NCT is the largest Kpop boy group with 23 members and they have no plans on limiting how many members will be added to the group. If you are wondering how a group that large performs together, then the answer is that they don’t all appear on stage at the same time.
Here is what else you need to know:
1. The Korean boy group named NCT is actually an acronym for Neo Culture Technology. The term is used to be a sign that this group could have an infinite number of members.
2. As of 2020, NCT is made up of: Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung, Xiao Jun, Yang Yang, Hendery, Shotaro, and Sungchan.
3. Currently, there are 5 subunits of NCT. Each subunit is unique because they have their own concept, separate from the rest of the group. The purpose of having smaller groups under the large umbrella of NCT is in alignment with NCT’s "limitless" theme and so they can cater to a wider range of audiences.
4. The idea of NCT is that not only can they have unlimited members, they are not confined to one subunit as intended. This allows the members to freely transfer subunits depending on the song, the energy and even the city in which the song takes place. Here are the subunits and the image of each of them:
- NCT U - NCT U is the first unit to come from NCT and the U stands for unity. There are no permanent members.
(Image: Kpop Wiki)
- NCT 127 - The number 127 comes from the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul, Korea. Members of the group are representatives of Seoul. It is made of 10 fixed members: Taeyong, Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, Jungwoo and Haechan.
- NCT Dream - This unit is selected based on age. All the members are teenagers under the age of 19 and they will have to leave the unit once they hit 20. The theme dream is to show that teenagers have dreams too.
- NCT 2018 - This unit debuted in 2018 with 18 members in the group. They were representatives from each of the other subunits in this group during the debut.
- WayV - WayV is NCT’s subunit that is based in China. The name is derived from S.M Entertainment’s China exclusive label, Label V. The fixed members are Kun, Ten, WinWin, Lucas, XiaoJun, Hendery, and YangYang.
We all know the common teasing from non-Asians is telling us that all Asian’s look alike. Well, Korean boy group NCT is about to make their heads spin even further with these 23 members in a group and counting!