Lee Jeno (Hangul: 이제노), known professionally as Jeno (Hangul: 제노) , is a Korean rapper, singer, songwriter and dancer based in Seoul, South Korea. He is main rapper, lead dancer and sub-vocalist of the NCT sub-unit NCT Dream. NCT Dream sings primarily in Korean, as well as Chinese versions of title tracks.
III. Pre-debut and SM Rookies
Jeno was born on Aprill 23, 2000 in Incheon, and grew up to be a child actor and model, appearing in a number of commercials. He was cast by SM Entertainment in 2013, and announced as a member of SMRookies in December 2013. He began appearing with other members of the pre-debut SM Rookies team in live performances and variety shows, including appearing on The Mickey Mouse Club.
Jeno appeared in the ongoing NCT reality show, NCT Life. In April-May 2016, he appeared in NCT Life in Bangkok, focusing on the members of SM Rookies and their journey to debut. As part of the show, he prepared for shows and appearances in Thailand with other members, including Jaehyun, Hansol, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Ten, Taeil, Haechan, Mark, Jaemin and Jisung.
IIII. Debut with NCT Dream
On August 24, 2016, Jeno made his official debut as a member of NCT and its third sub-unit, NCT Dream, alongside Chenle, Renjun and former SM Rookies Haechan, Mark, Jaemin and Jisung with the debut single "Chewing Gum." The group had their first performance on M Countdown the next day. Dream was originally designed as a teenage boy group, with members graduating from the group once they reached adulthood (20 in Korean, 19 international age), although the graduation system was later eliminated.
Dream has a brighter, sunnier pop sound than the other sub-units, although it has an equal emphasis on powerful and intricate dance choreography.
IIIII. Current Activities
Jeno continues to record and perform with NCT Dream, including 6 EPs, 1 studio album, 1 repackage album and 1 live album, as well as multiple NCT-focused reality shows.
He also 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 singer on the NCT Dream song "Go." He is also a featured dancer in "Black on Black."
Dream - Go
Black on Black
On November 13, Jeno and his fellow group mates Jaemin and Renjun, collaborated with fellow labelmate Red Velvet's Yeri for the special release of Hair in the Air, which became the theme song for the television series Trolls: The Beat Goes on. Both song and MV were released under the music project SM Station.
Jeno 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 rapper on NCT Dream's song "Deja Vu," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 2 songs: the dance-unit focused "90s Love" and the all-rap "Misfit." He also features in the combination single "Resonance." The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.
NCT Dream - Deja Vu
90s Love - he is 1 of 5 rappers and center with Ten
Misfit - all rap song
Resonance - he has a featured role as well as a role in center in the dance formation
Each sub-unit performed at MAMA. Here he is in Ridin'
Here he is at Resonance on MAMA, including 90s Love
On November 12, NCT 2021 Universe was announced for a release date of Dec. 14 with all units participating.
|"Dear Dream"||2018||We Go Up||NCT Dream||Baek Geum-min, Lee Soo-jung, Jisung, Jaemin|
|"119"||2019||We Boom||NCT Dream||Baek Geum-min, Lee Soo-jung, Jaemin|
|"Bye My First"||2019||We Boom||NCT Dream||Ryu Da-som, Kim Eun-joo, Jisung, Jaemin|
|"Best Friend"||2019||We Boom||NCT Dream||Le'mon, Jaemin|
|"Puzzle Piece"||2020||We Boom||NCT Dream||Hwang Yoo-bin, Jaemin|
|"Rainbow"||2021||Hot Sauce||NCT Dream||Jo Yoon-kyung, Mark, Jaemin, Jisung|
|Love Me Not||2006||Movie|
|Mickey Mouse Club||2015||Disney Channel Korea|
|N' Minute||2016||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|NCT Life in Bangkok||2016||Naver, VLive, MBC Music, Youku, Tudou, True4U|
|NCT Life: Entertainment Retreat||2017||Naver, VLive, Youku, Tudou|
|Master in the House (guest)||2017||SBS|
|K-Rush: Season 3||2018||KBS1|
|Dream vs Dream||2018||YouTube (NCT Dream channel)|
|NCT Recording Diary||2018||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|School Attack 2018||2018||SBS|
|Entertainment Weekly (guest)||2018||KBS 2|
|The Show (MC)||2018-19||SBS|
|2018 Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special (member)||2018||MBC|
|Chenle & Jisung's This and That||2018||YouTube (NCT Dream channel)|
|Idol Room (guest)||2019-||JTBC|
|Hello Counselor (guest)||2019||KBS|
|Save NCT Dream||2019||Vlive|
|Battle Trip (guest)||2019||KBS|
|JSMR||2019||YouTube (NCT Dream channel)|
|School Attack 2019||2019||SBS Plus|
|Idol Battlegrounds||2020||Olleh TV|
|Idol vs Idol||2020||KNTV Japan|
|Idol Variety Corps Camp||2020||Seezn|
|[Uncut]||2020||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships (member)||2020||MBC|
|2020 Idol esports Athletics Championships (member)||2020||MBC|
|NCT Life: DREAM in Wonderland||2020||Seezn|
|Play Seoul (guest)||2020||KBS2|
|Life Corp 2 (guest)||2020||Lifetime|
|NCT World 2.0||2020||Mnet|
|It's Awkward, But It's OK||2020||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|Welcome to Sun & Moon||2020||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|When Mom Goes to Sleep||2020||YouTube|
|Lots of Advice||2021||jTBC|
|NCT 24 Hour Relay Cam||2021||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|7Illin' in the Dream||2021||YouTube|
|Boys' Mental Training Camp||2021||Waave|
- Jeno does not have an IG.
- His NCT emoji is 🐶 (puppy face).
- He has an older sister.
- He wrote lyrics for the song "Dear Dream" and the album We Boom.
- He loves playing video games.
- He is allergic to cats but he has three cats named Seol, Nal and bongsik.
- He likes riding bikes.
- He likes working out.
- He is great at sports.
- He can play the guitar and the violin.
- Jeno and Jaemin entered SM on the same day, 3 hours apart.
- When Mark graduated from NCT Dream, he took on the role as the temporary leader.
- Jeno's fans are called royals, after his name, which means king.
- SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance that captures the journey of the members through their career.
- NCT members participated in a NCT 24 Hour Relay Cam that gave a snapshot of their daily lives.