Nam Hyun-joon (Korean: 남현준; born 30 January 1979), often referred to as Poppin' Hyun Joon (Korean: 팝핀현준), is a South Korean dancer, rapper and singer. Best known for his popping techniques, he is considered a pioneer of South Korean breakdancing.
30 January 1979|
|Other names||Poppin' Hyun Joon|
|Occupation||Dancer, rapper, singer|
|Known for||Popping techniques|
|Genres||Dance, Urban, Hip hop|
|Labels||Star Empire, Happy Face|
|Associated acts||Young Turks Club, A-Force|
|Revised Romanization||Nam Hyeonjun|
|Revised Romanization||Pappin Hyeonjun|
Nam Hyun-joon is famous for his explosive popping moves including:ticking, animation, tutting, and gliding. He is considered to be one of the most well-known poppin dancers worldwide breakdance leagues. Due to his well-known dancing abilities, he often trains stars and hired as a dance choreographer. He has been in several dance groups, including Cyborg G, FREEZE, and Newest35.
Following the disbandment of Young Turks Club, Hyun-joon made the decision to pursue professional dancing. His skill and smooth moves gained recognition from many Korean celebrities, most notably V.O.S member Choi Hyun-joon. Hyun-joon is influenced by the dance group Seo Taiji and Boys and was eventually featured in the music video "Amen" by Lee Juno.
Hyun-joon released a song titled 'Lion's Roar' in 2005 which lyrically describes his hardship and determination for dance. He steadily gained popularity in Korea during this time and performed at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He is involved in a dance group called Nam Hyun-joon and Kids, which is a play on the name Seo Taiji and Boys.
Following the success of his previous single, Hyun-joon released his first hip-hop album, One & Only, in 2007. A music video for the lead single, "Don't Stop", was released and the song was promoted on televised music shows.
In late 2014 Hyun Joon won the National Creative-Economy Award for his artist entrepreneur company Poppin HyunJoon Art Company (PAC) and often appears in mainstream TV with his wife Park Aeri to promote the fusion combination of Arirang and Poppin.
- Over the Rainbow (2006)
- Poppin Hyun Joon – Poppin Dance Lecture (2007)
- Kungfu hip hop (2008)
- Don't Stop (2005)
|Title||Album Details||Peak chart
|One & Only||
Award and nominations
|2020||18th KBS Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award (Reality Category)||Mr. House Husband 2, Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (with Park Ye-ri )||Won|||
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- One & Only. Naver Music (31 July 2014). Retrieved on 31 July 2014.
- 팝핀현준·박애리 부부, 달샤벳 소속사와 전속계약. OhMyStar (31 July 2014). Retrieved on 31 July 2014.
- Park Yoon-jin (6 September 2020). "'복면가왕' 김산호·남승민·채은정·팝핀현준 출연, 반전의 연속 [종합]". My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 6 September 2020.
- POP, 헤럴드 (24 December 2020). "[2020 KBS 연예대상]김숙, 대상 "父·하늘에 계신母 감사" 감격의 눈물(종합)". pop.heraldcorp.com (in Korean). Retrieved 26 December 2020.