#INcredibleMaknaeDay Trends As K-pop Singer I.N From Stray Kids Celebrates Birthday

I.N from K-pop band Stray Kids is celebrating his 19th birthday on February 8 and fans have been sharing a frenzy of birthday messages on social media.

Fans have been referring to him as "maknae," which means the youngest one in Korean, in their messages congratulating him on marking a new year but also for reaching a legal age, which is 19 in South Korea.

The singer, who is also known as Yang Jeong-in, previously spoke about how excited he was to finally reach a legal age in 2020 saying: "I'm excited to go watch a movie without a guardian or caretaker after my birthday next year. And I also want to go online shopping, since in Korea it requires a guardian's signature," he told Billboard magazine last year.

When the band were asked about which member has changed the most since their debut, Stray Kids member Felix noted: "I'm saying I.N. Definitely when I look back from then till now, he's got a lot more good looking. When he looks at the camera, he has a certain angle that he does. His facial expression, right? He looks much more confident on stage," he told Billboard last year.

Fans have been sharing their birthday messages for I.N using the hashtag #INcredibleMaknaeDay, which has been trending on Twitter along with several other Korean hashtags and terms.

"Happy birthday to our baby jeongin :[[ i luv him so much and he's the reason i ever got into stray kids !! i'm happy i've watched him grow into who he is now and who he's becoming :D♡♡ i love u jeongin <3 #온세상이_아이엔으로_물든날 [The day that the whole world was colored by I.N] #INcredibleMaknaeDay #HappyINDay," wrote @Iovablee.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CUTEST ANGEL IN THE WORLD #INcredibleMaknaeDay," wrote @hanzlut.

"Our cute maknae who always shows cute & cool side of him, always tries his best to show his improvement, his smile is the source of energy, thank you for being so thoughtful & being the raIN of happiness, always be happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~~ #HappyINDay #INcredibleMaknaeDay," wrote @starino_.

"It's our babie jeongin's birthday, I may not express it, but i'm so so proud of you. you've been through things but handled them so well, smiling to us & your members no matter what. i love you so much, happy birthday baby, #INcredibleMaknaeDay #온세상이_아이엔으로_물든날," wrote @elysianchan.

"Happy birthday skz's happy virus, ily a lot, you're the cutest AND you're like a man now, wow time flies so fast, i'm gonna cry #INcredibleMaknaeDay," wrote @gyunchana.

Last month, Stray Kids made their U.S. television show debut on Live With Kelly & Ryan, performing their new single "Levanter," which was released in December last year.

In the same month, they also performed an English version of their song "Double Knot" on the Good Day New York morning show in the U.S.

The North American leg of their District 9: Unlock world tour began in New York City on January 27 and ends in Los Angeles on February 16.

"Levanter" is the title track of the group's new album Clé: Levanter, the final installment from their Clé series which also includes Clé 1: MIROH and Clé 2: Yellow Wood.

Stray Kids NYC People Now 2020
K-pop band Stray Kids visits People Now show on January 28, 2020 in New York City. Getty Images
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