NCT DREAM is making a splash with their newest album! On May 10 at 6 p.m. KST, the group released their first full album “Hot Sauce” along with the music video for the title track of the same name. “Hot Sauce” topped various domestic album charts including Hanteo Chart, and all songs in the album swept music streaming charts such as Genie, Bugs, and Flo.
NCT DREAM: HOT SAUCE
Since its release, the album has placed No. 1 on iTunes Top Albums charts in 37 regions including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Australia, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Peru, Turkey, Brunei, Ecuador, Russia, Israel, Guatemala, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Colombia.
Highest Sales For Any SM Entertainment Artist
China’s QQ Music has also certified “Hot Sauce” as a “platinum album,” which is a title given to albums that record sales of over 1 million yuan (approximately $155,700). The album ranked No. 1 on the digital album sales charts for QQ Music, Kuwo Music, and Kugou Music, the Album Top 100 chart for Japan’s Line Music, and the real-time chart for Rakuten Music.
NCT DREAM will hold their online comeback show on May 11 at 7 p.m. KST via YouTube, Naver V LIVE, Twitter, and TikTok. In addition to their title track “Hot Sauce,” the seven-member group will show performances of songs from their new album for the first time.
NCT Dream comeback as OT7
On May 10, NCT Dream held an online press conference to celebrate the release of first studio album “Hot Sauce,” which will mark the first full-length album of the group’s nearly five-year career. The album contains ten songs, including the title track “Hot Sauce.”
Renjun commented, “This album is special because it’s a full-length one that the seven members participated in. We’ll do activities that only make happy memories.”
Mark explained, “It’s an amazing song. It is the title track of NCT DREAM’s first full-length album. We’re trying this genre for the first time. Please listen carefully to the chorus that has signature sounds that resemble a spell.”
Jaemin added, “The title track is ‘Hot Sauce,’ and we directly expressed our intention to show a true, intense, and hot taste. The song contains a message that we’re going to show NCT DREAM’s unique charms, so please focus on the lyrics.”
NCT Dream surpassed one million pre orders
NCT Dream is now a million seller. As of May 2, the group’s upcoming album “Hot Sauce” exceeded 1 million stock pre-orders. It recorded a total of 1,078,843 stock pre-orders, proving their hot popularity even before their comeback. Not only did NCT Dream break their previous record, but this is also the first time they sold a million stock pre-orders.
The number of stock pre-orders is the amount of album stock that is produced prior to the album’s release. This number is the estimated demand calculated based on various factors, including how many albums were pre-ordered by fans.
“Hot Sauce” features a total of ten diverse songs, including their title track “Hot Sauce,” that shows the fantastic synergy of the seven members. Their title track is a hip hop song with Afrobeat and has a unique sound that resembles chants. It contains a message that they will show off their strong charms that are like hot sauce. Once fans get a taste of them, they will be addicted for more.
For those uninitiated, Mark was previously announced to have graduated from the group back in 2018. This was due to the team’s age-limited system. Given the system, 4 other members, Renjun, Haechan, Jaemin and Jeno would have graduated last year too. However, SM Entertainment announced a change in the system to keep the group fixed rather than have a rotation as originally planned. Mark was then announced to have rejoined the group, much to the delight of the fans.