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NCT 127 is the second sub-unit of NCT. They debuted on July 7, 2016 on M Countdown with their debut stage for "Firetruck", the title track from first mini album, NCT #127, which was released on the 10th.[1]

The number 127 refers to the longitude for Seoul, where they are based.

On January 6, 2017, the group made a comeback with two new members, Johnny and Doyoung. On September 17, 2018, Jungwoo was announced as a new member of the unit.

History

2016: Debut with NCT #127, "Taste The Feeling" and additions of Johnny and Doyoung

NCT 127 debut group promo photo (2)

Promo photo for NCT #127.

On July 1, SM Entertainment announced that NCT will be having their second sub-unit under the name NCT 127, with the numbers representing the longitude of Seoul, South Korea.[2] On the same day, they released teaser pictures for the first two members, Haechan[3] and Yuta.[4] The following day they released pictures for the next two members, Winwin[5] and Taeyong.[6] Finally on July 3, they released pictures of the last three members, Jaehyun,[7] Mark,[8] and Taeil.[9] On the same day, they released the debut date of their album which will be on July 10.[10] On July 6 at midnight KST, the newly formed sub-unit shared a teaser for their first music video "Fire Truck".[11] The track was supposed to be released on July 7, 12 A.M. KST but was postponed to 12 p.m. KST.[12] Finally the single "Firetruck" was released on July 7, the song was described as a song of a fusion genre including hip-hop, trap, and Moombahton aspects.[13] A powerful bass and rhythmical percussion contribute to a cheerful atmosphere which is aimed to relieve listeners of stress from their busy schedules. The group then made their first music show appearance on Mnet's M Countdown performing "Firetruck" and "Once Again" from the B-Side of the album.[14] The album, NCT #127 was finally released on July 10, with the album topping multiple charts and ranking number one on multiple iTunes chart of six different countries.[15]

Later on July 26, it was announced that NCT 127 will be releasing a single via SM STATION as their 25th artist.[16] On July 29 at midnight KST, NCT 127 dropped their new song "Taste the Feeling", which is a collaboration with soft drink company Coca-Cola.[17] The track is the Korean version of the company’s theme song of the same name, and was used as part of the company’s international marketing campaign in 2016.

On December 26, the group released a new video teaser for their upcoming comeback through the 2016 SBS Gayo Daejun.[18] The video featured the addition of two more members, Doyoung and Johnny, and released teasers for Haechan on the same day.[18] Mark's teasers were released the next day,[19] with Taeyong following next,[20] followed by Doyoung,[21] Yuta,[22] and Taeil.[23]

2017: NCT #127 Limitless and NCT #127 Cherry Bomb

NCT 127 NCT -127 Limitless group teaser 3

Promo for NCT #127 Limitless

On January 1, they continued with the teasers with WinWin,[24] and finally Jaehyun[25] and Johnny on the following next two days.[26] On January 5 at midnight KST, they released two music videos, both for the title track "Limitless" off their second mini album of the same name.[18] One is entitled a 'rough version' while the other is a 'performance version'.[18] With their comeback on Mnet's M! Countdown on the same day.[27] The group's album, NCT #127 Limitless was released on the next day digitally, with the physical album coming out on January 9. The album was a commercial success, topping multiple charts in various countries, eventually managing to grab #1 on Billboard's World album charts.[28]

NCT 127 NCT -127 Cherry Bomb group teaser

Promo for NCT #127 Cherry Bomb

On May 25, it was reported that NCT will be making a comeback as the group was seen in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea for a music video which was confirmed by SM Entertainment later.[29] On June 5 at midnight KST, they released their first teaser photo, which features what appears to be the cloud of an explosion of cherries.[30] It was later announced that their upcoming third mini album will be titled NCT #127 Cherry Bomb and is set to be released on June 14 at 6 p.m. KST.[30] On June 7, a set of teaser photos for Taeyong, WinWin, and Doyoung was released for their upcoming comeback with the excitement about their comeback is so high that the group’s official website has crashed.[31] They also released three videos on Instagram that are cartoon characters of members Doyoung, Taeyong, and WinWin dancing while wearing hats that look like “cherry bombs”.[31] The next day, at midnight KST, the group shared three teaser photos for each of their members Haechan, Jaehyun, and Yuta, with also videos of them cartoonified.[32] They also updated the website to include interactive content. Finally, the final teasers for Mark, Taeil, and Johnny was released with cartoonified versions of them posted also.[33] On June 10, group teaser photos were shared, along with a message from Mark, Taeil, and Doyoung about the comeback on their Instagram.[34] The first music video teaser clip was revealed on June 11, while the second one was released on June 12.[35] On June 14, the group released their album NCT #127 Cherry Bomb with the title track of the same name.[36] The song was described as having a heavy hip hop beat, with members Taeyong and Mark taking part as lyricist for the rap parts of the title track including four other songs in the album.[37] Most notably was Tony Testa's contribution to the choreography of the song.[36] The group also held their showcase on the same day.[38]

2018: NCT 2018 project, addition of Jungwoo and NCT #127 Regular-Irregular

On March 11, a preview for the NCT 127 song "Touch" was released. The song was will be the fourth music video to be released as part of NCT 2018's Empathy album which also feature songs from the other subunits of NCT.[39] The music video for "Touch" was then released on March 13 and has earned a win on the Show.[40]

2019: NCT #127 We Are Superhuman, English collaborations and "Highway to Heaven"

On May 24, NCT 127 released their fourth mini album, NCT #127 We Are Superhuman, with "Superhuman" as the title track. An English version of the pre-release track, "Highway to Heaven", was released on July 18.

