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NCT 127 is the second sub-unit of NCT. They made their debut as a seven member boy group on July 7, 2016 with the release of "Firetruck". The number 127 refers to the longitude for Seoul, where they are based.

The group made a come back on January 6, 2017 with two new members, Johnny and Doyoung. On September 17, 2018, Jungwoo was announced as the unit's newest member ahead of their comeback.

History

Pre-debut

All ten members of NCT 127 were originally part of SM Rookies, a pre-debut training team maintained by SM Entertainment. In January 2016, SM founder Lee Soo-man announced plans for a new boy group, with several different units to be based in cities around the world.

NCT 127 was officially announced on July 1, consisting of previously debuted NCT U members Taeyong, Taeil, Jaehyun, and Mark, along with three newly debuting members: Yuta, Winwin, and Haechan.

2016-2017: Debut, new members, Limitless and Cherry Bomb

NCT 127 made their official debut with NCT #127 on July 10, 2016. The EP debuted at number two on the Gaon Album Chart, and topped the chart by the third week of its release. It also charted at number two on the Billboard World Albums Chart. Their debut performance took place on Mnet's M Countdown, where they played the lead single "Fire Truck" and "Once Again".

On December 6, NCT 127 released the music video for "Good Thing", and on December 20, they released the music video for "Switch," featuring members of the SM trainee group SR15B.

On December 27, SM Entertainment announced the addition of two new members to NCT 127: Johnny and NCT U's Doyoung.

2018: Empathy, Japanese debut, new member, Regular-Irregular, and Regulate

On March 14, 2018, NCT 127 released the single "Touch" as part of NCT 2018 Empathy, a full-length studio album that brought together all active units of NCT, and grouped them under the collective name NCT 2018.

On May 23, NCT 127 released their Japanese debut EP Chain via Avex Trax. It peaked at number two on the Oricon Albums Chart.

In August 2018, it was announced NCT 127 will participate in the single "Let’s Shut Up and Dance", as part of a global collaborative tribute to Michael Jackson.

On October 12, NCT 127 released their first full-length album, Regular-Irregular, which debuted at number 86 on the US Billboard 200.The album also marked the addition of NCT U’s Jungwoo to the NCT 127 lineup, which now totals 10 members. The album release was led by a performance of English version of the lead single, "Regular" and "Cherry Bomb" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! which also marked the group's first appearance on U.S. national television.

On October 21, NCT 127 released a digital EP, Up Next Session: NCT 127, exclusively through Apple Music. It contains alternative versions of previous singles "Fire Truck", "Cherry Bomb", and "Regular", as well as an original track, “What We Talkin’ Bout”, which features Marteen.

On November 13, SM dropped teaser photos of the group, announcing the release of their first album repackage, Regulate, and new single, "Simon Says".

On November 22, SM has notified the general public that Winwin will not partake in promotions for Regulate, as he will be contributing in promotions for WayV.

2019: First world tour, Awaken and We Are Superhuman

In January 2019, NCT 127 announced their first concert tour, Neo City – The Origin, with tour stops in South Korea and Japan from January to March. The tour was extended to North America, with twelve tour dates on April and May 2019, and an additional nine stops in Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asia from May through July 2019. Haechan rejoined the group beginning with the Japan leg of the tour in March 2019.

The group featured on Jason Derulo's single, "Let's Shut Up & Dance", which was released on February 22, alongside labelmate Lay Zhang.

On March 18, the group released "Wakey-Wakey" as the lead single to their first Japanese studio album, Awaken, which was released on April 17.

In April 2019, NCT 127 signed a worldwide distribution deal with Capitol Music Group and Caroline Distribution via SM Entertainment. Ahead of the North American leg of their tour, the group made appearances on Good Morning America and Strahan and Sara on April 18; they were the third K-pop act to perform on the show.

In April, the group announced their fourth EP, We Are Superhuman, released on May 24, 2019, and performed once again as a nine-piece group, with Winwin continuing to promote solely as a member of WayV. The group performed the EP's lead single, "Superhuman", on Good Morning America and Strahan and Sara. They also performed the song during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on May 14. NCT 127 appeared in a Japanese variety show, NCT 127 Teach Me JAPAN!, which began airing on dTV from June 9.

