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Mark (Korean: 마크; Japanese: マーク) is a South Korean-Canadian rapper and singer-songwriter under SM Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group NCT, its sub-units NCT U, NCT 127 and NCT DREAM, and the supergroup SuperM.

He will make his solo debut in February 2025.

Career[]

Pre-debut[]

In 2012, he was cast into SM Entertainment through SM’s Global Audition in Vancouver. On December 16, 2013, he was introduced as a member of the pre-debut trainee team SMROOKIES.

In 2014, Mark appeared on Exo 90:2014, a reality TV Show starring EXO, alongside other members of the SMROOKIES program, where they performed songs and recreated music videos of prominent 90s K-pop idols. 

In 2015, Mark appeared on Disney Channel Korea's The Mickey Mouse Club as a Mouseketeer alongside other members of the SMROOKIES program, some of which are currently in NCT Dream. The show aired from July 23 to December 17, 2015, and was hosted by Leeteuk of Super Junior.

2016–2018: NCT, solo endeavors[]

On April 9, 2016, he officially debuted as a member of NCT, in the unit NCT U, with the single "The 7th Sense".

On July 7, 2016, he debuted as a member of the 2nd unit, NCT 127, with their mini album NCT #127.

On August 25, 2016, he debuted as a member of the 3rd unit NCT DREAM, with the single "Chewing Gum".

In January 2017, he joined High School Rapper, a survival hip hop reality TV show which aired on Mnet. He made it to the finals and performed an original song called "Drop" featuring labelmate Seulgi of Red Velvet. He subsequently placed 7th overall.

In July 2017, Mark collaborated with EXO's Xiumin on the single "Young & Free". The single was released through Season 2 of SM Entertainment's digital music project SM Station. He also collaborated with Parc Jae Jung for "Lemonade Love", the 17th STATION Season 2 release and 68th overall.

On March 14, 2018, NCT released their first full album as part of a large-scale project uniting all of its subgroups, NCT 2018 Empathy.

2024: "200"[]

On May 8, 2024, SM Entertainment announced that Mark will be releasing the digital single "200" on May 16.[1]

2025: Solo debut[]

On May 8, 2024, SM Entertainment announced that Mark is currently preparing his debut album, aiming for a February 2025 release.[1]

Personal life[]

Early life[]

He was born in Toronto, Canada, but moved to Vancouver at a young age where he got casted into SM Entertainment. He has an older brother, who encouraged him to pursue a career related to music.

Education[]

He graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul, majored in Practical Dance Department in February 2018.[2]

Discography[]

Digital singles[]

Collaborations[]

Features[]

OSTs[]

Participation releases[]

Producing and writing credits[]

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[3]
Artist Song Album Type
2016
NCT U "The 7th Sense" Writing
NCT 127 "Fire Truck" NCT #127
"Paradise"
"Mad City"
NCT DREAM "Chewing Gum" "Chewing Gum"
"Chewing Gum (Chinese Ver.)"
2017
NCT 127 "Good Thing" NCT #127 Limitless Writing
"Baby Don't Like It" Writing
Composing
"Angel" Writing
NCT DREAM "My First and Last" The First
"My First and Last (Chinese Ver.)"
Mark "Drop" High School Rapper - Final
NCT 127 "Cherry Bomb" NCT #127 Cherry Bomb
"Running 2 U"
"0 Mile"
"Whiplash"
"Summer 127"
Mark and Xiumin "Young & Free"
Mark and Park Jae Jung "Lemonade Love"
NCT DREAM "Trigger the Fever" We Young
"La La Love"
"Walk You Home"
"My Page"
"Joy"
2018
NCT U "Boss" NCT 2018 Empathy Writing
"Yestoday"
NCT DREAM "Go"
NCT 2018 "Black on Black"
NCT DREAM "We Go Up" We Go Up
"Beautiful Time"
"Drippin'"
"Dear Dream"
NCT 127 "City 127" NCT #127 Regular-Irregular
"Regular (Korean ver.)"
"Regular (English ver.)"
"My Van"
"Come Back"
"Welcome To My Playground" NCT #127 Regulate
NCT DREAM "Candle Light"
NCT 127 "Jet Lag" NCT #127 We Are Superhuman Writing
2020
NCT 127 "Pandora's Box" NCT #127 Neo Zone Writing
"Mad Dog"
"Love Song"
SuperM "100" Super One Writing
Composing
"Together At Home" Writing
2021
NCT DREAM "Rainbow" Hot Sauce Writing
NCT 127 "Sticker" Sticker
NCT U "New Axis" Universe
"Universe (Let's Play Ball)"
"Know Now"
NCT 2021 "Beautiful"
NCT 127 "Sticker (Will Not Fear Remix)" "iScreaM Vol.13 : Sticker Remixes"
"Sticker (Lodge Boy Remix)"
2022
Mark "Child" Writing
Composing
NCT U "Conextion (Age of Light)"
NCT DREAM "Glitch Mode" Glitch Mode Writing
"It's Yours"
"Teddy Bear"
"Replay"
"Never Goodbye"
"Glitch Mode (JINBO Remix)" "iScreaM Vol.16 : Glitch Mode Remix" Writing
NCT 127 "Time Lapse" 2 Baddies Writing
"Designer"
Mark and Taeyong "Lit (Prod. Czaer)" Street Man Fighter Original Vol.4 (Crew Songs) Writing
Xiumin feat. Mark "How We Do" Brand New Writing
NCT DREAM "Take My Breath" Candy Writing
2023
NCT 127 "DJ" Ay-Yo Writing
Composing
"Skyscraper"
NCT DREAM "Best Friend Ever" "Best Friend Ever" Writing
"Glitch Mode (Japanese ver.)"
Yesung feat. Mark "HO" Sensory Flows Writing
Mark "Golden Hour" Writing
Composing
NCT DREAM "Like We Just Met" ISTJ
NCT 127 "Angel Eyes" Fact Check
"Love is a Beauty"
"Misty"
NCT U "Marine Turtle (Korean Ver.)" "Marine Turtle" Writing
NCT 127 "White Lie" "Be There For Me" Writing
Composing
2024
NCT DREAM "Box" Dream( )scape Writing
Composing
"Unknown"
"Breathing"
Doyoung "Time Machine" Youth Writing
Mark "200" "200" Writing
Composing
"200 (Minhyung's Ver.)"
Big Naughty "Sunkissed"

Filmography[]

Competition shows[]

Music shows[]

Variety shows[]

  • Exo 90:2014 (Mnet, 2014) - guest (with SMROOKIES)
  • The Mickey Mouse Club (Disney Channel Korea, 2015) - cast

Gallery[]

Main article: Mark (NCT)/Gallery

References[]

Official links[]

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