The potential to put 2 songs on the UK singles chart… Expectations for next week’s Billboard performance
Girl group BLACKPINK’s second regular album, ‘BORN PINK’, became the first K-pop girl group to top the ‘Top 100’ on the official UK album chart.
According to the latest chart released on the 23rd (local time), this album reached the top, beating prominent artists such as suede and Rina Sawayama.
Blackpink’s previous highest position on this chart was 2nd with their debut full-length album ‘The Album’ in 2020.
The UK Official Chart is considered one of the two biggest charts with global authority along with the US Billboard Chart.
Among Korean singers, BTS was the only Korean singer to top the official UK album chart.
In the UK Official Singles Chart, singer Psy topped the charts with the hit song ‘Gangnam Style’, which caused a worldwide syndrome in 2012.
On the official UK singles chart ‘Top 100’, BLACKPINK’s second album title song ‘Shut Down’ placed at 24th and pre-released song ‘Pink Venom’ at 38th, respectively.
Blackpink also topped the world’s biggest streaming platform Spotify’s ‘Top Songs Global Weekly Chart’ with ‘Shut Down’.
The song has been streamed 39,186,127 times over the past week.
This is the first time a Korean singer has topped Spotify’s weekly male and female chart.
In addition to ‘Shutdown’, all the songs on the album, including ‘Pink Venom’ in 5th, ‘Typa Girl’ in 14th, and ‘Hard to Love’ in 24th, managed to enter the top 50 of this chart.
Blackpink showed its global potential by selling more than 1.54 million copies of ‘Born Pink’ in the first week of its release based on Hanteo Chart.
Accordingly, it is expected to enter the top spot on the US Billboard ‘Billboard 200’ main album chart, which will be revealed on the 26th.
‘Born Pink’ by Blackpink contains 8 songs in various genres, including the title song ‘Shut Down’.
‘Shut Down’ is a new attempt by tasting Paganini’s ‘La Campanella’ and combining trendy hip-hop beats with classical and hip-hop.
It maximizes the listener’s pleasure by adding a drum sound to the violin’s sharp performance.