Blackpink Stars Jennie And Lisa Are The Only Korean Women To Hit One Billboard Chart
Blackpink’s future looks especially bright, as the girl group just renewed their contract with record label YG Entertainment to continue recording and releasing music together. As fans eagerly anticipate the next era from the biggest all-female vocal act in the world, one of the four members is celebrating making history on the Billboard charts all on her own.
Jennie, one of the four singers in Blackpink, appears on one Billboard chart for the first time in her career this week. The star breaks onto the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ranking, which tracks the most-consumed tunes in America each frame that classify as hip-hop, R&B, or rap.
The Blackpink superstar earns her first hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with “One of the Girls.” The tune opens at No. 47, narrowly making it onto the 50-spot list. She is credited as a featured artist on the cut, which is fronted by The Weeknd and also features actor and singer Lily Rose-Depp. It was written and recorded for the R&B star’s TV show The Idol, which has already been canceled.
As “One of the Girls” debuts, Jennie becomes only the second solo South Korean woman to appear on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. She joins a fellow female singer who she knows very well: her Blackpink bandmate Lisa.
Back in 2021, Lisa became the first woman from South Korea to hit the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. At the time, she was actually only the second solo artist from the Asian nation to appear on the list in any way, and it had been more than a decade since the first reach the tally.
Lisa debuted on the tally with her single “Money.” That tune, one of two she released to officially embark on her solo career, would go on to peak at No. 36, becoming the first top 40 win on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a South Korean artist. The catchy cut spent half a dozen turns on the list before disappearing for good, and it still stands as the longest-running hit by any performer known primarily for creating K-pop music.