SECTOR 17 becomes their second top 10-charting album following Face the Sun
Nominated for Best New Artist, PUSH Performance of the Year and Best K-pop at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
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SEOUL – August 2, 2022 – SEVENTEEN have reached another career high with SECTOR 17 scoring the group’s highest Billboard 200 debut at No.4.
The album marks SEVENTEEN’s fourth entry into the chart and the first to land Top 5. With the latest charting, the K-pop supergroup is now the first Korean artist in 2022 with multiple top 10 albums on the Billboard 200.
SECTOR 17 tells the story of the idyllic new world the 13-piece act has reached, a place that is distinct to SEVENTEEN and compares to the highest peaks around the world. The lead single “_WORLD” invites the listener to also imagine and define their own ideal world without any limits.
SECTOR 17 is a repackage of SEVENTEEN’s 4th studio album Face the Sun which brought the K-pop act their first top 10-charting album on the Billboard 200. Face the Sun also rendered SEVENTEEN the second artist, following BTS, in K-pop history to rack up over 2M sales in the first week of release.
As they blaze through multiple milestones in their career, SEVENTEEN recently received three nods for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, being nominated for Best New Artist, PUSH Performance of the Year and Best K-pop. The K-pop powerhouse act will soon kick off the North American leg of their world tour ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [BE THE SUN].’ Starting with a show in Vancouver on August 10, shows in 12 cities are slated to follow throughout August and September.
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 4th studio album 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.