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Lisa sets new record with 700K pre-orders worldwide

Just four days after since pre-orders started on Aug. 26, "LALISA", the solo debut album of BLACKPINK main dancer and lead rapper Lisa, has already surpassed 700,000 stock pre-orders worldwide as of Aug. 30. Image credit: YG Entertainment
Image credit: YG Entertainment

Just four days since pre-orders started on Aug. 26, “LALISA”, the solo debut album of BLACKPINK main dancer and lead rapper Lisa, has surpassed 700,000 stock pre-orders worldwide as of Aug. 30. This is already a new record for a female K-pop soloist.

The album title comes from the Thai name of Lisa, whose full name is Lalisa Manoban. Her birth name was actually Pranpriya, but she changed it to Lalisa, which means “one who is praised”, after a fortune teller told her it would bring her prosperity. On Aug. 29, her agency YG Entertainment unveiled the title poster, revealing that the title track is also called “LALISA”.

Power of Lisa

On Aug. 27, YG Entertainment posted the first “LALISA” visual teaser, which has already generated more than 10 million views on YouTube as of this writing.

“LALISA” is now also available for pre-save on Spotify and Apple Music.

According to the Soompi article, pre-orders are still expected to increase.

“Despite this being the first calculated total, the number of stock pre-orders for the album is already the greatest record achieved by a female solo K-pop artist. The total of stock pre-orders is also expected to grow as there are still 10 days left until the album’s release.

“Album orders have come from not only South Korea, but also from regions all over the world including the United States, China, Japan, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Fans are excited to see Lisa write history with her new album as she dominates the music market globally.”

Lisa, who is the maknae or youngest member of BLACKPINK, is one of the most popular K-pop idols in the world. In fact, on Aug. 21 her official YouTube channel Lilifilm Official hit eight million subscribers, extending her lead as the most-subscribed K-pop female solo individual artist on the platform.