K-pop boy group Seventeen’s repackage album ‘Sector 17’ lands at No. 4 on Billboard 200

  • Billboard announced yesterday that K-pop boy group Seventeen reached their highest peak yet at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 for their repackage album “Sector 17.”
  • It is their highest weekly album chart entry and the fourth overall for the group, now making them the first Korean act of 2022 with multiple top 10 albums on the Billboard 200.
  • The Pledis Entertainment and Geffen Records project is a repackage of their fourth studio album “Face The Sun,” and is led by the title track music video “_World.”
  • Seventeen will embark on the North American leg of their world tour starting in Vancouver on Aug. 10 and wrapping up in September with a total of 12 shows announced so far.

Pledis Entertainment K-pop boy group Seventeen reached a new career milestone with their No. 4 placement on the Billboard 200 for their repackage album “Sector 17.”

Billboard announced yesterday that the 13-member boy group reached their highest weekly album chart entry to date. 

The Pledis Entertainment and Geffen Records repackage album earned a total of 34,000 equivalent album units after its release on July 18. Of that amount, 31,000 are made up of album sales while the rest are from streaming and track equivalent units. 

It is the group’s fourth chart entry but their first to land in the top five. They are now the first Korean act of 2022 with multiple top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. 

“Sector 17” is a repackage of their fourth studio album, “Face The Sun.” It is led by the title track “_World” and contains 12 other songs, including pre-released hits like “Cheers,” side track “Circles” and a Korean-language version of their 2020 Japanese song “Fallin Flower.”

Their fourth studio album landed them their first top 10 album placement on the Billboard 200 and made them the second K-pop artist in history behind BTS to achieve 2 million sales during the release’s first week.     

Last May, the group announced their “Be the Sun” world tour, beginning with their first North American stop in Vancouver coming up on Aug. 10 and concluding in September with 12 shows total. The group also recently received three MTV Video Music Award nominations this year for Best New Artist, PUSH Performance of the Year and Best K-pop.

Feature Image via Hybe Labels

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