Who are NCTs? K-pop presentation, History

Do you really know NCT? Do you know the meaning of these 3 letters and those of the subunits? How did this K-pop group form and what is their story? Why are there 23 idols?

If you are looking for answers to these questions, then you have come to the right place, we are going to introduce you to this group and its extraordinary concept.

NCT is a SM entertainment agency group that started in 2016. It is known for its large number of members. Indeed, it is composed of 23 members which are divided into 4 sub-units. We find NCT U, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, WayV and sometimes SuperM.

In this article, you will learn more about:

  • The unusual concept of this group
  • The beginnings of the 23 members
  • The meaning of their fandom

If you want answers to (almost) all your questions about this band, let's start now.

The characteristics of the NCT group

Name: NCT (Neo Culture Technology/ 엔시티)
Start: 2016
Members :

  • Taeil (문태일) is a singer and dancer
  • Johnny (서영호/ Johnny Seo) is a singer, dancer and rapper
  • Taeyong (이태용) is the leader of the group, a rapper, singer, dancer and visual of the group
  • Yuta (中本悠太) is a singer, dancer and rapper
  • Kun (钱锟) is a singer, rapper and dancer
  • Doyoung (김동영) is a singer, dancer and visual of the group
  • Ten (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล) is a singer, rapper and dancer
  • Jaehyun (정윤오) is a rapper, dancer, singer and visual of the group
  • Winwin (董思成) is a singer and dancer
  • Jungwoo (김정우) is a singer and dancer
  • Lucas (黄旭熙) is a singer, rapper, dancer and visual of the group
  • Mark (이민형/ Mark Lee) is a rapper, dancer and singer
  • Xiaojun (肖德俊) is a singer and dancer
  • Hendery (黄冠亨) is a rapper and dancer
  • Renjun (黄仁俊) is a singer and dancer
  • Jeno (이제노) is a rapper, singer and dancer
  • Haechan (이동혁) is a singer and dancer
  • Jaemin (나재민) is a singer, rapper, dancer and visual of the group
  • Yangyang (刘扬扬) is a singer, rapper and dancer
  • Shotaro (大崎 将太郎) is a rapper and dancer
  • Sungchan (정성찬) is a rapper and dancer
  • Chenle (鐘辰樂) is a singer and dancer
  • Jisung (박지성) is a rapper, singer, dancer and maknae (youngest)

Fandom Name: NCTzen
Agency: SM entertainment
Style: K-pop, R&B, dance-pop, electronic, mandopop
Albums: Hot Sauce, We are Superhuman, Regular-Irregular, Take Over The Moon

NCT group photo

The turbulent history of NCTs

When they debuted in 2016 , the group only consisted of 15 members (Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Mark, Winwin, Yuta, Haechan, Renjun, Jeno, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung) and 3 sub-members. units ( NCT U , NCT 127 , NCT DREAM ).

Following this, Johnny joined them in 2017.

In 2018, five new members were added (Lucas, Kun, Jungwoo, Xiaojun, Hendery, Yangyang) and a Chinese sub-unit was born. It is WayV which was created under the Label V label (a Chinese label which collaborates with the SM). The same year, Mark quit NCT DREAM due to his age.

In 2020, the SM created a group with the "top" male artists of its agency, including Taeyong, Ten, Lucas and Mark who are part of it. Mark returns to NCT DREAM on the occasion of the release of the album Reload. In September, after the NCT 2020 project ended, two new members debuted, Shotaro and Sungchan.

The Unlimited K-pop Group

NCT is known to be a group with a lot (a lot) of members. Indeed, their concept is to have an unlimited number of members around the world and to divide them into several units. The group is often compared to a class by K-pop fans thanks to this particularity.

NCT fans are called NCTzen

NCTzen means all fans are citizens of NCT. The group has fans around the world, with nearly 10.9 million followers on Instagram, it is one of the most famous and popular K-pop groups of the 3rd generation.

NCT concert

NCT's 3 Most Popular Music

The song Make A Wish is the band's most viewed song with 203M views.

Boss is definitely the song all NCTzens know.

Another iconic song, Cherry Bomb is surely the song that caused the most concern for NCTzens who wanted to learn it.

NCT a multinational group

We have seen in this article that the unusual concept is not a brake on their creativity and the growth of their success. We also put some order in the organization of this group, because many have trouble understanding how it works at the start.

What do you think of this musical concept? Is it a good idea or not?

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