Repackage album SECTOR 17 to be released on July 18
SEOUL – July 15, 2022 – K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN unveiled a music video trailer for “_WORLD,” the lead single from their repackage album SECTOR 17 set for release at 2:30 PM IST on July 18.
The trailer shows the 13 members’ arrival in an unknown place hit by a sandstorm, piquing curiosity in the full music video as the storm begins to clear up and a billboard sign that reads ‘WELCOME TO ‘_WORLD’’ is revealed. The second trailer is slated for release at 8:30 PM IST on July 15.
With three days left until the release, over 1.2 million copies of SECTOR 17 have been pre-ordered, while the music video for “CHEERS”—the group’s new unit track included in the album—has amassed over 14 million views in less than a week after being released ahead of the full album.
SEVENTEEN also unpacked a series of concept photos and a highlight medley video leading up to the album, gradually drawing listeners into the newfound world and a new beginning the act is marching into following their journey through Face the Sun.
Featuring 4 new tracks, SECTOR 17 is a repackage of the K-pop performance house’s 4th studio album Face the Sun released in May. SEVENTEEN reached a new milestone in K-pop history with Face the Sun, joining BTS as one of the only two K-pop artists to rack up over 2 million album sales in the first week of release.
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 rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The 13-piece act’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN have unassumingly become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. The performance powerhouse made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and MTV Fresh Out Live. The group closed out 2021 as the first-ever K-pop artist featured for MTV Push. SEVENTEEN’s latest release Face the Sun made its debut at No.7 on the Billboard 200, while claiming No.1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart as well as the World Albums chart. The release also marked a new milestone in K-pop, rendering SEVENTEEN one of the only two artists in K-pop history alongside BTS to surpass the 2 million mark for first-week album sales.