Ok-pop boy band Stray Youngsters smashes data with 5 million-plus album pre-sales and greater than two million copies offered on day one in South Korea.
On the day of its launch, Stray Youngsters’ comeback album 5 Star rapidly turned one of many bestselling titles in South Korea this yr. The album’s speedy industrial success has helped the boy band obtain a feat solely achieved by two different bands within the nation’s historical past.
5 Star was solely launched on Friday, June 2, and offered a staggering 2,392,666 copies that day in South Korea alone, in response to the Hanteo chart, one of many two essential music charts within the nation. In the meantime, the album has seen greater than 5 million models offered in pre-sale — the best recorded album pre-sale in historical past.
The group is barely the third in historical past to promote over two million copies of an album on the primary day of launch in South Korea. Stray Youngsters joins BTS and Seventeen with an enormous first-day win; BTS set a precedent with their album Map of the Soul: 7 in early 2020, with over 2.65 million copies within the first six hours of availability. BTS would obtain a second displaying with Proof in 2022, which surpassed two million gross sales on its first day.
Fellow Ok-pop boy band Seventeen turned the second group to promote greater than two million copies of a brand new launch in a single day earlier this yr. Their FML launch achieved a whopping 3.99 million copies offered on its first day, shattering the earlier data for first-day gross sales and setting a brand new benchmark for first-week gross sales altogether.
Now, Stray Youngsters have surpassed their earlier finest first-week gross sales file and broke their very own first-day gross sales file. The earlier file of roughly 2.1 million copies offered within the first week was held by the group’s EP Maxident. That launch offered 1.3 million copies on the day of its debut.
Stray Youngsters have offered over 9 million copies throughout all their albums on the Hanteo charts — making them the fifth artist to attain this feat in South Korea.