Given Gaga’s recent track record with singles, “Sour Candy” seems poised to give Blackpink their best Hot 100 placement yet. Joanne’s lead single “Perfect Illusion” debuted and peaked at No. 15, while follow-up single “Million Reasons” eventually ascended to No. 4 following Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl halftime show performance. “Shallow,” her Bradley Cooper duet from A Star Is Born, debuted at No. 28 and later topped the Hot 100. And, again, “Stupid Love” peaked at No. 5 just three months ago. Even if “Sour Candy” underperforms by Gaga’s standards, it has a shot at cracking the Top 40. (Her 2017 one-off single “The Cure” debuted at No. 39 without any promotion.) In the streaming age, it’s common for multiple songs off the same album to debut high on the Hot 100 simultaneously. And with Blackpink fans throwing their weight behind the track, “Sour Candy” will likely have a disproportionately high number of downloads among Chromatica songs. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanr...ga-blackpink-sour-candy-hot-100/#49653de32648 How high “Sour Candy” can climb on the Hot 100 is anyone’s guess, but a Top 20 debut doesn’t seem out of the question. There is precedent for collaborations between K-pop artists and Western pop stars charting extraordinarily well: BTS reached No. 8 on the Hot 100 with the Halsey-assisted “Boy with Luv,” while their Map of the Soul: 7 lead single peaked at No. 4, benefiting from a remix with Sia. It’s not a perfect analog for “Sour Candy,” since Gaga is the lead artist here, but it speaks to the commercial potential of similar collaborations. Between Gaga and Blackpink’s massive fan bases and the sky-high anticipation for new Blackpink material, you’ve got the ingredients for a big Hot 100 debut, and “Sour Candy” could set the stage for a massive comeback when Blackpink releases its full-length album in September.