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NCT 127's 'Favorite' rules charts while 'Sticker' makes Billboard record for 5th week

The music video for ‘Favorite has crossed 15 million YouTube views and 1 million likes in less than two days
NCT 127 chart with two albums at the same time (@NCTsmtown_127/Twitter)
NCT 127 chart with two albums at the same time (@NCTsmtown_127/Twitter)

NCT 127 continue to prove that they excel in any genre they step their foot in. Previously, ‘Sticker’ aced charts as the unconventional title track turned heads with its unique flute arrangement. The song got them the most music show wins they have ever had while the album immediately topped charts and even made history. In fact, the leader, Taeyong became the first SM idol to have four albums chart in the top 5 of Billboard 200. And while ‘Sticker’ continues to rule, its reissue ‘Favorite’ is catching up.

After a month of promoting ‘Sticker’, NCT 127 announced that they would be coming back with a repackaged album of it titled ‘Favorite’. With three additional songs, the title track ‘Favorite’ is quite the opposite of the hip-hop song ‘Sticker’. ‘Favorite’ is an R&B song with a whistling hook as the K-pop group sings about being vampires in love. It has a strong pop-ballad chorus that calls back to the second-gen K-pop songs full of emotions. And in a day of its release, it has topped several charts.

Taeyong’s ‘heart travels the world’ as NCT 127 is No 3 on Billboard 200 with ‘Sticker’ 

NCT 127 'Favorite': Release date, music video and all about 'Sticker' reissue

NCT 127 for 'Favorite' (@NCTsmtown_127/Twitter)

'Sticker' and 'Favorite' dominate music charts

A lot of fans joked that the ‘Favorite’ comeback was too soon since they hadn’t even got their ‘Sticker’ albums. Well, no wonder both NCT 127 albums are fighting for the spotlight. While ‘Favorite’ is sweeping this week’s charts, its competition is none other than ‘Sticker’. For this week’s Billboard charts, 'Sticker' has continued to keep a hold over its ranks. ‘Sticker’ happens to be #4 on Billboard World Albums Chart for the fifth week in a row. Additionally, it is still on Billboard 200. It debuted at #3 and is still on the chart albeit dropping down to #200. This is the second-longest charting K-pop album in 2021 following TXT’s ‘Freeze’.

‘Sticker’ is also #12 on Top Current Album Sales Chart, #13 on Top Album Sales Chart, #34 on Independent Albums Chart, #9 on Hot Trending Songs Chart, while NCT 127 is #88 on Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart. On the other hand, they’re also breaking records with ‘Favorite’. They became the artist with the most songs in the top 10 of FLO in 2021 with all of the songs of ‘Favorite’. The title track of the same name peaked at #1 on Bugs, #3 on Genie, #5 on MelOn and #2 on FLO.

NCT 127 is also #1 on MelOn’s Artist Chart and Boy Group Chart. ‘Favorite’ also did well on international charts. It debuted at #8 on iTunes Worldwide Song Chart while the album debuted at #4 on iTunes Worldwide Album Chart. The album also topped iTunes in 15 countries and is in the top 10 of US iTunes. It has also had 200k sales on Hanteo Chart. Meanwhile, the music video for ‘Favorite has crossed 15 million YouTube views and 1 million likes in less than two days.