To commemorate N’s recent birthday on the 30th of June, we’ll be focusing on VIXX’s N for this week’s Weekly Idol! You may know N best as the leader of VIXX, but he’s notably featured in many dramas on a number of TV shows as well as TV dramas.

N otherwise acknowledged as Cha Hakyeon was born on the 30th June 1990. He was born in Changwon, Korea to a family of 6. As a member of VIXX, he is well-recognised for his vocals as well as his dancing skills. He is VIXX’s main dancer, and this has been showcased in a number of occasions. For example: for N’s recent birthday celebration, he released a special performance video for his fans. The video showcased his dancing talents through a performance to the song, Fate (인연). The song is from Lee Sun Hee, however, it has been covered on several occasions such as Superstar K6. Whilst his performance is aesthetically pleasing, it conveys an oriental, traditional vibe.

N has also been a participant of various variety shows. To commemorate his vocals, he was a participant of King of the Mask Singer. To summarise the show’s concept, they compete one-on-one in three elimination rounds. First round, they compete with the same song, with the following second and third round where they sing solo songs. The winners of each of the pairs are selected by the audience through instant vote along with the judges. For those who are eliminated, they then reveal their identity behind their mask. The winner of the third round then competes against the previous competition’s Masked King. The concept of the show is to conceal their identity to avoid prejudice voting due to age, popularity or career. They are judged based on their skill as a performer instead.

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For this particular episode, 101, N participates under the disguise of “Got My Favourite Dartman”. In this round, he is competing against ‘All Together Cube One Wheel’, best known as CNBLUE’s Jonghyun.

Whilst he is also a talented vocalist, he is also able to compose and write his own lyrics. In 2017, he wrote a song called ‘Cactus’ which was written for their Japanese EP, Lalala ~ Thank you for your love ~ (ラララ ~愛をありがとう~). In 2018, he composed and wrote lyrics for their 3rd studio album, Eau De VIXX. Along with co-member, Ravi, they composed the lyrics for the song, ‘Resemble’. Check out the recording sketch of Cactus below:

Fun fact, did you know that N is super close with the actor, Lee Won Keun? The pair featured on the show, Celebrity Bromance where they showcased their closeness. Funnily enough, the boys have actually acted together. If you didn’t know already, the pair acted together in the drama, Cheer Up/Sassy Go Go! The drama features the likes of Apink’s Eunji, and actor, Jisoo. You can check out their first episode of Celebrity Bromance together below:

Fun facts about VIXX’s N:

  • His favourite food is meat. He likes all types of meat, especially Galbi!
  • He is the choreography teacher for the idol group, MYTEEN.
  • His ideal type is someone kind and wise, like SNSD’s Seohyun!
  • He said if he was a girl, he’d date co-member Ravi for his innocence.

Lastly, don’t forget to follow VIXX’s N’s social media to keep updated, and if you haven’t already, check out VIXX’s latest comeback ‘Scientist’ released two months ago!

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