WayV (Chinese: 威神V, pronounced as "WeiShenV") is a seven-member boy group formed by SM Entertainment, and the fourth overall sub-unit of NCT. They debuted in China on January 17, 2019 with their first digital EP, The Vision.[2]

The group is produced by SM Entertainment but managed by their China-exclusive, Label V.[3]


2019: The Vision, "Rainbow V", Take Off and Take Over the Moon

On January 17, 2019, they debuted with their first EP, The Vision. They released a music video for the title track "Regular". A dance practice for one of the side tracks "Come Back" was also released on January 21.[4] On January 22, a group teaser photo was released for the B side, "Dream Launch".[5] A music video teaser was shared on January 23 and the music video was released on January 24.[5][6] On January 26, individual teaser photos of Kun, Ten, Winwin, and Lucas were shared with individual photos of Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang being shared the next day on January 27.[5]

During the beginning of the year, they filmed the series "Rainbow V" where they prepared three different performances to express their creativity.[7] The series consists of 6 episodes and 3 different performances which could be found on WayV's official YouTube Channel. The group had split into the following 3 different groups: Kun and Xiaojun; Ten and Winwin; and Lucas, Hendery, and Yangyang. 2 of the 3 performances are dances (Kun and Xiaojun's performance is a vocal cover).

WayV then released teasers for the mini album Take Off starting on May 1, 2019.[8] The mini album included three new tracks along with the three previous tracks from The Vision. A music video was released for the title track "Take Off" along with a performance video and dance practice for the song on May 9, May 16, and May 27, respectively.[9][10][11] The song "Let Me Love U" got a self-filmed music video which was released on WayV's official YouTube Channel.

On September 20, WayV officially launched a fan club under the Lysn and revealed the fandom name "WayZenNi".[1]

On October 22, WayV released a symbol image of their logo along with a scheduler for the mini album Take Over the Moon.[12] Teaser images for each of the members were released on October 23 while a group teaser image was released on October 24.[12] On October 25, individual photos was released of Winwin, Xiaojun, and Yangyang, along with a unit photo.[12] Similarly, on October 26, individual photos of Kun, Ten, Lucas, and Hendery were released, along with another unit photo.[12] A moving image of their new symbol was released on October 27, while a music video teaser for the title track "Moonwalk" was released on October 28.[12] The music video for "Moonwalk", along with the release of the album, was on October 29.[13] A new group teaser image was released on October 31, following the release of their album.[12]

2020: Take Over the Moon - Sequel, Awaken The World

On March 13, WayV released a special album, Take Over the Moon - Sequel, as thank you for their fans.

The group held their first solo concert, Beyond the Vision, on May 3 as part of SM and Naver's live concert streaming service Beyond LIVE.[14]

On June 9, the group released their first full-length album, Awaken The World, with "Turn Back Time" as the title track.


Member Position Years active
Kun (쿤) Leader, Lead Vocalist, Rapper 2019–present
Ten (텐) Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Center 2019–present
Winwin (윈윈) Lead Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist, Visual 2019–present
Lucas (루카스) Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Center, Visual 2019–present
Xiao Jun (샤오쥔) Main Vocalist, Rapper, Visual 2019–present
Hendery (헨더리) Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual 2019–present
Yang Yang (양양) Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae 2019–present



Studio albums

Mini albums

Special albums

Digital EPs


Digital singles


Digital singles



  • The group was first announced under the tentative name "NCT China".[15]
  • Is the second fixed sub unit in NCT after NCT 127.
  • WayV stands for "We are your Vision".
  • WayV debuted in China under Label V (SM Entertainment's Chinese label) without the name of NCT or SM Entertainment due to political issues between Korea and China. Nowadays, every Korean brand has restrictions on the Chinese market. This was decided in order to promote without any problem.
  • WayV is the only NCT sub unit that does not name their fandom NCTzen (fans are called WayZenNi).
  • The group promotes mainly in China, but they can also promote in other countries and participate in future NCT activities.



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