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Im Na-yeon (born September 22, 1995), better known mononymously as Nayeon, is a South Korean singer. After participating in the survival television show Sixteen in 2015, she became the lead singer of the South Korean girl group Twice, under JYP Entertainment.[1] For two years in a row (2017 and 2018), she was voted the sixth most popular Korean idol in Gallup Korea's annual music poll.

Lim Na-yeon at a fanmeet in Jamsil, in May 2016 02.jpg
Nayeon in May 2016
Native name
Im Na-yeon

(1995-09-22) September 22, 1995 (age 24)
Seoul, South Korea
Musical career
Years active2015–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationIm Na-yeon
McCune–ReischauerIm Nayŏn
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On September 15, 2010, Nayeon secretly attended JYP Entertainment's 7th Open Audition after which she became a trainee.[2][3][4] In 2013, she was cast as a member of 6mix, a JYP girl group that was planned but never debuted.[5][6] Prior to Sixteen and her debut as a member of Twice, she appeared in various television advertisements.[citation needed] She also made a cameo appearance in the second episode of KBS2's 2012 Korean drama Dream High 2.[7]

In Gallup Korea's annual music poll for 2017, Nayeon was voted the sixth most popular idol in South Korea, ahead of all her bandmates.[8][9] In the 2018 poll, she was again ranked sixth, receiving 6.7% of the votes.[10][11]


Songwriting credits
Year Song Album Note(s)
2017 "24/7"[12] Twicetagram With Jihyo
2019 "Rainbow"[13] Feel Special N/A
"21:29"[13] All Twice members


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Network Role
2012 Dream High 2 KBS Cameo

Broadcast programmesEdit

Year Title Network Role
2018 Idol Star Athletics Championships MBC Presenter[14]


  1. ^ Jeong, Jun-hwa (April 13, 2015). "JYP 신인 걸그룹 프로젝트 '식스틴', 첫 멤버 나연 공개..비주얼+실력". OSEN. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ Kim, Yoon-jeong (October 14, 2015). "박진영 교복 광고 찍은 걸그룹 '트와이스'는 누구? 공승연 동생에 SES 유진 닮은꼴까지… 준비된 '한류돌'". SportsQ (in Korean). Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "트와이스 쯔위 "연습생 생활하면서 꾀병부리고 쉰적 있다" ②". Star News (in Korean). 2015-11-06. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "[네이버 연예] 아이엠그라운드, 트와이스 소개 하기!". Naver (in Korean). Naver Corp. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Yun, Seong-yeol. "[단독]'선미 피처링' 리나, JYP新걸그룹 데뷔..미모·실력 겸비". Naver TV (in Korean). Naver Corporation. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "All about Nayeon, Tzuyu". Twice TV. Episode 1. July 17, 2015. Naver. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin. "JYP의 취향│③ 열여섯 명의 [식스틴] 멤버들을 소개합니다". ize (in Korean). ize Magazine. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "2017년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 – 최근 11년간 추이, 아이돌 선호도 포함" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. December 19, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Peterson, Jacques (December 20, 2017). "IU dominated Gallup Korea's yearly music poll". SBS. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "2018년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 - 최근 12년간 추이 포함" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. November 30, 2018.
  11. ^ Hicap, Jonathan (December 26, 2018). "Gallup Korea names favorite singers, songs in 2018". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "twicetagram". TWICE JYPE. October 30, 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  13. ^ a b "TWICE THE 8TH MINI ALBUM Feel Special Track List". TWICE JYPE. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  14. ^ "'추석특집 2018 아육대' 트와이스 나연, 감스트, 붐까지! 떠오르는 대세 MC 3인 출격!". (in Korean). May 30, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nayeon at Wikimedia Commons