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Which nct members have to enlist?

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Answer # 1 #

Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (Thai: ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล; RTGS: Chitphon lichaiphonkun; pronounced [tɕʰít pʰon líː tɕʰaj pʰɔːn kun]; born February 27, 1996), known professionally as Ten (Thai: เตนล์, Korean: 텐), is a Thai singer and dancer based in South Korea and China. He debuted with South Korean boy band NCT in 2016 as part of its first sub-unit, NCT U. Since 2019, he has been active mainly as a member of NCT's China-based unit WayV and the South Korean supergroup SuperM. Ten has also released several solo singles through the SM Station project: "Dream in a Dream" (2017), "New Heroes" (2018), "Paint Me Naked" (2021) and "Birthday" (2022).

Ten was born in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 27, 1996, to a Thai Chinese family.[1] He studied at the Shrewsbury International School.[2]

In January 2011, at the age of 15, Ten competed on the Thai show Teen Superstar, under the stage name TNT. He won and earned an opportunity to sign a contract with the South Korean agency Starship Entertainment, although his family did not allow him to go.[3] He ultimately joined SM Entertainment in 2013 after passing an SM Global Audition in Thailand.[1][3]

On December 24, 2013, Ten was introduced as a member of SM Rookies, a pre-debut team composed of trainees under SM Entertainment.[4] In 2014, he and future groupmates appeared on the Mnet-produced Exo 90:2014, a show starring labelmates Exo, where they danced to K-pop songs from the '90s. He also participated in the music video remake of G.o.d's "To Mother".[citation needed] In July 2015, Ten and fellow trainee Jaehyun competed in the Hope Basketball All-Star with SM Town, a charity match held by Hope Basketball All-Star Organizing Committee.[5]

On April 3, 2016, Ten was confirmed to debut alongside Jaehyun, Mark, Taeyong, and Doyoung as NCT U, the first sub-unit of SM Entertainment's then-upcoming boy group NCT. The rotational unit debuted with the digital single "The 7th Sense", released on April 8. It was the first release of NCT overall.[6][7] Three months after his debut, Ten participated in Mnet's dance competition show Hit the Stage alongside other K-pop dancers such as Hyoyeon of Girls' Generation, Taemin of Shinee, Momo of Twice, among others.[8] Teaming up with dance crew Prepix, he won the uniform challenge on the sixth episode.[9] In January 2017, Ten joined the cast of SBS' program, Real Class: Elementary School Teacher, which showed foreign K-pop idols learning the Korean language from elementary students, hosted by Kang Ho-dong.[10]

On April 7, 2017, Ten released his first solo digital single as part of SM The Performance and through season two of the SM Station project, titled "Dream in a Dream".[11] He concluded the season with the single "New Heroes" on April 6, 2018, which he performed for the first time at the SM Town Live World Tour VI in Dubai that day.[12] The songs peaked at number five and four on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales, respectively.[13][14] "Dream in a Dream" was included in NCT's first studio album, NCT 2018 Empathy.[12] For the album, Ten also participated in NCT U's single "Baby Don't Stop", a duet with Taeyong,[15] and joined the rest of NCT 2018 members for the dance-focused single "Black On Black".[16]

On December 31, 2018, Ten was announced to join WayV, NCT's China-based unit managed by Label V, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment, alongside Kun, Winwin, Lucas, Hendery, Xiaojun, and Yangyang.[17] The group debuted on January 17, 2019 with the digital extended play (EP) The Vision and Chinese version of NCT 127's "Regular" as its lead single.[18]

On July 16, 2019, Food Truck Battle started its broadcast on Thailand channel PPTV with Ten as the MC. The show also had a week-late broadcast on the show's official YouTube channel. It featured both Thai and Korean celebrities such as Nam Tae-hyun, Park Ye-eun, Kitty Chica, and James Teeradon.[19] In August, Ten was announced to join Taemin of Shinee, Baekhyun and Kai of EXO, Taeyong and Mark of NCT 127, and Lucas as a member of SuperM, a male K-pop supergroup created by SM Entertainment and Capitol Records with activities primarily aimed at the American market.[20][21] The group released their self-titled debut EP on October 4, 2019, and became the first Asian artist to rank number one on the US Billboard 200 with a debut release.[22] They subsequently toured North America, Latin America, and Europe from November 2019 to February 2020.[22][23][24]

