As revealed by PLEDIS Entertainment on August 24, 2022, the K-pop group SEVENTEEN will be releasing a collaboration single titled _WORLD with Anne-Marie on August 26, 2022, at 1 pm KST. For the unversed, _WORLD is the title song of the group’s fourth full-length repackaged album, SECTOR 17, which was released on July 18, 2022.
SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) '_WORLD' Official MV
— 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) July 18, 2022
The SEVENTEEN members already gave a glimpse of their collaboration with Anne-Marie earlier via social media. The group earlier released a challenge video titled ‘I Just Called’ with a phrase that reads, “WE’RE LOOKING AT YOU” to which Anne-Marie responded, thereby receiving widespread global fans’ attention. Talking about the same, the singer asked, “Can I join your world?” to which SEVENTEEN responded with the following phrase, “Let’s start your interview.”
— 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) August 22, 2022
SECTOR 17’s records
Talking about SEVENTEEN’s repackage album SECTOR 17, it has been creating multiple records ever since its release. On July 31, 2022, Billboard announced that the popular boy group SEVENTEEN has ranked #4 on the Top 200 Album Chart with their album SECTOR 17. The repacked album has become SEVENTEEN’s highest-ever rank yet by making the new record on the Billboard 200 chart. Moreover, SECTOR 17 is the fourth album of the group to have entered the chart overall. Previously, Your Choice, Attacca, and Face the Sun had also ranked on the same chart.
SECTOR 17 had earlier become SEVENTEEN’s second top 10 entry on the Billboard chart as the group had earlier debuted and peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart with Face the Sun. Apart from that, the repackaged album also earned a total number of 34,000 equivalent album units during the week ending of July 2022.
The pre-sales record
On July 13, the K-pop group SEVENTEEN’s distribution company YG PLUS announced that the upcoming album had crossed 1.2 million copies of pre-orders. For the unversed, the album is all set to drop on July 18, 2022, and is a repackaged version of FACE THE SUN, the group’s fourth full-length album. While SECTOR 17 will include all the tracks from FACE THE SUN, the album will include four new tracks. Out of them, CHEERS was already dropped as a pre-release track. The unit track features the leader line members of SEVENTEEN – Hoshi, Woozi, and S. Coups.