NCT 127 released their second studio album Neo Zone on March 6. The K-pop group then released a repackage album titled Neo Zone: The Final Round on May 19. With the two albums, NCT 127 surpassed their previous sales records and sold over 1 million copies.
NCT 127’s ‘Neo Zone’ landed on the Billboard 200 chart
Since their 2016 debut, the Korean band has shown impressive growth with album sales. Their first studio album Regular-Irregular reached No. 86 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2018. Then in 2019, their fourth EP We Are Superhuman debuted at No. 11 on the chart.
NCT 127’s second studio album Neo Zone surpassed both of those chart rankings. After its release, Neo Zone debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. According to Nielsen Music, the album earned a total of 87,000 equivalent album units, and 83,000 were traditional album sales.
With this accomplishment, Neo Zone became the band’s highest-charting album. The group also became the fourth K-pop group in history to ever break into the top 10 spots on the Billboard 200 chart with the album.
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NCT 127 became a ‘million seller’
Neo Zone has 13 songs, and “Kick It” is the album’s lead single. The music video for “Kick It” has over 50 million views on YouTube, and on March 27, the K-pop group won first place at KBS’s Music Bank for the single.
The band released their repackage album Neo Zone: The Final Round on May 19. In addition to the 13 songs on Neo Zone, the repackage album has four new songs including the lead single “Punch.” To date, the music video for “Punch” has over 14 million views on YouTube.
With Neo Zone and Neo Zone: The Final Round, the group earned the title “million seller.” By May 20, Neo Zone sold 817,666 copies. The group’s repackage album Neo Zone: The Final Round sold 400,987 copies in its first two days. This brings the total sales for the group’s Neo Zone era to 1,218,653 copies.
Fans celebrated the group’s milestone
After the band’s new accomplishment was announced, NCTzens all over the world celebrated. Fans posted congratulatory messages on Twitter and applauded the members of the K-pop group for their impressive success over the past few months.
“nct 127 million seller group nct 127 world domination,” wrote a Twitter user.
“‘Nct 127 million seller group’ just rolls of the tongue don’t you think,” tweeted a fan.
“Things NCT127 achieved during this pandemic: – Biggest debut by a boygroup on Gaon Digital Chart in 2020 through Punch – 1 MILLION SELLER – Earned roughly around 4 billion won in their virtual concert NCT 127 WORLD DOMINATION,” one fan tweeted.
“can y’all stop talking about nct 127 million seller because nct 127 is a million seller group and we all know that nct 127 sold a million but just bc nct 127 is a million seller group doesn’t mean we should stop talking about nct 127 sold a million,” wrote a NCTzen on Twitter.