Stray Kids' 'NOEASY' is JYPE's 1st million seller, Stays proud of thunderous comeback
Stray Kids’ second studio album ‘NOEASY’ was already much talked about even before its release. Not only was their cinematic ‘Thunderous’ trailer noticed by Ryan Reynolds, but they also earned their first #1 on Billboard with the pre-release single ‘Mixtape: OH’. And netizens everywhere were shocked when it was announced that ‘NOEASY’ was set to become a million-seller even before its release.
The week before its release, it was revealed that JYPE had stocked 930k pre-orders that would easily make Stray Kids’ ‘NOEASY’ a million-seller in the very first week probably. And netizens were not wrong. While the album was released on August 23, it was announced on August 31 that it had surpassed more than a million sales. According to Gaon Chart, the album has sold 1.1M copies.
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Stray Kids' 'NOEASY' becomes a million-seller
‘NOEASY’ is JYPE’s first produced studio album to hit the one million mark. Stray Kids are also the fastest JYPE group to make 1M sales. Stray Kids’ previous album ‘IN LIFE’ took 10 months to cross 500k sales and earn a double-platinum badge. Their growth with ‘NOEASY’ is astounding as Hanteo announced that in the first week the second studio album sold 641k copies other than the 930k preorders. This is again a personal record for them as ‘IN LIFE’ had only made 233k sales in the first week.
Additionally, even the music video for ‘Thunderous’, the title track crossed 50M YouTube views in the first week and is currently at 52M views and 2.4M likes. The comeback even broke chart records on the first day itself as ‘NOEASY’ topped iTunes in 41 countries while ‘Thunderous’ topped in 52 countries. The album also topped Hanteo’s Weekly Album chart and Gaon’s Weekly Retail Album chart.
Stray Kids’ total sales of all of their albums now cross 3.5M copies making them one of the top 10 best-selling K-pop acts according to Gaon. It should be noted that all of the tracks have been made by the boys themselves with 3RACHA (Bang Chan, Changbin and Han) producing 9 of the songs including the title track. This makes the achievements even more special for Stays.
Watch the music video for ‘Thunderous’ below.
'4th generation leaders'
Stays everywhere trended hashtags like #Stray_Kids_Million_Sellers, #NOEASY1MillionSales and #SKZ_JYPE1stMillionSeller which took over several Twitter trends. They made posts like, “3racha, thank you for not giving up,” and “That's my best friend.” One Stay pointed out, “Skz with only 3 years from its debut has became the youngest group to be a million seller, indeed 4 generation leaders!!!!!!!” “Not to brag about skz million seller but i had so much fun im sorry haha this is something to brag about stays can't be humble man im sorry hahaha btw skz million seller is true,” flexed another fan.
3racha, thank you for not giving up 😭 pic.twitter.com/d44eIMRYlT— hyb ⚡ (@feIixknows) August 31, 2021
skz with only 3 years from its debut has became the youngest group to be a million seller, indeed 4 generation leaders!!!!!!!♥️♥️♥️ #SKZ_JYPE1stMillionSeller #Stray_Kids_Million_Sellers pic.twitter.com/ScVLT4XDDC— skz_ot8forever🍀 (@hyunjiniee0390) August 31, 2021
not to brag about skz million seller but i had so much fun im sorry haha this is something to brag about stays can't be humble man im sorry hahaha btw skz million seller is true— yuri (@quakkaverse_) August 31, 2021
STRAY KIDS MILLION SELLER#NOEASY1MillionSales#SKZ_JYPE1stMillionSeller#Stray_Kids_Million_Sellers pic.twitter.com/DeoOGV5iOp