By Areeya Tatjana Ho

Seventeen (from Wikipedia)

Seventeen, one of Korea’s top-selling boy groups, is coming back to the Philippines for the fourth time for their “Ode To You” tour.

The group will perform at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Feb. 8, 2020.

Seventeen debuted on May 26, 2015, with 13 members.

The group is composed of three sub-units. Hip-hop is led by S. Coups, with Won-woo, Min-gyu and Vernon as members. The vocal unit is led by Woozi, and has Jeong-han, Joshua, Seung-kwan and DK as members. The performance unit, led by Hoshi, has Jun, The8 and Dino as members.

The group is known as self-producing idols because they produce all of their songs and choreography.

In August, Seventeen had a comeback with their fourth full album, “An Ode.” Featured tracks include “Fear,” “Hit” and “Snap Shoot.” The lyrics were composed by Woozi with several other members, and produced by Bumzu. 

Album sales peaked at 700,863 copies on the first week, making it the second highest first-week record sales in 2019.

Seventeen became the third Korean artists to surpass 700,000 in first-week album sales on the Hanteo Chart, after BTS and EXO.