Mark Lee (singer)
Mark Lee in October 2018
August 2, 1999
|Other names||Lee Min-hyung|
|Education||School of Performing Arts Seoul|
|Revised Romanization||I Minhyeong|
|Revised Romanization||Ma Keu|
Mark Lee (born August 2, 1999), known professionally as Mark, is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter based in South Korea. He is a member of the South Korean boy group NCT and its sub-units NCT U, NCT 127, and NCT Dream. Mark debuted in April 2016 as a member of the rotational unit NCT U before becoming a member of the Seoul-based fixed unit NCT 127 in July 2016 and NCT Dream in August 2016. Mark joined the supergroup SuperM in October 2019.
2013–2015: SM Rookies
In 2012, Mark joined SM Entertainment after passing the SM Global Audition in Canada in 2010. He was introduced as a member of SM Rookies, a pre-debut training team managed by SM Entertainment, in December of the following year. In 2014, he appeared on Exo 90:2014, a reality TV show starring Exo, as part of the SM Rookies program, where he performed songs and recreated music videos of prominent 90s K-pop idols. Mark appeared on Disney Channel Korea's The Mickey Mouse Club as a Mouseketeer alongside other SM Rookies program participants in 2015. The show, hosted by Leeteuk of Super Junior, aired from July 23 to December 17.
2016–present: NCT and solo endeavors
In April 2016, SM Entertainment confirmed that Mark and five other members of SM Rookies—Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten and Jaehyun—would debut as members of NCT's first subgroup, NCT U. They released their first digital single on April 9, titled "The 7th Sense", in which he and Taeyong participated in songwriting. Three months later, SM announced that Mark would become a member of NCT's second subgroup, NCT 127, along with Taeyong, Taeil, Yuta, Jaehyun, Winwin and Haechan. NCT 127 made their official debut with the extended play NCT #127 and title track "Fire Truck" on July 10, 2016.
Mark joined NCT's third subgroup, NCT Dream, which consisted of members Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle and Jisung. The group officially debuted on August 24, 2016 with the single "Chewing Gum". The following month, Mark featured on Henry Lau's "Going Through Your Heart", an original soundtrack for the KBS drama, Sweet Stranger and Me. This marked his first solo endeavour since debuting in NCT.
In January 2017, Mark joined High School Rapper, a survival hip hop reality TV show which aired on Mnet. He advanced to the finals and performed an original song, "Drop" featuring labelmate Seulgi of Red Velvet, and placed 7th overall. In July 2017, Mark collaborated with Exo's Xiumin on single, "Young & Free". It was released through Season 2 of SM Entertainment's digital music project SM Station. The same month, Mark appeared in the first season of the music variety show Snowball Project. He teamed up with Park Jae-jung to release "Lemonade Love" on July 21, also through SM Station, which was produced by former labelmate Henry Lau and Yoon Jong-shin.
Beginning in February 2018, Mark served as one of the main emcees of the music program Show! Music Core; he left the program in January 2019 to focus on activities with NCT 127. In May 2018, he became a regular cast member on the MBC reality TV show It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets. In October 2018, Mark released the song "Dream Me" with Red Velvet's Joy for the soundtrack of the KBS drama The Ghost Detective. Mark was the first member to officially graduate from NCT Dream on December 31, 2018, although he would later rejoin the group in April 2020 after its age-based graduation system was abolished.
On August 7, 2019, Mark was confirmed as a member of SuperM, a "K-pop supergroup" created by SM Entertainment in collaboration with Capitol Records. The group began promoting in October of that year in the American music market. SuperM's self-titled debut EP was released on October 4, 2019, led by the single "Jopping". Mark continued to promote with SuperM throughout 2020, through the release the group's first full-length studio album, Super One.
