The globally renowned K-Pop girl group, BLACKPINK, which skyrocketed to fame with their hit single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” in 2016, is currently making waves on social media due to reports about their contract renewals. Lisa, the group’s youngest member, has purportedly opted not to renew her contract with YG Entertainment.
According to a TV report from Taiwan’s SETN, Lisa is set to join an American label that has offered her a staggering sum of approximately 50 billion KRW (Korean Won). The American label is said to present exciting opportunities, including expanded involvement in the fashion world, increased video content production, more live performances, and the release of six albums.
What’s particularly noteworthy is that, along with these six albums, Lisa would gain the copyrights to all her new songs and reap financial benefits from her creative work. Additionally, she has been extended the offer of having her own studio, providing her with a platform to nurture and mentor emerging artists.
For those unfamiliar with Lisa, whose real name is Lalisa Manobal, she is not only a rapper but also a singer and dancer. Her solo debut with the single album “Lalisa” in September 2021 marked a significant milestone in her career. Her viral single “Money” solidified her status as a successful soloist, amassing over 1 billion streams on Spotify alone. Lisa has also collaborated with renowned artists like DJ Snake, Ozuna, and Megan Thee Stallion on the track “SG.”
Recently, BLACKPINK wrapped up their “Born Pink World Tour” with two grand finale concerts in Seoul on September 17. The concerts drew the attendance of numerous K-pop idols and K-drama actors, including Red Velvet’s Seulgi and Irene, TWICE’s Mina and Nayeon, actress and idol Hyeri of Girl’s Day, and Lee Ji-ah, among others. BLACKPINK’s electrifying performance during the concert left fans exhilarated.
In addition to their tour, the group recently released a single titled “The Girls” as part of their mobile game, “Blackpink: The Game,” on August 23.