In an exhilarating turn of events for Stray Kids and their dedicated fans, the group’s third full-length album, “★★★★★ (5-STAR),” continues to dominate the music scene. Breaking records and carving their name in history, Stray Kids has become the second-ever K-pop sensation to maintain an album within the prestigious Billboard 200’s top 60 for an astounding nine weeks in a row. The only other group to achieve this feat is the globally acclaimed BTS. On August 8, Billboard disclosed the incredible news, revealing that “★★★★★ (5-STAR)”—which made an explosive debut at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart in June—has shown unparalleled staying power, securing its position at No. 51 for the week ending on August 12. This not only marks Stray Kids’ first album to persistently linger within the Billboard 200 for nine weeks but also cements their status as one of K-pop’s formidable forces.
Further testament to their worldwide influence, “★★★★★ (5-STAR)” maintains an unshakable grip on the No. 2 slot on Billboard’s World Albums chart. Impressively, the album has simultaneously captured the No. 7 rankings on both the Top Album Sales chart and the Top Current Album Sales chart, attesting to its cross-genre appeal and robust commercial success. In an additional achievement, Stray Kids’ unwavering dedication to their craft has propelled them to the No. 37 position on this week’s Artist 100 chart. This remarkable feat signifies the group’s 29th week on the chart, underscoring their continued ascendancy in the global music arena. As they continue to break barriers and forge new paths, Stray Kids’ indomitable spirit and unrelenting pursuit of excellence are sure to fuel their ongoing journey to even greater heights in the world of K-pop.
“★★★★★ (5-STAR),” the group’s third full-length opus, has resonated with fans around the world since its release on June 2, 2023. The album’s title track, “S-Class,” has been a resounding hit, capturing the hearts of listeners with its compelling sound and evocative lyrics. The album itself boasts four captivating versions: A, B, C, Limited, and digipack, each offering a unique experience to fans. Stray Kids, an eight-member powerhouse under JYP Entertainment, initially captured attention through the reality competition show bearing the same name. Formed on the foundation of talent, passion, and hard work, the group debuted on March 25, 2018, with the mini-album “I Am Not.” Prior to this debut, Stray Kids made their presence known with the release of the mini album “Mixtape” on January 8, 2018.