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NCT WISH (엔시티 위시) is a six-member boy group under SM Entertainment and the sixth and final sub-unit of NCT. They made their debut on February 21, 2024 through the SMTOWN Live 2024 : SMCU Palace@Tokyo, before releasing the single "Wish" on February 28.

History[]

Pre-debut: NCT Universe : LASTART, "Hands Up", name reveal[]

On September 4, 2022, news reports revealed leaked documents and reports of SM Entertainment's upcoming schedule for the fourth quarter of 2022 in which the group was listed as NCT 140, which is the longitudinal coordinates of Tokyo.[1]

On November 30, 2022, Lee Soo Man revealed to CNBC that he is planning to create two new units, NCT Saudi and NCT Tokyo.[2]

On January 26, 2023, it was announced that SM will hold an audition in Japan for any male born between 2001 and 2008 to discover new NCT members and prepare for the launch of NCT Tokyo.[3] It was also reported that NCT Tokyo will be making their debut in the first half of 2023.[4]

On February 24, 2023, SM confirmed that NCT Tokyo will make their debut in 2023 and will be the final expansion of NCT. With the unit's debut, NCT’s "infinite expansion" will come to an end as the label will focus on supporting the current members.[5]

On May 24, SM announced that two SMROOKIES will soon be announced as members of the group and other members will be chosen through a pre-debut reality show.[6] On June 28, SM Entertainment announced that Sion and Yushi, as part of SMROOKIES and NCT Tokyo.[7] On June 30, SM Entertainment revealed that a pre-debut reality show titled NCT Universe : LASTART will be airing on July 27 and will show the group formation process of the final NCT unit.[8] The first teaser was released on July 5.[9]

On September 7, during the 7th episode of NCT Universe : LASTART, Riku, Sakuya, Jaehee, Jungmin and Ryo were confirmed to be the debuting members and would be joining Sion and Yushi to form the NCT subunit. Additionally, it was announced that NCT NEW TEAM will be performing on the 2023 NCT Concert - NCT Nation : To The World.[10]

On October 2, SM Entertainment announced that Jungmin would be departing from the group and returning to be a trainee due to health concerns, and that the group would continue their activities with six members.[11]

On October 7, it was announced that the group will release a Japanese pre-debut single "Hands Up" the following day. Additionally, it was confirmed that the group will be debuting in 2024.[12]

On January 18, 2024, the group released a teaser for their upcoming debut, revealing the name of the unit to be NCT WISH.[13]

2024: Debut with "Wish", "Songbird", ucoming releases[]

Through SM Entertainment's 3Q23 earning release, it was revealed that NCT WISH will be releasing two singles, including a Japanese one, in early 2024.[14] On January 18, 2024, it was announced that the group will be debuting in February.[15] The following day, it was revealed that NCT WISH will be debuting on the SMTOWN Live 2024 : SMCU Palace@Tokyo stage on February 21. They will showcase their debut song "Wish", which will be released in both Korean and Japanese versions on February 28.[16]

On May 4, the group released a teaser for their second single "Songbird", set to be released on June 26.[17]

On May 8, SM Entertainment announced that NCT WISH will be releasing a mini album and a single in the third quarter of the year.[18]

Members[]

Name Position(s) Year(s) active
Sion (시온) Leader, Vocalist, Dancer 2023–present
Riku (리쿠) Rapper, Dancer 2023-present
Yushi (유우시) Dancer, Vocalist 2023–present
Jaehee (재희) Vocalist 2023-present
Ryo (료) Vocalist 2023-present
Sakuya (사쿠야) Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae 2023-present
Pre-debut
Jungmin (정민) N/A 2023

Discography[]

Japanese[]

Singles[]

Digital singles[]

Concerts[]

Tours[]

  • NCT Universe : LASTART Pre-Debut Tour (2023) (pre-debut)

Concert participation[]

Fanmeetings[]

Filmography[]

Reality shows[]

Trivia[]

  • The group is produced by fellow SM Entertainment artist BoA.[23]

Gallery[]

Main article: NCT WISH/Gallery

References[]

  1. Allkpop: Netizens excited over SM's new 'girl band' written on an alleged company report
  2. South Korea’s SM Entertainment plans to set up its Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore
  3. (KR) Herald Pop: [단독]SM, NCT 도쿄 론칭 본격 가동..新멤버 日오디션 개최
  4. (KR) The Bell: [엔터테인먼트 2023]SM, 풍부한 IP 라인업…수익구조 고도화
  5. Soompi: Watch: SM Entertainment Outlines SM 3.0 Plans Including Artist Releases And Tours For 2023, The End Of NCT’s Expansion, And More
  6. Soompi: Watch: SM Announces Plans For Sungchan And Shotaro’s New Boy Group, New NCT Team, And New Girl Group
  7. Soompi: Watch: SM Entertainment Introduces 2 SM Rookies To Join NCT’s New Team
  8. Soompi: NCT Announces Reality Show “NCT Universe : LASTART” For Formation Of New Team
  9. Soompi: Watch: SM’s New Survival Show “NCT Universe : LASTART” Unveils 1st Teaser
  10. Soompi: “NCT Universe : LASTART” Announces Final 7 Members Who Will Debut In NCT
  11. Soompi: NCT NEW TEAM Announces Jungmin's Departure From Group
  12. (KR) Newsen: NCT NEW TEAM, 오늘(7일) 日 프리 데뷔 싱글 ‘Hands Up’ 발매
  13. Soompi: Watch: NCT WISH Announces Unit Name + Drops 1st Debut Teasers
  14. SM Entertainment Earning Release 3Q23
  15. (KR) Segye Ilbo: NCT 마지막 팀 'NCT 위시', 2월 한·일 동시 데뷔…"무한확장 종료"
  16. (KR) Ten Asia: NCT WISH, 데뷔 스케일 엄청나네…2월 21일 日 도쿄돔서 출사표
  17. @NCT_OFFICIAL_JP on Twitter (May 4, 2024)
  18. Soompi: SM Entertainment Announces Comeback Plans For 2nd And 3rd Quarter Of 2024
  19. Soompi: KCON Japan 2024 Announces 1st Lineup
  20. @ikonyx_live on Twitter (March 21, 2024)
  21. Soompi: "Music Core In Japan" Announces Performer Lineup
  22. @DCWJ2024 on X (July 5, 2024)
  23. (KR) Newsis: '한류 개척' 보아, 'NCT 위시' 프로듀서…韓·日 동시공략 최적임자

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