With just two solo songs to her credit, Lisa has shown that she is already a proper hitmaker, and her success since embarking on a musical adventure without her bandmates has been most impressive on YouTube. The singer and rapper currently rules perhaps the most important chart published by the video hosting site, and in doing so, she demonstrates yet again that she is indisputably one of the most popular artists on the planet.
Lisa’s “Money” leaps from No. 34 to No. 1 on YouTube’s weekly ranking of the most-viewed music videos in the world. The clip, which is actually labeled a performance video, as opposed to what many would consider an official music video, was played 51.4 million times in the past tracking frame. That’s up nearly 520% from the past period, and it puts the visual ahead of the runner-up, a song titled “Dil Galti Kar Baitha Hai” by a number of beloved Indian musicians, by more than 10 million clicks.
The Thai/South Korean performer (she was born in Thailand, but started her career in South Korea) has now ruled the YouTube global chart for three weeks in a row, though she’s managed to do so with two different uploads. Three frames ago, Lisa debuted the music video for her single “Lalisa” at No. 1, as it racked up an incredible 157 million views in just seven days. The following period, it managed to hold atop the tally, though it’s view count dropped to 43 million.
As “Money” vaults to the summit, Lisa’s semi-self-titled “Lalisa” falls to No. 4. It’s not often an artist’s promotional plan allows them to replace themselves atop the competitive tally, and the feat once again speaks to her incredible popularity and reach around the world. “Money” beats back new entries from the likes of Itzy (“Loco,” No. 6) and two versions of BTS and Coldplay’s “My Universe,” which arrives as the biggest song on YouTube this week.
Lisa officially launched her solo career less than a month ago by releasing two songs, the aforementioned “Lalisa” and its B-side, “Money.” The two were quickly snapped up by fans all around the world, making them both bestsellers. The cuts also performed fairly well on streaming platforms, and obviously excelled on YouTube. In South Korea, they were packaged together on what’s called a single album, and that project instantly became a massive and historic sales win for the musician as well.