Stray Kids Top U.S. Billboard 200 Again

  • By Yoon Soo-jung

    October 18, 2022 11:07

    Boy band Stray Kids have returned to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart with their mini album "Maxident."
    Billboard said on Sunday that the boys "ring up their second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 -- and second of 2022 -- as ["Maxident"] debuts atop the list" for the week ending Oct. 22.
    Stray Kids, which were created by JYP Entertainment and debuted in 2018, topped the chart last March with their previous mini album, "Oddinary."
    Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, are the only K-pop group to top the chart more than twice, doing so eight times in total.
    Stray Kids
    Billboard said "it is the 16th mostly non-English language album to hit No. 1 and the fourth in 2022," following Blackpink's "Born Pink," BTS' "Proof" and the octet's "Oddinary."
    According to album sales tracker Hanteo Chart, "Maxident," which was released on Oct. 7, sold 2.06 million copies in Korea as of Oct. 12.
    Stray Kids will embark on their second world tour in November that will last until March next year. The boys will visit seven cities in five countries.
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