6 Ways BLACKPINK Rosé Made History In The U.K. With Her Debut Single

6 Ways BLACKPINK Rosé Made History In The U.K. With Her Debut Single

With just one song, the vocalist of BLACKPINK, Rosé has made some impressive things for a solo artist in the U.K.

With one song, BLACKPINK member Rosé took the U.K. by storm...or at least she made history. The singer and dancer kicked off her solo career (while still being a part of the girl group) with two songs, “On The Ground” and “Gone,” which came together as a short collection titled R.

The lead single, “On The Ground,” was snapped up by British fans in large enough numbers that the cut founds its way to the all-genre ranking of the best-performing tracks in the island nation, and by doing so, Rosé carved out several new spots in the history books for herself.

First South Korean Solo Female Musician

Believe it or not, Rosé is the first female musician from South Korea to chart a song in the U.K. all on her own. When “On The Ground” arrived, it instantly broke a very thick glass ceiling that sadly has existed for far too long (but now it’s gone).

Fourth South Korean Solo Musician

Including male acts, Rosé is the fourth solo musician from South Korea to place a tune on the U.K. singles chart. The first to do so was Psy, whose introductory smash “Gangnam Style” (introductory as far as Western audiences were concerned, at least) is still the only track by an artist from that part of the world to rise all the way to No. 1. He followed that up with “Gentleman” a year later.

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Third-Highest-Charting Song By A South Korean Solo Musician

Rosé’s “On The Ground” opened at No. 43, and while it may have only missed the top 40 by a few spots, it already stands out as the third-highest-charting track in U.K. history by a South Korean solo artist. The tune now sits behind Psy’s chart-topper “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman,” which peaked at No. 10.

“On The Ground” replaces Agust D’s (otherwise known as Suga) "Daechwita,” which once lifted as high as No. 68.

Fifth Song By A South Korean Solo Musician

In addition to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” and Agust D’s "Daechwita,” Rosé’s “On The Ground” joined J-Hope’s “Chicken Noodle Soup” (a collaboration with Latin/pop star Becky G) as the fifth song by a South Korean solo musician to reach the U.K. ranking.

Highest-Debuting Song By A South Korean Solo Musician

While Psy’s two major hits “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” may have both climbed into the top 10, they didn’t start there. Coincidentally, the two tracks began their historic run on the tally at No. 61, which makes Rosé’s “On The Ground” the single by a South Korean solo star to earn the loftiest debut in U.K. history.

Third South Korean Musician To Chart Solo And With A Group

In addition to her chart success on her own, Rosé has scored several hits (seven total placements) as a member of Blackpink, and she’s not the only South Korean star to appear on the most important songs ranking both solo and with the band that catapulted her to fame. J-Hope and Agust D (AKA Suga) did so as well, as they are both members of BTS, who have now landed on the singles list 15 times.

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Here's What BLACKPINK Rosé Gave To Her Staff As Gifts

As most fans know, Rosé is currently promoting as a solo artist. To thank her staff members for their hard work, the idol shelled out on some luxury gifts - Yves Saint Laurent goods!

BLACKPINK's Rosé Gifts Her Staff Members Yves Saint Laurent Goods

Throughout the week, Rosé has been re-sharing her staff members' Instagram Stories, as well as screenshots she received from her staff, of the Yves Saint Laurent goods she gifted her staff members. The idol appears to have bought handwritten letters, flowers, and Yves Saint Laurent wallets.

Each Story or screenshot Rosé shared also has a message from her staff members. The one below reads, "Our Chaeyoung is a total sweetie! She prepared these gifts for every single one of us. I am so touched."

The one below reads, "I am crying!"

Knowing that Yves Saint Laurent is a luxury brand, it is expected that Rosé spent a hefty amount of money to thank her staff. Talk about generosity!

Another staff member commented that Rosé herself picked out gifts for each staff member.

The staff members did not hesitate to express their gratitude to Rosé, with one of them saying, "Chaeyoung is super duper sweet. I am so touched by the way she prepared everything with such care."

Rosé definitely showed off her kind heart with her sweet actions.

BLACKPINK Rosé's Achievements With "-R-"

On Mar. 12, Rosé debuted as a solo artist with the single album "-R-." The single album includes two songs, "On the Ground" and "GONE." The latter track was teased to tans on Jan. 25 through a teaser uploaded to BLACKPINK's official YouTube channel.

Rosé then performed the song in BLACKPINK's first virtual concert, "BLACKPINK: THE SHOW," on Jan. 31.

Within the first four days of pre-selling, "-R-" surpassed 400,000 pre-orders, making it the best-selling single album by a Korean female soloist. By Mar. 15, "-R-" surpassed half a million pre-order sales. 400,000 pre-orders came from CDs, 48,000 came from the kit, and 52,000 came from vinyl sales.

On Mar. 17, "-R-" reportedly broke the record of first-week sales on the Hanteo Charts among female solo artist, selling 28,000 copies in just one day following the single album's release date. "-R-" reached number one on the digital album sales chart in QQ Music, China's biggest music-streaming service.

Additionally, "-R-" ranked No. 1 in Cougar Music, another major music site in China.

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BLACKPINK Rosé Net Worth 2021: Will '-R-' Solo Album Increases Her Total Assets?

Rosé is the second BLACKPINK member to launch a solo career and she has been consistently breaking records after records since she released her first-ever solo album called "-R-" on March 12. With the early success of her EP, industry experts believe that the co-member of Jisoo, Lisa and Jennie would increase her income this year.

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BLACKPINK Rosé's Net Worth Revealed

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rosé has a net worth of $10 million as of 2021. Just like the other members of BLACKPINK, her income mostly comes from concert tours, album sales, and endorsement deals.

