Congratulations Stray Kids! The K-pop boy group has officially won Billboard’s Fan Army Face Off 2022 trophy, and their fans couldn’t be more excited.
Following news that the byte had edged out SB19 in the final round of the competition, STAY took to social media to celebrate the victory. “Congratulations @Stray_Kids!!! Absolutely deserved <3 we love you guys so much!! And everyone! Thanks for the friendly battle! one fan wrote on Twitter, while another tweeted: "Congratulations STAYs!! !! We did it, I'm so proud. @Stray_Kids THIS IS FOR YOU"
The group’s victory also received many congratulations from members of A’TIN, the global SB19 fandom. “We A’TIN, fans of SB19, offer our congratulations to SKZ and STAYs. It was fair and healthy competition in the championship round. Thank you Billboard for giving us the opportunity to be a part of #BBFanArmy2022,” one user commented in response to Billboard’s story on Twitter, leading one particular Stray Kids fan to reveal that Fan Army Face Off actually told them. featured music from SB19.
Throughout the many rounds of competition, Stray Kids has managed to fend off everyone from Ariana Grande’s Arianators and Cardi B’s Bardi Gang to Beyoncé BeyHive and BTS ARMY.
Earlier this year, K-pop group JYP released their sixth Korean-language EP, odd, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and had the biggest first-week sales of the year up to that point. They also just wrapped up their North American tour in support of the mini-album with a show at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena last Thursday (July 14).
Check out some of the best fan reactions to Stray Kids’ victory at Billboard’s Fan Army Face Off 2022 below.
Congratulation @Stray_Kids !!! Absolutely deserved <3 we love you guys so much!! And everyone ! Thanks for the friendly battle!💗
— 𝘼𝙩𝙯 misses skz 🙁 || Hyunjuly💗 (@Blueberry_Atzin) July 19, 2022
Thanks! I discovered SB19 thanks to this and I love their music!!
– 🎪🐽🐇 (@R04496020) July 19, 2022
— soph🍀 (@wlskzhw) July 19, 2022
— Cha Cha (@skz_vibe) July 19, 2022
Stay! we did it!!! Thank you so much for voting and fighting until the last minute. Stays well done
— STRAY KIDS ODDINARY (@puppymi87702510) July 19, 2022
I like winning everything. I want Stray Kids face plastered all over the world for people to say “Okay who are these people and why are they literally everywhere they must be popular let me go see them 🤔” pic.twitter.com/HZNRwDS77V
— Gas (pejorative) 👾 (@GazEveLtwin) July 19, 2022
— mandy is weird (@oddinary_is) July 19, 2022
WE WON 😭😩🤍
THANK YOU TO ALL STAYS WHO VOTED ON THE FAN ARMY FOR BB. And SB19 fans, thank you for fair play, and congratulations too!
MY DARLING REMAINS WHO VOTED, KISSES FOR EACH OF YOU. Loveeeee winning something for our precious stray kids thank you!! 🔥💞😭
— tea ☘️ | #hyunjuly starts (@theeastays) July 19, 2022