When countless idol groups debut and then disappear without a single sound public now wants a “Pro”. Seventeen has everything starting from a good song, skills to save the song and all the way to superior visuals. Many seniors including VIXX chose Seventeen as juniors who were catching their eyes, which is not surprising.
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”.
Kwon Soo Bin reporter of Seoul/News1Star: There is a name that always comes up among shareholders in the music industry. A name that has been mentioned every time one talks about the hottest groups - 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.
An industry official to News1Star said “Seventeen definitely stands out among other boy idol groups. 2 years into debut there is no other idol group with popularity on their level” “their ‘Pretty U’ sales and their current position are honestly surprising”.
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.
Seventeen’s current moves makes expect them to face current dominating top groups despite being from a small company.
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.
Their result as a one year old rookie group who came from a small company is outstanding.
Music industry officials are looking in positive lights at continuously expanding Seventeen’s growth