Here Are Detailed Explanations About the NCT Subunits: NCT 127, NCT U, NCT Dream, WayV, and the Future Subunit!

NCT U

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On April 4, 2016, SM Entertainment announced NCT’s first unit, NCT U (the “U” standing for United). The sub-unit itself doesn’t have exact members. The members always change in every comeback, depending on who is suitable and appropriate for the concept of the comeback.

NCT U officially debuted on April 9, 2016, with six members (Taeyong, Taeil, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, and Mark), and released the digital singles “The 7th Sense” (Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, and Mark) and “Without You” in two versions (a Korean version sung by Taeil, Doyoung, and Jaehyun, and a Chinese version with the addition of SM Rookies’ Kun).

 

In January 2018, NCT U (Taeil, Doyoung, and Jaehyun) released the single “Timeless” as part of the SM Station project.

On March 14, 2018, NCT U released the singles “BOSS”, “Yestoday”, and “Baby Don’t Stop” as part of NCT 2018Empathy”, a full-length studio album that brought together all active units of NCT and grouped them under the collective name NCT 2018.

NCT Dream

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NCT Dream is the third sub-unit of the South Korean boy-group NCT. This sub-unit carries a graduation system, where members will graduate from the unit after reaching the Korean age of 20 (19 internationally).

NCT Dream debuted on August 24, 2016, consisting of seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung (but Mark already graduated from the group on December 31, 2018), with their first single “Chewing Gum”, that they performed on M Countdown the next day.

On February 9, 2017, NCT Dream released their first single album, “The First”, with its lead single, “My First and Last”. But, unfortunately, Jaemin did not participate in the release due to health problems. As usual, NCT Dream had their comeback stage on M Countdown, performing the title track, “My First and Last”, and B-side track, “Dunk Shot”.

On March 15, NCT Dream released the single “Trigger the Fever”, as they became the official ambassadors for the “2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea”.

While on August 17, 2017, they released their first EP, “We Young”.

NCT Dream also released a Christmas single, “Joy,” as part of SM Station on December 15, 2017.

On March 4, 2018, NCT Dream released the single “Go” as part of NCT 2018Empathy”, a full-length studio album that brought together all the active units of NCT and grouped them under the collective name NCT 2018.

On September 3, 2018, NCT Dream finally released their second EP, “We Go Up”, with the lead single of the same name, and followed by SM’s confirmation that Mark would be graduating from NCT Dream after completing promotions for the release.

On December 27, 2018, NCT Dream released a single titled “Candle Light” under SM Entertainment’s digital music project, SM Station.

On December 31, 2018, Mark officially graduated from NCT Dream.

On June 6, 2019, NCT Dream shocked their fans by releasing “Don’t Need Your Love”, a collaborative single with English singer and YouTuber HRVY. Unfortunately, Haechan did not partake in the single due to ongoing activities with NCT 127. The song was released as part of SM Station Season 3.

And, finally, they made a comeback by releasing their third EP, “We Boom”, and its title track, “Boom”, on July 26, 2019. It’s their first comeback without Mark.

Here are the short profiles of each NCT Dream member:

Renjun

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Birth Name: Huang Ren Jun (黄仁俊)

Korean Name: Hwang In Joon (황인준)

Stage Name: Renjun (런쥔)

Position: Lead Vocalist

Place of Birth: Jilin, People’s Republic of China

Birthday: March 23, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Blood Type: O

Height: 170 cm (5’7″)

Weight: 52 kg (115 lbs)

Education: Beijing Contemporary Music School

Sub-Unit: NCT Dream

Weibo: Renjun

Jeno

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Birth Name: Lee Je No (이제노)

Stage Name: Jeno (제노)

Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual

Place of Birth: Incheon, South Korea

Birthday: April 23, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Blood Type: A

Height: 177 cm (5’10″)

Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)

Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts

Shoe size: 265 mm

Sub-Unit: NCT Dream

Specialty: Acting

Haechan

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Birth Name: Lee Dong Hyuck (이동혁)

Stage Name: Haechan (해찬)

Position: Lead Vocalist, Sub-Rapper, Maknae

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: June 6, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Blood Type: AB

Height: 174 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)

Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts

Shoe size: 270 mm

Sub-Unit: NCT 127, NCT Dream

Specialty: Dance and playing football

Haechan’s ideal type: Someone with good vocals. Someone with an easy-to-listen-to voice. He prefers short hair.

