Official Debut as a Momoland Member
Momoland held their debut showcase on November 9th, 2016. The seven-member group released their debut mini-album titled Welcome to Momoland in the Hyundai Department store, Sinchon Store, Uplex. The title track of the debut album was “Jjan! Koong! Kwang!” The song is about the feelings of a young girl when she suddenly meets her crush. She becomes nervous and her heart goes Koong! Kwang! On March 28th, 2019, two more members, Daisy and Taeha, were added to Momoland.
Momoland’s MV for “JJan! Koong! Kwang!” was released on November 9th, 2016.
Details About Nayun’s Ear Disorder and Her Hiatus in 2018
On July 2nd, 2018, MLD Entertainment announced a temporary hiatus for Nayun due to a problem with her inner ear. The previous day, the company released a statement saying Nayun was suffering from a disorder that causes her dizziness. Although she had decided to continue participating in the promotion, the management decided to focus on her treatment. Other members continued their activity as 8 members.
Nayun released a handwritten letter on Momoland’s official Instagram account thanking the fans for their birthday wishes. She said that she was resting at home and was getting better every day. She missed participating and promoting in BAAM activities. Nayun rejoiced being able to eat home-cooked food for her birthday. She also thanked other members for their congratulatory messages.
Apparently, the problem was fairly common among Korean celebrities. Comedienne Lee Guk Joo, singer NS Yoonji, and MC Kim Je Dong were treated for the disorder. Stress, anxiety, aging are thought to be the most common cause of the disorder.
Recovery and Comeback With Momoland
After three months of treating her inner ear problem, Nayun was set to return and rejoin Momoland’s activities. On September 13th, 2018, MLD Entertainment told by a medical representative that she was able to continue the promotional activities. Her health had improved and she will rejoin the other members for the Japanese album jacket photoshoot and MV filming. She could begin participating in the official group’s promotions in October 2018. The company thanked fans for their best wishes and support during her treatment. Earlier in September, Momoland performed at the 2018 Rakuten Girls Awards.