BLACKPINK’s LISA Scores Two Simultaneous Top 10 Hits on Billboard’s Sales Chart
Before this week, Lisa, perhaps best known as one of the four vocalists in South Korean girl group Blackpink, had only made an impact on the American Billboard charts with the band that made her a star. Now, in an instant, she immediately sets herself up to score two very important smashes, impressively at the same time.
Lisa will debut two songs—her first two recorded and released without her bandmates—on the latest edition of the Digital Song Sales chart, the weekly ranking of the bestselling tracks in the U.S., which will be updated by Billboard Tuesday morning (September 21). Not only will both of her just-released tunes find their way to the tally, they’ll both open inside the top 10, giving her control over 20% of the highest tier on the list. That’s the sort of feat that remains reserved for only the biggest and most successful acts in the American market, and now Lisa ranks among them.
Up first from Lisa will be “Lalisa,” which has been selected as her debut single as a solo act. The tune fronts her single album of the same name, and thus it’s not surprising to see it beat out her other release (more on that in a moment). “Lalisa” sold 9,200 digital copies in its first tracking frame in the U.S., according to information shared by MRC Data. That will be enough to see it start at No. 6 on the Digital Song Sales chart.
Not far behind “Lalisa” will be “Money,” the B-side and only other solo cut Lisa has released so far. The tune, which may soon receive the single treatment, as things are going spectacularly well for the Blackpink superstar, is about to open at No. 8 on this week’s Digital Song Sales chart thanks to 6,900 online copies sold.
As a member of Blackpink, Lisa has previously reached the Digital Song Sales chart, and she’s already collected a number of notable wins. The quartet has sent four different tunes into the top 10—“How You Like That” and “Ice Cream” with Selena Gomez (both No. 2), “Lovesick Girls” (No. 9) and “Sour Candy” with Lady Gaga (No. 10)—as well as two others that didn’t quite break into the loftiest space.
Lisa joins fellow Blackpink vocalist Rosé in going solo in 2021, as the latter singer also dropped her first two proper releases just a few months ago. Rosé’s “On the Ground” likewise entered the top 10 on the Digital Song Sales chart, peaking at No. 10 back in March.
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