Hot Sauce


  • I. Introduction

    Hot Sauce is the first full album from the NCT sub-unit, NCT Dream. It was released on May 10, 2021. The album contains 10 songs and featured 7 versions with each member on the cover. This album was the group's first release with 7 members since Mark's graduation in 2018, after the elimination of the age-based graduation system.


    II. Commercial Performance

    The album launched to high demand and a record for the group and its parent company SM Entertainment, exceeding more than 1.7 million preorders. The album debuted at #1 on the Korean Gaon Album Charts, with its songs charting on all the digital charts (Genie, Flo, Melon). The album also topped the Chinese QQ, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music charts and iTunes charts in 37 regions, including the United States. Within 1 week, the album had surpassed more than 1,000,000 copies sold on the Hanteo charts, becoming the first SM album to accomplish this in its first week. It also topped the Japanese Oricon and Billboard Japan charts. Additionally, it became the second biggest streaming boy group album launch under SM on the global Spotify charts. The title song debuted at #189 on Spotify's global charts, becoming Dream's first song to do so. As of June 4, 2021, the album had sold over 2 million copies, making NCT Dream one of only 2 kpop groups to sell over 2 million copies of a single album.


    III. Promotional Videos


    IV. Promoted Singles

    Title Release Date
    "Hot Sauce" May 10, 2021
    "Dive Into You" May 10, 2021



    V. Music Video

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    NCT Dream also collaborated with children's company Pinkfong to release a kids' version:

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    VI. Tracklist

    Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
    "Hot Sauce" Moon Yeo-reum, Jo Yoon-kyung Martin Wave, Tinashe Sibanda, Philip Kembo, Rosina "Soaky Siren" Russell, John Mitchell, Ninos Hanna, Yoo Young-jin Martin Wave, Bantu, Dr. Chaii, Yoo Young-jin
    "Diggity" Kenzie Kenzie, Jonatan Gusmark (Moonshine), Ludvig Evers (Moonshine), Cazzi Opeia (Sunshine) Moonshine
    "Dive Into You" Ellie Suh (Joombas) David "dwilly" Wilson, Wyatt Sanders, James Abrahart David "dwilly" Wilson
    "My Youth" Lee Ji-yoon David "dwilly" Wilson, Wyatt Sanders, Scott Effman David "dwilly" Wilson
    "Rocket" Jo Yoon-kyung Jonatan Gusmark (Moonshine), Ludvig Evers (Moonshine), Stephan Benson (Misunderstood), Jeffrey Okyere-Twumasi (Misunderstood), Realmeee Moonshine
    "Countdown" (3.2.1) Jang Jeong-won, Rick Bridges Jonatan Gusmark (Moonshine), Ludvig Evers (Moonshine), Deez, Bobii Lewis, Rick Bridges Moonshine
    "ANL" jane, ron, Grizzly, Daegam (Cracker), E. Do (Cracker), JUNNY, Aisle no2zzcat, Aisle, JUNNY, ron no2zcat
    "Irreplaceable" Cho A-young (Joombas), Rick Bridges Deez, The Family, Rick Bridges Deez
    "Be There For You" minGtion (ADC Music), JUNNY minGtion (ADC Music), JUNNY minGtion (ADC Music)
    "Rainbow" Jo Yoon-kyung, Mark, Jeno, Jaemin, Jisung Jurek Reunamaki, Rik Annema, Jurek Reunamaki, Cimo Frankel, Annie Schindel, Griff Clawson Jurek Reunamaki

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