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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 their 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

Promo photo for NCT #127.

On July 1, SM Entertainment announced that NCT would 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, 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 with 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", 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 charts in six different countries.[15]

Later on July 26, it was announced that NCT 127 would 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 was a collaboration with the 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] then Taeyong the following day,[20] followed by Doyoung,[21] Yuta,[22] and Taeil.[23]

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

Promo for NCT #127 Limitless

On January 1, they continued 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" from their second mini album of the same name.[27] One is entitled a 'rough version' while the other is a 'performance version'.[27] With their comeback on Mnet's M! Countdown on the same day.[28] 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.[29]

Promo for NCT #127 Cherry Bomb

On May 25, it was reported that NCT would be making a comeback as the group was seen in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea for a music video shoot which was confirmed by SM Entertainment later.[30] 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.[31] It was later announced that their upcoming third mini album would be titled NCT #127 Cherry Bomb and was set to be released on June 14 at 6 p.m. KST.[31] On June 7, a set of teaser photos for Taeyong, WinWin, and Doyoung was released for their upcoming comeback; The excitement for their comeback was so high that the group’s official website crashed.[32] They also released three videos on Instagram that were cartoon versions of members Doyoung, Taeyong, and WinWin dancing while wearing hats that looked like “cherry bombs”.[32] The next day, at midnight KST, the group shared three teaser photos for each of their members Haechan, Jaehyun, and Yuta, also with videos of them cartoonified.[33] They also updated their website to include interactive content. Eventually, the final teasers for Mark, Taeil, and Johnny were released with cartoonified versions of them posted as well.[34] On June 10, group teaser photos were shared, along with a message from Mark, Taeil, and Doyoung about the comeback on their Instagram.[35] The first music video teaser clip was revealed on June 11, while the second one was released on June 12.[36] On June 14, the group released their album NCT #127 Cherry Bomb with the title track of the same name.[37] The song was described as having a heavy hip hop beat, with members Taeyong and Mark taking part as lyricists for the rap parts of the title track and four other songs on the album.[38] Most notably was Tony Testa's contribution to the choreography of the song.[37] The group held their showcase on the same day.[39]

2018: NCT 2018 project, addition of Jungwoo and NCT #127 Regular-Irregular, Japanese debut with Chain and "Touch"

On March 11, a preview for the NCT 127 song "Touch" was released. The song was the fourth music video to be released as part of NCT 2018's Empathy album which also featured songs from the other sub-units of NCT.[40] The music video for "Touch" was then released on March 13 and earned a win on the Show.[41]

NCT 127 debuted in Japan with the mini album Chain on May 23.

Their first Japanese single, "Touch", was released on October 4.

2019: "Let's Shut Up & Dance", Awaken, NCT #127 We Are Superhuman and "Highway to Heaven"

The collaboration single "Let's Shut Up & Dance", was released on February 22.

The group's first Japanese studio album Awaken, was released on April 17.

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: "First Love", NCT #127 Neo Zone and NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round

On January 27, NCT 127 released their second Japanese single "First Love"; They also released the music video for their gift song "Dreams Come True". The release marked the return of Jungwoo after he'd been on a hiatus since August 2019 due to health issues.[42] It was confirmed later that day the group would be releasing their second full-length album titled NCT #127 Neo Zone on March 6.[43]

On April 7, a repackage album titled NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round, was confirmed. It was later announced that the album would be released on May 19.[44]

2021: Loveholic, "Save", Sticker and Favorite

NCT 127 released their second Japanese mini album, Loveholic, on February 17.

