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Eric Nam Profile, Bio, & Facts

Eric Nam
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Eric Nam (에릭남) is a South Korean-American singer and TV Host under The Eric Nam Company, Inc. He made his debut on January 23, 2013 with the mini album ‘Cloud 9’.

Eric Nam Profile

Stage NameEric Nam (에릭남)
Birth NameNam Yoon Do (남윤도)
OccupationSinger, host, MC
BirthdayNovember 17, 1988
Active Years2012–present
Age35 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height175 cm (5’9″)
Weight64 kg (141 lbs)
NationalitySouth Korean-American
Blood TypeO
MBTIINFP
Fandom NameNam Nations

Eric Nam Facts:

Early Life

– Eric Nam was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
– He graduated from Boston College and majored in International Studies with a focus on Political Science.
– He attended Peking University in Beijing, China for a year.
– He was a part of the orchestra in his high school and also played soccer there.
– He had the opportunity to tour Italy as a member of the Atlanta Boy Choir when he was younger, and also sing mass at Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. (Glamour)
– He stayed in Hyderabad, India for three months in 2011 because of a social fellowship. (RollingStone India)

Personal Life

– His Chinese zodiac sign is Earth Dragon.
– He has two younger brothers, Brian and Eddie.
– He believes in aliens.
– He is known as ‘Nation’s Boyfriend’.
– His favourite thing about being an idol is that he gets to create things that he loves and his least favourite is getting anxiety a lot.
– He minored in East Asian Studies in college.
– His brother, Eddie, is his manager.
– He has had paranormal experiences before.
– When he was younger, he used to crush on Lee Hyori and BoA.
– Eric Nam often listens to podcasts and music whilst getting ready. (Vanity Fair)
– He sees himself writing a lot, having a beach somewhere and sipping coffees, and maybe semi-retired in 10 years.

– His religion is Chirstianty.
– He was a business analyst before he became a singer, but he decided to pursue singing instead of regretting passing up his chance.
– He would fanboy the most over Barack Obama if he’d ever met him.
– If he were in a K-pop group, his position according to him would be Main Dancer, Main Singer, and Main Talker.
– Some of his hobbies are massages, songwriting, watching TV while eating, staying at home, travelling and photography.
– He gets sleep paralysis.
– When he was a freshman in college, JYP contacted him for an audition after seeing his cover video on YouTube.
– The defining moment of his career was releasing the album House On The Hill. (Vogue Singapore)
– He would choose NCT’s Mark, MAMAMOO’s Hwasa, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, Stray Kids Bangchan, BTS Jungkook and V, Jessi, SEVENTEEN’s Vernon and NEWJEANS for his dream K-pop group.
– He would rate his rizz-level negative 10-19.
– Eric Nam traveled extensively throughout Latin America, visiting countries such as Bolivia, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, and Ecuador to learn about the local way of life and economy.
– His favorite part about being an uncle is getting his nephew’s photos and videos daily.
– He has watched Midnight In Paris more than five times. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– If his house was ever on fire, he would run back in to get his computer, phone, and wallet.
– Rats are his biggest fear.
– His ideal first date is a chill nice dinner at a bougie restaurant with wine.
– He might date a fan.
– He said he dreams in both English and Korean.
– The first real concert he attended was of John Legend in high school.
– His first phone was a Samsung flip phone.
– Eric Nam watched Shinhwa a lot and used to imitate their dance moves with his brothers.

– He gave out his real number for his fans to text him. (WIRED)
– He first started making music in high school.
– The advice that he has for his 17-year-old self is to start making music right now.
– His dream is to collaborate with Adele.
– His go-to karaoke songs are Burno Mars’ “Treasure” and Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”.
– His celebrity crush is Jennifer Aniston.
– One of the wild fan experiences was, fans singing his songs to him and speaking Korean to him when he was backpacking through Sri Lanka for a show.
– He checks his phone first when he wakes up.
– He was introduced to kpop through YouTube.
– He carries an adapter and a tripod with him everywhere.
– He uses Clarin’s lip comfort honey oil.
– Important items that he brings on tour are a neck pillow, a nice scented candle, gaming things like Nintendo Switch or PS5, and medicinal things. (BuzzFeed Celeb)

– He has bad Tinnitus so he carries earplugs with him all the time.
– Eric Nam’s ideal type is “The most crucial factor is her personality, and it’s also critical that we get along. Regarding the physical aspects, I believe that when a woman has beautiful eyes, I am drawn to her.  

