Blackpink star Lisa debuts on FIVE Billboard charts with smash hit solo 'Lalisa'

Lisa released the single album ‘Lalisa’ for her solo debut on September 10. It made YouTube, iTunes and even Spotify history

                            Blackpink star Lisa debuts on FIVE Billboard charts with smash hit solo 'Lalisa'
Lisa debuts on Billboard (@lalalalisa_m/Instagram)

It is no secret that Lisa’s solo debut is one of the biggest solo debuts of the year. The Blackpink star broke records with the very first teaser image and she continues to do so even after days of the ‘Lalisa’ release. Lisa released the single album ‘Lalisa’ for her solo debut on September 10. It made YouTube, iTunes and even Spotify history. And with the number of sales and digital streams in the first week itself, it is no surprise that Lisa would be charting on Billboard.

Billboard is one of the biggest international music charts out there. And with Lisa charting on five of its charts despite almost no promotions proves her influence as a global artist. ‘Lalisa’ outsold Lisa’s own group’s album, Blackpink’s ‘The Album’ and made more than 730k sales in the first week. This makes it the fastest-selling K-pop album by a female act. And as of yesterday, September 21, ‘Lalisa’ has crossed 51.2 million streams on Spotify.

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Lisa debuts on Billboard

Earlier, since September 19, Lilies (Lisa’s fandom) had been showing their displeasure over the way Lisa’s agency YG Entertainment had been handling her solo debut promotions. It further broke their heart when Lisa herself said that her future schedule for ‘Lalisa’ was unsure. But fans had noticed this before the release as they had to beg YG for proper pre-release promotions. Well, to cheer up Lisa and to make the solo debut even more successful they took matters into their own hands and helped her debut on Billboard.

On September 20, Billboard released its chart data for this week. And Lisa made her debut on Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Lalisa’ ranking at #84 and is the first Thai idol to do so. Hot 100 is a chart for the songs that are currently popular in USA. And Lilies were happy that the Blackpink member secured her first solo ranking with her solo debut album. Additionally, ‘Lalisa’ charted at #2 on the Global 200 chart and Global Excl. US chart. ‘Lalisa’ was also #6 and the b-side ‘Money’ was #8 on Billboard’s Digital Songs Sales chart.



This makes Lisa the first K-pop soloist to have two songs on the top 10 of this chart with ‘Lalisa’ being the highest-charting single by a K-pop female soloist. She also joins her Blackpink member Rosé to be the only K-pop female soloists to be in the top 10 of this chart in the same year. Along with that, ‘Lalisa’ was #1 on the Worldwide Digital Song Sales chart and has joined Jennie as the only female K-pop soloist to top this chart with a debut song. 

'Game changer of K-pop'

As congratulations were in order, fans trended ‘Billboard Hot Debut Lisa’. They made posts like, “OMG LISA DID THIS WITH A SONG WHICH IS 70% KOREAN AND WITH LACK OF PROMOTIONS!!! OMGGGG BILLBOARD HOT DEBUT LISA,” “#Lisa just made a mark as a Foreign Kpop Soloist, the only non Korean Kpop Idol/Thai act to chart on Billboard, and the only female kpop soloist that charted a non english song, truly the game changer of Kpop,” and “Even her own company can’t stop her.”

“After all the late night streams and rage that i felt (towards yge, spotify, and haters) omg im so proud!!!” said one fan. They also couldn’t help point out how impressive this feat was “My meow meow did that with 0 promo and a Korean song,” and as “it's kinda insane considering she debuted with a mostly korean song, barely have any radio plays, only one american performance and no big playlisting in the first week,, who wouldn't feel proud about this.”







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