Another week, another record broken by Blackpink on the U.K charts. The most successful female act of all time to emerge from South Korea seem to best their own showings and see new cuts pass their beloved older efforts quite often, which speaks to not just how popular they have become in the European country, but also how they are only getting bigger and bigger.
This frame, the band owns two spots on the 100-space chart of the most-consumed songs in the U.K., with both cuts dropping from where they settled last time around. While neither of them may not be gaining ground, one of Blackpink’s current hits makes history once again by holding on for another frame.
“Ice Cream” dips from No. 80 to No. 85 this turn, its seventh on the tally. Now that the cut, which features pop superstar Selena Gomez, has spent seven periods on the singles chart, it breaks out of a tie and stands on its own as the second-longest-charting release by a South Korean girl group of all time in the U.K.
Last week, “Ice Cream” was tied with Blackpink’s own “Kill This Love,” which stood as their highest-charting effort in the U.K. until this year. That tune lived on the ranking for half a dozen stints before falling off for good.
Now, “Ice Cream” is alone in its victory as the second-longest-charting single by any all-female band from South Korea, and ahead of this latest win is another from the same group, as they are far and away the most successful act to fit the description from the nation.
“Kiss and Make Up,” Blackpink’s collaboration with beloved pop singer Dua Lipa, holds as the tune which credits a South Korean girl group that has spent the most time on the ranking. That cut racked up 12 weeks on the list, and it’s yet to be seen if the band can match, or possibly even best their own showing with “Ice Cream,” which is working its way down the chart…but very slowly.
Source: Forbes – Business