Stray Kids claimed the top spot on Oricon’s monthly album chart with first studio album in Japan “The Sound,” announced label JYP Entertainment on Friday.
Since the release on Feb. 22, the LP has swept Oricon charts, from daily and weekly to weekly combined. The LP consists of 10 tracks, including the titular track and Japanese-language version of “Case 143” and “Thunderous,” lead tracks from EP “Maxident” and LP “Noeasy,” respectively.
The eight-member team is in the middle of its second international tour “Maniac.” It will hold concerts in Manila, Philippines this weekend and continue to tour in the US.
Earlier this week, a local media reported that the band will bring out a new album next month. Its label acknowledged that it finished shooting a music video for the album but only said no date has been set yet.
Lee Gikwang of Highlight will bring out a solo album after about four years, according to a local media report on Friday.
He is gearing up to make a comeback on his own in April.
Agency Around Us confirmed the news following the report.
He has released first solo EP “One” in 2017 and digital singles “I” and “Goodbye with a Smile” in 2019. The main dancer of the four-piece band also has written a series of songs for the band’s recent albums.
Lee is currently hosting a radio show and appearing as one of the mentors in “Peaktime,” a reality show for idol groups.
Meanwhile, Highlight put out fourth EP “After Sunset” in November last year and has been greeting fans through fan concerts in Korea, Japan and Taiwan until last month.