activities

Main article: CLC (group)

In February 2016, Chong was introduced as a new member of the South Korean girl-group CLC together with Kwon Eun-bin. She officially made her Korean debut on 29 February with the release of CLC's third EP, Refresh, and made her first public appearance with the group on the 463rd episode of Mnet's M Countdown performing "High Heels".[6][7][8]

Chong was announced to make her K-drama debut in March 2018, in the weekend drama Rich Family's Son as Mong Mong, a Chinese foreign exchange student.[9][10]

Chong made her solo debut with digital single "I Dream" on November 23, 2018.[11]

In 2019, Chong was cast in a recurring role in Chinese drama A Little Thing Called First Love as Yang Man Ling, a senior who is responsible for a radio station.[citation needed]

2020–present: Request for contract termination

In December 2020, Chong requested that her exclusive contract with Cube Entertainment be terminated on the grounds that the company violated the contract. She claimed that she had not been paid for her acting activities, and that Cube Entertainment had already stopped their "developmental support" of CLC.[12]

On February 3, 2021, Cube Entertainment confirmed Chong's departure from CLC, and her contract with the company has been terminated.[13][14] Chong currently resides and is pursuing a career in mainland China, although she maintains a good relationship with her former CLC members.[15] In June 2021, Chong collaborated with T.U.B.S member Ji Li [zh] for the song "Gave My Heart Away".[16]

Personal life

On February 20, 2021, Chong expressed her support for the People's Liberation Army in the 2020 China–India skirmishes by quoting a photo of the official Chinese media "People's Daily" on Instagram to pay tribute to the mainland border guards.

Discography

For Chong's works with CLC, see CLC discography.

Singles

Year Title Peak
position
Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

US
World

As lead artist
2018 "I Dream" Non-album single
Collaborations
2021 "Gave My Heart Away" (with Ji Li [zh]) Non-album single
Soundtrack appearances
2016 "After the Play is Over" (with Lee Chang-sub, Huta) After the Play Ends OST[17]
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting credits

All credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association, unless stated otherwise.[18]

Year Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2018 "I Dream" Yes Yes Becky

Filmography

Chong in 2017
Chong in 2017

Television series

Year Title Network Role
2009 Born Rich TVB Kiki
2010 The Comeback Clan Kay (young)
Suspects in Love Cheng Siu Man (young)
Can't Buy Me Love Kim Kiki
No Regrets Chan Mei Ting (young)
2011 My Sister of Eternal Flower
Ghetto Justice
Men with No Shadows Toi Yan (young)
2012 Three Kingdoms RPG
Highs and Lows Fong Teen Wai (young)
Friendly Fire Luk Yau Yee
Queens of Diamonds and Hearts
Tiger Cubs Grace
2013 A Change of Heart Tong Sin Hang (young)
A Great Way to Care ll
Sniper Standoff Wong Yeuk Ling (young)
The Hippocratic Crush II Yannis Suen
2014 Come Home Love Lovely Ling Lei (young)
Storm in a Cocoon Poon Hau Yee (teen)
Come On, Cousin Cai Jing Man (young)
Tomorrow Is Another Day Chung Yee Sum
Officer Geomancer Shek Kiu (young)
2015 The Menu HKTV Mallory Mak (young)
Wudang Rules TVB Wu Sei Mui
Smooth Talker Lam Ah Lui (young)
Captain of Destiny Wong Tai Nui (young)
Elite Brigade III RTHK Lee Ching
2016 Love as a Predatory Affair TVB High School Student
Fashion War TVB Student
2018 Rich Family's Son MBC Wang Mong-mong
2019 A Little Thing Called First Love Hunan TV Yang Man Ling

References

  1. ^ a b Hsia, Heidi (26 February 2016). "K-pop's CLC member Elkie was TVB's child star". Yahoo. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b Jeong, Ji-won (26 February 2016). "CLC 새 멤버, 홍콩 하이틴 스타 엘키". xsportsnews. Naver.
  3. ^ ""홍콩인, 한국서 ★된다"..씨엘씨 엘키, 中서 집중조명". 26 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Sorn's "PRODUSORN: Life as a Girl Group"". Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "薛家燕帶Honey Bees赴新演唱". 5 May 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  6. ^ "씨엘씨 '예뻐지게' M/V 공개, 논의 끝 권은빈-엘키 분량 포함…완전체로 다양한 모습 '눈길'". 3 March 2016.
  7. ^ "'엠카' 씨엘씨 컴백 어땠나…권은빈 '프류듀스101' 탓에 결국 불참". 3 March 2016.
  8. ^ "CLC – High Heels Comeback Stage M COUNTDOWN 160303 EP.463". Mnet K-POP. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  9. ^ "[공식입장] '부잣집아들', 김민규부터 CLC 엘키까지 라이징★ 합류" (in Korean). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  10. ^ "[Oh!쎈 컷] 김지훈부터 홍수현까지, '부잣집아들' 첫 대본리딩 공개" (in Korean). Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  11. ^ "[단독] CLC 엘키, 데뷔 3년만 첫 솔로곡 발표…23일 공개" (in Korean). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "CLC 활동 힘들어지나…엘키 "스스로 답답했다" 의미심장 자필편지". 스포티비뉴스 (in Korean). 31 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  13. ^ "[전문] 엘키, CLC 탈퇴한다". Mydaily (in Korean). 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Hong Kong-born Elkie of CLC leaves K-pop girl group after contract row with label Cube Entertainment". South China Morning Post.
  15. ^ Ziwei, Puah (20 April 2021). "Ex-CLC member Elkie says there was "no reason" to remain in the group". NME Asia. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  16. ^ "CLC前成员庄锭欣转战中国 携手T.U.B.S纪李推情歌". Oriental Daily News Malaysia (in Simplified Chinese). 26 June 2021. Archived from the original on 23 August 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  17. ^ "이창섭 (비투비), 엘키 (ELKIE) - 연극이 끝난 후 (Feat. 허타)" (in Korean). Melon. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Songs Registered Under ELKIE (엘키) (10020265)". Korea Music Copyright Association (in Korean).