SM Entertainment Records “2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS” As Its Best-Selling SMTOWN Album
Cheers to another amazing record from SM Entertainment and its talented artists!
SM Entertainment will always have its impeccable presence in the South Korean music industry as 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS becomes the best-selling SMTOWN album.
As the agency sets a new milestone, SM Entertainment demonstrates its unequalled position in the Korean music business. The 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS album is the 9th winter album produced by SM Town, a musical collective for SM Entertainment’s performers. Released on December 27, 2021, the album included ten songs by SM Entertainment’s active acts, including H.O.T’s Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT, and aespa.
With a spectacular performance, SM Entertainment and its renowned performers ushered in the year 2022. In only eight days following its release on December 27, 2021, the winter album 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS sold over 410,000 copies. Specifically, as of January 3, 2022, the album has recorded 416,493 sold copies, making it SMTOWN’s highest-selling album ever.
SMTOWN winter album ‘2021 Winter SMTOWN : SMCU EXPRESS’ sold over 410,000 copies!
The highest sales record ever for SM season album and proved the SM brand power!#SMCU_EXPRESS #SMTOWN2022 #SMTOWN #2021_WINTER_SMTOWN pic.twitter.com/77QhdBjWAI
— SMTOWN (@SMTOWNGLOBAL) January 4, 2022
Apart from the tracks recorded by SM Entertainment groups, the 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS album featured special collaborations from the artists under the agency and had an unusual blend of abilities.
The 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS album includes “Dreams Come True” by aespa, a remake of S.E.S’ representative song. Other tracks in the album are “ZOO” by NCT members Taeyong and Jeno, WAYV members Hendery and Yangyang, and aespa’s Giselle, “Melody” by Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG, “Magical” by TVXQ and Super Junior, “Snow Dream 2021” by Red Velvet’s Yeri, NCT’s Haechan, Chenle, and Jisung, and aespa’s Ningning.
In addition, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s Onew, and NCT’s Taeil collaborated for “Ordinary Day,” while Girls’ Generation’s Sunny and NCT’s Jungwoo and Renjun joined through the track “Goodbye.” TVXQ’s warm pop ballad “DINNER,” the jazz version of “The Promise of H.O.T,” and “Hope from KWANGYA” are also in the winter album.
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment held a free live concert on January 1, 2022, to express appreciation and delight to the global fans who have been with its artists all throughout the year. The SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU EXPRESS @ KWANGYA was streamed live online for free on different streaming platforms, including special performances by SM Entertainment artists.
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