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SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) is a 13-member boy group under Pledis Entertainment. They officially debuted on May 26, 2015 with the mini album 17 Carat.

The group is made up of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. They are known as a self-producing idol group as they are involved in composition and production of their own discography and choreography.



In December 2012, it was announced that a seventeen member boy group will soon debut under the name SEVENTEEN with an average age of 17.[2] The TV show, Seventeen TV will show the members of the group going through their training and debut preparations as well as their everyday lives. The show started broadcasting in January 2013 and ended in August 2014 with five seasons. SEVENTEEN also appeared in the reality TV show Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan, broadcast on MBC between May 2–26, 2015, where the members had completed missions while being split into a hip-hop unit, a vocal unit, and a performance unit.[3]

2015: Debut with 17 Carat, Boys Be and "Q&A"

Promo for 17 Carat

On May 26, the group made their debut with a live showcase televised by broadcasting network MBC. They had a one-hour live showcase, with their label mates, After School's Raina and Lizzy, as MC, on a major broadcasting network, the first for any K-pop group.[4][5] Three days later, the group released their debut mini album 17 Carat with the title song "Adore U", which was described as a funky pop song about a teenage boy trying to navigate through puppy love. The song marks the beginning of the group's trilogy and represents a boy meeting a girl. Members Woozi helped to write and produce all of the tracks on the mini album, while Hoshi created the choreography for the pre-release “Shining Diamond” and the title track “Adore U". The song was critically acclaimed charting high with various reviews noting as a group to watch in 2015.

On August 31, the group revealed a new image through their social media accounts that look like a cellphone display that has SEVENTEEN as its wallpaper with the time and date in the cellphone display at 12:00 on Tuesday, September 10 announcing their comeback.[6] After multiple teasers, the group made their comeback with their second mini album Boys Be with the title song "Mansae". The mini album was available in two different versions titled “Hide” and “Seek.” with the group portraying a day and night hide-and-seek concept. Woozi has been revealed to have produced the whole album and other various members directly participated in the album process. The title song "Mansae" is described as having funky guitars, feel-good harmonies, and entertaining rap lines that lyrically describes the feelings of a boy who has a crush and is trying to get her attention. The song is composed by group members Woozi, S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon with Hoshi choreographing and is part two of the trilogy that represents a boy falling in love with a girl. It was critically acclaimed by critics, noting the group maintaining the self-producing image and hit songs.

Group photo for "Q&A"

On November 30, it was announced that members Woozi, Vernon, and S.Coups will be collaborating with singer Ailee for the song "Q&A".[7] On December 4, the digital single was released and was described as having a trendy melody and simple lyrics. The song is about the common but delicate feelings between a man and a woman under the concept of questions and answers with critics noting the member's rap and singing skills going perfectly with Ailee's strong vocals, making for a cute and unique song.

2016: First 'Love & Letter', First Asia Tour and Going Seventeen

On April 11 at midnight KST, the group uploaded nine images to their official Instagram that when viewed together form a photo of a message in a bottle, floating at sea with the caption announcing that the group will be making a comeback with their first studio album.[8] After multiple teasers, on April 25, the group released the album First 'Love & Letter' with the title song "Pretty U". The album was released in 'Love' and 'Letter' versions, similarly to their second mini album. The album had previously unreleased songs that were heard only in concerts, as well as reworked tracks of "Mansae," "Adore U" and "Shining Diamond," all by different sub units. All the members largely created the album, writing or co-writing every track, and composing or co-composing almost every track. It was announced that around 150,000 copies of their album have been pre-ordered.[9] The album also tops pre-order sales charts in Japan’s Tower Record and HMV with both versions of their album, even though the group has not officially debuted or promoted in Japan. The title song, "Pretty U" is described as a bright, energetic pop tune with the melody having a 1980's throwback feel. Lyrically, it talks about a witty boy's overflowing heart for a girl. It's the final part of the group's trilogy that represents a boy confessing to a girl. The song was met with critical acclaim, topping high on various charts and finally managed to win their first music show on Show Champion.[10]

