8-member ‘Stray Kids’, a million-seller reservation

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The 8-member idol group Stray Kids (Bang Chan, Reno, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, I.N) stood tall as representatives of K-pop. Those who took their first steps in the music industry with the album ‘I Am Not’ in 2018 came close to the ‘million sellers’ with their new album, occupying the center of the music industry for the first time in 4 years.

Stray Kids has recorded 930,000 pre-orders so far with their 2nd regular album, ‘NO EASY,’ which was released at 6 pm on the 23rd. In light of their momentum and intense fandom, it is expected to break through 1 million copies easily. Groups that have sold over 1 million copies with a single album include BTS, EXO, Seventeen, Black Pink, and NCT.

This is the first time Stray Kids has recorded a pre-order of close to 1 million copies since their debut. In particular, the number has more than tripled from the 300,000 copies recorded with the first full-length repackage album ‘Life’ (IN生) in September last year.

They are showing explosive growth after winning the Mnet idol group contest program ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’ (Kingdom) in April. This new album is the first work released after winning ‘Kingdom .’ It is attracting attention in that the members once again worked on all the songs.

They are already famous as a group with excellent ‘self-producing ability, with Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han of the team’s producing group 3RACHA, who previously filled all the songs in the album with their songs. In addition, the intense performance and color known as ‘marinate are clear.

Based on this, it has been recognized abroad as well. As of the 23rd, the 2nd full-length album took the top spot on the US iTunes album chart and 40 overseas charts, including Australia, Germany, and Spain. It also topped the domestic Hanteo Chart’s real-time album chart and Gaon Chart’s retail album real-time chart.

The reaction to the title song ‘Singer’ is also hot. On the morning of that day, it topped the iTunes song charts in 44 overseas regions, including France, Argentina, and Colombia.

Through their agency JYP Entertainment, Stray Key Kids said, “We have gained confidence in our music and stage.”

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