Stray Kids Scores a Spot on Billboard Hot 100 with 'LALALALA'

Published November 21, 2023

The South Korean group Stray Kids has created a milestone by landing their song 'LALALALA' on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking their first appearance on this list. As the news broke on November 20 (local time), 'LALALALA' debuted at position No. 90, signaling a significant achievement for the 4th generation K-Pop boy group.

Charting New Territories

Stray Kids are now Hot 100-charting artists, earning recognition from Billboard charts for their track, which has resonated with listeners across the United States. The group is the first K-pop act from their generation to crack the Hot 100, following in the footsteps of global powerhouse BTS, who had previously charted on this list.

Not only has 'LALALALA' seen success on the Hot 100, it also made an impressive entrance on Billboard's Global 200 chart at No. 10 and secured the No. 6 spot on the Global Excl. U.S. chart for the week of November 25.

A String of Achievements

The success of 'LALALALA' is part of a broader series of triumphs for Stray Kids. Their latest mini album 'ROCK-STAR' debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 Albums chart. This marks their fourth consecutive album to claim the No. 1 spot, following 'ODDINARY,' 'MAXIDENT,' and '★★★★★ (5-STAR).'

Stray Kids have not only topped the charts - they've made history, being the first artist in 16 years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their first four entries, a first for a K-pop artist. The group also achieved their four No. 1 albums in under 20 months, a rapid ascent matched only by the likes of Taylor Swift.

In a recent showcase of their talents, Stray Kids performed 'S-Class' and 'LALALALA' at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, where they took home the Top K-Pop Album award for '5-STAR.'

A Celebratory Return

Stray Kids have returned to the music scene with their mini album '樂-STAR' ('ROCK-STAR'), headlined by 'LALALALA,' released on November 10. This album continues their streak of compelling musical releases that resonate with a global audience.

The achievements of Stray Kids exemplify the ever-growing global reach of K-Pop, and their entry into the Hot 100 is a testament to their rising popularity and the impact of their music. Congratulations to Stray Kids on their continuing success.

Chart, Debut, Milestone