Stray Kids World Tour! JYPE report gives STAY hope; SMTM10 first tracks are released
Featured Image: @mnet_hiphop (IG) SMTM10 producers GRAY and MINO
Stray Kids World Tour?
According to JYP Entertainment’s financial report for 2022, the successful entertainment company is planning a world tour for one of their most popular acts, the eight-member K-pop group, Stray Kids.
Throughout 2018 and 2019, Stray Kids toured the world with their two world tours.
- In March 2020, JYPE canceled the remainder of the “District 9: Unlock” in Europe tour due to the emergence and spread of the COVID virus, which halted all music performances around the globe.
Fans speculate that the upcoming performances might start in Europe since the financial report stated that the group would be “resuming” the canceled tour. Included cities were Madrid, Berlin, London, Brussels, Paris, and Moscow.
Stray Kids, Music, and COVID
While the group was unable to tour during the reign of COVID, Stray Kids have used the time off the road for growing their reach.
- In the last year, Stray Kids have gained millions of new fans and listeners who have discovered the group through their various projects and releases.
- For example, in 2021, Stray Kids won the Mnet competition show “Kindom: Legendary War.”
Furthermore, Stray Kids have also wowed audiences with a wave of new music in the last two years, including two full-length albums and a repackaged album.
- Their 2021 full-length record “NO EASY” made this group the first JYPE artist to sell one million copies.
During COVID, Stray Kids have highlighted their global reach and popularity with their music that has broken records for JYP and the group.
- In addition to Stray Kids’ World Tour, the company is planning to hold dome tours for the girl groups TWICE and NiziU.
- JYPE mentioned debuting four new groups including, the upcoming JYPn girl group.
- Notably, the plans of hit girl group ITZY was missing from the report.
Which countries do you think Stray Kids have to visit on their upcoming world tour? Which other K-Pop artist would you love to see on tour? For more Stray Kids news and updates, keep reading here:
SMTM10 First Tracks are Released
In other news, the first tracks of the newest season of Show Me The Money are now available on streaming sites around the globe.
The tenth season of the iconic K-Hip-Hop competition show started in October 2021. The program immediately drew attention by featuring the producer teams Yumdda/Toil, Gaeko/Code Kunst, Gray/Mino, and Zion.T/Slom.
- In the first episodes, the producers thinned out the 27,000 applicants and found their top 20 contestants.
- A historic number of applicants applied for this season after the incredible success of Show Me The Money 9 and the increased struggle of underground hip-hop artists who have been affected by the lack of performances during COVID.
The tracks include:
- Track Name: “TROUBLE.”
- Performed by: A-chess, Don Mills, Khakii, northfacegawd, sokodomo
- Written by: A-chess, Don Mills, Khakii, northfacegawd, PJNOTREBLE, Shyun, Slom, sokodomo, Zion.T
- Produced by: Slom
- Track Name: “Memories of You and Me.”
- Performed by: 365LIT, Basick, JI SANG, KOONTA, Song Min Young, TOIL, YUMDDA
- Written by: 365LIT, Basick, JI SANG, KOONTA, Song Min Young, TOIL, YUMDDA
- Produced by: TOIL
CODE KUNST/Gaeko team:
- Track Name: “Wake Up.”
- Performed by: Anh byeong woong, Gaeko, Gwangil Jo, Ourealgoat, SINCE, Tabber
- Written by: Anh byeong woong, CODE KUNST, Gaeko, Gwangil Jo, Ourealgoat, Pick!, SINCE, Tabber
- Produced by: CODE KUNST
- Track Name: “BREATH.”
- Performed by: Anandelight, BE’O, Geegooin, MINO, Mudd the student, unofficialboyy
- Written by: Anandelight, BE’O, DAX, Geegooin, GRAY, MINO, Mudd the student, TREVOR, unofficialboyy
- Produced by: GRAY
With only four tracks and a ₩300,000,000 prize on the line, the contestants have already proved how tight the competition will be going forward.
For more SMTM10 news and updates on the contestants, keep reading here: