Lisa to perform hip-hop 1st solo single on ‘Tonight Show’
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has announced that BLACKPINK main dancer and lead rapper Lisa will guest on the show on Sept. 10 to perform her first solo single “Lalisa”. Lisa will become only the second K-pop soloist to guest on the show, after fellow BLACKPINK member Rosé.
On Sept. 5, YG Entertainment revealed the tracklist of Lisa’s first single album, also called “LALISA”. Apart from the title track “Lalisa”, it features the song “Money”, as well as instrumental versions of the two songs. Both “Lalisa” and “Money” will be hip-hop songs, according to the agency.
An article by The Korea Times said the agency has described Lisa’s debut single as a “dynamic hip-hop song”.
“‘Lalisa’ and ‘Money’ are both hip-hop songs that stand out for their dynamic rhythm and melody, as well as their spunky rap,” the company said. “It’s time for Lisa’s dares and abilities to properly shine.”
The tracklist poster seems to show Lisa wearing a biker helmet, while a lyric teaser poster that YG Entertainment released on Sept. 4 features a Ducati motorbike and the words: “Catch me if you can”. Excited fans are speculating that this might mean Lisa will be shown riding the motorbike in the “Lalisa” music video.
Lisa will hold a “LALISA” V LIVE countdown on Sept. 10 at 12 PM Korean Standard Time (KST) — one hour before the launch of her album launch.
Her solo debut album has already surpassed 700,000 stock pre-orders worldwide as of Aug. 30, setting 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.