K-pop group Stray Kids recently released their highly anticipated album, “5-STAR,” on June 2.
The album’s title track, “S-Class,” has captivated audiences in South Korea and various African countries. With its undeniable appeal and catchy melodies, the album has achieved remarkable success, topping various charts and gaining recognition in multiple African countries.
Shortly after its release, “S-Class” quickly became a sensation on YouTube, garnering significant attention from African viewers. The music video trended on the platform, reaching the coveted number-one spot in Tunisia, showcasing Stray Kids’ rising popularity in North Africa. It peaked at #3 in Botswana and Libya, #5 in Algeria and Benin, and seven in Egypt.
Additionally, it ranked #12 in Morocco, #26 in South Africa, #28 in Ghana, and #29 in Nigeria. These achievements highlight the group’s ability to captivate audiences across diverse African nations.
Stray Kids’ “5-STAR” album and its title track also gained significant traction on the African iTunes charts. The album soared to number one on the iTunes chart in South Africa and Nigeria, showcasing the group’s fan base in these countries. Similarly, the single “S-Class” reached number one in Nigeria, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, and Uganda, solidifying Stray Kids’ popularity across multiple African territories.
Another track from the album, “GET LIT,” achieved an impressive number-one position on the iTunes chart in Uganda, further highlighting the group’s broad appeal.
Stray Kids’ release of the “5-STAR” album reinvigorated their presence on Spotify’s charts in Africa. The group spent over ten days on the Daily Top Artists chart in Egypt, South Africa, and Morocco. Moreover, on Spotify’s Weekly Top Artists chart, Stray Kids reached #76 in Egypt and #92 in Morocco and South Africa, emphasizing the group’s expanding fan base and increasing streaming numbers.
Stray Kids’ “5-STAR” album also made strides on Spotify’s Weekly Top Albums chart, with impressive placements in Nigeria and South Africa. The album entered the chart at #118 in Nigeria and ranked 30 in South Africa. These rankings showcase the group’s ability to captivate audiences through their music and reflect the enthusiastic response of African fans to the album’s release.
In a testament to Stray Kids’ enduring popularity, the group was ranked as the second most streamed K-pop act in sub-Saharan Africa in 2022 on Spotify.