K-pop creators SEVENTEEN have become the 2nd artist in K-pop history to sell over 2 million copies of an album in the first week of its release.
According to Hanteo Chart, one of the top music charts in Korea, the data was made public on June 2, more than 2.06 million copies of the K-pop supergroup’s 4th studio album Face the Sun have been sold. in 7 days since its release. BTS is the only other artist in Korea who holds the record of selling more than 2 million copies in the first week. The 2.06 million figure also marks the highest first-week sales for an album released in Korea this year.
The band’s new album broke the million mark on its first day of release, well surpassing the benchmark with 1.7 million copies sold. SEVENTEEN was also the second artist to reach this milestone after BTS.
With the latest achievements, the 13-piece act’s last 6 releases have now recorded over 1 million sales, with the last 2 releases selling over 2 million copies each.
SEVENTEEN recently reported their big comeback to the concert scene after 2 years. K-pop performance powerhouse to kick off ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR‘ [BE THE SUN]’ on June 25 with two consecutive dates in Seoul, followed by performances in 12 North American cities. Other shows are expected to be added to the list, including cities in Asia and a Japan Dome tour.
Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN – comprised of S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO – have risen at the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and an unparalleled in-house creative ecosystem.
The group’s innovative structure is based on the interaction of three units: hip-hop, voice and performance. True to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers”, SEVENTEEN made history unpretentiously and became one of the greatest groups of all time thanks to their world-class synchronization, breathtaking choreography and his tight teamwork.
Moving at an unparalleled pace, the K-pop scene-breakers made their US television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in January 2021 and followed it up with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and MTV’s Fresh Out Live. SEVENTEEN’s 9th EP, Attacca, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Best-Selling Albums chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200.
It sold over 1.3 million copies in its first week of release, earning K-pop superstars the title of ‘quintuple million sellers’ as it joins their last four consecutive releases – An Ode, Heng:garæ and; [Semicolon]Your Choice-in selling over a million copies each.
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