17 Carat

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17 Carat
Seventeen-17 Carat (EP).jpg
EP by Seventeen
Released May 29, 2015 (2015-05-29)
Genre
Length 16:48
Language Korean
Label
Seventeen chronology
17 Carat
(2015)
Boys Be
(2015)
Singles from 17 Carat
  1. "Adore U"
    Released: May 29, 2015

17 Carat is the debut extended play by South Korean boy group Seventeen. It was released on May 29, 2015 by Pledis Entertainment and distributed by LOEN Entertainment. "Adore U" serves as the lead single for the extended play.

Background and release[edit]

The extended play includes 5 tracks written, co-written and co-produced by Seventeen's group members. "Adore U" was chosen as the lead single for the EP and was performed on multiple music shows by the group. "Shining Diamond" was used a pre-single on the group's reality debut show. The group states that the track list was chosen to reflect the group's core concept of "boys passion",[1] the album has two physical versions: one with a "black" themed photo card set and the other with a "white" themed photo card set. All copies include a CD containing the songs and a fold up poster/lyric sheet.

Single[edit]

"Adore U" is the lead single of the extended play. It was written by Woozi, S.Coups, and Yeon Dong-geon,[2] the Korea Herald states "“Adore U” is a funky pop song about a teenage boy trying to navigate through puppy love."[3] It marks the beginning of the group's trilogy composed of the singles Adore U, Mansae and Pretty U about a boy meeting, falling in love and asking out a girl, the track was composed and arranged by Woozi, Bumzu, and Yeon Dong-geon. The music video for the single was released on May 29, 2015 and was directed by Dee Shin, the dance choreography accompaniment to the song was choreographed by Hoshi of Seventeen and focuses on "storytelling, and on highlighting each member’s strengths onstage".[4] The single has sold more than 38,000 digital copies and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard US World Chart.

Commercial Performance[edit]

The EP has sold 82,972+ copies in South Korea,[5] it peaked at number 4 on the Korean Gaon Chart[6] and number 8 on the US World Billboard Chart.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Official track list[8]
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangements Length
1. "Shining Diamond"
  • Woozi
  • S.Coups
  • Vernon
  • Kim Min-jeong
  • Woozi
  • MasterKey
  • Rishi
  • MasterKey
  • Rishi
3:24
2. "아낀다" (Adore U)
  • Woozi
  • Vernon
  • S.Coups
  • Bumzu
  • Woozi
  • Bumzu
  • Yeon Dong-geon
  • Woozi
  • Bumzu
  • Yeon Dong-geon
3:07
3. "Ah Yeah"
  • Woozi
  • S.Coups
  • Wonwoo
  • Mingyu
  • Vernon
  • Cream Doughnut
  • Rishi
  3:29
4. "Jam Jam"
  • Woozi
  • Hoshi
  • Dino
  • Vernon
  • Woozi
  • Cream Doughnut
Cream Doughnut 3:25
5. "20"
  • Woozi
  • Dong Ne-hyeong
  • Woozi
  • Won Yeong-heon
  • Won Yeong-heon
  • Dong Ne-hyeong
3:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deposits at cash management accounts rise to record high The Korea Herald > Entertainment > Music Seventeen hopes to shine like diamonds with '17 Carat'". The Korea Herald. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Adore U". Color Coded Lyrics. Color Coded Lyrics. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Seventeen hopes to shine like diamonds with '17 Carat". The Korea Herald. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Seventeen hopes to shine like diamonds with '17 Carat'". The Korea Herald. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Cumulative sales of 17 Carat:
  6. ^ "2015 Albums". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "June 27, 2015". billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "SEVENTEEN 1st Mini Album '17 CARAT'".