Stray Kids Achieves Record Sales for K-Pop Albums in the US this Year

Stray Kids, the South Korean boy group, has reached the top spot for the highest-selling K-pop album in the United States in 2023 with their third full-length album, “★★★★★ (5-STAR).” Released on June 2nd, the album secured the top position in the ranking of K-pop albums with the highest sales in the U.S. until August 28th. Additionally, Stray Kids’ album ranked fourth in the overall album sales chart for the same period, following global stars Taylor Swift with “Midnights” and “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” and Travis Scott’s “UTOPIA.”

Stray Kids has been consistently gaining popularity, with their mini-album “MAXIDENT” released in October last year also ranking in the top 10 best-selling K-pop albums in the U.S. in 2023. Their impressive record has placed them second in the ranking of artists with the most album sales in the U.S. so far this year, following closely behind Taylor Swift, highlighting their strong presence in the K-pop scene.

Stray Kids made history by topping the Billboard 200 and Artist 100 charts on June 17th with their third full-length album and the title track “특” (S-Class). This achievement marked their third consecutive entry to the Billboard 200 chart, claiming the number one spot each time. They have also maintained their presence on the Billboard 200 chart for 12 consecutive weeks, setting a record for the group’s longest-ranking period. The group is set to further elevate their global popularity with appearances at major events in the U.S., including the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2023 Global Citizen Festival in New York City, where they will be the only Asian artists performing alongside renowned international acts.


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