BLACKPINK member Lisa has begun her solo career by once again becoming a record holder.
Her first single, titled LaLisa, from the single album of the same name, has become the most viewed YouTube music video by a solo artist in 24 hours with 73.6 million views.
It has topped Taylor Swift’s single Me! released back in April 2019, which gained 65.2 million views in the 24 hour time period.
As the third member of the band to make their solo debut, Lisa joins fellow bandmate Rose in setting records by themselves within 2021.
Earlier this year, Rose became the first artist to reach number one on a Billboard Global chart as a soloist and as part of a group, as well as setting the record for most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a solo K-pop artist – a record now broken by Lisa.
Their recent success also means that the band features inside the Guinness World Records 2022 book within the social media section.
Blackpink's Lisa recently took it upon herself to clear the air around cultural appropriation allegations put up against her and apologised for her hairstyle in the Money performance video.
Blackpink's Lisa recently addressed the Blinks who may have gotten hurt by her latest controversy surrounding the Money performance video. While the music is as catchy as always, the video has actually created quite a stir on the internet for a questionable hairstyle she has adorned for the same.
For her performance in the video clip of her B-side Money, Lisa can be seen wearing braid extensions that come very close to box braids. As the video was released, fans expressed their concern over the alleged cultural appropriation of the black community and Lisa took it upon herself to personally apologise.
During one of her fan calls, where fans get to chat with their favourite aristes for a certain period of time, Lisa actually extended one to apologise for the controversy and promised to educate herself. While many stars tend to issue apologies through their agencies, Lisa asked her staff members to extend the fan call and personally acknowledged the sensitive issue.
Apologising for the issue, she says, "I didn’t know… like, I didn’t have bad intentions. I thought that the hairstyle is very cool. But I feel so bad, and it’s like, I’m very sorry someone got hurt from that."
The fan, who brought the topic to her notice, was actually reading out a letter to discuss the issue with her. Lisa extended the fan call by six minutes to hear them out promised to make sure "everything was double-checked with staff and ensure to be extra careful from now on".