Kim Chae Won (김채원; or simply Chaewon) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under Source Music. She is a member of the girl group LE SSERAFIM and a former member of the project girl group IZ*ONE. She ranked #10th on the hit survival show Produce48 with 238,192 votes, earning her a spot in the group.
She made her debut as a member of IZ*ONE on October 29, 2018 with their first mini album "COLOR*IZ".
On April 29, 2021, IZ*ONE disbanded after their contract of two years and six months ended.
On March 14, 2022, it was announced that Chaewon and IZ*ONE's former groupmate Sakura had officially signed to Source Music and would be debuting in their upcoming girl group. Not long afterward, it was announced that the new girl group, in which their name was later revealed to be LE SSERAFIM, will be making their debut sometime in May.
Chaewon debuted as the leader of LE SSERAFIM on May 2, 2022 with their first mini album "Fearless".