NCT 127 Is 2nd K-Pop Artist In History To Chart 5 Albums In Top 15 Of Billboard 200 As “Ay-Yo” Makes Its Debut
NCT 127 has just scored their fifth top 15 entry on the Billboard 200!
On March 14 local time, Billboard announced that NCT 127’s repackaged album “Ay-Yo” had debuted at No. 13 on its Top 200 Albums chart (its weekly ranking of the most popular albums in the United States).
Although “Ay-Yo” was originally released in Korea and on digital platforms back in January, the album—a repackaged version of NCT 127’s 2022 studio album “2 Baddies“—had a delayed release in the United States. Due to this unusual schedule, the album was only physically released stateside on March 3—meaning that its debut on the U.S. charts comes over a month after its original release elsewhere.
With this new chart entry, NCT 127 has become only the second K-pop artist in history to land five albums in the top 15 of the Billboard 200, following BTS.
NCT 127 previously entered the top 15 of the chart with their albums “We Are Superhuman” (which debuted at No. 11), “Neo Zone” (No. 5), “Sticker” (No. 3), and “2 Baddies” (No. 3). “Ay-Yo” is their sixth chart entry overall (including “Regular-Irregular,” which did not break the top 15).
“Ay-Yo” also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart this week, in addition to sweeping the No. 2 spot on the Top Album Sales chart, the Top Current Album Sales chart, and the Top Independent Albums chart as the second best-selling album of the week in the United States.
Finally, NCT 127 re-entered Billboard’s Artist 100 at No. 9, extending their own record as the K-pop artist with the second most cumulative weeks on the chart (49 at present).
Congratulations to NCT 127!
Watch NCT 127’s Jaehyun in his drama “Dear.M” with subtitles below: