'Where is Lisa solo?' Blackpink fans slam YG Entertainment for not promoting K-pop singer
Blinks took to Twitter to express their displeasure with YG Entertainment for not promoting Lisa’s solo venture
Blackpink celebrated its 5th anniversary in the K-pop industry on August 8 and fans have been excited about everything that has been prepared for Blinks by the members of Blackpink as well as their agency, YG Entertainment. But along with that fans have been craving for more music from the band alongside other promotional activities.
Blackpink as a group has been dominating the K-pop industry being one of the most popular female bands. In their entire career, Blackpink has released 10 singles, four single albums, three mini-albums and only two full-length studio albums. Their most recent studio album was titled, ‘The Album’ which was released on October 2, 2020.
Blackpink members’ solo ventures
Despite being a four-member group, Blinks have only seen solo ventures of two members. Jennie was the first Blackpink member to have a solo album titled ‘Solo’ back in November 2018. On August 9, Jennie trended on Twitter after becoming the first female K-pop artist that has the most number of views (700 million) on the music video of her title song, ‘Solo’.
After having radio silence regarding solo activities of the other three members of Blackpink, YG Entertainment announced their second solo venture with Rose. Rose released a single album titled ‘R’ with two singles, ‘On the Ground’ and ‘Gone’ in March of 2021. The former was an overnight success when it reached the number 1 spot on both of Billboard’s Global charts, the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl US. She also charted on iTunes Top Song Chart in 51 countries with her solo title song 'On The Ground', while having 100 million streams on Spotify and setting a new milestone as a Korean female solo artist.
Lisa’s solo project updates are cryptic
The next member to have been reported of having a solo release is Lisa. Lisa possibly gave fans a sneak peek while making new music. Back in July this year, Lisa uploaded two images on her Instagram story causing suspicion on her solo activities. The second story of the two she posted was the image of sound waves showing music being worked on with the caption, “What’s my name?”, possibly hinting at the song’s title.
Earlier last month, YG Entertainment confirmed that Lisa would be making her solo debut in the summer in their statement to South Korean media. YG also confirmed that she will be filming a music video during that week of July which was expected to be released in the weeks to come. French producer DJ Snake also tweeted back in May about having collaborated with Lisa on a new song and said that the track was complete. The thread of tweets is now deleted which adds to the uncertainty of her upcoming releases.
Fans want more updates from YG
Fans have talked about the mistreatment of Blackpink members by their agency time and again where they have complained that the artists are not used for their potential as singers, rappers and music producers but have used them as money-making assets for the company. Jisoo has been said to put last in the group’s solo activities with no update or mention of her solo musical venture. Blinks questioned the agency by tagging them in tweets that had the exact words, “WHERE IS LISA SOLO” trending it on Twitter in the music section. Another Blink questioned YG Entertainment and said, “Did YG just realized that BP is this successful? Like we know bp's records but now we want Ls1. WHERE IS LISA SOLO?” Another Blink asked YG, “YG YOU HATE LISA? Where is Lisa Solo?” while others asked for more updates like teasers.
Did YG just realized that BP is this successful? Like we know bp's records but now we want Ls1. WHERE IS LISA SOLO? https://t.co/mxMVy0SAnM— Darshu_LS1⁴+¹🖤💖 (@DarshanaPatank2) August 9, 2021
YG YOU HATE LISA? Where is Lisa Solo?— รักประชาธิปไตย..ไม่เอาเผด็จการ (@OkayNaKa_NaKa) August 9, 2021
WHERE IS LISA SOLO TEASER!?! THERES A FEW DAYS LEFT AND STILL NONE!!! GIVE US LISA SOLO TEASER AND THE EXACT RELEASE DATE!!😡😡😡😡😡 https://t.co/BbYtf197dI— Monita ManoBananabels⁰³²⁷🐥🐰🥕🌌 (@MightyMonita) August 9, 2021
Okay so where is Lisa solo teaser??? https://t.co/ZHJTetLq5b— Shichu825💌 (@Piachu825) August 9, 2021
WHERE IS LISA SOLO???— LISA BRASIL (@lalisabrasil) August 9, 2021