SEVENTEEN Momentously Ranks First In Oricon’s Weekly Album Chart With “Heng:garæ” + Major First-Week Achievements
SEVENTEEN makes a momentous return by accomplishing outstanding achievements left and right with Heng:garæ!
On June 30, Oricon announced that SEVENTEEN’s Heng:garæ sold 1.01 million copies within a week of its release on June 22. It ranked number one in the latest Oricon Weekly Album Charts dated June 22-June 28.
Heng:garæ is the group’s third album to top Oricon’s Weekly Chart after their sixth mini-album You Made My Dawn (February 4, 2019) and third full-length album An Ode (October 14, 2019).
Through this, SEVENTEEN becomes the first foreign act in history to top the chart in three consecutive (years) albums. This record happened after 42 years and 11 months since Simon & Garfunkel on July 1977 and Bay City Rollers on July 25.
Prior to these achievements, the album had surpassed 1.06 million stock pre-order copies as of June 12.
Major Digital Platforms Achievements
Notably, all six tracks from the album topped iTunes Top Album Charts in various countries. It also swept major domestic music charts including Melon, Genie, and Bugs by maintaining its high positioning in the charts daily. In addition, the songs from the entire album secured its top spots in China’s QQ Music K-Pop Songs Weekly Chart. As of June 29, SEVENTEEN’s “Left & Right” music video gained more than 30 million views.
“Left & Right”
Further showcasing their prowess as self-producing idol group, member Woozi gets in charge of writing and composing all six songs. Vernon also highly participated in writing the lyrics for “Left & Right”. Several members also took part in writing and composing the tracks in the album.
The title song “Left & Right” is an anthem for the youth that aims to encourage them to reach for their dreams. With its trendy dance steps and catchy rhythm, fans around the globe and even various Korean celebrities join the #LeftRightChallenge.
“We were all glad that SEVENTEEN’s seventh mini-album Heng:garæ ranked first in Oricon’s Weekly Album Chart. Also, we would like to sincerely express our gratitude to Carats and everyone who support us.”
“Our album Heng:garæ aims to give lots of energy to the youth challenging their dreams. We will be very happy if this album becomes the source of their energy. SEVENTEEN will make efforts to deliver good music and performance to all of you in the future. Thank you for your continuous support.”
SEVENTEEN will continue its promotion activities through their song “Left & Right”.
Watch their latest music video here.
Photos From: Pledis Entertainment