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โ€œ Watch your mouth when you speak my name, Jennie! โ€
โ€” Jennie Kim in Boombayah


Jennie Kim (born January 16, 1996, in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam, District, Seoul, South Korea), better known as just, Jennie, is a South Korean singer, rapper and dancer.ย  Jennie is a member of BLACKPINK, as well as a soloist.

Life and Career

1996โ€“2015: Early life and career

Jennie Kim was born as the only child of her parents. Her mother is a CJ & M Director and Shareholder, whilst her father owns a hospital. During her childhood, Jennie moved from her home to live in Auckland, New Zealand, where she spent five years and was a student at ACG Parnell College. During her time abroad, she learned to speak fluent English on top of basic Japanese and fluent Korean.

In 2010, Jennie moved to live in Seoul, South Korea and made a successful audition to YG Entertainment in the same year, becoming a YG trainee for six years.

During the six years Jennie spent training under the company, in 2012 she featured on labelmate Lee Hi's song Special, as well as made an appearance on Big Bang's G-Dragon's music video That XX. In 2013, she featured on G-Dragon's song Black and GG BE by Big Bang's Seungri.

2016โ€“present: BLACKPINK and solo debut

In 2016, she became the main rapper and lead vocalist of the girl group, Blackpink, which debuted on August 8, 2016.

In Mid October 2018, an announcement of Jennie's official solo debut was made. In midst of preparation for her debut, it was decided that the track Solo will be first revealed at Black Pink's In Your Area tour in Seoul ahead of release on November 12th. "Solo" became the most viewed music video by a female K-pop solo artist of all time and in the first 24 hours of release. Kim then became the first and only female South Korean solo artist to surpass 300 million YouTube views within six months. In South Korea, "Solo" claimed the number one spot on the Digital and Streaming charts on Gaon Chart for two consecutive weeks. Kim later received her first-ever music show win as a solo artist on SBS' Inkigayo on November 25.

Endorsements

Kim was chosen as the new model for Chanel Beauty and shot her first pictorial for the brand with Harper's Bazaar Korea as their new muse in January 2018. Kim became the ambassador of Chanel Korea in June and attended the launch of Chanel's new fragrance "Les Eaux De Chanel" in Deauville, France. She met and interviewed Chanel's House perfumer, Olivier Polge and shot a pictorial for his new collection of fragrances with Cosmopolitan Korea. She became a Chanel Global Ambassador in October after establishing a relationship with Chanel Beauty, and attended her first Chanel fashion show as a Korean representative during Paris Fashion Week, sitting in the front row next to Pharrell Williams and Pamela Anderson. In March 2019, the French fashion house official announced Kim as the Global/House Ambassador of Chanel.

Hera, a South Korean luxury beauty brand owned by Amore Pacific, announced in January 2019 that they had chosen Kim as their new model due to her "elegant and luxurious image", and confidence. She will represent the brand alongside actress Jun Ji-hyun, as the company aims to expand its target audience through both models. Kim's first advertisement for the brand was in February for the Red Vibe lip series, the sales were five times higher than Hera's previous lip product and due to the growing popularity of the products they are referred to as "Jennie's lipsticks".

List

  • Heren Magazine (2017)
  • CHANEL (2018)
  • Marie Claire (2018)
  • Elle Korea (2018)
  • Harper's Bazaar Korea (2018)
  • Dazed Korea (2019)
  • Cosmopolitan Korea (2019)
  • HERA (2019)

Artistry

Influences

When Kim first began to rap, she studied artists like Lauryn Hill and TLC, whose work she admires and respects. Kim cited Rihanna as her main influence and role model.

Music videos, stage, and voice

For her solo debut, she was very involved in the production of the outfits, concept, and choreography. Kim put together more than 20 outfits, for her music video. She recalled in an interview with Billboard that during the process she had thought about the way each outfit would accompany the song and what she could do differently, helping her to learn many different ways of approaching fashion. Vocal coach Shin Yoo-Mi, who's worked with Blackpink for six years until they debuted, had trained Kim during preparations for her solo debut. In an interview, she described Kim as a multi-player who is good at singing, rapping, and writing lyrics.

