Born Pranpriya Manobal on March 27, 1997, Lalisa Manobal, sometimes spelt Manoban, is a Thai rapper, singer, and dancer who goes as Lisa. She is a part of Blackpink, a South Korean girl group that made their YG Entertainment debut in August 2016.
In September 2021, Lisa made her solo debut with her single album Lalisa, becoming the first female artist to sell 736,000 copies of an album in South Korea within the album's first week of sales. The record for the most views a solo artist has received in a 24-hour period on YouTube was shattered by the music video for the lead song of the same name. The viral second single from the album, "Money," and "Lalisa" both peaked in the top ten of the Billboard Global 200.
Over her career, Lisa received a number of awards, including the most Guinness World Records ever held by a K-pop soloist (eight), a Gaon Chart Music Award, a Mnet Asian Music Award, and the inaugural K-pop soloist to win both an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Europe Music Award. She is the K-pop solo artist with the most subscribers on YouTube and the most followed K-pop artist on Instagram. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the former prime minister of Thailand, recognised Lisa as a cultural ambassador leader and honoured her for her achievements to promoting Thai culture across the world.
With 17.4 million followers in April 2019, Lisa rose to the top of the K-pop idol rankings on Instagram. In April 2021, she became the first K-pop star to reach 50 million followers. With 87 million followers at the moment, she was recognised as the most followed K-pop singer on the site and given a Guinness World Record in January 2023. With 8.24 million followers as of September 2021 on her channel Lilifilm Official, Lisa also holds the distinction for being the most-subscribed K-pop solo performer on YouTube. The Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism performed the 2021 Overseas Korean Wave Survey in 18 countries.