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Kim Ji-soo aka Jisoo is a South Korean Singer and Actress who has a net worth of $10 million. She is the oldest member of the very famous girls singing group named ‘BlackPink’ under YG Entertainment since August 2016.
She also is famous for her vocals and dance like hip-hop, dance-pop, and k-pop.
Kim Ji-soo was born on January 3, 1995, in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea. She is a South Korean singer and actress. She made her debut in August 2016 as a member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment. Jisoo did her high school education at the School of Performing Arts Seoul. In 11th grade, she start-off drama club at her school and took on larger experience through auditions.
The oldest member in the group, Jisoo is a singer, often referred to as Blackpink’s mood-maker. She has a quirky sense of humor and a proclivity for generating on-the-spot songs about any topic — from the weather to a craving for chicken skewers. Jisoo acted in a number of music videos and commercials in her pre-Blackpink years. Although she is the only member who does not speak English fluently, the vocalist is nevertheless trilingual, able to speak Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
Jisoo's quick bio:
Real Name: Kim Ji-soo
Nick Name: Jisoo
Profession: Actress, Singer
Date of Birth: January 3, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Nationality: South Korean
Kim Jisoo was born on 3 January 1995, in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea; her parents raised her and her two older siblings in a comfortable household in a city 23 miles from Seoul. She grew up as an energetic and active child, playing basketball as well as taking taekwondo lessons. Her family loves music and her parents already knew she could carry a tune growing up, as she loved to perform during special family occasions. His father offered to send her to a school in the US, but she declined as she wanted a career in the entertainment industry in South Korea.
She completed her early schooling at the Seoul Performing Arts High School, South Korea.
After that, she enrolled herself at Korea National University of Arts from where she completed her graduation in music. She was very active in music and acting during her school days and performed in musical theatres as well.
Jisoo Kim started her career as a singer in the South Korean industry. In the year 2011, she interviewed for work with YG Entertainment. She was selected as a trainee here and got trained for about 5 years. Later she was asked to join the famous girl group ‘BlackPink’, which was a turning point in her life. She is the oldest member of the group.
In the year 2015, she made a cameo appearance with KBS2 drama ‘The Producers’ with Kang Seungyoon from ‘Winner’, and Sandara Park from 2NE1. She also starred in a lot of advertisements, some of which include Smart Uniform, LG Electronics, Samsonite, Nikon, etc.
On 8 August 2016, she debuted for the single album ‘Square One’ with Jennie, Lisa, and Rose, the other three members of the group ‘BlackPink’. Also in 2017-18, she joined ‘Inkigayo’ as an MC with Jin Young and Doyoung from GOT 7’s, and NCT’s respectively.
Later in 2019, she appeared with a short cameo in the ‘Arthdral Chronicles’ a tvN fantasy Drama, and is also going to star in as a lead role in her first fixed role in ‘Snowdrop’, a JTBC Drama with Jung Hae-in. She also co-wrote BlackPink’s lead single ‘Lovesick Girls’ for their first Korean Language studio album ‘The Album’.
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Debut Year – Phenomenal Rookies (2016)
There was so much hype on YG’s new girl group, as K-Pop fans all over the world were excited to see who will be the next 2NE1. On 8 August 2016, Jisoo along with Rosé, Lisa, and Jennie debuted as Blackpink with a single album entitled, “Square One.” In South Korea, the single album is a term referring to a physical release of an album with two or three songs. They can compete with full-length albums on Physical Charts, but on Digital Charts they are just referred to as singles.
Square One – Dominated the Charts, Achieved Perfect All Kill for Whistle
Their debut performance didn’t disappoint fans, as they proved to be phenomenal rookies. Two debut songs were included in the single album – “Boombayah” and “Whistle.” Jisoo couldn’t help but be overwhelmed as her group swept eight major daily music charts in South Korea, including Melon, Bugs, Genie, and Mnet Music with the song “Whistle”, giving Blackpink its first Perfect All Kill (PAK) from Instiz Chart. This certification is given to a song that topped all the music charts in real-time, daily and weekly categories all at the same time. The song also gave the girls their first music show win, and they did it in just 13 days after their debut, making it one of the fastest wins in K-Pop history. A music show win in South Korea is an important milestone for K-Pop artists, as it’s considered a testament that their song became the No.1 in the country for a certain week.
