STRAY KIDS are rewriting the K-pop rulebook, and their latest achievement is proof of that. Their album 5-STAR has not only debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 but has also remained in the top half of the chart for an astonishing 12 weeks. This makes them the second K-pop artist ever to achieve this feat, following the global sensation, BTS.
The album’s longevity on the chart is a testament to STRAY KIDS’ musical prowess and their growing international fanbase. For the week ending on Sept 2, 2023 the album held its position at No. 100, marking its 12th week on the Billboard 200. This is a monumental achievement that sets them apart in the highly competitive K-pop industry.
But the accolades don’t stop there. 5-STAR also performed exceptionally well on other Billboard charts. It ranked No. 5 on the World Albums chart, No. 15 on the Top Current Album Sales chart, and No. 16 on the Top Album Sales chart. STRAY KIDS hit No. 65 on Artist 100, marking 32 weeks on the chart.
What does this mean for STRAY KIDS and the broader K-pop landscape? Firstly, it solidifies their status as a global powerhouse, capable of sustaining long-term chart success. Secondly, proves that newer groups can also achieve international acclaim, much like their predecessors.
The album’s success is a collective win, not just for STRAY KIDS but also for their dedicated fanbase as well. Their support has played a crucial role in the album’s sustained chart performance. From streaming to social media campaigns, the fans have been instrumental in this achievement.
This milestone also serves as an inspiration for other K-pop artists aiming for international success, showing that with talent, hard work, and a dedicated fanbase, anything is possible.
As they continue to break records and set new standards, all eyes will be on STRAY KIDS to see what they do next. And one thing is for sure: they have the world’s attention. Congratulations to STRAY KIDS on this remarkable achievement!