Stray Kids dominates Billboard Japan's year-end rankings

Boy band Stray Kids [JYP ENTERTAINMENT]

Boy band Stray Kids put its name in several categories of Billboard Japan’s 2023 Year-End Charts, including the Hot Albums chart and Top Album Sales chart, proving its global popularity.

Billboard Japan released its year-end report on Friday, compiling music streaming sales data from Nov. 28, 2022, to Nov. 26, 2023.

Stray Kids sat at No. 3 with its first Japanese EP "Social Path (feat. LiSA) / Super Bowl - Japanese ver.," released in September, on the Hot Albums chart and Top Album Sales chart.

The band is the highest-ranked K-pop group on the charts, according to its agency.

Stray Kids' "Case 143," the lead track of EP "Maxident" which was released in October 2022, was listed at No. 83 on the Hot 100 chart, being the only fourth-generation K-pop boy band to enter the chart.

Four of the band's albums — "SKZ-Replay," "The Sound," "5-Star" and "Rock-Star" — have charted in the Download Albums chart.

3RACHA, the band's producing subunit consisting of Bangchan, Changbin and Han, also put its name on the Hot 100 Composers chart and the Hot 100 Lyricists chart, at No. 49 and No. 28, respectively.

The band also appeared on Billboard's year-end 200 Albums chart, sitting at No. 82 with its third full-length album "5-Star," being the highest-ranked K-pop artist in the chart.

The band is set to perform on Japan's broadcasting channel NHK's annual year-end TV show Kohaku Uta Gassen on New Year's Eve.

Stray Kids released its first music in 2017 under JYP Entertainment. The band consists of eight members — Bangchan, Leeknow, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin and I.N. The band recently dropped its EP "Rock-Star" on Nov. 10.

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