July 15th, 2024

Blackpink rapper Lisa joins Global Citizen Festival lineup in New York’s Central Park


By Glenn Gamboa, The Associated Press on July 9, 2024.

NEW YORK (AP) – Blackpink rapper Lisa will join the Global Citizen Festival lineup in New York’s Central Park for her first solo performance at a festival, the anti-poverty nonprofit announced Tuesday.

Lisa joins headliners Post Malone, Doja Cat, Jelly Roll and Raouw Alejandro for the Sept. 28 event, adding to organizers’ plans to attract younger fans and a more international audience.

Global Citizen has long partnered with major artists ““ from Beyonce and Jay-Z to Queen ““ to encourage its audience to lobby political, corporate and philanthropic leaders to support the nonprofit’s initiatives. CEO Hugh Evans said this year’s festival — which will focus on addressing poverty and other pressing international issues ““ needs support from all generations now more than ever. He estimates that about 10% of the world’s population now lives in extreme poverty and the United Nations expects 575 million people will be at that level in 2030.

Tickets to the festival are free, but they require attendees to take actions to “defeat poverty, defend the planet and demand equity” on the nonprofit’s website.

While she remains part of K-pop powerhouse Blackpink, Lisa released her latest solo single “Rockstar” last month as part of her new deal with RCA Records. She is also set to make her acting debut in the HBO series “The White Lotus.”

“Lisa is not only an incredible performer, but also a powerful advocate, leveraging her voice and platform to drive action on some of the most urgent challenges our world is facing,” Katie Hill, Global Citizen’s head of music, entertainment and artist relations, said in a prepared statement.

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