NCT’s “Universe” Spends 3rd Week On Billboard 200 + NCT 127’s “Sticker” Extends Own Record In 16th Week
NCT remains a force to be reckoned with on the Billboard charts!
On January 11 local time, Billboard revealed that NCT’s latest studio album “Universe” had ranked No. 67 on the latest Billboard 200 (its weekly ranking of the most popular albums in the United States), marking its third consecutive week on the chart.
“Universe” also spent its third consecutive week at No. 1 on the World Albums chart, in addition to sweeping the No. 6 spot on both the Top Album Sales chart and the Top Current Album Sales chart. The album ranked No. 9 on this week’s Independent Albums chart as well.
Meanwhile, NCT 127’s latest studio album “Sticker” extended its own record on the Billboard 200 as the longest-charting K-pop album released in 2021. After debuting at No. 3 in September, the album has spent 16 consecutive weeks on the chart, ranking No. 149 for the week ending on January 15.
“Sticker” is only the sixth K-pop album in history to chart for 16 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200, and NCT 127 is only the third K-pop artist ever to achieve the feat. (The only other K-pop albums to have charted for 16 weeks in a row on the Billboard 200 are BLACKPINK‘s “THE ALBUM” and BTS‘s “Love Yourself: Answer,” “Map of the Soul: Persona,” “Map of the Soul: 7,” and “BE.”)
“Sticker” also came in at No. 4 on this week’s World Albums chart, No. 9 on the Top Current Album Sales chart, No. 9 on the Top Album Sales chart, and No. 24 on the Independent Albums chart.
Finally, NCT and NCT 127 charted separately on Billboard’s Artist 100 at No. 46 and No. 67 respectively.
Congratulations to NCT and NCT 127!