NCT 127's 'Favorite' debuts on Billboard at #8, 'Sticker' continues to rule charts

NCT 127's 'Favorite' debuts on Billboard at #8, 'Sticker' continues to rule charts
NCT 127 for 'Favorite' concept (@NCTsmtown_127/Twitter)

2021 just might be the year for NCT. We first had the fixed sub-unit NCT Dream make history by becoming the youngest group to become triple million sellers. They were then honored at the 2021 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards by the Minister of Culture. And now the group’s first sub-unit NCT 127 is dominating domestic, as well as global charts like Billboard with their recent releases ‘Sticker’ and ‘Favorite’.

NCT 127 is making up for the lost time as they were pretty inactive after their Japanese release ‘Loveholic’ in early 2021. They now released the unconventional ‘Sticker’ which took K-pop by storm and then a month later released its repackaged album ‘Favorite’. We also had the members expanding their individual careers as Taeil was featured on Raiden’s first EP. The group’s leader Taeyong became a judge on ‘Street Woman Fighter’ while Jaehyun is the latest idol to portray a gay character with the K-drama ‘Bungee Jumping of their Own’.

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

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NCT 127 for 'Sticker' (@nct127/Instagram)

‘Sticker’ extends its record on Billboard 200

In the meantime, NCT127's latest releases are much loved by fans. With the release of ‘Favorite’ that crossed 1.1 million sales, NCT 127 has crossed a total of 3.5 million sales across all of their albums released in 2021. This makes them triple-million sellers of 2021. Last year, they were double million sellers with the release of ‘Neo Zone’ and its repackage ‘Neo Zone: The Final Round’. On top of that, ‘Sticker’ has continued to stay on Billboard 200 for six weeks straight with the album ranking #106 for this week.

They jumped 94 positions as they had ranked #200 last week. This has extended NCT 127’s record as the second-longest charting 2021 K-pop album on the Billboard 200 chart. The album is also #2 on the World Albums chart. It also became their first Korean-language album to cross 100k sales on Japan’s Oricon. NCT 127 are the 10th K-pop act to reach this achievement.

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

‘Favorite’ debuts on Billboard

‘Favorite’ on the other hand topped charts like Bugs and iTunes in 15 countries in the first 24 hours of its debut. Even the music video for ‘Favorite’ crossed 15 million YouTube views in less than 48 hours. Additionally, the album has also been charted on Billboard this week. All of the three new songs in the album entered the World Digital Song Sales chart. ‘Favorite (Vampire)’ debuted at #8, ‘Love On The Floor’ is at #17 and ‘Pilot’ is at #23. The title track ‘Favorite (Vampire)’ also entered the Global Excl. US and Global 200 charts. Additionally, the album debuted at #5 on Billboard Japan’s Download Albums Chart and #30 on the Hot Albums Chart. The title track also entered Top Download Songs, Hot 100 and Top Streaming Songs chart of Billboard Japan.

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