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Lucas 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 Chinese sub-unit WayV.

Wong Yuk Hei
Lucas Wong at 24th Dream Concert 02.png
Wong in 2018
Native name
黃旭熙
Born (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 20)
Sha Tin, Hong Kong
NationalityHong Kong (China)
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

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Early lifeEdit

Lucas was born on 25 January 1999 in Sha Tin, Hong Kong to a Chinese father and a Thai mother. He has one younger brother and attended TWGHs Yow Kam Yuen College.[1]

CareerEdit

Pre-debutEdit

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.[citation needed] As an SM trainee, Lucas received training in singing, rapping, and dancing. In April 2017, SM Entertainment introduced Lucas as a part of SM Rookies, a pre-debut training team composed of young trainees who would potentially debut as solo artists or members of a music band. Lucas, whose mother tongue is Cantonese, learned to master Korean and Mandarin in preparation for his debut.

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

In January 2018, SM Entertainment unveiled NCT 2018, a project group for the expansive boy group NCT .[2][3] Lucas, together with former SM Rookies Kun and Jungwoo, were the group's newest members. The trio were introduced in SM's NCT 2018 Yearbook #1 on 30 January 2018.[4] Lucas officially made his debut with NCT on March 14, with their debut studio album NCT 2018 Empathy.[5] 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).[6][7] 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 January 17, 2019 with their debut EP The Vision. Its lead single "Regular" was the Mandarin remake of "Regular" by NCT 127.[8][9][10] The following month, Lucas joined the cast of Chinese variety show Keep Running as a fixed cast member for the seventh season.

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR CHN
[11]
US
World
Gaon
Hot
"Coffee Break"
with Jonah Nilsson (feat. Richard Bona)
2018 N/A SM Station 3
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR CHN
[12]
US
World
Gaon
Hot
"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 songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR CHN
[13]
US
World
Gaon
[14]
Hot
"All Night Long" (저녁의 이유)
(Kim Tae-yeon feat. Lucas)
2018 72 N/A Something New
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

FilmographyEdit

Television showsEdit

Year English title Original title Network Notes Ref.
2018 Real Man 300 진짜사나이 300 MBC Cast member [15]
Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean 정글의 법칙 SBS Cast member [16]
2019–present Keep Running 奔跑吧 ZRTG Cast member [17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 陳詠妍 (6 April 2017). "SM娛樂首位香港藝人Lucas黃旭熙" (in Chinese). HK01.
  2. ^ "[단독] NCT, 新 대형 프로젝트 컴백 시동…신곡 뮤비위해 출국". Xports News (in Korean). January 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Three NCT Teams Debut on World Digital Song Sales Chart: Your Guide to Each One". Billboard. March 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "NCT Unveils 3 New Members; JUNGWOO, KUN and LUCAS!". SBS News. January 31, 2018.
  5. ^ "Global boy band project NCT on attack as full group". The Korea Herald. March 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "NCT U Shows the World Who Is 'Boss' in Charismatic New Video". Billboard. February 19, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "NCT U Say 'Yestoday' in New Music Video: Watch". Billboard. April 2, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "WayV_official". Weibo (in Chinese).
  9. ^ "SM "中신인 웨이션브이, 2019년 1월 데뷔확정"…NCT 대거 합류 [공식입장]". Osen (in Korean). December 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Herman, Tamar. "WayV Represents SM Entertainment's Goals For Global Dominance Through Cultural Technology". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  11. ^ "Billboard China Top 100". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Billboard China Top 100". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Billboard China Top 100". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  14. ^ Peak positions for songs on the Gaon Digital Chart:
  15. ^ Woo Bin (September 3, 2018). "'진짜사나이300' 2차 라인업 공개, NCT 루카스X몬스타엑스 셔누 '체력王' 인증". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  16. ^ Hwang Ji-young (July 18, 2018). "[단독] 정세운·김도연·루카스·연우, '정글의 법칙' 합류". JTBC News (in Korean). Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  17. ^ "《奔跑吧》成员大换血 王祖蓝邓超鹿晗离队". Zaobao (in Chinese). February 12, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.

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