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Babymetal is booming stateside, thanks to irresistible hits and "Kawaii"

Lika Kumoi

 // Jul 1, 2016

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.

Interview | Babymetal
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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.

Insider Access | Babymetal teach Hannah Rad the "Gimmie Chocolate" dance
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