‘Lalisa’ makes Blackpink's Lisa first K-pop female solo artist to sell 700k units
Blackpink’s Lisa becomes the first female in the history of K-pop to have sold 700K albums in the first week since its release on Hanteo charts
Lisa from Blackpink keeps adding more achievements to her ongoing record as one of the most powerful solo artists in the history of K-pop. Lisa has now become one of the only six acts to reach the milestone 700k sales in a week. In her solo album titled ‘Lalisa’, Lisa is seen as the powerhouse that she is and her debut was a hit from the offset.
Since the day of its announcement, Lisa has become one of the hottest K-pop artists at the moment. Just like the number of pearl necklaces she is wearing, her album keeps adding more records to its name.
"LALISA" (729,664) by @BLACKPINK LISA breaks the record for the highest 1st weeks of sales by a female act on Hanteo, surpassing "THE ALBUM" (689,066).— Kpop Charts (@kchartsmaster) September 16, 2021
Lisa rises to the top
On September 16 it was announced that Lisa’s first solo album had sold 700 thousand copies and counting within the first week of its release making her the number 1 female soloist with the highest first-week sales on the Hanteo Chart.
With this week’s record, Lisa has become the first female artist, including female group acts, as she defeated her own group Blackpink’s first-week sales of 689,006 copies for their first full-length album, ‘The Album’. This also means that Lisa is now one among only six artists to cross 700,000 copies for its first week’s sales on the chart, becoming the first female solo artist from South Korea to achieve this feat.
#LALISA by #LISA has now the Biggest 1st week sales by a female artist on HT in history!— LISA CHARTS (@CHARTS_LISA) September 16, 2021
Also, this is the first time in 20 years since 2001 that a female soloist has sold over 700K copies in Korea!🔥 pic.twitter.com/HFVGn7f9by
Lisa becomes a global sensation
With the historic 700K pre-order sales record, Lisa already showed the industry her domination, but as soon as the album was released on September 9, Lisa made another history as she broke the record held by one of the most prominent international artists. It was reported that 'Lalisa' beat Taylor Swift's YouTube record for the most music video views for her song ‘ME!’ in 24 hours since its release with a view count of 73.6 million views.
That is not all for Lisa as she becomes the sixth biggest artist to have the biggest music debut of all time after BTS’ 24-hour record. Blackpink is also not far behind Lisa with the addition of more feathers to their cap. Blackpink dethroned Justin Bieber for the most number of subscribers on their YouTube channel with a count of 65.2 million subscribers.
#LISA now joins Lee Sora and WAX as the only female soloists to surpass 700k copies sold in history!— LISA CHARTS (@CHARTS_LISA) September 16, 2021
• Lee Sora <이소라 Vol.1> 930K (1995)
• LeeSora <영화에서처럼> 830K (1996)
• WAX <화장을 고치고> 711K (2001)
• LISA <#LALISA> 729K (2021)
Lisa pays homage to her heritage
The album is very dear to Lisa as she mentioned that she chose her Thai name as the name of her album because she wanted to show her true self in the album. This is why the single album pays homage to her home, Thailand, in several ways by including Thai instruments, outfits, and props on the sets. With the album breaking all records, it is safe to say that after years of radio silence from Lisa about solo projects, it was worth the wait given what a masterpiece her album has become.