Who knew that a three-piece, girl metal idol group would break the record Japanese artists have been trying so hard to break for the last 50 years? Countless artists have tried—ranging from R&B singer Toshinobu Kubota, pop goddess Utada Hikaru and Harajuku's favorite Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The list goes on and on.
Yet Babymetal is the first Japanese act in almost half a century to appear on the U.S. Billboard's Top 40 with their album Metal Resistance.
Pretty big deal, right?
Babymetal consists of Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal. They are under the rule of "Kitsune-sama" or "Fox God," who personally chose the three to become Babymetal. (In Japan, foxes are believed to be a spiritual entity. [Naruto anyone?])
It may seem like a lot, but the three stars recently visited REVOLT's New York offices and spoke to us about the Fox God, their career and music, and even their fashion sense.
The group is currently on (and slaying) their third world tour and you can still catch them at the following dates:
7/12 | Seattle, Washington | Showbox SoDo
7/14| San Francisco, CA | Regency
7/15 | Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern
7/17 | Bridgeview, IL | Chicago Open Air Festival
7/18 | Columbus, OH | AP Music Awards
In the mean time, don't forget to watch Babymetal teach our own Hannah Rad how to do their "Gimme Chocolate!!" dance below.