We Are Superhuman debuted at number eleven at the Billboard 200 albums chart with 27,000 units, becoming their second entry in the chart. The EP also became their second number one album at the World Albums chart. An English version of "Highway to Heaven" was released as the EP's second single on July 18, 2019. In August 2019, SM Entertainment announced that Jungwoo would sit out the group's activities for undisclosed health reasons, although the label clarified in November 2019 that his health had been improving and that he could possibly rejoin the group in 2020.

The group released their first live album, Neo City: Seoul − The Origin, on October 24.

2020: Neo Zone and cancelled US arena tour

NCT 127 released a shortened music video for "Dreams Come True" on the group's official YouTube channel on January 27. After the return announcement from Jungwoo since his hiatus in August 2019, the group released their second Korean studio album, Neo Zone on March 6, 2020, featuring lead single "Kick It". Several members took part in writing for the album. Neo Zone debuted at number five on Billboard 200 with more than 87,000 units sold in the first week. The album sold more than 700,000 units in the first month, becoming their best-selling album to date as well as topping the Korean album sales chart for March.

They were scheduled to embark on their second tour, Neo Zone – The Awards, in June 2020 in North America, although the tour was indefinitely postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 15, 2020, it was announced that the tour was cancelled due to the pandemic.

In April 2020, NCT 127 was chosen as ambassador for Korean cosmetics brand Nature Republic. On May 17, NCT 127 became the fourth act to hold an online concert as part of SM Entertainment's Beyond Live online concert series. The concert sold over 104,000 virtual tickets, with the group performing live to audiences from 129 countries.

On May 19, the group released Neo Zone: The Final Round, the repackage of Neo Zone. The album was released alongside lead single "Punch", which the group premiered live during their Beyond Live concert two days prior. Combined sales of Neo Zone and The Final Round exceeded 1.2 million copies, marking it the group's best-selling album at the time and their first to exceed one million total sales.

The group reunited with the rest of the NCT members for their second studio album, NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1 and NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 2, released on October 12 and November 23, respectively. The track "Music, Dance" from NCT 127 was included on the album.

2021: Loveholic, Sticker and second world tour

NCT 127 announced in January that they would release their second Japanese EP, Loveholic, on February 17.

On June 4, NCT 127 collaborated with Amoeba Culture to release the digital single "Save".

Their third Korean studio album, Sticker, was released on September 17. The album consists of eleven tracks, including the lead single of the same name, Sticker. It achieved 1.13 million pre-orders within the first 24 hours, making it the highest pre-ordered K-pop album in one day. In total, the album recorded 2.2 million pre-orders and sold 2.4 million copies within a week after its release, making it the first album from SM Entertainment to sell over two million copies without a repackage version. Sticker also became the group's highest-ranking album on the Billboard 200 chart at number three and the highest-ranking K-pop album on the chart in 2021.

NCT 127 released the repackage version of Sticker, titled Favorite, and its lead single "Favorite (Vampire)" on October 25, 2021. The repackage album accumulated a total of 1.06 million copies in pre-order sales and sold a total of 1.1 million copies in one week after its release. As of November 3, 2021, Sticker and Favorite have sold a total of 3.58 million copies, making it the best-selling album from SM Entertainment.

On November 15, NCT 127 officially announced that they would be kicking off their long-awaited world tour with a concert in Seoul next month entitled “NCT 127 2nd Tour ‘Neo City : Seoul – The Link'”.

