Kim Jennie

Kim Jennie

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Jennie Kim is a South Korean singer, rapper, dancer, and model. Kim Jennie made her debut in August 2016 under YG Entertainment as the rapper and vocalist of the girl group Blackpink. As a singer and rapper, she has maintained her image as a powerful,  aggressive performer.

Early Life

Jennie Kim was born on January 1, 1996, in Cheongdam-Dong, Seoul, South Korea. She is 26 years old and her sun sign is Capricorn.

Her father is known to be the owner of a hospital and her mother works in association with the Korean media company, ‘CJ E&M’.

At the age of eight, Jennie moved to New Zealand with her family. She did her higher education at ‘ACG Parnell College’. After high school, she moved back to South Korea with her family,

Caption: Jennie with her dog for Hera beauty (source: Instagram)

Educational Qualification

Kim Jennie moved to New Zealand with her family at a young age. And in New Zealand, she did her intermediate schooling. She went to Waikowhai Intermediate School in Auckland.

She moved back to Korea after completing her higher education at ‘ACG Parnell College’. As soon as moved back home, she was signed by ‘YG Entertainment’. In Korea, Jennie attended Cheongdam Middle School and Chungdam High School.

Career and Professional life

Beginning career

Jennie got into the k-pop industry in August 2016. At the age of 14, Jennie was signed by ‘YG Entertainment’.

While still a trainee, in 2013, Jennie featured with her label mate G-Dragon on his song ‘Black’ and performed on stage at the TV show Inkigayo. Likewise, she has also featured in the song “Special’ for her label mate Lee Hi’s debut album First Love. The same year she also featured as the vocalist on Seungri’s song for his EP.

Blackpink debut

Jennie’s group ‘Blackpink’s’  debut was planned even before 2012. She was revealed as the final debuting member on June 29, 2016, to the world. Together with her bandmates Jisoo, Lisa, and rose, Jennie made her debut on August 8, 2016, with their first album ‘Square One’.

Caption: Jennie Kim with her bandmates Blackpink for Billboard

One of their song ‘Whistle’ became the number one hit on ‘Gaon digital Chart’ and the Music Video became viral on YouTube. They won over the world overnight and even became the highest-rated female brand on the ‘Billboard Social 50’.

Jennie and her group reached the highest peak of her career with the release of their single ‘As If It Last’ on June 22, 2017. The song debuted on the ‘Billboard World Digital Song chart. They had no choice but to continue without stopping. And Likewise, they made their debut in Japan on August 30, 2017.

In April 2019, Jennie and her band performed at Coachella. There she became the first Korean solo artist to perform at Coachella and her powerful performance was listed under “The 10 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2019”.

Solo Activity

Jennie is also the fashion influencer of the group. She is known to be dressed and seen in popular brands’ fashion shows, like Gucci, Lanvin, Chanel, and Givenchy. As for her solo activity, she first started as a model for ‘Chanel Beauty’.

In October 2018, Jennie announced her solo debut. And on November 12, 2018, Jennie released her debut single “Solo”, which made her the first member of Blackpink to debut as a solo artist.

Furthermore, Her song dominated the Korean daily and weekly charts achieving all-kill in major music sites for 15 days consecutively. Likewise, “Solo” became the most viewed music video by a Korean female artist reaching 300 million views in six months.

Awards and Net Worth

Kim Jennie as a solo artist won her first Song of the Year Award at the 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards. Likewise, she won Digital Bonsang at the 34th Golden Disc Awards 2020, for her song Solo.

Jennie has earned a huge fortune in just 4 years of debut. She has earned her money as a member of Blackpink, a solo singer, rapper, and model, and also through brand endorsement. Furthermore, Jennie has a net worth of 8 million  US dollars.

Relationship Status

Kim Jennie is the only member of Blackpink to have been confirmed in a relationship whilst the band. At the start of January 2019, Jennie was caught on a date with South Korean boy band EXO’s member Kai. Later, both of them confirmed to have been in a romantic relationship since October 2018. Some months later the couple was confirmed to have broken up. As of 2022, she is probably single.

Caption: Kim Jennie and her boyfriend Exo’s Kai (Source: allkpop)

Scandals

Kim Jennie’s company ‘YG’ is known to have strict rules and regulations. However, Jennie has become entangled in many controversies. The first one is from an episode of a comedy variety show ‘Knowing Bros’. Her reply to one of the cast members seemed very offensive and rude, however, she never reacted to the backlash.

She became a topic of a scandal where fans bombarded her with being lazy and lacking enthusiasm and passion. Jennie had disappointed many of her fans at the ‘Kakao Games 2018 Year-End party’ on December 6th.

Body Measurements

Kim has a great sense of fashion and is, in fact, a fashion influencer. She has featured as a model in numerous fashion magazines and clothing brands. Starting with Chanel to Adidas or Hera.

Jennie is among the shortest member of the band. She stands about 163 cm which is about 5 feet 4 inches tall. Likewise, her body weighs 55 kg. Her Body measurements are chest-waist-hips 34,24, and 35 inches respectively.

Social Media

Jennie Kim has millions of followers on Social media. Her Instagram account has more than 34.9 million followers.  Likewise, she also owns a photography account by the name @lesyeuxdenini with more than 1 million followers.