NCT DREAM Makes Billboard’s 21 Under 21 Music’s New Generation List For Second Consecutive Year

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Scoring another global recognition, NCT DREAM was again selected in this year’s roster of acclaimed young musicians.

NCT DREAM lands at the thirteenth spot of Billboard’s 21 Under 21: Music’s New Generation List for 2019. It includes Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Mason Ramsey, and more talented young music artists worldwide.


The selection renewed NCT DREAM’s achievement last year. Moreover, they are the first Asian artist to be named in the roster for two consecutive years.

What makes Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list remarkable is how it assessed a yearly consumer behavior. Including album and song sales figures, streaming volume, social media indices, radio and television ratings, these metrics are used to evaluate the artists targeted by the age limit.


Screencap from Billboard’s website

In addition, the 21 artists who made it on the list are deemed worthy based on their achievements, industry reputation, and career stability.

Acknowledging NCT DREAM’s hard work in 2019, it has yielded a result which made it the best year so far for the group. Also, Billboard mentioned the success of the boy group’s recent album, WE BOOM, in July 2019.

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Ranking first in iTunes’ album chart over 27 regions, the aforementioned album also peaked at the top spot of Gaon Weekly Charts and QQ Korea Weekly Music Chart upon its release.

Meanwhile, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung has kept their stable spot on Billboard’s Social 50 at the 15th spot in the week of September 7. With this, they have been on the ranking for 37 consecutive weeks already.

Source: iMBC | Billboard

Image Credit: SM Entertainment


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