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Seventeen sets record in K-pop history with ‘Face the Sun’

Seoul, June 3 (UNI): K-pop stage-breaker ‘Seventeen’ has become the second artist in K-pop history to sell over two million copies of an album in the first week of release.

According to Hanteo Chart—a top music chart in Korea—on June 2, over 2.06 million copies of the K-pop supergroup’s fourth studio album ‘Face the Sun’ have been sold in the seven days since its release. BTS is the only other group in Korea that holds the record of selling over two million copies in the first week. The figure—2.06M—also marks the largest first-week sales for an album released in Korea this year.

The band’s new album crossed the one million mark on the first day of release, far exceeding the benchmark with 1.75 million copies sold. Seventeen were also the second artist to reach this milestone after BTS.

With the latest achievements, all of the 13-piece act’s past six releases have now recorded over one million sales, with the last two releases selling over two million copies each.

Seventeen recently signaled their grand return to the concert stage after rwo years. The K-pop performance powerhouse will kick off their world tour ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [BE THE SUN]’ on June 25 with two consecutive dates in Seoul, followed by shows in 12 North American cities.

More shows are expected to be added to the list, including cities in Asia and a Japan Dome Tour.

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