The album is officially titled, ‘Universe’
Boy band NCT 127 has some exciting news coming. The group’s main account and sub-units dropped a teaser image of their upcoming third studio album, titled ‘Universe.’ The image was of a blueprint on how to assemble some unknown machine, and was complete with all the gears and metal bodies. On the bottom right corner, we see the release date, which is going to be December 14, 2021, meaning we have exactly a month and a day until we get to hear it.
Their previous albums ‘NCT 2018 Empathy’ and ‘NCT 2020 Resonance’ were big hits, and ‘Universe’ also holds a lot of promise.
— NCT (@NCTsmtown) November 12, 2021
NCT 127’s recent win
The group won their third music show award for ‘Favorite (Vampire).” Their second win for the song was at the Music Score competition, and before that, the song arrived on the Top 15 on the Global YouTube Music Videos Chart. Their song was pitted against THE BOYZ’s ‘Maverick’ during the M Countdown held on November 11. NCT 127 was not available to collect the trophy in person, so the hosts decided to hand it over at a later date.
Other performers during the big event included DKB, DreamNote, LABOUM, bugAboo, BLITZERS, Billie, Song Ha Ye, Secret Number, ICHILLIN’, LIGHTSUM, ONEUS, EPEX, JUST B, TO1, Jeon Somi, and Cho Hye Sun.
SM Entertainment’s new plans
SM Entertainment, the record label behind groups like NCT, EXO, and SHINee, has recently teamed up with MGM Worldwide Television Group for an all-new K-pop audition group held in the United States. They are planning to launch a new boy band that will exclusively do their promotions in the US.
SM will integrate the group into the NCT family, which already consists of 23 members. So far, the sub units for NCT includes NCT Dream, NCT 127, NCT U, and WayV. The new team is reportedly called NCT-Hollywood, and for the first time, they are looking to recruit American males between the ages of 13 and 25.