Week after week, Lisa of the band Blackpink continues to prove her unstoppable popularity all around the world, and also that she can score a real hit with her group mates or entirely on her own. After appearing on songs charts in a number of countries a month or so ago with her debut solo smash “Lalisa,” she returned with the tune’s B-side “Money.” Since that cut first began landing on tallies seemingly everywhere, the track has made history over and over and over, and now, in the U.K., the superstar performer has done it again…and in more than one manner.
Here are three ways “Money” made history in the U.K. recently.
Fourth-Highest-Charting Song By A K-Pop Solo Musician
This week, “Money” climbs four spots to No. 54 on the U.K. singles chart. Last frame, it leapt from No. 81 to No. 59, and in doing so, it passed another song from the same musician to become the fourth-highest-charting track by a solo K-pop musician in the country’s history. Right now, “Money” comes in behind Psy’s “Gangnam Style” (No. 1) and “Gentleman” (No. 10) as well as fellow Blackpink member Rosé, whose debut solo single “On the Ground” opened and peaked at No. 43 earlier this year.
Before last week, “Money” was behind “Lalisa” in terms of loftiest placement. Lisa’s first win on the U.K. songs chart rose as high as No. 68.
Second-Highest-Charting Song By A Female K-Pop Soloist
Ignoring the hits produced by Psy, “Money” now stands as the second-highest-charting song in U.K. history by a solo female K-pop artist. Two weeks back, that honor belonged to Lisa’s own “Lalisa,” but seeing as that tune stalled at No. 68, “Money” has now outpaced its predecessor. The singer and rapper comes in behind only Rosé’s “On the Ground,” which missed out on becoming a top 40 hit by just three spaces.
Third-Longest-Charting Song By A K-Pop Soloist
“Money” has only spent three weeks on the U.K. singles chart, but that is already a long enough tenure to make it a historic win for Lisa. Just two songs by solo K-pop musicians have lived on the ranking for longer, and they both belong to the same artist. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” hold as the longest-running hits by a K-pop star working on their own in U.K. history, as they spent 55 and 19 weeks on the list, respectively.
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