Blackpink's Jennie and Lisa Reach New Heights in Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
As 2024 unfolds, Blackpink's Jennie and Lisa are making remarkable strides in the music industry, with Jennie's solo single "One of the Girls" achieving a new milestone in Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This achievement has inadvertently led to comparisons between the two bandmates, showcasing the global impact of South Korean artists in the hip-hop and R&B genre.
Jennie's "One of the Girls," featuring The Weeknd and Lily Rose Depp, has climbed to a new peak at No. 20 on the chart, marking a significant achievement not just for Jennie but also for South Korean artists as a whole. The song's six-week run on the chart is particularly notable, tying with Lisa's 2021 single "Money" for the second-longest stay by a South Korean artist on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list.
While both Jennie's and Lisa's singles have now enjoyed the same duration on the chart, their paths to success reflect distinct milestones. Lisa's "Money" made history in 2021 as it entered the rankings, with Lisa becoming the first Asian woman to achieve this feat. This achievement marked a significant moment for South Korean stars in the global music scene.
On the other hand, Jennie's "One of the Girls" has not only matched "Money's" longevity but also surpassed it in peak position. Currently, it stands as the highest-charting single by an Asian woman on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, outperforming "Money's" highest rank of No. 36.
This competition between Jennie and Lisa, both members of the globally popular K-pop group Blackpink, underscores the increasing influence and recognition of South Korean artists in the traditionally American-dominated R&B and hip-hop genres. Their individual successes also highlight the evolving landscape of international music, where artists from diverse backgrounds are gaining prominence and reshaping industry standards.
Skull, another South Korean artist, currently holds the record for the longest-running hit single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Boom Di Boom Di," which remained in the chart for ten weeks in 2007. However, with the rising popularity and chart performance of Jennie's "One of the Girls," there is potential for new records to be set by South Korean artists in the near future.
As Blackpink continues to make waves internationally, the achievements of Jennie and Lisa in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart not only celebrate their individual talents but also represent a broader trend of Asian artists breaking barriers and achieving new levels of success in the global music scene.