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Mark Lee
이마크
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Mark Lee in October 2018
Born
Mark Lee

(1999-08-02) August 2, 1999 (age 21)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Other namesLee Min-hyung
EducationSchool of Performing Arts Seoul
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Years active2013–present
Labels
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
이민형
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Minhyeong
McCune–ReischauerYi Minhyŏng
Stage name
Hangul
마크
Revised RomanizationMa Keu
McCune–ReischauerMa K'ŭ

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.

Career

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] He advanced to the finals and performed an original song, "Drop" featuring labelmate Seulgi of Red Velvet, and placed 7th overall.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] In May 2018, he became a regular cast member on the MBC reality TV show It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.[12] 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,[13] although he would later rejoin the group in April 2020 after its age-based graduation system was abolished.[14][15]

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.[16][17] SuperM's self-titled debut EP was released on October 4, 2019, led by the single "Jopping".[18] Mark continued to promote with SuperM throughout 2020, through the release the group's first full-length studio album, Super One.

Discography

Songs

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[19]
US
World

[20]
As lead artist
"Drop" (두고가)
(featuring Seulgi)
2017 93 KOR: 46,443[21] School Rapper FINAL
Collaborations
"Young & Free"
(with Xiumin)
2017 31 6 SM Station Season 2
"Lemonade Love"
(with Park Jae-jung)
197 17 N/A
Soundtrack appearances
"Going Through Your Heart"
(with Henry)
2016 N/A Sweet Stranger and Me OST
"Dream Me" (나라는 꿈)
(with Joy)
2018 The Ghost Detective OST

Filmography

Television shows

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2017 High School Rapper Mnet Contestant [7]
Snowball Project Naver TV Cast member [10]
2018–2019 Show! Music Core MBC Co-host [11]
2018 It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets MBC Main cast Ep. 8–10 (Season 2) [12]

Music videos

Title Year
"Young & Free" (with Xiumin) 2017
"Lemonade Love" (with Park Jae-jung)

Songwriting

All credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association, unless stated otherwise.[23]

Year Song Album Artist(s) Lyrics Music Arrangement
Credited With Credited With Credited With
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
"Regular"

(English ver.)

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
"QTAH"[24] Non-album release Mark Yes N/A No N/A No N/A
"100"[25] 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"[26] Non-album release Mark & Taeyong Yes Taeyong Yes Taeyong No N/A
"Bad Smell"[27][28] Non-album release Mark Yes N/A Yes Czaer, Johnny No N/A
"Together At Home"[25] Super One Super M Yes Lee Sue Ran, Taeyong No N/A No N/A

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2018 18th MBC Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Music / Talk Show – Male Show! Music Core Nominated

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