'Money' By Blackpink’s Lisa Is The First Top 40 Hit From A K-Pop Act On Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

'Money' By Blackpink’s Lisa Is The First Top 40 Hit From A K-Pop Act On Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

Her single jumped nearly 10 spaces, from No. 47 to No. 38 on the list this week.

Lisa of the band Blackpink has been making history this year. “2021 has felt like fate, like destiny,” she shared via email to Vogue. “Releasing my long-awaited first solo album was truly a dream come true. I don’t think I can ever forget that. I was excited and nervous; I wanted to show who I am as an artist, as well as share the exact message that "Lalisa" carries.” Lisa’s single Money is now the first top 40 single from a K-pop musician in the history of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, reports Forbes. Although Lisa is originally from Thailand, she began her music career in South Korea. As part of the incredibly popular K-pop band of all time, Blackpink, Lisa is often considered a K-pop musician herself.


This week, her single jumped from No. 47 to No. 38, beating out songs like Drake's No Friends In The Industry, No. 39, In the Bible with Lil Durk and Giveon, No. 40, Doja Cat's Ain’t Shit, No. 41, and even Khalid’s just-released tune Present, No. 48. Money also debuted at No. 1 on the list’s component, Rap Digital Song Sales chart. This made her the first solo female K-pop artist to ever do so. 


Speaking of her latest album she told Vogue, “My ideas are reflected in the album, from the Thai-style melody line within the song to the music video sets, styling, album design, and choreography. I actively participated throughout the entire process, [so] personally it was an extraordinary experience. I worked hard just imagining the day I would get to showcase it and enjoy it with all my fans.” And the response has been overwhelmingly positive which the artist is able to see through platforms like Spotify and social media. “It’s cool to be able to directly see and hear what my fans like and are currently listening to,” shared Lisa. “It also feels like we’ve become closer since we’re all sharing something that we enjoy through the platform. If this album brought joy to our BLINKs ('BLINKs' refers to Blackpink’s army of fans), then I couldn’t be more grateful. They’re the reason my music has received so much love and support.”


She added that breaking records isn't as important to her. “Rather than focusing on those kinds of records and achievements, I just hope that the message my music carries can reach and touch many people,” she said, adding, “I could never have come this far on my own. It’s the many lessons I’ve learned through [our] albums and help I received from numerous staff and team members, and the loving support of my fans; it’s thanks to all these things that so many people now recognize who I am as an artist. It makes me want to work towards bringing something new to the table in the future.”


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