TVXQ, Big Bang, EXO and BTS. Who is the next commander of the K-pop scene? Myriad boy and girl bands are jockeying for position, using their distinctive charm and talent. Seventeen is one of the strong contenders. The 13-member band of Pledis Entertainment has conquered several charts at home and abroad with its latest mini album, “You Make My Day”, and lead track Oh My! 7 K-pop boy bands that are poised to take over the world this year The band wowed people when it debuted at No.3 on Billboard’s World Albums chart and was ranked No.7 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. The positioning on the latter was remarkable as few K-pop singers have achieved the feat. The group also topped the Gaon Weekly and Monthly Album Chart this month, selling more than 350,000 albums. K-pop girl group Twice was ranked second. @m2mpd 그동안 #SVT클럽 을 시청해주신 모든 분들 감사드립니다 13명의 세븐틴 멤버들과 환이형, 그리고 캐럿들까지! 우리 모두 웃으며 안녕해요 안뇨어어엉 ㅤ #엠피디의 #하트탈탈타임 #끝날때까지끝난게아니다 #SVT클럽_뽀에버 #SEVENTEEN #세븐틴 @saythename_17 A post shared by SEVENTEEN (@saythename_17) on Jun 1, 2018 at 3:35am PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Hot in Korea: a round-up of July’s top K-pop, K-drama and Netflix news Seventeen, which debuted in 2015, is dubbed “self-produced idols”, since its members take part in songwriting and choreography for the group’s tracks. Group members are also expanding their activities to acting and show hosting. Mingyu appeared in a Thai sitcom in 2017 and is an MC of SBS music programme Inkigayo . Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter This article was originally written by Dong Sun-hwa for The Korea Times .