NCT is back in the United States with their subunit, NCT Dream, and I am extremely excited for their world tour that has already started! NCT Dream is a subunit of NCT, which stands for Neo Culture Technology. NCT was formed in 2016. NCT Dream was formed with the purpose in mind of becoming the teenage subunit to NCT, allowing the members to explore their youth at that age. Members would go through an “admission” to join the group, and then “graduation” after leaving the group. Their debut was August 25, 2016 with the song “Chewing Gum.” The lineup of NCT Dream consists of seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. Their ages ranged from 15 to 17. Mark actually had his graduation from NCT Dream, but was later promoted into NCT Dream as a 7 member group again! This meant the end of the “graduation” age-based system for NCT Dream.
If you haven’t yet heard the news, SM has announced SM 3.0 and many exciting plans for the future artists of SM entertainment! SM entertainment is known for its many famous artists like EXO, NCT, and Red Velvet. Lee Soo-man, the owner of SM Entertainment, gathered enough people to start an in-house production system and created the string of many successful artists. This included its first boy band named H.O.T, and S.E.S through 1996-1997. The first soloist at SM was the queen herself BoA, who actually still performs today!
Whether you’re building a wishlist for yourself or trying to find the perfect present from a loved one’s list, we’re here to help! We are a gift shop after all, so this is kind of our thing. We’re here to help you sort through which plush are the most popular and which albums will make anyone unwrapping them get up and dance. This is your complete K-Pop and Kawaii Wishlist Guide! Have questions? Ask us live during our stream Thursday, November 17 at 7 PM EST in the Kawaii Gifts app! Or, you can always reach out through our live chat on our site, DM us on our socials or leave a comment here on the blog! We love to know what you’re interested in, so ask away!
Come out for K-pop Night on Saturday, October 8, 2022 with music from your favorite groups! You can expect to hear music from EXO, BTS, Itzy, Blackpink, Twice, Stray Kids, and so much more. The event is being held at The Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh and is 21 and up. Doors will open at 7 PM and music will begin at 8 PM. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased online via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/u-had-to-be-there-k-pop-dj-night-tickets-404614331357 and use code Kawaii for $5 off your Ticket! We hope to see you there and see your K-Pop spirit in and out of the venues!
This summer had many comebacks and tours from major K-pop groups TXT, Stray Kids, and Loona. This coming fall has many surprises for comebacks, especially for the NCT127 comeback of “2 Baddies.” In August it was announced on Twitter that NCT127 will be promoting their release of a new album after almost a year since “Favorite” in October of 2021.