Nam Hyun-joon

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Nam Hyun-joon
Nam Hyun Joon and Lee Jun Ki.jpg
Nam Hyun-joon (right) and Lee Joon-gi (left)
Background information
Birth name Nam Hyun-joon
Also known as Poppin' Hyun Joon (팝핀현준)
Happy Hyun Joon
Born (1979-01-30) 30 January 1979 (age 35)
Origin Seoul, Korea
Genres Dance, Urban, Hip hop
Years active 1996–present
Labels Star Empire Entertainment,Simtong Entertainment
Associated acts Young Turks Club
Nam Hyun-joon
Hangul 남현준
Revised Romanization Nam Hyeonjun
McCune–Reischauer Nam Hyŏnjun
Stage name
Hangul 팝핀현준
Revised Romanization Pappin Hyeonjun
McCune–Reischauer P'app'in Hyŏnjun
This is a Korean name; the family name is Nam.

Nam Hyun-joon, often referred to as Poppin' Hyun Joon or Happy Hyun Joon, is a South Korean contemporary dancer. He is known for his popping techniques.[1] He is also a former rapper for Young Turks Club, and is now going back to the music industry, with his recent release of his latest album One & Only.


Nam Hyun-joon, also known as "Poppin Hyun Joon" is famous for his smooth "popping & locking" ticking, animation, and many other dance moves. He is one of the most famous poppers in the world bboy/breakdance leagues. He has gained considerable notice in Japan, where, in a poll taken by Japanese celebrities, he came in first place as the most well known foreigner.[citation needed] In an American poll, he came in fifth place in terms of knowledge of his dancing prowess by American dancers.[citation needed] Because of Poppin Hyun Joon's abilities, he often works training stars and choreographing dance routines for them. He has been in several dance groups, including Cyborg G, FREEZE and Newest35. Hyun-joon is known for his variety of Popping, and Tutting of body parts.

Hyun-joon is married to Korean Folk (Pansori) singer, Park Aeri.[2]


After the disbanding of Young Turks Club, Popping Hyun Joon decided to go into professional dancing. His skill and smooth moves gained recognition from many Korean celebrities such as V.O.S's Choi Hyun-joon. He was heavily influenced by the dance group Seo Taiji and Boys. Lee Juno from this group taught Joon and featured him in Juno's music video Amen.

In 2005 Joon released a song, titled Sajahoo (Korean for 'Lion's Roar'). He steadily gained popularity in Korea and performed at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He is currently in a dance group called Nam Hyun-joon and Kids, which plays on the name of Seo Taiji and Boys.

Nam Hyun-joon has released a hip hop album in 2007, One and Only, with a music video of the song Don't Stop.






  • Sajahoo (Lion's Roar)
  • Don't Stop


# Tracks
Vol. 1 One & Only
  • Released: 2007


  1. Dance School
  2. Don't Stop [Song Version]
  3. My Stage
  4. Two Face
  5. 사자후
  6. Gentleman In The Club
  7. Don't Stop [Narration Version]
  8. Fly High
  9. Fighter
  10. The New Born
  11. 내게로 와


  1. ^ Go, Seung-hui (고승희) (2008-06-18). "팝핀현준 "수제자는 이준기, 연예계 최고 몸치는 조PD"" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Immortal Song 2

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