[Update] BLACKPINK’s Jennie confirmed to be making solo debut first, rest of group to follow

Sports Donga reported earlier today that BLACKPINK‘s Jennie would be making her solo debut, and that seemed to come a bit out of left field.

On October 18, news outlet Sports Donga reported that according to their findings, Jennie is currently preparing for her first solo album, with the goal of releasing it in November. She is said to have filmed the music video for her debut title track when she was in Europe recently, and will also reportedly prepare other various content. According to the news outlet, YG Entertainment will be finalizing the release schedule soon.

However, the report were later confirmed by YG Entertainment, saying the solo debut will be happening before the year’s up.

“Jennie is in the final stages of preparation for her first solo promotions aimed to be within the year.”

One would think YGE would want to focus on actually giving BLACKPINK consistent comebacks since they struggle to do that for most of their artists, but now they’re suddenly adding a Jennie solo to their slate. I mean, I’m not going to be complaining, as more Jennie is always welcome, but it’s more than a bit of a surprise.

Update

Now YG has updated by saying that Jennie will make her solo debut … first. After that, the rest of the BLACKPINK members will follow, with Rose next.

We are simultaneously working on new BLACKPINK songs as well as solo projects for all 4 members at the moment. JENNIE’s solo will be the first one to be released, to be followed by ROSÉ’s solo. The biggest strength of BLACKPINK is that each member’s ability / talent as a solo artist is as strong as their teamwork / cohesiveness.

LOONA, except a YGE girl group, I guess.

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