NCT Dream 'Hello Future' makes music chart history with over 500K sales on first day
NCT Dream has had a busy and successful 2021 even though the year is yet to come to an end. They released their first full studio album, 'Hot Sauce' in May 2021 which ended up on several huge music charts including two Billboard charts. Without much of a break in between, they’re back again. SM Entertainment announced a repackaged version of the studio album as ‘Hello Future’. The album as well as the title track of the same name broke records, especially on Hanteo Chart.
On June 28th, NCT Dream came back with ‘Hello Future’, which is a repackaged version of ‘Hot Sauce’. With 3 additional tracks, the album is an amalgamation of hip-hop and R&B. The original album, ‘Hot Sauce’ went on to have more than 1.71 million pre-orders making it the highest pre-order for SM Entertainment at the time. The repackaged version, ‘Hello Future’ broke records and made history as well on iTunes, MelOn and Hanteo, among other huge music charts.
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‘Hello Future’ breaks records
At the beginning of the month, Hanteo chart released their bi-annual report of global K-pop sales as well as the rankings of the top 50 influential artists and groups. Taking into consideration a lot of criteria like album sales, digital music data, social media data and media broadcast, NCT Dream ranked as the #1 group or artist that has contributed the most to the K-pop industry in the first half of the year. Hanteo also noticed that the industry's physical sales rose by 34.25% when comparing the first of 2021 with the first half of 2020. And NCT Dream played a big part in it.
As the most influential K-pop group regarding their activities in the first half of 2021, NCT Dream also broke its sales record. On the first day of ‘Hello Future’s’ release, there was a sale of 527,758 copies. It became the first repackaged album to have more than 500,000 sales on the first day in Hanteo history. It is also responsible for the second-highest first-week sales for a repackaged album according to Hanteo with more than 681,316 sales. Hanteo Chart happens to be the world’s only real-time music chart. And on its daily chart, NCT Dream appeared 6 times at #1 rank.
One fan tweeted, “Dreamiesss !!so proud.” Another tweeted, “wtf nct dream leading hanteo sales for 2021 in kpop industry!!! hello future of kpop indeed!!!” With the total sales of both the albums now amassed to 2 million, one fan tweeted, “NCT DREAM knowing their 1st Full Album 'Hot Sauce' & Repackage 'Hello Future' has now surpassed 2,000,000 sales on Hanteo Chart.” Another tweeted, “You see that it's legend.”
Dreamiesss !!so proud pic.twitter.com/lxFrTSBTif— Lexa reins (@lexa_reins) July 1, 2021
wtf nct dream leading hanteo sales for 2021 in kpop industry!!! hello future of kpop indeed!!!— yana (´°ω°)🌈 (@jaeminlannister) July 2, 2021
NCT DREAM knowing their 1st Full Album 'Hot Sauce' & Repackage 'Hello Future' has now surpassed 2,000,000 sales on Hanteo Chart#HelloFutureWith7DREAM#헬로퓨처_시즈니가_기다렸어 @NCTsmtown_DREAMpic.twitter.com/5a2xAUCBYu— 해찬의 sky ⛅ (@soraskai_) June 28, 2021
You see that👀 it's legend— chenji's mum (@xoxobhar) July 1, 2021