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Stray Kids’ upcoming album ‘5-STAR’ sets record with 4.93 million pre-orders

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

Boy band Stray Kids’ upcoming album “★★★★★ (5-STAR)” surpassed 4.93 million pre orders as of Tuesday, making it the most pre-ordered album in K-pop history.

“5-STAR,” Stray Kids’ third full-length album, will drop on June 2.

The boy band’s previous albums also saw positive sales figures, with Stray Kids’ achieving its first million-selling album with its second full-length album “Noeasy” in 2021. It sold over 1.67 million copies, followed by its EP “Oddinary” (2022) which sold 1.85 million copies and “Maxident” which sold over 3.42 million copies, making it the most sold album from the boy band’s agency JYP Entertainment.

Stray Kids debuted in 2017 as a nine-member group under JYP Entertainment. After Woojin left the band and agency in 2019, citing personal reasons, Stray Kids has been active as a group of eight — Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N. Almost all of the songs released by Stray Kids have been produced by 3RACHA, the boy band’s in-house producing unit consisting of Bangchan, Changbin and Han.

Stray Kids will hold a meet and greet “Stray Kids 3rd Fanmeeting ‘Pilot : For ★★★★★’” at the KSPO Dome in Songpa District’s Olympic Park, located in southern Seoul on July 1 and 2.

BY CHO YONG-JUN [cho.yongjun1@joongang.co.kr]