Monday, 14 November 2016

Seventeen: Love & Letter

Hello
Annyeoung
Konnichiwa
Ni Hao



It's time for a new group for this week's K-pop Monday, this week I'll be introducing you to Seventeen.
Seventeen are a 13 member boy group that were formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015, back in 2013 Seventeen appeared in a regular live broadcast show called 17TV on online streaming platform UStream. Seventeen appeared in a reality TV show called Seventeen Project:Big Debut Plan, the show broadcast on MBC between the 2nd of May and the 26th of May 2015, the series concluded with their debut showcase.
Seventeen is split up into 3 different sub-unit groups with different areas of specialisation:

Hip Hop Unit:
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S.Coups
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Wonwoo
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Mingyu
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Vernon
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Vocal Unit:
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Woozi
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Jeonghan
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Joshua
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DK
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Seungkwan
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Performance Unit:
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Hoshi
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Jun
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The8
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Dino
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Seventeen are deeply involved in the composition and the production of their music and choreography, leading to the group receiving the nickname of the self-producing idol group. Love & Letter is Seventeen's first full length album, on the 19th of April 2016 the First Album Love & Letter Highlight Medley was released.
Owned by Pledis Entertainment
On the 22nd of April a teaser was released for title track 예쁘다(Pretty U).
Owned by Pledis Entertainment
On the 24th of April the M/V for 예쁘다(Pretty U) was released.
Love & Letter was released on the 29th of April, a new M/V was released on the 15th of June for Love Letter.
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Several days later on the 29th of June the Love & Letter repackage Album Highlight Medley was released.
Owned by Pledis Entertainment
Just 2 days later on the 1st of July the first teaser was released for their title track 아주 NICE(Very Nice)
Owned by Pledis Entertainment
The next day on the 2nd of July a second teaser for 아주 NICE(Very Nice) was released.
Owned by Pledis Entertainment
The 3rd of July saw the release of the 아주 NICE(Very Nice) M/V.
 
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On the 4th of July the Love & Letter Repackage Album was released.
The members largely created the album, either writing or co-writing every track on both versions of the album, the members also either composing or co-composing every track. There are 3 tracks on both versions of the albums that are special versions of previously released tracks by the group, the Vocal Unit perform Adore U, the Hip-Hop Unit perform Monday to Saturday and the Performance Unit perform Shining Diamond.

예쁘다(Pretty U) won 2 music show wins, which sadly is their only 2 music show wins since their debut.
Love & Letter peaked at No.3 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, No.5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, both releases of the album peaked at No.1 on the Gaon Albums Chart.
Gaon Physical Sales:
285,262+
Their M/V's have gained many views with 예쁘다(Pretty U) gaining 3,578,920 views and  아주 NICE(Very Nice) gaining 5,237,821 views, both the M/V's views grow with each day.

I have the repackage album and I love how it's set out like a Filofax and is brightly coloured, the pictures throughout the booklet look like they had a lot of fun while creating this album, showing them in different scenario's with it doing laundry, playing basketball or just hanging out together having ice cream, it's definitely one of my favourite albums when it comes out to the design and layout of it.

Track List:
NO F.U.N
아주 NICE(Very Nice)
힐링(Healing)
SIMPLE (Woozi solo)
끝이 안보여(Space)
엄지척(Chuck)
예쁘다(Pretty U)
이놈의 인기(Still Lonely)
유행가(Hit Song)
Say Yes
떠내려가(Drift Away)
아낀다(Adore U) - Vocal Team Ver.
만.세(Monday to Friday) - Hip-Hop Team Ver.
Shining Diamond - Performance Team Ver.
사랑쪽지(LOVE LETTER)

 














 


 

 






 






I knew of Seventeen and that they were building a big fan base but I'd never really listened to any of their songs until I decided I'd listen to their new track 아주 NICE(Very Nice), I may have only been into Seventeen since it's release but it still remains to be my favourite track from them. I have downloaded their first 2 mini albums from before they released this album but I've only really listened to the title tracks from both of those albums. It is a really good album and I look forward to whats to come for the group in the future, I wouldn't class myself as a Carat (Seventeen's fandom name) just yet but that doesn't mean I won't be watching what they do in the future. I feel bad that I can only really put 4 names to faces out of the 13 members but I think that's just because I've not really sat down and payed attention to them, I pretty much found GOT7 not long after these and I pretty much fell into the IGOT7 world. The members I can point out are Joshua, Jeonghan, Woozi and Vernon. I'd have to say my bias is Jeonghan, he's just too adorable and I love that he stands out with his hair, seeing Seventeen was the first time I saw a male K-pop Idol have long hair, and it rarely be changed for comebacks. Let me share with you a few of my favourite tracks from the album.


아낀다(Adore U) - Vocal Team Ver.
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Simple (Woozi solo)


NO F.U.N
By simplyoongi

유행가(Hit Song)

힐링(Healing)

엄지척(Chuck)

예쁘다(Pretty U)

아주 NICE(Very Nice)

I'm sure you can tell from the tracks I've shared with you that they are 13 rather talented guys and the only thing to do now is step back and see what their future holds, here's hoping they get more recognition and more music show awards for their amazing tracks and hard work.

Who is your Seventeen bias?
What's your favourite track from Love & Letter?
Let me know in the comments below.

See you soon!


Annyeoung
Sayonara
Zai Jian
Bye

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