12:04 pm - 10/09/2019

Stray Kids - Double Knot MV

Source jypentertainment

this is a pre-release, theyll have their full comeback in Nov
suggestivepeach 9th-Oct-2019 01:14 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I was wondering how their album sales stack up against other boy groups? They’re not connecting to the general public so I hope at the very least, they have a solid fan base willing to buy albums.

dantethetaco 9th-Oct-2019 01:43 pm (UTC)
They are doing 100k-150k in sales per album. Wich is good but not as good as it should be. I mean, Ateez sold 120k on their last album and they are rookies, and their company is not that big (is the company Block B set up for themselves)
suggestivepeach 9th-Oct-2019 02:58 pm (UTC)

I sometimes wonder how successful they’d be if they tried being more commercial. Sure, it’s nice that jype has given them free rein over their music, but I imagine the smart thing to do would have been making music that’s more accessible, at least for the first few years of their career.

dantethetaco 9th-Oct-2019 05:22 pm (UTC)
Tbf that's what they did with GOT7, and their sales were similiar (even a bit worse) for their first 2 years. GOT7 ended up growing thanks to having international members (especially BamBam and Jackson who are stars in their countries). Idk if Stray Kids will be able to replicate their growth.
suggestivepeach 10th-Oct-2019 01:15 pm (UTC)

Ooh, good point. I guess I can sort of see Felix and Chan gaining a lot of popularity in Australia, but certainly not to the same extent as Jackson has in China or Bambam in Thailand. From the beginning, I feel like Got7 was primarily known for their foreign line tbh, and ia that skz doesn’t have that to fall back on.

scionofawhisper 9th-Oct-2019 06:31 pm (UTC)
:O Ateez sold 120k? holy crap, I knew they were doing well, but not that well. :o
dantethetaco 9th-Oct-2019 06:42 pm (UTC)
That's what the gaon chart says 127k sales. Their two previous albums were like 50-60k, so I don't know what happened for that jump. They are doing 20k sales in first day for the current album, and that's almost double first day sales compared to EP.3. So they might even go higher this time around.
babyjenkski 9th-Oct-2019 02:14 pm (UTC)
As mentioned above, they average 100k to 150k per album released which is decent but their numbers should be a lot better considering they are from JYP meaning there's budget for marketing and promotions.

So I compared numbers with NCT and found that the numbers were similar (talking about first two years album sales since they did not debut on the same year). NCT's album sales picked up last year so maybe after a few more months or early next year Stray Kids albums sales would be better.

For other boy groups (less than 3 years) like Astro, SF9, Pentagon...its around 20k to 60k per album.
suggestivepeach 9th-Oct-2019 02:55 pm (UTC)

I honestly see their career trajectory being quite similar to NCT’s tbh. As in: very experimental and often polarising music that doesn’t connect easily to anyone who isn’t a fan, more effort to appeal to international (particularly western) audiences due to lukewarm reception in SK, etc etc. but yeah, I hope their album sales improve over time as well.

babyjenkski 10th-Oct-2019 01:59 am (UTC)
That's a very good observation about their music. I'm one of those who can't get into Stray Kids music and since I don't usually follow JYP artists in varieties or their YT, I don't know their personalities as well so I don't have anything to hook me into the group. I watch their MVs and music show performances but I haven't found that song that I like from them.

NCT is a different story. They used to confuse me so much I gave up LMAO I still adore Ten, Johnny, Lucas and Doyoung. They are my favorite people in NCT.
suggestivepeach 10th-Oct-2019 01:11 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I briefly tried to get into NCT but to no avail. It’s just too confusing trying to keep up with all the members and ever-changing subunits. That being said, I really like Wayv! I’m so happy Ten has finally found a permanent group <3

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