SM Entertainment is one of the Big 3 companies in South Korea’s raging K-Pop music industry. Over the last couple of years, K-Pop is dominating the global music scene. This revolution was mainly brought by the record-breaking septet boy band BTS but is now being catapulted further by other third and fourth-generation South Korean artists. Recently, NCT TEN has announced its solo comeback. What is NCT TEN ‘Paint Me Naked’ all about?
NCT is an ever-growing band, and probably one of the largest, in K-Pop with 23 members as of August 2021. The brand has members from all across the world – the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, South Korea, and Japan. NCT is easily one of the most famous third-generation bands in the industry. In order to ensure that every member’s talent shines through properly, NCT is divided into several subgroups – NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV. Some of these groups have recurring members. Otherwise, most of them have their own audience.
TEN is probably one of the most famous members of the band internationally. He is a part of three SM groups, including SuperM. This is not the first time that we are getting solo music from the artist. TEN made his solo debut in 2017 with SM Station. This is his third solo release via SM Station. TEN fans call themselves 10velys and are very excited for the new song – Paint Me Naked.
NCT TEN ‘Paint Me Naked’ Teaser Release – What to Expect from TEN’s Solo?
On August 3, 2021, at 12 AM KST, SM Entertainment dropped the teaser for one of their artists’ upcoming solo projects. This announcement left fans across the world very surprised, albeit pleasantly. SM Entertainment is known to be home to some of the biggest soloists in the K-Pop music industry. This time, NCT, SuperM, and WayV Member TEN will be releasing new music.
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Interestingly, SM Entertainment has left absolutely no scope for large-scale promotions before the solo single release. Titled ‘Paint Me Naked,’ the song is slated to release at 6 PM KST on August 10, 2021, in less than seven days. This song is exclusively a part of SM Station. In the past several artists, including Taeyeon, Baekhyun, and D.O., among many others, have released exclusive singles as a part of SM Station.
In the past, NCT TEN has released two songs for SM Station. Dream In a Dream was released in 2017 was New Heroes was released in 2018. Right before the teaser release, TEN had posted an image of an artwork in his Instagram account. Fans are now sure that this image was the first teaser photo. It is an abstract street art of human anatomy. The jacket photos released so far are intriguing because TEN can be seen wearing nothing but a metal mesh in these. It is still unclear as to what the song will be all about. Hopefully, NCTzens will find out soon.
Who is NCT TEN?
Well, if you have made it this far without much knowledge as to who exactly NCT TEN is, worry not, for we have you covered. TEN, whose actual name is Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul, is a Thai singer. He was born in Bangkok but moved to Seoul to pursue a career in music. TEN is a member of NCT and its sub-groups – NCT-U, WayV, and SuperM.
TEN was born on February 27, 1996, to a Thai-Chinese family. He joined SM Entertainment in 2013 after passing their global auditions. In fact, TEN was one of the first idols from SM Rookies to be announced as a part of their then-upcoming boyband NCT in April 2016. He was 21 years old then. Ever since his debut with NCT, TEN has established himself as a force to reckon with not just in the Korean music industry but also in the Chinese one.
It was in 2018 that TEN was announced as a member of NCT’s Chinese group – WayV. Later in 2019, he was also announced to be a part of the K-Pop supergroup SuperM along with legendary SM artists such as Baekhyun, Taemin, and Kai, among others.
TEN’s upcoming single – Paint Me Naked, will follow other recent SM Station releases, including Together and Tomorrow, both by EXO artists.
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