Seventeen is a 13-member boy band that debuted under Pledis in 2015, quickly becoming one of the most popular third-generation boy bands in K-pop.
Seventeen is known as one of the few "self-produced" idols in K-pop, meaning that its talented members produce the music for the band and come up with their own performances.
Most of the band's most-loved songs have been composed by member Woozi with the help of other members, including "Don't Wanna Cry" (2017), "Clap" (2017), "Hit" (2019) and "Home" (2019).
They became a part of the HYBE family when Pledis was acquired by the K-pop powerhouse in May 2020.
Rumors circulated that year and followed through 2021 in tandem with the band's seventh anniversary, when K-pop stars' contracts with their agencies typically end. All members of Seventeen renewed their contracts with the agency.
Why is Seventeen called Seventeen?
The number "17" in the band's name has an interesting story to it.
First, there are 13 members of the group. Then they are divided into three sub-units that each specializes in hip-hop, performance and vocal. And, of course, they all come together to make one team. Adding the three numbers — 13, 3 and 1 — you get 17. (2022.09.09)
Why are Seventeen fans called Carats?
It was inspired by Seventeen's debut album, "17 Carat." Carat, the measurement of a diamond's size, means that the higher the number, the higher the value of the beholder. The fan club took its idea from this concept and chose the name because "Carats" will make Seventeen shine and add value to each new fan joining the club. It was finalized on Feb. 14, 2016. (2022.09.09)
Is Seventeen disbanding?
No. Rumors circulated last year since the members' seven-year contracts — customary in K-pop — were almost up in 2021.
Since bands these days don't officially split or call it quits but just slowly fade out after members start going their separate ways and signing with different agencies, fans were worried that Seventeen may face a fate similar to other groups that couldn't beat the so-called "seven-year curse."