On May 28, NCT 127 and Amoeba Culture announced their collaboration single, "Save", to be released on June 4.[45]

On July 7, through their online fan meeting "OFFICE : Foundation Day" in celebration of their fifth anniversary, NCT 127 announced they would be returning with a full-length studio album in September.[46] A first video teaser was released on August 21, hinting at a university/college concept.[47] On August 23, the group announced their third album, Sticker, would be released on September 17.[48]

On October 8, the group announced a repackage album titled Favorite, which was released on October 25.[49]

Members

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

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Live albums

Mini albums

Promotional singles

Remix singles

Collaborations

OSTs

  • "Kartrider X Line Friends OST Part 1. ‘Freeze’" ("Freeze") (2021)
  • "Analog Trip NCT 127 OST" ("Amino Acid") (2021)

Japanese

Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

English

Digital EPs

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features


Concerts

Online concerts

Showcase tours

  • NCT 127 Japan Showcase Tour "Chain" (2018)

World tours

Concert participations

Fanmeetings

  • NCT 127 LIMITLESS - Mini Fan Meeting (2017)
  • NCT 127 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY FAN EVENT (2017)
  • NCT 127 FAN MEETING (2017)
  • NCT 127 THE INTRODUCTION “CONNECT” IN JAPAN (2017)
  • NCTzen 127-JAPAN 1st Meeting 2019 ‘Welcome To Our Playground’ (2019)
  • 2019 NCT 127 FANMEETING ‘WINTER 127 with NCTzen 127’ (2019)

Online fanmeetings

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)
  • Nature Republic (2020-present)

Trivia

  • It is the first fixed sub-unit in NCT.
  • Both Mark and Haechan are also members of NCT Dream.
  • Winwin is also a member of WayV.

Gallery

Main article: NCT 127/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 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. 27.0 27.1 Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Returns With “Limitless” MVs, Johnny Makes Long-Awaited Debut
  28. Soompi: Watch: BIGBANG Takes 4th Win For “FXXK IT” On “M!Countdown,” Performances by AOA, SEVENTEEN, NCT 127, And More
  29. NCT 127 Sweeps Multiple iTunes Charts Worldwide
  30. Soompi: NCT 127 To Reportedly Make Comeback In June; SM Responds
  31. 31.0 31.1 Soompi: Update: NCT 127 Reveals Release Date And Title Of Comeback Album
  32. 32.0 32.1 Soompi: NCT 127 Drops First Teaser Images For Return With "Cherry Bomb"
  33. Soompi: NCT 127 Shares New Batch Of Fun And Colorful Teaser Photos For “Cherry Bomb”
  34. Soompi: NCT 127 Reveals Teaser Photos For Mark, Taeil, And Johnny Ahead Of Comeback With “Cherry Bomb”
  35. Soompi: NCT 127 Unveils Group Teaser Photos + Special Messages From Mark, Taeil, And Doyoung
  36. Soompi: Update: NCT 127 Drops 2nd Intense Teaser Clip For “Cherry Bomb” MV
  37. 37.0 37.1 Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Blows Everyone Away With A “Cherry Bomb” In New MV
  38. NCT 127 Talks About Writing Their Own Lyrics, Working With Choreographer Tony Testa, And More
  39. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Performs New Track “Cherry Bomb” At Comeback Showcase
  40. Update: NCT 127 Drops Group And Individual Teaser Photos For "Touch"
  41. NCT 127 Takes 1st Win For "Touch" On "The Show"
  42. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Drops Gift Song “Dreams Come True” + Announces Comeback Date
  43. Naver: NCT 127, 돌아온다…3월 6일 정규 2집 ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone’ 발표
  44. Soompi: NCT 127 Confirmed To Return With Repackaged Album
  45. Soompi: NCT 127 Teases Save Collaboration With Amoeba Culture
  46. Soompi: NCT 127 Announces Plans For Long-Awaited Comeback
  47. Soompi: Watch: NCT 127 Transforms Into College Students In First Teaser Video For Upcoming Comeback
  48. NCT 127 on Twitter: NCT 127 The 3rd Album ‘STICKER’ ➫ 2021.09.17 #NCT127 STICKER #NCT127_STICKER (August 23, 2021)
  49. Soompi: NCT 127 Announces Repackaged Version Of 3rd Studio Album

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