Doyoung



  • I. Introduction

    Kim Dong-Young (Hangul: 김동영) , known professionally as Doyoung (Hangul: 도영), is a Korean singer and actor. He is one of the main vocalists in the permanent NCT sub unit, NCT 127. NCT 127 sings primarily in Korean, as well as songs in English, Chinese and Japanese.


    II. Career

    III. 2013-2016: SM Rookies

    Doyoung was born on February 1, 1996. He was recruited by SM through a singing contest in 2013, then introduced as a member of the pre-debut group SM Rookies on December 23, 2013. Doyoung began appearing with other members of the group in live performances and variety shows. In 2015, he and group mate Jaehyun were MCs on the music show, Show Champion.


    IIII. 2016: NCT

    He made his first appearance in NCT on April 10, 2016, 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. Doyoung appeared as a singer and dancer in "The 7th Sense," NCT's debut single, as well as a singer on "Without You" in the Chinese and Korean versions.

    Doyoung appeared in the ongoing NCT reality show, NCT Life, from varying periods throughout 2016-2018. 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, Ten, Taeil, Mark, Jeno, Jaemin and Jisung.


    Doyoung also appeared in the second season of NCT Life in Seoul in May-June 2016, featuring the members touring around Seoul and completing missions. He joined several of the other SM Rookies featured in Season 1, including Taeyong, Yuta and Jaehyun, as well as new Chinese members Kun and Winwin.


    In July 2016, he featured on "Cool," with SHINee's Key for an OST.


    In October-November 2016, he appeared in the fourth season, NCT Life: Korean Food King Challenge, a cooking competition show featuring NCT 127 members, as well as non-NCT 127 members Ten.


    His outgoing and friendly personality made him instantly popular on variety shows, starting with a beauty variety show in November 2016, Lipstick Prince.


    In December 2016, SM announced it would be adding two members to its permanent NCT sub-unit NCT 127: SM Rookies Johnny and Doyoung. He also participated in a song for SM's digital Station project, "Sound of Your Heart" with other SM Entertainment singers, including Yesung of Super Junior, Sunny of Girls' Generation, Luna of f(x), Seulgi and Wendy of Red Velvet.


    IIIII. 2017: Limitless and Cherry Bomb

    Doyoung debuted with NCT 127 on January 6, 2017 on its second EP Limitless as a main vocalist. Doyoung is one of the power vocals, with an emotional and agile voice, conveying deep emotion while scaling a range of notes. It's his voice you often hear in soaring big notes. Doyoung's soaring notes often set the tone for the song or chorus and lead into the richer, fuller voice of one of the other main vocalists. His airy vocal will come in to offset either the rap or more industrial elements in a song.


    In February 2017, Doyoung was announced as one of the three new MCs for the weekly music show, Inkigayo, alongside Jinyoung of GOT7 and Jisoo of Blackpink.

    Doyoung returned to Thailand for the sixth season NCT Life in Chiang Mai in March-April 2017, with NCT 127 members Taeyong, Johnny, Yuta, Jaehyun, Winwin and non-NCT 127 member Ten serving as a tour guide.


    NCT 127 released its third EP Cherry Bomb on June 14, 2017. It made its first appearances in live shows in the U.S. throughout the summer.

    In June-July 2017, Doyoung appeared in the seventh season, NCT Life in Osaka, featuring NCT 127 members Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung and Winwin touring Osaka with Yuta as a guide.


    He continued to appear in variety shows and recorded songs for an OST, "Stay in My Life" with NCT 127 members Taeil and Taeyong, and SM's digital Station project, "Star Blossom."


    IIIV. 2018: NCT Empathy and first album

    In January 2018, Doyoung appeared with Taeil and Jaehyun as part of NCT U on an SM Station song, "Timeless." Doyoung 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 "Boss," "Yesterday" and the re-released "Timeless," "The 7th Sense" and "Without You" in Chinese and Korean, as well as the 127 song "Touch." He is also a dancer in "Black on Black."

    NCT 127 released its first Japanese EP Chain on May 23, 2018. NCT 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.

