Blackpink’s Lisa Debuts Her First Solo Release At No. 1 On The Korean Albums Chart
September 15, 2021
So far this year, two of the four members of South Korean girl group Blackpink have launched solo careers, and both of them have performed spectacularly with small collections. A few months after Rosé scored a huge chart win with her debut set R, her bandmate Lisa also lands a major placement on the weekly albums chart in the Asian nation.
Lisa’s debut release on her own, Lalisa, debuts at No. 1 on the Gaon Albums chart, the weekly ranking of the bestselling collections in the country. The set is a single album, and it features either two songs or four, depending on which version fans picked up. The title includes lead single and title track “Lalisa” as well as B-side “Money,” and other editions of the project also have instrumentals of the two as well.
Lalisa is Lisa’s first appearance on the Gaon Albums chart on her own, though she has made it to the top of the tally as a part of the band that made her a star. The quartet has thus far landed three No. 1s—Square Up, the How You Like That single album and full-length The Album. The girl group has also appeared inside the top 10 with their Kill This Love EP and the Blackpink 2021 'The Show' Live album.
Interestingly, a different version of Lalisa also debuts at No. 4, giving Lisa control over two of hte top five spots on this week’s Gaon Albums chart. The original take is new at No. 1, while the “kit” edition arrives at No. 4. A kit is a special interactive album that is particularly interesting to superfans who crave more content.
Lalisa’s lead single “Lalisa” debuts at No. 90 on the newly-published Gaon Digital chart, which ranks the most-consumed songs in South Korea every week. The cut arrives as the fourth-bestselling in the country, while “Money” starts at No. 43. “Lalisa” also launches at No. 156 on the Gaon Streaming list.