Seventeen wins 2021 Hallyu Culture Award, becomes 2nd most selling group

Seventeen is also set to release a new episode of their variety show as well as perform a YouTube concert on September 19

                            Seventeen wins 2021 Hallyu Culture Award, becomes 2nd most selling group
Seventeen has won the Hallyu Culture Award (@saythename_17/Instagram)

K-pop group Seventeen keeps proving its dominance with back-to-back hit releases since their debut in the year 2015. Over the course of their career, Seventeen has had a very organic growth as they have recently been announced as the second group with the most charted numbers for physical sales in the year 2021 as told by Hanteo charts. In the year 2020, Seventeen ranked first in the same chart.

Not only that, Seventeen is currently appearing on JTBC’s reality show ‘In The Soop’ with all members of the group living in the middle of a forest which seems like it were somewhere between reality and leisure. With six episodes released so far, the last two episodes will release on September 19 and September 28 on Weverse.


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Seventeen are currently appearing on their version of JTBC's variety show 'In The Soop' (@pledis_17/Twitter)

Seventeen wins a cultural award

The 2021 Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Awards announced Seventeen as the winner of the Hallyu Culture Award for their contribution to the K-pop industry. With the winning of this award, Seventeen proves their cultural influence as K-pop artists. Hallyu is a Chinese term which, when translated, literally means “Korean Wave”.

This term is collectively used to refer to the phenomenal growth of Korean culture and popular culture encompassing everything from music, movies, drama to online games and Korean cuisine just to name a few. With the award, Seventeen shares their gratitude for the honor of receiving an award that was so meaningful and valuable.

They also added that they will promote Hallyu more in the future and have a good influence on a lot of people including their fans, and hope that the Hallyu will prosper even more.


A two-day treat for Carats

Seventeen’s song ‘Your Choice’, released in June and sold over 1 million copies, making them four-time “million sellers”. Other news reports about Seventeen’s future activities suggest that their ongoing reality show, ‘Going Seventeen’, which was self-produced by the group, will be released on September 18 at 12 pm KST (11 am ET) on their official YouTube channel.

Not only that, Seventeen will have an online concert which will be a re-airing of their 2017 1st World Tour titled ‘Diamond Edge’ in Seoul, South Korea, 2018 Seventeen Concert titled, ‘Ideal Cut’ in Seoul, South Korea, and Seventeen World Tour, titled ‘Ode To You’ in Seoul, South Korea. These concerts will begin streaming on Seventeen’s official Youtube channel on September 19 at 7 pm KST (6 am ET).


Other news from Seventeen

Meanwhile, a new album from the group is to be released in October and two members of the group will appear for individual events. It is reported that Seunkwan from Seventeen will appear on tvN's new entertainment show ‘Racquet Boys’. The show will be a badminton challenge show for young people who are full of energy. Other contestants to appear on the show will be Korean fencer Oh Sanguk as well as young trot singer Jeong Dong-won. tvN's show ‘Racquet Boys’ will be broadcast for the first time at 8.40 pm KST (7.40 am ET) on October 11.

On the other hand, Seventeen Jeonghan released a solo track titled ‘Dream’ in Korean and Japanese versions on Seventeen’s official YouTube channel. The lyrics to the song were written by Jeonghan and Glenn from PRISMFILTER while the composition of the song was done by Jeonghan, Glenn, and Nmore from PRISMFILTER.

Listen to the song here: