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Blackpink Star Jennie Turns 25: Here Is More To Know About The Star And The Band

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Blackpink member Jennie turns 25 today. Wishes have already started pouring for the K-pop star. Her band members, Rose, Liza and Jisoo took to their respective Instagram handles and wished the star on her big day.

Rose wrote, “Happy birthday to this pretty pretty unni. I hope you have the loveliest birthday, love! Thank you for being a lovely member of Blackpink and a dear unni! I hope 2021 brings you only happiness and love!!!”

Jisoo reacted with a heart emoji on Blackpink’s official Instagram post for the star.

Take a look at the post here:

 

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The birthday girl herself took to her Instagram handle and posted a series of photos with the gifts her family, friends and fans had given. Her first picture for the post was a bouquet of blue roses which her mother sends on her birthday. She thanked Blackpink fans, commonly called as ‘Blink’.

Her fans gave her a gift earlier than birthday as recently her song, SOLO crossed 600 million views on YouTube. She became the first female South Korean artist to reach this mark. The song is a hip-hop number written by Teddy which talks about independence after a breakup.

About Jennie

Jennie Kim or Jennie was born in South Korea on January 16, 1996. She is the only child of her parents. During her childhood, she moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where she spent five years. She was a student at ACG Parnell College. During her time abroad, she learned to speak fluent English apart from basic Japanese and fluent Korean.

In 2010, Jennie moved to back to Seoul, South Korea and auditioned in YG Entertainment in the same year. It was a successful audition and she became a YG trainee for six years.

She became the main rapper and lead vocalist of the girl group, Blackpink in 2016. The band debuted on August 8, 2016.

Also Read: Blackpink: A Look Back At The All-Girl K-Pop Group’s Meteoric Rise

She is also called ‘Human Gucci’ by her loving fans because of her love for branded clothing. Apart from her music, Jennie’s fashion sense is admired a lot by her fans. The star is known for her colourful outfits and charming clothes.

Since 2018, Jennie has been the face of French luxury house Chanel and is frequently seen at their seasonal shows.

About Blackpink

Entering the K-pop industry in 2016, the girl band has given many hits. The group became the fastest musical act to assume the No. 1 position on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart with their debut album Square One’s song “Boombayah”. In 2018, it became the highest-charting K-pop girl group on Billboard courtesy their single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” and the EP Square Up. The song “Ddu-Du Ddu Du” managed to climb upto No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 while Square Up rose to No. 40 on the Billboard 200. The above three songs have also crossed the 1 billion view mark on YouTube. Read more about it here

Netflix had also released a documentary based on the meteoric rise of this all-girl K-pop group, that was titled titled Blackpink: Light Up The Sky. Read more about it here

 

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