Blackpink’s Lisa first K-pop star to reach 100 million followers

Photo: Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban / Instagram
Photo: Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban / Instagram

Thai K-pop fans continue to celebrate big wins for Blackpink’s Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban, as she becomes the first K-pop artist to reach 100 million followers on Instagram.

The Thai singer, best known as the youngest member of Blackpink, reached the milestone on Christmas. The achievement also makes the 26-year-old the first Asian female to reach that milestone, as well as the first Thai celebrity to do so.

Last week, Lisa earned the distinction as the most influential K-pop artist this year by the Guinness World Records, which adds to an already impressive amount of records, including having the most Spotify streams with Blackpink and being the first K-pop artist to reach 1 billion streams with her solo debut single Lalisa.

The singer also released a new music video for her cover of Britney Spears’ My Only Wish.

Earlier this month, Blackpink, whose seven-year contract with label YG Entertainment that began in 2016 was coming to an end, renewed their contracts after months of rumors of a split. The label said in a statement that it was “an exclusive contract for group activities based on strong trust” and that Blackpink would continue to “repay their fans around the world with activities that match their global status in the K-pop scene with new albums and world tours”.


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