This is NOT a comprehensive list of every single achievement BLACKPINK has had on Billboard from their debut, but is instead their most accomplishments from 2018 on. This is for a couple of reasons. The first is that my main news resource is Soompi, and they didn’t extensively start summarizing charts and covering Billboard until 2018. Also, BLACKPINK (and K-pop itself) didn’t start becoming more of a global phenomenon until around that time. So although they probably landed on some Billboard charts prior to 2018 (like the World Albums chart), they got far more results starting from “DDU-DU DDU-DU”/Square Up.
Because BLACKPINK is on Billboard charts quite often, I have narrowed down this list a bit. For charts that are often quite K-pop dominated (like World Album Sales), I just list when they got #1. The new Global and Global Excl. U.S. charts seem like they will also be K-pop dominated, so I’m probably going to do the same thing after the first few weeks. I do list any results BLACKPINK gets on charts like Billboard 200, Artist 100, and Hot 100 because it’s fairly uncommon for K-pop artists to rank on those at the moment. And I also list any year end chart results and mentions in Billboard articles.
NOTE FROM KATHERINE – BLACKPINK has had a LOT of achievements over the past couple years. Since there’s so much information, I decided to break everything down into separate pages. Here are the links for the other pages: Music Show Wins, Sales and Streaming, Other Miscellaneous Achievements, YouTube Views, and Awards.
- “DDU-DU DDU-DU” was #55 on the Hot 100 chart, which was the highest charting song by a K-pop girl group at the time. (And they’ve just kept breaking their records ever since.) Square Up was also #40 on the Billboard 200, which was their first time on the chart.
- BLACKPINK placed #1 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart for the week ending in June 30 (for Square Up).
- “Kiss and Make Up” debuted at #93 on the Hot 100.
- BLACKPINK placed on 3 of Billboard‘s year end charts for 2018 and was the highest ranking K-pop girl for all of the charts they were on:
- #12 on World Albums 2018 (for Square Up)
- #9 on World Album Artists 2018
- #28 on Social 50 Artists 2018
- BLACKPINK placed #1 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart for the week ending in April 20 (for Kill This Love).
- “Kill This Love” and its corresponding album spent 4 weeks in the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100:
- “Kill This Love” was #50 on Billboard‘s “50 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far).”
- BLACKPINK placed on several of Billboard‘s 2019 Year End charts and was the highest ranking K-pop girl group for all of the ones they were on:
- #9 on Social 50 Artists 2019
- #10 on World Albums Artist 2019
- #14 on World Albums 2019 for Kill This Love
- #3 on World Digital Songs Artists 2019
- Jennie also placed #9 on this list.
- #3 (“Kill This Love”) and #9 (“DDU-DU DDU-DU)” on World Digital Song Sales 2019
- Jennie also placed #11 on this list for “SOLO.”
- “Kill This Love” was #66 on Billboard‘s 100 Best Songs of 2019.
- “Sour Candy” entered the Hot 100 at #33 and moved to #82 in its second week.
- “How You Like That” entered the Hot 100 at #33 and moved to #91 in its second week.
- “Ice Cream” entered the Hot 100 at #13, their highest rank so far.
- In September, Billboard launched two new charts: the Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. For the very first week of the chart, “Ice Cream” placed #8 on the Global 200 and #6 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S.
- “Ice Cream” moved to #9 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart the second week.
- The Album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, which is both the highest charting album by a girl group and the highest charting debut full length album by a girl group in over a decade. (Danity Kane topped the Billboard 200 with both of their albums in the late 2000s.)
- The Album moved to #6 in the second week, and ranked at #10 in its third week.
- “Lovesick Girls” debuted at #59 in the Hot 100, while “Ice Cream” ranked again at #64.
- BLACKPINK came in at #1 on the Artist 100 chart after The Album‘s release, making history as the first girl group to top the chart and the 3rd K-pop group to do so after BTS and SuperM.
- They have moved to #9 in their second week.
- “Lovesick Girls” debuted at #1 on the Global 200 Excl. US chart and #2 on the Global 200 chart.
- The Album has been on the World Albums chart for seven weeks. It debuted at #1 on the World Albums chart and has placed first a total of 4 (non-consecutive) times so far.
- “Lovesick Girls” debuted at #1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart.
SOURCES: Billboard (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22), Soompi (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14)
Cover image is from BLACKPINK’s cover shoot for Billboard magazine in 2019. You can read the article here.