Fresh from her acting stint in HBO’s THE IDOL, BLACKPINK member Jennie adds another milestone in her solo career: she just made history as the first South Korean female soloist to hit one of Billboard’s music charts. 

Jennie, in collaboration with fellow THE IDOL stars The Weeknd and Lily Rose-Depp, released “One of the Girls” on June 23 as part of the series’ official soundtrack. It was released alongside The Weeknd’s “Jealous Guy” and Depp’s “Fill the Void.”

The song then entered Billboard’s R&B Digital Song Sales chart at No. 11 for the week of July 6 to 12. 

While other South Korean artists such as BTS’ RM, GOT7’s JayB, and soloist Sam Kim have also managed to make a mark on Billboard’s R&B Digital Song Sales chart in the previous years, Forbes noted that Jennie is the only K-pop solo artist that stood out in the female category.

Aside from the R&B Digital Song Sales chart, One of the Girls” also landed on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart and Hot R&B songs chart at no. 19 and no. 14, respectively. Forbes reported that this marks the first time for Jennie to debut on three Billboard charts she has never appeared on before. 


One of the Girls” also made a huge debut on the music streaming platform Spotify garnering over 1.4 million streams on its first day. Two weeks after its release, the track has now reached over 14 million Spotify streams. 

In THE IDOL, the BLACKPINK member made her acting debut under her real name Jennie Ruby Jane. Her portrayal of Dyanne in the recently-concluded series sparked a debate among fans. 

While this served as Jennie’s latest achievement in her career, note that her solo single “SOLO,” which was released in 2018, also continues to set new records. 

SOLOtopped the Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales list, with Grammy’s even describing it as a “phenomenon upon its release.” In March, its music video reached 900 million views on YouTube, making it the first and fastest music video of a K-pop female artist to do so. In June, Jennie’s “SOLOsurpassed 500 million streams on Spotify. 

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK also recently marked a new feat with their debut song “Boombayahreaching over 1.6 billion views on YouTube. It’s the group’s third music video to surpass this amount of views, following Ddu-du Ddu-du” and “Kill This Love.” 

BLACKPINK is currently embarking on their “BORN PINK” concert tour. 

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