|As lead artist|
|2017||93||—||KOR: 46,443||School Rapper FINAL|
|"Young & Free"
||SM Station Season 2|
(with Park Jae-jung)
|"Going Through Your Heart"
|2016||—||—||N/A||Sweet Stranger and Me OST|
|"Dream Me" (나라는 꿈)
|2018||—||—||The Ghost Detective OST|
|2017||High School Rapper||Mnet||Contestant|||
|Snowball Project||Naver TV||Cast member|||
|2018–2019||Show! Music Core||MBC||Co-host|||
|2018||It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets||MBC||Main cast||Ep. 8–10 (Season 2)|||
|"Young & Free" (with Xiumin)||2017|
|"Lemonade Love" (with Park Jae-jung)|
|2016||"The 7th Sense"||NCT 2018 Empathy||Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun & Mark||Yes||Kim Dong-hyun, Cho Jin-joo, Taeyong, January 8th (lalala Studio)||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Firetruck"||NCT 127||NCT 127||Yes||Taeyong, Jaehyun, Lee Seu-ran||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Mad City"||Taeyong, Jaehyun & Mark||Yes||Taeyong, Double Dragon||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Chewing Gum"||The First||NCT Dream||Yes||Jo Yoon-kyung, Moon Seol-ri, Jung Min-ji||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"My First and Last"||Yes||Jeon Gan-di||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|2017||"Drop"||School Rapper FINAL||Mark (feat. Seulgi)||Yes||Le'mon, Suh Chul Gue, Jeong Min Seung||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Baby Don't Like It"||Limitless||Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung & Mark||Yes||G.Soul, Taeyong||Yes||Digi, G.Soul, Taeyong, Tay Jasper, MZMC, Jonathan Perkins||No||N/A|
|"Angel"||NCT 127||Yes||Kevin Oppa (mr. cho), Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Cherry Bomb"||Cherry Bomb||Yes||Taeyong, Deepflow, Lim Jung-hyo, Oh Min-joo||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Running 2 U"||Yes||Taeyong, JQ (Makeumine Works), Kim Jin (Makeumine Works)||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"0 Mile"||Yes||Taeyong, Jo Yoon-kyung, Cho Jin-joo, Choi So-young, Park Yong-joon||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Whiplash"||Jaehyun, Mark, Taeyong, Doyoung & Taeil||Yes||Taeyong, JQ (Makeumine Works), Oneru (Makeumine Works), Xitsuh||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Summer 127"||NCT 127||Yes||Taeyong, $ÜN (Joombas), Bae Min-soo (Joombas), seizetheday (Joombas), CiaNo (Joombas), Kim In-hyung||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Young & Free"||SM Station Season 2||Xiumin & Mark||Yes||Jo Yoon-kyung||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Lemonade Love"||Park Jae-jung & Mark||Yes||Henry Lau, Park Jae-Jung, Yoon Jong Shin||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"La La Love"||We Young||NCT Dream||Yes||Shin Agnes (MonoTree)||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Walk You Home"||Yes}||Seo Ji-eum||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Trigger The Fever"||Yes||100% Lyricism, Hwang Ji-won||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"My Page"||Yes||Min Yeon-jae||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Joy"||SM Station Season 2||Yes||Cho Yun Kyoung, Isaac Watts||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|2018||"Boss"||NCT 2018 Empathy||Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas & Mark||Yes||Wutan, Yoo Young-jin, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Yestoday"||Taeyong, Doyoung, Lucas & Mark||Yes||Jung Joo-hee, Taeyong, Steven Lee, Cho Jin-joo||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Black on Black"||Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun & Mark||Yes||MINOS, Taeyong, Deez||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Go"||NCT Dream||Yes||Hwang Yoo-bin, Ji Ye-won (Joombas)||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"We Go Up"
(Korean & Chinese ver.)
|We Go Up||Yes||Kenzie||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Beautiful Time"||Yes||Seo Ji-eum, Kim In-ha||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Drippin"||Yes||Jeon Ji-eun, Hwang Seon-jeong, Kim Jeong-mi||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Dear Dream"||Yes||Baek Geum-min (Song Carat), Lee Soo-jung (Song Carat), Jam Factory, Jisung, Jaemin, Jeno||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"City 127"||Regular - Irregular||NCT 127||Yes||JQ (Makeumine Works), Moon Hee-yeon (Makeumine Works), Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Regular"||Yes||Coogie (ATM Seoul), Tommy $trate, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"My Van"||Taeyong, Yuta, Jaehyun, Jungwoo & Mark||Yes||Kim Dong-hyun, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Come Back"||NCT 127||Yes||Bong Eun-young, Ryu Da-som, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|Yes||Wilbart "Vedo" McCoy III, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Welcome to My Playground"||Yes||Seo Ji-eum, Ra.D, BrotherSu, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"What We Talkin’ Bout"||Up Next Session: NCT 127||NCT 127 (feat. Marteen)||Yes||Taeyong, Marteen||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Candle