ChartsBLACKPINK’s LISA and ROSÉ Are the Most Successful K-Pop Solo Stars Ever on Billboard’s Global Chart

BLACKPINK’s LISA and ROSÉ Are the Most Successful K-Pop Solo Stars Ever on Billboard’s Global Chart

The Billboard Global 200, Billboard’s namesake ranking of the most-consumed songs in the world every week, is still only a little more than a year old, but in the months it’s been published, many of the biggest names in the K-pop industry have managed to reach the ranking, at least once. Looking only at the solo musicians who have made an impact on the tally, it’s clear that two members of one of the most successful girl groups to ever emerge from South Korea stand out as the biggest winners among all artists from that field who work on their own.

Blackpink members Lisa and Rosé now claim all five of the longest-charting songs by solo K-pop musicians, proving that they are incredibly popular when with their bandmates and all on their own. 

Currently, Lisa’s “Money” holds the record as the longest-charting song in the history of the Billboard Global 200, at least when looking only at solo K-pop superstars. Her tune dips more than 10 spaces on the current edition of the list, and by finding space on the tally once more, it breaks out of a tie with another smash from the same performer to claim this title. 

The same Blackpink singer and rapper’s “Lalisa” managed 10 weeks on the Billboard Global 200 before disappearing, and this frame marks the first since the tune was released that it doesn’t appear somewhere on the ranking. It was tied as the longest-charting hit until this period, and now it’s been demoted to second place.

Fellow Blackpink musician Rosé made history earlier in 2021 with her debut solo single “On the Ground,” which made it to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 and carved out space on the chart for seven weeks. It stood as the best-performing song by a K-pop soloist until about a month ago.

Another single by Lisa ranks as the fourth-longest-charting release by a K-pop solo artist, as Lisa’s “SG” earns a fifth turn on the tally this time around. The cut, which also credits Ozuna, DJ Snake and Megan Thee Stallion, broke into the top 20 a month ago, and it’s been declining ever since (it’s currently down to No. 197, and it will almost surely vanish next frame). It may very well stop charting after this, its fifth week.

Both Lisa and Rosé went solo in 2021 with two songs grouped together in packages called single albums (a popular format in South Korea), and the latter musician’s B-side “Gone” settles as the fifth-longest-charting track by a K-pop soloist in the history of the Billboard Global 200. While it only held on for three weeks, that’s still enough time for it to rank as one of the five sturdiest smashes among this group.

cr. Forbes

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