Most, if not all, BLINKs are fully aware that BLACKPINK Rosé is an ambassador for the cosmetic brand called Kiss Me, alongside Jisoo. The "GONE" hitmaker also signed a deal to endorse the "Perfect World Mobile," which is a game developed and distributed by Perfect World Entertainment. If that is not enough, the South Korean artist is also one of the faces of French luxury brand Yves Saint Laurent.

Though she just released her first set of solo tracks recently, BLACKPINK member Rose already started her solo activities in 2017 when she guested in the Korea variety show titled "King of Mask Singer." The "On the Ground" songstress even appeared in the "Fantastic Duo" show, which is another popular variety program in South Korea.

Rosé, alongside BLACKPINK co-members Jennie, Lisa, and Jisoo, earned a significant amount of money after the success of their debut album titled "Square One." Released in August 2016, the EP contained "Whistle" and "Boombayah," which instantly became worldwide hits.

The all-female group continued its success with the release of "Square Two" in Nov. 2015. The EP included the chart-topping track called "Playing with Fire," which was sold more than 2.5 million times in South Korea. BLACKPINK soared higher when they released "Kill This Love" in April 2019 and sold over 250,000 physical copies in South Korea and more than 350,000 copies in China.

"The Album," which the is latest EP of BLACKPINK, did not fail too as it was able to sell more than 1.3 million copies both in South Korea and China. It also became an instant hit in the United States, selling more than 117,000 copies, and Japan, selling more than 32,400 copies.

BLACKPINK Rosé Enjoys Staggering Success with '-R-' Album

Meanwhile, YG Entertainment proudly announced on Monday, March 15, that the presales of BLACKPINK Rosé's album has already exceeded the 500,000 mark. Reports have it that the EP already sold a total of 49,958 kit albums, 52,129 vinyl LPs, and more than 404,300 CD album copies.

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The current statistics made BLACKPINK member Rosé the K-Pop female soloist with the most pre-sold album copies. This also suggests that the net worth of the K-pop singer could balloon in the coming months. The presales for the record-breaking "-R-" album would continue until March 16.

The official music video of "One the Ground" by BLACKPINK Rosé already garnered more than 73 million views in just 72 hours. It also got more than 6.6 million likes and 1.3 million comments. As of this writing, it remains the No. 1 trending video on YouTube.


Sister of BLACKPINK Rosé Alice Reveals Just How Passionate Foodie Rosé Is

BLACKPINK Rosé and her older sister Alice showed off their close relationship in a fun interview where Alice lovingly exposed some interesting facts about her younger sister.

During the latest “ROSÉ “On The Ground” | Countdown to Premiere” episode of RELEASED, Alice was asked several questions about Rosé, including a fun fact that fans might not know about her.

"What’s something that Rosé’s fans would be surprised to know about her?"

— Producer

Alice indeed revealed something quite fascinating about Rosé! According to Alice, Rosé’s nickname back in school was “Porky Pig.”

"I think her friends used to call her Porky Pig."

— Alice

Alice explained the meaning of Rosé’s mysterious nickname and shared that Rosé earned the nickname because of how much she would spend at the school cafeteria.

"She would splurge out at the school canteen all the time."

— Alice

In full agreement, Rosé confirmed the surprising fact and shared that she used to eat a lot and still does to this day.

"Yeah, I used to eat a lot and I think I still do. Yeah, I love eating."

— Rosé

Though Rosé’s nickname of “Porky Pig” may have come up as a surprise, the fact that Rosé is a huge foodie comes as no shock. BLINKs know Rosé’s love for some yummy food! Through shows such as BLACKPINK HOUSE and more, Rosé has always shown her big love of food! Because of her slim figure, many fans were fascinated to see Rosé as a big foodie!

No matter what she eats, she manages to make the food look so delicious! It’s truly adorable and charming!

Check out the video below:

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BLACKPINK Rosé 'On The Ground' Ranks #1 On iTunes Song Chart In 51 Countries Around The World

Rosé's solo single album title track 'On The Ground' topped the iTunes Song Chart in 51 countries, including the United States, as of March 13. Not only the U.S., but also Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile have been taken over by Rosé, giving a glimpse to her strong presence in the mainstream pop market.

In addition, the song also dominated the iTunes World Wide Chart by topping several Asian countries including Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, and Turkey.

Although all the lyrics of the song are in English, it also has a great echo on the domestic music charts. As soon as 'On The Ground' was released at 2 PM KST on March 12, it went straight to No. 1 on Bugs and Genie. In addition, it topped Melon in half a day.

Less than a day after the music video for 'On The Ground' was released on YouTube, it has already garnered more than 35 million views, gaining explosive popularity. It is certain to be the most watched video in 24 hours on YouTube by a solo K-Pop artist.

Thanks to this popularity, YG Entertainment released a making film of 'On The Ground' music video. The music video is attracting global fans with its colorful and marvelous visual beauty, combined with Rosé's rich emotional performance. The making film also caught the eye of viewers with its cinematic atmosphere and Rosé's sincerity.

In particular, BLACKPINK member Jisoo visited the filming site to cheer for her. Jisoo constantly encouraged Rosé and gave fans a glimpse of their strong loyalty and extraordinary affection. Actress Hyeri, known as Rosé's best friend, also gave her a snack truck. Rosé, who had strong support from her acquaintances, focused on filming without showing signs of exhaustion and produced high-quality results.

Rosé's influence had been predicted to some extent, though. The physical album of her first single album '-R-', which will be officially released on March 16, has already surpassed 400,000 pre-orders, breaking the record for a K-Pop female solo artist.