The songs became the No.1 and 2 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Chart, and “Whistle” dominated the Gaon Digital Chart (official government-sponsored music chart), peaking at No.1 with a total of 2.5 million units sold, while “Boombayah” peaked at No.7 with over 605,000 units sold.
Square Two – Second #1 on World’s Digital, Another Million Seller (Playing with Fire)
Blackpink released another single album, “Square Two,” and just like the previous one, it has two songs, namely “Playing with Fire” and “Stay” on 1 November 2016. The first one peaked at No.3 on the Gaon Chart with more than 2.5 million units sold, while the second song charted at No. 10 with sales of over 250,000 in South Korea. Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart welcomed both songs at No.1 and No.4 respectively, making “Playing with Fire” Blackpink’s second song to top the chart. They also added two more music show trophies to their collection.
New Artist of the Year
Jisoo and the girls were dubbed as phenomenal rookies, as they won five New Artist of the Year awards from five major award-giving bodies including the Melon Music Awards, Gaon Chart Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, and Seoul Music Awards. They achieved this feat just five months into their debut.
Music Show MC (2017-18), Released “As If It’s Your Last”
Jisoo proved to be good in most Q & A segments whenever Blackpink made guest appearances on television shows. She charmed everyone with her wit, positive demeanor and welcoming smile, that she was chosen to be one of the MCs of the popular music show “Inkigayo.” Her hosting stint ran from 2017 up to 2018.
Blinks (Blackpink’s fandom name) were disappointed that YG Entertainment released a non‑album single instead of a studio album for the girls. “As If It’s Your Last” was released on 22 June 2017, and topped the Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart the next day. It peaked at No. 3 on the Gaon Digital Chart with total sales of over 2.5 million units, and charted in other countries as well, including Canada, France, Japan and Malaysia.
Further Success – Billboard 200 and Hot 100 Entries and World Tour (2018-19)
2018 proved to be the year when Blackpink penetrated the world market, with the release of their first extended play (EP) entitled “Square Up” on 15 June 2018.
The EP entered Billboard 200 peaking at No. 40, and the lead track “Ddu-Du Ddu-du,” also charted at No. 55 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It was certified Platinum by the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA), Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and Silver by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Jisoo made history with the girls by being the highest-charting K-Pop girl group in Billboard’s main charts, and was also certified as a Perfect All Kill on Instiz Chart, dominating eight major digital music charts in South Korea. With their global activities they are also now being co-managed by Interscope Records.
The girls released their second EP, “Kill This Love,” on 5 April 2019. It peaked at No. 24 on Billboard 200 Chart and No. 3 on Gaon Album Chart, and was certified as Platinum by KMCA with the title track breaking the record set by “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” (55th), peaking at No. 41 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
With numerous successful releases under their belt, in 2019 Blackpink held their first world tour, “In Your Area,” the highest-grossing concert tour by a K-Pop girl group. They performed 32 shows spread over four continents, Asia (17), Australia (2), Europe (6) and North America (7).
On two separate weekends in the month of April 2019, Blackpink was the first K-Pop female act to perform at Coachella Festival. The girls impressed the audience and critics alike with the performance of their major hits, and trended on Twitter and Instagram with so many great reviews.
As they began penetrating the international music scene successfully, they had collaborations with popular global pop artists such as Dua Lipa with “Kiss and MakeUp” (2018), Lady Gaga with “Sour Candy” (2020), and Selena Gomez with “Ice Cream” (2020). All of these songs entered Billboard’s Hot 100 at 93rd, 33rd, and 13th respectively, making the last song the highest-charting of them.
2020 – Pre-Release Song and First Studio Album
A pre-release song, “How You Like That” for a new album, became available for download on 26 June 2020, and the physical version on 17 July 2020. It topped the Gaon Digital charts for three weeks, achieved a Perfect All Kill certification from Instiz Chart, and peaked at No. 33 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The physical version was certified Platinum by KMCA.
On 2 October 2020, Jisoo and the girls released their first studio album, “The Album,” with the lead track, “Lovesick Girls.”
