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Stray Kids to drop two albums, hold third world tour in 2024

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Boy band Stray Kids [JYP ENTERTAINMENT]
Boy band Stray Kids [JYP ENTERTAINMENT]

After a record-breaking 2023, Stray Kids is aiming to fly even higher in 2024.

Stray Kids will drop two albums this year, its agency JYP Entertainment said Tuesday, and plans to play more concerts, open pop-up stores and more.

The band uploaded a video titled “Step Out 2024” on Monday, looking back at the last year and teasing upcoming events in the next, including the two album drops, a third world tour, fan meet and greets and pop-ups in Seoul and Busan.

The band plans to upload “SKZ-Player” videos, which showcase the members’ performances outside of the band’s album activities.

It also promised to upload more original content — such as “1 Kid’s Room” and “2 Kids Show” — this year.

Stray Kids debuted with JYP Entertainment in 2017. The band consists of eight members — Bangchan, Leeknow, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N.

The band dropped five projects this year, including its third full-length album “5-Star” and EP “Rock-Star.”

It also performed at Lollapalooza Paris, the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs). The band won “Best K-Pop” at the 2023 MTV VMAs and took home the Top K-pop Album award with “5-STAR” at the 2023 BBMAs.

The band finished its second world tour “Maniac” in April at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

The band’s album “Rock-Star” topped the Billboard 200 chart, making the band the second K-pop band to reach No. 1 four times on the Billboard 200 following BTS’s record, six times.

Stray Kids recently performed on Japanese broadcaster NHK’s annual year-end TV show “Kohaku Uta Gassen” on New Year’s Eve.

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BY KIM JI-YE [kim.jiye@joongang.co.kr]