Monday, 19 February 2018

Seventeen - Boys Be

(Ni Hao)

I'm back with a new Seventeen post and today's post we're heading back to when they were still rookies and their 2nd mini album Boys Be.

On the 7th of September 2015, the M/V teaser was released for their 2nd title track 만세 (Mansae).
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On the 9th/10th of September 2015, the M/V for 만세 (Mansae) was released.
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On the 10th of September 2015, Seventeen's 2nd mini album Boys Be was released both physically and digitally.
On the 18th of September 2015, {Special Video} 만세 (Mansae) Performance and Behind Cut Ver. released.
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Next to follow were 3 dance practice videos starting on the 25th of September 2015, with the 만세 (Mansae) - Hide Ver.
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On the 26th of September 2015, the 2nd dance practice was released with 만세 (Mansae) - Seek Ver.
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On the 12th of October 2015, the 3rd and final dance practice was released with 만세 (Mansae) - Follow Me Ver.
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On the 22nd of October 2015, another special video was released with {Special Video} 만세 (Mansae) - Part Switch Ver, showing the members having fun and taking over each others parts.
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Boys Be became the highest selling rookie album of 2015 and with the success of Boys Be it earned the boys awards at the Golden Disk Awards, Seoul Music Awards and the Gaon Chart K-pop Awards. Seventeen were the only K-pop group to appear on Billboard's "21 under 21 2015: Music's Hottest Young Stars" list.

Woozi wrote and co-composed 어른이 되면 (When I Was Young).
Woozi and Dino co-wrote OMG with Woozi also co-composing on the track.
Woozi, Wonwoo and Vernon co-wrote Rock with again Woozi also co-composing on the track.
Woozi, S.Coups, Vernon, Mingyu and Wonwoo co-wrote 만세 (Mansae) and 표정관리 (Fronting) with yet again Woozi co-composing and taking part in the arrangement for title track 만세 (Mansae).

Boys Be peaked at No.2 on the Gaon Albums Chart, No.35 on the Oricon Albums Chart, No.7 on the Five-Music (Taiwan) Music Chart and No.1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
Gaon Sales:
Oricon Sales:
Totalling 183,090+ copies sold so far.
*YouTube views were correct at the time of writing post*
The (Mansae) M/V has so far gained 33,505,952 million views through their official YouTube channel and the M/V has also gained 8,478,893 million views through 1theK's official YouTube channel, giving the M/V so far a total of 41,984,845 million views, the views continue to grow each day.

Boys Be was released in 2 versions a Hide Version and a Seek Version, both versions are set out in box/book style case and contain the same album layout. The Hide version is pink while the Seek version is blue, the Cd design is the same for both versions and both versions come with a Cd, photobook, poster, stickers, postcards and a random member photocard. The photobook is different for both versions as is the postcards, poster and sticker sheet.

Track List:
표정관리 (Fronting)
만세 (Mansae)
어른이 되면 (When I Grow Up)

I have the Hide version and much prefer the layout for Boys Be compared to 17 Carat, I would love to eventually have the Seek version as well as the other versions of their other albums so that I have a complete Seventeen collection. I love that the pictures within the photobook show the boys having fun while they mess around and seem to be on the hunt for something. I love that some of the pictures look like they're behind the scenes of their actual shoot. The track list itself is amazing each song is different from the one it follows and gives off a different vibe, it's definitely a step up from 17 Carat meaning they are growing not only as performers but as song writers and music producers. 
Now slip into the diamond life and check out the tracks below.

어른이 되면 (When I Grow Up)

표정관리 (Fronting)



만세 (Mansae)

More members are being added to my bias list all 13 members will eventually be my full list, but as always my main UB for Seventeen is Jeonghan and I now love his shorter hair, my other favourite members (you may notice some are different from my last Seventeen post) S.Coups, Hoshi, Woozi (3 captains) and Wonwoo. I love seeing what Seventeen will come out with next but my main request for a release is a studio version of Jun and The8's Chinese version of My I.

What's your favourite track from Boys Be?
Let me know in the comments below.

See you soon!