SM Leisure’s NCT at present has 23 members, and the band is about to turn into even greater. On Could 6, it was introduced that MGM Worldwide Tv Group fashioned a partnership with SM Leisure to create a brand new K-pop group primarily based within the U.S. via a contest present.
The members chosen via the TV present will turn into a brand new NCT sub-unit, becoming a member of NCT U, NCT Dream, NCT 127, and WayV.
How NCT capabilities as a gaggle
NCT initially debuted in 2016 underneath SM Entertainment, and NCT U was the primary sub-unit to debut. With this sub-unit, the members often change relying on which members match the idea of a music one of the best and it isn’t a set unit.
Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, Winwin, and Haechan are members of the sub-unit NCT 127. Mark and Haechan are additionally members of NCT Dream. The sub-unit has seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung.
Whereas Mark and Haechan are energetic members of each NCT 127 and NCT Dream, Winwin is not an energetic member of NCT 127 due to promotions with WayV.
WayV is NCT’s China-based group and debuted in 2019. The band has seven members: Kun, Ten, Winwin, Lucas, Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang. Shotaro and Sungchan debuted with NCT in 2020, and the 2 members have but to affix a set sub-unit.
What to anticipate from the brand new NCT sub-unit
In 2019, SM Leisure and Capitol Data debuted SuperM, a Okay-pop supergroup consisting of members from already-established teams underneath SM Leisure.
SuperM primarily promotes within the U.S., and 4 of the SuperM members, Taeyong, Ten, Mark, and Lucas, are additionally members of NCT. The septet additionally consists of Kai and Baekhyun of EXO and Taemin from SHINee.
Whereas SuperM was fashioned with widespread Okay-pop idols, the brand new NCT sub-unit will characteristic new expertise.
The Hollywood Reporter printed an in-depth report on how the group can be fashioned, writing:
“The expertise search can be open to ‘America’s most proficient rising artists’ who’re males aged 13 to 25. Contestants can be flown to Seoul for Okay-pop bootcamp coaching on the SM campus, the place in every episode, they’ll compete in dance, vocal and magnificence checks and can be judged and mentored by SM founder Lee Soo-man in addition to numerous present NCT members.”
SM Leisure and MGM executives shared extra details about the longer term Okay-pop group
In an announcement, Lee, the founding father of SM Leisure, dubbed the brand new sub-unit as “NCT Hollywood.”
“I stay up for making an unconventional audition present that every one music followers world wide can take pleasure in,” he mentioned in response to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lee continued, “I hope the viewers enjoys watching the journey of recent stars being born in Hollywood, that can be promoted as NCT-Hollywood within the international market sooner or later.”
MGM Tv chairman Mark Burnett additionally launched an announcement, writing, “Okay-pop is greater than a style of music; it’s a cultural phenomenon and we’re so excited to associate with the unimaginable Lee Soo-man and the staff at SM to deliver Okay-pop to the U.S.!”
To this point, there isn’t any set launch date for the upcoming Okay-pop competitors present.