BLACKPINK was the first Korean act to land 4 total songs on the U.K.’s top 40 song ranking list.
Their first one to reach the list was “Kiss and Make Up” (along with Dua Lipa) in 2018, which placed at #36. “Kill This Love” was their second hit to make the chart the following year, which managed to hit the #33 spot.
“Sour Candy”, their collaboration with Lady Gaga. It reached the #17 spot on the list, and is currently their highest-ranking song. “How You Like That” was their most recent song to chart, and landed at #20.
Also, BTS first landed on the chart in 2018, with their song “Idol”, which peaked at #21. 2019 saw their first song reach the top 20 on the chart, with “Boy With Luv”, featuring Halsey, coming in at #13.
“ON” earlier this year, though it didn’t reach as high as “Boy With Luv”, matching “Idol” to come in at #21. And lastly, most recently, their extremely successful “Dynamite” has become their fourth song to chart, and also currently holds the record for the Korean song with the highest rank on the chart at #3.
Among BLACKPINK and BTS, it will be interesting which group will have a fifth song on the chart first. BLACKPINK’s just-released “Ice Cream” and BTS set to have another album drop later this year.