Stray Kids are back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with their new release Rock-Star. The set opens atop the tally of the most-consumed albums in the U.S. with 224,000 equivalent units shifted. Now, as they collect another win on Billboard’s other most important weekly chart, the band finally ditches a strange bit of history they claimed.
Billboard just announced that Stray Kids’ single “Lalalala” will debut on the Hot 100 when it’s refreshed in a few hours. According to the chart company, the tune will open at No. 90. The track, the lead cut from Rock-Star, marks the band’s first appearance on the ranking of the most-consumed songs in the U.S.
Now that Stray Kids have officially earned their first Hot 100 hit, they will no longer be included on the list of the artists who have hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 without also reaching its accompanying tally. Until now, the South Korean boy band claimed the record for the most chart-toppers on the Billboard 200 without ever reaching the Hot 100.
It took Stray Kids four No. 1 albums before they were able to make their way to the Hot 100, which is something that had never been seen before. The list of acts that have topped the Billboard 200 without ever earning a Hot 100 win isn’t extensive, and only a very few names have done so more than once.
Now, the record for the most No. 1 Billboard 200 charters without any Hot 100 hits is shared between two rock bands: Vampire Weekend and Slipknot. They have both reached the summit on the former tally with three collections but still have yet to earn a Hot 100 smash. Both Bob Newhart and Marilyn Manson have done so twice.