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Born and raised in the U.S., Eric says that “being able to release music and actively promote in what I consider my first home would be a dream come true.”

So who is Eric Nam, you ask? THIS GUY.

So who is Eric Nam, you ask? THIS GUY.

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Eric Nam’s not your typical K-pop star. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Boston College, where he graduated from in 2011 and thereafter accepted a job in management consulting.

Eric Nam's not your typical K-pop star. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Boston College, where he graduated from in 2011 and thereafter accepted a job in management consulting.

Just look at his adorable toddler self!!!

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This cover of 2NE1’s song “Lonely” (original here) earned him a spot on MBC’s Star Audition (think Korean version of American Idol), where he finished in the top five.

Eric was doing nonprofit work in India when he heard back about the in-person audition, having deferred his start date at his post-grad job. In an unexpected turn of events, he competed on Star Audition for eight months and subsequently signed with B2M Entertainment as a solo artist in September 2012. He released his first mini-album titled Cloud 9 in January 2013 with the lead single “Heaven’s Door.”

Eric Nam / Via youtube.com

Singles you can’t get out of your head like: “Ooh Ooh,” which features major jazz vibes and guest raps from Infinite’s Hoya.

🎺 Ooh ooh, oh pretty baby 🎺

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