NCT 127's "Sticker" not only broke the boy group's first-day sales record on the Hanteo Chart, but it also surpassed the sixth-highest first-day sales among K-pop groups in history.
On Sept. 17, NCT 127's new album "Sticker" was officially released on various offline and online stores. Hanteo then started to tally the copies sold after the album was dropped at 1 p.m. KST.
"Sticker" has a total of 11 songs, including the title track of the same name and the popular B-side song "Lemonade."
How big is NCT 127 Sticker First-Day Sales Count on the Hanteo Chart?
According to SM Entertainment, on Sept. 18, NCT 127's third full album, "Sticker," rose to the top spot of Hanteo's daily album chart for Sept. 17.
NCT 127's "Sticker" first-day sales reached more than 760,000 copies on the Hanteo Chart. To be precise, a total of 760,902 copies were sold in one day alone.
"Sticker" becomes the NCT sub-unit's first album to sell more than 300,000 copies on the first day after its release.
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NCT 127's previous first-day sales record on Hanteo was only 207,920 copies, achieved by "Neo Zone: The Final Round."
This goes to show that NCT 127's new album "Sticker" has broken the group's record for their highest first-day sales on the Hanteo Chart.
In addition to topping Hanteo on Sept. 17, SM Entertainment announced that NCT 127's "Sticker" also ranked first on other various album charts, including Synnara Records and Hot Tracks.
NCT 127 Sticker Sets New Sixth Highest First-Day Sales Record on Hanteo Chart in History
NCT 127 "Sticker" first-day sales count is also now the sixth-highest record among K-pop groups in Hanteo history.
"Sticker" has surpassed "Bambi" by EXO Baekhyun that sold a total of 760,154 copies on Hanteo on the first day after its release.
Comparing the first-day sales of "Sticker" and "Bambi," the difference is only less than 750 copies.
In addition to this, NCT 127 becomes the fourth K-pop artist to sell more than 700,000 copies on Hanteo on the first day in history.
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The only other K-pop artists to record over 700,000 copies in one day alone are BTS, SEVENTEEN, and EXO Baekhyun.
Moreover, NCT 127's new album "Sticker" becomes the sixth album in history to achieve this milestone.
The previous K-pop albums to do so are BTS's albums: "MAP OF THE SOUL: 7," "BE," "Butter," and "MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA," as well as SEVENTEEN's "Your Choice" and EXO Baekhyun's "Bambi."
Congratulations to NCT 127 on their remarkable achievement on the Hanteo Chart!
NCT 127 Sticker Ranks First on Albums Charts in China and Japan
NCT 127's new album "Sticker" not only saw success in South Korea but also in neighboring countries such as China and Japan.
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At approximately 11:30 a.m. KST on Sept. 18, more than 40,000 digital copies of "Sticker" have been sold in China.
NCT 127's "Sticker" also ranked first on China's QQ Music Digital Album Chart as of today and earned a "Platinum" certification for selling more than one million yuan in albums.
In Japan, "Sticker" placed first on Line Music Albums Top 100 Chart and Rakuten Music's real-time rankings.
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Written by Mhaliya Scott