NCT (Korean: 엔시티) is a South Korean boy group formed by SM Entertainment.
Their name stands for the Hallyu localization project Neo Culture Technology, a term coined by their producer and SM founder Lee Soo-man to describe the group's concept of having an unlimited number of members divided into multiple sub-units based in various cities worldwide.
Since the group's initial introduction by their native label's founder in January 2016, the group consists of 23 members as of September 2020, aging from their late-teens to mid-twenties and participating in a total of four different sub-units.
On May 5, 2018, NCT topped Billboard's Emerging Artists chart, marking the first time that a K-pop act had led the list.
On September 20, 2020, it was confirmed that the group would be releasing their second album, NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1 on October 12, featuring all 4 units, and 2 new members, Shotaro and Sungchan, who are set to join a future NCT unit.
On 12 October before the album's release, it was announced the NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1 had garnered more than 1.1 million pre-orders, making it the first million-seller album without counting a repackage by NCT.
23 members, members change depending on who fits the unit
Taeil, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Taeyon, Ten, Mark, Yuta, Winwin, Haechan, Renjun, Jeno, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung, Johnny, Jungwoo, Lucas, Kun, Xiaojun, Hendery , Yangyang, Shotaroan
Seoul, South Korea
K-pop, Mandopop, J-pop, hip hop, R&B, EDM, teen pop
SM Tow, SM Rookies, NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV, SuperM