Jaemin

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Birth Name: Na Jae Min (나재민)

Stage Name: Jaemin (재민)

Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual

Place of Birth: Jeonju, and then came straight to Seoul (where he grew up)

Birthday: August 13, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Blood Type: AB

Height: 176,5 cm (5’10″)

Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)

Education: Cheongil Elementary School,  School of Performing Arts Seoul

Chenle

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Birth Name: Zhong Chen Le (钟辰乐 / 鍾辰樂)

Korean Name: Jong Jin Rak (종진락)

Stage Name: Chenle (천러)

Position: Main Vocalist

Place of Birth: Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China

Birthday: November 22, 2001

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp

Blood Type: A

Height: 178.8cm (5’10″)

Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)

Education: Beijing Contemporary Music School

Weibo: Chenle

Jisung

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Birth Name: Park Ji Sung (박지성)

Stage Name: Jisung (지성)

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Sub-Rapper, Maknae

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, but lived in Busan for 3-4 years

Birthday: February 5, 2002

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Blood Type: O

Height: 179.3 cm (5’10″)

Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)

Education: Mia Elementary School

Specialty: Popping, Locking

WayV

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WayV (威神V, WēiShén V) is the fourth, and China-based, unit of NCT. The group has seven members (Kun, Ten, Winwin, Lucas, Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang). WayV itself is managed under Label V, a Chinese label collaborating with SM productions.

On January 17, 2019, WayV officially debuted and released their first digital EP, “The Vision”, with a Chinese version of NCT 127’s “Regular” as the lead single.

On May 9, WayV released their first EP, “Take Off”, along with its eponymous title track, “Take Off”.

On October 29, WayV released their second EP, “Take Over the Moon”, with the title track “Moonwalk”. WayV had their first comeback stage for the album during MBC Music’s Show Champion on October 30, where they performed “Moonwalk”, marking the group’s first performance in Korea.

On November 5, WayV released an English-language version of “Love Talk” as the second single from the EP.

Here are the short profiles of each WayV member:

Kun (钱锟)

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Birth Name: Qian Kun (SC-钱锟/TC-錢錕)

Korean Name: Jeon Gon (전곤)

Stage Name: Kun (錕)

Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Rapper

Place of Birth: Fujian, China

Birthday: January 1, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Blood Type: B

Height: 176 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)

Education: Beijing Contemporary Music Institute

Weibo: 威神V_钱锟_KUN

Ten (เตนล์ ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล/李永钦)

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Birth Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)

Korean Name: Lee Young Heum (이영흠)

Chinese Name: Li Yong Qin (SC-李永钦/TC-李永欽)

Stage Name: Ten

Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Lead Vocalist

Place of Birth: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthday: February 27, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Blood Type: A

Height: 170 cm (5’7″)

Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)

Education: Shrewsbury International School

Specialty: Basketball, Piano, Dance, Rap, Tae kwon do, Surfing

Weibo: 威神V_TEN_李永钦

Instagram: @tenlee_1001

Ten’s ideal type: He does not have an ideal type, and he “likes a relationship which starts from learning about each other before developing to love” (Daejeon fan-sign on 180323)

Win Win (董思成)

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Birth Name: Dong Si Cheng (董思成)

Korean Name: Dong Sa Sung (동사성)

Stage Name: Win-Win (윈윈)

Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Place of Birth: Wenzhou, Zhejiang, People’s Republic of China

Birthday: October 28, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Blood Type: B

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)

Education: The Central Academy Of Drama

Shoe size: 270 mm

Sub-Unit: NCT U, NCT 127, WayV

Specialty: Traditional Chinese Dance

WinWin’s ideal type: Someone who has long black hair.

Lucas (黄旭熙)

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Birth Name: Huang Xuxi / Wong Yuk-hei (黃旭熙)

Korean Name: Hwang Wook-hee (황욱희)

Stage Name: Lucas (루카스)

Place of Birth: Hong-Kong, China

Birthday: January 25th, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Blood Type: O

Height: 183 cm (6’0″)

Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)

Weibo: 威神V_黄旭熙_LUCAS

Instagram: @lucas_xx444

Xiao Jun (肖德俊)

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Birth Name: Xiao Dejun (肖德俊)

Korean Name: So Deok Jun (소덕준)

Stage Name: Xiaojun (肖俊)

Position: Main Vocalist, Rapper

Place of Birth: Guangdong, China

Birthday: August 8, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Blood Type: A

Height: 173 cm (5’8″)

Weibo: 威神V_肖俊_XIAOJUN

Hendery (黄冠亨)

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Birth Name:Wong Kunhang (黃冠亨)/Huang Guanheng (黄冠亨)

Korean Name: Hwang Kwan Hyung (황관형)

Stage Name: Hendery (헨데리)

Probable Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Visual

Place of Birth: Macau, People’s Republic of China

Birthday: September 28, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Blood Type: O

Yang Yang (刘扬扬)

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Birth Name: Liu YangYang (SC-刘扬扬/TC-劉揚揚)

Korean Name: Ryu YangYang (류양양)

Stage Name: YangYang (扬扬)

Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Youngest

Place of Birth: Taiwan

Birthday: October 10, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Blood Type: O

Weibo: 威神V_扬扬_YANGYANG