In September 2020, SM Entertainment announced that all units of NCT would unite to release a two-part second full album, NCT 2020 Resonance.[25] In the first part, Ten participated in the B-side tracks "Faded In My Last Song" as a member of NCT U and "Nectar" with WayV.[26][27] In the second part, Ten was the only member to participate in both title tracks, "90's Love" and "Work It".[28]

On August 10, 2021, Ten released his third solo single under the SM Station project, titled "Paint Me Naked".[29] On August 17, Ten debuted as part of WayV's second sub-unit named WayV-Ten & Yangyang with single titled "Low Low".[30] On October 25, Ten appeared as a special judge for the wild card round of the fourth season of the dance competition show Street Dance of China.[31] Ten later participated in the recording of NCT's third studio album Universe, released on December 14.[32] He appeared on four songs: "OK!" and "Round&Round" as NCT U, as well as "Miracle" with WayV and "Beautiful" with NCT 2021.[33]

On April 7, 2022, Ten was announced as one of the team leaders alongside Santa [ja] of Into1, Wang Feifei and Cheng Xiao for Youku's female-centric dance competition show Great Dance Crew, which premiered on April 16.[34][35] Ten was slated to be back as the MC of Food Truck Battle Season 2. The show, which features Yangyang of WayV, Woodz, Janistar Phomphadungcheep, Prem Warut, and Boun Noppanut, started with a fan meeting at Royal Paragon Hall in September and was premiered on October 2 on Channel 8.[36] On October 26, Ten released the R&B dance digital single "Birthday" as part of SM Station's sub-project, NCT Lab.[37]

In June 2021, Ten launched a five-piece apparel collection featuring his original artworks titled "What is ??? The Answers" through the direct-to-fan retailer Represent.[38][39]

Ten is multilingual and speaks Thai, English, Korean and Mandarin.[38] In 2018, Ten received an official exemption from Thailand's mandatory military service after failing to pass the physical exam due to his past injury and knee surgery.[40]

Phil mfau
Answer # 2 #

DAY6, SF9, VICTON and Golden Child members have to start enlisting in 2021. SF9's Chani revealed on their latest fan meeting that it might be the group's last fan meeting with 9 members for now. This is because members InSeong and YoungBin, both born in 1993, might have to enlist soon. VICTON member Han SeungWoo has already enlisted even though he had more time to enlist since he was born in 1994 and as such, their enlistment has started earlier than expected.

DAY6 member SungJin, born in 1993, enlisted earlier this year as well. The oldest member of DAY6 is Jae, born in 1992 but he will not have to enlist in the military because he does not hold Korean citizenship. Member Young K, born in 1993, will enlist into the highly sought-after KATUSA (Korean Augmentation To The United States Army) branch of the military on October 12, 2021.  Golden Child's oldest member DaeYeol was born in 1993, which implies that he would most likely have to enlist this year.

iKON, NCT 127 and ONF are expected to start enlisting in 2022. NU'EST, SEVENTEEN and VERIVERY will have to start enlisting from 2023.

THE BOYZ have to start enlisting from 2024. AB6IX and WEi will start in 2025. ATEEZ, Stray Kids, CIX have to start enlisting in 2026. TXT and TREASURE are expected to start enlisting in 2027. Finally, NCT DREAM will start enlisting in 2028. As for BTS, their military enlistment dates are still quite undetermined.

Which K-Pop group's enlistment are you dreading the most? Share your thoughts with Kpopmap in the comments section down below! You can find a 2022 updated version in the related post below.

Zaheera Chandu
Answer # 3 #

Taeyong will have to enlist just after him. Yuta & Johnny are foreign nationals and thus do not need to worry about our them.

Surekha Brahmbhatt
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Answer # 4 #

Male citizens of South Korea must perform up to two years of service in the military (by enlisting before the age of 28), with exceptions sometimes given to world-renowned athletes, ballet dancers, and orchestra musicians, among others. No K-pop idols have yet been granted an exemption.

In some cases, as with BTS, the age for fulfilling the duty can be deferred until they are 30 if the individuals "received government medals for helping spread or elevate the country's cultural influence around the world," said a New York Times article.

K-pop idols born in 1995 will turn 28 next year and hence will have to enlist themselves in 2023. BTS' V and Jimin (also 1995-born), however, have applied for deferring their service by two years and can push enlistment till 2025.

Apart from BTS members, here are 10 K-pop idols who will most likely undergo enlistment before the end of 2023.

