While South Korean Pop group Stray Kids are surprised about their album hitting number one, we’re still here trying to figure out how it did so through a majority of CD sales.
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Yup, landing at No.1, Oddinary, the bands latest album climbed the charts with a majority of full albums sold, not streaming.
With seven different collectible packages available for purchase, 110,000 total album-equivalent units were sold. Which despite not being a record for the year, the fact that 103,000 of those units were actual physical album sales, it does set a benchmark that hasn’t been reached by anyone else so far in 2022.
After having been around for a few years now, coming together as a product of a 2017 South Korean reality show, this marks the first time Stray Kids have broken into the U.S. market.
Shortly after finding out, Stray Kids talked to Billboard about the exciting news. Sharing on behalf of the band, group member Bang Chan expressed, “we heard the news a few moments ago and are like, ‘Is this real? Is this actually happening?’ We were really surprised too.”
Also in its debut week, Charli XCX’s Crash, which earned the artist her first Top 10 album ever at the No. 7 spot with 31,500 album-equivalent units sold.
Check out the rest of what Stray Kids had to say about their exciting accomplishments here, and listen to both albums below.