2020: NCT #127 Neo Zone

On January 27 at 12AM KST, NCT 127 released the music video for their gift song "Dreams Come True". The release marked the return of Jungwoo after going on hiatus since August 2019 due to health issues.[41] It was confirmed later that day the group would be releasing their second full-length album titled NCT #127 Neo Zone on March 6.[42]

Members

Name Position(s) Years active
Taeyong (태용) Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Visual, Center 2016–present
Taeil (태일) Main Vocalist 2017–present
Johnny (쟈니) Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper 2016–present
Yuta (유타) Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper 2016–present
Doyoung (도영) Main Vocalist 2017–present
Jaehyun (재현) Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Visual 2016–present
Jungwoo (정우) Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer 2018–present
Mark (마크) Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist 2016–present
Haechan (해찬) Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Maknae 2016–present
Inactive
Winwin (윈윈) Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist 2016–present

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Live albums

Mini albums

Promotional singles

Japanese

Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

English

Digital EPs

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

Concerts

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by NCT

Endorsements

  • Design United (2016)
  • Supercomma B (2016)
  • Ivy Club (2016–2017)
  • Korean Girls Scout (2017–2018)
  • Astell & ASPR (2018)
  • NBA Style Korea (2018)
  • KBEE 2018 (2018)

Trivia

  • Is the first fixed sub unit in NCT.
  • Taeyong, Jaehyun, Mark, Taeil, Winwin, Doyoung and Jungwoo are members of NCT U.
  • Mark was previously a member of NCT Dream.
  • Haechan is a member of NCT Dream.
  • Winwin is a member of WayV.

Gallery

References

  1. Soompi: NCT 127 Celebrates Their 2nd Debut Anniversary
  2. Soompi: Updated: New NCT 127 Unit Group To Debut In July
  3. Soompi: NCT 127 Reveals Teasers For First Member Haechan
  4. Soompi: NCT 127 Reveals Second Member Yuta
  5. Soompi: NCT 127 Reveals Fourth Member WinWin
  6. Soompi: SM Releases Teasers For NCT 127’s Third Member Taeyong
  7. Soompi: The Next Member Of NCT 127 Is Jaehyun
  8. Soompi: SM Reveals Teasers For NCT 127’s Sixth Member Mark
  9. Soompi: NCT 127 Reveals Final Member Taeil And Debut Album Release Date
  10. Soompi: NCT 127 Reveals Title Track And Debut Details
  11. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Gets Rebellious In Teaser For “Fire Truck” MV
  12. Soompi: NCT 127’s "Fire Truck" Music Video Release Postponed
  13. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Is Blazing Hot In Debut “Fire Truck” MV
  14. Soompi: Watch: SISTAR Grabs 4th Win For “I Like That” On “M!Countdown,” Performances By Wonder Girls, BEAST, And More
  15. Soompi: NCT 127 Receives Global Love From Fans
  16. Soompi: SM STATION’s Next Release Features NCT 127 x Coca-Cola
  17. Watch: NCT 127 Drops "Taste The Feeling" MV For Coca-Cola Through SM STATION
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Adds 2 New Members, Unveils Group And Individual Teasers For “LIMITLESS”
  19. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Drops Mark’s Teasers For “Limitless”
  20. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127’s Taeyong Is Full Of Swag In New Teasers
  21. Watch: NCT 127’s Doyoung Is Mesmerizing In New Teasers
  22. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127’s Yuta Gets Tough In New Teasers
  23. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127’s Taeil Is Ready To Slay In New “Limitless” Teasers
  24. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Releases Dope Teasers Of WinWin For “Limitless” Comeback
  25. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127’s Jaehyun Is Sleek And Smooth In New “Limitless” Teasers
  26. Soompi: Watch: Meet NCT 127’s Newest Member Johnny In Comeback Teasers
  27. Soompi: Watch: BIGBANG Takes 4th Win For “FXXK IT” On “M!Countdown,” Performances by AOA, SEVENTEEN, NCT 127, And More
  28. NCT 127 Sweeps Multiple iTunes Charts Worldwide
  29. Soompi: NCT 127 To Reportedly Make Comeback In June; SM Responds
  30. 30.0 30.1 Soompi: Update: NCT 127 Reveals Release Date And Title Of Comeback Album
  31. 31.0 31.1 Soompi: NCT 127 Drops First Teaser Images For Return With "Cherry Bomb"
  32. Soompi: NCT 127 Shares New Batch Of Fun And Colorful Teaser Photos For “Cherry Bomb”
  33. Soompi: NCT 127 Reveals Teaser Photos For Mark, Taeil, And Johnny Ahead Of Comeback With “Cherry Bomb”
  34. Soompi: NCT 127 Unveils Group Teaser Photos + Special Messages From Mark, Taeil, And Doyoung
  35. Soompi: Update: NCT 127 Drops 2nd Intense Teaser Clip For “Cherry Bomb” MV
  36. 36.0 36.1 Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Blows Everyone Away With A “Cherry Bomb” In New MV
  37. NCT 127 Talks About Writing Their Own Lyrics, Working With Choreographer Tony Testa, And More
  38. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Performs New Track “Cherry Bomb” At Comeback Showcase
  39. Update: NCT 127 Drops Group And Individual Teaser Photos For "Touch"
  40. NCT 127 Takes 1st Win For "Touch" On "The Show"
  41. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Drops Gift Song “Dreams Come True” + Announces Comeback Date
  42. Naver: NCT 127, 돌아온다…3월 6일 정규 2집 ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone’ 발표

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