BLACKPINK main dancer Lisa has scheduled a “LALISA” V LIVE countdown on Sept. 10 at 12 PM Korean Standard Time (KST) — one hour before the launch of her solo debut album, which has already set a record for female K-pop solo artists by generating over 700,000 stock pre-orders worldwide in just four days.
Believe it or not, the “LALISA” V LIVE countdown marks the first time that the Thai K-pop idol is holding a live stream by herself on V LIVE, as she would always have at least one BLACKPINK member with her. While she has the most followers on different platforms among the BLACKPINK members — in fact, she is the most followed K-pop idol on Instagram, with 58.4 million followers as of this writing — Lisa is actually shy and not as active on social media. So this makes Sept. 10 an even more special day for her fans, who can also send questions now that Lisa will answer during the “LALISA” V LIVE countdown.
Showcasing Lisa and Thailand
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.
“The upcoming album will feature Lisa’s natural and authentic side as implied by its title,” her agency YG Entertainment has said.
Various Thai elements can be seen in the photo and video teasers that have been released, including the motif on the red outfit she wore for the album title and launch date teaser poster. Some fans have also said the lightning strikes in her first visual teaser form the map of Thailand.
Also, some have said the T-shirt she is wearing in her second visual teaser seems to feature a Muay Thai fighter, though it’s hard to be certain.
Lisa born on March 27, 1997 in Buriram Province, Thailand, and was raised by her Thai mother and Swiss stepfather.
At age 14, Lisa moved to South Korea after beating 3,999 other applicants when YG Entertainment held its first ever audition in Thailand, becoming the agency’s first non-Korean trainee. She became YG Entertainment’s first non-Korean K-pop idol when BLACKPINK debuted on Aug. 8, 2016.