NCT Dream will return with its first studio album titled Hot Sauce on May 10, its label SM Entertainment announced Monday.
The album will consist of ten tracks and will span multiple genres.
The subunit of NCT originally debuted as a group of teenagers – Mark, Renjun, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle and Jisung. Mark left the team when he turned 20 in 2018, but SM Entertainment has since changed the group’s age requirement, and he will return for the LP. It will be the singer’s first recording with the team since the group’s second EP We Go Up.
It has been about a year since the group’s previous EP Reload that topped major charts at home and abroad. It ranked No. 1 on iTunes top albums chart in 51 regions and with it, NCT Dream was included in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 for third consecutive year, a first for an Asian act. The group also ranked first on Billboard’s emerging artists list in 2020. – By Hwang You-mee/The Korea Herald/ASia News Network