Throughout all of TWICE’s meteoric successes – from instant K-pop classics to sold out worldwide tours – one question has loomed perhaps the largest on fan’s lips: when would a member get a shot at a solo venture? After all, K-pop labels are often fond of letting members venture out on their own, but TWICE has remained a sole unit since their official debut in 2015 (time sure does fly).
That’s finally set to change with the solo debut of popular member Nayeon, who’s set to release her first EP (mini album), IM NAYEON, on June 24th. This news quickly follows their encore performance in LA, one of the performances that made them the first K-pop girl group to play (and sell out) a proper North American stadium.
Alas, little else is known about the project as of yet, but you can check out its teaser artwork above. The news also follows the group’s members (finally) making separate, personal Instagram accounts. You can follow Nayeon here. Stay tuned to Beats Per Minute as more information becomes available.
Perhaps just as excitingly, this also opens the door for hopes of other members stepping out into the limelight on their own in the near future (this writer, for one, would adore a Jihyo solo). Who would you most like to see get their solo debut? Sound off on Twitter!