WayV Profile and Facts
Group Name: WayV (威神V, WeiShen V)
Kun, Ten, WinWin, Lucas, Xiao Jun, Hendery, and YangYang.
Fandom Name: WayZenNi
Fandom Colors: Neo Pearl Champagne
Management Company: S.M Entertainment’s China exclusive label, Label V
Date of Debut: January 17, 2019
Latest Comeback MV:
– Chinese: Turn Back Time
– English: Bad Alive (English Ver.)
WayV Official Pages:
Group Album / Singles
Take Off | 9 May 2019 (Album)
Take Over the Moon | October 29, 2019 (Album)
Awaken the World | June 18, 2020 (Album)
In August and September 2019, WayV’s first reality show Dream Plan (少年威计划) was released, featuring 12 episodes that were made by Youku.
Latest MV/Song Comeback
→ The formation of WayV was announced through the group’s official Weibo account on December 31.
→ The group is a sub-unit of NCT, although it is not being promoted as an NCT group. Journalists theorize that the distancing of WayV from the NCT label is due to tense relations between China and South Korea. Despite this, SM Entertainment CEO Chris Lee acknowledged WayV as NCT’s China-based unit.
→ WayV is the fourth sub-unit of NCT based in China making WayV the first sub-unit in NCT based out of Korea.
→ WayV debuted with a single album called “The Vision”.
→ The group debuted at number four on the Billboard Social 50, the best debut on the chart since XXXTentacion in June 2018.
→ The EP “Take Off” debuted at seventh on the Billboard World Albums Chart and claimed number one on iTunes top album chart in 30 regions. Meanwhile, the single debuted at number two on the QQ Music Weekly Popularity chart.
→ The group made their debut on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums and Korean Gaon Album Chart by ranking at number twenty-four and five respectively.
→ The group had their first comeback stage for the album (Take Off) during MBC Music’s Show Champion on October 30, marking their first performance in Korea.
→ The group won the Best New Asian Artist award at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
→ In 2020, WayV was the second group from SM Entertainment to hold a live online concert – jointly organized by SM Entertainment and Naver, as part of the world’s first online-dedicated live concert series Beyond LIVE. The live concert, which was WayV first-ever concert and titled WayV – Beyond the Vision, was held on May 3. The group performed songs from their prior albums as well as a mashup of “Turn Back Time” and “Bad Alive”, two tracks on their first studio album Awaken the World which was released five weeks later on June 09, 2020.
→ WayV has endorsed and collaborated with multiple brands including Skechers, Carslan, Cigalong Beauty, and Maeil Barista Rules. The group has also featured on the cover of magazines such as Nylon China, Harper’s Bazaar China, InStyle Icon, and Men’s Uno.
→ On July 23, 2020, WayV donated through the China Social Welfare Foundation’s charity project to help victims and front-line flood relief workers in Jiangxi and Hunan.
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