Produced by YG Entertainment’s Teddy and 24, “SOLO” is the solo debut single from BLACKPINK member Jennie. The hip-hop, pop anthem was released today, November 12th, along with an accompanying video. Watch the video for “SOLO” HERE. Aside from her work with BLACKPINK, this solo debut track showcases Jennie’s maturity and independence as an artist. YG Entertainment recently announced that all BLACKPINK members are preparing for their solo debuts. Rosé will be the next to debut her solo effort.
Discovered by K-Pop superstar artist/producer Teddy Park and YG Entertainment (the multi-faceted South Korean entertainment company responsible for the breakout successes of Big Bang, PSY, and 2NE1, among many others ), BLACKPINK’s lineup includes Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé. The group made its debut in August 2016 with a massively popular pair of singles: “Boombayah” and “Whistle,” which debuted at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. That November, BLACKPINK delivered their singles “Stay” and “Playing with Fire,” their second single to reach #1 on World Digital Songs. By the end of the year, BLACKPINK had landed at #2 on Billboard’s 10 Best New K-Pop Groups in 2016.
On June 15 of this year, BLACKPINK released their debut EP Square Up and premiered its lead single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.” The song shot to #55 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it history’s highest-charting debut by an all-female K-pop act. The video for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” surpassed 10 million views in just 6 hours and earned 36.2 million views in one day. In August, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” appeared at #3 on YouTube’s Global Top 10 Songs of the Summer list, surpassing Drake’s “In My Feelings” and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.” The video currently has over 450,000,000 views on YouTube. Square Up debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200, cementing it as the highest-charting release to date by an all-female K-pop group. Square Up also hit #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart.