NCT DREAM is the third unit of South Korean boy group NCT.
On August 18, SM Entertainment announced that NCT’s third unit would be called NCT DREAM. The unit consists of seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. Their first single “Chewing Gum” was released on August 24 and the unit had their debut stage on M Countdown on August 25.
On February 1, 2017, NCT DREAM announced that they would be releasing their first single album “The First” on February 9. SM Entertainment announced that Jaemin won’t be participating in this comeback due to his health problems. The unit had their comeback stage on M Countdown, performing the title track “My First and Last” and the B-side track “Dunk Shot”. On February 14th, NCT DREAM was revealed to have won 1st place on the 100th episode of SBS MTV’s The Show. This marks the first ever music show win for a NCT unit. NCT DREAM was unveiled as the official ambassador for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea, and would sing the event’s official song.
On March 5, 2018, NCT DREAM released a music video for the song “GO”, which is a part of the NCT 2018 EMPATHY album.
The release of ‘GO’ showed a new side of the group, both centering around the theme of teenage rebellion and debuting a much more grown up concept than that of their previous releases like “Chewing Gum” and “We Young”.
On August 15, 2018, SM Entertainment announced that NCT DREAM will be releasing their second mini album Go Up, along with the title track “We Go Up”, on September 3, 2018. This will be Mark’s last release before graduating from NCT DREAM.