Stray Kids are the top-selling K-pop act in the United States, surpassing industry giants. Stray Kids’ music industry dominance knows no bounds, extending from South Korea to the American market.
This year, their exceptional album sales performance in the United States has made them the best-selling K-pop act in terms of pure album sales, eclipsing well-known acts such as TXT, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, and ATEEZ.
This astounding accomplishment is a testament to their worldwide popularity and the unwavering devotion of their followers:
Best selling K-Pop acts by pure albums this year so far (US):
#2 #TXT (@TXT_members)
#3 #TWICE (@JYPETWICE)
#4 #SEVENTEEN (@pledis_17)
— chart data (@chartdata) June 26, 2023
According to Luminate, the new album debuted with 249,500 equivalent album units earned in the United States during the week ending June 8. This is the fourth-largest week in terms of album sales in 2023.
Stray Kids has accomplished a remarkable feat by selling 281,000 copies of their most recent album, 5-STAR, in the United States in just two weeks:
Stray Kids achieved a remarkable feat by selling 281K copies of 5-STAR in the US within just two weeks, despite little to no promotions from RR and the jewel cases not being released yet. Mind you, that a full album typically has a higher price point compared to a mini album. pic.twitter.com/11LCcVTXMF
— your #1 skzshooter (@bangcvnt) June 26, 2023
Even more impressive is the fact that the album’s tangible jewel cases have not yet been distributed. Stray Kids leads a crowded top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated June 17) with the debut of 5-STAR at No. 1. It is the third chart entry and first No. 1 debut for the Korean act, following 2022’s MAXIDENT and ODDINARY.
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The 5-STAR success narrative began on the day of its release, June 2nd when it made an explosive impact in South Korea. According to the renowned Hanteo chart, one of the country’s primary music rankings, the album sold a staggering 2,392,667 copies on its first day in South Korea alone.
On its release in South Korea, 5-STAR became only the third album in history to surpass the two million mark in sales. This places Stray Kids in the esteemed company of K-pop titans BTS and Seventeen, whose respective albums also accomplished this monumental feat.
Stray Kids has now surpassed 5,000,000 (5 MILLION) sales on Circle Chart! It is the 3rd album to surpass this milestone in Circle Chart history:
#StrayKids “★★★★★ (5-STAR)” has now surpassed 5,000,000 (5 MILLION) sales on Circle Chart!
— billboard SKZ (@billboardskz) June 22, 2023
Stray Kids’ most recent album has left an indelible mark, demonstrating its undeniable influence on the music industry. Their extraordinary sales achievements in South Korea and the United States show their ability to captivate audiences and shatter records.
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As Stray Kids soars higher toward new horizons, it becomes increasingly evident that they have solidified their position as a dominant force in the K-pop industry. Fans anxiously anticipate this talented group’s future endeavors as they continue to push boundaries and establish new benchmarks in their pursuit of musical excellence.
Stray Kids’ extraordinary success not only serves as a model for aspiring artists but also highlights the profound impact of their art and their devoted fanbase.