Stray Kids Make TIME’s List of Next-Generation Leaders!

Stray Kids Make TIME’s List of Next-Generation Leaders!

K-pop sensation ‘Stray Kids’ Stray Kids have been honored as trailblazers on TIME’s 2023 list of Next Generation Leaders. The honor comes as good news after the recent accident involving its three members — Lee Know, Hyunjin, and Seungmin. Thankfully, the members of the staff didn’t suffer any serious injuries. Read on to find out how they reacted to this news.

Responding to this honor, Changbin told TIME “The goal is to continuously pioneer new [musical] subjects and to have our music be recognized as a ‘Stray Kids’ genre.” The band performed at the Global Citizen Festival on September 23. The show featured members Bang Chan, Changbin, and HAN performing as 3RACHA instead of the whole group. The band’s most recent release was ‘5-Star’, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in June.

The group gets their recognition as Next Generation Leaders for their global reach and profound influence in the music industry. In the past decade, K-pop has evolved from being a music genre to a global sensation. It has crossed national borders and cultural boundaries. Their music brings a global audience together. ‘Stray Kids’ also has the ability to break barriers and bring people together. 

TIME published that, “Stray Kids found global success by embracing a new sound” and “Straying from expectations became a recipe for global success.” It reported that among the group’s many achievements was winning the Best K-Pop award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September. TIME also said that the group “straying from expectations became a recipe for global success…The differences the group once worried would render them stragglers in the K-pop industry have placed Stray Kids at its forefront.”

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