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'Oddinary' becomes Stray Kids' 2nd million-seller album

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K-pop boy group Stray Kids / Courtesy of JYP Entertainment
K-pop boy group Stray Kids / Courtesy of JYP Entertainment

By Dong Sun-hwa

Stray Kids have again sold more than 1 million copies of one of its albums.

Korea's album sales tracker Gaon Chart said Thursday that the group's March release, "Oddinary," reached the milestone of 1 million sales. Its first million-seller album was "Noeasy," which dropped last year.

In 2021, the eight-piece group became the first JYP Entertainment act to sell more than 1 million copies of an album with its second full-length album, "Noeasy." Founded by Park Jin-young in 1997, JYP is home to K-pop VIPs like Twice and Itzy.

"Oddinary," with its first single "Maniac," racked up 1.3 million pre-orders and sold more than 850,000 copies during the first week of its release. It also reigned atop the Billboard main albums chart upon its release, leading Stray Kids to become the third K-pop act to achieve the feat, following BTS and SuperM.

Stray Kids ― consisting of Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N ― made their official debut with the EP "I am NOT" in 2018.

The act kicked off their second world tour in Seoul on April 29 and will perform in 10 more cities around the world including Tokyo, Chicago and Los Angeles until June 27.


Dong Sun-hwa sunhwadong@koreatimes.co.kr


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