The boy band’s electro/hip-hop/pop hybrid single debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s World Digital Song Sales chart giving the group their first chart-topper on the list. “Simon Says” sold 2,000 copies and logged 2.1 million on-demand U.S. streams (audio and video combined), according to Nielsen Music, for the week ending Nov. 30. It marks one of the band’s best sales week for a single, but the result does not surpass “Regular” which sold 3,000 copies when it debuted at No. 2 on World Digital Song Sales in October.
NCT 127 is now the 13th K-pop act to land a No. 1 single on World Digital Song Sales and just the fourth boy band. Among male outfits, only BIGBANG, BTS, and EXO have ruled the ranking. Among the boy bands, NCT 127 earned their first No. 1 the fastest after debut, scoring the top slot just over two years after their July 2016 debut.
The Seoul-based boy band now has five Top 5 entries on World Digital Songs and seven overall appearances including their new album track, the bouncy synth joint “Welcome to My Playground,” which debuts at No. 7 on this week’s tally.
Both “Simon Says” and “Welcome to My Playground” are featured on Regulate: The 1st Album Repackage, which acts as a deluxe re-release of the Regular-Irregular album. The new LP debuts at No. 15 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart to mark the group’s sixth entry on the chart.
Watch the 10 NCT members deliver “Simon Says” live in Korea on music program KBS Music Bank below: