NCT 127 Makes History as the First K-pop Group to Perform at the MTV EMAs

NCT 127 just made history. On Nov. 3, NCT 127 performed at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first K-pop group to do so. The group performed their song “Highway to Heaven” from their EP, We Are Superhuman, at the MTV EMAs.

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NCT 127 put on a stellar performance at the MTV EMAs

NCT 127’s performance at the MTV EMAs was historic. Not only did NCT 127 make history with the performance, the group also put on a great show. The performance of “Highway to Heaven” boasted incredible choreography and stable vocals from all of the members.

“In one particularly stunning moment, Haechan hit a high note that had everyone in the audience ascending,” wrote Gab Ginsberg in Billboard.

NCT 127 released We Are Superhuman in May 2019. The EP debuted at No.11 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. To date, it is NCT 127’s highest-charting album on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. “Highway to Heaven” was a pre-release single to the album.

NCTzens loved NCT 127’s performance

Before the history-making performance, NCT 127 walked the red carpet and were interviewed by reporters. The group also had the chance to meet other artists at the event. After the performance and red carpet appearance, NCTzens expressed how proud they were of the group’s accomplishments.

“Random thought but I’m so proud of Donghyuck. In the past, during overseas events, he was quiet and shy to talk and afraid to make mistakes but now look at him all confident going around screaming ‘HI WE ARE NCT 127’ and talking in English so comfortably, he improved so much,” a fan tweeted.

“NCT 127 achieved this year alone: a world tour, a comeback, invited on TV shows, countless interviews, performances on world stages, collaborations, THE LIST GOES ON Every single member deserves the world THEY’VE EARNED IT #NCT127 #NCT127EMAs,” one fan tweeted.

“You know what’s making me proud most?Everytime they’re on live performance,they do it perfectly.Every single one of them. No crack voice,always move in sync,their aura and their vibe scream ‘professional performer’…,” a Twitter user wrote.

NCT 127 will make history again on Thanksgiving

This is not the first time NCT 127 has made history, and it will not be the last time either. On Nov. 28, NCT 127 will become the first K-pop group to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. NCT 127 announced the upcoming performance on their Twitter account.

“We’re spending Thanksgiving in NYC! Watch us perform in the @Macys Parade starting at 9AM on NBC #MacysParade#NCT#NCT127,” the group tweeted.

SMTOWN also announced the milestone on Twitter and wrote, “NCT 127 will be the first K-Pop band to participate in the grand Thanksgiving festival ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’! Stay tuned for NCT 127’s parade alongside world-renowned artists, airing live on NBC on NOV. 28 from 9AM local time!”

After the announcement, NCTzens lauded NCT 127’s success on social media.

“Nct 127 first kpop group to perform at the ema’s Nct 127 first kpop group to perform at macys thanksgiving parade,” wrote a fan.