‘Solo Sortie’ Blackpink Lisa, I’m the best~

“I wanted to put my best side in my solo single album ‘LALISA’. Larisa I wanted to show myself, so I decided to name the album like this.”

Lisa of the group ‘BLACK PINK’ released her first solo album since her debut on the 10th. A lot of attention was paid to the solo album to the extent that the album pre-order alone exceeded 800,000 copies. YG Entertainment, the agency, was also confident that “the best record ever for a single K-pop female solo artist is certain”, and the results are showing.

The album’s title song ‘Larisa’ topped the iTunes song charts in 60 countries immediately after its release. It also topped the iTunes Worldwide Chart. Another b-side song ‘MONEY’ also took second place. The music video for ‘Larisa’ surpassed 70.5 million views within 24 hours of being released on YouTube. This figure far surpassed the highest number of views for a K-pop female solo artist’s music video in 24 hours (Rosé’s On The Ground, 39 million views). At 1 pm on the 10th, it broke 100 million views, breaking the shortest record among K-pop solo artist music videos. The previous best record was Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ music video (about 4 days). Major foreign media such as US Billboard, MTV, Rolling Stone, Metro, Forbes, and Variety also covered the news of Lisa’s solo debut heavily.

Lisa’s success was already foreseen. Lisa is a member of BLACKPINK who is gaining a lot of popularity in the United States and around the world, and she is loved both at home and abroad for her powerful dance skills, her strong ability to cross vocal and rap skills, and her exotic appearance from Thailand. As of the 13th, they have the most Instagram followers (59.3 million) among K-pop artists, and their influence at home and abroad is huge.

He put himself in this album, and it is natural for the fans to respond. The album contains two title tracks, ‘Larisa’ and ‘Money’. ‘Larisa’ is a hip-hop genre that harmonizes with a dynamic rhythm, and it met with Lisa’s more powerful and dynamic rap and created explosive synergy. ‘Money’ is a song in which the addictive brass repeats and piano sound lead the rhythm, raising the mood with the unstoppable lyrics and the dance break in the second half.

Lisa of Black Pink, the group that released her solo album ‘Larisa’, said, “I wanted to capture my most wonderful image.” Provided by YG Entertainment

In particular, the album and title song contain Lisa’s identity to the extent that it was derived from Lisa’s real name ‘Lalisa Manoban’. In a meeting held online on the release date of the album, Lisa said, “I think it’s a song that can show the strength and confidence of my name well.” I hope you can respond like that.” Moreover, ‘Larisa’ contains Lisa’s home country, Thailand. The song includes an arrangement with a Thai feel, and Thai costumes and traditional dances appear in the music video.

“I wanted to put a Thai feel in ‘Larisa’. When I said that I wanted to add a Thai feel to it this time, I was moved by Teddy oppa’s arrangement in a Thai style. In the music video, it was done well with a Thai-style set and costume. I think the results came out very nicely.”

Lisa is the third solo member of Blackpink after Jennie and Rosé. He also mentioned the burden of promoting as a solo player with his own name in front rather than as a group. Lisa said, “Both Jennie and Rosé showed great sides, so I tried to show a good side too. It was so reassuring, and everything is for our Blink.”

As for the goals he wants to achieve with this album, he said with a smile, “I would like you to see ‘Lisa had this kind of side’ rather than rankings.

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