Taking home their first Moon Person for their performance of “Rock with you” featured in the December 2021 Global PUSH Artist campaign
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SEOUL – August 29, 2022 – K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN were crowned PUSH Performance of the Year at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, becoming the first K-pop artist to take the category home.
At the awards show held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 28, the K-pop performance powerhouse was announced as the PUSH Performance of the Year winner, for their performance of “Rock with you” featured in the December 2021 Global PUSH Artist campaign. SEVENTEEN were the first K-pop artist ever to be featured as an MTV PUSH Artist.
Upon accepting the award, SEVENTEEN said, “It was a huge honor to be featured as the first K-pop artist for MTV PUSH, and even a greater one to receive the MTV PUSH Performance of the Year award. We’re on tour right now so we can’t be there in person. We hope you all have the greatest night ever.”
Following two sold-out shows in Seoul that marked the largest show in the city with an audience since the onset of the pandemic, SEVENTEEN are currently touring North America for ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [BE THE SUN].’ After action-packed shows in Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, Fort Worth, Chicago and Washington, D.C., the K-pop supergroup will bring their must-see show to Atlanta, Belmont Park, Toronto and Newark next. Shows in Asia are set to follow through the year.
Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN—comprised of S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO—have rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The 13-piece act’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN have unassumingly become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. The performance powerhouse made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and MTV Fresh Out Live. The group closed out 2021 as the first-ever K-pop artist featured for MTV Push. SEVENTEEN’s 4th studio album Face the Sun marked a new milestone in K-pop, rendering the SEVENTEEN one of the only two artists in K-pop history alongside BTS to surpass the 2 million mark for first-week album sales. The album was also the act’s first top-10 charting album on the Billboard 200, which was soon followed by their latest release SECTOR 17 that debuted at No.4 on the chart.