Yuta (유타) is a Japanese singer and rapper under SM Entertainment based in Korea. He is a member of the boy group NCT and the sub-unit NCT 127. He was found at SM Global Audition Japan held in 2012, and made it through to become a trainee. In 2013, he became part of SM Rookies, and finally made his debut in 2016.
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Yuta was born on October 26, 1995 in Osaka, Japan. In Japan, he attended Yashima Gakuen High School. Yuta has one older sister and one younger sister. It is said his family still resides in Osaka. He admires his father the most.
As a little boy, he always liked playing sports. Especially, he was fond of soccer. He started learning how to play soccer at the age of five and had learned it for more than ten years.
Yuta was introduced to the public as a trainee of S.M. Entertainment on December 24, 2013. He tried out the 7th Open Audition in Osaka, Japan that S.M. Entertainment held to seek talented young people.
He made it through to become part of SM Rookies, a group of trainees. Though he was attending high school at that time, he left high school and moved to Seoul, South Korea.
As an SM Entertainment trainee, he had been appearing in a television talk show regularly. He was a Japanese representative and he was encouraged to state his view in that show. Although he was the person hard to replace in the show, he had left the show in December 2015 to concentrate on his singing and dancing.
In March 2016, Yuta was chosen to be a fashion model for British Casual clothing brand “Design United” with two other trainees. During the same time, S.M. Entertainment announced the creation of NCT, a k-pop group that would have unlimited members and sub-units that would be active all over the world. Yuta was one of the S.M. Rookies who was expected to become a member of NCT. And on July 1, 2016, it was revealed that Yuta would be a member of the group’s second sub-unit, NCT 127. The group released their debut mini album NCT #127 a few days later.
Source: kpop wiki