Stray Kids sold 1 million copies of their first EP album in Japan
Stray Kids sold 1 million copies of their first EP album in Japan
Stray Kids has surpassed 1 million copies shipped with their first EP album in Japan, achieving their first million-selling album in the country.

Stray Kids' first EP album in Japan, 'Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-', released on September 6th by Sony Music Labels. According to the survey, as of September 29, the number of album shipments exceeded 1 million copies.

Previously, the album ranked first in Oricon's weekly album rankings (09.04-09.10) with 506,212 points, recording the highest first-week sales for a Japanese original album by a fourth-generation K-pop group. In addition, Stray Kids ranked first in Oricon's weekly album rankings for two consecutive weeks, becoming the first foreign artist to top that chart for two consecutive weeks this year.

'Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-' ranked first in Billboard Japan's Hot Album, Top Album Sales, and Artist 100 categories as of September 13, and also topped the Top Album Sales category on the weekly album sales chart for two weeks. Won first place in a row. Tower Records, the largest local record shop, also topped the overall album weekly ranking (09.04~09.10) across all stores. The Japanese original song 'Social Path (feat. LiSA)' attracted attention as the first collaboration song with LiSA, a famous Japanese artist who has many popular local TV animation theme songs and hit songs. As of the day of pre-release on August 30th, the music video was the most popular video on YouTube in Japan, and ranked first in YouTube music video trending worldwide on the afternoon of the 31st. As of September 7, the song ranked first on the iTunes Song Chart in 26 overseas regions and the local Line Music Song Top 100 Weekly Chart (2023.08.30-09.05).

The title song 'CASE 143' of the mini album 'MAXIDENT' released in October 2022 has surpassed 100 million cumulative streams based on Billboard Japan. In terms of K-pop boy groups, they are the second group to have songs streamed more than 100 million times in the country, following BTS.

Stray Kids is continuing the 'Stray Kids 5-STAR Dome Tour 2023' (Five Star Dome Tour 2023), which is their first dome tour since their debut and 'the first K-pop 4th generation boy group' to enter Japan's top 4 dome performance halls. This tour sold out all tickets very quickly, with over 2.5 million pre-registrations. Last August, they started at Fukuoka PayPay Dome and finished at Vantelin Dome Nagoya and Kyocera Dome Osaka. A spectacular finale will be held at Tokyo Dome on October 28th and 29th. In Korea, 'Stray Kids '5-STAR Dome Tour 2023 Seoul Special (UNVEIL 13)'' will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul for two days on October 21st and 22nd. This performance was sold out at Gocheok Dome, which is considered the largest indoor performance hall in Korea, five years after its debut.

Kim Ji-won, Ten Asia reporter translated by google