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SEVENTEEN enters no.7 on Billboard 200 albums Chart

Boy band Seventeen’s fourth full-length album “Face the Sun” ranked at seventh place on the Billboard 200 albums chart, its highest record ever, according to Billboard on Sunday. 
The LP “Face the Sun” marked the highest spot for the 13-member act whose EPs “Your Choice” and “Attacca” came in at No. 15 and No. 13, respectively, on the chart last year.

The band has been eyeing the No. 1 spot on the chart, admitting its ambition at a media conference to introduce the fourth LP last month.

The LP sold more than 2.06 million copies in the first week of sales, a record among albums released in Korea this year, and made Time’s list of “The Best K-pop Songs and Albums of 2022 So Far.” It topped iTunes top albums chart in 22 regions and lead track “HOT” was No. 1 on its top songs chart in 26 regions.

“Face the Sun” has sold over 2.2 million copies so far, also setting a new record for the boy band. Billboard added that the album was released in seven different packages as collectibles, containing randomized merchandise such as photo cards, postcards and posters.  
During a press conference for “Face the Sun” held on May 27, member Seungkwan jokingly remarked “Let’s just say it, we want to reach No. 1” regarding the new album’s Billboard chart performance.
Seventeen debuted in 2015 and consists of 13 members: S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Jun, The8 and Dino.