Promo photo for Love & Letter Repackage

On June 25, the group announced their comeback with the repackaged album Love & Letter with various several old school-inspired images and captions.[11] After various teasers, on July 4, the group released the repackaged album with the title song, "Very Nice". The album portrayed a fun summertime concept, and like most of their albums, all the members contributed to the album. The title song, "Very Nice", is described as an upbeat dance track with an exciting melody that’s perfect for summer. Lyrically, the song talks about a guy's heart "exploding" when seeing his girl. The song was acclaimed for having a big brass-inspired melody kicks in at the chorus and choreography that is equally as lively as the melody, as the song hit no. 1 on multiple major music charts. Wonwoo couldn't participate in the comeback due to having acute gastritis.[12]

On June 16, the group announced the details of their upcoming first solo concert, Like SEVENTEEN – Shining Diamond Concert, through their official homepage and social media accounts. The string of concerts began in South Korea on July 30 and 31, for which 13,000 tickets were sold and ended in Australia on August 30.[13]

Promo for "Check-In"

On October 31 at midnight KST, the group announced that the members of the Hip-Hop unit would be teaming up to release a new mixtape exactly 24 hours later.[14] After showing individual members teasers, on November 1, the group released the mixtape "Check-In" with the accompanying mixtape. The song is described as SEVENTEEN’s intent to progress and grow both artistically and in image. The song acknowledges the inherent tension that exists in being known as self-producing idols. Lyrically, it describes the life of most idols and wanting to move.

On November 11, the group dropped individual teaser images of all the members with the caption “Only for Today" with the hashtags #Dark_SEVENTEEN, #Day_and_Night, and #For_the_next_story_of_17 announcing their comeback. On November 21 at midnight KST, the group changed their Twitter profile picture and header and posted a new album concept photo. After multiple teasers, on December 5, the group released their third mini album, Going Seventeen, with the title song "Boom Boom". The album, like all of their previous albums, had every member had a hand in this, though Woozi wrote few all by his lonesome and included diverse genres and emotional songs. The album was released physically in three different versions, "Make A Wish", "Make It Happen", and "Make The Seventeen". The title song, "Boom Boom" is described as retaining the group's signature groovy style, and a funk slap bass motif and features the group's trademark youthful energy and catchy chorus with the group's complicated choreography. The song was hit with critical success that topped various online music charts immediately after its release and maintained its position in the higher ranks of the charts since then. It also lead to various music show wins. On December 2016, they announced that they will be holding their official fan club meeting and their second solo concert in Japan.

2017: 17 Japan Concert: Say The Name #Seventeen and Teen, Age

From February 15–24, the group held their second solo concert, 17 Japan Concert: Say The Name "Seventeen", in Kobe Worlds Commemoration Hall and Yokohama Arena. The concert attracted 50,000 people overall between both concerts and played multiple songs from their albums and the title song "Boom Boom".

The group released their second full-length album Teen, Age on November 6.

2018: Director's Cut, BSS, Japanese debut and You Make My Day

SEVENTEEN released a special album on February 5, named Director's Cut. Although Director's Cut contained all tracks from the previous Teen, Age album, it was promoted as a special album instead of a repackaged one due to the presence of four new tracks, including title track "Thanks".[15] "Thanks" reached first place on iTunes charts in 29 countries, including countries from North America, South America, Europe and Asia, proving it to be the group's most popular release yet worldwide.[16] Time magazine named SEVENTEEN one of the best K-pop groups during this promotion period.

On March 21, members Hoshi, DK and Seungkwan debuted as a subgroup called BSS or BooSeokSoon, a common nickname for the three members together. The group released their debut single "Just Do It" and enjoyed a short promotion period.[17]

SEVENTEEN officially debuted in Japan on May 30 with their first Japanese mini album, We Make You. The music video for the lead single "Call, Call, Call!" was released on May 16.

The group released their fifth mini album, You Make My Day, on July 16. Promotions for this album are to take place in between the Ideal Cut concerts in Seoul and concerts scheduled in other countries in Asia.

2019: You Made My Dawn, "Happy Ending", "Hit", and An Ode

The group released their sixth mini album You Made My Dawn on January 21. The album was preceded by the release of the music video "Getting Closer", a so-called 'YMMD Prequel'.

On March 13, it was announced that SEVENTEEN would be releasing their first Japanese single, "Happy Ending", on May 29.[18]

On July 26, SEVENTEEN released a teaser for their upcoming single, "Hit", which was released on August 5.

The group released their third full-length album An Ode on September 16.

2020: "Fallin' Flower", Heng:garæ, Seungkwan's hiatus and Semicolon

On April 1, the group released their second Japanese single "Fallin' Flower".

