NCT DREAM became the first Asian artist to blast into third year on Billboard’s “21 Under 21” list.
NCT DREAM was named in Billboard’s “21 Under 21: See Who Made the 2020 List” and became the first Asian group/artist to make it into the list three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020, once again proving their global power.
“21 Under 21” list is determined by weighing a variety of factors, including metrics such as album sales, track sales, streaming volume, social media impressions and radio/TV audiences reached; company growth; career trajectory; reputation among peers; and overall impact in the industry specifically during the past 12 months. This year’s list includes artists like 24kGoldn, Billie Elish, Lil Tecca, NLE Choppa and Noah Cyrus.
This is what Billboard wrote about NCT DREAM, “all seven members appeared on NCT’s second full-length, NCT Resonance Pt. 1, which hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200 (and topped the World Albums chart) and was made with the group’s NCTzens in mind.”
Meanwhile, NCT DREAM dropped their album Reload in April and swept the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart in 51 regions.