Nam Jin

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Nam Jin
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Background information
Born (1946-09-27) September 27, 1946 (age 73)
Mokpo, Korea
Years active1965-present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNam Jin
McCune–ReischauerNam Jin
Birth name
Revised RomanizationKim Nam-jin
McCune–ReischauerKim Nam-jin

Nam Jin (Korean남진; born September 27, 1946) is a South Korean trot singer.[1] He debuted in 1965 with the album Seoul Playboy, and became one of South Korea's most popular singers of the 1960s and 1970s.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nam Jin was born Kim Nam-jin (Hangul: 김남진) in 1946 in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province, South Korea.[1][3]


Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result[4]
2017 Order of Cultural Merits Nam Jin Won

MBC Ten Singers Match[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result[5]
1971 King of Ten Singers "Should Have a Beautiful Heart" (마음이 고와야지) Won
1972 "With My Dear" (님과 함께) Won
1973 "Don't Change, My Dear" (그대여 변치마오) Won

TBC Broadcast Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result[5]
1969 Best Song (Male Artist) "My Heart Aches" (가슴 아프게) Won
1971 "Should Have a Beautiful Heart" Won
1973 "Don't Change, My Dear" Won


  1. ^ a b "남진 소개" [Nam Jin Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  2. ^ "Nam Jin releases five new songs". The Korea Times. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  3. ^ Hong, Ji-yeon (2017-04-15). "Delicious snacks and entertainment draw crowds at night". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ Yoon, So-yeon (2017-11-04). "Culture ministry hands out annual awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  5. ^ a b "설특집 '다시 부르는 그때 그 노래' 6부 10대가수(2)". YTN Radio (in Korean). 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-12.