On June 22, SEVENTEEN released their seventh mini album Heng:garæ. It set a new personal record for first week sales after selling over 1.09 million albums, surpassing the 700,863 copies for The Ode.[19]

On July 21, a statement was released stating that Seungkwan would be temporarily putting his activities on hold to focus on his recovery following ankle surgery. The group would be promoting as a 12-member group until he returns.[20]

On October 5, SEVENTEEN released a video teaser, confirming their comeback with the special album Semicolon on October 19. Seungkwan would be returning from his hiatus.[21]

2021: Your Choice, Jun and The8's hiatus and Attacca

It was reported on May 16 that SEVENTEEN would be making a comeback with their eighth mini album Your Choice on June 18.

On August 23, SEVENTEEN confirmed that they would be making a comeback with a new album slated for a mid-October release.[22]

On September 1, it was revealed from Jun and The8 that they would be temporarily halting all group activities as they will focus on their work in China that had been postponed due to the virus, self-quarantine and spend time with their families between the same month and December, and that the group will perform as 11 members until their return.[23] The former also created his own personal account on Instagram on August 30.[24]

On October 22, SEVENTEEN released their ninth mini album Attacca.[25]

2022-present: Power of Love : The Movie, "Darl+ing", Face the Sun, SEVENTEEN World Tour [Be the Sun]

On March 3, 2022, SEVENTEEN announced the release of the movie Power of Love : The Movie which was released worldwide on April 20. It included scenes from their live concerts, interviews released for the first time, and many behind-the-stage stories.[26][27]

On March 17, Pledis confirmed the group is preparing to release their fourth full-length album in May.[28] On March 27, during their sixth fan meeting, SEVENTEEN confirmed they would be releasing a pre-release single in April.[29] On March 27, Pledis released their first teaser for the comeback: an epic official logo motion video that signals the start of a new era. [30] On April 1, Pledis announced on Weverse that the English-language pre-release digital single "Darl+ing" would be released on April 15 ahead of their comeback.[31] On April 22, the album's title was announced as Face the Sun and would be released on May 27.[32]

On May 17, SEVENTEEN announced their plans for a new world tour, SEVENTEEN World Tour [Be the Sun], which will start in Seoul before heading to North America.[33]


Name Position(s) Years active
S.Coups (에스쿱스) Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Leader of Hip-Hop Unit 2015–present
Jeonghan (정한) Lead Vocalist, Visual 2015–present
Joshua (조슈아) Lead Vocalist, Visual 2015–present
Jun (준) Lead Dancer, Vocalist 2015–present
Hoshi (호시) Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Leader of Performance Unit 2015–present
Wonwoo (원우) Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Center 2015–present
Woozi (우지) Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Producer, Leader of Vocal Unit 2015–present
DK (도겸; Dokyeom) Main Vocalist, Leader of BSS 2015–present
Mingyu (민규) Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual 2015–present
The8 (디에잇) Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper 2015–present
Seungkwan (승관) Main Vocalist, Face of the Group, Official MC 2015–present
Vernon (버논) Main Rapper, Vocalist, Visual 2015–present
Dino (디노) Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae 2015–present


Name Members
Hip-Hop Team S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon
Performance Team Hoshi, Jun, The8, and Dino
Vocal Team Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, and Seungkwan
SVT LEADERS S.Coups, Hoshi and Woozi
BSS DK, Hoshi, and Seungkwan
  • Bold indicates the unit's leader



Studio albums

Mini albums

Special albums


Digital singles




Mini albums


Special singles


Digital singles


  • "Falling Into Your Smile OST"[Notes 4] ("Warrior") (2021)


Best albums


Digital singles


Asia tours

  • SEVENTEEN 1st Asia Tour 'Shining Diamonds' (2016)
  • SEVENTEEN Concert 'Ideal Cut' (2018)

Japan tours

  • SEVENTEEN Japan Arena Tour 'SVT' (2018)
  • SEVENTEEN 2019 Japan Tour 'HARU' (2019)
  • SEVENTEEN 2020 Japan Dome Tour (2020) (cancelled)

World tours

  • SEVENTEEN 1st World Tour 'Diamond Edge' (2017)
  • SEVENTEEN World Tour 'Ode to You' (2019–2020)
  • SEVENTEEN World Tour [Be the Sun] (2022)

