Stray Kids, the eight-member K-pop group formed on a South Korean reality TV show, has scored their fourth No. 1 spot on Billboard’s album chart in two years, dethroning Taylor Swift at No. 2 after two blockbuster weeks. Top.
“Rock-Star”, an eight-track mini album – including two versions of a song called “Lalalala” – became Stray Kids’ latest No. 1, selling 213,000 copies in the United States, mostly on CD, and modestly Earning 16 million streams, according to tracking service Luminate. It was available to American fans in 11 collectible CD editions, which included a variety of packaging and goodies such as posters, stickers, and a photo book.
After signing a deal with Republic Records in the United States in 2022 – the label for Swift, Morgan Wallen, Drake and other stars – the group landed two albums at No. 1 that year (“Ordinary” and “Mexident”), and Another one this summer (“5-star”).
Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”, her latest rerecording, drops to No. 2, while serious singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton debuts at No. 3 with “Higher”, which echoes the classic Memphis soul sound. Was taken from. Drake’s “For All the Dogs” is at number 4 and Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” is at number 5.