Career

– Eric Nam established his own agency called ‘The Eric Nam company’.
– His former agencies include B2M Entertainment (2012-2018) and Stone Music Entertainment (2017-2020).
– He has his own podcasts called ‘Kpop Daebak Show’ and ‘I Think Your Dope’.
– He auditioned for SM when he was in high school but he didn’t make it.
– He was selected as a public relations ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games.
– He started his career through Birth of a Great Star 2, he practiced for 8 months before placing in Top 5 contestants of the show..
– He has held a total of 5 concerts for now.
– On December 17, 2015, she was selected as a model for Nexon’s online game Mabinogi.
– He was a fixed MC of Arirang TV’s After School Club and The ASC Show.
– Eric Nam has collaborated with Namaste, RedVelvet’s Wendy, Somi, CHEEZE, and 2LSON.

– He was a host on SNL and received the highest ratings of the season in April 2016.’
– He also made an appearance on King Of Mask Singer and How Do You Play?.
– He was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 (Asia) in 2017.

Likes & Dislikes

– Red is his preferred color.
– His eyes are his favorite body part of himself.
– He hates dry skin.
– He loves buying a lot of cool outfits for his nephews.
– He likes talking over texting.
– His favorite lyrics of all time are “Please don’t let this love die”.
– His favorite things to do on weekends are sleep in, grab a meal, go for a hike, watch a movie, and pretend like he’s reading a book. (Seventeen Magazine)
– His favorite song to perform is “Honestly”.
– His fashion icons are Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Ryan Gosling, and David Beckham.

Food Preferences

– He doesn’t eat apples because he’s allergic to them.
– He enjoys trying new foods.
– His favorite pizza topping is pepperoni.
– He likes to pretend that he’s vegan.
– He would eat Korean cuisine for the rest of his life if he ever chose to.
– His favorite snack is pita or celery with hummus.
– He loves osatsu. (First We Feast)
– His favorite candy is warheads.
– He enjoys drinking orbitz.
– One restaurant he wants to visit back home in Atlanta is Waffle House.
– His one go-to Waffle House order is Hash browns and Texas Toast.
– His favorite foods include Paris Baguette cake, kettle chips, Yan Yan dessert, and Deulkkae Sujebi (Perilla seed dough soup).

Abilities

– He’s multilingual and can speak Mandarin, English, Korean, and Spanish.
– He can play the cello, guitar and piano.
– He is good at cooking Kimchi-Jjigae.

Personality & Habits

– Eric Nam would describe his personality in three words: nice, happy, and generous.
– According to him he’s really bad at flirting.
– It takes him 20 minutes to get ready.
– His biggest pet peeve is people talking too much.
– He doesn’t usually eat breakfast.
– He has a habit of buying a lot of clothes.
– He enjoys meeting new people.

Celebrity Friends

– Eric Nam is close friends with Khalid, an American singer.
– He is also close friends with Kevin, Henry, Ailee, f(x)’s Amber, BTOB ‘s Peniel, Jamie, and Jae (ex. DAY6).
– He is also friends with GOT7’s Jackson Wang and Kard’s BM.

Major Works

– His popular songs include ‘everything sucks’, ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore’, ‘Have We Met Before’, ‘Runaway’, and ‘Love Die Young’.

Awards

– He won Best Newcomer Award – Variety Award and Best Couple (with MAMAMOO’s Solar) Award.

Website:
ericnam.com

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: ericnam
Youtube: ericnam
Twitter: ericnamofficial
TikTok: ericnam
Facebook: Eric Nam Official
Cafe Daum: ericnamofficial 

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | SoundCloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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