Solo concerts

  • LIKE SEVENTEEN 'Boys Wish' Concert (2015)
  • LIKE SEVENTEEN 'Boys Wish Encore' Concert (2016)
  • LIKE SEVENTEEN 'Shining Diamonds' Concert (2016)
  • LIKE SEVENTEEN 'Shining Diamonds' in Japan (2016)
  • 17 Japan Concert 'Say the Name #SEVENTEEN' (2017)
  • 2021 SEVENTEEN Online Concert 'In-Complete' (2021)
  • SEVENTEEN Concert 'Power of Love' (2021)



  • Power of Love : The Movie (2022)

Awards and nominations

Main article: Awards and nominations received by SEVENTEEN


  • Pikicast (2015)
  • DD Chicken (2017)
  • Dynafit (2017)
  • Elite (2017-2018)
  • The SAEM (2017-2018)
  • G+ Star Zone (2018)
  • Lafuma (2018)
  • NeNe Chicken (2018)
  • AO+ (2019)


  • The group sub-units were originally supposed to be separated between Japan, China and Korea to promote at the countries at the same time.


Main article: SEVENTEEN/Gallery


  1. Only sung by Joshua, Hoshi, Woozi, Vernon, and Dino.
  2. Only sung by Joshua, Wonwoo, DK, Seungkwan, and Dino.
  3. Only sung by Woozi, DK, and Seungkwan.
  4. Only sung by Joshua, Jun, The8, Mingyu, and Vernon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Billboard: Seventeen Announce Release Date For Mini Album, ‘Your Choice’
  2. Soompi: Pledis Entertainment to Debut 17-Member Boy Band Seventeen
  3. Soompi: “Seventeen Project” Reveals Intense Preview Clip Ahead of Premiere
  4. Allkpop: After School's UEE to host Seventeen's debut showcase
  5. Allkpop: Seventeen to become the first group ever to debut through a 1-hour live broadcast
  6. Soompi: Updated: SEVENTEEN Reveals New Album Covers and Track List
  7. Soompi: Ailee to Team Up With SEVENTEEN Members in Collaborative Digital Single Project
  8. Soompi: Update: SEVENTEEN Reveals Highlight Medley for Album “Love & Letter”
  9. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Sells Amazing Number Of Albums In First Week
  10. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Tears Up Over 1st Ever Music Show Win On “Show Champion” For “Pretty U,” Performances By VIXX, Lovelyz, And More
  11. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Reveals Teasers For Upcoming Repackage Album And Comeback
  12. Soompi: Pledis Releases Statement About SEVENTEEN Member Wonwoo’s Health And Future Album Promotions
  13. Soompi: SEVENTEEN’s Rising Popularity Reflected In Solo Concert Sales
  14. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Announces Surprise Release From The “Hip-Hop Team” Members
  15. Soompi: Update: SEVENTEEN Previews “Director’s Cut” Tracks With Highlight Medley
  16. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Takes Over International iTunes Charts
  17. Soompi: Watch: SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan, Hoshi, And DK Say “Just Do It” In MV For Special Unit BSS
  18. Officially Kmusic: Seventeen set to release first Japanese single ‘Happy Ending’ in May!
  19. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Earns Title Of “Million Seller” With Impressive 1st-Week Sales Of “Heng:garæ”
  20. Soompi: SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan Undergoes Surgery After Ankle Injury + To Temporarily Halt Activities
  21. Soompi: Update: SEVENTEEN Unveils “Sequence Of Youth” Teaser For Comeback With “Semicolon”
  22. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Confirmed To Make Fall Comeback
  23. Soompi: SEVENTEEN To Temporarily Promote As 11 Members In Korea While Jun And The8 Focus On Activities In China
  24. Soompi: SEVENTEEN’s Jun Joins Instagram With A Personal Account
  25. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Drops 1st Teaser For October Comeback With 9th Mini Album
  26. SEVENTEEN on Twitter (March 3, 2022)
  27. Power of Love : The Movie official website
  28. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Confirmed To Make May Comeback
  29. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Confirms Pre-Release Single In April + World Tour Plans At Fan Meeting
  30. Soompi: Watch: SEVENTEEN Drops Epic 1st Teaser For Spring Comeback
  31. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Confirmed To Pre-Release 1st-Ever English Single Ahead Of May Comeback
  32. 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) on Twitter (April 22, 2022 tweet)
  33. Soompi: SEVENTEEN Announces Dates And Cities For 2022 World Tour “BE THE SUN”

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