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Jennie Kim Profile
Jennie Kim known as Jennie is a South Korean singer and rapper. She debuted as a member of the girl group Blackpink, formed by YG Entertainment, in August 2016. In November 2018, Jennie made her debut as a solo artist with the single “Solo”.
Jennie Kim Age
Jennie is 27 years old as of 2023. She was born on 16th January 1996, in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on 16th January every year.
Jennie Kim Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Jennie Kim Family
Jennie was born as the only child in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Her mother holds the position of Director and Shareholder at CJ & M, and her father is the owner of a hospital. Her educational journey began at Cheongdam Elementary School in Seoul, but she later relocated to New Zealand.
At the age of eight, Jennie embarked on a family trip to Australia and New Zealand. When her mother asked if she enjoyed New Zealand and wanted to stay, Jennie’s response was a resounding “Yes.” A year later, she found herself studying at Waikowhai Intermediate School in Auckland, where she lived with a homestay family.
Jennie shared her language-learning experience in MBC’s documentary, “English, Must Change to Survive” in 2006. During her formative years, she aspired to become a ballet dancer. After completing her intermediate education, she enrolled at ACG Parnell College.
It was during her time in New Zealand that Jennie first discovered K-pop, and she developed a particular interest in the music produced by YG Entertainment. Originally, her mother had plans to relocate her to Florida in the United States at the age of 14, to pursue a career as a lawyer or teacher. However, Jennie was apprehensive about this idea, fearing that she wouldn’t find a profession she was passionate about while living on her own.
Jennie Kim YG Entertainment
In 2010, with the unwavering support of her family, Jennie returned to South Korea. She resumed her studies at Cheongdam Middle School and, during the same year, decided to audition for YG Entertainment. Her audition piece was Rihanna’s “Take a Bow,” and her talent shone through, earning her a coveted spot as a trainee at the label.
In an interview with High Cut Korea, Jennie candidly shared her initial challenges. She confessed to feeling apprehensive around strangers and was somewhat reluctant to take the lead. During her audition, she found it difficult to introduce herself. At first, she was primarily recognized for her vocal abilities, but YG Entertainment believed she should also explore the role of a rapper, as many of the songs she covered incorporated rap elements.
At the time, Jennie was the only trainee who was fluent in English, alongside her native Korean proficiency. She also possessed a basic understanding of Japanese and had dabbled in learning French.
Jennie Kim Boyfriend
Kim has also been romantically linked to some other prominent figures in the K-pop industry. In 2021, rumors were suggesting that she was dating G-Dragon from the renowned group Big Bang. Furthermore, she was spotted in a car with V from BTS in May 2022.
It’s worth noting that EXO’s Kai and Jennie were confirmed to be dating in December 2018, but their relationship came to an end in January 2019. G-Dragon, also known as Kwon Ji-Yong, is often referred to as “The King of K-Pop.” Both G-Dragon and Jennie are affiliated with the same management company, YG Entertainment, which is how they initially crossed paths.
Reports indicated that they were in a relationship for about a year starting in February 2021. However, rumors of a breakup surfaced in May 2022 after G-Dragon unfollowed Jennie on Instagram. The exact reasons for their separation remain unclear.
Jennie Kim Career
On April 10, 2012, Jennie was introduced to the public via a photo captioned “Who’s that girl?” on YG Entertainment’s official blog. The image quickly captured the attention of netizens, making her the most-searched topic on portal sites, gaining the nickname “Mystery Girl.”
On August 30, YG Entertainment released a YouTube video on their blog titled “YG Trainee – Jennie Kim.” In the video, she showcased her talent by covering B.o.B.’s song “Strange Clouds,” which features Lil Wayne. Moreover, on September 1, Jennie made her first public appearance as the lead actress in G-Dragon’s music video for “That XX” from his extended play “One of a Kind.”
On January 21, 2013, another video titled “Jennie Kim – YG New Artist” was released. In this video, she covered the song “Lotus Flower Bomb” by rapper Wale. Later in March, Jennie was featured in Lee Hi’s debut album, “First Love,” on the B-side track “Special.” In August, she also appeared on Seungri’s extended play “Let’s Talk About Love,” contributing to the B-side track “GG Be.” In September, she was featured on G-Dragon’s album “Coup d’Etat” in the B-side track “Black.” She even made her first live performance alongside G-Dragon on SBS’ Inkigayo on September 8.
