Stray Kids, one of the hottest K-pop groups on earth and a Billboard 200-topping artist, is a finalist at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards – and a performer at the 2023 BBMAs.
Ahead of their performance, a mashup of “S-Class” and “LALALALA,” the group sat down and spoke with Billboard about their BBMAs performance, the importance of STAY and why they want a group vacation next year.
Bang Chan explained why the group felt it was the right move to combine those two particular songs at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards Presented by Marriott Bonvoy. “All right, so ‘S-Class’ and ‘LALALALA,’ two very important songs to Stray Kids,” Bang Chan said. “And we thought, you know, it’d be good to mash up the two songs and show a very good performance. And show the full potential of the two songs.”
This year has been a busy one for Stray Kids, with the act releasing both the Billboard 200 No. 1 album 5-Star as well as the new EP Rock-Star. “The reason why we continue to release so much music is not only because of our fans who wait for our music, but also because there are still so many sides of our group and so much music that we want to show the world,” Changbin explained of their release-heavy year.
But after a period of hard work, at least one group member is ready for a little rest and relaxation in 2024 – and he wants his bandmates by his side. “Personally, I want to go on a vacation to somewhere nice, with all my Stray Kids members,” said Han. The rest of the group agreed: “That sounds great! Let’s go on a trip.”
A finalist for top K-pop album for 5-Star, the group is in the category alongside FACE by BTS’ Jimin, 2nd EP ‘Get Up’ by NewJeans, The Name Chapter: Temptation by TOMORROW X TOGETHER and Ready to Be by TWICE.
Watch the Billboard Music Awards here and on BBMAs and Billboard social channels to see which artist takes the win on Sunday (Nov. 19) night.