BLACKPINK Is the First K-Pop Girl Group to Debut on Billboard Canada’s Hot 100
The excitement over Blackpink’s new single “Playing With Fire” is being felt everywhere as it charts on the Canadian Hot 100 this week.
The girl group’s synth-heavy dance track debuts at No. 92 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart dated Nov. 26, 2016. The Canadian Hot 100 tracks the most popular songs in Canada across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions, sales data and streaming activity data. It is one of nine new tracks to hit the Canadian Hot 100 this week including new entries from Future, The Chainsmokers, Big Sean and Marshmello.
The feat makes them the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Canadian Hot 100. While female stars like CL have scored entries on the tally, Blackpink is K-pop’s first girl band to do so.
So far, BTS is the only other K-pop act to chart a song on the Canadian Hot 100 this year when “Blood, Sweat & Tears” debuted at No. 86 earlier this month. Only an elite group of K-pop acts have charted on the ranking so far including PSY, EXO, BTS and CL.
“Playing With Fire” is one of two lead singles from the quartet’s Square Two EP, that rose to a new peak of No. 2 on World Albums for the chart dated Nov. 26, 2016. Meanwhile, “Playing With Fire” relinquished its No. 1 slot on World Digital Songs and currently sits at No. 2 on the list.