Stray Kids’ ‘5-STAR’ Sets New Record for Highest Pre-Order Sales in K-Pop History with Over 4.93 Million.

Stray Kids, the South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment, has made history with their latest album release. The group’s third full album, ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’, has broken the record for the most pre-order album by a K-Pop act in history, with over 4.93 million pre-orders as of May 30, 2023. The album’s pre-order volume surpassed the previous record-holder, SEVENTEEN’s “FML,” which garnered an impressive 4.64 million pre-orders.

This achievement is a testament to the popularity and success of Stray Kids, who have been gaining a massive following since their debut in 2018. The group’s unique sound and style have earned them a dedicated fanbase, known as “Stay,” who have been eagerly anticipating the release of ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’. The album promises to showcase the group’s growth and maturity as artists combining high-energy tracks and emotional ballads.

With this new record-breaking achievement, Stray Kids has cemented their status as one of the top K-Pop acts in the industry. The group’s success reflects their talent and hard work and highlights the power of their dedicated fanbase. As the release date of ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’ approaches, fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see what Stray Kids has in store for them.


Stray Kids is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment through a reality show of the same name in 2017. The group comprises eight members: Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and IN. Since their debut, Stray Kids has gained a massive following and has become one of the most popular K-Pop groups in the world.

The group’s latest album, ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’, has broken the record for the most pre-order album by a K-Pop act in history with over 4.93 million pre-orders. The album is set to release on June 2, 2023, and is the band’s third Korean-language studio album (fourth overall).

‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’ follows their seventh EP, Maxident, which was released in 2022. The album is themed around a popular group game called I am Ground, and the teaser video released by JYP Entertainment shows Stray Kids members introducing themselves against different backgrounds.

The album features a total of 12 tracks, including the title track ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’ and the pre-release single ‘Thunderous.’ The album also collaborates with collaborates song ‘In the Night’ featuring American rapper Lil Nas X.

With their latest album, Stray Kids continues to push the boundaries of K-Pop and showcase their unique style and sound. Their massive pre-order numbers demonstrate the group’s immense popularity and the anticipation for their upcoming release.

Stray Kids’ ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’ Album

Stray Kids, the South Korean boy band, has broken the record for the most pre-order album by a K-Pop act in history with their latest release, ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’. The album has garnered over 4.93 million pre-orders, surpassing the previous record held by BTS.

‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’ is the third Korean-language studio album (fourth overall) by Stray Kids, following their seventh EP, Maxident (2022). The album is scheduled for release on June 2, 2023, by JYP Entertainment and Republic Records.

The album is available in a limited version, which includes a photobook (unique to each performance), CD (extraordinary to each performance), photocards (random 2 out of 24), OOTD mini poster (lucky 1 out of 8), sticker set (2 sheets), cartoon postcard set (2 sheets), and a random polaroid (1 out of 8).

Stray Kids has had a groundbreaking year, with two consecutive Billboard 200 #1 albums. ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’ is highly anticipated by fans and is expected to be another success for the group.

The album features 12 tracks, including the title ‘5-STAR’, written and composed by Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han. The album also collaborates with artists such as Lee Hi, Zico, and IU.

Overall, Stray Kids’ ‘★★★★★ (5-STAR)’ has broken records and is highly anticipated by fans. The limited version of the album includes various collectible items, making it a must-have for fans of the group.

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