Stray Kids also appeared on the German Official Charts
Stray Kids also appeared on the German Official Charts
Following US Billboard and Spotify, Stray Kids showed off their distinct K-pop presence in the German Official Chart and Japan's Oricon year-end rankings in 2023.

According to the 2023 'Top 100 Albums Annual Chart' (December 9, 2022 - December 7, 2023, hereinafter local time) recently announced on the German Official Charts (offizielle deutsche charts) website, Stray Kids ranked first this year. The 3rd full-length album '★★★★★ (5-STAR)' (Five Star) and mini album '樂-STAR' (Rockstar), released in June and November, ranked 26th and 91st, respectively. In particular, Stray Kids was the only K-pop artist to appear on the chart, proving their powerful global influence and unrivaled popularity.

In the 2023 Oricon year-end album rankings (December 12, 2022 to December 10, 2023) released on the Japanese Oricon website on the 20th, the first local EP album 'Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl -Japanese ver. -'(Social Pass (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl Japanese version) ranked 4th, Japanese full-length album 'THE SOUND' ranked 9th, and '★★★★★ (5-STAR)' ranked 23rd. . As a result, not only did they have a total of three works on the charts, but they also showed the power of a popular group by ranking 4th, the highest ranking among the 4th generation K-pop groups, with 'Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl -Japanese ver.-'.

Stray Kids previously ranked 82nd, the highest ranking among K-pop artists, on the 'Billboard 200 Albums' album comprehensive chart of the 2023 US Billboard Year-End Charts (2023 YEAR-END CHARTS), and was ranked 'World Album Artist' and 'World Album'. took first place. In addition, in the global music streaming platform Spotify's 2023 Wrapped year-end settlement chart, K in the 'Top 10 Most Streamed K-Pop Artists', '2023 Top Group (2023 Most Streamed Group Playlist)', and '2023 Top Group Canada' categories. It recorded the highest ranking among 4th generation pop boy groups.

They are releasing mini albums 'ODDINARY' and 'MAXIDENT' respectively in March and October 2022, their 3rd regular album '★★★★★ (5-STAR)' in June 2023, and their latest work ' ‘樂-STAR’ also reached #1 on Billboard’s main chart ‘Billboard 200’. Stray Kids is the only group in the 2020s to have four consecutive albums, including their debut, enter the 'Billboard 200' and rank first at the same time, after Alicia Keys in the 2000s and One Direction in the 2010s. In addition, achieving four No. 1 hits in about 20 months is the second fastest record in Billboard history, following Taylor Swift's 16 months.

Stray Kids' unstoppable rise, which is showing the best performance of the year and making a spurt even at the last minute, with a record of four consecutive No. 1 spots on the 'Billboard 200', can also be confirmed in social indicators. As of the 18th, the number of followers on Stray Kids' official YouTube account exceeded 15 million, showing the rapid expansion of the worldwide fandom. From official videos featuring dancing, singing, composing, and lyric writing skills, to high-quality content that showcases the members' overflowing talent and charm, they are attracting fans' hearts and driving an increase in the number of subscribers.

Stray Kids will appear this year on NHK's 'Red and White House', Japan's representative year-end special broadcast, which airs every year on December 31st.

Kim Ji-won, Ten Asia reporter translated by google