|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
NCT Dream is the third sub-unit of South Korean boy group NCT. The group follows an admission-graduation system, where they graduate from the unit after reaching the Korean age of 20 (19 internationally).
The group debuted on August 25, 2016, with the single "Chewing Gum" and with seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. Mark graduated from the group on December 31, 2018.
- 1 History
- 2 Members
- 3 Discography
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 Shows and concerts
- 6 References
NCT was first announced in January 2016 by Lee Soo-man at a presentation, where he talked about a group that would debut different teams around the world. Mark debuted in the group's first unit, NCT U, on April 4, 2016. On July 7, Haechan made his debut in the second unit, NCT 127, alongside Mark. NCT Dream was announced as the third subunit on August 18, 2016.
2016–2017: Debut, The First, and We Young
On February 1, 2017, SM Entertainment announced NCT Dream would release their first single album. It was revealed Jaemin would not be participating in the release due to complications from a herniated disc. The group's single album, The First, was released on February 9 with its lead single, "My First and Last". The album debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart. The unit had their comeback stage on M Countdown, performing the title track, "My First and Last", and B-side track, "Dunk Shot". On February 14, NCT Dream was revealed to have won 1st place on the 100th episode of SBS MTV's The Show, marking the first music show win for a NCT unit.
2018: NCT 2018: Empathy, We Go Up, and Mark's graduation
NCT Dream promoted alongside NCT U and NCT 127 as NCT 2018 for the first quarter of 2018. On March 4, 2018, NCT Dream released their single, "Go", which was included in NCT's first album, NCT 2018 Empathy. It also marked the group's first comeback with Jaemin since their debut.
SM Entertainment announced in late August that NCT Dream would be releasing an EP titled We Go Up in September. On August 27, it was announced that the album would be the last comeback with Mark, who would be graduating following the end of the group's promotions. The EP was released on September 3, 2018 alongside the lead single of the same name. We Go Up entered Billboard's World Albums chart at number five and Heatseekers Albums chart at number seven, which marks NCT Dream's best sales week in the U.S. to date.
NCT Dream was featured on the 21 Under 21 2018: Music's Next Generation list by Billboard as the only Asian artist for the year. All members were listed on Time's 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018 list.
On December 19, it was announced Haechan would be taking a hiatus from the group due to an injury. On December 27, NCT Dream released a single titled "Candle Light" under the SM Entertainment's digital music project SM Station. On December 31, Mark officially graduated from the unit.
2019: Collaborative singles, We Boom, and first tour
On June 6, 2019, NCT Dream released "Don't Need Your Love", a collaborative single with English singer and YouTuber HRVY. Haechan did not partake in the single due to ongoing activities with NCT 127. The song was released as part of SM Station Season 3.
In July 2019, NCT Dream was named as the first global ambassadors of the World Scout Foundation, with the group releasing the single "Fireflies" which would be used to fund Scout activities in low-income countries. The group also performed at the 24th World Scout Jamboree on July 23. NCT Dream released their third EP, We Boom, and its title track, "Boom", on July 26, marking their first comeback without Mark. They received two wins for "Boom" on The Show on August 6, 2019 and on August 20, 2019, respectively.
On September 2019, NCT Dream was included in Billboard's 21 Under 21 list for the second year in a row. In November 2019, the group featured on American-Canadian boy band PrettyMuch's INTL:EP with the song "Up To You". The group held their first concert tour, The Dream Show, with three dates in Seoul and two dates in Bangkok from November to December 2019.
NCT Dream follows an admission-graduation system based on the age of the members.
- Mark (마크)
Awards and nominations
Shows and concerts
- SM Town Live World Tour VI (2017–2018)
- "NCT（エヌシーティー） Website". nct-jp.net.
- "NCT DREAM on Twitter: "이마크 감사패 수여식 #NCT #NCTDREAM #MARK"". Twitter. December 31, 2018.
- "A beginner's guide to NCT". SBS. July 9, 2018.
- "SM新男团NCT DREAM将于25日出道 14岁中国籍成员公开". People's Daily. August 19, 2016. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
- Won, Ho-jung (February 23, 2016). "S.M. Entertainment continues expansion with New Culture Technology". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation.
