Group Profile: NCT U (엔시티 유)

Basic Info and Discography
More About the Members
More Info (Individual activities, variety show appearances, my opinions)

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Basic Info and Discography

Empathy

Image Credit: SM Entertainment

Agency: SM Entertainment
Debut Date: April 9, 2016
Name Meaning: “NCT” stands for “Neo Culture Technology.” The “U” stands for “United.”
Concept: NCT U is a rotational group, meaning there is no fixed lineup or concept. Because of that, it’s a little harder to explain than the other subunits. I generally like to call NCT U the “advance guard” unit, because so far they’ve appeared whenever NCT as a whole has something huge going on.  They were the first NCT unit to ever debut, and they were the first to release music in the NCT 2018 project. Small collaborations like “Baby Don’t Stop” and “Yestoday” are also considered part of NCT U, so it’s also highly experimental.

DISCOGRAPHY

Most Recent Release: “Boss” (February) – NCT 2018 Empathy, NCT’s compilation album

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About the Members

NCT U

Image Credit: SM Entertainment

NOTE: Unlike other group profiles I do, the lineup of NCT U is liable to change with every comeback.  So instead of doing a separate member page, I’ll just list the members here. I’ll also change the profiles based on whoever appears in the most recent comeback.  For example, Taeil is technically considered an NCT U member because he was in 2016’s “Without You.” However, I didn’t include him because he wasn’t in any of NCT U’s 2018 songs. Conversely, I included Ten despite his absence in “Boss” because he was part of “Baby Don’t Stop.”

Some members like Jungwoo and Lucas debuted this year, making it hard to tell what their definitive positions will be. What I wrote is an educated guess on my part.

Current Active Members: Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, WinWin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark
Age Range: 1995-1999

Taeyong
Doyoung
Jaehyun
WinWin
Jungwoo
Lucas
Mark
Ten

Taeyong(태용)

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Taeyong in “Baby Don’t Stop” (2018)

Real Name: Lee Taeyong (이태용)
Birthday: July 1, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Cancer (Western) / Boar (Eastern)
From: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Position(s): Main rapper, main dancer, vocalist, visual, face of the group
Other Units: NCT 127

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DOYOUNG(도영)

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Doyoung in “Yestoday” (2018)

Real Name: Kim Dongyoung (김동영)
Birthday: February 1, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius (Western) / Rat (Eastern)
From: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Position(s): Main vocalist
Other Units: NCT 127

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JAEHYUN(재현)

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Jaehyun in “Boss” (2018)

Real Name: Jung Yoonoh (정윤오)
Birthday: February 14, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius (Western) / Ox (Eastern)
From: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Position(s): Lead vocalist, lead dancer
Other Units: NCT 127

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WINWIN(윈윈)

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WinWin-BOSS

WinWin in “Boss” (2018)

Real Name: Dong Sicheng (董寺丞)
Birthday: October 28, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio (Western) / Ox (Eastern)
From: Zhejiang, China
Nationality: Chinese
Position(s): Lead dancer, vocalist
Other Units: NCT 127

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JUNGWOO(정우)

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Jungwoo in “Boss” (2018)

Real Name: Kim Jungwoo (김정우)
Birthday: February 19, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius (Western) / Tiger (Eastern)
From: Gimpo, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Position(s): Lead vocalist
Other Units: NCT 127

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LUCAS(루카스)

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Lucas in “Boss” (2018)

Real Name: 黃旭熙 Huang Xuxi (Mandarin), Wong Yukhei (Cantonese)
Birthday: January 25, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius (Western) / Rabbit (Eastern)
From: Hong Kong
Nationality: Half-Chinese, half-Thai
Position(s): Lead rapper

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MARK(마크)

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Mark in “Yestoday” (2018)

Real Name: Mark Lee, Lee Minhyung (이민형)
Birthday: August 2, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Leo (Western) / Rabbit (Eastern)
From: Vancouver, Canada
Nationality: Korean-Canadian
Position(s): Main rapper, lead dancer
Other Units: NCT 127, NCT Dream (2016-2018)

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TEN(텐)

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Ten in “Baby Don’t Stop” (2018)

Real Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (เตนท์ ชิตพล นามสกุล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)
Birthday: February 27, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Pisces (Western) / Rat (Eastern)
From: Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality: Thai
Position(s): Main dancer, lead rapper, vocalist

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More Info

NCT U Vogue

Image Credit: Vogue Korea (2018)

Because NCT has so many members in so many sub-units, I thought it would be easier to make pages based on the different types of their individual activities rather than one for each person:

MUSIC – Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Mark
VARIETY SHOWS – Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Lucas, Mark
SPECIAL STAGES – Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Mark
MISCELLANEOUS (MV Appearances, Hosting) – Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark

Notable Variety Show Appearances

How I Feel About NCT U

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