Boy group STRAY KIDS are on a roll with successes that include a performance debut at the 2023 MTV VMAs, and a new Spotify streaming record. It’s been a busy few days for the boys, so we have prepared a list of some of their most recent milestones:
STRAY KIDS rocked KCON LA 2023
On Aug 20, 2023, STRAY KIDS performed on the final day of KCON LA 2023, in front of tens of thousands of fans at the Crypto.com Arena. Viewers noted that the group got the biggest reaction at the event. The audience was singing along to their song S-Class even before they came on stage. And once they were there, it was almost as though the event had turned into a STRAY KIDS concert, with everyone singing along. Member Bang Chan was also a special emcee for the event.
Felix named Louis Vuitton house ambassador
On Aug 22, STRAY KIDS member Felix was announced as the newest house ambassador for global fashion brand Louis Vuitton. In a statement, they praised his “audacious sense of style” and “stellar stage presence”. And he’s not the only one; group mate Hyunjin became the global brand ambassador for Versace in July. STRAY KIDS as a group have also represented Ivy Club, CLIO Cosmetics and Nacific.
STRAY KIDS drop new teaser for Social Path
Also on Aug 22, the group dropped the second teaser for their Social Path music video. The song, featuring Japanese singer LiSA, is the title track of their first Japanese EP, marking the group’s official foray into the Japanese market. They premiered the song on Aug 16 at their 5-Star Dome Tour in the country, and the release of the music video is highly-anticipated by Japanese STAYs.
Check out the teaser video below:
STRAY KIDS to perform at the VMAs
STAYs were also thrilled to learn that the group would be performing at the MTV VMAs on Sept 12. STRAY KIDS are nominated for the Best K-pop award, together with AESPA, BLACKPINK, FIFTY FIFTY, SEVENTEEN and TXT. It was also revealed that they would perform their mega-hit S-Class at the event. This is the group’s second Best K-pop nomination. Their song MANIAC was up for the award last year, but lost out to BLACKPINK’s Lisa’s Lalisa. Fans are hoping that the group will be able to take home the award this time.
5-Star becomes most streamed album on Spotify
On Aug 23, 5-Star became the most streamed album on Spotify released by a boy group this year, with 308 million streams. The group was also revealed to have surpassed 5.4 billion total streams for all their music. The stunning record cements the group’s status as one of the leading 4th generation boy groups, and STAYs are absolutely thrilled at their success.
We want to congratulate STRAY KIDS for their achievements so far, and we look forward to seeing them perform at the MTV VMAs.