(ANN/THE KOREAN HERALD) — K-pop sensation Stray Kids was honored with the Prime Minister’s commendation at the 2023 Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards. The awards recognise contributions to the development of local pop culture and art across various fields.
Despite being unable to attend the ceremony due to a concert in Seoul on the same day, Stray Kids expressed their gratitude for the recognition. The group thanked their fans, both local and international, for their support and shared their desire for people to enjoy their music and performances.
Stray Kids has achieved significant global milestones this year, including selling out tickets for their “Maniac” world tour at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, becoming the second K-pop boy band in history to hold a standalone concert at this venue. Their third LP, “5-Star,” released in June, set a new K-pop record by selling over 4.6 million copies in just one week and topped the Billboard 200 chart for the third time.
In July, Stray Kids headlined Lollapalooza Paris, making them the first K-pop artist to do so. They also won the award for Best K-pop at the 2023 MTV Music Awards in September.
The group has been on the “5-Star Dome Tour 2023” in Korea and Japan, visiting five cities for a total of 10 shows, with the tour concluding at the Tokyo Dome this weekend.
Stray Kids is gearing up to release a new mini album titled “Rock-Star” on November 10.