Kangnam’s Profile

Name: Yasuo Namekawa/Kangnam Date of Birth: March 23rd, 1987 Birthplace: Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan Nationality: Japanese-Korean Blood Type: O Zodiac Sign: Aries Instagram: @kangkangnam Twitter: @kangnam11 Academy: Hawaiian Mission Academy

Facts About Kangnam

– Kangnam’s mother is Japanese and his father is Korean – His real name in Japanese means “strong man” – His special talents include English, playing the guitar, and playing the piano – His hobbies are composing, web surfing, snowboarding, doing sports, watching movies and vocal exercises – He also attended the Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was majoring in Communications, however, he left the school to pursue music instead – Kangnam said that his family is wealthy, but he doesn’t receive any financial support from them

Early Career: Debut with a Japanese Band

In March 2008, Kangnam debuted with the stage name Ya-Cha as a new member of the Japanese band Kick Chop Busters (KCB) and he left the band in 2010 for unknown reasons.

Debut with M.I.B

Kangnam debuted as a member of M.I.B under the label Jungle Entertainment on October 25th, 2011, with the title song “G.D.M” which stands for “Girls, Dreams, Money.” M.I.B (Most Incredible Busters) is a Hip-Hop band that has four members.

Solo Career in Japan

Kangnam released a Japanese solo debut album titled Ready to Fly on May 25th, 2016, under CJ Victor Entertainment. Kangnam’s first Japanese song was performed at KCON Japan where he debuted as a singer.

Kangnam’s Solo Discography

Say My Name

Kangnam’s first song as a solo artist was released on October 17th, 2011. A spin-off project while Kangnam was still a member of M.I.B.

What Should I Do

This is the second song after he succeeded with the song “Say My Name.” This song was released in 2014.


This song became the title of Kangnam’s first mini-album containing six songs. The song was released on September 10th, 2015. The lyrics are talking about the sweetness of falling in love.

Becoming Alone

This song was released in 2015 and Kangnam first sang this song on KBS TV.


This dance genre song is included in the Chocolate album. Anyone who listens to this song will feel like dancing.

Thing Called Happiness

Like the title, this song is about happiness, for the listeners will feel happiness and they will always be happy.

My type ft Jessi, Cheetah

This hip-hop song, attracted a lot of attention from the audience because the song is indeed very suitable for those who love hip-hop.

Kangnam’s Love Life

Kangnam has been rumored with several artists but among the rumors, there was no news that was clear regarding the relationship between Kang and the girls.

Ex-girlfriend: Uee

UEE and Kangnam started dating after starring together in Law of the Jungle in New Zealand. In September 2017, they broke up because they were busy with many activities. Kangnam said, “We were both busy due to our dramas, and as it was a public relationship, we broke up because it was too burdensome. Personally, I’m not the type to hide it when I have a girlfriend, and I thought it wouldn’t matter if we were found out. However, when I thought of the other party, it made me think it would be difficult. I feel apologetic.”

Lee Sang-hwa

On March 16th, 2019, Kangnam’s agency confirmed that he and the speed skater Lee Sang-hwa are dating. They got to know each other after appearing on the SBS variety show Law of the Jungle. Kangnam said “I liked Sang Hwa’s easygoing and kind appearance. We both became interested in each other around the same time and confessed our feelings to one another.” Kangnam hopes that this relationship will get better.

Plastic Surgery Rumors

A lot of rumors have said that Kangnam has had done plastic surgery but if we look carefully we can only see that he has taken good care of his body so that his appearance could be better. Of course, change can be seen since he debuted until now, but there have not been many changes since his debut.

Latest News of Kangnam

A post shared by 강남 (@kangkangnam) on May 28, 2019 at 5:58pm PDT Currently, he is starring in two variety shows, namely The Law of the Jungle and I Live Alone and he also briefly became a model for some magazines. Lee Sang-hwa and singer Kangnam were officially married on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Both held a wedding at a hotel in Seoul, according to Lee’s agency, Bonboo Entertainment, and Kangnam’s management, Dmost Entertainment. They first met in the SBS reality program “Law of the Jungle” in September 2018 and later became a couple. Lee Sang-hwa and Kangnam confirmed their relationship in March 2019. “We plan to live earnestly like a gold medal,” Kangnam told reporters ahead of the wedding, as reported by Yonhap. Lee Sang-hwa (30) is a successful speed skater. She won a gold medal in the women’s 500 meters at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and in Sochi in 2014. Lee Sang-hwa won a silver medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. She announced her resignation in May. Kangnam, who has a Japanese father and South Korean mother, began a career in entertainment with hip-hop group M.I.B in 2011. The 32-year-old Japanese singer said he proposed to Lee Sang-hwa a few months ago. That was all the information about the detailed profile of Kangnam and his real life. Congrats for his marriage with Lee Sang-hwa!

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