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WayV (Chinese: 威神V) 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 includes four current NCT members, Kun, Ten, Winwin, and Lucas, and three SMROOKIES members announced in July, Xiao Jun, Hendery, and Yang Yang. The group is produced by SM Entertainment but managed by their China-exclusive, Label V.[3]

History

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]

Members

Member Position Year(s) active
Kun (쿤) Leader, Lead Vocalist 2019–present
Ten (텐) Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Face of the Group 2019–present
Winwin (윈윈) Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocalist, Visual 2019–present
Lucas (루카스) Lead Rapper, Visual, Center 2019–present
Xiao Jun (소준) Main Vocalist 2019–present
Hendery (헨더리) Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist 2019–present
Yang Yang (양양) Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Maknae 2019–present

Discography

Chinese

Mini albums

Special albums

Digital EPs

English

Digital singles

Trivia

  • The group was first announced under the tentative name "NCT China".[14]

Gallery

References

Official links

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