BLACKPINK Becomes 1st Girl Group To Top Billboard’s Artist 100 + Grabs No. 1 On World Albums Chart And More
On the chart dated October 17, BLACKPINK shoots up from No. 65 last week to take No. 1. BLACKPINK is now the first girl group to top the chart, which launched in 2004. They’re also the third ever Korean act to do so, following BTS and SuperM.
The Artist 100 is described as measuring “artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.”
BLACKPINK’s rise is due to the release of their first full album “THE ALBUM” on October 2, which features the title track “Lovesick Girls,” their collaboration with Selena Gomez titled “Ice Cream,” and more.
“THE ALBUM” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week, which measures the most popular albums in the United States. BLACKPINK also has two tracks on the Hot 100 songs chart, with “Lovesick Girls” launching at No. 59 and “Ice Cream” at No. 64.
Meanwhile, “Lovesick Girls” took No. 2 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart, which is based on sales and streaming data from more than 200 territories around the world. The song also debuted at No. 1 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, which ranks songs according to data from territories excluding the United States.
Over on the World Albums chart, “THE ALBUM” debuts at No. 1. “Lovesick Girls” also enters the World Digital Song Sales chart in the top position, while their b-sides “Pretty Savage” and “You Never Know” grab No. 2 and No. 4, respectively.
“Lovesick Girls” debuts at No. 9 on the Digital Song Sales chart and No. 46 on the Streaming Songs chart. The track is also No. 29 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 while “THE ALBUM” takes No. 5 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart.
Congratulations to BLACKPINK!