In April 2019, she became the first Korean solo artist to perform at Coachella. Her performance was listed under "The 10 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2019", with Billboard describing it as "mind-blowing" and "stunning" for fans and casual passersby.

Impact and influence

She is known for her brand recognition and marketing power, having topped "Individual Girl Group Members Brand Power Ranking" consecutively for months, the data is collected and published by the Korean Business Research Institute. In 2018, she ranked second in Most Favourite Idols survey conducted annually by Gallup Korea which involves 1,500 Korean men and women aged 13 to 29 as respondents.

Kim was awarded by Instagram as the "Most Loved Account of 2018" in South Korea, based on the number of views and likes received by Instagram stories and posts shared that year.

Forbes acknowledged Jennie's contribution of "gaining a new foothold in Korea's beauty trends", as one of the reasons why Blackpink ranked topped Forbes Korea Power Celebrity in 2019.

Philanthropy

Kim has been part of Cheongdam Woori Animal Hospital's "Protect Our Family" campaign since 2017, which helps to rescue and re-home abandoned pets.

On April 8, 2019, the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief reported that Kim and her group members from Blackpink donated โ‚ฉ10 million each to help the victims of the Gangwon Province, South Korea wildfire.

Discography

Singles

Features

Filmography

Music Video Appearances

Documentary

  • Jennie Kim MBC Special Documentary


Television Shows

Variety Shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2018 Running Man SBS Guest Episode 409, with Jisoo
Episode 413
Village Survival, the Eight Cast member November 2018
BLACKPINK HOUSE JTBC Cast member January 6, 2018 - August 18, 2018

Web Shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2016 YG Future Strategy Office Netflix Special appearance Episode 01, with members.


Music Shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2016 M Countdown Mnet Guest MC Episode 500, with Jisoo

Awards and nominations

Korean

Year Award Category Works Result
2018 12th SBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award (Female) Running Man, Village Survival, the Eight Nominated
Scene Stealer Award Nominated
2019 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year โ€“ November "Solo" Won

List of V Lives

Image Title Date Link Notes
Jennie V Live 2017-03-23 ๋‹ˆ๋‹ˆ์™€๋– , ์  ๋“์ด๊ฐ€ ์†Œ๊ฐœํ•ด์ฃผ๋Š” ์—ฐ์ŠตplaceโœŒ๏ธ (Jennie's 1st V live in practicing place) March 23, 2017 Replay, V Pick First solo V Live.
Jensoo VLive 11 ์„ค๋ช…ํ• ๊ผฌ์•ผ (We will explain) April 21, 2017 Replay, CH+ mini replay With Jisoo
Jennie V Live 2017-07-16 ์  ๋“์ด๋Š” ๋„ค์ผ์ค‘๐ŸŽ€, ์  ๋“์ด๋Š” ๋„ค์ผ์ค‘๐Ÿฆ„, ์  ๋“์ด ๋„ค์ผ๋ฐ›๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋‹ค ๋ณด๊ณ ,, ์„ธ์ƒ ์ฐธ ์ข‹๋‹คโ€งโบโ—Ÿ( แต’ฬดฬถฬทฬฅ ยทฬซ แต’ฬดฬถฬทฬฃ ) (Jennie in the nail shop) July 16, 2017 Replay #1, Replay #2, V Pick Getting her nails done.
Jisoo and Jennie V Live 170803
๋จธ๋ฆฌ๋ ์ž‡์Šˆ๐Ÿ˜Ž August 3, 2017 Replay Featuring Jisoo
Jisoo and Jennie V Live 170901 ์  ๋“์ด๋ž‘์Šˆ๋Š”์ง€๊ธˆ์ผ๋ณธ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค:), We saw... ์  ์ธ„! They so... ๊ท€์—ฌ์›Œ! (Jennie & Jisoo speaking English) September 1, 2017 Replay, V Pick With Jisoo
Jennie V Live 2017-09-27 ์  ๋“ํƒ€์ž„๐Ÿ–ค, ์—ด์จœ ์ œ๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ์‘ ๋‘๋ฒˆ ํ–ˆ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์œ ํ•™๊ฐ„ ์ฐโœˆ๏ธ (Jennie talking about her studying abroad) September 27, 2017 Replay, V Pick Answering questions and talking about life abroad.
Jisoo and Jennie V Live 171020 ํ‚คํฌ์Ÿˆ^^, ์Šฌ์Šจใ„ด์Šฌ๋ผ์ž„์ด๋ž€...? October 20, 2017 Part 1, Part 2 With Jisoo, featuring Kuma & Kai
Jennie V Live 2017-10-20 ์  ๋“œ๊ธฐ์ง€์ณค์–ด์š”..๐Ÿ™ƒ October 20, 2017 Replay Featuring Kuma
Jennie V Live 2017-11-13 ์ž ๊น ์  ๋“๐Ÿ–ค, ์  ๋“์ด์˜ ๐Ÿถ๊ฐœํŒ ๋ฐฉ์†ก๐Ÿถ(JENNIEโ€™s V with her dogs) November 13, 2017 Replay #1, V Pick Featuring Kuma & Kai

