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NCT 127 rules iTunes charts around the world with ‘Limitless’

By Faye / 2017.01.09
NCT 127 tops various iTunes charts with their second mini-album 'Limitless'.

NCT 127 sweeps charts in and out of Korea as they top iTunes charts from various countries with their second mini-album "Limitless".

"Limitless" was released digitally on Jan. 6, and it's already topping iTunes charts, according to Allkpop. It topped the charts in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Finland. It was number 2 in Philippines and Brunei. It reached number 3 in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan. It snagged number 4 in Peru, number 6 in Taiwan and number 8 in Norway. That makes "Limitless" part of the top 10 in various iTunes charts across the globe.

NCT 127 also rules the Pop Album chart in iTunes, topping the chart in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Brazil and Finland. "Limitless" is also in the top 10 of the Pop Album chart in 26 countries as well. In Korea, all songs in the mini-album reached top 100 in various charts, such as in Melon, Genie, Bugs, Instiz and Mnet.

For this comeback, NCT 127 added two new members in their roster, Johnny and Doyoung, making them officially a 9-member lineup according to Soompi. "Limitless" continues NCT 127's trademark sound of R&B and hip-hop, with its six album tracks. Mark and Taeyong contributed their own rap in several songs, such as "Good Thing," "Back 2 U," "Baby Don't Like It," and "Angel," showcasing their further potential in the group.

Their title track "Limitless" is composed by Kenzie, one of SM's famous composers with several hitmakers under their belt already (SNSD's "Oh," EXO's "Monster" and "Overdose" are just a few examples). NCT 127 continues Kenzie's reign as SM's resident hitmaker with the chart rankings of "Limitless". 

SM released two versions for the MV, with a "Rough" version and a "Performance" version. "Rough" shows the members in different outfits and sets while maintaining their 90s, old school hip-hop aesthetic while "Performance" highlights their choreography.

Watch NCT 127's "Limitless" music video here with the "Rough" version:

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