K-pop boy band Seventeen debuted at No. 7 on Billboard 200 with their fourth studio album “Face the Sun” amid the group’s goal to reach No. 1.
This is Seventeen’s highest debut ranking on Billboard 200 and their first time to land in the top 10 after “Your Choice” placed 15th and “Attacca” grabbed 13th place.
According to Billboard, “Face the Sun,” which was released on May 27, debuted at No. 7 on Billboard 200 with 44,000 equivalent album units earned in the US consisting of 42,000 in album sales, streaming equivalent album (SEA) units of 2,000 or 2.71 million on-demand official streams of the songs in the album, and track equivalent album (TEA) units that “comprise a negligible sum.”
“Face the Sun” sold 2.06 million copies in the first week of release, according to Korea’s Hanteo Chart.
With this, Seventeen emerged as the second artist in K-pop history to garner at least 2 million copies in album sales in the first week of release following BTS. This is the sixth consecutive time that Seventeen became a “million seller.”
Joshua and Seungkwan said they wanted Seventeen to top the Billboard charts this time through the new album.
“We ranked 13th place on the Billboard 200 for ‘Attacca.’ That was a new record for us. To be completely honest, I hope we can go even higher than the last album with our fourth studio album 'Face the Sun,'" said Joshua.
Seungkwan pleaded and said he really is aiming for Seventeen to be No. 1 on Billboard.
“I’ve been saying that we want to enter the Billboard charts since ‘Your Choice.’ I just want to say that I want to top the Billboard chart this time. We’ve been also shown the celebration that we are going to do when we top the chart. Just really want to top the chart just once please!” he said.