Seventeen Returns to Top 10 of World, Heatseekers Albums With Latest Release

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Seventeen arrive on the red carpet at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) at Asia-World Expo in Hong Kong on Dec. 2, 2016.

Once again, Seventeen is "going" to the top of the charts with another release.

The 13-member boy band's new EP Going Seventeen debuts at No. 3 on Billboard's World Albums chart and No. 9 on Heatseekers Albums making it the biggest K-pop album of the week in America. 

Going Seventeen is the band's third release of 2016 (following their first full-length album Love&Letter from April and its July repackaged version), but is arguably their most accomplished work to date. Various members contribute to the songwriting and production on every one of the eight tracks, with member Woozi even writing a few on his own -- all rarities in K-pop.

From the dynamic lead single "BoomBoom" (which is No. 5 on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart) that blends the group's talent for charming boy-band harmony with specks of masculine aggression, to other standouts like the sultry, flute-heavy "Lean On" and euphoric dance cut "Highlight," the EP spans a range of genres, sounds and sentiments. 

Going Seventeen continues the act's growing presence on the charts, marking their fourth appearance on World Albums and second time on Heatseekers Albums. In particular, the latest appearance on Heatseekers marks a growing stateside presence as few K-pop acts land on this ranking compared to World Albums. Going Seventeen is only one of nine K-pop albums to land in the Top 10 of Heatseekers in 2016.

Earlier this year, Seventeen made their first U.S. performance at the New York date of KCON at the Prudential Center last June.

See what it looks like bringing 13 members to perform on stage with a recent performance of "BoomBoom" below:


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