YG Entertainment's BlackPink is one of the most popular K-pop girl groups in the world, and BlackPink fans — or Blinks — are in for a treat this November. Jennie Kim from BlackPink will be releasing her debut solo track on November 12, as revealed by a Jennie Kim Solo teaser from YG. In the teaser for the Jennie Kim solo, she's got her signature sultry look, wearing a tomato red sweater with matching lipstick and earrings.
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“Jennie will show everything she’s honed during her six years of training through her solo project,” said YG in the press release. What about the other girls? If Jennie isn't your bias, don't worry; it was previously announced that all the BlackPink members will be releasing solo tracks. Jennie's solo project will be followed by Rose's.
Jennie Kim Solo Teaser: Her Rise to Fame
Jennie is known for her rap skills and strong vocals, and can speak Japanese, English, Spanish, and Korean. She moved to New Zealand from Seoul when she was 10 years old as a study-abroad student. While studying there, she was interviewed by South Korean TV network MBC for a documentary programme, making her the first of the BlackPink members to ever appear on television. In the interview, she said that she listened to a lot of K-pop and wanted to become an entertainer.
Though her parents planned for her to move to the United States to pursue her education, Jennie had other plans. She told her mother that she wanted a career in music, and headed to Korea to audition. She was only 14 when she was signed by YG in 2010, but didn't start her career right away. She was a trainee for six years, developing her vocal and rapping skills.
Even while she was a trainee, she gained a lot of attention after appearing in G-Dragon's music video "That XX". This made her one of YG's most famous trainees, and due to the prolonged anticipation of her debut, people began referring to her as the "YG Princess". After her appearance in G-Dragon's video, she also collaborated with Lee Hi for his track "Special", and was featured in Seungri's "GG BE" and G-Dragon's "Eventually".
Jennie worked hard for many long years before YG confirmed that she was an official member of BlackPink, and when she debuted, fans weren't disappointed. But she's only just begun. Now with the Jennie Kim solo, we can expect greater things from this BlackPink beauty.