Here's Why Lisa of Blackpink Changed Her Name

Blackpink's Lisa was born Pranpriya Manobal, which means beloved soul in Thai. But the 24-year-old global pop sensation decided to change her name to Lalisa after visiting a fortune teller.

Blackpink's Lisa pulls off her signature pose. Credit: 

She was only 13 years old when she made the bold decision. And she has no regrets. In Thailand, changing one's name is often done for good luck, and it certainly worked for Lisa.

In an interview with Billboard, the rapper said that YG Entertainment contacted her and accepted her as a trainee after she changed her name.

"The week after I changed my name, YG called me back and said, 'You should come [be a trainee]. I was like, 'Wow!'," she said

She bested 4,000 other applicants and underwent five years of rigorous training before making her debut as one of the three members of the K-pop all-female group Blackpink.

On Sept. 10, Lisa released her debut solo single "Lalisa."

Check out the song and music video below.