BLACKPINK Lisa’s “Money” receives the US’s Platinum Certification, second soloist in history after PSY

“Money”, a song from BLACKPINK Lisa’s solo album, has got a Platinum Certification in the US music market. 

On September 10th (local time), Lisa’s solo song “Money” was officially recognized for selling more than 1 million units in the United States, making the BLACKPINK member the first female Kpop soloist to receive the Platinum Certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


The “RIAA certification”, which is granted by the RIAA based on the sales volume of albums and singles in the United States, is being evaluated as being the standard in the music industry. RIAA currently issues Certifications in the level Gold (more than 500,000 copies), Platinum (more than 1 million copies), Multi Platinum (more than 2 million copies), and Diamond (more than 10 million copies) depending on single and album sales, which includes physical album sales, paid digital downloads, audio and video streaming.

Currently, PSY is the only K-pop solo artist to receive a RIAA certification in Korea, and Lisa has become the second K-pop solo artist after PSY to receive RIAA certification.

Lisa released her first solo mini album “LALISA” worldwide on September 10th, 2021. Immediately after release, the title song “LALISA” not only ranked 84th on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but also took the top spot on the iTunes Top Song Chart in 72 countries and the global YouTube Song Top 100 chart. Meanwhile, another song from the album, “Money”, has climbed to the top of iTunes Top Song Charts in 38 countries, and recently climbed to 5th place on the Spotify global chart. During the same period, the track entered the UK Official Chart Top 100 at No. 81, and then jumped 35 places on October 29th (local time) to No. 46, becoming the first K-pop female solo artist to chart-in for the fourth week.

The exclusive performance video of “Money” also surpassed 200 million views on YouTube within 38 days, breaking the record and becoming the fastest choreography video of a K-pop artist to achieve such a feat.

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