BLACKPINK’s LISA Makes Hot 100 History
Blackpink member Lisa only struck out on her own and started a solo career this fall, and in just a matter of weeks, the singer and rapper has broken barriers and made history in many different ways. With almost every passing frame, the musician manages to accomplish something truly incredible on the Hot 100, the most important ranking of hit songs in the U.S.
This week, Lisa is present on the Hot 100 once again with “Money,” her second official single. The tune drops from No. 90 to No. 93, and while that’s not a particularly impressive place to be on the 100-spot tally, the fact that the track is still on the list at all makes it a very important win for the musician.
“Money” is now the third-longest-charting song in the history of the Hot 100 by a solo K-pop musician. Amazingly, the track has only spent two weeks on the ranking, but that’s enough for it to break out of a tie with a handful of other beloved tunes from artists primarily known for creating K-pop-style music.
Psy claims the two longest-charting hits by K-pop soloists in the history of the Hot 100, and it doesn’t look like his records will be beaten anytime soon. The pioneering star’s debut smash “Gangnam Style” lived on the ranking for an incredible 31 weeks, while his follow-up single “Gentleman” held on about half as long, as it found space on the roster for 15 frames.
With two weeks already spent on the Hot 100 to its credit, “Money” becomes Lisa’s longest-running success. Her debut appearance on the chart (on her own), “Lalisa,” managed to climb higher (it peaked at No. 84), but it only held on for one period. Lisa’s second hit also breaks out of a tie with the following half-dozen other tunes recorded and released by K-pop solo musicians—CL’s “Lifted,” J-Hope and Becky G’s “Chicken Noodle Soup,” Psy and CL’s “Daddy,” Psy and Snoop Dogg’s “Hangover,” Rosé’s “On the Ground” and Suga’s “Daechwita.”