Cha Hak Yeon, better known by his stage name N, is a South Korean singer, actor, presenter, and former radio host. Born in Changwon, South Korea, N’s family consists of himself, his parents, one older brother, and two older sisters. He studied at Howon University and spent a year in Japan.
Before debuting with VIXX, N participated in a musical called “Kwanghwamun Love Song” and entered dance competitions. He has an extensive dance background, specializing in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Hak Yeon was one of ten trainees who were contestants in Mnet’s survival reality show MyDOL and was chosen to be a part of the final line-up, and the 6-member boy group finally debuted with “Super Hero” on May 24, 2012, on M! Countdown. He debuted as a member of VIXX.
He began his acting career in 2014 in “Hotel Kin”g, and he started his career as a radio host in May 2015 with his show VIXX N K-pop. On November 3, 2020, Cha Hak Yeon announced that after consideration, he won’t be re-signing with his agency, but without leaving VIXX, and signed a contract with the acting agency “51K”.
On March 4, 2019, N enlisted for his military service and was discharged on October 7, 2020.