STRAY KIDS is breaking a new record! The group is now the second Korean artist that conquered the Japanese and USA Billboard charts.
Being a musician with global popularity is not an easy thing to achieve. As you may know, western music used to control the industry. Just the anglophone artists were those who topped the most prestigious charts.
Nowadays we can see a huge diversification among those artists that are ruling the global game. Of course, K-Pop is now one of the protagonists of the music industry. People all over the world are dancing and singing the greatest Korean hits.
On the other hand, dropped music that can be a success in different markest is still pretty difficult. STRAY KIDS is conquering two of the biggest music markets in the world, the United States and Japan. We are telling you everything.
STRAY KIDS has conquered the Japanese and American Billboard charts
On June 27th STRAY KIDS debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Top Album Sales with its latest Japanese album "CIRCUS". On June 29th the group also top the Hot Albums on the Japanese charts.
A few months ago, the album "ODDINARY" topped the Billboard 200 Albums, the chart that ranked the most popular albums in the United States. STRAY KIDS' popularity is not a joke!
With the new achievement, the group has become the second Korean act with this amazing mark. Just BTS has previously released successful albums in both markets. These are the only two groups to top the most prestigious Billboard chart with their albums.
Congratulations to the members for their No. 1 in Japan! Which album do you like the most? STRAY KIDS just know how to drop hist. For sure the group will be breaking new records pretty soon.
Right now the group is in the USA with the 'MANIAC' tour. Read more about their first concert in Newark here.