K-pop sensation BLACKPINK’s Lisa is about to make history once again, this time as she gets inducted into the esteemed Asian Hall of Fame as a cultural icon. With her solo hits and group performances, Lisa has solidified her place as a prominent Asian artist in the global music industry. Sharing the honor alongside luminaries like Freddie Mercury and Ryuichi Sakamoto, the BORN PINK singer is one of twenty influential figures recognized for their significant contributions to enriching and globalizing Asian culture.
A Groundbreaking Achievement
Lisa’s impending induction makes her the first K-pop artist to receive such recognition from the Asian Hall of Fame, established by the Robert Chinn Foundation in 2004. Her music has transcended boundaries and had a profound impact on global audiences, making her a remarkable cultural ambassador. The Asian Hall of Fame’s acknowledgment of Lisa’s influence through music marks a historic milestone not only for the artist but for the entire K-pop genre. Here is the announcement made by the Asian Hall of Fame:
On Oct 21, Asian Hall of Fame will honor Class of 2023 at Biltmore LA. The flagship fundraiser supports work fellowships and celebrates the founding family’s 160th Anniversary in America. pic.twitter.com/U4Ri9NuAmb
— Asian Hall of Fame (@AsianHallofFame) August 8, 2023
The Ceremony and Cultural Impact
The recognition ceremony for Lisa’s cultural icon status is set to take place on October 21 at the iconic Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. This award is a testament to Lisa’s remarkable journey as an artist who has broken barriers and set new standards in the music world. Her acknowledgment as a cultural icon highlights her role in shaping and enriching Asian culture on a global scale.
Who is Lisa?
As the youngest member of BLACKPINK, Lisa stands as a beacon of success within the K-pop realm. Celebrating their 7th debut anniversary on August 8, BLACKPINK, which also comprises Jisoo, Jennie, and Rosé, has achieved remarkable milestones throughout their career. Currently embarking on their successful BORN PINK WORLD TOUR, the quartet’s influence continues to soar.
Lisa’s Record-breaking Streams
Lisa’s solo venture has proven to be equally spectacular. With only four tracks on Spotify, she has achieved a staggering feat by becoming the first K-pop solo artist to amass over 1.5 billion streams across all her credits. Her song “MONEY” holds the distinction of being the most streamed by a K-pop artist (as of July 12), and she achieved the fastest surge to over 822 million streams (as of July 11) on the platform.
In a genre that’s captivating the world, Lisa’s recognition as a cultural icon in the Asian Hall of Fame stands as a testament to her influence and impact, not only as a musician but as an inspiration to Asian artists across the globe.