    Doyoung continued to be a popular guest on variety shows, as well as releasing OST songs and cover on NCT's digital and social channels.


    IIV. 2019: First World Tour

    In January 2019, NCT 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, including appearing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. They also released an English version song "Highway to Heaven" of the Korean song on the EP and an accompanying video filmed in California. On October 24, 2019, NCT 127 released a live album based on the Neo City concert tour: Neo City Seoul - The Origin.

    In addition to his activities with NCT 127, Doyoung continued to appear as a guest on variety shows. He appeared in the ninth season, NCT Life: Chuncheon & Hongcheon, with NCT 127 members touring parts of South Korea. He also appeared on King of the Masked Singer. He continued to release songs, including covers on NCT's YouTube channel and multiple solo and collaboration songs. He also recorded an NCT U song with his NCT 127 members Taeil, Haechan and Jaehyun for SM Station, "Coming Home."

    IIVI. 2020: Neo Zone and Resonance

    NCT 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.

    Doyoung 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 NCT 127's song "Music, Dance," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 4 songs: "Make A Wish" in Korean and English, "From Home," "Light Bulb," and "I.O.U." 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.

    Doyoung's powerful vocals and soaring runs captured attention during NCT 127's year-end MAMA performance and trended on Twitter. He is the singer in the black lace jacket.


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    IIVII. 2021: Double Million seller, musical theatre and NCT 2021

    NCT 127 released its second Japanese release, Loveholic, in February 2021. Doyoung made his acting debut as the lead of Midnight Cafe Season 3 - the Curious Stalker, as well as partnering with one of his idols, Baekhyun, on an OST song.

    On June 4, NCT 127 released a digital single, "Save", a collaboration with the Korean hip hop label, Amoeba Culture. In July, he began a well-reviewed run in a musical theatre version of "Marie Antoinette." In August, Doyoung released a single as part of an NCT U unit with his NCT 127 group mate Haechan, "Maniac."


    NCT 127 released its third Korean studio album Sticker on September 17, 2021, which was also certified as a 2 million seller. Additionally, Doyoung appeared in a new season of NCT Life, NCT Life in Gapyeong, and two other new shows Stick Together and Analog Trip NCT 127: Escape from Magic Island.


    In October, NCT released a repackage album of Sticker, Favorite. On November 3, NCT 127 released a digital single "Freeze" in collaboration with the video game Kartrider.


    On November 12, NCT 2021 was announced for a release date of Dec. 14 with all units participating.


    In December, Doyoung won three awards for his acting projects: Best Actor Award at the Seoul Webfest for Cafe Midnight Season 3 - The Curious Stalker, Best Music Award (OST) for Marseille and the Focus Award (Actor) at the AAA Awards.



    III. Discography

    IV. Filmography

    V. Musical Theatre

    2021 - Marie Antoinette


    Awards

    Award Category Work Nominated/Won Year
    Seoul Webfest Best Actor Cafe Midnight won 2021
    Marseille Webfest Best Music Marseille OST - "Night Air" won 2021
    Asian Artist Awards (AAA) Focus Award (Actor) year's work won 2021


    VI. Trivia

    - His official NCT emoji is 🐰 (rabbit or bunny, which is the emoji he uses to describe himself, as well as a nickname.)

    - Doyoung was born the same year as Kun and Ten of WayV and they often joke about who is the oldest. It's Kun by a little over a month.

    - Doyoung is affectionate and empathetic, serving as a loving big brother to younger members. He's also funny, sharp-witted and outgoing.

    - He was voted as the most reliable member by the other Neos.

    - Doyoung posts many covers on his IG, as well as NCT channels, and enjoys singing alone or with his fellow Neos. Here he is singing with the other two main vocalists in 127. He is in the blue hat.


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    - Here he is singing on the couch with the other 127 mains.


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    - He is one of the most active posters on IG of the Neos.

    - His fans are called Dozennies.

    - SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance that captures the journey of the members through their career.


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    - NCT members have participated in a NCT 24 Hour Relay Cam that gives a snapshot of their daily lives.

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