SEOUL - Boy group Seventeen has established a new milestone in first-week K-pop album sales, selling 4.62 million copies of their latest album, the band's agency announced on Friday.
According to a new release by Yonhap News Agency, Seventeen's 11th EP, "Seventeenth Heaven," had sold 4,629,479 units as of Thursday. The data was verified by Hanteo Chart, a prominent local tracker of album sales. The record-breaking sales occurred just four days after the album was released on Monday.
This latest figure surpasses the prior record of approximately 4.62 million copies set by Stray Kids with their album "5-Star," as well as Seventeen's own previous record of 4.55 million copies with the album "FML."
First-week sales are regarded as a crucial indicator of an artist's popularity and the scale of their fandom. The main track of "Seventeenth Heaven," titled "God of Music," debuted at the top of Melon's Top 100 songs chart, the largest music streaming service in the country.
Furthermore, Seventeen's combined domestic album sales for the first nine months of this year have reached 11 million copies, as confirmed by Pledis Entertainment.