Blackpink Is First K-Pop Girl Group to Debut on Canadian Hot 100
The excitement over Blackpink’s new single “Playing With Fire” is being felt everywhere as it charts on the Canadian Hot 100 this week.
The girl group’s synth-heavy dance track debuts at No. 92 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart dated Nov. 26, 2016. The Canadian Hot 100 tracks the most popular songs in Canada across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions, sales data and streaming activity data. It is one of nine new tracks to hit the Canadian Hot 100 this week including new entries from Future, The Chainsmokers, Big Sean and Marshmello.
The feat makes them the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Canadian Hot 100. While female stars like CL have scored entries on the tally, Blackpink is K-pop’s first girl band to do so.
So far, BTS is the only other K-pop act to chart a song on the Canadian Hot 100 this year when “Blood, Sweat & Tears” debuted at No. 86 earlier this month. Only an elite group of K-pop acts have charted on the ranking so far including PSY, EXO, BTS and CL.
“Playing With Fire” is one of two lead singles from the quartet’s Square Two EP, that rose to a new peak of No. 2 on World Albums for the chart dated Nov. 26, 2016. Meanwhile, “Playing With Fire” relinquished its No. 1 slot on World Digital Songs and currently sits at No. 2 on the list.
All that made me fall in love with kpop was that they didn’t use their gender to attract fans but their talents. For me f(x) was the first kpop girl band which mad me want more of kpop girls and made my standards too high… f(x) never use their bodies so directly in music videos and gotta say first kpop girl band who actually DANCE . I don’t know how other groups have more fans. (anon)
So, since One Direction is out of the way, I’d like to first state that I will start a new boy band. Yes, I’m aware I’m not a boy, but this is gonna work. I want to be the first girl in a boy band. I don’t wanna be Fifth Harmony.
taylor is over 2 million behind for this VMA award and at 6th place and at the rate that votes are going in other categories, it’s very unlikely she’ll win.
BUT taylor’s friends FIFTH HARMONY are currently in second place and they really have a shot! They have WAY less followers than the first place band. These girls work so hard and love their fans so much (im not saying 5sos does-i just dont really know anything about them they seem aight tho but i love my 5h) and i really think they can win this if everyone helps
go on twitter and RT any tweet with #WorthItVma and tweet #WorthItVma to vote. that simple!
Okay, tumblr. If this book is not already on your to-read shelf, get on with that.
It’s a series of short stories about real women, all of whom have some claim to fame but are actually pretty obscure unless you’re one of those people who knows things about unusual women of the early 20th century. (Spoiler alert: I am one of those people. I’d heard of a lot of these women.)
The women include Joe Carstairs (raced boats, friends with Marlene Dietrich, smoked cigars–there’s an episode of Stuff You Missed in History class about her that’s worth a listen), Norma Millay (Edna St. Vincent’s sister), Romaine Brooks, Dolly Wilde (Oscar’s niece), Beryl Markham (lady pilot), and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first integrated all-girl swing band in the South. Plus more awesome ladies.
Most of the stories revolve around not-great moments in these women’s lives. They’re old or poor or injured or they have PTSD. I appreciated the fact that these stories are about women who are not okay, but who aren’t reduced to being labeled “crazy.” Also, lots of unreliable narrators and people lying to themselves.