Light"||SM Station Season 3||NCT Dream||Yes||Hwang Yu Bin, James Eugene Burney II, Andreas Oberg, Sean Michael Alexander, Darren Ellis Smith||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|2019||"Regular"||The Vision||WayV||Yes||Tommy Strate, Coogie, Taeyong, Yoo Young Jin Mike Daley, Wilbart Mccoy III, Mitchell Owens, Yan Yun Nong, George Kranz||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Come Back"||Yes||Bong Eun Young, Ryu Da Som, Taeyong, MZMC, Deez, Michael Daley, Michael Jiminez, Jeremy Jasper, Walter Owens, Yan Yun Nong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Lips"||Awaken||NCT 127||Yes||Akira, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Jet Lag"||We Are Superhuman||Yes||JQ (Makeumine Works), Kim Hye-jeong (Makeumine Works)||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|2020||"Pandora's Box"||Neo Zone||Yes||JQ (Makeumine Works), Hyeon Ji-won (Makeumine Works), Kim Hye-ji (Makeumine Works), Taeyong, Johnny||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Mad Dog"||Taeil, Doyoung, Taeyong & Mark||Yes||Kim Boo-min, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"Love Song"||NCT 127||Yes||Seo Ji-eum, Taeyong, Johnny||No||N/A||No||N/A|
|"100"||Super One||Super M||Yes||Andy Love, Yoo Young Jin||Yes||Harold "Alawn" Philippon, Andy Love, Ryan S. Jhun, Yoo Young Jin, Jasmine Kara Khatib-nia||No||N/A|
|"The Himalayas"||Non-album release||Mark & Taeyong||Yes||Taeyong||Yes||Taeyong||No||N/A|
|"Bad Smell"||Non-album release||Mark||Yes||N/A||Yes||Czaer, Johnny||No||N/A|
|"Together At Home"||Super One||Super M||Yes||Lee Sue Ran, Taeyong||No||N/A||No||N/A|
Awards and nominations
|2018||18th MBC Entertainment Awards||Rookie Award in Music / Talk Show – Male||Show! Music Core||Nominated|
- Jeon, Won (December 13, 2013). "'SM루키즈' 마크·지성·한솔 전격공개, 안무가 토니테스타 극찬" (in Korean). MyDaily. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- Kim, Sara (October 4, 2014). "[어저께TV] '엑소902014' K팝 시험, 90 반갑고 2014 새롭고" (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- Hwang, Geung-ji (July 9, 2015). "디즈니채널, 한국판 '미키마우스클럽' 제작 'SM 루키즈 출연'" (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- Son, Ji-hyoung (April 6, 2016). "NCT U confirms lineup, set to unveil singles 'The 7th Sense,' 'Without You'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
- "NCT 127 전곡 음원 공개, 보너스트랙까지 총 7곡 수록". Herald Corporation (in Korean). July 10, 2016.
- "헨리X마크 '우사남' OST '니 맘에 들어갈래' 26일 자정 공개". Sports Dong-a (in Korean). Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- "NCT 127 마크, 고교 랩 대항전 '고등래퍼' 출전". 뉴스1 (in Korean). January 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- "Mnet 측 "'고등래퍼' 시즌2 확정, 올 수능 이후 제작 돌입" (공식입장)". www.xportsnews.com (in Korean). April 1, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- "엑소 시우민·NCT 마크, 'SM스테이션'으로 스페셜 듀오 결성" (in Korean). Retrieved June 29, 2017.
- ""눈덩이 출격"...박재정X마크, '레모네이드 러브' 오늘(21일) 발표". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). July 21, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
- "옹성우·미나·마크, '음악중심' 新 MC 발탁 [공식]". Herald Corporation (in Korean). January 26, 2018.
- "MBC 측 "NCT 마크 '이불밖은 위험해' 출연 논의중"". Osen. May 3, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- ""[공식입장] NCT 마크, 올해 마지막으로 NCT DREAM 졸업…졸업송 수록"". newsen (in Korean). August 26, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
- "NCT Dream Set New Album 'Reload,' Scrap Age-Based System With Return of Mark". Billboard. April 13, 2020. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- Halliwell, Kate (May 8, 2020). "How K-Pop's NCT Dream Became Too Big to Deny". The Ringer. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
- Benjamin, Jeff (August 7, 2019). "Super M, 'The Avengers Of K-Pop,' Unveiled By SM Entertainment And Capitol Music Group". Forbes. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
- "SM Entertainment and Capitol Records Team Up to Launch Super M". Billboard. August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
- "SuperM Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'The 1st Mini Album'". Billboard. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
- "Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean).
- "World Digital Songs". Billboard.
- Cumulative sales for "Drop":
- Cumulative sales for "Young & Free":
- "Korea Music Copyright Association. "마크 on KOMCA"". KOMCA. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
- "Watch: NCT's Mark And Johnny Show Their Songwriting Talents With New Track "QTAH (Quality Time At Home)"". Soompi. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
- "KBS 게시판". KBS (in Korean). Retrieved September 9, 2020.
- "※최초 공개※ 멋있다♥ 태용x마크의 미공개 곡! 'The Himalayas'♬". JTBC (in Korean). August 29, 2020. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
- "[유희열의 스케치북] SuperM, 숨겨진 내면의 야수성 폭발 무대 ♬ 호랑이". news.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved September 14, 2020.
- "나쁜 냄새?! 맡고 짓는 표정의 영감을 받아 만든 마크의 bad smell [유희열의 스케치북/You Heeyeol's Sketchbook] 20200911".
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