Stray Kids tops Billboard 200 albums chart with latest EP
Boy band Stray Kids topped the Billboard 200 albums chart with its latest EP "Oddinary" on Tuesday.
Stray Kids is the third K-pop act to land the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart after BTS and SuperM.
The feat also marks Stray Kids' first time to appear on the Billboard 200's chart.
“Oddinary” which dropped on March 18, consists of seven songs including the title track "Maniac."
According to Billboard, "Oddinary" is the 13th non-English album to land first on the chart in the United States.
It also noted that the band had 110,000 equivalent album units in the United States by March 24.
The equivalent album unit is calculated with physical album sales and other digital sales records. The data is derived from MRC Data, an independent data company that provides data to the Billboard charts.
Stray Kids' "Oddinary" was followed by Lil Durk’s “7220" (2022) and “Encanto” soundtrack (2021).
Stray Kids debuted in 2018 and consists of members Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N. The band has had hits such as “My Pace” (2018), “Miroh” (2019), “God's Menu” (2020), “Back Door” (2020) and “Thunderous” (2021). Its second full-length album “Noeasy” (2021) sold over 1.3 million copies. That album’s lead track, “Thunderous,” ranked No. 1 on several local music shows.
The band is set to embark on its world tour "Maniac" on April 30 which will kick off in Seoul.
It will then perform in Kobe on June 11 and 12; Tokyo on June 18 and 19, Newark on June 29; Chicago on July 1; Atlanta on July 3; Fort Worth on July 6; Los Angeles on July 9; Oakland on July 12; Seattle on July 14; then Tokyo again on July 26 and 27.
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