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To The World, This is NCT! Hello, we are NCT!

—NCT

NCT is a boy group under SM Entertainment. The group consists of members divided into multiple sub-units to be based in major cities around the world. Their name stands for "Neo Culture Technology".

History

Pre-debut

Before any of the members debut, most of the members were under SM Entertainments pre-debut team, SMROOKIES under the name SR14B (SMROOKIES 2014 Boys). When SMROOKIES were announced in December 2013, they announced members Taeyong and Jeno, with Jaehyun, Mark, Jisung, Johnny, Ten, and Yuta on the same month days later. In April 2014, Haechan and Jaemin were announced. In July 2014, they released a video of Taeyong's rapping skills on SMTown's YouTube channel. The next month, they released a video of Johnny, Taeyong, and another rookie named Hansol of a dance focus video titled “Super Moon” showing off their dance moves. In January 2015, Doyoung was announced as part of SM Rookies as him and Jaehyun was introduced as the new MCs on MBC Music Champion. In October 2015, Taeil was introduced. In January 2016, Winwin was introduced.

2016: NCT U, NCT 127, and NCT Dream debuts

On January 27, the group was announced by SM Entertainment‘s founder, Lee Soo Man, at SM’s Coex Artium during “SMTown: New Culture Technology 2016" press conference. It was anounced that there will be different teams that will debut based in different countries around the world. There will be various collaborations and units formed between the different groups, allowing for movement of members and new recruits into the groups. There also won’t be a set member number for these groups. It was speculated that there will be 40 members debuting under NCT.

On April 4, the first sub-unit was announced to be NCT U with pictures announcing members Mark and Jaehyun, later adding members Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung, and Ten. NCT U was described as the main group of NCT. It was announced that there will be two NCT U groups, each having different member organization. On April 9, they released the songs “The 7th Sense” and "Without You" as digital singles, and made their debut on music program Music Bank four days later.

Members

Member Position(s)
Taeyong (태용) Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual, Center
Taeil (태일) Main Vocalist
Johnny (쟈니) Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Yuta (유타) Vocalist, Main Dancer
Kun (쿤) Main Vocalist
Doyoung (도영) Main Vocalist
Ten (텐) Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Center
Jaehyun (재현) Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
Winwin (윈윈) Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Face of the Group
Jungwoo (정우) Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Lucas (루카스) Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
Mark (마크) Main Rapper, Vocalist
Xiao Jun (소준) Main Vocalist, Rapper
Hendery (헨더리) Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Renjun (렌준) Lead Vocalist
Jeno (제노) Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Haechan (해찬) Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
Jaemin (재민) Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Yang Yang (양양) Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Chenle (천러) Main Vocalist
Jisung (지성) Main Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae

Sub-units

Table

Name NCT U NCT 127 NCT Dream WayV
Taeil Yes Yes
Johnny Yes
Taeyong Yes Yes
Yuta Yes
Kun Yes
Doyoung Yes Yes
Ten Yes Yes
Jaehyun Yes Yes
Winwin Yes Yes Yes
Jungwoo Yes Yes
Lucas Yes Yes
Mark Yes Yes Graduated
Xiao Jun Yes
Hendery Yes
Renjun Yes
Jeno Yes
Haechan Yes Yes
Jaemin Yes
Yang Yang Yes
Chenle Yes
Jisung Yes

Discography

Studio albums

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Result
2018 20th Teen Choice Awards Choice Next Big Thing[1] Nominated

Endorsements

  • Design United (2016)
  • SK Telecom POM (Taeyong, Ten & Mark Only) (2016)
  • Ivy Club (2016-2017)
  • Lotte Duty Free (2016-)
  • FIFA World Cup Korea (NCT Dream) (2017)
  • Masita Seaweed (Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun & Mark Only) (2017-)
  • est PLAY (Taeyong & Ten Only) (2017-)
  • Korean Girls Scout (NCT 127) (2017-2018)
  • Astell & ASPR (NCT 127) (2018)
  • NBA Style Korea (NCT 127) (2018)
  • M Clean (Doyoung & Johnny Only) (2018)
  • KBEE 2018 (NCT 127) (2018)

Gallery

Promotional

Miscellaneous

References

Official links

Korea
Japan
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