Dong Sicheng (Chinese: 董思成), known professionally as Winwin (Hangul: 윈윈), is a Chinese rapper and dancer. He is one of the lead dancers, lead rappers and visuals in WayV. WayV sings primarily in Chinese, as well as songs in Korean and English, bridging a gap between c-pop and kpop.
2016-18: NCT 127
Winwin trained extensively, went to the top dance schools and received awards for his traditional Chinese dance, but chose to come to Kpop. He was introduced as an SM Rookie on January 5, 2016. He began appearing with other members of the pre-debut SM Rookies team in live performances and variety shows.
On June 30, 2016, it was announced that NCT would debut its first permanent sub-unit, NCT 127. Winwin debuted with NCT 127 on the EP NCT #127 on July 10, 2016 as a rapper. 127 has an edgier, hip hop-focused style with experimental textures and a heavy emphasis on dance.
Winwin appeared in the second season of NCT Life in Seoul in May-June 2016, featuring the members touring around Seoul and completing missions. Winwin and fellow new Chinese member Kun joined several of the other SM Rookies featured in Season 1, including Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung and Jaehyun.
NCT 127 released its first single "Fire Truck" on July 7, then its first self-titled EP on July 10, 2016. In 2017, the group added additional members, Johnny and Doyoung, ahead of the launch of the second EP Limitless in January 2017.
In July-August 2016, he appeared in the third season, NCT Life in Paju, with the other 127 members planning and enjoying games and activities in Paju.
In October-November 2016, he appeared in the fourth season, NCT Life: Korean Food King Challenge, a cooking competition show featuring his fellow NCT 127 members, as well as non-127 member Ten.
2017: Limitless and Cherry Bomb
127 released its second EP Limitless on January 4, 2017.
127 released its third EP Cherry Bomb on June 14, 2017. It made its first appearances in live shows in the U.S. throughout the summer.
Cherry Bomb - Dance Practice Focus on Winwin
In June-July 2017, he appeared in the seventh season, NCT Life in Osaka, featuring 127 members Taeil, Taeyong and Doyoung touring Osaka with Yuta as a guide.
II. 2018: Empathy and first album
Winwin 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 rapper on 127's Touch on the rereleased "Without U" and a dancer in "Black on Black."
Winwin also appeared in another season of NCT Life Hot and Young Seoul Trip - touring Seoul along with other foreign-born NCT members, including Johnny (USA), Yuta (Japan), Kun (China), Lucas (China) and Mark (Canada).
127 released its first Japanese EP Chain on May 23, 2018.
127 released its first full album Regular-Irregular on October 12, 2018, featuring a popular English version of its lead single, "Regular," that was utilized during the group's United States' based performances. The group also released a repackage Regulate on November 13, featuring the single "Simon Says."
SM announced plans to launch an NCT China unit on August 13, 2018. Winwin was moved to the new unit, beginning a hiatus from the group on November 22, 2018. The move was handled awkwardly, creating stress for members, who could not speak about it, and a frustrated and confused fandom. 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
Winwin debuted in the permanent Chinese sub unit WayV on January 17, 2019 with the EP The Vision. WayV's more fluid style of dance and sleeker, sexier style paired well with Winwin's former training in classical Chinese dance.
IV. 2020: First full album and NCT 2020
WayV released its first full album Awaken the World on June 9, 2020, following its online live concert on Vlive. It also appeared on its own reality show, WayVision.
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 singer on WayV's song "Nectar," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 2 songs: "90s Love" and "Volcano." He also appears in the combination single "Resonance," which combines multiple songs. The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.
90s Love - he is 1 of 5 rappers
Volcano - he is 1 of 4 rappers
NCT World 2.0
MAMA 2020 Performance - Winwin appears at the end with the other foreign members of NCT during From Home
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://www.weibo.com/WayVWINWIN
His official NCT emoji is🐥 (chick.)
Television and Web Content:
2016 - NCT Life in Seoul
2016 - NCT Life: Korean Cuisines Challenge
2016 - NCT Life: Team Building Activities
2016 - Day Day Up (guest)
2017 - University Students Have Arrived (guest)
2017 - K-Rush (guest)
2017 - NCT Life in Osaka
2017 - Master in the House (guest)
2018 - A Song for You 5 (guest)
2018 - Idol Room (guest)
2018 - K-Rush (guest)
2018 - NCT Life: Hot & Young Seoul Trip
2018 - Idol Star Athletics Championships
2019 - My Brilliant masters (cast member)
2019 - Crazy Magic: Season 6 (guest)
2019 - WayV Dream Plan
2020 - WayVision
2020 - Life Corp (guest)
2020 - WayV Huya Super Idol League Live
2020 - NCT World 2.0
2020 - WayV Huya Super Idol League Live
2021 - WayVision 2: Winter Sports Channel
- Winwin is fluent in Mandarin and Korean.
- He plays the piano and the guitar.
- He is the most flexible member of NCT.
- SM scouted him for 2 years.
- He was cast on the streets leaving Beijing's Dance Academy.
- Winwin is incredibly popular and well liked across all the units. He is sweet, goofy, friendly and especially chatty in his native Mandarin with the WayV unit.
- His fans are called Yunqis, which is a play on his name in Chinese.
- Winwin requested the other members dress up for his birthday. He is Cinderella in WayV's Princess performance of their song "Bad Alive".