Born and raised in South Korea, Kim studied in New Zealand at the age of eight for five years, before returning to South Korea in She later debuted as a member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment in August and made her solo debut with the single " Solo " on November 12, While in New Zealand, her mother asked her if she liked the place and if she wanted to stay, Kim replied "yes".
A year later, she was sent to study at Waikowhai Intermediate School in Auckland , New Zealand and lived with a home-stay family. On April 10, , Kim was introduced to the public through a photo titled "Who's that girl?
She further explained that many things had to be done each month, from preparing outfits and songs to making the accompaniment , and practicing choreography. She went on to being selected as one of the best variety star of discovered by Running Man. This marked her first permanent casting for a television series.
In mid-October , an announcement of Jennie's official solo debut was made. In the midst of preparation for her debut, it was decided that her single " Solo " would first be revealed through Blackpink's In Your Area tour in Seoul on November 10 ahead of release two days later. It wasn't that he was working on a solo track for me. He just said, 'I have something new, let's try it. Upon release, domestically her single, "Solo", debuted on Gaon Music Chart at number one and achieved a triple crown for simultaneously topping the digital, download, and streaming charts.
The lead single remained the on the digital and mobile charts for a further two consecutive weeks, while on the streaming chart for a further three consecutive weeks. Music Core was postponed as broadcasters had cancelled all the performances scheduled for that week, so YG Entertainment uploaded "Solo" choreography videos as an alternative for fans. In April , she became the first Korean solo artist to perform at Coachella.
Her performance was listed under "The 10 Best Things We Saw at Coachella ", with Billboard describing it as "mind-blowing" and "stunning" for fans and casual passersby. Jennie was chosen as the new model for Chanel Korea Beauty and shot her first pictorial for the brand with Harper's Bazaar Korea as their new muse in January A spokesperson from Chanel Korea explained that Jennie's loyalty to the brand as well as her trendy style is in line with Chanel's image, as they seek to target young and trendy millennial's in addition to current consumers.
She met and interviewed Chanel's in-house perfume creator, Olivier Polge, and shot a pictorial for his new collection of fragrances with Cosmopolitan Korea. Hera, a South Korean luxury beauty brand owned by Amore Pacific , announced in January that they had chosen Jennie as their new model due to her "elegant and luxurious" image. She will represent the brand alongside actress Jun Ji-hyun , as the company aims to expand its target audience through both models.
A representative revealed they believed Jennie is considered "trendy" within their targeted customer demographic among women in their 20s and 30s for their latest product. Jennie has been reading fashion magazines and looking at different clothing styles since she was a child.
Jennie says that Chanel has been part of her life since she was young and still remembers her first memory with the label founded by Gabrielle Chanel. For her solo debut, she was very involved in the production of the outfits, concept, and choreography.
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. In an interview, she described Jennie as a multi-player who is good at singing, rapping, and writing lyrics. Jennie is instrumental in the fashionable image of Blackpink. Jennie was given the nicknames "Human Gucci" and "Human Chanel". The hairpins instantly became a trend and are referred to as "Jennie's hairpins" due to the increasing popularity of the items.
Jennie had her first cover magazine and solo pictorial for Dazed Korea with Saint Laurent in April It was said that Jennie's "elegant" and "luxurious" atmosphere moved Boucheron's mind to focus on image marketing.
The pictorial was presented in the high-end membership magazine Heren in and was called "art that embodies light". Jennie has a chic and strong image when on stage that can't be easy to approach, but when she comes down from the stage, she has a cute personality and a reversal charm that captivates both men and women. But rather than being a person that other people have branded me as, I want to be a good individual who thinks for herself" she said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar when questioned about her personality.
Jennie gets more comfortable with each episode, she brings out more fun and enjoys it even more". She is renowned for her brand recognition and marketing power, having topped "Individual Girl Group Members Brand Power Ranking" consecutively. Forbes acknowledged Jennie's contribution of "gaining a new foothold in Korea's beauty trends", as one of the reasons why Blackpink topped Forbes Korea Power Celebrity in April, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. South Korean singer.
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