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Exclusive: Interview with rising K-Pop star Eric Nam; talks life in spotlight and his music

Carene Chong

Mon Oct 13 2014

Eric Nam

RAPIDLY rising K-pop star Eric Nam was in town recently for the second annual KWAVE Festival. Carene Chong sat down with him to talk about his music, life in the limelight and hidden talents among others.

If you’re an avid fan of K-pop, you would’ve noticed a certain talent by the name of Eric Nam gaining quite a bit of attention and airplay of late.

Shooting to stardom through talent search show Birth of a Great Star 2 in 2011, the Korean American singer’s career gained further momentum this year following the release of his hit single ‘Ooh Ooh’ in April.

In addition to singing, he is actively involved in a range of other activities in the Korean entertainment industry including show hosting (After School Club), radio DJing and more.

He is also known for his interviews with a slew of Hollywood celebrities including Amanda Seyfried, Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton and Australia’s very own Miranda Kerr.

Currently travelling the world to meet his fans, Eric was recently in Melbourne for the KWAVE Festival as a special guest.

Meld Magazine had the chance to sit down with the star to talk about life in the spotlight, adapting to life in Korea, making music and what he looks for in a girl.

We also played a game called “Would you Rather” in which we made him choose between McDonald’s and KFC; dogs and cats; and Batman and Superman!

Were you at the KWAVE Festival in September? What did you think of Eric’s performances? Share your experience with us below.