Formed in 2017 by JYP Entertainment, South Korean boy band Stray Kids united nine members who survived the television reality show of the same name.
Performing a propulsive blend of big-bass electronic dance music, aggressive rapping, and R&B-inspired vocals influenced by Drake, Bruno Mars, Big Bang, GOT7, and Block B, Stray Kids comprise Korean-Australians Chris Bang Chan and Felix Lee Yong-bok and South Korean nationals Kim Woo-jin, Lee Min-ho, Seo Chang-bin, Hwang Hyun-jin, Han Ji-sung, Kim Seung-min, and Yang Jeong-in. They issued their debut Mixtape EP in early 2018. Featuring the single "Hellevator," the set peaked at number two on both the Korean charts and the Billboard World Albums list. Months later, their sophomore EP, I Am Not, was released in conjunction with their live concert debut. 2019 saw the arrivals of the EPs Clé 1: Miroh and Clé 2: Yellow Wood. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi