BLACKPINK’s LISA Returns to the Hot 100 for the Second Time in Her Career With “Money”
About a month ago, K-pop musician Lisa made history when she scored her first appearance on the Hot 100, Billboard’s most competitive and comprehensive ranking of the most-consumed songs in the U.S. The Blackpink singer and rapper’s debut solo single “Lalisa” opened at No. 84, and though it only held on for one frame, it marked a major coup for the star. Now, she’s returned with a second win on the tally, which only further proves her immense popularity all around the world.
This week, Lisa lands her second-ever appearance on the Hot 100 as her follow-up cut “Money” debuts. The tune opens at No. 90 on the ranking, and while that’s a fairly low start, the fact that the performer is back at all is incredible.
“Money” has been gaining ground and charting all around the world for weeks now, and America is finally catching up on the earworm. The track reached the main singles list in major markets like Canada and the U.K. in the past month, and in some countries, it’s been charting for several weeks.
After “Lalisa” began to decline in popularity, “Money” started to surge. The tune first succeeded on YouTube, where it spent several weeks as the most-viewed video in the world. YouTube views factor into some charts globally, including the Hot 100, in addition to sales, radio spins and streams on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.
“Lalisa” and “Money” were released at the same time, back in mid-September, as what’s called a single album. The two tunes were packaged together as Lalisa, with the focus clearly being on the title track. As “Lalisa” debuted on the Hot 100, “Money” was a quick success in America on some Billboard charts, though it wasn’t popular enough to make it to the main roster, at least at first. Both tunes appeared inside the top 10 on the Digital Song Sales ranking, and “Money” became a very rare No. 1 on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart for a musician primarily known for making K-pop. Recently, the smash broke onto the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, helping Lisa make history in yet another fashion.
“Money” appears to be just getting started in the U.S., and in the coming weeks it could continue to climb on a number of Billboard charts. Even if it disappears next frame and never returns, it already stands out as a historic moment for Lisa, and it helps her prove she is a force to be reckoned with in both the K-pop and hip-hop genres.