The group consists of 13 members divided into three sub-units, each with a different area of specialization: 'Hip-Hop Unit', 'Vocal Unit', and 'Performance Unit'. Seventeen has released three studio albums and seven extended plays. Seventeen is considered a "self-producing" idol group , with the members being actively involved in the songwriting, choreographing, and other aspects of the group. Starting in , Seventeen appeared in regular live broadcasts of a show called Seventeen TV on the online streaming platform UStream. The show had multiple seasons in which the trainees were introduced and shown practicing performances, with some seasons ending in Like Seventeen concerts. The show concluded with the group's debut showcase. Seventeen debuted on May 26 with a live showcase televised by MBC. They were the first male K-pop group to debut with a one-hour live showcase on a major broadcasting channel, with label-mates Lizzy and Raina serving as MCs. On September 10 their second EP Boys Be was released, which would later become the highest selling rookie album of Seventeen held a four-date concert series titled Like Seventeen — Boys Wish from the 24th to the 26th of December as an end-of-year celebration in Seoul.
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T hey were going full steam ahead in their world tour schedule, fresh off the North American leg of Ode to You and slated to perform in several more cities across Asia and Europe. Despite the change in plans, the member group from South Korea still found ways to bring fans together. The album—whose title is the Korean word for throwing someone into the air in celebration—sold more than one million physical copies in its first week, according to the music chart Hanteo. BTS is the only other Korean act to have surpassed this number with its first-week sales. The number is the sum of 13 members, the three sub-groups they break into and the one team they form when they all come together. In a group of this size, showcasing individual skills becomes challenging, as most three-to-four-minute songs are divided among 13 members. The hip-hop unit S.
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