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One Statistic Highlights How Massive ‘Lalisa’ By Blackpink’s Lisa Was As It Debuted On YouTube

Expectations were extremely high for Lisa’s debut single “Lalisa,” as she had already achieved global fame as a member of the band Blackpink…but would she be able to replicate that success as a solo act? A quick look at how well her debut music video on her own performed in just the first week it was available to fans all around the world shows that yes, in fact, she was able to do so.

“Lalisa” ranks as the most-viewed music video in the world this week, racking up an astounding 157 million plays in the first seven days it was watchable on YouTube. That sum includes plays from all over, and it’s clear Lisa has fans in every territory the video hosting site is accessible visible in. That figure is easily enough to put the clip in first place, as not only does it come in far ahead of the runner-up treatment, it outpaces nearly every other cut inside the top 10 on the latest edition of the competitive list.

Lisa’s debut solo release beat the No. 2 most-viewed music video in the world, Jubin Nautiyal & Asees Kaur’s “Jubin Nautiyal & Asees Kaur,” by an enormous margin. That visual, which last week sat at No. 1, falls to the runner-up space with just 30.2 million plays. Looking below that upload, “Lalisa” also outperformed the next five tunes as well, meaning the Blackpink performer’s initial solo launch earned more plays in its first seven days than the titles that appear in the Nos. 2 through 7 rungs on the tally.

Included in that group of six music videos are globally-adored uploads like “Kanta Laga” by Tony Kakkar, Yo Yo Honey Singh, and Neha Kakkar, “Bachpan Ka Pyaar” by musicians Badshah, Aastha Gill, Sahdev Dirdo and Rico as well as The Kid Laroi and Jsutin Bieber’s “Stay.” Also featured in that run of successes is a different version of “Lalisa” by Lisa, as a specially-staged performance of the tune opens at No. 5 with 21.9 million plays. That means that the Blackpink superstar claims two of the top five most-viewed music videos in the world this week, and with the same composition, nonetheless.

It’s not entirely shocking that “Lalisa” ends up on top of the weekly global ranking of the most-viewed music videos, as the must-see visual made history after just one day of availability. The single earned the sixth-largest debut of all time on the platform, as it was played 73.6 million times in just its first 24 hours.

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