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10 Things You Need to Know About NCT’s JAEHYUN

10 Things You Need to Know About NCT’s JAEHYUN

The long-awaited single of NCT’s Jaehyun is finally out! After hearing Jaehyun’s song, we all wish we could be his Forever Only

First-ever solo

Before the single’s release, SM Entertainment had already revealed that Jaehyun contributed to the song’s lyrics, enabling him to link his emotions and creative potential to the music. ‘Forever Only’ is the fourth single from SM Entertainment’s ongoing NCT LAB project. The mentioned project aims to showcase the individual talents of NCT members. The fact that SM Ent. chose Jaehyun as the fourth artist to release a song via NCT Lab is an indication of how highly the company appreciates his vocal abilities. 

On the other hand, NCT fans (a.k.a. NCTzens) have long known Jaehyun for being a passionate and hard-working celebrity. He constantly gives his all, whether it’s for NCT or personal ventures, and his fans love him for it.

For sure, Jaehyun’s recent solo music piqued everyone’s interest. You’ve come to the right place whether you’re a new fan or just curious about him. Go on and scroll up to learn interesting facts about him.

10 Things You Need to Know About NCT’s JAEHYUN

1. He’s an Aquarius.

Jaehyun was born on February 14, 1997, which makes him an Aquarius-slash-Valentine boy. He has the same zodiac sign as NCT’s Johnny and Doyoung. Aquarius people are known to be free-spirited and optimistic.

Photo | _jeongjaehyun via Instagram

2. He started as an SM Rookie.

Before officially being part of NCT, Jaehyun was part of SMROOKIES, a pre-debut training team formed by SM Entertainment. In December of 2013, the entertainment company formally introduced its trainees, including Jaehyun, other NCT members, and some of Red Velvet members. Thanks to SMROOKIES, people got to know the trainee Jaehyun prior to his NCT debut.

3. He used to live in America.

Have you noticed Jaehyun’s English fluency? It’s because he lived in America for four years before going permanently to Korea with his family. That explains his English speaking ability and subtle American aura.

Photo | _jeongjaehyun via Instagram

4. His real name is not Jaehyun. 

Actually, the 25-year-old idol’s legal name is Jeong Yoon Oh. Shook?

ICYDK, Alongside Hangul names, Koreans also have Hanja names. Due to a technical problem, the Jeong family decided to change his given name from Jae Hyun to Yoon Oh since Hyun has no corresponding Chinese-Korean Hanja character.

Photo | NCT via Instagram

5. He’s friends with ‘97 liner idols.

The friendship between male idols born in the year 1997 is widely regarded as one of the best in the K-Pop industry. Also known as the ’97 liners, the squad is composed of NCT’s Jaehyun, BTS’ Jungkook, GOT7’s Yugyeom and BamBam, SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu, The8 and DK, and ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo.

We haven’t seen any photos of their entire group yet, but, based on their varied personalities, they surely get along very well.

Photo | bambam1a via Instagram

6. He worked as a DJ and TV host.

Aside from singing and dancing, Jaehyun also used to be a radio and TV host!

From 2017 to 2019, Jaehyun served as a DJ of NCT’s Night Night together with his co-member Johnny. It is a program created by the South Korean radio station called ‘SBS Power FM.’ 

After working at SBS FM for two years, he was subsequently given a new project by its TV network. Along with Korean idols Minhyuk and Naeun, Jaehyun joined a trio of hosts in October 2019 for the South Korean music show Inkigayo, hosting the show every Sunday. After more than a year, the trio finally bid goodbye to the show.

Surely, Jaehyun is a great host and SBS loved it!

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Photo | nctnightnight via Instagram

7. He is the newest PRADA Ambassador.

He is one of the ambassadors of the Italian luxury fashion brand Prada after being named its newest global ambassador. 

Last June 2022, Jung Jaehyun traveled to Milan, Italy, and made a dazzling appearance at the Spring-Summer Prada Uomo Fashion Show. That marked the beginning of his activities as a Prada ambassador.

Photo | _jeongjaehyun via Instagram

8. He’s an actor.

Actor Jaehyun recently made his acting debut with a major role in a mini-series titled Dear M! The series follows the university life of four students and their search for “M” who turns things upside down after publishing an article on the university’s website.

Jaehyun played the role of a sophomore computer science student who, on a side note, struggles to confess his feelings to his longtime best friend. After the premiere of his drama, many began to compliment him for his amazing performance even though he is a newcomer. 

Photo | KBS2

9. He has a unique vocal.

What distinguishes Jaehyun from his fellow NCT members is his rich vocals. Although he has a deep and husky-kind of voice, he can still sing as high as a tenor. Indeed, he has a vocal tone that is one of a kind in the KPOP industry.

Photo | _jeongjaehyun via Instagram

10. He has dimples.

We can all agree that dimples are *cute.* 

You may not have noticed it but Jaehyun has two dimples–one on each cheek. This explains why Jaehyun’s smile makes girls feel like they are on cloud nine. Perhaps his dimples are adding some kind of magic to his appeal. After all, dimples are highly regarded by people as a charming feature of a person. 

Photo | NCT via Instagram
A K-Pop idol, actor, and luxury brand ambassador—make way because no one’s gonna stop Jaehyun from rising to the top!
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