Japan’s Babymetal a Hit in the UK and Australia


Heavy metal group Babymetal recently became the highest charting Japanese band of all-time on the official UK albums chart. Metal Redistance, released at the end of March, debuted on the chart at #15. It did even better in Australia at #7 and also flattered the Americans with a Billboard U.S. placement at #39. Babymetal is fronted by three teenage females nicknamed Su-metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal. Though performing predominantly in the Japanese language, success in the Anglo market has been attributed to the girls’ beautiful vocals and the high quality of the music, with original melodies, excellent instrumentation, and top-notch production. Embedded below is the MV for track “Karate” (now at 6.6 million views) which will give you a taste of this fabulous band.