Image Title Date Link Notes
Jennie V Live 2018-03-27 goodnight ๐ŸŒธ, ๊น€์ œ๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ์ €์˜ ๊ณ ๋“ ๋žจ์ง€๊ณ  ๋ฏธ์Š๋žญ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค...๐Ÿฅ‘ (Jennie talking about food) March 27, 2018 Replay, V Pick Talking about food.
Jisoo and Jennie V Live 180606
์ปด๋ฐฑ์„ ์•ž๋‘” ์  ๋“์ด์™€ ์น˜์ธ„ June 6, 2018 CH+ Replay With Jisoo
SOLO Countdown Live
All About Jennie November 12, 2018 Replay Solo countdown live

Image Title Date Link Notes
Jensoo VLive 190201
์ธ„์˜ ์‹ฌ์•ผ๋ฐฉ์†ก๐Ÿ’–, ๊ตฟ๋‚˜์ž‡๊ตฟ๋‚˜์ž‡ ์  ์ธ„์ฆˆ ๊ตฟ๋‚˜์ž‡๊ตฟ๋‚˜์ž‡ ์ž˜์ž์š”๐ŸŽถ(Jisoo and Jennie hotel V) February 2, 2019 Replay, V Pick Jisoo live featuring Jennie.
BLACKPINK VLive 190711
๋น„๋‘˜๊ธฐ ๋ชจ์—ฌ๋ผ๐Ÿฐ, ๋ฐ”๋‚˜๋‚˜..๋ฐ”๋‚˜๋‚˜๋‚˜๐ŸŽถ ๋น„๋‘˜๊ธฐ๋‘˜ํ•˜๋‹ค ๋ธ”ํ•‘์ด๋“ค๋ณด๋Š” ์‚ถ ํ‰์ƒ ๋งˆ์ด๋ฏธ๋•…์นด์—ฌ๋„ ํ–‰๋ณตํ•ด๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’– (BLACKPINK in so high tension) July 11, 2019 Replay, V Pick OT4 Live.

Pets

Video Gallery

Official links

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BLฮ›ฦ†KPIะ˜K
Jennie โ€ข Lisa โ€ข Jisoo โ€ข Rosรฉ
Korean discography
Albums โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข
Singles Whistle โ€ข Boombayah โ€ข Playing With Fire โ€ข Stay โ€ข As If It's Your Last โ€ข Ddu-Du Ddu-Du โ€ข Kill This Love
Solo releases Solo
Collaborations Kiss and Make Up
Other releases So Hot (THEBLACKLABEL Remix)
Japanese discography
Albums (Re: BLACKPINK) โ€ข โ€ข
Singles Ddu-Du Ddu-Du
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