Cover of We Boom
We Boom is the third EP by NCT Dream, a sub-unit of NCT. It was released on July 26, 2019 with the lead track "Boom."
II. Background and Release
Boom continued the ongoing maturation of NCT Dream's music and image to better reflect the group's ages. It was their first release without member Mark, who graduated from the unit based on the group's system of graduation upon adulthood. The EP included six tracks and was the first release to not include any Chinese versions of songs. The album was announced on July 8, 2019, with the album and lead single names revealed on July 17. Teasers were released until the launch of the music video for lead single, "Boom" and the album. "Boom" was performed with the B-side "Stronger" in Korean music show appearances.
|Baek Geum-min (Song Carat), Lee Soo-jung (Song Carat), Kim Min-ji||Cedric "Dabenchwarma" Smith (3Sixty), Kenyon "KC" Moore (3Sixty), Yoo Young-jin, Curtis Richardson (WayBetta), Adien Lewis (WayBetta), Ryan S. Jhun||3Sixty, Yoo Young-jin, WayBetta, Ryan S. Jhun||3:15|
|Hwang Yoo-bin, MQ (BeatBurger)||Bobii Lewis, Deez, Sonny J Mason||Sonny J Mason, Deez||3:26|
|Baek Geum-min(Song Carat), Lee Soo-jung (Song Carat), Jeno, Jaemin||Jonatan Gusmark (Moonshine), Ludvig Evers (Moonshine), Cazzi Opeia (Sunshine), Ellen Berg Tollbom (Sunshine)||Moonshine||3:59|
"Bye My First..."
|Ryu Da-Som, Kim Eun-joo, Jeno, Jaemin, Jisung||Benjamin Ingrosso, Livvi Franc, LouisSchoorl||Louis Schoorl||3:27|
|Le'mon (Joombas), Jeno, Jaemin, Jisung||Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Anthony Russo, MZMC||Jamil "Digi" Chammas||3:24|
|Kyung Jin-hee, Jang Jung-won, Jeno||David Fremberg, Andreas Stone Johansson||David Fremberg, Andreas Stone Johansson||3:44|
IV. Spotify Playlist
Boom Dance Practices:
Behind the Scenes
Boom - Music Bank - July 26, 2019
Stronger and Boom - Music Bank - October 4, 2019
Intro + Boom - 2019 KBS Song Festival - December 27, 2019
Stronger and Boom - Gaon Music Awards - January 8, 2020
Go + We Go Up + Boom - Seoul Music Awards - January 30, 2020
VI. Concept Pictures
The EP became the group’s third release to top the Korean Gaon Album Chart and the first to receive a Platinum certificate by KMCA, and the best selling release by any NCT unit to that date. It also performed well in the US, becoming their second and third top ten entry on the Billboard World Albums and Billboard Heatseekers Albums respectively. It also reached #16 on the Japanese Oricon charts. The album also charted in France and Hungary.
The lead single "Boom" peaked at #90 on the Gaon Digital Chart and #6 on the U.S. World Songs chart. The song became the unit's first entry on the New Zealand Hot Singles chart, debuting at #40. MTV and Refinery29 listed songs off the album in their best K-pop songs of the year.
We Boom won the Album Bonsang at the 34th Golden Disc Awards and was nominated for an Album Daesang.