Jennie Kim, known as Jennie, was born in Cheongdam-dong, South Korea on January 16, 1996. Jennie studied abroad in New Zealand. She joined YG in August 2010.

Jennie Kim was born in Cheongdam-dong, South Korea and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand until her high-school years, when she moved back to South Korea. After she settled in Seoul, she immediately became a trainee of YG Entertainment in 2010. She was raised abroad, so she speak fluent English. She is also fluent in Korean and Japanese. She was only 14 when she joined YG, but she has proved that she has much potential. She has also collaborated with her fellow YG artists before she was cast as a member of Blackpink. Jennie is said to be the possible leader of the group, but after the band debuted, there was no leader because of their similar ages.


Kim Jennie (김제니) is a South Korean singer and rapper under ODD ATELIER and YG Entertainment. She is best known as a member of the internationally acclaimed girl group BLACKPINK.

Born and raised in South Korea, Jennie moved to Australia with her mom when she was ten years old. Not long after, she made another move and lived in New Zealand by herself for almost five years. At the age of fifteen, Jennie was supposed live in America for her studies. However, while she was in New Zealand, preparing her belongings for her impending move to America, she had a change of heart and decided to pursue her dreams of becoming a singer instead.

Jennie auditioned for YG Entertainment and passed, leading her to become an official trainee. During her six years of training, she became known among fans due to her participation in her labelmates’ projects. She appeared as an actress in G-Dragon’s music video for “That XX” and she featured on songs such as Lee Hi’s “Scarecrow,” Seungri’s “GG Be,” and the Korean version of G-Dragon’s “Black.”

On August 8, 2016, Jennie debuted as a member of BLACKPINK and went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of her generation. Two years later, on November 12th, 2018, Jennie made her highly-anticipated solo debut with the chart-topping digital single “Solo.”

In 2023, Jennie made her official debut as an actress in the HBO series “THE IDOL”, playing the role of ‘Dyanne’.

On December 24, 2023 Jennie announced that she had established her own one-woman agency, ODD ATELIER, to manage her solo activities. During Jennie’s guesting on the show ‘The Seasons: Lee Hyori’s Red Carpet,’ she opened up about establishing the label, saying, “I wanted to do solo activities more freely so I carefully established (my own agency.)”