Looking at the statistic, it is no deny that BTS and NCT are the two groups with the strongest album sales in K-pop today. From january to June 2021, NCT has sold 5,025,765 copies of the album, of which NCT Dream alone brought in 3,390,828 album sale with their latest promotion – “Hot Sauce” and “Hello Future”.
Regarding BTS, The physical version of “Butter” that was released in early July has sold more than 2.1 million copies on Hanteo as of July 23, combine with their previous album which brought about 2.403.862 copy.
With the same impressive results, It’s inevitable that BTS and NCT will be compared to each others. Most recently, a post on the Nate Pann forum title “NCT’s vocals are better than BTS, right?” has brought fierce debate among netizens .
Many comments say that BTS’ vocals can’t be compared with NCT – With strong vocal line from SM such as Taeil, Haechan and Doyoung. On the other hands, netizen who support BTS claim that the SM idol group has been using AR (Live Recording) and lip-syncs on stage many time. With that being said, each group has their own strength and vocal color, which their fans will appreciate.
“Compared to BTS is lowering NCT’s level”
“But does BTS have a proper vocal? How can it be compared to SM’s vocals…”
“Tell NCT to really sing live and then come in and talk”
“But honestly, isn’t NCT’s vocals better? It’s only natural that BTS’ vocals aside from Jungkook and Jimin to sing well, the rest of the members are average”
“Why are you comparing a group that sings live all the time with kids who only use AR all the time? Look at the cue sheets of year-end stages and you’ll know who’s live and who’s lip syncing ㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
“Isn’t that a natural thing. Anyone who looks at it can see that NCT’s vocals are completely overwhelming ㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
“Sorry, but I just need to go to YouTube to look it up and see that NCT is much better at singing ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
“NCT has to sing live for people to hear it before they can compare. Who ever compares humans to machines ㅠㅠ”
“Honestly, compared to BTS, any boy group’s vocals are better ㅋㅋㅋ”
“Fairly judging, Taeil and Doyoung sing much better than Jungkook and Jimin”
“Don’t SM idols only use AR and Live AR..?? As long as it’s live, compare it with BTS. They don’t even wear a mic on stage ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
“First place on Billboard doesn’t mean superior ability, why can’t BTS fans understand that? It’s true that their vocals are weaker than other groups ㅠ”
“To be honest, BTS is not as popular and popular as they are today because they sing well. Let’s be honest, in terms of both looks and singing ability, NCT is better than BTS”
“Taeil used to get into the applied music department of Hanyang University with a ratio of 407:1. The person who auditioned for the rapper position was Jaehyun SM and trained as the main vocal. What’s not to bash NCT’s vocals and Where can SM ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
“Looking at each pair in the vocal lines of the two groups, it’s enough to know who is better than the other: Jungkook vs Taeil, Jimin vs Doyoung, Jin vs Haechan, V vs Jaehyun… No need for Taeil or Doyoung, just me Haechan or Jaehyun alone are overwhelming enough ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”