Stray Kids (스트레이 키즈) is a boy group from South Korea. It is an 8 member group that debuted under the label JYP Entertainment in 2018. The members are Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N.
Debut Date: March 25th, 2018
Fandom Name: Stay
Debut Single: District 9
Debut EP: I Am Not
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BANG CHAN (CHRISTOPHER BANG)
Birthday: October 3, 1997
Position: Leader, Producer, Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper
Nickname: Channie, Kangaroo, Koala, Chef Chan
TMI: He used to skateboard.
When he was a trainee, he didn’t speak to Han for 3 days.
He signs ‘stay’ in sign language in most of his photos and selcas.
LEE KNOW (LEE MIN-HO)
Birthday: October 25, 1998
Position: Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Nickname: Ya, Hyungah, Bundle Boy
TMI: He does push-ups after eating chocolate.
He wears a safety pin for the safety pin campaign which supports the vulnerable and other minorities.
According to Chan, Lee Know’s English name should be Rhino.
CHANGBIN (SEO CHANG-BIN)
Birthday: August 11, 1999
Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Producer
Nickname: Binnie, Mogi (mosquito), Jingjingie (whiny), Teokjaengie (chin)
TMI: He is a part of the sub-unit, 3RACHA with Chan and Han.
His stage name was almost BinBlack.
He made 54 songs with Chan in 2019.
HYUNJIN (HWANG HYUN-JIN)
Birthday: March 20, 2000
Position: Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
Nickname: Jinnie, Prince
TMI: His MBTI type is INFP.
He keeps 4 photos of his pets in his phone case.
He was the one who whistled in the track “Grow Up.”
HAN (HAN JI-SUNG)
Birthday: September 14, 2000
Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Producer
TMI: His father is in a rock band.
He won a medal for spacing out at ISAC.
He is the most likeliest to forget the lyrics or choreograph while performing.
FELIX (FELIX LEE/LEE YONG-BOK)
Birthday: September 15, 2000
Position: Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
Nickname: Bbaijikseu, Jikseu, Dablix
TMI: He doesn’t like to eat while practising.
The first song whose lyrics he ever wrote was for “Warrior’s Descendant.”
He wanted Stray Kids’ lightstick to be a square.
SEUNGMIN (KIM SEUNG-MIN)
Birthday: September 22, 2000
Nickname: Snail, Aegyo King, Sunshine
TMI: He brushes his teeth 6 times a day.
He has a silver rank in PUBG.
If he was in Game of Thrones, his character would be called Minnister.
I.N (YANG JEONG-IN)
Birthday: February 8, 2001
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Nickname: Trot Prince, Our Maknae
TMI: Everyone believes that he would be the last to get out if he was ever stuck in a maze.
His favourite part in “Side Effects” is Felix’s rap.
He is the mood maker of the group.
- They received 4.2 million views in the first 24 hours for their debut music video, “District 9.”
- They have won 13 Rookie Of The Year awards.
- The first floor of their Unveil concert got sold out in 3 minutes.
- They had their first world tour in 2019, just a year after debuting.
- They got their first music show win with “Miroh” on M! Countdown in April 2019.
- KCON Japan 2018 was their very first performance abroad.
- Their first Japanese single, “Top” was the OST for the anime, Tower of God.
- “Clé 1: Miroh” was the first EP that reached #1 on the Gaon Album Chart.
- They won their first award at Asia Artist Awards for Rookie Of The Year.
- “God’s Menu” was the first single to appear on Gaon Weekly Download Chart as well as the first track to appear on several main digital Gaon charts.
Watch their latest comeback, “Back Door” – a mix of intricate choreography and evidence of why they’re known for their self-producing tracks.
If you think they can only make songs for the noise genre, “Mixtape #2,” a slow R&B ballad can prove you wrong as they show off their range.
Watch “Miroh” to see why the boys deserved their first win with this energetic track. The highlight is obviously Changbin’s fast rap that blew everyone’s mind and finally gave him the recognition he deserved as a rapper.
Did you know that Stray Kids weren’t scheduled to perform at MAMA 2020. They came up with this remix of “Victory Song” and the choreography at the last minute to tease their appearance on the Mnet talent show, Kingdom.
Known for their back to back comebacks and self-produced EPs, this is one 4th gen boy group that you should definitely keep your eye on. As experimental as they are, which genre would you want them to try next?