Get To Know The First NCT Subunit–NCT U

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Get To Know NCT U, The Sub-Unit of NCT

It seems everybody knows about NCT. The group launched by SM Entertainment is a group that has the most members of SM groups before. However, in this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed rundown of one of the subunits of the group known as NCT U. So, keep on reading.

NCT U’s Group Full Profile

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Group Name: NCT U (Neo Culture Technology United)

Main Group: NCT

Fandom: NCTzens

Fan Color: Pearl Neo Champagne

Agency: SM Entertainment

Years Active: 2016–present

Origin: South Korea

Genres: K-Pop, Hip-Hop, J-Pop, EDM, Teen-pop, Mandopop

Twitter: @NCTsmtown

Facebook: NCT.smtown

Official Website: nct.smtown & nctuthe7thsense.smtown

Instagram: @NCT.smtown

V Live: NCT

Members: All NCT member

NCT’s Group Facts

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  • NCT U is the first NCT subunit
  • NCT U stands for Neo Culture Technology United, the group has a modern concept with many members. Meanwhile ‘united’ means that all the members are united into one unit.
  • Before debut, the agency introduced them as a subunit that was divided into two categories, “Without You” (Jaehyun, Doyoung, Taeil) and “The 7th Sense” (Ten, Doyoung, Mark, Jaehyun, Taeyong)
  • The group doesn’t have a leader
  • In 2016, they got two awards, Best Rising Star (at Simply K-Pop) and New Star Award (at Asia Model Awards)

Debut with The 7th Sense

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NCT U is a part of the boy group NCT whose launch as a subunit of the original group was announced by SM Entertainment on April 4th, 2016, and this subunit consists of six members.

Then, on April 9th, 2016, NCT U debuted with the release of their first digital single titled The 7th Sense and they also appeared for the first time on V Live with NCT On Air. And on the same day, they made their first appearance in China at the 16th Music Feng Yun Bang Awards. NCT U did their first debut stage in Korea by performing on the Korean weekly music program titled Music Bank.

NCT U’s Formation Change on Every Comeback

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This group has different members and concepts on every comeback. At first, they were divided into two categories which were “Without You” with EDM-dance genre, and “The 7th Sense” with a Hip-Hop groove genre. This unit then made a comeback in February 2018, with the single “BOSS”At that time, NCT U members changed and the lineup included Taeyong, Jaehyun, Doyoung, Mark, Winwin, Lucas, and Jungwoo. Then in 2019, an additional member named Haechan was added.

NCT U’s Discography

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Singles

Title Release Date Members Tracklist
The 7th Sense (일곱 번째 감각) April 9th, 2016 Taeyong, Mark, Jaehyun, Doyoung, and Ten
  • The 7th Sense
Without You April 10th, 2016 Taeil, Doyoung, Jaehyun
  • Without You
  • Without You (Chinese version)
Timeless (“텐데… ) January 12th, 2018
  • Timeless
  • Timeless (Instrument)
Coming Home December 13th, 2019 Taeil, Doyoung, Haechan, and Jaehyun
  • Coming Home
  • Coming Home (Instrument)

 

Featured 

Title Release Date Song Members
NCT 2018 Empathy March 14th, 2018 “Boss” Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Mark, Winwin, Lucas, and Jungwoo
“Baby Don’t Stop” Taeyong & Ten
“Yestoday” Mark, Lucas, Doyoung, Taeyong
NCT Resonance Pt.1  October 12th, 2020 “Make A Wish” Shotaro, Jaemin, Xiao Jun, Lucas, Jaehyun, Taeyong, and Doyoung
“Misfit” Johnny, Taeyong, Mark, Hendery, Jeno, Sungchan, and Yang Yang
“Volcano” Taeyong, Doyoung, Jungwoo, Winwin, Jaehyun, Lucas, and Mark
“Light Bulb” Taeyong, Kun, Doyoung, Sungchan
“Dancing in the Rain” Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Kun, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Xiao Jun, and Chenle
“Faded in My Last Song” Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Ten, Lucas, Renjun, Haechan, Jisung
NCT Resonance Pt.1  October 12th, 2020 “From Home” Taeil, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Haechan, Renjun, and Chenle

 

Drama OSTs

Drama title Year Song title Members
School 2017 2017 “Stay In My Life” Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung
Radio Romance  2018 “Radio Romance” Taeil, Doyoung
Dokgo Rewind “New Dream” Taeil, Jaehyun
Best Mistake 2019 “New Love” Doyoung, Jaehyun
The Tale of Nokdu “Baby Only You” Doyoung, Mark

NCT U’s Latest News

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In October 2020, they made a new comeback with the release of two music videos From Home” and “Make A Wish” part of Resonance Pt. 1, and also with a new formation and concept. In this comeback, two other new members were added again, Shotaro and Sungchan who had just joined NCT in 2020.

However, they reportedly were criticized and accused of Mocking Indian culture when performing “Make A Wish” on the music program M! Countdown. When they did an encore, all the members waved at the camera. At first, Taeyong put his thumb and forefinger together while imitating an Indian dance. Then, Xiaojun mimicked the same hand and head movements as his left hand. Shotaro joined them as well, turning his head in the same moves. Because of this, their Indian fans were offended because they thought that their culture was being mocked.

That’s all about the first subunit of NCT, NCT U. If you’re NCTzens, don’t forget to kindly extend your support by dropping a line with your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!