News BLACKPINK Members Embark on Solo Journeys, Part Ways with YG Entertainment
BLACKPINK Members Embark on Solo Journeys, Part Ways with YG Entertainment
In a surprising turn of events, BLACKPINK, the globally renowned K-pop sensation, bid farewell to YG Entertainment to pursue individual endeavors. The quartet comprising Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa have officially split from the entertainment powerhouse, marking a significant shift in their careers. YG Entertainment, in a statement issued on December 29, acknowledged the members' decision and expressed its commitment to supporting both BLACKPINK's group activities and the solo pursuits of its talented members.
Chart-Topping Solo Ventures: BLACKPINK Members Break New Ground
The decision to go solo follows a regulatory filing earlier in December, confirming BLACKPINK's contract renewal with YG Entertainment for group activities. However, the particulars of the new contracts remained undisclosed at the time. The four members wasted no time in embarking on their solo journeys, with each achieving remarkable success.
The Solo Achievements
Rosé's 'On the Ground': In 2021, Rosé unveiled her debut solo album, '-R-,' featuring the single 'On the Ground.' The track made history by debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. US charts, a groundbreaking achievement for a Korean solo artist. Lisa's MTV VMA Triumph: Lisa's solo venture, the 'LaLisa' album, included hits like the title track and 'Money,' making her the first soloist to win the MTV Video Music Award for Best K-pop. Her accomplishments underscored the global appeal and influence of BLACKPINK's individual members. Jisoo's Debut Single Album: Jisoo entered the solo scene with her debut single album, 'Me,' featuring the track 'Flower.' The project reached No. 2 on the Global 200, showcasing Jisoo's versatility and earning her a distinctive place in the solo K-pop landscape. Jennie's 'One of the Girls' Triumph: Jennie, who had previously ventured into solo territory with the 2018 hit 'Solo,' made her Hot 100 debut with the chart-topping 'One of the Girls' in collaboration with The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp. Her success further solidified BLACKPINK's members as individual forces in the music industry. BLACKPINK's Unprecedented Success and Evolution
BLACKPINK's departure from YG Entertainment comes after the group's historic achievements in 2023. Headlining Coachella and concluding the Born Pink World Tour, BLACKPINK clinched the title of the most successful K-pop girl group in U.S. history. The tour's success led to the group being honored as the top K-pop touring artist at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards. As BLACKPINK members chart their independent paths, their collective impact on the global music landscape remains an enduring testament to their talent and influence.
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