LISA - 'LALISA' M V
"Lalisa" (stylized in all caps) is the debut solo single by Thai rapper and singer Lisa, a member of South Korean girl group Blackpink. It was released by YG Entertainment on September 10, 2021 as the lead single from her debut single album of the same name. Written and produced by long-time YG collaborator Teddy Park, along with Bekuh Boom and 24, "Lalisa" is characterized as a dynamic hip hop track taking influence from Thai culture.
LISA - 'LALISA' M V
Commercially, "Lalisa" entered the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 84 and peaked at number two on the Billboard Global 200, becoming Lisa's first top-ten hit on the chart. An accompanying music video was simultaneously uploaded to Blackpink's YouTube channel with the single's release; the video received 73.6 million views within 24 hours, becoming the most-viewed music video in a single day from a soloist on the platform. Upon its release, "Lalisa" received criticism for its lyrics and composition; however, Lisa herself was praised for her charisma and quality of performance. The song won Best K-Pop at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, making Lisa the first K-pop soloist ever to win an MTV Video Music Award.
Following the release of bandmate Rosé's debut single album R in March 2021, attention towards Lisa surfaced as the next member to debut as a solo artist. In an article published by The Korea Herald on April 19, a representative from YG Entertainment revealed that Lisa would debut as the third soloist from her group with schedules to be officially announced through a notice later in the year. On July 25, Lisa uploaded two images featuring herself in a studio onto her Instagram stories with the caption "What's my name?", hinting at the title of her upcoming release. On August 25, YG confirmed that her solo debut single album would be titled Lalisa, after her given name; the agency subsequently unveiled the track-listing for the album, revealing that the single of the same name would serve as the title track. The song was released on September 10, 2021, and was made available for digital download and streaming. The track was written and produced by long-time Blackpink collaborators Teddy Park and Bekuh Boom, with additional production credits by 24.
Stylistically, it is characterized as a dynamic hip hop and EDM track that infuses Thai elements in the song's dance break. The track's production utilizes "provocative" brass riffs and dynamic rhythms that are reminiscent of sounds of sirens, and incorporates the repetition of 'Lalisa' in the lyrics. In terms of musical notation, the song is composed in the key of E-flat major and carries a tempo of 150 beats per minute. The name of the single album along with its title track is a reference to her given name she received upon visiting a fortune teller while she was young as a gesture for good luck. The week after changing her name, YG Entertainment informed her that they have accepted her into the agency as a trainee. Nolan Feeney from Billboard magazine noted that the "title track expands on the maximalist, globe-trotting sound of Blackpink bangers like 'How You Like That' with rapid-fire flows and nods to her Thai heritage".
In the United States, "Lalisa" debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number six on the Digital Song Sales chart with 9,600 digital copies sold in its first week, giving Lisa two top-ten hits on the latter chart alongside "Money". The song also debuted atop the US Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, her first chart-topper as a soloist. In the United Kingdom, "Lalisa" debuted at number 68 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 13 on the UK Singles Downloads Chart. In Canada, the song debuted at number 42 on the Canadian Hot 100 and at number seven on the Canadian Digital Song Sales chart.
Following the release of her single album on September 10, Lisa debuted the title track the same day on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The title track's choreography was choreographed by Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau and Lee-jung Lee. On September 19, she performed "Lalisa" on SBS's Inkigayo, marking her solo debut on South Korean television. Lisa performed the song on MBC's Show! Music Core on September 25 and again on SBS's Inkigayo on September 26.
Lisa made her solo debut with her single album Lalisa in September 2021. The album sold over 736,000 copies in its release week in South Korea, making her the first female artist to do so. The music video for its lead single of the same name recorded 73.6 million views on YouTube in first 24 hours of its release, becoming the most-viewed music video in the first 24 hours on the platform by a solo artist. Both "Lalisa" and the album's second single "Money" were top-ten hits on the Billboard Global 200.
Born as Pranpriya Manobal on March 27, 1997 in Buriram Province, Thailand, she later legally changed her name to Lalisa, meaning the one being praised, on the advice of a fortune teller in order to bring in prosperity. As an only child, she was raised by her Thai mother and Swiss stepfather. Lisa's mother is named Chitthip Brüschweiler. Her stepfather is Marco Brüschweiler, a chef, currently active in Thailand. Lisa completed secondary education at Praphamontree School I and II.
Lisa's debut single album Lalisa and its lead single of the same name were released on September 10, 2021. Upon release, the music video for "Lalisa" became the most-viewed video by a soloist in 24 hours with 73.6 million views, breaking the record held by Taylor Swift's "Me!" featuring Brendon Urie, which received 65.2 million views in 24 hours, for which she earned two Guinness World Records. The song debuted at number 84 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the Billboard Global 200, becoming Lisa's first top-ten hit on the latter. The single album sold 736,221 copies in Korea on the first week of release, setting the record for the highest first-week sales among all female artists and making Lisa the first female soloist to achieve 500,000 copies in first-week sales. Following its success, B-side track "Money" was sent as the album's second single to US contemporary hit radio and peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number ten on the Billboard Global 200, earning Lisa her second career entries on both charts and her second top-ten global hit.
On August 28, 2022, Lisa won the MTV Video Music Award for Best K-Pop Video for "Lalisa" and became the first solo K-pop artist in history to win an MTV Video Music Award. On November 13, Lisa was awarded the MTV Europe Music Award for Best K-pop and became the first solo K-pop artist in history to win an MTV Europe Music Award as well.
Her impact extends to other artists in the music industry. Destiny Rogers' song "Tomboy" had a 1939% increase in streams on the daily Spotify update following a dance performance video by Lisa on her YouTube channel using it. Shortly after the performance was uploaded to YouTube, Rogers' song and EP Tomboy entered iTunes and Apple Music charts in numerous countries. On Spotify the song reached the Top 200 and the top 10 of the Philippines Viral 50 playlist. Rogers herself acknowledged the situation on Twitter and thanked Lisa for revitalizing the song. Lisa was praised by Thailand's prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, for promoting Thai culture in her "Lalisa" music video.
A photobook was released on January 10, 2022. It is a 224-pages photobook, with behind-the-scenes pictures taken during the album photoshoot and the "Lalisa" music video shooting. A set of 5 Polaroids, a set of 8 postcards and a random Instax photo are also included. 041b061a72