Fan Army Face-Off 2022: And the Winner Is….
Congratulations are in order for this fervent fan army.
Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off, which roared back in the summer of 2022, has come to a conclusion. Which means there’s a new winner to crown.
We’ve come a long way. When it started, 64 artists’ fan armies entered battle to find out – whose fan base is strongest? After a spirited face-off among the Final 4 (SEVENTEEN, SB19, Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER), Filipino group SB19 and South Korea’s Stray Kids made it to the final round. It was a close match between STAY and A’TIN, and each fan army deserves a huge shout-out for making it to the end and keeping us guessing until the last moment. But in the end, only one can win, and for 2022, the winner of the Billboard Fan Army Face-Off is Stray Kids, with STAY pulling out the win on Tuesday, July 19.
Earlier this year, Stray Kids set a record when their album Oddinary debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the largest sales week for an album in 2022 at the time (the April 2-dated chart). Looks like the sky’s the limit for Stray Kids moving forward.
Past Fan Army Face-Off winners include Super Junior’s E.L.F (victorious twice), T-ara’s Queens (victorious three times) and BIGBANG’s VIPs.