“Eric Nam is redefining the role of the international pop star.” — Highsnobiety
“Eric Nam shows no signs of slowing down with the release of “Before We Begin.” — Buzzfeed
“Before We Begin EP is just a taste of what Eric Nam has to offer U.S. music industry.” — Billboard
K-pop sensation, Eric Nam, is kicking off 2020 with a world tour in support of his new album, Before We Begin. Following the recent announcement of five dates throughout Asia (on sale now) during the month of January, Eric Nam announced that the tour will arrive in North America this February.
Kicking off in San Diego on February 2nd, the tour will touch down in 24 North American cities, including Atlanta, Chicago and two nights in both New York and Los Angeles, before heading to Latin America for dates in Buenos Aires, São Paolo, Mexico and more. The last time Eric Nam brought his live show to the Western Hemisphere was in support of his previous album, Honestly,
which debuted at #6 on the Billboard world album charts in April 2018. The Honestly tour was the
best-selling of all time by a solo K-Pop artist.
Released on November 14th, 2019, Eric Nam’s latest body of work, Before We Begin, “pushes forward his transition from K-pop star to global pop singer-songwriter.” (Rolling Stone India) Written over the span of two years and recorded between Nashville and Los Angeles, the 8-track, all-English project offers a relatability that defies expectations placed on many Korean icons and tests the waters for the reception of Eric Nam’s music in his native language.
In a recent interview with Travis Mills on Beats 1 Radio, Eric Nam shared, “We’ve never done it before like this and so I think it’s an experiment on its own and it was a risk but I’m really glad we took it because I think it’s a first step towards doing music the way that I’ve always wanted to and I’ve always dreamed about.” The album has already been streamed over 3 million times since release and within moments of the album launch #CongratulationsEricNam was trending globally on Twitter.
With a die-hard, global fan base in the millions, Eric Nam is best known as “a multi-faceted
entertainer who never stops pushing forward with what’s next.” (Forbes) A singer, songwriter, and
TV personality, Eric’s unconventional career trajectory has shattered the glass ceiling for those who
share his background and identity. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia as a first generation Korean
American, Eric left his 9-to-5 in consulting to follow his passion in music when a viral YouTube
cover opened new doors for him in South Korea. Three EPs later (Cloud 9 in 2013, Interview in 2016, and Honestly in 2018), Eric Nam is named GQ Korea’s Man Of The Year, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, Honorary Ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and is recognized for setting many firsts. He was selected as Delta Air Lines’ first-ever global endorsement model.
From collaborations with renowned artists and producers, such as Timbaland, Gallant and Marc E. Bassy, to his chart-topping podcast, “K-pop Daebak w/ Eric Nam” and his upcoming cover features for MR PORTER’s November issue, Eric is continuously “adding a fresh approach to an industry that is at times uniform.” (Clash)
Before We Begin, Tracklist
1. Come Through
2. Love Die Young
3. Congratulations (feat. Marc E. Bassy)
4. You’re Sexy I’m Sexy
5. How’m I Doing
7. No Shame
8. Runaway (feat. Steve James)