Stray Kids‘ leader Bang Chan is known for being one of the leading 4th generation songwriting K-Pop idols, along with the other members of the group’s sub-unit, 3RACHA.
Recently, 3RACHA were announced to be included in Street Man Fighter Original Soundtrack Vol. 4 alongside other artists including NCT‘s Mark and Taeyong, and rapper Loopy. The song, titled “HEYDAY”, will be featured and danced to on Street Man Fighter.
While fans have been hype listening to the song, STAYs were even more excited to learn that Bang Chan hit a new, major milestone in his career with the release of this track.
Bang Chan previously reached a total of 137 writing credits in KOMCA(also known as the Korean Music Copyright Association), the organization that gives artists certain rights for their self-written and produced songs, after the tracks from the group’s next album, MAXIDENT, were added.
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KOMCA credits has been updated and "MAXIDENT" songs has been added!#BangChan is the 11th Idol and 1st Most Credited 4th Generation Idol, with 137 registered songs under his name! 🔥#방찬 #CB97 #バンチャン #方灿 @Stray_Kids pic.twitter.com/jcAcIEt6zq
— Bang Chan 방찬 Central 👾⤮ (@CB97central) September 19, 2022
This previous list was shared a day before the song’s release, showing Bang Chan tied at number 11 along with SEVENTEEN‘s Woozi. “HEYDAY”‘s release brings him to a total of 138 credits, which ties him for 10th place with B.A.P‘s Yongguk.
In addition to this, Bang Chan is the youngest artist in the top ten at the age of 24 years old!
bang chan, born in 1997, stray kids leader with 4 years of career, just entered the top10 komca list with 138 songs under his name maintaining his position of most credited 4th gen idol
— ً (@chanluvrsclub) September 20, 2022
Fans cannot contain their praise for Bang Chan and his songwriting abilities!
bang chan officially has 137 komca credits under this name after the 7 songs created for maxident comeback making him the 11th idol and 1st, 4th gen idol to complete this milestone! congrats to our hardworking chan; you’re beyond appreciated💗 pic.twitter.com/FYLt9skNkT
— yas ⤮ (@beyondyasmin) September 19, 2022
crazy feeling when you go to sleep peacefully and then wake up with a whole ass new stray kids song produced by 3racha that’s for street man fighter which means that bang chan is officially in the top 10 idols with the biggest komca credits under their name BRO
— yas ⤮ (@beyondyasmin) September 20, 2022
do u remember how 3racha, bang chan, changbin and han, used to upload their songs on soundcloud just a few years ago.. and now they’re out there at 24, 23 and 22 years old being the 10th, 16th and 17th most credited idols with 138, 123 and 120 songs under komca credits
— jia 냥 (@homeskz) September 20, 2022
A previous version of this article spelled the subunit incorrectly. It is 3RACHA.