Future Asian & Pacific History Month: Babymetal's Ever-Expanding Domination
Fuse is celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month by looking at a variety of rising forces who are creating Future Asian and Pacific History before our eyes. While Babymetal's global takeover has been in full force for sometime now, the group's latest accolades and how they've dealt with their recent success all prove why they're truly here to stay.
The Japanese pop-metal trio released their second full-length album Metal Resistance last April leading the group to score a Top 40 album when it debuted at No. 39 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The LP was their most cohesive—not to mention accessible with their English song "The One"—to date and proved how far the ladies can take their unexpected musical style. Yet like any successful act, there were some unfortunate moments (like being rudely interrupted while accepting Best Live Band at the 2016 Kerrang! Awards or when haters attacked a photo of them with Rob Zombie) but fans and artists alike came to their defense with Rob even delivering a major compliment saying Babymetal has "more energy than 90 percent of the bands we play with." All the while, Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal (who you can get to know a little better in the video above) have always acted in a respectful, dignified manner and focused on pushing forward with their careers and not any drama in their lives.
The results continue to speak for themselves as the trio recently held their first U.S. award show performance (singing with metal god Rob Halford, nonetheless) and have been touring Europe and America with the some of the biggest names in rock including Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn and more. Plus, Fuse viewers voted Babymetal as the biggest female act in pop music today beating out the likes of Britney Spears and Ariana Grande along the way.
As long as Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal stay true to who they are—three awesome ladies making badass music that is equal parts catchy and shocking—there's no way the Babymetal brand can't keep growing and reach new fans all over the world. Bringing pop and metal lovers together is no easy task yet Babymetal continue to do it on bigger and more important platforms, making their place among Japanese artists and in history seemingly inevitable.
Tune in to Fuse and come back to Fuse.tv every day for profiles, videos, galleries and more on the individuals around the world who are creating Future Asian and Pacific History. Join the conversation with #FutureHistory and find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder. Next, watch another classic Babymetal interview where the group discuss why they recorded "The One" in English: