Face the Sun, the fourth full-length album by K-pop boy group Seventeen, sold over 2 million copies in the first week of its release, all of which were released this year. A record for albums. The agency of the group has given this information. Hantio, a local album sales tracker by Pledis Entertainment, quoted chart figures as saying, “‘Face the Sun’ has sold 2,067,769 units across music stores a week ago. ,
According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, this was the first week sales of all the albums released this year so far, quoting Pledis. The album was widely expected to be a huge hit, as it sold 1.75 million copies on the day of its release. ‘Face the Sun’ has become the band’s sixth album to have sold over 1 million copies with their third full-length album, ‘An Ode’, the first to be released in September 2019.
“BTS and Seventeen are the only artists in K-pop history to have made over 1 million copies on the first day of an album release and over 2 million in a week,” Pledis said in a release. ‘Face the Sun’, which depicts the band’s hope of becoming a current presence like the Sun in the world. In total, it contains nine group songs without singles or unit numbers.
Debuting in May 2015, Seventeen has become one of the top K-pop groups with hits such as ‘Very Nice’, ‘Pretty You’, ‘Oh My!’.