BLACKPINK is the second K-pop act overall to reign, after NCT. Plus, Jacquees re-enters at No. 5.
The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, of the week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard's "Hot" song genre charts and/or consumption-based "Top" album genre rankings.
BLACKPINK’s debut is powered by its second EP, SQUARE UP, which launches at No. 40 on the Billboard 200 with 14,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. The set is the group’s first entry on the Billboard 200 and the highest-charting for an all-female K-pop group.