Having led SEVENTEEN to the immense success it has enjoyed over the last seven years, S.Coups is often considered among the best leaders in K-pop. Putting the members above their company, as mentioned in an interview with Dispatch, the rapper gives SEVENTEEN the utmost importance.

Apart from his role as the group leader, he also leads the Hip-Hop Team and has contributed verses to many of the group's songs, including Clap, Back it up (HIP-HOP TEAM), and FLOWER.

The second oldest in SEVENTEEN, Jeonghan is a member of the group's Vocal Team. His songwriting credits include some of the band's most famous songs, including Don't Wanna Cry and Clap. He can speak Japanese, which he decided to learn to help out the group with its promotions in Japan.

Apart from his on-stage persona, he is an integral part of the group's variety show, GOING SEVENTEEN, where he is often looking for various ways to cheat in games and teasing his members to no end.

As the second-oldest member and leader of the group, Taeyong has written many hits spread across NCT units. From NCT 127's Cherry Bomb to NCT U's Boss, the rapper has made a significant contribution to the success of the SM Entertainment group.

Taeyong was also part of SM Entertainment's supergroup called SuperM, featuring male artists from groups like SHINee, EXO, and NCT's various units. Additionally, he has released many singles and collaborations with artists, creating an impressive music repertoire. Apart from his music releases, he judged the successful dance show Street Woman Fighter.

Born in Ilsan, South Korea, Dawon debuted as a part of SF9 in 2016. In the same year, the singer appeared in the K-drama, Click your Heart. Along with the K-pop idol group, he has released many hit songs like O Sole Mio and Summer Breeze. Dawon also co-starred in the 2021 series Doom At Your Service.

Considering all the attention that fellow SF9 member Inseong got for his dance cover of NewJeans' Hype Boy, fans can expect that Dawon, too, will not be completely missing in action during his enlistment.

VIXX's maknae also turns 28 next year. Hyuk debuted with the group in 2012 and has gone on to release multiple number-one albums with the group, including Chained Up and Error, which were known for their amazing concepts. The K-pop idol released a solo album called Winter Butterfly in 2019, apart from recording singles and OSTs on the side.

Hyuk is also an actor, having received the Best Action Movie New Performer at SIFF for his debut film Chasing. Most recently, he starred in Rakuten Viki's BL drama, Color Rush 2.

Former NU'EST member Baekho will also have to enlist in 2023. As part of NU'EST (before the group disbanded earlier this year), the K-pop idol released many hits, such as FACE and Hello.

In 2017, Baekho took part in the second season of Produce 101 with other NU'EST members to boost the group's popularity. In October this year, the singer-songwriter released his first solo album, Absolute Zero, with the lead single, No Rules.

Another member of NU'EST, Hwang Min-hyun, earlier known as Minhyun, will turn 28 next year. Coming into the public eye due to his striking looks and height, the singer was also a member of Wanna One after he finished ninth place in Produce 101.

Minhyun has released several singles alongside his work in K-pop idol groups and has acted in the dramas Live On and Alchemy of Souls.

Bobby, the songwriter and rapper of the K-pop group iKon, holds songwriting credits for many of their hits, including Love Scenario, Rhythm Ta, and Killing Me. The rapper first gained attention after his wins on Show Me The Money 3 and Mix and Match, which led to the formation of iKon.

The singer-songwriter has also released solo albums under YG Entertainment, apart from an EP with Winner's Mino named The Mobb. In 2021, Bobby announced the pregnancy of his fiancée and, subsequently, the birth of his son in September.

Another iKon member who may enlist in 2023 is Song. Formerly known as Yunhyung (or Yunhyeong), the singer debuted with iKon in 2015 after competing on Mix and Match. The K-pop idol is the designated cook of the group, and he even started a YouTube channel called SongChelin Guide, where he uploads cooking vlogs.

With a few group members already enlisted in the military, PENTAGON's Shinwon will be the next to leave by 2023. As a vocalist in the K-pop group, he has been participating in songwriting with songs like Alien and Just Do It Yo.

While many of these idols will have to say farewell to their group members during their enlistment, fans often wait for their favorite K-pop idols to come back while supporting the activities of the other group members.

It can be difficult knowing that one may not get new music from the singers they admire for a while, but fans usually comfort each other on social media by streaming older songs and looking at pre-released content.

Graydon Purdom
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