'5-Star' by Stray Kids is highest-ranked K-pop album of 2023 on France's SNEP

Boy band Stray Kids [JYP ENTERTAINMENT]

Stray Kids' third full-length album “5-Star” was the highest-ranked K-pop album on the 2023 Top 200 Album chart by the French record organization Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP).

The French record organization recently released a report compiling the top 200 albums of last year on its website.

Stray Kids’ “5-STAR,” released in June 2023, sat at No. 52 on the chart, making it the highest-ranked album by a K-pop artist and the most-sold K-pop album in France, according to the boy band's agency JYP Entertainment.

The band’s recent EP “Rock-Star,” which was released on Nov. 10, also entered the chart at No. 135.

The band showed its popularity in other countries overseas last year, putting its name on several Billboard charts.

“Rock-Star” topped the Billboard 200, making it the fourth time for the band to top the albums chart.

The EP’s lead track “Lalalala” entered the Hot 100 singles chart, becoming the second K-pop boy band to make the chart after BTS.

Stray Kids debuted in 2017 under JYP Entertainment. The band consists of eight members: Bangchan, Leeknow, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N.

The band recently won the Best Album of the Year award and the Global K-pop Artist award at the 38th Golden Disc Awards on Jan. 6 at the Jakarta International Stadium in Indonesia.

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