Members

 
Name Real name Birth date Position(s) Years active
Taeil
(태일)
Moon Taeil
(문태일)
June 14, 1994 Main Vocalist 2016–present
Taeyong
(태용)
Lee Taeyong
(이태용)
July 1, 1995 Leader, Main Dancer, Main Rapper,
Sub-Vocalist, Visual, Face, Center
2016–present
Yuta
(유타)
Nakamoto Yuta
(中本悠太)
October 26, 1995 Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Sub-Rapper 2016–present
Jaehyun
(재현)
Jung Jaehyun
(정재현)
February 14, 1997 Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual 2016–present
Mark
(마크)
Mark Lee August 2, 1999 Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub-Vocalist 2016–present
Haechan
(해찬)
Lee Donghyuck
(이동혁)
June 6, 2000 Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer 2016–present
Johnny
(쟈니)
John Suh February 9, 1995 Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocalist, Sub-Rapper 2017–present
Doyoung
(도영)
Kim Dongyoung
(김동영)
February 1, 1996 Main Vocalist 2017–present
Jungwoo
(정우)
Kim Jungwoo
(김정우)
February 19, 1998 Lead Vocalist, Dancer 2018–present
Inactive
Winwin
(昀昀)
Dong Sicheng
(董思成)
October 28, 1997 Lead Dancer, Vocalist
<(Inactive due to WayV promotions, since November 2018)
2016–present

Discography

Main Article: Discography

Korean

Albums

Year Title Members
2018 NCT #127 Regular-Irregular
NCT #127 Regulate (Repackage)
2020 NCT #127 Neo Zone
The Final Round (Repackage)
2021 Sticker
Favorite (Repackage)

Mini Albums

Year Title Members
2016 NCT #127
2017 NCT #127 Limitless
NCT #127 Cherry Bomb
2019 NCT #127 WE ARE SUPERHUMAN

Live Albums

Year Title Members
2019 NEO CITY : SEOUL - The Origin

Digital Singles

Year Title Members
2016 Taste The Feeling

Featured

Year Title Song Members
2018 NCT 2018 Empathy Touch

Japanese

Albums

Year Title Members
2019 Awaken

Mini Albums

Year Title Members
2018 Chain
2021 Loveholic

Singles

Year Title Members
2017 Limitless
2018 Touch

English

Digital Mini Albums

Year Title Members
2018 Up Next Session: NCT 127

Singles

Year Title Members
2019 Highway To Heaven

Collaborations

Year Title Song Members
2019 Michael Jackson Tribute: Let's Shut Up & Dance Let's Shut Up & Dance

Featured Artist

Year Album Song Artist Members
2019 So Am I (feat. NCT 127) "So Am I" Ava Max

Filmography

TV Shows

Year Title Members Channel Note
2016 Weekly Idol Taeil, Taeyong, Yuta, Jaehyun, Winwin MBC Every 1 Ep. 265
2017 Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, Haechan Ep. 289
NCT 127 Road to Japan AbemaTV Episodes: 4
Family Discovery Doyoung, Jaehyun KBS2 Chuseok Special
2018 NCT 127 Road to Japan in Korea Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, Haechan AbemaTV Episodes: 10
Hello Counselor Doyoung, Jaehyun, Mark KBS2 Guest
School Attack 2018 Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, Haechan SBS MTV Guest (Season 1: Ep.1)
Idol Room Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Mark, Haechan JTBC Ep. 23
Successful Fan LIVE Ep. 2
Happy Together Taeyong, Jaehyun KBS2 Guest
2019 Weekly Idol Taeyong, Doyoung, Jungwoo MBC Every 1 Ep. 389
NCT 127 X Star Road Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo OSEN (V-live)
Weekly Idol Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, Haechan MBC Every 1 Ep. 410

Endorsements

Year Brand Notes
2016 Design United Taeil, Yuta, Taeyong, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, Haechan
Supercomma B
Coca Cola
2017-2018 Korean Girls Scout Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, Haechan
2018 Astell & ASPR
NBA Style Korea
KBEE (Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo)
M Clean Doyoung & Johnny only
2019 Jenim Sports Zero Odor Collection Johnny, Taeyong, Doyoung & Jaehyun only

Concert

Tours

Japan

Online Concerts

Fan Meeting

  • NCT 127 FAN MEETING (2017)
  • NCT 127 ONLINE FANMEETING 'OFFICE: Foundation Day' (2021)

Showcase

  • NCT 127 JAPAN Showcase Tour "Chain" (2018)

