Artist of the Week: NCT 127

The South Korean boy band, which is a sub-unit of NCT, released their fourth studio album '2 Baddies' on September 16 and the group will perform at concerts in Los Angeles and New York to promote the new record.

AceShowbiz - NCT 127 is celebrating as it dominates music charts following the release of their fourth studio album "2 Baddies". Arriving on September 16, the project debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' Top Album charts in Mongolia and Uzbekistan.

The album also peaked at No. 2 on the worldwide iTunes album chart. It ranked among the top 3 in numerous countries, including Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and more.

In addition, the new record landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after earning 58,500 equivalent album units in the week ending September 22. It marks the group's third Top 10-charting effort. In October 2021, the boy band's "Sticker: The 3rd Album" debuted and peaked at No. 3.

"2 Baddies" consists of 12 tracks, including the title track, "Faster", "Time Lapse", "Crash Landing" and "Designer" among others. The former boasted itself in the top 10 on iTunes' Top Songs charts in several countries such as Mongolia, Colombia, Thailand, Indonesia and Uzbekistan.

Offering more details about the album, one of the group's members, Johnny. told, "Each song has more of a hip-hop sound than before. You can really tell how much time we took to make the album." He added, "The quality is very high and all our members' vocals are well-portrayed throughout the album as well."

"What's different is definitely for '(2 Baddies)', the title song, is going to be the performance in my opinion. There's a lot more smiling than the other songs that we formed," he went on elaborating. "I think our fans will really notice how much fun we're having while performing. That's got to be the biggest difference from the other songs we had before."

NCT 127 celebrated the album release by hosting a comeback show at KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center) 7Hall, which was live-streamed via Beyond Live. The boy band, which is a sub-unit of NCT, is also set to perform at concerts in Los Angeles and New York to promote the album in North America.

Of the upcoming gigs, Jaehyun said, "We're definitely excited because it's been such a long time since we've been to the U.S." He continued, "We've prepared that much for the concert and we're coming up with a new album, so I think that would be added as a new thing to do on tour."

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