Lisa makes history with no. 1 on Billboard rap chart

Lisa “Lalisa” Manoban, the Thai member of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, has made history yet again by being the first K-Pop female act to chart Number 1 on a sales chart by US-based Billboard with her new single “Money” from her debut album LALISA.

This marks the artist’s first No.1 spot, first Top 10 and first appearance overall on the 15-space tally on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales by selling the most copies in the US during the past week, as well as beating Canadian rapper Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” by rising to the top spot on the list. 

With her career based in South Korea, Lisa is the third solo musician from South Korea to hit no.1 on the chart, and the first woman from the country.

The single “Money” is the second installment to Lisa’s highly anticipated solo album, LALISA, which debuted earlier this month with the title track “Lalisa”. 

The song “Lalisa”, meanwhile, also made YouTube history by being the first music video to reach more than 73.6 million views in the first 24 hours, surpassing a record held by pop sensation Taylor Swift with her 2019 hit “ME!”, which garnered 65.2 million views in 24 hours. Since the release of the music video on September 10, Lalisa has now garnered over 190 million views on Youtube.

The two songs to the two-track solo album have undoubtedly become huge successes, with “Lalisa” currently the more popular and ranked second in the list of “biggest songs in the world this week,” after Justin Bieber’s “Stay,” according to Forbes.

Both “Lalisa” and “Money” debuted inside the top 10 on Billboard’s all-genre Digital Song Sales list, landing at No. 5 and 8 respectively. 

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