Jennie Kim Solo Career
In mid-October 2018, the official announcement of Jennie’s solo debut was made. Following a series of promotional teasers, it was revealed that she would release a single album titled “Solo,” featuring a lead single of the same name. As part of the preparations for her debut, it was decided that her single “Solo” would first be unveiled during Blackpink’s “In Your Area” tour in Seoul on November 10, with the official release scheduled two days later.
Jennie explained the process behind choosing “Solo” as her debut song during a press conference on November 12, stating, “When I’m at Teddy’s studio, he’ll make a song, and I’ll just record the guide for it. It wasn’t that he was working on a solo track for me. He just said, ‘I have something new, let’s try it.’ So I recorded the song he had, and it happened to be a great fit.”
The song was described as a hip-hop track with pop elements, skillfully showcasing both the “delicate girl” and “independent woman” sides of Jennie. Upon its release, “Solo” debuted at number one on the Gaon Music Chart and achieved a triple crown by simultaneously topping the domestic digital, download, and streaming charts.
Jennie Kim Solo Album
The single continued to dominate the digital and mobile charts for two consecutive weeks and maintained its presence on the streaming chart for an additional three consecutive weeks. “Solo” received a platinum certification for streaming from the KMCA and went on to win the Song of the Year award for November. It was also honored with the Digital Bonsang Award at the 34th Golden Disc Awards and topped Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart.
The music video for “Solo” at the time of its release set a record as the most-viewed video by a female Korean solo artist within 24 hours on YouTube. Jennie achieved another milestone by becoming the first and only female Korean solo artist to surpass 300 million views on the platform within just six months of its release. Due to unforeseen circumstances, her first appearances as a solo artist on SBS’ Inkigayo and MBC Show! Music Core was postponed, as broadcasters had canceled all the performances scheduled for that week.
In response to the enthusiastic support from fans, YG Entertainment uploaded choreography videos for the song on YouTube. Furthermore, YG Entertainment launched the “Jennie – ‘Solo’ Diary” series on YouTube, offering a behind-the-scenes look at her work during the single’s promotion period. On November 25, Jennie celebrated her first music show win as a solo artist on Inkigayo.
Jennie Kim Blackpink
On June 1, 2016, Jennie was introduced as the first member of YG Entertainment’s new girl group, marking the label’s first girl group debut in seven years since 2NE1. Her official debut as a member of Blackpink took place on August 8, 2016. She was joined by fellow members Kim Jisoo, Roseanne Park (also known as Rose of Blackpink), and Lalisa Manoban. Blackpink made their debut with the single album “Square One,” which included the double A-side singles “Boombayah” and “Whistle.”
Jennie played a pivotal role in the group, with bandmate Jisoo mentioning that she took on various responsibilities and played a crucial role in decision-making for the group. In a V Live session, Jennie shared insights into her six-year journey as a trainee. She explained that they performed as a group, individually, and in dance routines each month to showcase their progress to the label’s CEO, producers, and fellow artists. This evaluation process allowed them to receive feedback and guidance.
Jennie also recounted the memories of preparing outfits, creating musical accompaniments, and practicing choreography during her training period. In July 2018, she made a memorable appearance on the variety show “Running Man” alongside fellow Blackpink member Jisoo. One particular moment that garnered attention was when a video of Jennie crying after enduring a horror-themed challenge with Lee Kwang-soo went viral in South Korea. The clip received over one million views on one platform and amassed a total of more than three million views across various video-on-demand services, social media, and other platforms.
Jennie Kim Running Man
Following her appearance on “Running Man,” Jennie gained recognition as one of the standout variety stars of 2018. Her engaging presence on the show led to her receiving multiple invitations from various variety programs. Due to her immense popularity, Jennie ranked as the top choice among casting candidates.
On October 1, it was officially announced that Jennie would be joining the cast of SBS’ new variety show, “Village Survival, the Eight.” This marked her first permanent role as a cast member in a television series. Her participation in the show was highly anticipated by fans and viewers alike.
Jennie Kim Collaborations
On April 15, 2020, it was revealed that Jennie had embarked on a creative collaboration with Gentle Monster, a prestigious South Korean eyewear brand. This collaboration resulted in the creation of a unique collection named “Jentle Home,” which drew inspiration from Jennie’s cherished childhood memories. Notably, Jennie took an active role in designing the collection, which featured an array of eyewear including glasses, sunglasses, eyewear chains, and more.
