Lady Gaga Could Help Blackpink Score Their Biggest Hot 100 Hit To Date With ‘Sour Candy’ – Forbes
In a little over a week, Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated new album, Chromatica, will be upon us. The pop star’s sixth studio album (and first since 2016’s Joanne) has already generated a lot of hype, preceded by the Top 5 single “Stupid Love” and boasting collaborations with Ariana Grande, Elton John and Blackpink. While all three partnerships should be mutually beneficial, Gaga’s Blackpink collaboration, “Sour Candy,” could have the added distinction of earning the Korean pop quartet its biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.
Blackpink has been steadily increasing its stateside footprint over the last three years. The girl group earned its first Top 40 entry on the Billboard 200 in 2018 with the Square Up EP, which peaked at No. 40. The Square Up lead single, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” also became Blackpink’s first Hot 100 entry, peaking at No. 55 and eventually surpassing 1 billion music video views. Last year, Blackpink made even greater headway on the Billboard