New NCT-Associated Boy Band WayV Set to Debut in China

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A brand new boy band by the title of WayV is about to debut later this month in China, and it'll function some members who're already acquainted to followers of Ok-pop entity NCT.

The seven-member boy band, often called WeiShenV (威神V) in Chinese, options NCT's Ten, Lucas, Kun and WinWin, plus three members -- Hendery, Xiao Jun, and Yangyang -- who have been beforehand launched by SM Entertainment’s SMRookies platform.

While related to NCT and its firm, SM Entertainment, WayV’s official Weibo page says that it's managed by Label V.

WayV has but to announce the date of its first launch, however has begun teasing movies of the band on social media since Dec. 30 (31 in Asia). The similar day, SM’s official Twitter account posted a picture of the act and acknowledged, “WayV to make their long-awaited debut in January! Let’s get able to fall in love with their superior performances!”

Formed in 2016 by SM Entertainment, NCT is an umbrella time period for a wide range of related artists and groups below the Ok-pop firm as an experimental strategy to the everyday Ok-pop group construction. Last 12 months, 18 males have been a part of NCT. Together, they launched one joint album, NCT 2018 Empathy, and members have been featured in three groups, NCT U, NCT Dream and NCT 127; Empathy debuted on the World Albums chart at No. 5 through the week dated March 24. Along with the 4 taking part in NCT's joint single "Black on Black" final 12 months, Lucas, Ten and WinWin have every launched music as a part of NCT U, and WinWin can be a member of NCT 127. In May, NCT turned the primary Ok-pop group to ever prime the Emerging Artists chart. 

In August, SM introduced by Twitter that it could be launching a brand new NCT China staff within the second half of 2018. However, Korea’s Osen reviews that WayV “might” work with NCT sooner or later. Billboard has reached out to SM for clarification concerning the connection between WayV and NCT.