When Did Seventeen Debut?

Unlike fifth-generation K-pop bands like VCHA and Zerobaseone, which debuted within some months after the announcement, older K-pop generation bands took years to make their official debuts, just like BTS, which formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013. Pledis Entertainment’s Seventeen, one of the most popular boy bands in South Korea, took two years and a half to debut publicly. Today we will talk about Seventeen debut date, time, and album with all 13 members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino, including their debut album tracklist, lead track, music composers, members introduction, but showcase, and sales performance.

Seventeen Debut Album, Tracklist, and Sales Performance

Seventeen debuted officially on May 26, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. KST with their debut showcase, broadcasted one hour live on the MBC, and performed on the tracks “Shining Diamond” and “아낀다 (Adore U).” Following three days, Seventeen released its first debut mini-album/extended play (EP), “17 Carat,” with the lead title track “아낀다 (Adore U)” and a total track length of 16 minutes and 48 seconds. 17 Carat has five tracks in its tracklist, which are as follows: “Shining Diamond” pre-single, “아낀다 (Adore U)” lead track, “Ah Yeah,” “Jam Jam,” and “20.” The lead single Adore U was written by Woozi, Vernon, S.Coups, and Bumzu, while composed and arranged by Woozi, Bumzu, and Yeon Dong-geon.

The lead title track 아낀다 (Adore U).

Seventeen members took part in the writing and production sections of all five tracks of 17 Carat. The series Seventeen TV, broadcast on UStream between December 2012 and August 2014, featured all the members of the band who went through daily practice. Later, a new program called Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan was launched on the South Korean broadcasting network, MBC, and premiered between May 2 and May 26, 2015, whose finale was the debut showcase of the group. The last episode of Seventeen Project ultimately led to the formation of three units within a team: a hip-hop unit, a vocal unit, and a performance unit, assigning each member position to a specific unit in terms of their capability.

During the formation of Seventeen Band, Pledis Entertainment was struggling financially, but Seventeen’s debut became a commercial success for the company and earned it millions of dollars. The debut album 17 Carat peaked at fourth position on the Korean Gaon Chart and became the only album to grab the position on the US World Billboard titled “10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015,” peaking at eighth position.

In the end, Seventeen debuted on May 26, 2015, at 6 p.m. KST with their one-hour live debut showcase on MBC and released their debut extended play (EP), “17 Carat,” on May 29, 2015, which has five tracks, and 아낀다 (Adore U) serves as its lead single. If you are interested in the Seventeen band, you can read about how old the Seventeen members are and what their zodiac signs are.