Blackpink is far and away the most successful K-pop girl group in U.K. history. Other names have made important moves in the market, but none have reached the same heights as the quartet, and now they have one more coveted award to further highlight just how popular they are in the nation.
The band’s single “How You Like That” has been officially certified silver in the U.K., according to the BPI (British Phonographic Industry), the organization tasked with keeping track of how many units albums and songs move in the country and then rewarding the musicians behind the most beloved cuts with certifications.
Blackpink earns their fourth silver single certification as “How You Like That” collects its first prize. The South Korean girl group has also seen their other songs “Ddu-Du Ddu Du,” “Kill This Love” and “Kiss and Make Up,” a collaboration with pop singer Dua Lipa, reach the same milestone. The band’s sole full-length The Album has also been certified silver, meaning all of their most successful projects have raced to that mark.
In the U.K., tunes can be named silver, the lowest of all the awards, once they have shifted at least at least 200,000 equivalent units. That sum includes pure purchases as well as streaming equivalents. From there, tunes can go gold (400,000), platinum (600,000) or multiples of the latter. When it comes to albums and EPs, silver starts at 40,000 equivalent units, gold kicks in at 100,000, while platinum status is reached after 300,000 units have been shifted in the country.
“How You Like That” is one of a number of hit titles that collect certifications, which are handed out every Friday in the U.K. The electro tune joins other smashes like Ed Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” (quadruple platinum), Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ “Senorita” (triple platinum) and Doja Cat’s “Woman” (gold) by snagging a win.
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