Among all-female acts, Blackpink has the most number of subscribers on YouTube, with 50.8 million. Since 2016, the group’s official YouTube account has attracted almost 13 billion views. At one point, “How You Like That” was the most-watched music video in 24 hours with 82.4 million. All their official MVs have over 100 million views, with six of them surpassing 500 million views and two of them – “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” and “Kill This Love” – having over a billion views, according to kpopwiki.
Jisoo Kim is a very hot and gorgeous actress and singer in the Korean industry. She has an impressive and charming personality with a cute and attractive smile. She owns adorable looks and impressive body measurements with a lean and slim body type.
Her figure measurements measuring 34-26-34 inches approximately. She is 5 feet and 4 inches in height and her body weight is around 45 Kg. She has beautiful and long blond hair and also has beautiful and mesmerizing hazel eyes.
As of 2022, Jisoo Kim’s net worth is $10 million. She mainly earns through her singing and television projects and also earns through various brand endorsements and TV commercials in her career.
All K-Pop artists know even before they started training under any entertainment agency that dating is not allowed on the first three to five years after debut. Jisoo is no exception, and while YG Entertainment was said to have been a little lenient in recent years about dating, there is no information about her dating anyone. The girls are busy with their careers, and have little time to forge any romantic liaisons. If she decided to date, she’s said that it would be someone cute rather than sexy.
Jisoo currently lives with the other three girls in her group in a dormitory in Seoul, provided by her entertainment agency.
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Jisoo first caught the attention of Dior through their cosmetics brand, Dior Beauty. Soon after, she was selected to be a muse for Dior, modelling for their autumn/winter 2020 collection.
Cartier also chose Jisoo to star in their “Pasha de Cartier” digital project, alongside Exo’s Sehun.
* Jisoo has built a great fashion relationship with Dior, and become its beauty ambassador.
* Her nicknames are Chi Choo and JiChu.
* Like her bandmates, Jisoo can understand and speak English, but is too embarrassed to speak it. She can also converse in Japanese and Chinese.
* Dancing and drawing make her happy.
* One of Jisoo’s favorite things to do at home is watch horror-thriller movies.
* She would watch the movie, “The Classic,” with her father several times growing-up, as it is one of their favorite things to do together.
* Aside from dancing, she likes reading crime thriller books.
* Jisoo has a pet Maltese dog she fondly calls Dalgom. She sleeps with him to avoid nightmares.
* During adversities that her group has encountered, she would always put on a brave front to protect her group, and wants to be strong for the fans. She would never cry in public, because she wants the fans to smile whenever they think of her.
* She’s encouraged girls to think of their future selves as their role models, instead of trying to follow someone else as she did in the past, which made her wander around and ‘…ended up feeling emptiness rather than a sense of accomplishment. I’d like everyone to find their own role models within themselves.’
* Jisoo packs her favorite doll given to her by a friend even on international trips, to help her sleep.
* During off-schedule days, she doesn’t put on make-up, but will put on sunscreen when going out, and would often wonder if other people would recognize her natural face.
* She is into accessories recently, but favors simple designs rather than flamboyant ones.
* Her favorites: Purple (color), Chicken (food), Chocolate (dessert), Jasmine (Disney Princess).
* Jisoo is pretty close with the other group members, but she is also friends with other K-Pop artists including Nayeon (Twice), Seulgi (Red Velvet), and Sowon (GFriend).
* I never dream to be anything not possible.
* Don't rely on what others tell you to do, have a firm grasp and do something you like according to your own initiative.
* Life is not easy, there are so many crossroads... that's our life.
* You cannot disobey the truth of life.
* I only say my opinion once and i stop talking about that issue. Because people learn by making their own mistakes...
* We live in a world where we have to work hard to get what we want.
* In fact, skin colour doesn't really matter.
* Life is what we can't expect, we can't just live with probablilty.
* Those who love me will love me. For as long as somebody loves me, even if only a few, I will be happy with that
* The people who dislike me will dislike me. The people who like me will like me. And people who support me will support me. Regardless of the amount and depth, there are people who support me, which makes it fine. If I'm supported by one person, it's good
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