CMA Awards 2018
Seventeen Return to World & Heatseekers Albums Charts After Artist 100 Debut
The boy band become just the eighth K-pop act to land on the all-encompassing Artist 100 chart.
2017 may have been Seventeen's namesake year, but the boy band is proving that 2018 is shaping up quite nicely as well.
The group's new You Make My Day EP debuts at No. 3 on Billboard's World Albums chart. The set sold 1,000 in the week ending July 19, according to Nielsen Music to mark the band's fourth-best sales week in America to date. You Make My Day is the group's eighth Top 10 entry on World Albums among their two No. 1 albums making them one of the few K-pop acts to have multiple chart-toppers on World Albums.
The 13-member boy band also return to the Heatseekers Albums chart, with Day starting at No. 7 on the chart that sees far fewer K-pop acts. Seventeen has racked up six entries on Heatseekers to date with the group peaked at No. 2 earlier this year with their Director's Cut album in February.
Notably, these chart achievements come after Seventeen made their debut on the Artist 100 chart, Billboard's weekly chart that ranks the top 100 artists across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity. Seventeen debuted at No. 87 on the chart dated July 14, 2018 to become just the eighth K-pop act to land on the chart. Social activity was the overwhelming factor that prompted the debut as fans reacted to the band's album teasers that included tweets and Instagram posts featuring individual promotional photos of all 13 members, music video teasers and more.
While Seventeen has played around with several different sounds throughout their careers, You Make My Day and lead single "Oh My!" focuses on the energetic pep that's characterized a majority of some of the group's biggest hits. But there continues to be a fair amount of experimentation with the boys doubling down on a tropical-house sound perfect for summer in "Holiday" and "Come to Me" and craft a futuristic funk sound on fan-favorite "Moonwalker." Per usual, the members have a strong hand in production and writing the album with member Woozi co-producing five of the six tracks with he, S.Coups and Vernon working on multiple tracks on the release.
Elsewhere, Seventeen's "Oh My!" debuts at No. 6 on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart for their lucky-number 13th Top 10 entry on the chart. "Oh My!" sold 1,000 in the week ending July 19, according to Nielsen Music. To date, Seventeen's highest-charting entry is "Very Nice," which hit No. 2 in 2016.
Watch the band bring another You Make My Day standout, the euphoric "Our Dawn Is Hotter Than the Day," to life on stage below: