Stray Kids topped the US Billboard 200. According to Billboard’s announcement on the official SNS channel on the 29th, Stray Kids’ new mini-album ‘ODDINARY’, which was released on the 18th at 1 PM (00:00 US Eastern time), is the Billboard main chart, ‘Billboard 200’.
After four years of its debut, it entered the chart for the first time and was honoured to rise to the top.
It is the third record in history for a K-pop artist to top the Billboard 200 after BTS and SuperM and the second record for a single artist. Stray Kids once again proved their solid presence and position as a ‘next-generation K-pop representative’.
At the same time as Stray Kids debuted, they achieved success in various overseas indicators, including Billboard, cementing their global popularity.
They officially debuted in March 2018, starting with being selected as ‘Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2018’ by US Billboard and among the ‘KpopTwitter 2020 World Map’ announced by Twitter and ‘K-Pop Radar’ of music startup Space Audi. 1st place in the ‘Top 10 fastest growing K-pop artists in the world’, which introduces K-pop artists whose tweets have increased rapidly for one year from July 2019 to June 2020 ‘Back Door’, the title song of the 1st full-length repackage album in ’10 Best Songs of the Year’.
The digital single ‘Mixtape: Ae’, released in June 2021, climbed to the top of the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart, recording its first major Billboard chart. Next, the 2nd regular album ‘NO EASY’, released in August, ranked 4th on the Hit Seekers album and 5th on the world album, and the title song ‘Singer’ ranked 3rd in the world digital song sales charts in a total of 7 categories on the Billboard chart. Succeeded in Stray Kids proved their enthusiastic response from fans worldwide while Mnet’s ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’, which won last year’s championship, was aired. He maintained the No. 1 position in global fan evaluations based on his excellent skills. He proved his solid popularity and influence by taking the lead in the number of views of all contest videos uploaded to Mnet’s official YouTube channel, ‘Mnet K-POP’. In addition, a total of five music videos, including ‘New Menu’, ‘Back Door’, ‘MIROH’, ‘My Pace’, and ‘Singer’, were uploaded to YouTube’s billion-view list, and K-Pop Among the 4th generation male groups, they have the most MVs with billions of views, solidifying their position as the ‘leader of the 4th generation of K-pop’.
The new album ‘Ordinary’, which decorated a page in K-pop history by achieving No. 1 on the ‘Billboard 200’, surpassed 1.3 million pre-orders as of the 16th, heralding an unexpected surge in popularity. Within two days of its official release, it became a half-million seller with a cumulative sales of 535,540 copies based on the Hanteo Chart, and the Initial Chodong (album sales for a week as of the release date) increased by about 210,000 copies compared to the 641,589 copies recorded by the previous album ‘Nooyi’. With 853,021 copies, it set its own best record. In the 12th week of 2022 (from March 13, 2022, to March 19, 2022), it took first place in the Gaon Chart album weekly chart, retail album weekly chart, and Hanteo Chart album weekly chart (202.03.14 ~ 2022.03.20).
The album topped the worldwide iTunes album chart for three days. It topped the iTunes album charts in 56 overseas regions, including the United States, Australia, and Japan, on a cumulative basis until the 21st.
Before the top of the Billboard 200, it achieved remarkable results on various global charts. The title song ‘MANIAC’ entered the international top 200 charts at 25th on the 18th of the worldwide streaming platform Spotify, renewing its own highest ranking, and achieved the chart-in of all albums for the third time in the history of a K-pop group.
The latest Spotify chart released on the 22nd (202.03.18 ~ 2022.03.20), Top 10 Song Debut Global 1st, Top 10 Album Debut Global 2nd, Top 10 Album Debut USA 3rd, Top 10 Song Debut USA 6th, etc. ranked the top of each ranking.
The UK Official Chart, one of the world’s top three music charts, released the latest ‘Official Album Chart Top 100’ on the 25th, and the title song ‘Maniac’ first appeared at 98th on the ‘Official Single Chart Top 100’, collecting topics.
‘Maniac’ was completed by the team producing group 3RACHA and writer VERSACHOI, who worked together on the group’s representative song ‘New Menu’. contains
Meanwhile, Stray Kids will hold their second world tour, ‘Stray Kids 2nd World Tour ‘MANIAC’, from April.