Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa debuted as BLACKPINK in 2016, and over the years the K-pop group has risen to worldwide fame.
The Korean band released their first Korean studio album, The Album, on October 2.
On Dec. 30, BLACKPINK’s label YG Entertainment confirmed that plans are underway for Rosé and Lisa’s solo debuts. So far, Jennie is the only member to have released solo music, and she released the single “Solo” in 2018.
Rosé and Lisa are preparing for their solo debuts
Before Jennie made her solo debut in 2018, YG Entertainment announced that all four members of BLACKPINK will have solo careers.
“All four members of BLACKPINK will release solo tracks.
As a project concurrent with [the production of]BLACKPINK’s upcoming tracks, Jennie will be the first member to make [her solo debut],” YG Entertainment said, according to Soompi.
On December 30, it was reported that Rosé will make her solo debut in 2021 and that she is preparing to shoot a music video in January 2021.
On the same day, YG Entertainment released a statement about Rosé, Lisa, and Jisoo’s solo projects.
“Rosé and Lisa are preparing for their solo debuts.
They are currently preparing to shoot their music videos.
As for Jisoo, she is busy filming Snowdrop (tentative title), so Rosé and Lisa will make their solo debuts first,” the label said, according to Soompi.
Selena Gomez praises BLACKPINK’s work ethic and thinks she can learn a lot from them
BLACKPINK fans are curious about Rosé and Lisa’s solo debut
For years, the BLINKs have been waiting for Rosé, Lisa and Jisoo to make their solo debut.
YG Entertainment’s announcement has fans cautiously optimistic that Lisa and Rosé might release music sooner rather than later.
One fan wrote on Reddit, “I mean, they’ve said this several times before (the mv planning part is new though, so that’s good), so this statement doesn’t really get me excited, but nonetheless, I’ll be very happy if it happens!”
Another fan on Reddit wrote, “All the members are so talented, I’m so glad they’re all getting a chance to show their individuality through their solos. So excited!!!”
Content to get your friends and family excited for BLACKPINK
“I don’t know how to take this. On one hand, I’ve learned in my 12 years of KPOP fandom to doubt absolutely everything YGE says.
And yet, Blackpink has been promoted as well as I could hope for in the last year, given the pandemic. I’m not sure which YGE is saying this, but I think I’ll opt for optimism for once,” wrote one Reddit user.
BLACKPINK release their first studio album
BLACKPINK released their first Korean-language studio album on October 2.
The album features eight tracks, “How You Like That,” “Ice Cream,” “Pretty Savage,” “Bet You Wanna,” “Lovesick Girls,” “Crazy Over You,” “Love to Hate Me” and “You Never Know.”
“How You Like That,” “Ice Cream” and “Lovesick Girls” served as the album’s three singles. “Ice Cream” features Selena Gomez and “Bet You Wanna” features Cardi B.
On January 31, BLACKPINK will host a livestream concert with YouTube Music called “The Show.”