B.A.P’s Daehyun Announces Solo Fandom Name + Teases Comeback Plans

B.A.P’s Daehyun has officially announced the name of his solo fandom!

On September 6, Daehyun held a special Naver V Live broadcast in order to ask for his fans’ input on his official fandom name. After narrowing down the candidates, the final two choices came down to “Daily” and “IY,” and Daehyun ultimately chose “IY.”

Daehyun explained, “‘IY’ means ‘you, who are so precious and special that you are irreplaceable.’ ‘You’ can stand for either Daehyun or the fans.”

He went on to point out that “IY” was a homophone for the word “ai,” which means love in Japanese and Chinese, as well as a homophone for the Korean word for “child.” Daehyun added that the name could signify that as he grows as an artist, his fans are also growing up from “BABY” (B.A.P’s official fandom name) to “IY” (children).

However, Daehyun clarified that he will still be using the fandom name “BABY” going forward. “The word ‘BABY’ is forever,” he emphasized. “I think of ‘IY’ as a name that arose from within BABY, and BABY will always be a part of me. That’s what I think.”

He added, “I’m always going to use ‘BABY’ as well as ‘IY.'”

Finally, Daehyun teased that his fans could look forward to a solo comeback in the near future. “I’m currently in the midst of preparing an album,” he revealed. “I’m working really hard on it, and accordingly, I think that it will end up being of very high quality. Right now, everyone at my agency and I have been forgoing sleep in order to work hard [on the album]. So please wait just a little bit, and I think I’ll be able to greet you with good news soon.”

After parting ways with TS Entertainment in February of this year, Daehyun went on to release his first solo mini album in April and has since signed with a new agency.

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