The album “ROCK STAR” by Stray Kids is predicted to break new records and claim the top position on the Billboard 200 chart, currently held by Taylor Swift’s album 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
While “ROCK STAR” by Stray Kids has not yet appeared on the Billboard 200, Taylor Swift’s album 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is reported to have just taken the first position this week, with SEVENTEEN’s mini-album “HEAVEN” in second place.
1989 (Taylor’s Version) was released on October 27, 2023, while “ROCK STAR” by Stray Kids was released on October 10, 2023.
According to @talkofthechart, “ROCK STAR” by Stray Kids is predicted to claim the top spot on the Billboard 200 with an estimated 225-250 thousand album units sold.
Through the title track “LALALALA,” Stray Kids showcases their distinctive music style with a rock vibe, and various genres are also present in the other songs on the “ROCK STAR” album.
Apart from “LALALALA,” the “ROCK STAR” album by Stray Kids includes 7 other songs: “Social Path (Korean ver.),” “COMFLEX,” “Cover Me,” “MEGAVERSE,” “Blind Spot,” “Leave,” and “LALALALA (Rock ver.).”
Before the release of “ROCK STAR,” Stray Kids had previously entered the Billboard 200 chart with the album “5 STAR,” which sold over 4.5 million copies in its first week.
Less than a week after its release, “ROCK STAR” is already predicted to take the top spot on the Billboard 200, sparking discussions among KNetz on theqoo.
Especially noteworthy is the fact that Taylor Swift currently holds the top position on the Billboard 200 with her phenomenal album 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
Will the album sales record of “ROCK STAR” surpass that of “5 STAR” and propel Stray Kids to the top of the Billboard 200, surpassing Taylor Swift?
Here are the reactions from KNetz after Stray Kids was predicted to take the top spot on the Billboard 200:
“If they win first place again, this will be the first time someone has achieved it four times in a row. KPop is currently in crisis because it is bound by BTS’s records.”
“People who criticize them just don’t know that they are indeed great on a global scale.”
“It seems like they are more popular than Jungkook.”
“Isn’t Taylor Swift in first place on the Billboard 200?”
“I’m curious about their ranking on the Billboard Hot 100.”
“If they sell 250,000, does that surpass Jungkook?”
“I don’t know, but Taylor Swift’s album sold about 240,000 (in the second week), Jungkook 200,000, and Stray Kids are predicted to sell 220-250 thousand. So maybe there’s no one bigger than them in this comeback.”
“You can’t compare them to BTS, right? After all, Jungkook counts solo works, not group ones.”
“Selling 200,000 copies of the album is already really good, so I wonder what rank they’ll be.”
And various other reactions from KNetz on Theqoo.
Meanwhile, besides Stray Kids with “ROCK STAR,” Jungkook from BTS has also recently released his solo album titled “GOLDEN” and is currently promoting it, as well as Taylor Swift who is actively holding a concert titled “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”