On June 11, 2022, soompi reported that SEVENTEEN’s new album ‘Face the Sun’ successfully debuted at the top of Oricon’s daily album chart. Recently, on June 10, 2022, SEVENTEEN officially released their fourth Korean studio album ‘Face the Sun’ in Japan, two weeks after it was first released in Korea.
On the day of its release in Japan, ‘Face the Sun’ debuted at No. 1 on the Oricon daily album chart after selling 297,031 copies in Japan alone.
The title song on the album, namely ‘HOT’ previously also managed to top the daily chart of Japanese streaming service Line Music, while the album ‘Face the Sun’ topped the daily album chart of Line Music for five consecutive days before topping the weekly album chart.
Not only that, Hanteo Chart had previously reported that ‘Face the Sun’ had sold 2,067,769 copies in its first week of release (27 May 2022 to 2 June 2022), marking the highest first week sales of any album released in 2022. .
According to Hanteo Chart calculations, SEVENTEEN is now the second artist to sell more than 2 million album copies in the first week of release after BTS.
Meanwhile, SEVENTEEN’s new song ‘HOT’ also soared to No. 1 on Bugs realtime charts in Korea and AWA Japan not long after its release, and the song has also managed to top iTunes charts in various countries around the world.
At 1 a.m. KST on May 28, 2022, ‘HOT; has reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in at least 26 different country territories around the world, including Mexico and Singapore.
The album ‘Face the Sun; also reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in at least 22 different country territories, including Brazil and the Philippines.
Many netizens claim to be proud of SEVENTEEN’s achievements. Here are some netizen comments:
“Thank you SEVENTEEN for your hard work! I will continue to accompany you on your journey.
“Listen to ‘Face The Sun’!! It’s an amazing album.”
“Happy SEVENTEEN!!! So proud.”
“SEVENTEEN deserve so much more.”
“Wow. They are growing well. Congratulations on this achievement!”
We look forward to what other achievements they will make in the future. Congratulations to SEVENTEEN on their successful comeback!