Jung Sungchan, known professionally as Sungchan (성찬), is a Korean rapper, singer and dancer. He is a rapper and dancer in SM Entertainment and was formerly a member of NCT. SM states that he will debut in their next boy group.
III. 2020: NCT
Sungchan was born in Seoul, South Korea on Sept. 13, 2001. He was cast on the street twice by SM scout, however, he felt his skills were lacking the first time. After training at a dance academy, he was scouted again and decided to try the audition in 2016. He was cast and trained for several years with other NCT members, including Kun, Jungwoo, Lucas, Xiaojun, Hendery and YangYang. He was introduced as the newest member in NCT on September 21, 2020, although he does not have a permanent unit yet. He made his first appearance in NCT on October 12, 2020 as part of NCT's rotating combination unit, NCT U. NCT U utilizes different members to match the song and its accompanying performance, as well as serving to debut new NCT members.
Sungchan 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 "Misfit," "Light Bulb," "90s Love," as well as singing and rapping on "All About You." 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.
Misfit - 1 of 7 rappers
Light Bulb - he is 1 of 2 rappers
90s Love - he is 1 of 5 rappers
All About You - he is 1 of 4 rappers
Resonance - he is a rapper and dancer
IIII. 2021: Inkigayo and NCT 2021
Sungchan was introduced on February 18, 2021, as one of three new hosts for the weekly music show Inkigayo. He debuted as MC on March 7, 2021.
Sungchan 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 part of NCT U combination units on 2 songs: as a singer on "Round&Round" and a rapper on "Know Now." 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. He also appeared on an episode of It's Awkward But It's OK, a show around members from different units being unfamiliar with each other, as part of the promotions.
Know Now (he is 1 of 6 rappers on the song)
Beautiful (all members perform on the song. He one of the rappers who sings their lines.)
Sungchan 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."
IIIII. 2022: First brand ambassador CF
Sungchan's MC role ended in April 2022. In July, he was announced as the new brand ambassador for SPAO outerwear. He performed with Shotaro and three SM Rookies, Shohei, Eunseok and Seunghan, in SMTOWN 2022. In October, Sungchan and Shotaro debuted in a show "What's NCT?" on Japanese TV and Hulu, which is assumed to be pre-launch activities for the new unit. In November, he appeared in a new reality series with Shotaro, Doyoung and Jungwoo of NCT 127 and Jeno of NCT Dream that introduces the SM Rookies members to NCT. The series, Welcome to NCT Universe, featured all the NCT sub-units. The show followed Sungchan, Shotaro and the SM Rookies as they prepared for their first debut performance at SMTOWN, met other units and prepared for their debut.
IIIV. 2023: New SM boy group
NCT Tokyo, the new unit, was confirmed in press releases and shareholder reports although the final members were not officially announced. He debuted in a new web show with Shotaro.
Although NCT Universe continued into 2023 and Sungchan was included in NCT content and merchandise until April, the company announced in May that he and Shotaro would be leaving NCT and would not debut in the new Tokyo unit. Instead they and the rookies introduced in the show would debut in the new SM boy group.
|NCT World 2.0||2020||Mnet|
|Welcome to Sun & Moon (guest)||2020||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|Life Corp 2 (guest)||2020||Lifetime Korea|
|Master Moon Chef||2020||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|[Un Cut]||2020||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|NCT 24 Hour Relay Cam||2021||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|Finding a Person by Kim Jungwoo||2021-||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|EuMARKJUNGsim||2021||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|NCT YearDream||2021||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|It's Awkward, But It's OK||2021||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|The NCT Show in the NCT Universe||2022||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|NCT News||2022||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
|2022 Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special||2022||MBC|
|What's NCT?||2022||Nippon TV, Hulu Japan|
|Welcome to NCT Universe||2022||Hulu Japan, Kocowa, TVING|
|What's Up, SungSho?||2023||YouTube (NCT Channel)|
- Sungchan is a native Korean speaker, who is learning Japanese.
- Although Sungchan was not in SM Rookies, he joined SM in 2016 and was a trainee with several other NCT members who were in the group and also still trainees at that time, including Lucas, Kun, Hendery and Jungwoo.
- Sungchan and Kun are paired together for It's Awkward, But It's OK, but they even mention that they trained together. As one of the oldest members, Kun often mentored or took care of the younger members.
- As of May 2023, Sungchan has waited over 2 years to make his debut in a permanent NCT unit or group. However, the longest wait from debut in NCT to placement in a permanent unit is tied at 33 months between WayV's Kun and Ten, who debuted in the first NCT U units in April 2016, but did not debut with their permanent unit until January 2019.
- In NCT:
- His NCT emoji was a 🦌 (deer for his large eyes.)
- Sungchan's fans are called angels, which was the name he picked for them.
- Sungchan is one of only four members of NCT who was not a part of the pre-debut SM Rookies group. The others include Chenle and Renjun of NCT Dream and Shotaro.
- Sungchan substituted for NCT 127 leader Taeyong on his key parts in "Boss" and "Light Bulb" during an NCT Beyond Live concert in December 2020, when Taeyong could not participate due to injury. This was his first concert.
- SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance that captures the journey of the members through their career.
-NCT members have participated in a 24-hour relay cam that gives a snapshot of their daily lives.
- NCT members described their "beautiful moments" of 2021 as part of NCT 2021 Universe promotions.