Seventeen (Korean: 세븐틴), a Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment and debuted on May 26, 2015.
The group consists of 13 members, including S.coups, Jeonghan, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, Seungkwan, Dino from Korea, Joshua from America, Vernon, a Korean-American, as well as Jun and The8 from China.
On May 26, 2015, through the reality program, “Seventeen Project: The Great Battle”, they were officially debuted on the seventh episode debut showcase. And on May 29, they released their first mini-album “Carat”, with the title track “Adore u”.
Because the members participate in the composition, writing, and choreography of each album they were given the title “Self-producing idols ( 자체제작 아이돌 )”.
The group name “Seventeen” implies 13 members + 3 units + 1 Group”.
The official fan name is called “CARAT (캐럿)”. The name was taken from the diamond’s mass unit, metaphorically seventeen is a diamond-like presence, and as the number of CARAT increases, the value of Seventeen also increases.
The official colors for Seventeen are Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz is warm and soft, and Serenity is quiet, smooth, which used to describe the warmth and clarity of Seventeen.
There is also 3 sub-unit groups, Hip-Hop Team, Vocal Team, and Performance Team.
Prior to debut, Seventeen also appeared in the reality TV show Seventeen Project: Debut Big Plan, broadcast on MBC between May 2–26, 2015. The show concluded with the group’s debut showcase.
On May 29, 2015, the first mini-album “CARAT” released with the title track “Adore U (아낀다)”. The album was produced by Woozi and Bumzu of PJR Entertainment, while S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon were involved in the production of the record lyrics.
Within the first week after the album released, the debut album “CARAT” won the Ninth place in Billboard’s “Top World Albums.” [wiki]