Solo


"Solo" is the debut digital single released by Jennie. The song is an anthemic dance track rife with EDM synths and beat drops, boisterous, hip-hop-slanting percussion, and squealing whistle effects. The single and its music video were released on November 12, 2018.


Track list

Download and streaming

  1. "Solo" - 2:49

CD

  1. "Solo" - 2:49
  2. "Solo (Inst.)" - 2:49

Background And Release

In mid-October 2018, an announcement of Jennie's official solo debut was made. In the midst of preparation for her debut, it was decided that "Solo" would first be revealed at Black Pink's In Your Area tour in Seoul ahead of release on November 12. Upon release, within 24 hours, the music video surpassed 14.6 million views and 1.7 million likes on YouTube. “Solo” became the most viewed music video by a female k-pop solo artist in 24 hours, surpassing IU's “Palette”. The release saw her topping iTunes charts in 40 different countries, including the iTunes Worldwide Songs Chart, also making her the first K-pop female solo artist to do so. In South Korea, “Solo” claimed the number one spot on the Digital and Streaming charts on Gaon for two consecutive weeks. Jennie received her first-ever music show win on SBS's Inkigayo on November 25.

In South Korea, the song debuted and peaked at number 1 on the Gaon Digital Chart. It has also peaked at the number one spot on the Digital and Streaming Gaon charts for two consecutive weeks. Moreover, the song attained international success, becoming her first chart-topper on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart. "Solo" debuted in the charts of several countries, including Canada, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The song has been certified platinum by Gaon, for selling 2,500,000 certified downloads and having over 100,000,000 streams by June 2019, and March 2020, respectively.

The SOLO remix was included on the live album for BLACKPINK: The Show which was released on June 1st.

Composition

The song was produced and written with a pop element & hiphop taste. The song was described by YG as having a beautiful introduction chord, a concise melody line, and on top of that straightforward & honest lyrics. You can see both Jennie's tender & independent girl appearance.

Music Video

The music video was filmed in London and directed by Han Sa Min. It features Jennie on her own as she transforms from an "innocent and delicate" woman in a luxurious manor, to a charismatic woman growing into her independent nature, reveling in being "Solo" through a variety of dance scenes, showing off sleek choreography and ending things off in a powerful way amid a crowd of female dancers.


Charts

Title Year Peak positions Sales
KOR CAN CHN JPN
Hot
MLY NZ
Hot
SCO SGP US World
Gaon Hot
"Solo" 2018 1 1 67 11 22 2 13 80 2 1
  • CHN: 50,000
  • US: 10,000

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
2019 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year – November Won
2nd M2 X Genie Music Awards The Female Solo Nominated
21st Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Dance Performance Nominated
2020 Golden Disc Awards Digital Bonsang Won

Music program awards

Program Date
Inkigayo (SBS)
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November 25, 2018
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December 2, 2018
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December 16, 2018

Lyrics

 Jennie 

천진난만 청순가련

새침한 척 이? 지쳐 나
귀찮아
매일 뭐 해 어디야 밥은 잘 자
Baby 자기 여보 보고 싶어
다 부질없어
You got me like

이건 아무 감동 없는
Love Story
어떤 설렘도 어떤 의미도
네겐 미안하지만
I’m not sorry
오늘부터 난 난 난

빛이 나는 솔로
빛이 나는 솔로
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

Used to be your girl
Now I’m used to
being the GOAT
You’re sittin’ on your feelings
I’m sittin’ on my throne
I ain’t got no time
for the troubles in your eyes
This time I’m only lookin’ at me
myself and I
I’m goin’ solo
I’ma do it on my own now
Now that you’re alone
got you lookin’ for a clone now
So low
That’s how I’m gettin’ down
Destined for this and the crown
Sing it loud like

이건 아무 감동 없는
Love Story
어떤 설렘도 어떤 의미도
네겐 미안하지만
I’m not sorry
오늘부터 난 난 난

빛이 나는 솔로
빛이 나는 솔로
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

만남 설렘 감동 뒤엔
이별 눈물 후회 그리움
홀로인 게 좋아 난 나다워야 하니까

자유로운 바람처럼
구름 위에 별들처럼
멀리 가고 싶어 밝게 빛나고 싶어

Now I'm goin' SLOW-MO
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

cheonjinnanman cheongsungaryeon

saechimhan cheok ijen jichyeo na
gwichanha

maeil mwo hae eodiya babeun jal ja
Baby jagi yeobo bogo sipeo
da bujileopseo
You got me like

igeon amu gamdong eopsneun
Love Story
eotteon seollemdo eotteon uimido
negen mianhajiman
I’m not sorry
oneulbuteo nan nan nan

bichi naneun sollo
bichi naneun sollo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

Used to be your girl
Now I’m used to
being the GOAT
You’re sittin’ on your feelings
I’m sittin’ on my throne
I ain’t got no time
for the troubles in your eyes
This time I’m only lookin’ at me
myself and I
I’m goin’ solo
I’ma do it on my own now
Now that you’re alone
got you lookin’ for a clone now
So low
That’s how I’m gettin’ down
Destined for this and the crown
Sing it loud like

igeon amu gamdong eopsneun
Love Story
eotteon seollemdo eotteon uimido
negen mianhajiman
I’m not sorry
oneulbuteo nan nan nan

bichi naneun sollo
bichi naneun sollo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

mannam seollem gamdong dwien
ibyeol nunmul huhoe geurium
holloin ge joha nan nadawoya hanikka

jayuroun baramcheoreom
gureum wie byeoldeulcheoreom
meolli gago sipeo balkge bichnago sipeo

Now I'm goin' SLOW-MO
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

Innocent And Delicate

Im Tired Of Pretending
Im Done

What Are You Up To? Where are you? Did you eat? Goodnight
Baby, Darling , honey, I miss you
It’s all useless
You got me like

This Is Not A Touching Love Story
No Romance No Sincerity
I'm Sorry but I’m not sorry
From Today On

I'm A Shining solo
I'm A Shining solo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

Used to be your girl
Now I’m used to
being the GOAT
You’re sittin’ on your feelings
I’m sittin’ on my throne
I ain’t got no time
for the troubles in your eyes
This time I’m only lookin’ at me
myself and I
(I’m goin’ solo)
I’ma do it on my own now
Now that you’re alone
got you lookin’ for a clone now
(Solo)
That’s how I’m gettin’ down
Destined for this and the crown
Sing it loud like

This Is Not A Touching Love Story
No Romance No Sincerity
I'm Sorry but I’m not sorry
From Today On

I'm A Shining solo
I'm A Shining solo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

After the relationship, Romance, Emotion There's
breakup, tears, regret, longing
I like being alone, Because I Should Be True To Myself

Like The Flowing Wind
Like the stars above the clouds
I want to go far away,I want to shine brightly

Now I'm goin Solo
Im a Shining Solo
I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo

Audio

Spotify

Mp3 Audio Track


Jennie's Solo Diary

Jennie's Solo Diary is a serie of videos that are uploaded on Blackpink's Official Chanel, showing exclusive moments of behind the scenes of the filming of 'SOLO' in London and Fan Meetings. The first chapter was uploaded on Sunday, November 18th at 10:00 KST.


