Jisung


  • I. Introduction

    Park Ji-sung (Hangul: 박지성), known professionally as Jisung (Hangul: 지성) is a Korean rapper, singer, dancer and actor based in Seoul, South Korea. He is the main dancer and maknae, as well as one of the rappers and sub-vocalists of the rotational NCT sub-units, NCT Dream and NCT Dream. Both sing primarily in Korean as well as Chinese versions of title tracks.


    II. Pre-Debut

    Jisung was born on February 5, 2002, in Mia-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul. He was cast by SM Entertainment in 2013 after appearing in a dancing contest and announced as a member of SM Rookies in December 2013. At just age 11, Jisung was the youngest male SM Rookie. He began appearing with other members of the pre-debut SM Rookies team in live performances and variety shows, including appearing on The Mickey Mouse Club.


    He made his first appearance on broadcast as an SM trainee on Exo 90:2014, a reality TV show starring Exo and fellow labelmates where they perform songs of successful 90s K-Pop idols as well as recreate music videos from the era.


    Jisung appeared in the ongoing NCT reality show, NCT Life. In April-May 2016, he appeared in NCT Life in Bangkok, focusing on the members of SM Rookies and their journey to debut. As part of the show, he prepared for shows and appearances in Thailand with other members, including Jaehyun, Hansol, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Ten, Taeil, Haechan, Mark, Jaemin and Jeno.



    III. Debut with NCT Dream

    On August 24, 2016, Jisung made his official debut as a member of NCT and its third sub-unit, NCT Dream, alongside Renjun, Chenle and former SM Rookies Jeno, Haechan, Mark and Jaemin 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.


    IV. Current Activities

    Jisung continues to record and perform with NCT Dream, including 6 EPs, 1 studio album 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 featured dancer in "Black on Black."


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


    In August 2020, Jisung injured his knee and was unable to perform for many months. Although he was unable to dance, he still 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," "Work It" and "I.O.U." He also appears in the combination single "Resonance." The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.


    Jisung returned from his injury with NCT Dream's first album, Hot Sauce, in May 2021.


    V. Filmography

    Title Date Platform
    Boys, Be Curious 2012 movie
    Go, Stop, Murder (actor) 2013-14 movie
    EXO 90:2014 2014 Mnet
    Mickey Mouse Club 2015 Disney Channel Korea
    NCT Life in Bangkok 2016 Naver, VLive, MBC Music, Youku, Tudou, True4U
    NCT Life: Entertainment Retreat 2017 Naver, VLive, Youku, Tudou
    Master in the House (guest) 2017 SBS
    Idol League 2018
    Why Not The Dancer (cast member) 2018 jTBC
    Dancing High (contestant) 2018 KBS2
    Idol Room (guest) 2018-19 jTBC
    2020 Idol esports Athletics Championships (member) 2020 MBC
    NCT Life: DREAM in Wonderland 2020 Seezn
    Idol Battlegrounds 2020 Olleh TV
    Idol Variety Corps Camp 2020 Seezn
    NCT World 2.0 2020 Mnet



    VI. Social Media

    Jisung does not have an IG.

    His NCT Emoji is 🐹 (a hamster face).


    VII. Trivia

    - Jisung was the youngest male SM Rookie at age 11.

    - Jisung is not only the maknae of NCT Dream, he is the maknae of all of NCT.

    - Jisung excels at popping and locking.

    - He is one of the tallest of the Neos, and the tallest member of Dream.

    - He is one of three baritones in NCT, along with Johnny and Jaehyun.

    - He loves soccer.

    - He loves playing video games.

    - Jisung also co-wrote a song "Rainbow" for the Hot Sauce album.

    - His fans are called asteroids.

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

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    - Jisung on the 24 Hour Relay Cam

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