Less than one month ago, Lisa, one of the four members of the South Korean girl group Blackpink, landed a hit single on charts all around the world with “Lalisa.” The tune officially launched her solo career, and it was pushed with a marketing budget and a must-see music video. Now, just a few weeks later, the single’s B-side is also gaining traction, and as it arrives on the most important songs ranking in Canada, the singer and rapper makes history.
“Money” debuts on this week’s Canadian Hot 100 at No. 95, becoming both a minor charting success in the nation and a huge win for the musician. Lisa has now reached the ranking twice without her Blackpink bandmates, and that’s a feat that only two other K-pop musicians working on their own have managed.
Psy became the first South Korean solo artist to reach the Canadian Hot 100 back in 2012 when his barrier-breaking smash “Gangnam Style” worked its way to No. 1. To this day, it remains the only track from a K-pop musical act of any kind to rule over the ranking. Psy would go on to place two more tunes onto the list, with “Gentleman” peaking at No. 9 and “Daddy” with CL breaking into the top 40, stalling at No. 36. He is still the only soloist from South Korea to collect more than a pair of appearances on the tally
Earlier this year, fellow Blackpink member Rosé joined Psy in the incredible showing when she launched her solo career. The superstar singer’s debut single “On the Ground” climbed as high as No. 36, while that track’s B-side “Gone” opened and stalled at No. 77.
“Money” launches just as “Lalisa” falls off the Canadian Hot 100. The tune opened at No. 42, narrowly missing out on the top 40 region, which typically defines when a song becomes a real hit. The track managed two frames on the tally, and though it has disappeared, Lisa is still present thanks to her latest win.
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