BLACKPINK member Jennie made history in 2018 as the first member to embark on a solo career with the release of “SOLO.” This move marked the beginning of her solo journey, setting the stage for her continuous rise in the world of K-pop.
Currently, Jennie finds herself in the limelight due to the viral success of her song “One of The Girls,” a collaboration featuring international sensations The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp. The track not only adds another feather to her cap but also reinforces her position as a global K-pop icon.
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1 Billion Streams Without a Solo Album
Jennie’s Spotify profile recently crossed a remarkable milestone, surpassing 1 billion streams across all her credits. What makes this achievement even more exceptional is that she is the first female K-pop solo artist to reach this milestone without the release of a solo album, underlining her widespread appeal and influence.
Despite having only three songs, Jennie managed to accumulate 500 million streams in just one year. This feat has fueled anticipation among her fan base, BLINKs, for her upcoming solo album, JNK1. The prospect of a full-length project from Jennie is met with excitement, given her track record of making waves with every release.
Monthly Listeners and Influence Beyond BLACKPINK
Jennie’s songs are experiencing a notable surge in popularity, attracting thousands of new listeners to her Spotify profile daily. Her monthly listeners have seen a significant increase, reaching an impressive peak of 25,574,936. This accomplishment solidifies her status as the only Korean female solo artist to achieve such a substantial number of monthly listeners.
Both Jennie and her BLACKPINK bandmate Lisa stand out as the only female K-pop soloists to surpass the 25 million monthly listener mark on Spotify. This distinction underscores their individual popularity and influence, extending beyond the collective success of BLACKPINK.
Jennie’s Musical Journey and Beyond
Kim Jennie’s journey in the music industry began as a trainee at YG Entertainment in 2010, gaining early recognition through appearances in G-Dragon’s music video and feature in his single. Her official debut with BLACKPINK in 2016 marked the start of her ascent to global stardom.
Jennie’s solo debut in 2018 with “SOLO” set the stage for her multifaceted achievements. In 2023, she made her acting debut in HBO’s The Idol, sharing the screen with notable figures like Lily-Rose Depp, Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), Troye Sivan, and more.
Beyond her musical prowess, Jennie holds the distinction of being the most-followed Korean individual on Instagram. Her YouTube channel achieved historic milestones, becoming the fastest to surpass 1 million subscribers. Renowned for her musical versatility and distinctive fashion sense, she proudly bears the title “Human Chanel” and serves as a global ambassador for the iconic fashion brand. As she continues to break records and captivate audiences worldwide, Jennie stands as a testament to the global influence of K-pop and the indomitable spirit of a true icon.