With a MAMA nomination and two stellar EPs, it’s no doubt that SEVENTEEN is definitely one of this year’s standout rookie groups. However, even though they’re quickly gaining popularity all over the world, some of us may still be a bit new to them. So, here’s a quick list to introduce you to the boys and (hopefully) help you also slip into the diamond life.
1. 13 Opportunities to Find a Bias
Despite their name, SEVENTEEN is comprised of thirteen members. That’s like, a baker’s dozen of boys to love. And seriously, when a group has this many members, how can you not find your perfect bias?
2. They Have Unique Units
Most groups have one member that specializes in a certain area or plays a specific role, but SEVENTEEN’s different. They break their talents down into three unique units:
The Vocal Unit
The Hip-Hop Unit
The Performance Unit
This makes learning their names incredibly easy, and it also separates them from tons of other rookie groups. Plus, they can even do more promotions as sub-units to better highlight their talents later on down the road.
3. The Members Produce All of Their Music…
It’s not uncommon for a rookie group’s music to be completely produced by their company, so the fact that member Woozi produces all of their songs and has an active role in their recording sessions is definitely a fact to admire.
4. …and Choreograph All of Their Dances
Honestly, how talented are these boys? While Woozi’s working on the tunes, Hoshi’s in the practice room crafting the choreography. Talk about dedication!
5. Their Part-Switch MVs are Hilarious
We don’t usually get to see group members switch parts with one another unless they’re either joking around behind the scenes or on some kind of variety show. But SEVENTEEN makes every fan’s wish come true with their special part-switch music videos, where the members not only lipsync to each other’s parts, but they even take each other’s places in the choreography.
6. THIS Part of the “Mansae” Choreo
Really, do we need any words to explain how amazing this is?
Let’s move on then.
7. Jeonghan’s Beautiful Hair
Jeonghan should really just star in all of the shampoo commercials, all of the time. Pair his legendary locks with his angelic voice and you’re basically never going to keep your bias list straight because Jeonghan is going to ruin it every single time.
8. The8’s Flawless B-Boying
While every SEVENTEEN member is basically oozing with talent, we really can’t skip over The8’s dancing.
Just look at him.
9. The Jamong Song
SEVENTEEN displays their undeniable talent and dazzling charm in a matter of only five minutes when they collaborate for an impromptu song session. Although the boys joke around quite a bit while composing “Jamong,” you can’t deny that it takes a really talented group to craft such a breezy song in this short amount of time. The end product is so good it actually makes you wish the freestyle was an actual track on their album.
10. Mingyu’s and Joshua’s Drawing Skills
Drawing may not be every idol’s forte, but it definitely comes easier for Mingyu and Joshua. Just check out their portraits of fellow members. It’s like staring into a mirror.
11. They’re Basically One Big Group of Gentlemen
Remember when Woozi helped Ailee keep her balance during her Show Champion win? And how SEVENTEEN leader S. Coups helped bring the chair over for Ailee to sit down on for her encore stage?
And the time they passed out gifts to strangers at a university?
Their manners are just as sweet as their voices.
12. Their “Talk Times” and Honesty with Each Other
Like any family or group of friends, SEVENTEEN goes through rough patches. But instead of keeping it bottled in and letting it fester into something that could detriment the group, the boys implement a “talk time” where they can speak openly to each about what’s been on their mind.
We see their incredible communication skills and vulnerability during this campfire talk scene from SEVENTEEN Project below, where S.Coups speaks on how he feels about another member. The scene starts about ten minutes into the video.
Communication is key to any great relationship, and it’s no wonder why SEVENTEEN feels more like a family when their bonds with each other are this strong.
13. Their Insanely Explosive Energy
There’s something special about SEVENTEEN’s energy, whether they’re performing on stage or just hanging out together for a variety show. You can really see that they love being around each other and they’re having fun doing what they do. Watching them appear on anything is basically like taking a part of their fun times from home, and who doesn’t want to have fun with SEVENTEEN?
14. The Vocal Unit’s “Because of You” Cover
After School’s “Because of You” is already an iconic song, but SEVENTEEN’s vocal unit reimagines the legendary tune and makes it their own in this cut from SEVENTEEN Project.
15. The Intense Unit Battles During This Game
We’re all pretty familiar with this game by now, right? It’s basically the initiation ceremony for every idol group out there. But how often is the game this intense? And how many groups have Jun and his vacuum mouth? Or DK and his aggressive one?
16. THIS Charismatic Pre-Debut Performance
SEVENTEEN has an entire arsenal of pre-debut videos from their official YouTube channel, but the “No F.U.N.” performance video definitely stands out. With the vocal unit’s Jeonghan, the hip-hop unit’s Wonwoo, and the performance unit’s Hoshi, the trio’s performance is full of powerful stage presence and haunting vocals.
17. Their Talent
SEVENTEEN only debuted a few months ago, and yet it already feels like they’ve shown us a multitude of talents. From creative performance videos to emotional song covers and fiery mixtapes, the boys are definitely a force to be reckon with. We can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for them next!
What do you love about SEVENTEEN? Let us know in the comments!
brookenicole is a creative writer with a huge love for K-Pop and an even bigger love for playlist creation. You can find her on Twitter here.