Pledis Entertainment’s SEVENTEEN is one of the most popular 3rd generation K-Pop idol groups in the industry.
Formed in 2015, SEVENTEEN is made of 13 members (S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino). They are also dubbed the “self-producing idol group” as they are heavily involved in the composition and production of their music and choreography.
Although the group has only been around 3 years, they have already released 2 studio albums, 6 EPs, and 10 singles under their belt. In support of their most recent special album, “Director’s Cut”, they kicked off their 2nd concert tour in June called “Ideal Cut” at Jamsil Arena, Seoul. Due to popular demand, the concert was expanded to countries like Hong Kong, Japan, and Indonesia.
And here’s the good news – Malaysia is included in the list of countries as part of their Southeast Asian tour! To prepare you for that, here’s a list of things that you probably didn’t know about the SEVENTEEN:
1. SEVENTEEN is separated into 3 sub-units
With 13 members, the group is separated into 3 sub-units: Hip-Hop, Vocal, and Performance. The Hip Hop unit consists of main rappers S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon while the Vocal unit includes Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, and Seungkwan. Furthermore, Jun, Hoshi, The 8, and Dino are in the Performance unit.
2. Why the name SEVENTEEN?
Until today, many fans are curious about the origin of the group’s name. According to the boys, SEVENTEEN actually has a special equation:
13 (member count) + 3 (sub-units) + 1 (the group itself) = 17
Quite a significant answer, don’t you think?
3. They were the only Korean group to make Billboard’s “21 Under 21 Hottest Young Stars” in 2015
In the words of Billboard’sis a small army whose weapons include talent and creativity. If any K-pop band stands to truly conquer America, it might be this one.”
True that, Kenneth ;)
4. Vernon is a Leornardo DiCaprio look-alike
Since SEVENTEEN’s debut, member Vernon (birth name Hansol Vernon Chwe) gained a lot of attention for his strong resemblance to popular American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. In case you didn’t know, the handsome rapper was born to a Korean father and an American mother.
5. SEVENTEEN’s pre-debut days were recorded in “SEVENTEEN TV”
“SEVENTEEN TV” is an online program which was broadcast periodically, consisting of 5 seasons. The first official broadcast of the show was in late 2012, where they did a Christmas special. It’s definitely a great platform for new (and longtime) fans to get to know the boys.
6. Samuel Kim was once considered to be a part of SEVENTEEN!
Samuel (formerly known as Punch) of “Produce 101” season 2 was a potential member of SEVENTEEN before he left Pledis in 2013. He made his first appearance on “SEVENTEEN TV” at the young age of 11.
5. The boys were backup dancers for their seniors
During their trainee days, the boys were backup dancers for After School’s sub-unit Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” special stages alongside the girls of PRISTIN. Meanwhile, leader S. Coups, with the members of NU’EST, used to be a backup dancer for After School during their “Wonder Boy” promotions.
So, do you think you have what it takes to be a true shining Carat? We hope that we didn’t make you fall even more in love with them than you already are
Details to SEVENTEEN’s “Ideal Cut” Live in Malaysia are as follows:
- Date: 23rd September 2018 (Saturday)
- Venue: MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC)
- Time: 6pm