K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK have made UK Chart history with their Dua Lipa collaboration, ‘Kiss and Make Up’.
As reported by OfficialCharts.com, the track, which features on the newly released deluxe version of Dua’s self-titled album, debuted at number 36 on this week’s Official Singles Chart. In the process, BLACKPINK have become the first ever female Korean group to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40.
The group, made up of Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé, previously became the first female K-Pop group to impact on the Top 100, after their single ‘Ddu-Du-Ddu-Du’ reached number 78 earlier this year.
BLACKPINK follow in the footsteps of Psy and BTS as only the third K-Pop act to break the UK charts.
Psy paved the way back in 2011 with his gargantuan single ‘Gangnam Style’, which charted at number one in the UK. The single also achieved global success, with the music video becoming the first of its kind to reach one billion views on YouTube.
BTS, on the other hand, have enjoyed growing chart success in the UK since the release of their 2016 album Wings, which debuted at number 62. To date, their most successful single in the UK is ‘IDOL’, which charted at number 21 back in August, whilst their album Love Yourself: Tear entered the UK Albums Chart at number eight.
Here at CelebMix, we’re certainly living for the rise of K-Pop music in the UK Charts and we can’t wait to see the likes of BLACKPINK continue to grow over the coming months.