NCT 127 sells record 2 million copies of 'Sticker', defeats Ateez at 'Music Bank'
KBS 2's 'Music Bank' saw NCT 127 and Ateez compete fiercely and both groups received a high number of votes
NCT 127 made their grand comeback with 'Sticker' on September 17, 2021, which also marked the official NCT sub-unit's third full-length release. It was reported that the group had recorded a huge number of pre-order as they became million sellers within 24 hours of its announcement. The pre-orders for NCT's 'Sticker' began on August 23 and the group recorded 1.32 million pre-orders on August 24.
'Sticker' also became NCT 127’s first album to have surpassed a million pre-orders. Since the release of the album on September 17, the group recorded another huge selling record with 2,152,399 copies sold out within a week of its release. NCT 127 has taken the title of "double million-sellers" as this number broke their own previous record, making them the first SM Entertainment artist to achieve such a feat.
NCT takes their second win for 'Sticker'
Music shows have proved to be a very healthy way that K-pop groups and acts compete with each other. On September 23, six days after the release of their album, NCT 127's 'Sticker' won at Mnet's 'M Countdown' against Blackpink Lisa's 'Lalisa', a song that powerfully dominated charts for weeks.
On September 24, NCT 127 recorded their second consecutive win at KBS 2's 'Music Bank' as the group competed against Ateez for the winning title. This was NCT 127's first time performing 'Sticker' as Mnet's 'M Countdown' did not have any new performances on September 23. The comeback show with NCT 127 was broadcast on the afternoon of September 24, where their song 'Sticker' competed against Ateez's 'Deja Vu.'
Watch the performance here:
Neck to neck competition
KBS 2's 'Music Bank' saw both NCT 127 and Ateez compete fiercely and both groups received a high number of votes. The total votes for Ateez's 'Deja Vu' numbered 4,335, while NCT 127's 'Sticker' got 4,784 votes, making them win by merely 449 votes.
Double congratulations for double million sellers
Fans complimented Taeyong, NCT 127's leader, and the entire group for recording 2 million sales for 'Sticker' within a week of its release. One fan said, "“Your efforts will never betray you. All your efforts will pay off” — Lee Taeyong, 2020. Congrats!!! Now your effort already paid off. Two million copies sold in one week? That's insane! NCT 127 is the BIGGEST HIT on the stage!" Another fan said, "Who is the leader of the group with 2.15m album sales sold in just a week plus royalties? congrats #TAEYONG and 127." While one more fan said, ""#STICKER The 3rd album" has surpassed 2 MILLION salles in only ONE WEEK, @NCTsmtown_127 becomes the fastest SM Artist to reach this!"
While congratulating the boys for their second consecutive win, one fan said,"Congratulations for your 2nd win!! a well deserved win !! Were so proud!!" One more fan said, "Omggg Another win for NCT 127 ‘Sticker’ Congratulations to our boys You deserved it. Let’s keep streaming and voting everyone!! Lets give them more wins!!!" One fan joked saying, "Arin's sleeve got stuck while giving the bouquet,,, that's the concept. The "sticker" is real."
“Your efforts will never betray you. All your efforts will pay off” — Lee Taeyong, 2020.— Rizal do 🔥 (@afrkml) September 24, 2021
Congrats!!! Now your effort already paid off.
Two million copies sold in one week? That's insane!
NCT 127 is the BIGGEST HIT on the stage!#NCT127Sticker_1Week2Million#Sticker_2MillionSales pic.twitter.com/75QGaCmGl8
who is the leader of the group with 2.15m album sales sold in just a week plus royalties? congrats #TAEYONG and 127 🥳#NCT127Sticker_1Week2Million#Sticker_2MillionSales @NCTsmtown_127 pic.twitter.com/2PeGulhmYV— lilay 🌹 (@DUALITY0NG) September 24, 2021
"#STICKER The 3rd album" has surpassed 2 MILLION salles in only ONE WEEK, @NCTsmtown_127— NCT Charts (@nctcharts_) September 24, 2021
becomes the fastest SM Artist to reach this! 👏🎉#NCT127Sticker_1Week2Million #Sticker_2MillionSales pic.twitter.com/xEdgjKaTqW
when you're the leader of the group who got— vics ♡ (@neotyongg) September 24, 2021
- 1.3M preorders (first day),
- 2.2M preorders (final) and
- recorded 2.12M sales in the first week#TAEYONG #NCT태용#NCT127Sticker_1Week2Million#Sticker_2MillionSales pic.twitter.com/iwDqq9yRkT
Omggg Another win for NCT 127 ‘Sticker’🎉🎉 Congratulations to our boys🎉🎉🎉 You deserved it🎉🎉 Let’s keep streaming and voting everyone!! Lets give them more wins!!!#Sticker2ndWin #NCT127 @NCTsmtown_127— ☆ Pammy ☆ Semi-ia (@brightmahae) September 24, 2021