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Seventeen is Only Rookie Group to Make Billboard′s Best K-Pop Albums List

Mwave by Kim, JiYeon Jan 6, 2016 16:56 Updated Dec 20, 2017 14:52
Seventeen has made Billboard′s best K-Pop albums of 2015 list.

Billboard released its ′The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015′ list, and Seventeen′s debut album 17CARAT was ranked number nine.

Seventeen was the only rookie who debuted in 2015 to make the list. Billboard wrote of Seventeen′s 17CARAT, "The most impressive male rookie of the year, Seventeen came out of nowhere with a cohesive yet diverse set of tracks that showcased all of the group′s promise. Their impressive versatility was clear via the genre-swirling gem of a lead single Adore U, the anthemic Shining Diamond, hip-hop jams Ah Yeah and Jam, plus the rock-pop cut 20."

Seventeen is gaining popularity outside of Korea as well. After entering Billboard′s World Albums chart with their debut album, the group proudly ranked number one with second mini album Boys Be, displaying their growing popularity. Also, their music video ranked number two on Billboard for the most viewed K-Pop music video last September.

Seventeen was the only Asian artist to be recognized by Billboard in its 21 Under 21 list, demonstrating their growing international popularity.

Seventeen stands shoulder to shoulder with their seniors, selling more than 160,000 copies of their debut album and second mini album. They are ranked number one in album sales among rookie boy idols and number eight among boy group albums released in 2015.

Riding out the success they achieved in 2015, there is growing interest in Seventeen in 2016, both in Korea and internationally.

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