K-pop artists are all over the UK singles charts this week, with three different acts from that field appearing on the tally simultaneously, which is very rare. Two of them make history and one is brand new to the rankings. As these artists celebrate their victories, Billie Eilish’s Bond theme returns to the list as one of the greatest female singers of all time proves her voice is still unparalleled in power and popularity.
Here’s a look at four of the biggest moves in this week’s UK Singles Rankings.
N ° 32 – Billie Eilish – “No time to die”
Last year Billie Eilish recorded her first and so far the only UK No.1 single with “No Time To Die”, the song she wrote and recorded for the latest James Bond film. of the same name. The film’s release has been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but now that it’s released in theaters, the cup is back on the charts. That frame, “No Time To Die” reappears at # 32. At the same time, Eilish’s current single “Happier Than Ever” climbs back into the top 10, dropping from # 11 to # 9.
N ° 80 – Lisa – “Silver”
Just weeks after recording her first UK solo hit with her world-dominating ‘Lalisa’, singer and rapper Blackpink is back with yet another win without her bandmates. “Money”, which originally served as the B-side to “Lalisa” but has now grown into a success in its own right, debuts in the last standings at No. 80. With a second place on the tally, Lisa is now one. of a very small number of K-pop artists who have appeared on the count more than once.
N ° 81 – Twice – “Les Sentiments”
One spot behind another historic K-pop hit comes another, as Twice clinches first place in the UK song chart. South Korean girl group’s “The Feels” opens at No.81, making the group one of the relatively few groups from their home country to achieve a true victory in the island nation. “The Feels” benefited from the fact that it was performed entirely in English, which helped many who may not have been familiar with the outfit to connect and listen.
# 100 – Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit – “How will I know”
Since her death in 2012, Whitney Houston fans have kept listening to the art she has made over the course of her life, and over the past few years a handful of tracks have appeared that see some of the most big names in electronic music reinterpret his voice to create something entirely new. In 2019, Kygo almost helped Houston land a posthumous No. 1, as their collaborative single “Higher Love” stuck in the finalist space. This week, Clean Bandit and Houston’s “How Will I Know”, essentially a remix of one of his greatest hits, comes in last place in the 100-place tally.