Video Gallery

Trivia/Achievements

  • It is the first solo single to be released by a member of BLACKPINK.
  • With SOLO, Jennie becomes the first K-Pop female soloist to enter the US iTunes Top 10.
  • It is the most viewed music video by a K-Pop female soloist in first 24 hours, making 14.6 million views.
  • It is the fastest music video by a K-Pop female soloist to reach 1 million likes.
    • SOLO is the most liked song by a K-Pop female soloist, with 10 million likes.
  • The song make its first RAK (Realtime All-Kill) just 2 hours after its release.
  • SOLO ranked (#1) in 42 countries on iTunes.
    • SOLO peaked at #1 for 2 days in a row on the iTunes Worldwide Charts.
  • The guy that appeared at the scene when Jennie was in the club, is a New Zealander old friend of her.
  • SOLO placed first on SBS Inkigayo with a score of 10002 ranking #9 with the highest scoring points in Inkigayo history and the highest for a soloist.
  • The song debuted at #1 on 4/6 realtime charts.
  • The song had 45 real time all kills and 25 certified all kills.
  • First female solo artist to get a certified all kill with a debut song.
  • SOLO spent 15 consecutive days at #1 on Melon.
  • 3 roofhits on Genie and 2 on Melon.
  • 3rd highest number of roofhits on Melon by a female soloist in 2018.
  • 3rd highest first hour unique listeners on Melon for soloists, with 78,718 listeners after IU.
  • Solo had 1,106,862 unique listeners on Melon in 24 hours.
  • Solo has 200,000 likes on MelOn. It's the fastest debut song by a female act to do so.
  • Third female soloist to reach 1M unique listeners on Melon in 24 hours along with IU and Heize.
  • SOLO surpassed 2.2M unique listeners on Genie.
  • Topped the iTunes WW song chart and only Korean soloist apart from PSY to top it.
  • SOLO had the most #1’s on iTunes for a female Kpop act in 24 hours with 40 countries.
  • Highest charting female Kpop act to chart on US iTunes at #7.
  • Highest charting female Kpop act on iTunes UK at #16.
  • Solo topped QQ music (China's largest streaming service) on its 8th day of release.
  • SOLO debuted at #22 on Billboard Japan Hot 100.
  • SOLO spent 16 consecutive days at #1 on Apple Music South Korea.
  • Solo peaked at #1 on Billboard digital song sales chart with over 9000 downloads in the US.
    • Second Kpop female soloist to do that and the only one as a a lead artist.
  • The music video had 14.68M views and 1.8M likes in 24 hours.
  • Fastest Kpop female soloist to reach 1M, 2M and 3M likes on YouTube.
  • SOLO is the fastest music video by a female Korean soloist to reach 10M-600M views on YouTube.
  • Most viewed MV and most liked MV by a female Korean soloist in the first 24 hours.
  • Most viewed MV by a Korean soloist in 2018, in only two weeks.
  • Got a Gaon triple crown and topped the digital, download and streaming charts the week it came out.
  • 70M points for the first week, Gaon digital index.
  • Second highest weekly digital index for a soloist in 2018 on Gaon and top 5 all the releases in 2018.
  • Topped Gaon digital charts for two weeks straight.
  • Over 25M Spotify streams, Nov-Dec 2018.
  • Over 1M Spotify streams in the first 24 hours, highest for any Korean female soloist.
  • Most monthly listeners for a Kpop soloist on Spotify, with over 4M monthly listeners.
  • Sold over 9000 copies of the 'SOLO' photobook on the first day.
  • Over 20K copies of the 'SOLO' photo book on Hanetio so far making it the second best selling album by a female Kpop soloist in 2018.
  • Jennie received her first triple crown with "Solo" on SBS Inkigayo on December 16, 2018.
  • Best selling female soloist release in YG physically.
  • Gaon song of the year for the month November 2018.
  • Solo is the most streamed song by a Korean soloist on Spotify, surpassing PSY's Gangnam Style. [1]
  • SOLO has reached #1 on the US iTunes music video chart.
  • SOLO re-enters the World Digital Song Sales chart at #7 following its 2 year anniversary. It previously debuted at #1.
  • SOLO surpassed 279 million streams on Spotify, being the first song by a Korean soloist to achieve this.
  • SOLO has over 10 million likes on YouTube. It’s the first music video by a K-Pop female solo act to hit this milestone.
  • SOLO is the third most streamed song by a K-pop female solo act in 2020.
  • SOLO has over 150 million streams on MelOn.
  • With over 4.9 million unique listeners, SOLO has the most listeners for a debut song by a female act on MelOn.
  • Jennie performed a remix version of SOLO during BLACKPINK: The Show.
  • SOLO gained over 14 million streams on Spotify in 2021 alone.
  • SOLO spent 33 weeks in th top 100 on MelOn weekly chart, making it BLACKPINK's sixth longest-running song
  • Solo spent 228 days in the top 100 on MelOn daily chart.
  • SOLO has over 55 million streams on Genie.
  • SOLO was added to Rosé's created playlist for International Women’s Day in 2021.
  • SOLO choreography version has over 200 million views and is the most viewed choreography video by a K-pop soloist.
  • SOLO ranked #9 on MelOn's list of songs with highest cumulatively unique listeners in 30 days. This is the highest ranking debut track and third highest for female solo artists.
    • It is the second highest rank for a YG artist.
  • Solo spent 13 weeks in the top 10 on MelOn weekly chart, making it BLACKPINK’s third song with the most weeks on the chart.
  • SOLO has been certified for Platinum Streaming by Gaon for over 100 million streams.
  • SOLO has been certified for Platinum Download by Gaon for over 2.5 million downloads.
  • Overall, SOLO has sold 107,198 copies on Gaon.
  • SOLO spent 79 days on Spotify's Global Daily Chart, making it the #1 longest charting song by a Korean soloist.
  • SOLO has been certified gold by QQ Music.
  • SOLO has over 900,000 streams on Shazam.
  • SOLO Remix - THE SHOW debuted at #73 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart.
    • It ranked #1 in ten countries.
  • With over 102K streams, SOLO was the most streamed song during the first 24hs of release of BLACKPINK’s 4th Live Album 'BLACKPINK 2021 'THE SHOW' LIVE'.
    • SOLO Remix (live) surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify it's the first track of the project to achieve this.

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