In March, after considerable speculation and lots of anticipation, BLACKPINK star and Australian-native, Rosé, released her debut solo album. Naturally, K-Pop stans the world over where enthralled by the release. But as BLACKPINK's success as a group continues to grow every day, it begged the question; which member will follow in Rosé's footsteps next? Finally, it seems like we might have our answer, with rumours swirling overnight that Lisa from BLACKPINK could be about to make her solo debut.
The news first broke courtesy of Harpers Bazaar Thailand, who shared a photo of the Thai-born megastar on their Instagram. The accompanying caption revealed the artist will reportedly be making her highly-anticipated solo debut in June this year. While we've been waiting eagerly for confirmation from her agency – YG Entertainment – the statement they shared with The Korea Herald did nothing to confirm the release date. The company simply shared that "Lisa is still working hard on the album"; which frankly, is not enough to satisfy my need for more K-Pop content.
There's no question that Lisa has become a mainstay icon in the world of fashion, beauty and music. An ultimate muse for luxury fashion house, Celine, and a makeup and beauty maven in the eye of M.A.C Cosmetics, there's truly nothing she can't do. At the height of her career (thus far, of course), it seems like the perfect opportunity to cement herself as a solo artist. Complimenting, of course, her commitment to BLACKPINK.
Fellow BLACKPINK member Rosé had significant success with her solo debut, and the same is expected for Lisa. Rosé's music video for ‘On the Ground’ reached 41.6million views on YouTube within 24 hours. This achievement surpassed the eight-year record that was previously held by Korean musician, Psy.
With a lot to prove and even more to gain, we'll be waiting excitedly for any news on Lisa's solo debut. Stay tuned for more details on the impending announcement.