Sungchan and Shotaro are leaving
On May 24, SM released a shocking statement to its
SNS to announce the departure of Sungchan and Shotaro from NCT.
Read their statement:
This is SM Entertainment.
First and foremost, we would like express our sincerest gratitude to all the fans who love and support NCT. Below is our announcement that informs you on the future plans of SUNGCHAN and SHOTARO. As NCT members, SUNGCHAN and SHOTARO have presented wondrous performances. However, they will be closing their chapter with NCT and debuting in a new boy group that will launch in 2023. We express our deepest apologies and appreciation for the fans that have been supporting and eagerly waiting for them to debut as part of a new NCT group. After careful consideration and discussion with SUNGCHAN and SHOTARO in preparation of SM 3.0, we have come to a decision that would best reflect the artists’ thoughts and each of the group’s artistic and musical direction. We ask for your kind understanding and support for SUNGCHAN and SHOTARO as they begin a new chapter. NCT’s newest group will become the final group to be a part of NCT’s infinite expansion, so we aim to launch one with a distinctive worldview that is truly representative of a regional identity. In alignment with this, we will be increasing the number of Japanese members, unveiling new members and sharing their debut journey with the fans. We will provide full support for not only the NCT members but also for SUNGCHAN and SHOTARO. We ask once again that fans show continuous and unwavering love and support for their future endeavors. Thank you.
Sungchan and Shotaro first joined NCT as members in 2020. Many fans were surprised by the announcement but happy to learn the members talent won’t go to waste as it appears they’re making their debut in another group soon.
Wishing all the best for Sungchan and Shotaro on their new start!
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