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BLACKPINK's Jennie Rises 'Solo' to No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales Chart

By Admin / Published on Friday, 30 Nov 2018 07:28 AM / No Comments

The singer-rapper rises on the chart to become the second-ever solo female K-pop star to top the tally.

She's going solo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo — all the way to No. 1.

BLACKPINK's Jennie sees her new single "Solo" rise two spots on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart to take No. 1 on this week's tally. After debuting at No. 3 last week, the empowering hip-hop/pop cut owns the top spot with 4,000 downloads sold this week (ending Nov. 22), according to Nielsen Music. In total, "Solo" has sold 9,000 downloads to date, according to Nielsen Music.

The sleek solo tune also registered 5.3 million on-demand streams in the week ending Nov. 22. That's up 17 percent from last week, when it pulled 4.5 million on-demand streams, but only had four days of streaming after its Nov. 12 release.

While BLACKPINK has the most No. 1s on World Digital Song Sales — with four to date — the 22-year-old now becomes just the second solo female K-pop act, and first as the lead artist, to top the chart. Only CL has hit No. 1 on World Digital Songs when she featured on PSY's "Daddy," that ruled the ranking for two weeks in late 2015. Jennie is just the sixth Korean solo act to hit No. 1 after PSY, CL, G-Dragon, Taeyang, J-Hope and, now, Jennie.

Elsewhere, the singer-rapper spends a second week on the YouTube Songs chart. After debuting at No. 2 last week just behind DJ Snake's massive "Taki Taki" hit with Selena Gomez, Cardi B and Ozuna, "Solo" drops to No. 11. Perhaps spurred by the continuing interest in Jennie's release, BLACKPINK's "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" video returns to the YouTube chart this week too at No. 24 for its twelfth, non-consecutive week.

Check out Jennie bring "Solo" to life live on Korean music program Inkigayo below:

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