- "SM's neo-boy band 'NCT U' to launch this week". Yonhap. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
- "(UPDATE) #NCT127: SM Entertainment Unveils Members Of New NCT Sub-Unit". Hype. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
- "NCT DREAM, 데뷔곡 '츄잉검' 25일 '엠카'서 첫선". Naver (in Korean). Star Money. August 19, 2016.
- "NCT Dream releases new music video". The Korea Herald. August 25, 2016.
- "SM releases statement regarding NCT Dream's Jaemin". SBS. February 2, 2017.
- "NCT Dream Charm With Funk and Pop in 'My First & Last' Video: Watch". Billboard. August 2, 2017.
- "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved February 17, 2017.
- "[Video] SF9 and NCT DREAM Perform Comeback Stages on ′M COUNTDOWN′". Mwave. February 10, 2017.
- "NCT Dream get first ever win with 'My First and Last'". SBS. February 15, 2017.
- "NCT드림, 'FIFA U-20 월드컵' 오피셜송 가창..오늘(15일) 공개". Herald Corporation (in Korean). March 15, 2017.
- "NCT DREAM, 17일 첫 미니앨범 컴백…청량함 듬뿍 담았다". Herald Corporation (in Korean). August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- "NCT Dream and SONAMOO to Perform Comeback Stage Through ′M COUNTDOWN′". Mwave. August 17, 2017.
- "NCT Dream Releases Christmas-Themed 'Joy': Watch". Billboard. December 15, 2017.
- "NCT Dream Show Their Rebellious Side With 'Go' Music Video: Watch". Billboard. March 5, 2018.
- "NCT Dream will drop their next EP on Sept. 3". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 17, 2018.
- "[SBS Star] MARK to Graduate from NCT DREAM After One Last Promotion". SBS News. August 27, 2018.
- "NCT Dream Release Video For Bazzi-Penned 'We Go Up': Watch". Billboard. August 30, 2018.
- "NCT Dream Score Second Top 5 Entry on World Albums, Debut on Heatseekers Chart". Billboard. September 14, 2018.
- "21 Under 21 2018: Shawn Mendes, Juice WRLD, Noah Cyrus & More". Billboard. October 21, 2018.
- "TIME's 25 Most Influential Teens". TIME. December 10, 2018.
- "SM "NCT 해찬, 부상으로 깁스, 스케줄 불참"(공식입장 전문)". Naver (in Korean). December 19, 2018.
- "NCT Dream drops winter song for S.M. Station project". Kpop Herald. December 28, 2018.
- "NCT Dream Take Off the Winter Chill With Release of 'Candle Light'". Billboard. December 27, 2018.
- Herman, Tamar (June 6, 2019). "NCT Dream & Hrvy 'Don't Need Your Love' On New Collab: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
- Herman, Tamar (July 15, 2019). "NCT Dream Light It Up With English-Language Single 'Fireflies': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- Ziwei, Puah (2019-07-26). "NCT Dream make an explosive return with new single, 'Boom'". NME. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
- "Watch: NCT Dream Takes Win For "Boom" On "The Show"; Performances By PENTAGON, KNK, And More". Soompi. August 20, 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
- "Watch: NCT Dream Grabs 2nd Win For "Boom" On "The Show"; Performances By Weki Meki, JBJ95, And More". Soompi. August 6, 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
- "21 Under 21 2019: Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Mason Ramsey & More of Music's Next Generation". Billboard. September 12, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
- Herman, Tamar (November 22, 2019). "Prettymuch's 'INTL:EP' Includes Collabs With Global Acts CNCO, Luisa Sonza, NCT Dream & Inigo Pascual". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
- "NCT DREAM, 첫 단독 콘서트 11월 16일 개최…오는 8일 선예매 오픈" [NCT Dream to hold first solo concert on November 16, pre-sale opens on the 8th]. Naver (in Korean). October 1, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
- "NCT DREAM, 태국 첫 단독 콘서트 전석 매진..12월 1일 개최" [NCT Dream's Thailand solo concerts are sold out]. Naver (in Korean). November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
- "NCT DREAM, Music Variety Show 'NCT DREAM SHOW' held in September". SM Entertainment. September 7, 2018.
- "SM 측 "NCT DREAM, 11월 첫 단독 콘서트 개최"(공식)". Naver. October 1, 2019.