NCT Dreams, Sub-unit of Boyband NCT
Do you know about the sub-unit from NCT called NCT Dream? The group came from SM Entertainment and made their debut on August 25, 2016, with the hit single, Chewing Gum.
NCT Dream debuted with 6 members, Mark, Hae-chan, Jeno, Jae-min, Chenle, Renjun and Ji-sung. They were all very young when the group debuted, and the fact that they’re the youngest idols SM Entertainment has ever debuted has only increased the public’s enthusiasm for them..
So what’s their schedule like these days? Let’s check out the latest news about NCT Dream!
On February 22, 2019, it was reported that NCT Dream’s Jae-min will be one of the cast of JTBC’s new drama How to Hate You (너를 싫어하는 방법). The drama was adapted from a popular webtoon and it was tells the story of Oh Mi-ri, a college freshman who doesn’t have any dating experience, who is currently struggling to find love and friendship at college.
Jae-min will be playing one of the lead roles, Han Dae-kang, a freshman at the university who loves to play games and comes across as a thoughtful person to other people and his friends.
The other lead roles will be played by Kim Ji-in, as Oh Mi-ri, rookie actress Kim Yoo-jin, as Dasom, and actor Lee Jong-won as Go Eun-tae.
A few days after the news that Jae-min was cast in the drama, he was seen in public during filming during filming.
He was spotted out having a beer, and some fans who were nearby said that he has a soft voice and is more handsome when you see him in person.
A Baby Pudu In LA Zoo Named Hae-chan!
On January 25, 2019, after some recent news about K-Pop idols whose names were being given to animals. the news came out that one animal was being named after Hae-chan.
The name was given through a donation from fans, who gave $2000 to the zoo for the right to name the baby pudu. A pudu is a breed of a South American deer, and this Hae-chan was born in December, 2018. The zookeeper said that Hae-chan is a cute baby deer and the member of NCT, himself, is known as the cutest member of his group, which makes the name very appropriate.
As quoted from the LA Zoo and Botanical Garden’s official Twitter account, the baby pudu really likes to spend a lot of time with his family, and it was really hard to spot him as he was just a baby.
Isn’t he the cutest thing ever?
Before the baby pudu was given his name, his cuteness attracted a lot of attention from NCT fans, who decided the pudu was almost as cute as Hae-chan. The zookeeper was given the opportunity to name the newborn baby deer with the NCT member’s name, Hae-chan!
Look at the cuteness of the two Hae-chans!
Pudu aren’t a super well-known species. They’re a type of South American deer. The LA Zoo opened up a fundraiser through Facebook for the right to name the pudu, and it surpassed its goal in three hours, with 192 individual donors contributing a total of $2,687. The proceeds went to supporting conservation of endangered, vulnerable, threatened and near-threatened species, such as the pudu, whose wild populations are decreasing due to habitat loss.
Check out the baby pudu, Hae-chan at the LA Zoo!
NCT Dream Members Were Mentioned on NCIS: New Orleans!
In November, 2018, the fans were surprised when their bias came up mentioned on the American crime investigation drama, NCIS: New Orleans.
Check out the clip of where NCT Dream’s members were mentioned on NCIS: New Orleans, scene below!
In the scene, a student was being interviewed since she likes to listening to K-Pop. One of the investigation team’s members asked the girl, “Renjun, Jeno, or Chenle: Who’s best?” the girl answered by saying, “None of them. It’s Mark, obviously.”
The investigator who asked the student about K-Pop went on to say that she knew the NCT Dream members because she used to live in Busan and hang around with them.
NCT Dream’s Comeback with Candle Light on SM Station 3!
On December 17, 2018, SM TOWN released an announcement about their artists, NCT Dream, that will be featured on SM Entertainment Station 3 with their upcoming song, Candle Light.
Check out their updates on SMtown Station’s Instagram!
On December 19 & 20, 2018, they released a teaser image of NCT Dream for the upcoming track, Candle Light.
On December 21, 2018, individual teaser images for the SM Station song, Candle Light, were released.
While their individual teaser image has been released, there are more teaser images of NCT Dream’s Candle Light revealed on the same day!
The group finally released another music video teaser with behind-the-scenes footage from when they were filming Candle Light.
On December 24, 2018, after releasing all the various teasers for their upcoming track, NCT Dream greeted their fans with individual messages while encouraging people to listen to their winter song and gave a quick preview by singing some of the lyrics.
Check out the joyful holiday season with the greetings from NCT Dream!
On December 27, 2018, they updated the music video teaser for Candle Light, with a themed with a nostalgic set for the winter season!
A few hours after released their music video teaser, SM Entertainment finally uploaded the new track, and their official music video, too!
Check out NCT Dream’s Candle Light M/V below!
The Only K-Pop Artist on TIME Magazine
On December 8, 2018, NCT Dream become a topic again, when they become the only K-Pop idol group to be included in TIME Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2018”
The annual list was filled with young inventors, athletes, entertainers, and political activists who were being recognized for achievements “across numerous fields”. TIME Magazine selected the 25 names based the categories of “overall ability to drive news”, “accolades” and “global impact through social media” for each year.
TIME Magazine decribed NCT Dream as “the youth sub-unit of umbrella group NCT” and the news emphasized the international success of the album We Go Up, which reached its peak at No. 5 on Billboard’s World Albums chart and topped the iTunes Top Albums charts in 15 different countries.
NCT Dream was only the K-Pop group to be included on a list of Billboards “21 Under 21 2018: Music’s Next Generation”, with a note that the group’s title track has visualized the transition from a young teenager, rebellion and growth.
That’s all the recent news about NCT Dream, let’s anticipate the group’s comeback and promotion in the future!