Stray Kids

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Stray Kids (Korean스트레이 키즈; RRSeuteurei kijeu; often abbreviated as SKZ) is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2017 reality show of the same name. The group is composed of eight members: Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. Originally a nine-piece group, member Woojin left Stray Kids due to undisclosed personal reasons in October 2019. The group released their extended play Mixtape in January 2018 and officially debuted on March 25 with I Am Not.[1][2]

Stray Kids
The eight members of Stray Kids, all in black, look forward
Stray Kids in December 2019
From left to right: Lee Know, Han, I.N, Felix, Bang Chan, Hyunjin, Seungmin, and Changbin
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsJYP
Associated acts
Websitestraykids.jype.com
Members
  • Bang Chan
  • Lee Know
  • Changbin
  • Hyunjin
  • Han
  • Felix
  • Seungmin
  • I.N
Past members
  • Woojin
Korean name
Hangul
스트레이 키즈
Revised RomanizationSeuteurei kijeu
McCune–ReischauerSŭt'ŭrei k'ijŭ

History

2017–2018: Formation through a reality show, debut and I Am series

In August 2017, JYP Entertainment (JYPE) officially announced the agency's new reality survival show to launch a male idol debut project. More details and teasers were released in the next two months, including the show's title—Stray Kids.[3][4][5] Prior to its premiere on October 17, JYPE released Stray Kids' first music video for a song titled "Hellevator", which was later released as a digital single. Two members, Lee Know and Felix, were eliminated from the group, but all nine members ended up in the final line-up.[6][7][8]

 
Stray Kids at a fan event in the COEX Live Plaza in January 2018.

Along with the launch of Stray Kids' official website, JYPE announced the release of the group's pre-debut extended play (EP) titled Mixtape. It contains seven tracks co-written and co-composed by the members, including "Hellevator" and other songs that they performed during the show.[9] The EP, along with the performance video of its second track titled "Beware" (Korean: Grrr 총량의 법칙), was released on January 8, 2018, while the performance video of "Spread My Wings" (Korean: 어린 날개) was uploaded online a week later.[1][10][11] It debuted at number 2 on Gaon's Album Chart and Billboard's World Albums chart.[12][13]

On March 5, JYPE announced the debut showcase of the group titled Stray Kids Unveil (Op. 01: I Am Not), which was held on March 25 at Jangchung Arena.[14][15] They officially debuted the next day with the release of their EP titled I Am Not, along with the music video of its title track titled "District 9", while the music video of "Grow Up" and performance video of "Mirror" were released on March 31 and April 23 respectively.[16][17][18][19] I Am Not debuted at number four on Gaon's Album Chart and sold over 54,000 physical copies in March.[20][21]

On April 14, Stray Kids performed at KCON Japan 2018, the group's first overseas performance since debut.[22][23]

On July 12, JYPE announced the group's second showcase titled Stray Kids Unveil (Op. 02: I Am Who), which was held on August 5 at Kyung Hee University's Grand Peace Palace. Their second EP named I Am Who, along with its title track "My Pace", was released the next day.[24][25][26]

On October 4, JYPE announced the group's third showcase titled Stray Kids Unveil (Op. 03: I Am You), which was held on October 21 at Olympic Hall, and followed by the release of their new album EP I Am You the next day.[27]

2019—present: Touring, Clé series, Woojin's departure and Japanese debut

On March 5, JYPE announced the group's third comeback on March 25, 2019 with the release of their fourth extended play Clé 1: Miroh, in commemoration of the first anniversary of the group's debut.[28] The group earned their first music show win on 4 April on M Countdown for the album's lead single, "Miroh."[29] On June 19, the group released their first special album Clé 2: Yellow Wood, along with title track "Side Effects" (Korean: 부작용) between the American leg and the European leg of their first world tour.[30]

Stray Kids released a digital single titled "Double Knot" on October 9 and also announced their District 9 Unlock World Tour starting from November 23–24 at Olympic Hall, Seoul, South Korea, with their fifth extended play Clé: Levanter, initially announced for release on November 25. However, on October 28, JYPE announced that Woojin had left the group due to personal circumstances, and the release of Clé: Levanter was delayed to December 9 as a result.[31] On November 13, the group released the music video for "Astronaut," their first single without Woojin and as an eight-member group.[32] On December 9, Stray Kids released Cle: Levanter.

