Blackpink’s Lisa Sets Solo Single ‘Rockstar’

Blackpink's Lisa
Vivi Suthathip Saepung

Lisa is flexing her rockstar credentials.

The Thailand-born Blackpink star will release her highly-anticipated single “Rockstar” on June 27, according to her management company LLOUD, which pushes the fresh cut on Instagram.

Lisa recently spread her wings on TikTok, where she teased an edgy new tune and captured one million followers in just over 2 hours, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.

Later, she posted a second TikTok with another snippet. On this occasion, the lyrics “baby, I’m a rock star” could be heard in the backdrop.

She’s since amassed more than 9.6 million followers on the short-video platform.


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“Rockstar” will mark Lisa’s first release through a new solo deal stuck in April with RCA, a division of Sony Music, and her first solo single since 2021’s “Lalisa” and “Money” via YG Entertainment and Interscope Records. The latter of those has chalked up more than 1 billion streams on Spotify, becoming the first K-pop track to cross that threshold.

Lisa teased new music on her socials earlier this month. “Coming soon: Lisa,” was the message.

On joining RCA, she explained: “I am confident they are the best team to create a bigger movement in my solo career.” Lisa will reportedly retain ownership of her recordings. “Looking forward to showing the world everything we have been preparing,” she added.

Late last year, Blackpink dropped the bombshell that the four members would split with YG for their solo endeavours, which would enable them to chart different courses which, for Lisa, includes a role in Season Three of The White Lotus.

Blackpink has a strong connection with the Antipodes.

Band member Rosè (Roseanne Park) was born in Auckland, and relocated to Melbourne at the age of seven. At 15, the world of K-pop opened up when, at her father’s suggestion, she auditioned for YG Entertainment. Rosè blossomed, she relocated to South Korea and in August 2016, made her debut as a vocalist with the newly-formed quartet. To this day, her Aussie accent is unmistakable in interviews.

Also, Seoul born-and-raised Jennie (Jennie Kim) studied in New Zealand for five years before returning home in 2010.

Few acts can rival Blackpink’s popularity — and appetite for breaking records across streaming platforms, box-office and sales charts.

The foursome made history in these parts in 2022 when “Pink Venom” debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, making it the highest-debuting single by a K-pop group in Australia, eclipsing BTS’ “Dynamite,” which debuted at No. 2 in 2020.

The pop outfit played multiple dates at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena for the domestic lap of their [BORN PINK] World Tour, produced by Frontier Touring.