The album debuted and peaked at number one on the Gaon Album Chart and Billboard World Albums Chart and entered the US Billboard at number , becoming the highest-charting debut album by any male K-pop group. They do not have a separate Korean version of their name. In their first ever interview with MBC 's "Section TV", the group mentioned that they prefer to be called by their full name, not by their initials. Plans for a second boy group from Big Hit Entertainment were announced by founder Bang Si-hyuk as early as  and a date for early set in November The album also ranked number 3 on Oricon 's Weekly Album Chart. On August 8, , it was announced by Big Hit Entertainment that they originally had planned to release a new album in August but due to members Soobin being diagnosed with infectious conjuctivitis and Yeonjun affected by back pains, it was then postponed to September.
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By Kristine Kwak. Variety spoke with the quintet via Zoom. Taehyun: That was our first time performing in front of such a large audience overseas. We were really excited but also very nervous. The main thought we have is to enjoy each performance. However, it was still fun and really cool that we were able to do the event and meet with fans via video. I really enjoyed it. Our month-end evaluations during our trainee days were extremely tough. We wrote the lyrics with those feelings in mind so we were nervous for the song to release, but it was a good experience.
On November 27, , it was reported that Big Hit had plans to debut  a five-member boy group at the beginning of , being the first group to debut in six years, since BTS ' debut in The group would be composed by members with an average age of 17 and would reportedly have a different concept than their seniors . The interactive website also brings up the phrase, "You and I, different but together". It is also responsible for the logo design.