Park Jisung (NCT) Biography
Park Jisung was born in Seoul, South Korea, on 5 February 2002 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds South Korean nationality. He is a singer, rapper and a dancer, perhaps best known for being a member of the boy group NCT, and its sub-unit NCT Dream.
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Childhood and education
Jisung was raised alongside his older brother in Seoul but as their father runs a business in Busan, the boys have also lived there for around four years – their mother is working at a law firm in Seoul.
Jisung became interested in singing while attending elementary school, and was noticed by a scout when he was 13 who asked Jisung if he was interested in attending an audition organized by SM Entertainment.
He passed the audition, and became SM’s trainee but also continued to study, and in 2016 enrolled at Mia Elementary School where he hated all his subjects except for Sociology and Physical Education.
He has just recently matriculated from Mia, and hasn’t pursued a college degree, but is focusing on his group NCT.
NCT’s first sub-unit NCT U
In December 2013, SM Entertainment began searching for boys who would eventually become members of NCT – two of the first trainees were Jeno and Taeyong. A total of sixteen trainees were eventually chosen and started training in preparation for NCT’s debut. It was announced in January 2016 by Lee Soo-man, the founder of SM, that NCT would have several sub-units, and that the first would debut in a couple of months.
The first sub-unit, NCT U debuted on 9 April 2016, with members Mark, Jaehyun, Ten, Doyoung, Taeyong and Taeil, when they released their debut single “The 7th Sense”, and performing for the first time in the show “NCT On Air” which aired on V Live and later that day. Their second single “Without You” came out the next day. They then sang at the 16th Music Feng Yun Bang Awards, and performed in the music program “Music Bank” on 15 April.
After over a year with no new material, and then nearly two years of hiatus, NCT U released their new single, “Timeless” in January 2018, and subsequently the boys released their new single “Coming Home” on 13 December 2019.
Second sub-unit NCT 127
The second NCT sub-unit, NCT 127 debuted with members Haechan, Mark, Winwin, Jaehyun, Yuta, Taeyong and Taeil, on 7 July 2016, when they performed their debut singles “Once Again” and “Fire Truck” in the music show “M Countdown”. They released their debut extended play (EP) “NCT #127” on 10 July and four weeks later the boys collaborated with Coca-Cola on their new song “Taste the Feeling”, which was then promoted in several music shows such as “Inkigayo”, “Show Champion” and “Music Bank”. On 6 December, the boys released their first special music video – “Good Thing” – which was then featured in their new EP “Limitless” that came out on 6 January 2017. It became a hit, topping the Billboard World Albums Chart, while its eponymous lead single was ranked amongst the best K-pop singles of 2017 by the magazine “Dazed”.
Their third EP “Cherry Bomb” came out on 14 June, and was promoted in the show “M Countdown” together with their new single “0 Mile”.
On 12 October 2018, NCT 127 released their debut studio album, “Regular-Irregular” with its lead song “Regular”, and on 23 November the repackaged version of the album came out called “Regulate”, with the lead song “Simon Says”.
On 26 January 2019, the boys started their first tour – “Neo City – The Origin” and they performed in cities in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea – during the tour, their new single came out entitled “Wakey-Wakey”. The new single was featured in NCT 127’s debut Japanese full-length album “Awaken” which came out on 17 April and a month later, their fourth Korean EP came out entitled “We Are Superhuman”.
On 6 March 2020, NCT 127 released their new full-length album “Neo Zone” together with its lead single “Kick It”, and the repackaged version of the album “Neo Zone: The Final Round” followed on 19 May. Most recently, at the end of May, the boys held their live online concert using the Beyond Live concert streaming service.
Third sub-unit NCT Dream
as NCT’s third sub-unit, NCT Dream debuted on 24 August 2016, with members Jisung, Chenle, Jaemin, Haechan, Jeno, Renjun and Mark, releasing their debut single entitled “Chewing Gum”, and on 25 August sang in the show “M Countdown”.
On 9 February 2017, NCT Dream released their debut physical single “The First”, promoting it in the show “M Countdown”.
After competing in the South Korean TV music program “The Show”, the boys won it, marking the first show victory for NCT – during the show, the boys revealed that they were chosen as the official ambassadors for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and on 15 March released the cup’s theme song, “Trigger the Fever”. On 17 August, NCT Dream’s debut EP came out entitled “We Young”, and in December, the boys’ first Christmas song, “Joy” came out
On 3 September 2018, their second EP entitled “We Go Up” was released, with its eponymous lead track, and to mark the end of 2018, the boys new song “Candle Light” came out.
On 6 June 2019, NCT Dream’s next single called “Don’t Need Your Love” could be heard, and on 26 July their third EP entitled “We Boom” and its lead single “Boom” were released.
On 29 April 2020, the boys released their new EP “Reload” with its lead single “Ridin” and most recently on 10 May, they held their live online concert using the live concert streaming service Beyond Live.
Fourth sub-unit WayV
WayV debuted as NCT’s fourth sub-unit on 17 January 2019, with members Yangyang, Xiaojun, Hendery, Lucas, Ten, Winwin and Kun. Their debut single album called “The Vision” was released on the same day, including Chinese versions of NCT 127’s songs “Regular” and “Come Back”. On 9 May, WayV’s debut EP entitled “Take Off” came out, together with its eponymous lead single and on 29 October their second EP “Take Over the Moon” was released, with its lead single “Moonwalk”.
WayV released their debut studio album “Awaken the World” together with its lead single “Turn Back Time” on 9 June 2020. Most recently, WayV held a live online concert using the Beyond LIVE concert streaming service.
NCT 2018 Project
The NCT 2018 Project was announced in January that year, gathering all 18 NCT members who would sing and release albums together – as part of the project, a series of documentary videos called “NCTmentary” were released in February.
NCT released their debut full-length studio album on 14 March 2018 entitled “NCT 2018 Empathy”, made up of six songs including “Boss”, “Baby Don’t Stop” and “Black on Black” –it quickly became popular, and topped the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart on 5 May, making NCT the first K-pop group ever to lead the chart.
Jisung’s love life and girlfriend
Jisung has been very secretive regarding his love life; it’s widely known that SM Entertainment doesn’t allow its rookie artists to date, and breaking this rule would mean one’s departure from the group.
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However, it was reported in June 2020 that Jisung was in a relationship with a mysterious black girl, after he put her picture as his lysn profile picture and held it there for less than a minute before switching back to his original profile picture. People on the internet began speculating about the odds of this girl being Jisung’s girlfriend, and although numerous questions were sent to Jisung on several social media networks, he hasn’t responded or commented at all on these rumors.
As of August 2020, Jisung is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jisung is big lover of animals, and his favorites are hamsters – he wanted to get a pet hamster, but his dorm roommate wouldn’t agree.
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— Park Jisung Indonesia (@ParkJisung_INA) August 25, 2020
He is physically very active as he has three training sessions at the gym each week, and he also plays a variety of sports particularly soccer, while his favorite soccer player is Drogba. He also plays video games.
He is keen on watching Marvel superhero movies in his spare time, and while his favorite superhero is Iron Man. Jisung’s favorite non-superhero movie is “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”. His favorite actor is Robert Downey Jr. His favorite singer is Kai, who is a member of the boy group EXO.
Jisung is keen on tasting various cuisines, and his favorite food is pork belly, while he cannot eat oysters.
Jisung is very passionate about travelling and is hoping to one day travel all around the world.
He is scared of cockroaches and when his NCT friends once took his iPod and put a cockroach wallpaper on it, Jisung dropped the phone as soon as he saw the picture.
Age, height and net worth
Jisung’s age is 18. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).
As of August 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $100,000.