Seventeen spends 17th week on Billboard Social 50 chart
UPI News Service, 10/05/2017
South Korean boy band Seventeen is spending its 17th week on the Billboard Social 50 chart.
The K-pop group ranked No. 34 on the company's list of top artists on social media for the week of Oct. 14.
The Social 50 chart tracks popular artists on the leading social networking sites, according to the Billboard website. New followers, artist page views and song plays per week determine an artist's ranking on the chart.
Seventeen, which boasts 2.12 million followers on Twitter, first appeared on the Billboard Social 50 chart in June. The boy band reached a high of No. 14 in August, and ranked No. 38 last week.
Fellow South Korean acts BTS and EXO remain on the Billboard Social 50 chart, coming in at No. 1 and No. 12, respectively, on the Oct. 14 list. The pair made history in September by becoming the first K-pop groups to concurrently rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
Seventeen is known for the singles "Pretty U," "Very Nice" and "Don't Wanna Cry," and last released the EP AI1 in May. The group celebrated the start of the Korean holiday Chuseok in a video to fans Tuesday.
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