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Lucas Wong
黃旭熙
Lucas Wong at 24th Dream Concert 02.png
Wong at 24th Dream Concert in 2018
Born
Wong Yuk-hei

(1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 21)
Sha Tin, Hong Kong
NationalityChinese
Alma materTWGHs Yow Kam Yuen College
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • model
  • dancer
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocal
Years active2018–present
Labels
Associated acts
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHwang Uk-hui
McCune–ReischauerHwang Uk-hŭi
Stage name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationLukaseu
McCune–ReischauerRuk'asŭ

Wong Yuk-hei (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: , born 25 January 1999), better known by the mononym Lucas, is a Hong Kong rapper, singer, and model. He is a member of the South Korean boy group NCT and its sub-units NCT U and WayV, as well as SM Entertainment supergroup, SuperM.

Early life

Lucas was born on 25 January 1999 in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, to a Chinese father with Teochew ancestry[1] and a Thai mother. [2] He has one younger brother and attended Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Yow Kam Yuen College.[3]

Career

2015-2017: Pre-Debut

In 2015, Lucas was scouted by SM Entertainment, a South Korean entertainment agency, after passing a Global Audition that was held in Hong Kong. Lucas was accepted after only one modeling audition.[4] As an SM trainee, Lucas received training in singing, rapping, and dancing. On 5 April 2017, he was introduced as a member of SM Rookies, a pre-debut training team composed of young trainees who would potentially debut as idol group members. On 7 April 2017, Lucas made an appearance in NCT member Ten's "Dream In A Dream" music video. Lucas, whose mother tongue is Cantonese, studied Korean and Mandarin in preparation for his debut.

2018–present: Debut with NCT, WayV and solo activities

In January 2018, SM Entertainment unveiled NCT 2018, a project group for the expansive boy group NCT.[5][6] Lucas, together with Kun and Jungwoo, were the group's newest members. The trio were introduced in SM's NCT 2018 Yearbook #1 on 30 January 2018.[7] Lucas officially made his debut with NCT on 14 March, with their debut studio album NCT 2018 Empathy.[8] Lucas recorded three songs in the album as part of the sub-unit NCT U, including title tracks "Boss," "Yestoday" (both as NCT U), and "Black on Black" (as NCT 2018).[9][10] To promote the album, Lucas appeared on Korean variety shows Real Man 300 and Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean as regular cast members.

Lucas was featured on Taeyeon's song "All Night Long," a track recorded in her EP Something New, released in June 2018. The song peaked at number 72 on the Gaon Digital Chart. In November 2018, Lucas released the digital single "Coffee Break," with Jonah Nilsson and featuring Richard Bona, for SM Station 3.

In December 2018, Lucas was announced to be a part of NCT's China-based unit WayV, managed by Label V. The seven-member unit officially debuted on 17 January 2019 with their debut EP The Vision. Its lead single "Regular" was the Mandarin remake of "Regular" by NCT 127.[11][12][13] The following month, Lucas joined the cast of Chinese variety show Keep Running as a fixed cast member for the seventh season.

On 7 August 2019, Lucas was announced as a member of SuperM, a K-pop "supergroup" created by SM Entertainment in collaboration with Capitol Records. The group's promotions began in October and are aimed at the American market.[14][15] SuperM's self-titled debut EP was released on 4 October 2019 with lead single "Jopping".[16] On 5 October, Lucas had his first concert with SuperM at the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles, preceding a world tour with stops in North America and planned stops in Europe and Asia.[17][18][19]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon
[20]
"Coffee Break"
(with Dirty Loops featuring Richard Bona)
2018 SM Station: Season 3
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
CHN KOR
CHN
[21][A]
QQ
[22]
Collaborations
"造亿万吨光芒"
(with Angelababy, Li Chen, Zheng Kai, Zhu Yawen, Wang Yanlin, Song Yuqi)
2019 N/A Keep Running theme song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon
[23]
"All Night Long" (저녁의 이유)
(Taeyeon featuring Lucas)
2018 72 Something New
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Television shows

Year English title Original title Network Notes Ref.
2018 Real Man 300 진짜사나이 300 MBC Cast member [24]
Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean 정글의 법칙 SBS Cast member [25]
2019 Keep Running 奔跑吧 ZRTG Cast member [26]

Notes

  1. ^ The Billboard China Top 100 was launched in January 2019 by Billboard China.

References

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap5hQJNEuaU&t=602s. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "다국어왕 루카스(Lucas), 어설픈 태국어에 뱀뱀(Bam Bam) "잘 못하는데?" 아는 형님(Knowing bros) 141회" (in Korean).
  3. ^ 陳詠妍 (6 April 2017). "SM娛樂首位香港藝人Lucas黃旭熙" (in Chinese). HK01.
  4. ^ "'아는 형님' NCT 루카스, SM 오디션 합격 비결은?". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  5. ^ "[단독] NCT, 新 대형 프로젝트 컴백 시동…신곡 뮤비위해 출국". Xports News (in Korean). 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Three NCT Teams Debut on World Digital Song Sales Chart: Your Guide to Each One". Billboard. 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ "NCT Unveils 3 New Members; JUNGWOO, KUN and LUCAS!". SBS News. 31 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Global boy band project NCT on attack as full group". The Korea Herald. 15 March 2018.
  9. ^ "NCT U Shows the World Who Is 'Boss' in Charismatic New Video". Billboard. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  10. ^ "NCT U Say 'Yestoday' in New Music Video: Watch". Billboard. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  11. ^ "WayV_official". Weibo (in Chinese).
  12. ^ "SM "中신인 웨이션브이, 2019년 1월 데뷔확정"…NCT 대거 합류 [공식입장]". Osen (in Korean). 31 December 2018.
  13. ^ Herman, Tamar. "WayV Represents SM Entertainment's Goals For Global Dominance Through Cultural Technology". Forbes. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  14. ^ Jeff Benjamin (7 August 2019). "Super M, 'The Avengers Of K-Pop,' Unveiled By SM Entertainment And Capitol Music Group". Forbes. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  15. ^ "SM Entertainment and Capitol Records Team Up to Launch Super M". Billboard. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  16. ^ "SuperM Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'The 1st Mini Album'". Billboard. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  17. ^ Herald, The Korea (2 October 2019). "Q&A: SuperM answers big questions before its debut this week". www.koreaherald.com. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  18. ^ Yates, Jonathan (23 December 2019). "SuperM announce London O2 Arena show on world tour". getwestlondon. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  19. ^ SuperM_JP (13 February 2020). "2020年4月23日(木) 'SuperM We Are The Future Live'の東京ドーム公演が決定しました!". www.twitter.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  20. ^ Peak positions for songs on the Gaon Digital Chart:
  21. ^ "Billboard China Top 100". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  22. ^ Charted songs on QQ Music:
  23. ^ Peak positions for songs on the Gaon Digital Chart:
  24. ^ Woo Bin (3 September 2018). "'진짜사나이300' 2차 라인업 공개, NCT 루카스X몬스타엑스 셔누 '체력王' 인증". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  25. ^ Hwang Ji-young (18 July 2018). "[단독] 정세운·김도연·루카스·연우, '정글의 법칙' 합류". JTBC News (in Korean). Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  26. ^ "《奔跑吧》成员大换血 王祖蓝邓超鹿晗离队". Zaobao (in Chinese). 12 February 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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