Stray Kids released the digital single titled "Mixtape : Gone Days", the first single of Mixtape Project on December 26, 2019.[33]

Stray Kids released the first English version of "Double Knot" and "Levanter" as the digital single Step Out of Clé, along with "Double Knot" English version music video on January 24, 2020.[34]

Stray Kids made an official Japanese debut on March 18, 2020 with compilation album SKZ2020 in Japan and South Korea, with the new record of previous songs and including Japanese version of "My Pace", "Double Knot" and "Levanter" () that released as single before[35]

Stray Kids released the Mixtape Project second digital single titled "Mixtape : On Track" (바보라도 알아) on March 26, 2020[36]

On June 3, 2020, Stray Kids released their first Japanese single album titled "Top". It is used as the theme song for the anime Kami no Tō -Tower of God-.[37] A Korean version was released on May 13[38], and an English version on May 20.[39][40]

On June 17, 2020, Stray Kids released their first studio album called Go Live (Korean: GO生, romanizedGosaeng) with title track "God's Menu" (Korean: 神메뉴, romanizedShinmenyu),[41] and including Korean version of "Top" and "Slump" and previous released single "Gone Days" and "On Track".

Endorsements

Before the official debut of Stray Kids, the nine members were chosen as new models to endorse Jambangee Jeans in 2018, which was announced on February 13 with the brand's spring collection.[42] On June 26, they were selected as an exclusive model of Ivy Club for the 2018 Fall semester.[43] On July 19, they received for the first set of their CF with Minute Maid Sparkling. Five days after their first CF, they were selected to be promotional models for CGV "Youth Brand Festival" from July 24 to August 31.[44] On September 19, Stray Kids has been chosen as the newest ambassador of Lotte Duty Free. It was announced at Lotte Duty Free official YouTube and Instagram accounts. On October 16, Stray Kids became the new model of the Korean sportswear brand “Pro-Specs”.[45] On June 17, 2019, Stray Kids was chosen as the newest ambassador of Talk Talk Korea Contest in 2019,[46] and June 18, they were appointed as an honorary ambassador by the Korean Culture and Information Service, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[47][48]

Members

Adapted from the group's profile in JYP Entertainment's official website.[49]

Current members

  • Bang Chan (방찬) – leader, rapper, vocalist
  • Lee Know (리노) – vocalist, rapper
  • Changbin (창빈) – rapper
  • Hyunjin (현진) – rapper
  • Han () – rapper, vocalist
  • Felix (필릭스) – rapper
  • Seungmin (승민) – vocalist
  • I.N (아이엔) – vocalist

Former members

  • Woojin (우진) – vocalist (2017–2019)

Notes

  • Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han are also members of pre-debut and songwriting trio 3Racha.

Discography

  • Go Live (GO生) (2020)

Filmography

Reality shows

Year Title Episodes Notes
2017 Stray Kids 10 Mnet
2018 The 9th 4 V Live
Intro: I Am Not 2
SK-Talker 7
The 9th: Season 2 5
Intro: I Am Who 2
Stray Kids Amigo TV 3
Two Kids Room 10
SKZ-Talker 28
SKZ Honey-tips 4
The 9th: Season 3 3
Stray Directors 2 SBS TV, Hyunjin and I.N
Intro: I Am You 1 V Live
Two Kids Room Vol. 2 10
SKZ & SKZ 5
2019 The 9th: Season 4 5
SKZ-Talker Go! 11
Intro "Clé 1: Miroh" 1
Finding SKZ 7 Mnet
Two Kids Room Vol. 3 10 V Live
Intro "Clé 2: Yellow Wood" 1
Two Kids Room Vol. 4 10
CHOISKZ 3
The 9th: Season 5 4
Two Kids Room Vol. 5 9
Intro "Clé: Levanter" 1
One Kids Room 9
2020 SKZ-Talker Go! Season 2 2
Two Kids Room+1 8
Intro "GO生" 1
Finding SKZ God Edition 4 Mnet
Two Kids Song 4 V Live

