In a recent surge of concern, fans of the globally renowned K-pop group NCT, colloquially known as NCTzens, are voicing their apprehensions regarding the perceived unequal treatment of one of the group's cherished members, Jaemin, by their managing agency, SM Entertainment.
In a recent turn of events, NCT's Chenle has provided significant insights into the motorbike accident involving fellow band member, Taeil. The incident had previously left the NCT fandom, known as NCTzens, deeply concerned after it was disclosed that Taeil had sustained a fracture in his right thigh. This injury has temporarily halted his participation in the group's activities.
K-pop's gigantic success worldwide significantly relies on the commitment of fans. But the rapport between entertainment firms and followers occasionally suffers due to allegations of exploitation. A recent controversy implicating SM Entertainment, a leading K-pop industry powerhouse, has ignited concerns over the reputed misuse of the passionate fanbase of the famed boy band, NCT.
With the recent TikTok dance challenges, SM Entertainment's NCT leader Taeyong and aespa's Karina stirred up fans with their impeccable moves and jaw-dropping visuals. The 27-year-old frontman of NCT, now making waves as a solo act, joined forces with the 23-year-old leader of aespa, marking a delightful collaboration for their followers.
SM Entertainment (hereafter referred to as SM), led by Lee Soo-Man, has announced the initiation of their new intellectual property (IP) strategy this year, featuring three teams including a fresh iteration of NCT and a pair of new rookie groups.
NCT's Taeyong is set to debut as a solo artist with his first album 'SHALALA' releasing on June 5th. Stepping out of the 8-year long successful idol career to a 'solo artist', all eyes are on Taeyong who is set to showcase a unique range of musical talents and performance styles.