Kim Jungwoo (김정우), known professionally as Jungwoo (Hangul: 정우), is a Korean singer. He is one of the lead vocalists and lead dancers in the permanent NCT sub unit, NCT 127. NCT 127 sings primarily in Korean, as well as songs in English, Chinese and Japanese.
2017-2018: SM Rookies
Jungwoo was introduced as an SM Rookie on April 17, 2017. Jungwoo began appearing with other members of the pre-debut SM Rookies team in live performances and variety shows, including an appearance in Yesung's music video for "Paper Umbrella."
II. 2018: Empathy and first album
Jungwoo made his debut 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 singer on "Boss." He is also a dancer in "Black on Black." It is Jungwoo's voice on the recognizable bridge and pre-chorus in "Boss."
Boss - dance practice
Black on Black
Jungwoo debuted in NCT 127 on October 12, 2018 as a lead vocalist and dancer. His high and unique tone often serves as contrast to powerful raps or impact fully on bridges and pre-choruses, paired with the main vocalists. 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. It also released a repackage on November 23, Regulate. Jungwoo's voice is used to good impact on "Simon Says" on the repackage.
III. 2019: First World Tour and hiatus
In January 2019, 127 began its first concert tour, Neo City - The Origin, with worldwide stops until May.
The group also released its first full-length Japanese album, Awaken. The group then increased its publicity in the United States ahead of the release of its fourth EP, We Are Superhuman, in July 2019. This EP also featured an English version song and accompanying video filmed in California. Jungwoo partners on the memorable bridge with Haechan.
Jungwoo took a hiatus from 127 due to health issues from August 2019 to January 2020, returning for a full comeback with the launch of 127's second full album.
IV. 2020: Neo Zone and Resonance
127 released its second full album, Neo Zone, on March 6, 2020, as well as a repackage Neo Zone: The Final Round on May 19. Jungwoo's voice is heard notably on the "fighting all day" line in "Kick It," as well as during the pre-chorus in "Punch."
Jungwoo became a popular guest on Korean variety shows due to his energetic and outgoing personality.
Idol On Quiz
After Mom Falls Asleep
Jungwoo 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 127's song "Music, Dance," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 3 songs: "Work It," "Raise the Roof, "Volcano," "Dancing in the Rain" and "All About You." He also features in the combination single "Resonance," which combines multiple songs. The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show. This was Jungwoo's first appearance in an NCT-related reality show.
Raise the Roof - he is 1 of 6 singers
Volcano - he is 1 of 3 singers
Dancing in the Rain - he is 1 of 7 singers
Work It - he is 1 of 2 singers
Work It Dance Practice
All About You - he is 1 of 3 singers
127 - Music Dance
Resonance at MAMA
NCT World 2.0
127 released its second Japanese release, Loveholic.
V. Social Media
He does not have an Instagram account.
His official NCT emoji is a 🐶 (dog face, after his love for Snoopy and his nickname Snoopy).
Television and Web Content
- 2018 - A Song for You 5
- 2019 - Idol Star Athletics Championships
- 2020 - NCT World 2.0
- 2020 - Idol eSports Athletics Championships
- 2020 - After Mom Goes to Sleep
- 2021 - Idol On Quiz
- Jungwoo has become increasingly popular as a guest on Korean variety shows, and is one of the most popular members in brand ranking polls in Korea.
- Jungwoo is 1 only 8 idols who passed SM Entertainment's extremely difficult and competitive Saturday open audition, and 1 of 2 in NCT (the other is Haechan). Most idols are identified and recruited by talent scouts and recruiters.
- Jungwoo has a fun, outgoing and friendly personality. He's also very funny and many of his quotes are highly popular in the fandom.
- His fans are called Snoopyzens, after his nickname Snoopy.