II. 2018: SM Rookies and the formation of WayV
Hendery was introduced as an SM Rookie on July 7, 2018. Hendery began appearing with other members of the pre-debut SM Rookies team in live performances and variety shows.
SM announced plans to launch an NCT China unit on August 13, 2018. The formation of the group was finalized and announced on December 31, under a new China-exclusive label. Due to the political tensions between China and South Korea at the time, the group was not promoted as an NCT sub unit.
III. 2019: WayV debut
Hendery debuted in the permanent Chinese sub unit WayV on January 17, 2019 with the EP The Vision. His rap style is reflective of WayV's sleeker, sexier sound and style compared to the other sub units, as well as a more fluid style of dance.
Dream Launch teasers:
Dream Launch Hendery:
IV. 2020: First full album and NCT 2020
WayV 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 rapper on WayV's song "Nectar," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 3 songs: "Misfit," which is an entirely rap song, "Raise the Roof," "Work It" and "All About You." The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.
Misfit - he is 1 of 7 rappers
Raise the Roof - he is 1 of 3 rappers
Work It - he is 1 of 5 rappers
All About You - he is 1 of 5 rappers
WayV - Nectar
MAMA 2020 Performance - Hendery appears at the end with the other foreign members of NCT during From Home
NCT World 2.0
As part of Resonance, WayV performed in its own section of NCT's year-end awards show performances with "Turn Back Time," as well as in an online NCT Vlive concert.
2021: Kick Back
WayV released its third EP, Kick Back, on March 11, 2021, while simultaneously airing the second season of its reality show WayVision.
SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance that captures the journey of the members through their career.
V. Social Media
Official Weibo: https://weibo.com/WayVHENDERY
His official NCT emoji is🦄 ( a unicorn.)
2019 - All for One (guest)
2019 - WayV Dream Plan
2020 - Random Q (guest)
2020 - WayVision
2020 - Life Corp (guest)
2020 - WayV Huya Super Idol League Live (guest)
2020 - NCT World 2.0
2021 - WayVision 2: Winter Sports Channel
-Hendery is fluent in several languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and English.
- He is the second youngest member of WayV, and part of their maknae line.
- He is the first kpop idol in SM Entertainment from Macau.
- Hendery is a funny mood maker who elevates the group's spirits.
- His fans are Hengni.
- Winwin requested the other members dress up for his birthday. Hendery is Rapunzel in WayV's Princess performance of their song "Bad Alive."