Dramas

Year Title Notes
2018 What If You Are A JYP Entertainment's Trainee? Dingo K-Drama
The Reveal Of Secret Diary Of Stray Kids [The Future Diary_EP.05]
2019 Stray Kids Cries At The Mountain Top [The Future Diary_EP.06]

Awards and nominations

Concert tours

Unveil Tour "I Am..." (2019)

Setlist

VCR 1 – Intro

  1. "Hellevator"
  2. "GRR"
  3. "NOT!"
  4. "Awaken"
  5. "District 9"
  6. "Mirror"
  7. "WHO?"
  8. "Insomnia"
  9. "Voices"
  10. "My Pace"
  11. "YOU."
  12. "편"

VCR 2

  1. "4419" (Chan, Hyunjin, Seungmin)
  2. "Glow" (Lee Know, Felix, Changbin)
  3. "School Life" (OT9 Ver.)
Encore
  1. "Awkward Silence"
  2. "Get Cool"
  3. "YAYAYA"
  4. "Grow Up"
Date City Country Venue Attendance
January 19, 2019 Bangkok Thailand Thunder Dome 4,000[50]
January 26, 2019 Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia Convention Exhibition Hall 3A N/A
February 21, 2019 Melbourne Australia Festival Hall
February 24, 2019 Sydney Big Top Sydney
April 27, 2019 Quezon City Philippines Araneta Coliseum 7,000[51]
May 14, 2019 Newark United States New Jersey Performing Arts Center N/A
May 15, 2019
May 17, 2019 Pasadena Pasadena Civic Auditorium
May 19, 2019 Houston Revention Music Center
July 28, 2019 London United Kingdom O2 Brixton Academy 19,000[52]
July 30, 2019 Paris France Les Docks De Paris-Pullman
August 2, 2019 Berlin Germany Verti Music Hall
August 4, 2019 Moscow Russia Adrenaline Stadium
September 27, 2019 Yokohama Japan Pacifico Yokohama National Hall N/A
Total 100,000[53]

World Tour "District 9: Unlock" (2019–2020)

Setlist
Date City Country Venue Attendance Note
November 23, 2019 Seoul South Korea Olympic Hall TBA
November 24, 2019
January 29, 2020 New York United States Hulu Theater
January 31, 2020 Atlanta Fox Theatre
February 2, 2020 Dallas The Theatre at Grand Prairie
February 5, 2020 Chicago Rosemont Theatre
February 7, 2020 Miami Watsco Center
February 9, 2020 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
February 13, 2020 San Jose Provident Credit Union Event Center
February 16, 2020 Los Angeles Microsoft Theater
March 21, 2020 Osaka Japan Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka Cancellation due to coronavirus disease[54]
March 22, 2020
May 10, 2020 Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre Cancellation due to coronavirus disease[55]
May 13, 2020 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 17, 2020 London United Kingdom The SSE Arena, Wembley
May 20, 2020 Brussels Belgium Forest National
May 22, 2020 Paris France Le Zénith
May 24, 2020 Moscow Russia Adrenaline Stadium
August 29, 2020 Yokohama Japan Pia Arena MM Cancellation due to coronavirus disease[56]
August 30, 2020
To be announce new date Singapore Singapore The Star Theatre Postponement due to coronavirus disease from April 18, 2020[57]
Pasay Philippines Mall of Asia Arena Postponement due to coronavirus disease from April 25, 2020[58] and again from June 20, 2020[59]
Bangkok Thailand Union Hall 2, Union Mall Postponement due to coronavirus disease from August 9, 2020[60]
Jakarta Indonesia Istora Senayan Postponement due to coronavirus disease from August 15, 2020[60]

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