NCT Dream Is The Only K-Pop Group To Place On Billboard’s “21 Under 21” List For 2018
NCT Dream has made their way onto this year’s Billboard “21 Under 21” list!
On October 12 (local time), Billboard released its “21 Under 21 2018: Music’s Next Generation” list. On its website, the media brand explained that the list was compiled by editors and reporters, and measures impact on consumer behavior using indicators such as “album sales, track sales, streaming volume, social media impressions, radio and TV audiences reached, company growth, career trajectory, reputation among peers, and overall impact in the industry specifically during the past 12 months.”
NCT Dream placed No. 20 and is notably the only K-Pop group to appear on the list this year. Other artists include Shawn Mendes, Khalid, Daya, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, and more.
Billboard described, “Since forming in 2016, the seven-member boy band NCT Dream has made waves in the K-pop world with its retro hip-hop and funk-infused take on dance-pop. One of the three subgroups of modular boy band NCT (the units often share members), NCT Dream’s debut track, ‘Chewing Gum,’ landed the collective at No. 2 on the World Digital Song Sales chart – the first of five singles on the tally.”
The description continued by explaining the upcoming change in the lineup due to the group’s age-based graduation rule. It also added, “In September, NCT Dream peaked at No. 4 on the Social 50, the highest rank for any NCT unit at the time.”
NCT Dream most recently released their second mini album “We Go Up.”