A reporter of one Entertainment said that "Seventeen has been putting an emphasis on debuting rookie idols. Seventeen is a measurement for popularity these days" Indeed, “Seventeen”-like, better than “Seventeen”, Seventeen has become a new criteria, appealing with their various colors.
As mentioned earlier Seventeen’s strength that makes every rookie envy is their diversity, diversity that is not only made out of numbers but the fact that all 13 has this fresh feeling to them while keeping the professionalism.
Yet a rookie but does not seem like one.
Seventeen has been making outstanding records; on 14th Pledis announced that “Seventeen’s first full album “Love&Letter” re-entered the Billboard’s World TOP 10 Albums Chart”. Topping the Tower Records chart in Japan two days before, also the day before they grabbed the first place in the national music chart. The sales of Seventeen’s albums surpassed 80 000 copies showing records that are unusual for an idol 2 years into debut.
MV for 아주nice reached 5 million views in just one week. With results that are shown on numbers and that makes articles come out every day, the growth of Seventeen is ’아주 NICE’.
We all know that with whatever song Seventeen comes out it won’t be weird as they can pull off any color adding their own producing to everything, as they wear their own “Seventeen” clothes. Isn’t there a joke that genre of Seventeen’s music called “Seventeen”.
Beating the worry about “too many members”, they gradually built their fandom with “Adore u” and “Mansae”, winning 1st place with their title track “Pretty U” of the first full album “Love&Letter” two years into debut.
Bursting with energy performances and refreshing songs that match their image all makes sense why one has no choice but to like Seventeen.
Showing off their ability to make their own song and choreography, rap all the way to producing they recently appeared on MBC’s variety program “My Little Television” showing their composing skills on a live show and proved their capability.
With already third solo concert ahead of them at the end of July they are building a solid fanbase. Starting from art hall to SK Olympic Gymnasium Hall and now to Jamsil Indoor Stadium they have been upgrading their venues with every concert, at this rate predicting to fill out the Gymnastics Stadium in near future.
It seems like every new idol group start at the same start line but the race situation shows the differences between them.
Lately it’s regrettable not to include these idols among “Top trend Idols” talk
“Trending Idol” “Refreshing Idol” “Universal Idol” “Self-producing idol” all these are about a group that have proved them by receiving a support of many fans, Seventeen. Seventeen who debuted in May last year just in one year moved up to a level of popular boy groups entering “Top trend Idols”.
Seventeen is well-known as “Self-made idols” members being involved in writing, composing, producing and making their own choreography.
They have been killing fans by making their own songs and directing their stages that fully show members’ charms and music that perfectly reflects fan’s needs.
Their recent promotions and upcoming tour definitely proves the recent “Trendline” EXO - BTS – SEVENTEEN. With previous hit songs “Adore u” and “Mansae” they showed an outstanding growth among rookies, with rapid growth of the fandom they held a first solo concert at the end of the last year and an encore concert earlier this year, showing their possibilities as trending idols.
Music industry officials are looking in positive lights at continuously expanding Seventeen’s growth
[SBS ’Inkigayo’ PD names Oh My Girl, ASTRO, SEVENTEEN & BTS as groups that attract his eyes]
source: xxwoozi via instiz, @fallinhosh, naver
i thought this was a nice article + it helps to kinda gauge svt's level of popularity inside korea