NCT Dream's 'Hot Sauce' album tops Japan's Oricon Weekly Chart
Boy band NCT Dream topped Japan's Oricon Weekly Chart with its first full-length album "Hot Sauce" on the chart's latest update made on Tuesday.
NCT Dream, the teenage subunit of SM Entertainment's NCT family, released "Hot Sauce," the band's first studio album, on May 10.
This is the second time the band has topped the weekly Oricon chart, after it first ranked No. 1 with its first Japanese EP "The Dream," released in January last year.
"Hot Sauce" also topped Billboard Japan's Top Album Sales weekly chart last week, as well as Japanese music services Rakuten Music and Line Music's Top 100 charts.
The album sold over 1 million copies within a week of its release as recorded by Korea's album sales tracker Hanteo Chart.
"Hot Sauce" is the first album to come from NCT Dream after welcoming Mark back as a member last year.
Before 2020, SM Entertainment had a system where members of NCT Dream would "graduate" and join another NCT groups — such as NCT 127" — when they turned 20. Mark had "graduated" from NCT Dream when he turned 20 in 2019 but rejoined the team when the agency ditched the system.
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