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Nayeon (Korean: 나연; Japanese: ナヨン) is a South Korean singer and lyricist under JYP Entertainment. She is a member of the girl group TWICE.

She made her solo debut on June 24, 2022 with the mini album Im Nayeon.


2015: SIXTEEN, debut with TWICE[]

On May 5, 2015, she became a contestant on JYP's survival show, SIXTEEN. She finished the survival show in 2nd place, hence becoming a member of the girl group TWICE.[1] The group officially debuted on October 20, 2015 with their first mini album The Story Begins.

2022: Solo debut with Im Nayeon[]

On May 19, 2022, a teaser photo was posted on TWICE's social media accounts announcing that Nayeon will be making her solo debut with her first mini album, Im Nayeon, on June 24, 2022.[2]

2024: Na[]

On April 9, Xsportsnews reported that Nayeon is preparing for her June comeback. JYP Entertainment stated that no release date has been decided as of yet.[3] On May 11, it was reported that she will be having a comeback on June 14.[4] On May 13, Nayeon revealed her second mini album Na.[5]


Mini albums[]

Remix albums[]




Concert participation[]

  • Waterbomb Seoul 2024 (2024)[7]



Reality shows[]

Variety shows[]

Music video appearances[]


On September 6, 2022, Olive Des Olive revealed that they have selected Nayeon as their new model.[8] On January 17, 2023, Dazed Korea announced that Nayeon was selected as the new muse for Givenchy Beauty.[9] On April 29, 2023, Tommy Jeans revealed that they have selected Nayeon as the brand's newest ambassador.[10] On October 3, 2023, hair care brand Healing Bird revealed Nayeon as their new muse.[11]

  • BIOTHERM (2021)
  • Chaumet (2021)
  • Olive Des Olive (2022)
  • Givenchy Beauty (2023)
  • Tommy Jeans (2023)
  • Healing Bird (2023)

Writing credits[]

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[12]
Artist Song Album Type
TWICE "24/7" Twicetagram Writing
TWICE "Rainbow" Feel Special Writing
TWICE "Make Me Go" More & More Writing
"21:29 (Japanese ver.)" #TWICE3
"Depend On You" Eyes Wide Open
TWICE "Baby Blue Love" Taste of Love Writing
"F.I.L.A (Fall In Love Again)" Formula of Love: O+T=<3
Herself "Love Countdown" Im Nayeon Writing
"All or Nothing"
TWICE "Celebrate" Celebrate Writing[13]


  • The name Nayeon means 'elegant/graceful' and 'beautiful' in Korean.[14]
  • She was originally set to debut in the girl group 6mix.[15]
  • She is close friends with BLACKPINK's Jennie and Jisoo and Red Velvet's Yeri.
  • Instead of entering a cram school to study harder, Nayeon secretly attended JYP Entertainment's 7th Open Audition and became a trainee. She halted university studies during Sixteen, but is majoring in film studies.[16]
  • She is a huge fan of IU.[17]
  • Her left leg is weak due to a car accident when she was young.[18]
  • She is TWICE's fake maknae (although she is the oldest member of the group, she is well known for her youthful appearance, adorable cheeks, and vibrant, fun personality).[19][20][21][22][23]
  • She found out that she is allergic to sweet chili sauce when Chaeyoung bought the BTS Meal from McDonald's. [citation needed]
  • According to the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation, she was at the top of the May data in 2017. 31,424,347 pieces of data were examined from April 12 to May 13. Nayeon had a total of 864,556. This placed her as one of the most desirable female Korean Idols for commercial and modeling campaigns.[24]
  • In Gallup Korea's annual music polls which interview 1,500 people between the ages 13–29, Nayeon was voted the 11th most popular idol in 2016, only behind Tzuyu, and the 6th in 2017 and 2018, ahead of all her bandmates.[25][26][27]
  • She tried the MBTI test twice, her first MBTI was ESTP-A (Entrepreneur), but when she took it again, the personality changed to ISTP-A (Virtuoso)[28]. She is typed ESFP by fans.[29]
  • She has a birthday on the same day and month as WEi's Yohan, Stray Kids' Seungmin, GOT7's Jinyoung, Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon, and Apink's former member Yookyung.[30]


Main article: Nayeon/Gallery


  1. (KR) Nate: '식스틴' JYP의 미래 짊어질 9인, 걸그룹 트와이스 탄생 (종합)
  2. @JYPETWICE on twitter (May 19, 2022)
  3. Soompi: JYP Responds To Reports Of TWICE's Nayeon Making Solo Comeback In June
  4. (KR) Star News: [단독]트와이스 나연, 6월 14일 솔로 컴백 확정..권은비와 '서머퀸' 대전
  5. Soompi: TWICE's Nayeon Reveals Comeback Schedule + 1st Teaser For Solo Return In June
  6. Polygon: K-pop Girl Group Twice Joins the League of Legends K/DA Roster
  7. @waterbomb_official on Instagram (April 7, 2024)
  8. (KR) Apparel News: 올리브데올리브, 트와이스 나연 모델로 발탁
  9. @DazedKorea on Twitter (January 17, 2023)
  10. @TommyHilfigerJP on Twitter (April 29, 2023)
  11. @healingbirdkr on Twitter: October 3, 2023
  12. KOMCA: Searching Works (search 10023501 under Writers & Publishers)
  13. TWICE JAPAN 4th ALBUM 『Celebrate』 Tracklist. Twice Japan Twitter (2022-07-06). Retrieved on 2022-07-06.
  14. What Does The Name Nayeon Mean?
  15. Channel Korea: Several Female Trainees Have Left JYP Entertainment, What Happened?
  16. TWICE TV: Episode 1
  17. Koreaboo: What Dahyun Just Did To Nayeon Is Every Fangirl's Worst Nightmare
  18. Koreaboo: This Is Why TWICE's Nayeon Has Trouble Staying Balanced
  19. KpopStarz: 20 K-Pop Idols Who Are The “Fake Maknaes” of Their Groups Due to Their Child-Like Aura
  20. Soompi: 10 K-Pop Idols Who Could Easily Be Mistaken For Being Maknaes Of Their Groups
  21. Koreaboo: TOP 10 Female Fake Maknae Idols Voted By Fans
  22. Koreaboo: 10 K-Pop Idols Who Look Like The Maknaes, But Are Actually The Oldest In Their Group
  23. Koreaboo: Nayeon Has Actually Been TWICE’s Real Maknae This Whole Time
  24. Allkpop: TWICE's Nayeon tops the brand value ranking for girl group members in May
  25. Soompi: Koreans Choose Top 10 Artists And Top 20 Idols Of 2016
  26. Soompi: Koreans Choose Top Singers, Songs, And Idols Of 2017
  27. Soompi: Koreans Vote For Artists Who Shined The Most + Favorite Songs And Idols Of 2018
  28. Finding TWICE's MBTI EP.NAYEON
  29. Personality Database: Nayeon (TWICE) is ESFP
  30. Koreaboo: These 8 Dates Have Blessed The K-Pop Industry With The Most Idol Birthdays

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