Wong Yukhei (Chinese: 黄旭熙), known professionally as Lucas (Hangul: 루카스) , is a Chinese-Thai dancer and rapper. He is the lead rapper, center and face, as well as one of the visuals, in the permanent NCTsub unit, WayV. WayV sings primarily in Chinese, as well as songs in Korean and English, bridging a gap between c-pop and kpop. He is also the lead rapper in the SM supergroup SuperM, which combines members from Shinee, EXO, NCT 127 and WayV.
2017-18: SM Rookies and NCT
Lucas was introduced as an SM Rookie on April 5, 2017. He began appearing with other members of the pre-debut SM Rookies team in live performances and variety shows.
Dream a Dream
He appeared in fellow WayV member Ten's "Dream A Dream" video in 2017 and made his debut with NCT during the NCT Empathy 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 part of the NCT unit as a rapper on "Boss" and "Yestoday" and a dancer in "Black on Black." NCT U utilizes different members to match the song and its accompanying performance, as well as serving to debut new NCT members.
Yestoday - 1 of 3 rappers
Boss - 1 of 4 rappers
Black on Black
Lucas appeared on a number of reality series, including NCT Life: Hot and Young Seoul Trip - touring Seoul along with other foreign-born NCT members, including Johnny (USA), Yuta (Japan), Winwin (China), Kun (China) and Mark (Canada). He also appeared on Korean variety shows, including Real Man 300 and Law of the Jungle.
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.
Lucas was featured on Taeyeon's song "All Night Long," as well as releasing his own single "Coffee Break" in 2018.
Taeyeon - All Night Long
II. 2019: WayV debut
Lucas debuted in the permanent Chinese sub unit WayV on January 17, 2019 with the EP The Vision. He remains a charismatic and engaging center during the group's dance formations. WayV has a sleeker, sexier sound and style than the other sub units, as well as a more fluid style of dance.
III. August 2019-April 2020: SuperM and 2nd WayV EP
SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group announced a "K-pop supergroup" formed of members of popular SM boy groups. Described as "the Avengers of K-pop," the group included Shinee's Taemin, EXO's Kai and Baekhyun, NCT 127's Taeyong, NCT 127 and NCT Dream's Mark, and WayV's Ten and Lucas. As a heavily dance-focused group featuring members recognized as some of the top dancers in k-pop, Lucas is a lead rapper and visual.
The group's promotional activity was heavily focused outside of Korea, notably in the United States. However, the group debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts on October 4 with its first EP SuperM.
WayV also released another EP, Take Over the Moon, and a repackage, Take Over the Moon: the Sequel.
SuperM began touring through North America, Latin America and Europe through February 2020, before being halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also premiered the first online-dedicated live concert on Vlive on April 26, 2020.
IV. June 2020: First WayV full album
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.
Turn Back Time
V. August 2020: First SuperM full album
Lucas participated in SuperM's reality show Mtopia with other SuperM members in the build-up to the release of their first album. SuperM's full album, Super One, was released in September 25, 2016, debuting at #2 on the U.S. Billboard charts. Additionally, SuperM participated in multiple live online events.
Wish You Were Here
VI. October 2020: NCT 2020
Lucas 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: "90s Love," "Work It" and "Faded in My Last Song." He also features in the combination single "Resonance," which combines multiple songs. He also moves to center as part of the dance formation at points in the choreography. The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.
Make A Wish - he is 1 of 4 rappers
Volcano - 1 of 4 rappers
Faded in My Last Song - 1 of 3 rappers
WayV - Nectar
MAMA 2020 Performance - Lucas appears at the end with the other foreign members of NCT during From Home
NCT World 2.0
VII. 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 2: Winter Sports Channel.
SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance that captures the journey of the members through their career.
VIII. Social Media
Official Weibo: https://weibo.com/WayVLUCAS
His official NCT emoji 🦁 (lion face).
2018 - "All Night Long" (features on Taeyeon's song)
2018 - "Coffee Break" with Jonah Nilsson
2016 - NCT Life in Seoul
2017 - Master in the House
2018 - Real Men 300 (guest)
2018 - Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special (guest)
2018 - Knowing Brothers (guest)
2017 - Master in the House (guest)
2019 - Keep Running: Season 7 (guest)
2019 - Crazy Magic: Season 6 (guest)
2019 - Happy Camp (guest)
2019 - Day Day Up (guest)
2019 - All for One (guest)
2019 - Ace vs Ace (guest)
2019 - IQIYI 2019 Fan Fiesta
2019 - How Do You Play? (guest)
2019 - WayV Dream Plan
2019 - SuperM: The beginning
2020 - Knowing Brothers (guest)
2020 - WayVision
2020 - Life Corp (guest)
2020 - Dong Dong Shin Ki (guest)
2020 - Keep Running: Season 8 (guest)
2020 - MTopia
2020 - NCT World 2.0
2020 - WayV Huya Super Idol League Live
2021 - WayVision 2: Winter Sports Channel
TBA - Keep Running Season 9
- Lucas is fluent in several languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, Korean and English.
- He is half Chinese, half Thai - his father is Chinese and his mother is Thai.
- As a trainee, Lucas really wanted to join NCT Dream and practiced the routine to "Chewing Gum."
- Lucas is known for his positive attitude and infectious and fun personality.
- His fans are called Lumis.
- Winwin requested the other members dress up for his birthday. Lucas is Elsa in WayV's Princess performance to their song "Bad Alive."