BLACKPINK’s Lisa Surpasses 1 Billion Spotify Streams for “Money,” Celebrates in Paris with Home-Cooked Thai Meal

11/18/23

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Spotify debuted the fourth episode of Billions Club: The Series, the digital franchise featuring artists celebrating the career milestone of surpassing one billion streams on Spotify. 

The episode put the spotlight on BLACKPINK’s Lisa, and celebrated her solo hit "Money" reaching one billion streams. On September 18, the track became her first song to join Spotify’s Billions Club, giving her the honor of becoming the first female K-Pop artist to achieve this milestone on the platform. 

While in Paris, Lisa took a moment to celebrate this historic feat and momentous occasion by cooking her favorite Thai dish, Khai Jiao, a shrimp omelet that's a staple in every Thai home. The K-Pop darling also made her favorite Thai dessert Itim Khanom Pang, a coconut ice cream sandwich with sticky rice, which she loves to eat whenever she’s at her grandparents’ house.

As she prepared her meal, Lisa recalled her first reaction upon hearing “Money” for the first time. “As soon as I heard it, I was like, ‘This is my song!’ When I first got into the record room, I just felt like this was made for me. It’s one of my favorite songs and I’m so happy that you all loved it,” shared Lisa. 

Lisa became the first solo K-Pop star to be featured on Spotify’s most popular and highly influential playlist, Today’s Top Hits, following her single’s release last year. 

The Philippines ranked amongst the Top 10 countries that streamed “Money”. 

“I’m so happy to join this billions club. Thank you so much for loving Money, you guys made this happen! It’s something that I will remember for the rest of my life!” said Lisa of “Money” reaching 1 Billion streams. 

You can check out the full episode now on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits Instagram, X (Twitter) and YouTube channels.