Jennie Kim (Korean: 김제니; born January 16, 1996), known mononymously as Jennie, is a South Korean singer 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. She later debuted as a member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment in August 2016 and made her solo debut with the single "Solo" on November 12, 2018.
Jennie Kim was born in the Seoul Capital Area, South Korea on January 16, 1996, as an only child. 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. Kim spoke about her experiences on learning a new language on MBC's special documentary English, Must Change to Survive (2006). During her adolescent years, she dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer. After completing Intermediate, she enrolled into ACG Parnell College.Kim heard of K-pop while residing in New Zealand, particularly finding an interest in YG Entertainment's music. Her mother planned to transfer her to the United States in Florida at the age of 14 to continue her studies leading to an occupation of a lawyer or teacher, however, the idea wasn't to her liking as she may not find work she liked while residing alone; her family supported her decision and soon had her moved back to South Korea in 2010. Kim auditioned to join YG Entertainment that same year and performed Rihanna's "Take a Bow", later succeeding in joining the label as a trainee. Through High Cut Korea, she once revealed how she was afraid of strangers and terrible at taking initiative and so could barely greet during her audition. Initially auditioning as a vocalist, the company believed she should embrace the role of a rapper as at the time she was the only trainee capable of speaking English, while most songs she covered included raps. She attended Cheongdam Middle School for her studies.
Movies & TV shows
BLACKPINK'S SUMMER DIARY [IN EVERLAND]
Blackpink celebrates their 5th anniversary with a project featuring their Summer Diary at the Everland Theme Park.
BLACKPINK :THE SHOW - Behind the Scenes
There is a behind the scenes look at the production of The Show.
BLACKPINK: THE MOVIE
In honor of their 5th anniversary, the immensely popular Korean girl groupBLACKPINK is releasing a worldwide theatrical event to their fans. It features never-before-seen footage and interviews, as we...
BLACKPINK: THE SHOW
A journey into the sound and aesthetic of the quartet. Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa each got her own chance to shine, while also proving the magic of their unity in live versions of songs old and new...
4 Movies · 1 TV show
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
The hard fought journey of the dreams and trials behind the rise of the Korean girl band BLACKPINK is told in their story.
BLACKPINK 2019-2020 WORLD TOUR IN YOUR AREA -TOKYO DOME-
The concert was held at the Tokyo Dome. The show was attended by over 50,000 people. They performed at the Tokyo Dome for the first time. Their hits include "Forever Young," "Kill This Love," "Playing...
BLACKPINK 2021 Season's Greetings
Happy New Year from the members of BLACKPINK.
BLACKPINK'S SUMMER DIARY [IN SEOUL]
The group BLACKPINK is going on a vacation in 2020.
24/365 with BLACKPINK
24/365 with BLACKPINK
4 Movies · 1 TV show
BLACKPINK ARENA TOUR 2018 "SPECIAL FINAL IN KYOCERA DOME OSAKA"
The K-pop girl group had eight shows in three cities for their Japan arena tour, and became the first overseas girl group to hold a concert in Osaka. On Christmas Eve, the girls performed hits like Bo...
There is a film about black culture.
BLACKPINK'S SUMMER DIARY [IN HAWAII]
The famous k-pop girl group, BLACKPINK, will be going on a vacation in 2019.
At the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, BLACKPINK's US festival debut will be on the Sahara Stage.
1 Movie · 5 TV shows
Find out everything you need to know about your favorite K-pop groups.
Blackpink House will follow the four members of BLACKPINK as they move into their new dorm, where they’ll be spending 100 days of vacation.
YG Future Strategy Office
In this mockumentary sitcom, YG's Future Strategy Office is being led by Kpop star Seungri.
YG Treasure Box
A survival show introduces male recruits to the agency. YG's new boy group will be determined by the YG Treasure Box. There are a total of 29 young people who are between the ages of 14 and 19 years o...
Village Survival, the Eight
8 entertainers build the ultimate utopia in an abandoned land. A new-generation genre of entertainment creation through which we can see unexpected creativity and fierce survival ability of entertaine...
BLACKPINK 2018 TOUR [IN YOUR AREA] SEOUL
Songs from every member of the multi million selling group were recorded during their world tour.
2 TV shows
Men on a Mission
Male celebs play make-believe as high school students, welcoming star transfer students every week and engaging in battles of witty humor and slapstick.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert is leaving his "The Colbert Report" character to make his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre a...
1 TV show
Variety entertainment is gradually disappearing. It has been in charge of Sunday evenings for over a decade. Many stars and members play games together. Going around several places is what it is chara...