Nam TaeHyun revealed that he is going to have a fan meeting and concert in Tokyo in July, where he’ll be having lots of conversation with his fans and releasing his new songs. He will actively have lots of concerts and fan meetings inside and outside of Korea after his launching promotions in Japan. After his Withdrawal from WINNER, he formed SouthClub, which was named after his last name (Nam meaning south in Korean).
Now, he said he is going to release his single ‘hug me’ on 26th of May and a new EP album where Nam TaeHyun participated as a composer, lyric writer, arranger, and also a designer. The album is set to drop in July.
This is the first official activity since his departure from the group, so fans are highly anticipating for it.
Nam TaeHyun and Jung RyeoWon met last year through a mutual connections. Through their similar interest in art, the two became close in a very short period of time. Since then the two had started dating, and have been sharing a romantic relationship for almost a year.
Through WINNER’s busy and hectic schedules, the couple dated often near the idol groups’ dorm. However, with WINNER activities halted as of now and members busy with their individual schedules, TaeHyun and RyeoWon have been spending leisurely dates together. The couple were even spotted just a few days ago enjoying a date together at a cafe in ShinSa-dong.
Jung RyeoWon, born in 1981, and Nam TaeHyun, born in 1994, are making headlines as the historical couple to have 13 years difference in age with the woman being older.
Rumors of the two’s relationship started circling early this year when netizens discovered signs of the two’s love through each of the two’s Instagrams. However, TaeHyun at the time shut down the rumors by stating, “I will now only post non-personal posts as it may cause misunderstandings.” The two were dating at the time of his announcement.
Fans have been expressing mixed feelings about the breaking news as it follows only a few days after YG’s announcement of TaeHyun’s temporary hiatus from WINNER activities.
A lot of thought goes into creating the stage name for our idols… well, maybe some easier than others. Even so, the choosing process and the creativity that goes behind is very interesting to review. Did you know why we call these 10 K-Pop idols with the name that we do?
V’s real name is Kim TaeHyung. Pre-debut, he was given the choice of choosing between the name V, Lex and Cis. He though Lex sounded like a dog’s name and Cis sounded like sister, so he chose V. V actually doesn’t really know what he V stands for, but he liked it!
9. B1A4’s Baro
Baro’s real name is Cha SunWoo. Thinking he needed a more unique name, he was given the name Baro. Baro is short for ‘Baro SalJa’ meaning “Let’s live correctly”. As an idol of a proper lifestyle, it fit him very well!
8. B1A4’s SanDeul
SanDeul’s real name is Lee JungHwan. Since it’s a common name, he was given the name SanDeul from ‘SanDeulBaRam GatEun NamJa’ – meaning ‘man like a gentle breeze’. Given his soft visuals, soft voice, and soft personality we think the name is a home run!
7. EXO’s SuHo
SuHo’s real name is Kim JunMyeon. Thinking it’s old fashioned, Father SM named him SuHo. The word ‘Suho’ means to guard and protect. SuHo now guards, protects and leads the global stars EXO in all things. How fitting!
6. GFriend’s EunHa
EunHa’s real name is Jung EunBi. Besides the fact that there was another member with the name EunBi, the name is commonly used by other celebrities. She was named EunHa, short for ‘EunHaSoo’ meaning the Milky Way. Just as the name suggests, she shines brightly like a star on stage and of stage!
Loco’s real name is Kwon HyukWoo. Loco means ‘a crazy person’ in Spanish. He literally took the name, because his friends would often call him a crazy dog when he drank too much. Funny and fitting!
4. MAMAMOO’s Solar
Solar’s real name is Kim YongSun. It’s pretty old fashioned, so she took the last letter ‘Sun’, which can also mean the actual sun. From Sun, she took Solar, which can also mean Sol and La in the music scale. Considering her bright and energetic personality, along with her beautiful vocal skills, Solar was the perfect name!
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IU’s real name is Lee JiEun. The name was too common, so she took on the name IU, which is short for I and You. The name fully means ‘You and I become one with music’. IU’s musical talents shines brightly even through her name itself!
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2. VIXX’s N
N’s real name is Cha HakYeon. It’s a unique name in itself, but can sound feminine. He took the last letter from his name ‘Yeon’ and changed it into its Japanese equivalent – ‘Yen’. ‘Yen’ also means relationship in Japanese, so he took the name N.
1. SHINee’s Onew
Onew’s real name is Lee JinKi. He was hand picked by Father SM, so it made sense that Father SM would pick out his stage name as well. He was named Onew for ‘On’ meaning warm and ‘Yew’ meaning flowing. Onew perfectly embodies the warm feeling that you get when hearing Onew sing, as well as the idol’s friendly and puppy-like personality!
There are so many K-Pop idols that just fly right past us, and we just can’t keep up with every one of them! That’s why we want to press the pause button in your busy K-Pop life, and introduce you to one special K-Pop individual per week. In our PEOPLE column, we introduce you to everything special about our K-Pop Idol! We know who they are, but we want to share with you from start to finish, who what when where how they are! We’ve chosen them as our special idol of the week, so we plan to celebrate in style. That style is to bombard a whole page full of pictorial information about them, of course.
So, low and behold, our K-Pop idol sensation of the week: WINNER’s TaeHyun!
Everything You Need to Know About TaeHyun!
Nam TaeHyun’s a vocalist and producer of the group, WINNER.
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He’s also got major class and style. Figures, since he’s considered to be the artistic one of the group.
1994 is the year our story begins. Ever since he was a baby, TaeHyun’s had swagger all over the place!
Instiz & Naver Pann
Growing up, he didn’t lose any of it… maybe just a little…
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His full potential started to be properly groomed after he auditioned for YG Entertainment. He, along with the 4 members of WINNER, had competed in the reality survival show WIN. And of course he won and eventually debuted with the group title of WINNER (Which was YG’s newest boy band since the great Big Bang, btw).
Now he’s just having the time of his life as a YG super star.
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You know, just having serious bromance with the WINNER boys.