TWICE‘s Nayeon announced her solo debut on May 18, and ONCE couldn’t be happier for her!
ONCE has been suspecting that she was preparing to make her debut as a soloist for a while. In late March, netizens noticed that JYP Entertainment registered a product called NA/1st Mini Album, and fans suspected that the product was Nayeon’s first solo mini album.
Still, when Nayeon’s solo debut was officially announced via TWICE’s Twitter account, ONCE was shook to find out that they were right and they were thrilled that Nayeon’s solo debut would be happening so soon.
NAYEON The 1st Mini Album
2022.06.24 FRI 1PM KST/0AM EST
— TWICE (@JYPETWICE) May 18, 2022
The announcement came alongside an elegant teaser photo for Nayeon’s mini album.
Shortly after the announcement, TWICE’s Twitter cover photo and profile picture were changed to a bright yellow version of Nayeon’s logo.
Eagle-eyed ONCEs zeroed in on the stylized e and o in Nayeon’s logo, and they had the genius idea of reversing the logo.
When Nayeon’s logo is mirrored, the e and the o form 09. The number 9 could be in reference to Nayeon’s birth month, which is September.
Or…it could be an OT9 TWICE reference!
ONCE was already buzzing about Nayeon’s solo debut, but this little detail has them talking about Nayeon’s upcoming debut even more. Some fans even suspect that the other 8 members may appear in her music video!
Nayeon's fave number is 9 because she's born in September and there are 9 TWICE members and in this essay, I will~ https://t.co/AEnZ6a7Yor
— nachaenghyo's🍟 #IM_NAYEON (@nachaenghyo_o) May 18, 2022
9? 😃🤡 So we are getting ot9 in mv?
— TDOONG Streams 🦋 (@TdoongStreams) May 18, 2022
They really get their chance to connect their activities with 9 🥺
— 🍭ryoba 🍩 (@findbbea) May 18, 2022
If you flip Nayeon’s logo, it forms a 09. Always OT9 pic.twitter.com/sboakPbrEL
— val ッ (@twicethedubu) May 18, 2022