NCT is a Korean idol boy group of SM Entertainment. NCT stands for “Neo Culture Technology.”
NCT U is a unit of the NCT. The main concept of NCT is an openness and expandability. NCT works to localize the Korean wave in different places in the world.
NCT made its debut on April 9th, 2016. The members of NCT will change, and the group will expand continuously as it is a group that aims to expand to Europe.
SM Entertainment has been planning to apply this rotation system since its beginning. It was finally realized after 20 years.
NCT U made its debut first with the single “the 7th Sense” on April 9th, 2016. On April 10th, another unit NCT U made debut with the single “WITHOUT YOU.”
NCT has not yet made its debut outside Korea. However, the group aims to expand its field to the world. The Group plans to recruit members of different backgrounds.
Not like many of k-pop artists who worked mainly in Asian countries, NCT aims to American and European countries.
The group is to make its debut in Japan in early 2016. By 2017, four units are going to come out in China, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
Tae-il is a member of NCT and NCT U. He is the oldest in the group. He was exposed on TV and SNS through SM Rookies before his debut. He plays a big part in the group’s vocal.
Real Name: Moon Tae-il
Birthday: June 14th, 1994
Additional trivia: He has a little sister.
Hobby: Watching movies
Attraction: His Voice
*Quick Facts about Tae-il
1. He respects and wants to be like Kyu-hyeon of Super Junior.
2. He sang “Tan Hansaram,” the OST of drama “The Merchant: Gaekju 2015.”
3. He can play guitar.
4. His favorite food is meat.
5. He hates carrots.
6. He cannot eat Sushi.
7. Although he is the oldest in the group, he is the shortest in the group. Because of his height, he is often teased by fans.
8. His favorite artist is Trey Songz.
9. His favorite dessert is ice cream.
10. He can do an impression of Jong-hyun.
Tae-yong is a member of the group NCT and NCT U. He has often been exposed to media before his debut.
Fans praise his look saying it is the face that the SM Entertainment has been looking for years.
However, he is also being criticized from what he did when he was in junior high school. The SM Entertainment has apologized for what he did, but some people are still talking bad about him.
Real Name: Lee Tae-yong
Birthday: July 1st, 1995
Additional trivia: He and Jae-joong from JYJ look alike.
Position: Rapper, center
Hobby: Rap making
Attraction: His face
*Quick Facts about Tae-yong
1. His favorite music genre is Hip-hop.
2. His favorite food is Kal-gooksoo, a Korean noodle soup.
3. He likes Howl’s Moving Castle of Ghibli Animation.
4. He shares a room with Johnny and Yuta.
5. He likes to clean up.
6. He draws Spongebob Squarepants with his signature.
7. He wanted to become a firefighter when he was in junior high school.
8. He has a dog named Ruby.
9. He likes color black.
10. His favorite sports is swimming.
Do-young is a member of NCT and NCT U. He was exposed to media one year later than other members on 2015. When he appeared on SM Rookies, he became an MC in a day from his first appearance.
Real Name: Kim Dong-young
Birthday: February 1st, 1996
Additional trivia: His brother is a member of Actors’ group Surprise.
Position: Main vocal
Attraction: His eloquent speech
*Quick Facts about Do-young
1. He was a member of student committee in high school.
2. He respects D.O. of EXO
3. His role model is SHINee.
4. He was given his real name by his grandfather.
5. His favorite actress is Lee Na-young.
6. He likes cream cheese bread, popcorn, and white chocolate.
7. His favorite flower is a dandelion.
8. He sleeps with his stuffed animal named “Jjippong.”
9. When he entered SM Entertainment, he told his classmate he has moved oversea.
10. He is a close friend with Jae-hyun of the same group.
Ten is a Chinese Thai member of NCT and NCT U. He can speak Thai, Korean, and English. The first dance move he learned in Thailand is K-pop dance.
A music video of Super Junior is what made him to dream of becoming a singer.
Real Name: Ten Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul
Birthday: February 27th, 1996
Additional trivia: His real name is the longest in SM Entertainment.
Position: Vocal, Rapper, Dancer
Hobby: Playing with animals, drawing, dancing, rap, singing, basketball, sports, going on adventure
Specialty: Playing guitar
Attraction: His charm
*Quick Facts about Ten
1. His least favorite subject was mathematics.
2. He likes chocolate.
3. He used to do gymnastics.
4. He is from Bangkok.
5. He hates soccer.
6. His favorite subject was fine arts.
7. He likes shopping, especially clothes.
8. He likes snowboarding.
9. He considers his eyes as his charming points.
10. His favorite season is summer.
Jae-hyun is a member of NCT and NCT U. He was announced as a member in a teaser movie in January 2016.
Before his debut, he was just known as a handsome boy in school, but nobody thought he would become an idol star.
He had lived in Connecticut for 4 years when he was young. He was cast on the street in front of his junior high school.
Real Name: Jung Yoon-oh
Birthday: February 14th, 1997
Additional trivia: He changed his name when he was in high school. His stage name was his real name.
Position: Vocal, Rapper
Hobby: Watching videos as eating bread
Attraction: His everything
*Quick Facts about Jae-hyun
1. He is called Valentine boy because his birthday in on Valentine’s day.
2. His English name is Jay.
3. He used to play Starcraft when he was in elementary school.
4. He plays the piano.
5. He respects Siwon from Super Junior.
6. His favorite color is white.
7. His favorite fruit is peach.
8. His favorite author is Agatha Christie.
9. He achieved a black belt in Taekwondo.
10. He likes the snowy weather.
Mark is a member of NCT and NCT U. He entered the SM Entertainment through the Global Audition held in Vancouver.
He belonged to both big and little Rookies before the debut of NCT. This made many fans wonder if Mark is going to debut with big Rookies or with little Rookies.
Real Name: Mark Lee, Lee Min-hyung
Birthday: August 2nd, 1999
Additional trivia: He was born in Vancouver, Canada.
Specialty: Rap, guitar
Attraction: He is fluent in both Korean and English.
*Quick Facts about Mark
1. He likes to listen to Chris Brown, Coldplay, and Beyonce.
2. He respects U-know of TVXQ and BoA
3. His favorite day is Christmas day.
4. He likes chicken, Kimchi, and Coke.
5. He used to play handball.
6. His favorite subject is Language Arts.
7. He was affected by his big brother in his music.
8. He hates seafood.
9. He likes the weather of Canada.
10. His favorite time of the day is midnight.