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Seventeen’s ‘FML’ is most-sold K-pop album in first week of release

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Main concept image for ″FML,″ boy band Seventeen's new album [PLEDIS ENTERTAINMENT]
Main concept image for ″FML,″ boy band Seventeen’s new album [PLEDIS ENTERTAINMENT]

Boy band Seventeen sold over 4.55 million copies of “FML,” making it the most-sold K-pop album in the initial week of release, announced the boy band’s agency Pledis Entertainment on Monday.

On the first day of release, “FML” sold 3.99 million copies, breaking the record for albums sold on the first day.

With album prices ranging from 11,500 won ($8.60) to 21,000 won, depending on the four different types of albums available, the total album sale revenue for the first day is estimated at around 60 billion won.

“FML” is a six-track album that was released on Monday at 6 p.m., and the first new music from the band in five months since its Japanese EP “Dream” was released last November. It includes the double lead track “Super,” along with tracks “Fire,” “I don’t Understand But I Luv U,” “Dust” and “April Shower.”

Member Woozi once again took the lead in producing the songs, joined by bandmates S.Coups, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon and Dino, who took part in either writing the lyrics or composing the music for the songs.

Thirteen-member boy band Seventeen which debuted in 2015 is known for its hit tracks “Very Nice” (2016), “Pretty U” (2016), “Left & Right” (2020), “HOT” (2022) and more. Seventeen BSS, the boy band’s three-member subunit, most recently released single “Second Wind” with the lead track “Fighting” (2023).

BY LIM JEONG-WON, CHO YONG-JUN [lim.jeongwon@joongang.co.kr]