SMTOWN

  • SMTOWN Live World Tour V (2016)
  • SMTOWN Live World Tour VI (2017)
  • SMTOWN Special Stage In Hong Kong (2018)
  • SMTOWN Live 2018 (2018)
  • SMTOWN Special Stage In Santiago (2019)
  • SMTOWN Live Culture Humanity (2021)
  • SMTOWN Live 2022: SMCU Express @KWANGYA (2022)

Awards & Nominations

Main Article: Awards & Nominations

Korean

APAN Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2020 Top 10 (Bonsang) NCT 127 Won
Represent Artist of this Year Won
Best Performance Neo Zone Nominated

Asia Artist Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2016 Best Rookie Award NCT 127 Won
2020 Best Artist Award (Music) Won

Asian Pop Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2021 Best Group Overseas NCT 127 Won

Gaon Chart Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2017 New Artist of the Year NCT 127 Won
2018 Album of the Year – 2nd Quarter Cherry Bomb (mini-album) Nominated
2019 Album of the Year – 4th Quarter Regular-Irregular Nominated
2020 Album of the Year – 2nd Quarter We Are Superhuman Nominated
2021 Album of the Year – 2nd Quarter Neo Zone Nominated
Neo Zone: The Final Round Nominated
2022 Album of the Year – Physical Album (4th Quarter) Sticker Won
Song of the Year – September Sticker Nominated
Song of the Year – October Favorite (Vampire) Nominated

Genie Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2019 The Performing Artist (Male) We Are Superhuman Nominated
2020 Artist of the Year NCT 127 Nominated

Golden Disc Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2017 New Artist of the Year NCT 127 Won
Disk Bonsang NCT #127 Nominated
2018 Cherry Bomb (mini-album) Nominated
Global Popularity Award NCT 127 Nominated
2019 NetEase Most Popular K-pop Star Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Disk Daesang Regular-Irregular Nominated
Disk Bonsang Won
2021 Album Bonsang Neo Zone Won
Disc Daesang Nominated
Cosmopolitan Artist Award NCT 127 Won
2022 Album Bonsang Sticker Won
Album Daesang Nominated
Most Popular Artist Award NCT 127 Nominated

Korea Popular Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2018 Bonsang Award NCT 127 Won

Korean Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2018 Best Pop Song Cherry Bomb Nominated

Melon Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2016 Best New Artist NCT 127 Nominated
2020 Popularity Award Nominated
Album of the Year Neo Zone Nominated

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2016 Best New Artist (Male Group) NCT 127 Won
2017 Best Dance Performance – Male Group Cherry Bomb Nominated
New Asian Artist NCT 127 Won
2018 Best Male Group Nominated
Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10 Won
Worldwide Icon of the Year Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
2019 Best Male Group Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10 Nominated
2020 Best Dance Performance Male Group Kick It Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
2021 Album of the Year Sticker Nominated
Artist of the Year NCT 127 Nominated
Best Male Group Nominated
Best Dance Performance – Male Group Sticker Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10 NCT 127 Won

Seoul Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2017 New Artist of the Year NCT 127 Won
2018 Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
TikTok Dance Performance Award Won
2019 Daesang Award Nominated
Bonsang Award Won
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
2020 Bonsang Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
QQ Music Most Popular K-Pop Artist Award Nominated
2021 Bonsang Award Won
Daesang Award Nominated
Legend Rookie Prize Nominated
Fan PD Artist Award Nominated
2022 Bonsang Award Sticker Won
Daesang Award NCT 127 Won
Popularity Award Nominated
K-Wave Popularity Award Nominated
U+Idol Live Bet Artist Award Nominated

Soribada Best K-Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2017 New Hallyu Best Performance (Boy Group) NCT 127 Won
2018 Bonsang Award Won
Popularity Award (Male) Nominated
Global Fandom Award Nominated
2019 Bonsang Award Won
Social Artist Award Won
2020 Bonsang Award Nominated

Teen Choice Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2019 Choice International Artist NCT 127 Nominated

Ten Asia Global Top Ten Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2020 Popularity Awards (Vietnam) NCT 127 Won
Best Global Artist in the First Half of 2020 Won

V Chart Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2017 Best Rookie of the Year NCT 127 Won
Hallyu Rookie Group Won

V Live Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2017 Global Rookie Top 5 NCT 127 Won

Links

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