Ten in 2016
February 27, 1996
|Alma mater||Shrewsbury International School|
Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (Thai: ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล; born February 27, 1996), better known by his nickname/stage name Ten (Thai:เตนล์),(Korean:텐), is a Thai singer, rapper, dancer, choreographer, and influencer based in South Korea and China. He is currently a member of South Korean boy group NCT and its Chinese sub-unit WayV, as well as SM Entertainment's supergroup, SuperM.
Ten was born in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 27, 1996. He is of Chinese descent. Ten won the Thai television show Teen Superstar in 2010 and earned the opportunity to sign a contract with Starship Entertainment, but ultimately refused. In 2013, he joined SM Entertainment through their global auditions. He studied at Shrewsbury International School.
In 2011, he was part of Teen Superstar, under the stage name TS7 TNT. Ten was introduced as part of SM Rookies in December 2013. In 2014, Ten participated with other members on the show Exo 90:2014 with other trainees where they performed songs from the 90s.
2016–2018: Debut, NCT, Hit The Stage, and First single
In January 2017, he joined the cast of SBS's program, Elementary School Teacher, which shows idols from foreign countries improving their Korean language skills as well as become more accustomed to Korean culture.
In April 7, 2017, it was announced that Ten is the new member of SM Entertainment's performance team, SM The Performance.
Ten took part in NCT's first studio album, NCT 2018 Empathy, and took part in the NCT U single, "Baby Don't Stop", alongside Taeyong. He also made an appearance in the "Black On Black" music video as a member of NCT 2018.
2019: WayV, SuperM
It was announced on December 31, 2018 that a new boy group, WayV, managed by Label V, would be formed and is based in China. The group consists of Kun, Winwin, Ten, Lucas, Hendery, Xiaojun, and Yangyang. They officially debuted on January 17, 2019 with their debut EP, The Vision, with a cover of NCT 127's "Regular" as its lead single.
On August 8, 2019, it was announced that Ten would be joining Taemin of SHINee, Baekhyun and Kai of EXO, Taeyong and Mark of NCT 127, and Lucas of WayV in SuperM, a "K-pop supergroup" created by SM Entertainment in collaboration with Capitol Records. The group's promotions began in October and were supposed to be aimed at the American market. SuperM released their self-titled debut EP on October 4, 2019 and become the first k-pop group to rank number one on Billboard 200 with a debut album.
|"Dream In A Dream"
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|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2014||Exo 90:2014||Regular cast||Mnet||Pre-debut|
|2016||Hit the Stage||Contestant||Winner of the "Uniform" Challenge (ep.6)|
|2017||Elementary School Teacher||Main cast||SBS||3rd place|
|2019||Food Truck Battle||Host||PPTV HD||MC|
|"Dream In a Dream"||2017||Unknown|
|"Change" (Teen Superstar)||2010||Unknown|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Thailand Headlines Person of The Year Awards||Most Popular Award||N/A||Won|||
- A beginner's guide to NCT's new unit, WayV. Special Broadcasting Service. January 3, 2019.
- "SM루키즈, 쟈니·유타·텐 공개 '다국적 글로벌 루키'" [SM Rookies introduce international rookies Johnny, Yuta, Ten]. Tenasia (in Korean). December 24, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
- Son, Ji-hyoung (April 6, 2016). "NCT U confirms lineup, set to unveil singles 'The 7th Sense,' 'Without You'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
- Kim Jae-heun (July 26, 2016). "'Hit the Stage' is an idol dance battle". Korea Times. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
- "태민·효연·보라·호야·모모, 엠넷 '힛더 스테이지' 합류" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-04-05.
- "'초등학쌤' 트와이스 모모 "'얼룩말'은 어른이 하는 말?"" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-04-05.
- "NCT's Ten's new SM Station teaser poster is all trippy and colourful". SBS PopAsia. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
- "WayV_official". Weibo (in Chinese).
- Jeff Benjamin (7 August 2019). "Super M, 'The Avengers Of K-Pop,' Unveiled By SM Entertainment And Capitol Music Group". Forbes. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
- "SM Entertainment and Capitol Records Team Up to Launch Super M". Billboard. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
- SuperM., SuperM The 1st Mini Album 'SuperM' [UNITED Ver.], OCLC 1125091814, retrieved 2019-11-06
- "Gaon Digital Chart".
- "World Digital Songs". Billboard.
- "Dream in a Dream". Billboard charts. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
- "World Digital Songs Sales". Billboard.
- SMTOWN. "[Vyrl] SMTOWN : #헨리 와 #NCT #텐, 태국 문화 시상식 '2016-2017 태국헤드라인뉴스 연도풍운인물(2016-2017 Thailan". Retrieved 2017-07-05.
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