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Seventeen Earn Second No. 1 on World Albums Chart With ‘Teen, Age’

Seventeen told Billboard they expected 2017 would be a significant year for them and the boy band continues to prove that with a new, chart-topping album with 'Teen, Age' hitting No. 1 on the World…

Earlier this year, Seventeen told Billboard they expected 2017 would be a significant year for them and the boy band continues to prove that with a new, chart-topping album.

The 13-member group’s new full-length effort, 02: Teen, Age, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, selling 1,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen Music and marking the best-selling K-pop album in America this week. The LP also marks the group’s second-best first-week sales in America, behind June’s Al1 EP which holds their best sales week in America yet. The achievement also comes during a particularly competitive week among K-pop acts with new entries from Monsta X, Super Junior, EXID and Block B.

This is Seventeen’s first No. 1 on World Albums in nearly two years after their Boys Be EP hit the top spot in 2015. Seventeen has sent all of their releases to the Top 10 of World Albums starting with two EPs in 2015 with 17 Carat (which eventually peaked at No. 8) and Boys Be (No. 1), followed by two releases in 2016 with their debut full-length Love & Letter (No. 3) and Going Seventeen EP (also No. 3), followed by this year’s Al1 EP (No. 2). 


Seventeen now joins an elite group of K-pop acts that boast multiple No. 1s on the World Albums chart. With two chart-toppers, Seventeen is in good company with SHINee, Taeyang, f(x) and Girls’ Generation-TTS, who all have a pair of No. 1s. They are only beat out by Girls’ Generation, G-Dragon, EXO and Red Velvet (who have three each), as well as BTS, B.A.P and GOT7 (with four). Notably, Seventeen coming from Pledis Entertainment makes them just the third act in this list alongside BTS and B.A.P to not be one of the “big three” Korean record labels of SM, YG and JYP Entertainment that houses all of the other aforementioned acts.

Elsewhere, Seventeen make a big return to the World Digital Songs Sales chart with four new entries. Their best-charting song comes via their funky, rocking single “Clap” at No. 4 — the second-best selling K-pop song in America this week — followed by “Change Up” (which starts at No. 12), “Trauma” (No. 15) and “Lili Yabbay” (No. 20). The latter three songs were previously teased with different splinter units of Seventeen performing and releasing music videos for the songs in the weeks leading up to Teen, Age. Seventeen’s best entry on World Digital Song Sales is “Very Nice” which hit No. 2 last summer. 


Seventeen also return to the Heatseekers Albums chart as Teen, Age debuts at No. 8 on the ranking, their fourth entry on the chart that sees far fewer K-pop acts — though, this week remarkably has three. The LP is the 12th K-pop record to make it in the Top 10 of the Heatseekers chart this year.

The guys’ last achievement in an exciting release week comes with a surge up the Social 50 chart to a new peak of No. 12. This makes Seventeen the second-most active K-pop on social networks this week, only behind BTS who spend their 48th week at No. 1 on the chart.

Watch Seventen members S.Coups, Woozi and Hoshi — a.k.a. the Seventeen “leaders” — perform “Change Up” in a special performance below: