After a break of almost a year, many-membered South Korean vocal band Seventeen is back with a new collection of songs, and clearly their fan base was hungry for more tunes, as they rushed to snap up the group’s latest offering.
Seventeen’s new EP Your Choice was released on June 18, and it was a bestseller right out of the gate. In fact, in just a few days, the set has already become one of the bestselling releases of the year in the group’s home country of South Korea.
According to Hanteo, one of the two major chart companies in the Asian nation, Your Choice sold a little more than 1,050,000 copies in just the first four days it was available in South Korea. While they aren’t the first group to hit that mark in such a short span of time, that type of performance is the kind of showing reserved for only the biggest and most popular acts in the industry.
Your Choice is Seventeen’s fourth album to sell at least one million copies in South Korea alone. The band’s previous projects Henggarae, Semicolon and An Ode have also passed that important sales threshold, and at the rate they are growing in popularity, chances are the boys of Seventeen will replicate this performance once again, perhaps with their next title.
With three days left in the tracking period, there’s no telling how many more copies Your Choice will sell. Fans typically rush to grab their copies in the first day or so, but their first-week sum is sure to climb, at least a little. Now that the EP has already sold more than one million units, it is all but guaranteed to open at No. 1 on the Gaon Albums chart when that list refreshes in a few days. When it does, it should become the group’s twelfth leader on the ranking.