Lalisa Manoban, a global megastar who appears as Lisa in the K-pop group Blackpink, tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, her production company said.
The other members of Blackpink, a four-women group whose fame and commercial success extends well beyond South Korea, were not listed as close contacts but were waiting for the results of a PCR test, production company YG Entertainment said in a statement posted Korean news agencies.
By Wednesday morning, Ms. Manoban, 24, had not yet addressed her almost 68 million Instagram followers when the test was positive.
Ms. Manoban, a Thailand-born singer and rapper, is one of the most celebrated faces of K-pop with legions of fans. She is part of the world’s most successful all-female K-pop group; Five of Blackpink’s videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube, including 1.7 billion views for “TWO-BLACK GOD.“