Renjun


  • I. Introduction

    Huang Renjun (Chinese: 黄仁俊) , known professionally as Renjun (Hangul: 런쥔), is a Chinese-born singer and dancer based in Seoul, South Korea. He is one of the main vocalists of the NCT sub-unit NCT Dream, along with his group mates Haechan and Chenle. NCT Dream sings primarily in Korean, as well as Chinese versions of title tracks. He is also a main or lead vocalist in the rotating unit NCT U.


    II. Career

    III. Pre-Debut

    Renjun was born in Jilin, China, on March 23, 2000. He was cast at SM's Global Audition in Shenyang, China in 2015, traveling several hours from his home to attend the audition. He is only one of four members of NCT that was not a part of the SM pre-debut group SM Rookies, along with his group mate Chenle.


    IIII. Debut with NCT Dream

    On August 24, 2016, Renjun made his official debut as a member of NCT and its third sub-unit, NCT Dream, alongside Chenle and former SM Rookies Jeno, Haechan, Mark, Jaemin and Jisung with the debut single "Chewing Gum." The group had their first performance on M Countdown the next day. Dream was originally designed as a teenage boy group, with members graduating from the group once they reached adulthood (20 in Korean, 19 international age), although the graduation system was later eliminated.


    Dream has a brighter, sunnier pop sound than the other sub-units, although it has an equal emphasis on powerful and intricate dance choreography.


    IIIII. Current Activities

    Renjun continues to record and perform with NCT Dream, including 6 EPs, 2 studio albums, 2 repackage albums and 1 live album.


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    He also participated with NCT during the NCT 2018 project on March 14, 2018, featuring all NCT members, and debuting three new ones. This project also included the first NCT full album, NCT 2018 Empathy. He appears as a singer on the NCT Dream song "Go." He is also a dancer in "Black on Black."

    In November 2018, Renjun and his fellow group mates Jeno and Jaemin, collaborated with fellow labelmate Red Velvet's Yeri for the special release of Hair in the Air, which became the theme song for the television series Trolls: The Beat Goes on. Both the song and MV were released under the music project SM Station.

    On June 06, 2019, Renjun released the single Don't Need Your Love, alongside Jaemin, Jeno, Chenle, and Jisung in collaboration with English singer HRVY.

    From August 5, 2019 to October 11, 2020, he was also the main DJ of a radio show, Akdong Seoul, on TBS.


    As part of his graduation from the Beijing Contemporary Music School, he co-wrote a song with his group mate Chenle called "A New Beginning," which was released on Weibo.


    Renjun also participated in the NCT 2020 project in October 2020, featuring all NCT members, and debuting two new ones. This project also included a 2-part NCT full album, NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1 and NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 2. He appears as a singer on Dream's song "Deja Vu," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 4 songs: "Raise The Roof," "Faded in My Last Song," and two songs that only featured NCT vocalists, "My Everything" and "From Home." He also features in the combination single "Resonance." The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.


    "From Home" was one of the promotional singles from Resonance and featured members singing in multiple languages.

    In August, Xiaojun of WayV paired with Renjun for a digital cover of Eric 周兴哲 "Unbreakable Love."


    Renjun participated in the NCT 2021 project in December 2021, featuring all active NCT members at the time. This project also included a NCT full album, NCT 2021 Universe. He appears as a vocalist on NCT Dream's song "Dreaming," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 2 songs: "Know Now" and the vocally driven "Good Night" with other NCT main vocalists. He also features in the all-unit song "Beautiful." As part of NCT 2021 promotions, he also appeared in a special short digital series EuMARKJUNGsim, co-hosted by NCT group mates Mark and Jungwoo, and NCT 2021 YearDream, around the group's lore.

    Renjun appeared with the other active members of NCT in December 2021 as part of the 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU Express album on the song "Hope for Kwangya." He also appeared on a song "Goodbye" with Girls' Generation's Sunny and NCT 127's Jungwoo.


    In 2022, Renjun released a pair of cover songs recorded for the NCT YouTube channel, arranged by NCT group mate Kun.


    III. Discography

    IV. Videography

    V. Trivia

    - His NCT emoji is 🦊 (fox).

    - His favorite sunbae is EXO member Lay.

    - Renjun is extremely fluent in Korean and the NCT Dream members joke he is an old Korean man.

    - His hobby is drawing.

    - He believes in aliens and ghosts.

    - He does not like coriander.

    - He loves hot pot.

    - His fans are called renchins (런쥔친구, Renjun's friends), which his name for them. They were also previously called injeolmies.

    - Renjun is one of only four NCT members who were not in SM Rookies. The others are Chenle, Shotaro and Sungchan.

    - Renjun is close with members of WayV.

    - SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance, including Renjun's vocals, that captures the journey of the members through their career.


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    - Renjun also appeared on NCT 2020's relay cam:


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    - NCT members described their "beautiful moments" of 2021 as part of NCT 2021 Universe promotions.

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