Stray Kids Wins First Double Platinum Award in Korea
Since its official launch several years ago, Stray Kids has enjoyed following an upward trajectory, and now they’ve landed a very special victory that unequivocally shows that they are definitely growing up by leaps and bounds.
Each month, Gaon, a South Korea-based organization responsible for establishing weekly, monthly, and annual rankings and distributing other honors, reveals which songs and albums have earned special and coveted certifications after reaching a certain number. of units. In the list of albums that garnered important certifications in July 2021, only three projects won special awards, and Stray Kids was included in that group.
South Korean male vocal group In life has been officially certified as double platinum by Gaon. The title is a reissued luxury edition of their first feature film Go live which was shared with the world in September 2020, and now it has become their most certified version to date.
In life is the third Stray Kids title to garner any kind of Gaon certification, and it sure won’t be the last. They won their first award from the body last year, when Go live itself has turned platinum. Earlier this year, Key: Levanter has also been certified platinum.
In South Korea, albums and EPs can be certified platinum by Gaon after selling 250,000 units. Double Platinum comes in at 500,000, and from there the only honors awarded are in million increments, which is self explanatory.
Stray Kids took fourth place in the Gaon Albums chart with In life, which rose rapidly to the summit, following in the footsteps of Go live, as well as the previous EP of the group Key 1: Miroh and Key: Levanter. The group is now in the top 10 of the weekly sales leaderboard with nine different releases.
In life is one of three versions to earn Gaon certification this month. NCT Dream with its debut album joins Stray Kids in this screening Hot sauce (certified two million) while that of ATEEZ Zero: Fever Part.2 also went double platinum.