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My Idol Photostory: Johnny Of NCT 127

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As one of the two newest members to the NCT 127 sub-unit, NCT member Johnny has hardly had time to make an impact – yet he’s quickly been making his way to the top of everyone’s idol bias list.

With his ‘bad boy’ rap flow and stageside bravado, Johnny has quickly proven himself to be vital part of NCT – and a worthy K-Pop artist to feature in our ‘My Idol’ weekly feature. Find out all the 411 on NCT 127’s Johnny below!

Johnny Seo was born Seo YoungHo on February 9, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois. He was discovered at the Chicago stop of SM Entertainment’s global auditions back in September 2007. 

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Johnny was picked up by the agency for his musicality and b-boy dancing skills. One of his special talents is piano playing, and during his time promoting with SM Rookies, he was given the opportunity to play piano for fans.

As NCT’s resident Korean-American, Johnny (along with fellow member Mark from Canada) is often asked to communicate with international fans in English. However, English and Korean aren’t the only languages he knows! He can also speak a little Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese, as seen in the clip below.

Johnny began training with SM Entertainment back in 2008. During his training period, it was rumored he was supposed to become a member of EXO, but was kept from debuting. However, Johnny has since dispelled the rumors, saying that while he did train alongside EXO members, debuting through EXO was never really part of the plan.

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In December 2013, he was finally introduced to K-Pop fans through the label’s SM Rookies trainee team project. During his time as an SM Rookie, he performed as a part of the male dance unit SR14B, alongside ex-SM trainee Hansol and future NCT group mates Taeyong, Yuta, JaeHyun, and Ten.

 

2016 was the year that Johnny was able to show off a whole different talent – DJing! He took the stage as DJ Johnny at the 2016 Spectrum Dance Music Festival, working the turntables as a part of SM Entertainment’s special Dreamcatcher stage.
In October of the same year, he also appeared as the featured DJ for the SM STATION industrial rock track “Nightmare,” collaborating with Yoon Do Hyun, Reddy, G2, and INLAYER.
Finally, in January 2017, Johnny made his NCT debut through the unit group NCT 127’s single “Limitless,” where he captured fans’ hearts with his boyishly masculine rap delivery and equally limitless body rolling. (Hit those body rolls, Johnny! Get it!)

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Johnny returned with the rest of the group in June with NCT 127’s most recent single “Cherry Bomb,” which nabbed them their very first music program on Mnet’s “M!Countdown.”

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The growing popularity of NCT as a whole has definitely helped Johnny gain popularity as well! Since debuting, Johnny has been showing off his versatility as a 4-D idol and expanding into other projects.

Most recently, he replaced group member DoYoung as a male idol make-up guru on the second season of the beauty variety show “Lipstick Prince.” Check out his promo for the program and bask in his dreaminess.

He has been also co-hosting SBS Power FM’s “NCT’s Night Night” radio show with fellow NCT member JaeHyun, something that he says has really helped him brush up on his Korean speaking skills.

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2017 has been a huge year for this rookie idol, and we’re only halfway through it. We’re excited to see what else Johnny has in store for his first year. There’s no doubt that his career’s about to soar!

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Keep supporting NCT, and keep rooting for Johnny!

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