Korean Artist Of The Week (Oct 14 – Oct 20) – SEVENTEEN

SEVENTEEN is the thirteen (yes, thirteen) member group under Pledis Entertainment that debuted on May 26th, 2015 with “아낀다(Adore U).” However, even before big debut this year, they had already been growing their fanbase through various online and televised broadcasts since 2013– including their own branded shows, 17 TV and Seventeen Project. Even through lineup changes and uncertainty, the boys of SEVENTEEN have had a loyal following that has just exploded in size from the top quality tracklists of their two mini albums, 17 Carat and Boys Be.

SEVENTEEN is comprised of a hip-hop unit (S.Coups, Vernon, Wonwoo, and Mingyu), vocal unit (Jeonghan, Woozi, DK, Joshua, and Seungkwan), and performance unit (Jun, Hoshi, Dino, and The8). Various members have their hands in their music production, choreography, and even direction of their music videos. The buzz about this type of participation in the music process has helped them catch the eye of music lovers all over the world. For example, the story of their bite-sized song-making wizard, Woozi, is one heard loudly across the Twitterverse (which is where I heard it, too). Woozi somehow finds time to write and produce hits while having a jam-packed schedule with the rest of the crew. Does he sleep? I doubt it.

Since SEVENTEEN has a long story from before the release of 17 Carat, definitely take the time to check them out after reading this article. You’ll find more than just thirteen reasons to love this group. [George Zimmer voice] I guarantee it!

Similar Artists

I can’t think of any. Just listen to SEVENTEEN already!!

Featured Songs

Mansae

Adore U

Fronting

Other Songs

Oh Yeah
20
OMG
Jam Jam

Thoughts

It’s hard to find a KPOP fan on Twitter that isn’t nuts over SEVENTEEN and it’s easy to see why. Most people say that groups have large member counts to offer variety, and I don’t often find that to be true. However, with SEVENTEEN, there really is variety in their lineup. There’s a guy for almost everyone (if you’re looking for emo “sk8r boi”, please look up Wonwoo). You need to watch a few of their shows to get the full picture, but there’s a lot of character to be found in SEVENTEEN. I have hardly scratched the surface, only having watched random episodes of their shows, but I’m thinking of taking a weekend to marathon everything the trusty internet has to offer. If I disappear suddenly, you’ll know why.

Aside from the members themselves, the music is off-the-chain (shut up). Even before I had any interest in the guys behind the music, I was bumping “Jam Jam” in my car regularly. I admit it. Their songs are just consistently stellar, plain and simple. I think that Woozi is just starting to flourish, and he, along with the other members, will bring even more magic with future releases.

What do you think about SEVENTEEN? Let me know in the comments!

Holke
BBC, 24U, and OneHallyu's resident Park Kyung stan.

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12 thoughts on “Korean Artist Of The Week (Oct 14 – Oct 20) – SEVENTEEN

  1. I died at Emo skater boy wonwoo
    But they are an amazing variety and are soon addicting. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of their two albums. It’s all I listen to these days

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