BLACKPINK’s LISA & ROSÉ Have Made 2021 the Biggest Year Ever for K-Pop Debuts on the Hot 100
The first woman in the K-pop field to reach the Hot 100 with a debut smash this year was Rosé, better known as one of the four members of the South Korean band Blackpink. The singer went solo in the spring with two songs, one of which quickly found its way to the all-encompassing singles tally in the U.S., as “On the Ground” peaked at No. 70. With that one win, she became just the second solo female K-pop musician to appear on the list at all.
Just a few weeks ago, she was joined in this incredible showing by one of her group mates. Lisa, another Blackpink member, pushed her solo smash “Lalisa” to No. 84, where it held for one frame. She stands as just the third solo female musician known primarily for her work in K-pop to appear on the Hot 100 at any point. Now, half of the women in the quartet have reached the tally, and that number could improve in the future.