NAYEON Drops Highly Anticipated New EP "NA"

NAYEON, of the critically acclaimed K-Pop powerhouse TWICE, released her sophomore solo EP "NA" today via JYP Entertainment/Imperial/Republic Records on all digital and streaming platforms.

This release follows NAYEON’s first highly successful solo venture in 2022 with the release of IM NAYEON, which made Billboard chart history upon release. The EP debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart – making NAYEON the first K-Pop soloist to ever debut in the chart’s top 10 – and also took the top spot on the Billboard World Albums Chart and Top Album Sales Chart, making her the first K-Pop solo artist to have a No. 1 debut. IM NAYEON also boasts the biggest first-week sales for a K-Pop/Korean soloist in Billboard 200 history.

While her first EP, IM NAYEON, cleverly means both “I’m Nayeon” and “Lim Nayeon” (her full name) to highlight her reintroduction as a solo artist, NA also has a few meanings of its own: NA not only stands for NAYEON, but “Na” translates to “I” in English. Further, to NAYEON herself, it also means “me, only me!”, as she is showcasing only herself to the world with this release.

Through this EP, NAYEON – in conjunction with prominent artists and hitmakers such as J.Y. Park, AKMU's LEE CHANHYUK, Sam Kim, KISS OF LIFE's JULIE, Gingerbread and Sam Klempner and more – showcases her undeniable sparkle. The title track, “ABCD” is a pop-dance track reminiscent of the early 2000s, and the music video includes an exclusive dance break, which illustrates NAYEON’s talent and dynamic charm. 

"ABCD" Music Video

The EP’s additional six tracks include "Butterflies," "Heaven (Feat. Sam Kim)," "Magic (Feat. JULIE of KISS OF LIFE)," "HalliGalli (Prod. by LEE CHANHYUK of AKMU)," "Something," and "Count It.”

This solo release follows a momentous start to 2024 for TWICE. In February, TWICE released their 13th mini album, With YOU-th, which entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 upon release. The placement marked a major milestone for the group, as it was TWICE’s first No. 1 album since their debut in 2015 and extended their own record for the most top-10 albums on the Billboard 200 for a female K-Pop act, now totaling five. With YOU-th also solidified TWICE as achieving the most pure album sales of all K-Pop girl groups. The critically acclaimed mini album also secured the No. 1 spots on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and World Albums chart – the group’s fourth and sixth No. 1 placements on these charts, respectively. The following month, TWICE headed to Las Vegas for a sold-out, one-night-only encore performance of their 5th World Tour "READY TO BE” in the United States – “READY TO BE” ONCE MORE – at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium.

Listen to "NA" 

Ciera Reeves

Ciera is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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