NCT Haechan’s Evolution From SM Rookies To Multi-million Seller

Happy 7 years! Here’s to many more, Full Sun. 💛

In honor of his 7 years since debuting as a member of SM Rookies, here is a look at NCT Haechan‘s journey from a trainee, to rookie, to multi-million seller!

Haechan for NCT DREAM’s album Hello Future. | @NCTsmtown_DREAM/Twitter

In 2013, Haechan passed the legendary “Saturday Audition” thanks to his unique and stable voice.

Haechan sang Justin Bieber’s “Baby” for an evaluation while training. 

He sang “Hello” by Huh Gak for his audition!

Then on July 17, 2014, he debuted as a member of SM Rookies using his birth name Donghyuck.

Other SM Rookies members included idols who debuted alongside Haechan in NCT as well as Red Velvet‘s line-up and aespa‘s Ningning!

Haechan (second row, second from the right) with members of SM Rookies.

Haechan endeared audiences with his raw talent and bright personality. Even as a rookie, his confidence and wit made him a natural moodmaker!

Haechan being interviewed by Taeyong (left) and Doyoung (right).

He went on to be a regular cast member on Mickey Mouse Club with MarkJenoJaemin, and Jisung.

Haechan (first row, far right) with the cast members of Mickey Mouse Club.

The five of them were known as “Baby TVXQ” during their trainee days due to their high potential!

From left to right: Jisung, Jaemin, Haechan, Jeno, Mark 

In 2016, Haechan made his debut as part of the starting line-up for NCT 127.

Then he debuted again that same year as a member of NCT DREAM!

He was one of the 18 members of NCT’s full-group project, NCT 2018.

And made his debut in the rotational unit NCT U in 2019 with their ballad “Coming Home!”

He works hard as a member of multiple units, and continues to shine even more with back-to-back releases!

Haechan transitioning from NCT DREAM to NCT 127. 

He participated in NCT 2020 with the idol group’s current team of 23 members.

Haechan (second row, third from left) with the members of NCT 2020.

Haechan showed his versatility by providing his sweet vocals to the album’s ballad “From Home.”

And demonstrated his charisma and powerful dance through the hip-hop track “90s Love!”

He became a million seller thanks to the sales from NCT 2020’s Resonance albums.

And continued beating his record with NCT DREAM’s Hot Sauce and Hello Future!

| @NCTsmtown_DREAM/Twitter

This currently puts Haechan’s album sales at over 6 million! He once said he dreams of being a million seller, and now he’s smashed that goal.

On the anniversary of Haechan’s debut in SM Rookies, fans were showing their love for the idol.

Sunflowers are so proud of him and can’t wait to see what the idol does in the future!