In May 2020, a dollhouse-themed pop-up store in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, was unveiled as part of the collaboration between Gentle Monster and Jennie, offering a delightful and immersive experience for fans.
Then, on February 18, 2022, Gentle Monster introduced the mobile game “Jentle Garden” in partnership with Jennie. This mobile game, their second collaboration, was launched on February 22 and is available on both the Google Play Store and App Store. The game was introduced in anticipation of their upcoming product collaboration set to debut in mid-March.
Subsequently, on March 10, 2022, Jennie and Gentle Monster unveiled their third collaboration: a remarkable eyewear collection named “Jentle Garden.” The campaign photographs for this collection were masterfully captured by renowned French photographer Hugo Comte. Following this launch, Jennie and Gentle Monster inaugurated a captivating fantasy world-themed pop-up store in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, which was meticulously designed by Jennie herself.
In April 2022, a limited eyewear collection named “Lesyeuxdenini” was released by Jennie and Gentle Monster, exclusively available at Gentle Monster’s flagship store in Los Angeles. Jennie played a pivotal role in designing not only the eyewear collection but also its leather packaging and an enchanting flower keyring.
On October 12, 2022, it was officially announced that Jennie had established a partnership with the renowned German automobile company, Porsche. This collaboration included her active involvement in the design process of a personalized car, known as the “Jennie Ruby Jane,” crafted in the model of a Taycan 4S Cross Turismo.
Jennie Kim Acting
In April 2019, Jennie achieved the historic distinction of being the first solo Korean artist to grace the stage at the prestigious Coachella Music Festival. Her captivating performance left a lasting impact and garnered high praise, securing a spot on Billboard’s “The 10 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2019” list. Billboard lauded her performance as “mind-blowing” and “stunning,” not only mesmerizing her devoted fans but also leaving a powerful impression on casual observers.
Jennie also showcased her songwriting talent by co-penning the track “Lovesick Girls” for Blackpink. This single was released on October 2, 2020, and it serves as the third single from the group’s inaugural Korean-language studio album, “The Album.” In a remarkable development, it was announced in 2022 that Jennie would make her debut as an actress in a television series titled “The Idol.”
This series, created by Abel “The Weekend” Tesfaye, Reza Fahim, and Sam Levinson for HBO, features Jennie under the stage name Jennie Ruby Jane and stars Lily-Rose Depp. “The Idol” is set to make its debut at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May 2023, in an out-of-competition screening. The series is scheduled to premiere on HBO on June 4, 2023, marking a significant milestone in Jennie’s career.
Jennie Kim Modelling
Jennie’s journey in the world of fashion and modeling commenced with her debut as she graced the cover of Dazed Korea in April 2017, featuring Saint Laurent. This marked her first magazine cover and solo pictorial. Notably, she made history as the first Korean celebrity to serve as the face of Boucheron Paris, a prestigious jewelry brand with a rich 160-year heritage. Her “elegant” and “luxurious” aura significantly influenced Boucheron to enhance its image marketing efforts.
In 2017, her pictorial in the upscale membership magazine Heren was described as “art that embodies light.” Since then, Jennie has become a sought-after cover star, adorning the front pages of renowned fashion publications like Dazed, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, High Cut, Cosmopolitan, W, Vogue, Wonderland, and Billboard.
Jennie’s remarkable brand recognition and marketing influence have earned her the top spot on the Korean Business Research Institute’s monthly “Individual Girl Group Members Brand Power Ranking” multiple times. Her social media posts and photos often take center stage in headline articles, and the products she features have a knack for becoming trending sensations.
In 2018, Jennie clinched the second position in the annual “Most Favorite Idols” survey by Gallup Korea, with 12.2% of votes, making her a beloved figure among Korean respondents aged 13 to 29. Her Instagram account was recognized as the “Most Loved Account of 2018” in South Korea, a title awarded based on the number of views and likes received by her Instagram stories and posts that year.
Jennie Kim Net Worth
Kim has an estimated annual salary of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as a Singer and Songwriter.
Jennie Kim Social Media Platforms
Kim is very active on her Instagram and Facebook pages. She has 81.6 Million followers on Instagram and 562K followers on Facebook.