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Jennie Kim (Blackpink) Biography, Facts, Age, Height, Songs, Boyfriend, Family, Education

Jennie Kim Biography (Who is Jennie Kim?)

Jennie Kim (Korean: 김제니), better known as Jennie, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and rapper. 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 2010. Kim was signed by ‘YG Entertainment’ as a trainee in 2011.

She rose to fame after appearing on singer G-Dragon’s music video ‘That XX.’ Subsequently, she was also featured on his single ‘Black.’ She debuted as a member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment alongside Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé on August 8, 2016.

In November 2018, Jennie made her debut as a solo artist with the single “Solo”. The song was a commercial success domestically and internationally, topping both the Gaon Digital Chart and Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. Jennie has also collaborated with artists like Lee Hi for his single ‘Special,’ Seungri for ‘GG Be,’ and G Dragon for ‘Eventually.’

Jennie Kim’s label ‘YG Entertainment’ considers her to be its trump card, and she is often referred to as ‘the YG Princess.’ She is one of the highest-rated K-pop singers and can speak Japanese, Spanish, English, and Korean.

Quick Information:

Stage NameJennie (제니)
NicknamesNiNi, Jendeukie
Birth NameKim Jennie (김제니)
Date of BirthJanuary 16, 1996 (age 26)
BirthplaceSeoul Capital Area, South Korea
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height163 cm (5’4″)
Weight45 kg (99 lbs)
GenresK-pop, Dance-pop, Hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Years active2012–2013, 2016–present
Associated actsBlackpink, YG Family
LabelsYG, Interscope

Early Life and Education:

Jennie Kim (Blackpink) Biography, Facts, Age, Height, Songs, Boyfriend, Family, Education

Jennie Kim was born in the Seoul Capital Area, South Korea on January 16, 1996. She is an only child of his parents. She is born and brought up in a rich family. When she was eight years old, she went on a trip with her family to Australia and New Zealand. 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. After completing Intermediate, she enrolled at ACG Parnell College. When Kim was young, she dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer.

When she was 14, her mother planned to transfer her to the United States in Florida to continue her studies leading to an occupation of a lawyer or teacher but she refused the idea because Kim heard of K-pop while residing in New Zealand, particularly finding an interest in YG Entertainment’s music. Her family supported her decision and soon had her move back to South Korea in 2010.

Career:

Jennie Kim (Blackpink) Biography, Facts, Age, Height, Songs, Boyfriend, Family, Education

Kim was signed by ‘YG Entertainment’ as a trainee in 2011. She was 14 years when she was signed by ‘YG Entertainment’. She auditioned to join YG Entertainment and performed Rihanna’s “Take a Bow”. On April 10, 2012, Kim was introduced to the public through a photo titled “Who’s that girl?” via the official blog of YG Entertainment.

On September 1, 2012, Kim was given the opportunity to make her first public appearance as the lead actress in G-Dragon’s music video “That XX” from his extended play, One of a Kind. She rose to fame after appearing in the music video. She also featured on another song “Lotus Flower Bomb” by rapper Wale, “Special” by Lee Hi, and G-Dragon’s B-side track “Black”.

On August 8, 2016, Jennie debuted as a member of the girl group Blackpink alongside Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa with the release of their single album Square featured tracks, ‘Boombayah’ and ‘Whistle.’ She was the first to be revealed for YG Entertainment on June 1, 2016. According to band-mate Jisoo, she is responsible for the general duties and decision-making of the group.

Jennie appeared on ‘Running Man’ with fellow Blackpink member Jisoo in July 2018. video of her crying after going through a horror room with Lee Kwang-soo went viral. Jennie was then invited again after attracting attention through her previous appearance. Also, she appeared on other new variety shows.

On November 12, 2018, Jennie release a single album titled “Solo” with a lead single of the same name. “Solo” ranked on top on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart, Gaon Music Chart, and achieved a triple crown for simultaneously topping the digital, download, and streaming charts. “Solo” went on to become certified platinum for streaming by the KMCA.

“Solo” create so many records and won the “Song of the Year – November” at the 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards as well as the “Digital Bonsang” award at the 34th Golden Disc Awards.

At the time of its release, “Solo” became the most viewed music video by a female Korean solo artist of all time within a 24 hour period on YouTube as well as she became the first and only female Korean solo artist to surpass 300 million views on the platform within a time-span of six months since release. And now the song 698 million-plus times watched on YouTube.

In April 2019, she became the first Korean solo artist to perform at Coachella. Jennie co-wrote her group’s single “Lovesick Girls”, which was released on October 2, 2020

Jennie Boyfriend / Relationship & Love Affairs:

Jennie Kim (Blackpink) Biography, Facts, Age, Height, Songs, Boyfriend, Family, Education

According to the source, Blackpink member Jennie is in a relationship. Jennie and G-Dragon of BIGBANG are allegedly dating, according to a report of Korean entertainment site Dispatch. Dispatch said it witnessed Jennie and G-Dragon meeting several times. The K-pop stars have supposedly been seeing each other for over a year.

Jennie Awards & Nomination:

  • Gaon Chart Music Awards (2019) – Song of the Year – November
  • Golden Disc Awards (2020) – Best Digital Song (Bonsang)
  • Weibo Starlight Awards (2021) – Starlight Hall of Fame (Korea)

Jennie Albums and Songs

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Filmography

Jennie Tv Series:

  • Village Survival, the Eight (2018) as Cast member
  • Jennie – ‘Solo’ Diary (2018) – 6 episodes

Music Videos:

  • Solo
  • “Special” by Lee Hi
  • “GG Be” (지지베) by Seungri
  • “Black” by G-Dragon

Jennie Facts:

Jennie Kim (Blackpink) Biography, Facts, Age, Height, Songs, Boyfriend, Family, Education
  • She was born in Cheongdam-dong (Gangnam District) Seoul, South Korea.
  • She studied abroad in Auckland, New Zealand at ACG Parnell College for 5 years.
  • She was revealed to be a member on June 1, 2016, and was the first member to be revealed.
  • She trained for 5 years 11 months (2010 August).
  • Nicknames: Jendeukie, Jendeugi, Nini.
  • She becomes sad when she can’t train.
  • Jennie can play the piano and the flute.
  • Her favourite foods are anything that is Korean food.
  • Her favorite song from Square Up is “Blackpink: Ddu-Du Ddu-Du (2018)”.
  • BLACKPINK – ‘뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU)’ M/V
  • Before debuting with Blackpink, she first appeared in the music video for Ji-yong Kwon’s single “That XX” and contributed to his single “Black.”.
  • She was featured on the songs “Special” by Lee Hi and “GG Be” by Seung-Hyun Lee.
  • She is close friends with Nayeon (Twice), Irene (Red Velvet), Yerin (GFriend), Chahee (Melody Day) and Lime (Hello Venus).
  • Jennie is ranked 13th on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” and ranked 19th in 2019.

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