Member of girl group Blackpink, Jennie, who turns 25 on January 16, got an early birthday gift when she became the first South Korean female artiste to surpass 600 million views on YouTube – a feat she achieved with her aptly named hit song Solo.
According to her agency YG Entertainment, the music video for the song reached 600 million views at about 5.20am on Friday, January 15 – about two years after Solo’s release in November 2018.
The tune, about seeking independence after a break-up, was written and co-produced by Korean-American rapper and songwriter Teddy Park.
Besides her musical career, Jennie is also one of the biggest style icons in Korea. She is an ambassador for French house Chanel (peep some of the looks from the Maison she has rocked below) and counts gigs with brands like Gentle Monster and Hera under her belt.
Blackpink, who dropped their latest album, titled The Album, in October, also comprise Jisoo, 26, Lisa and Rose, both 23. They are also set to make their solo debuts.
In December, YG announced that Lisa and Rose will be having their solo debuts this year, while Jisoo’s debut album will be pushed back due to her filming commitments for the upcoming TV series Snowdrop.
The quartet will be holding their first live-streamed concert, originally scheduled to take place in late December, on January 31.