Bang Chan, the leader of Stray Kids, has become the youngest K-pop star to reach the Top 10 of the Korean Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) list. This is due to the versatility of the idol. He can rap, sing, dance, produce, write and make music. He will be 25 in a few days, but according to KOMCA stats from September 19, he has already written 137 songs. With the release of HEYDAY (Street Man Fighter Vol. 4 Dance Crew OST) on September 20, another song has been added to Bang Chan, Changbin and HAN’s (3RACHA) songwriting catalog. This brings the leader’s total song credits to 138, matching BAP’s Yongguk eighth place.
However, at only 24 years old, he is the youngest K-pop star to reach this astonishing record. RAVI, RM from BTS, PSY, G-Dragon and Zico are among the other idols in the top ten. Not only is the founder of God’s Menu the youngest, but he is also the only fourth-generation K-pop star on the KOMCA list. Changbin and HAN, his fellow 3RACHA members, are now in 17th and 18th place with 122 and 119 numbers respectively (which will each be +1 if HEYDAY’s release is added in the next ranking).
The success of Bang Chan is celebrated by the STAY fans.
After an apprenticeship for seven years, Bang Chan, the leader who must choose his members to debut with, is currently the youngest K-pop idol and the only fourth-generation idol to be in the top ten of the KOMCA credits list. Fans on Twitter are overjoyed as the latest update on the KOMCA website shows the Stray Kids leader in 10th place. This hypothesis is confirmed by HEYDAY, a piece published by 3RACHA a day ago for Street Man Fighter. Bang Chan has 138 composition credits, including tracks from the group’s next album, MAXIDENT and HEYDAY.
Fans welcomed this achievement on Twitter by recalling the difficulties Bang Chan has faced since his debut. They also praised the idol for being the KOMCA’s most recognized fourth-generation K-pop star. Notably, Changbin and HAN from Stray Kids are the only fourth-generation K-pop stars on the KOMCA top 20 list. PSY, G-Dragon, BTS’ RM and SUGA, SEVENTEEN’s Woozi, DAY6’s Young K, HIGHLIGHT’s Jun Hyung and others share the space with them.
The MANIAC group’s discography includes 3RACHA (Bang Chan, Changbin, HAN). They are considered rare idols who create, compose and arrange their own music. The classic title songs Hellevator, Side Effects, MIROH, God’s Menu, Back Door and, most recently, Thunderous and MANIAC were created by the 3RACHA unit. Stray Kids has been in the K-pop business for four and a half years and continues to impress. It will be fascinating to see if the Stray Kids leader can ever crack the top 5 on the KOMCA list.
based on this, which came out yesterday according to komca who updated their credit list pic.twitter.com/eJTT8LiZGX
— seungmin and nayeon day (@homeskz) September 20, 2022
from asking people to listen to their songs on soundcloud to the most acclaimed 4th generation performers on komca performing the song they arranged, composed and produced named after them at their sold out reveal concert today. 3racha you grew up really well pic.twitter.com/f5EKIYp548
— ✧ (@binseololovely) September 17, 2022