NIK is a 11 member Japanese-Korean boy group formed by the survival program G-EGG, which was produced by Yoonhak from the boy group SUPERNOVA. Their current lineup consists of Gunmin, Hyeonsu, Fumiya, Ryuta, Yunsol, Taehoon, Kogun, Ryo, Parkha, Taichi, and Hinata. Sihyuk is a former member who left on May 26, 2021.
The group's name stands for: New, Inspire, and Kindle. It is also a combination of Nippon (Japanese for Japan) and Korea. Their fandom name is NIK ISLAND and their fans are called NIKEE.
They made their Korean debut on September 27, 2021 with their single Santa Monica. Then their Japanese debut on October 6, 2021 with their single Universe.
The show G-EGG aired starting on February 2, 2020 to September 29, 20 through AbemaTV. With the goal to launch a Japan-Korean boy group with the management from Yoonhak.
The show featured four teams (TEAM A - D) that competed against each other. Through the 13 episodes, contestants were eliminated until they reached the point where they could form the winning group.
The group is managed by SVent and ARGS Productiosn. SVent handles the Korean activites while ARGS handles the Japanese side with support from UNIVERSAL.
On May 26, 2021, NIK's management and Sihyuk's company was revealed to not come to a agreement about promotions, so he left the group. Taehoon was then added to the group in April to fill his spot.
On September 16, they revealed group photos for their Korean debut single. They dropped Santa Monica on September 27. They later made their Japanese debut on October 6 with Universe.
Birth Name: Lee Gunmin
Born on October 3, 1994
Leader, Vocalist, Main Dancer
He is in B.I.G
Birth Name: Kang Hyeonsu
Born on June 18, 1996
Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Main Dancer
He was in LC9 and BLK
Birth Name: Miura Fumiya
Born on August 21, 1996
Rapper, Lead Dancer
Used to be a backup dancer for BTS, SHINee, etc.
Birth Name: Hayashi Ryuta
Born on July 23, 1996
Birth Name: Park Yunsol
Born on October 21, 1996
Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer
Used to be a backup dancer for BTS and HOTSHOT
Birth Name: Ko Geun
Born on March 7, 1997
He was in ZEST and LUCENTE
Birth Name: Mitsui Ryo
Born on July 15, 1997
Previous contestant on Produce 101 Japan
Born on November 23, 1997
He is in CODE-V
Birth Name: Han Jongyeon
Born on May 21, 1998
Main Vocalist, Visual
He was in LUCENTE and Nu'Bility
Birth Name: Ishizaka Taichi
Born on July 27, 1998
Birth Name: Yonemaru Hinata
Born on March 25, 2000
He is in Junon Superboy Anothers
Birth Name: Choi Sihyuk
Born on February 18, 1997
He is in APEACE
|Santa Monica / Universe||Digital Single||September 27, 2021|
|Universe / Santa Monica (Japanese ver.)||Single Album||October 6, 2021|
|Santa Monica||September 27, 2021|
|Universe||October 5, 2021|
|Santa Monica (Japanese Ver.)||October 22, 2021|
|G-EGG||February 2 - September 29, 2020||AbemaTV|
Santa Monica MV
Santa Monica (Japanese ver. MV)
[M COUNTDOWN] Santa Monica debut stage
- Gunmin choreographed the dance for B.I.G's Are You Ready? and 1.2.3
- Hyeonsu and Fumiya can also choreograph
- Kogun likes writing music
- Parkha like composing
- Ryo can do Karate
(credit to kprofiles.com)