Everything You Need To Know About NCT

13 Jul 2016 by Venetia Sng

Are you as confused as we were when we were first introduced to SM Entertainment’s latest K-pop boy group? Fret not! We give you a lowdown on who’s is who and in which sub-unit plus why we think they are set to take over the world by storm.

NCT is a K-pop boy group produced by SM Entertainment. They are named after the Hallyu localisation project Neo Culture Technology, a term coined by SM founder Lee Soo-man to describe the group’s concept of having an unlimited number of members, who would be involved in multiple sub-units based in various cities worldwide.


Main sub-unit, debut April 2016 



Member profiles

NCT U TenName: Ten
Born: February 27, 1996
Birthplace: Thailand
Position: Main Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
Fun fact: He won the title ‘Teen Popstar’ in 2011 at a talent show in Thailand.

NCT U TaeyongName: Taeyong
Born: July 1, 1995
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual/Face of the Group
Fun fact: He’s a bit of a neat freak. If something is on the floor of the dorm, he has to clean it up right away.

NCT U TaeilName: Taeil
Born: June 14, 1994
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Main Vocalist
Fun fact: His favourite item is a four-leaf clover that he keeps in his wallet. He received it from a woman who was passing him by on the streets.

NCT U MarkName: Mark
Born: August 2, 1999
Birthplace: Canada
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
Fun fact: The first dance choreography he learned was the choreography to Super Junior’s Twins.

NCT U JaehyungName: Jaehyung
Born: February 14, 1997
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Lead Vocalist
Fun fact: All of his seniors make fun of him and call him Casper (reference to Casper the Friendly Ghost) because of how fair he is.

NCT U DoyoungName: Doyoung
Born: February 1st, 1996
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Main Vocalist
Fun fact: His older brother is Gong Myung from the boy group 5urprise!

NCT 127

Seoul sub-unit, debut July 2016

NCT 127

Member profiles

NCT 127 YutaName: Yuta
Born: October 26, 1995
Birthplace: Japan
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Fun fact: When he goes on a diet, he somehow finds himself watching a lot of food programs. It’s self-torture.

NCT 127 WinWinName: Win Win
Born: October 28, 1997
Birthplace: China
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Fun fact: He specialises in Chinese traditional dance and wants to be an actor int he future.

NCT 127 TaeyongName: Taeyong
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual/Face of the Group

NCT 127 TaeilName: Taeil
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Main Vocalist

NCT 127 MarkName: Mark
Birthplace: Cananda
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist

NCT 127 JaehyunName: Jaehyun
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper

NCT 127 HaechanName: Haechan
Born: June 6, 2000
Birthplace: South Korea
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Fun fact: He appeared on the Mickey Mouse Club TV show alongside his fellow SMROOKIES.

The boys have shown that they’re very versatile by their songs, from a hip hop sounding ‘The 7th Sense’, alternative rock ‘Without You’, edgy ‘Fire Truck’ and a very pop-ish ‘Once Again’. NCT has definitely captured our attention and we’re sure they’re all ready to over take the K-pop sphere.

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