Stray Kids is a male vocal group from South Korea formed by JYP Entertainment through a reality show titled Stray Kids in 2017. This group originally consisted of nine members, namely Bang Chan, Woojin, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han. , Felix, Seungmin, and IN They released a pre-debut mini-album titled Mixtape in January 2018 and officially debuted on March 25, 2018, with a mini-album titled I Am Not. Woojin withdrew from the group in October 2019.
In August 2017, JYP Entertainment (JYPE) officially announced their survival reality show to launch a male idol group debut project. Complete information and teasers were released in the following two months, including the title of the show, namely Stray Kids. Before the premiere on October 17th, JYPE released Stray Kids’ first music video titled “Hellevator”, which was later released as a digital single. Two participants, namely Lee Know and Felix, were eliminated from the event. But both of them returned to the show and all nine participants ended up being members of Stray Kids.
Stray Kids in January 2018
Along with the launch of the Stray Kids official website, JYPE announced a pre-debut mini-album titled Mixtape. The album contains seven songs written and composed by the members, including Hellevator and other songs they performed during the show. The Mixtape album was released along with the performance video for the second song, Beware, released on January 8, 2018, while the performance video for Spread My Wings was uploaded one week later. The album debuted at No.2 on the Gaon Album Chart and the Billboard World Albums chart.
On March 5, JYPE announced the debut showcase, titled Stray Kids Unveil (Op. 01: I Am Not), which was held on March 25 at Jangchung Arena. They officially debuted one day later with the release of a mini-album titled I Am Not, along with the music video for their title track “District 9”, while the music video for the song “Grow Up” was released on March 31, and the performance video for the song “Mirror.” “released on 23 April. The album I Am Not debuted at number 4 on the Gaon Album Chart and has sold 54,000 copies in March.
On April 14, Stray Kids made its first overseas appearance since its debut by participating in the 2018 KCON Japan program.
On July 12, JYPE announced the second showcase, titled Stray Kids Unveil (Op. 02: I Am Who), which was held on August 5 at Kyung Hee University Grand Peace Palace. Their second mini-album titled I Am Who, along with the title single “My Pace”, was released the following day.
On October 4, JYPE announced the second showcase titled Stray Kids Unveil (Op. 03: I Am You) which will be held on October 21, 21 at the Olympic Hall, followed by the release of Stray Kids’ third mini-album, I Am You at the next day.
As is well known, the boy group has been viral since the moment of its debut. After just two years into his career, you could say that Stray Kids has achieved great success.
Well, after a long debut, Stray Kids finally released an official Stray Kids lightstick for fans. What are you curious about?
On November 16, 2019 yesterday, Stray Kids finally released their official light stick. The design of this one merchandise is also decorated with details that have deep meaning.
The light stick has a white handle with a clear ball-shaped top. Now, what is of concern is the design of the compass which is a combination of silver and red which is very suitable for the Stray Kids concept.
Of course, this light stick was greeted with great fanfare. Many of them give compliments on the design side which looks so cool and unique.
“The most meaningful light stick ever made in history,” wrote one fan. “That’s a compass, oh my God. Take my money,” said another fan. What do you think, KLovers?