Jennie Kim Biography: Songs, Husband, Age, Height, Net Worth, Blackpink, Boyfriend, Albums, Wikipedia, Parents

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 12, 2024

Jennie Kim, also known as Jennie or Jennie Ruby Jane, is a South Korean singer, rapper, actress, and fashion icon.

She is best known as the main rapper and lead vocalist of the globally popular girl group Blackpink, formed by Y.G. Entertainment in 2016.

She is also a successful solo artist, having released the chart-topping singles “Solo” in 2018 and “You & Me” in 2023.

She made her acting debut in 2023 as Dyanne in the HBO series The Idol, alongside Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd.

Jennie is widely admired for her musical versatility, charismatic stage presence, and chic style, earning her the nickname “Human Chanel.”


  • Full name: Jennie Kim
  • Date of birth: January 16, 1996
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Profession: Singer, rapper, actress, model
  • Height: 160 cm or 5 ft 3 in
  • Parents: Mr. Kim (father, hospital owner) and Mrs. Kim (mother, CJ E&M director and shareholder)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $20 million

Early Life and Education

Jennie Kim was born as an only child in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, on January 16, 1996. She attended Cheongdam Elementary School in Seoul before moving to New Zealand at nine.

She lived with a homestay family and studied at Waikowhai Intermediate School and ACG Parnell College in Auckland.

She learned English and developed a love for music and art during her stay in New Zealand. She returned to South Korea in 2010, at 14, to become a singer.

She enrolled at Chungdam High School and auditioned for Y.G. Entertainment, one of the leading music agencies in South Korea.

She was accepted as a trainee and trained for six years before debuting with Blackpink. She is currently 28 years old as of 2024.

Personal Life

Jennie Kim has kept her personal life private and has not publicly confirmed any romantic relationship.

However, she has been linked to several celebrities in the past, such as Kai from EXO, G-Dragon from Big Bang, and V from BTS. She and Kai dated for a few months in 2018-2019 but broke up due to their busy schedules.

She and G-Dragon were rumored to be dating for a year in 2020-2021, but their relationship was never officially confirmed.

She and V were spotted together in Jeju Island and Paris in 2022-2023, sparking dating speculations, but their agencies denied involvement.

Jennie prefers someone who is hardworking, sincere, and respectful. She is close friends with her Blackpink members and other artists, such as Lee Hi, Irene from Red Velvet, and Nayeon from Twice.


Jennie Kim began her career as a featured artist in various songs and music videos by Y.G. Entertainment artists, such as Lee Hi, Seungri, and G-Dragon.

She gained attention for her rap skills, vocal abilities, and stunning visuals. She debuted as a member of Blackpink in August 2016, along with Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa.

The group instantly became a sensation, breaking records and topping charts with their songs, such as “Boombayah,” “Whistle,” “Playing with Fire,” “As If It’s Your Last,” “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” and “Kill This Love.

They also achieved international fame, performing at Coachella, collaborating with artists like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, and releasing their first full-length album, The Album, in 2020.

Jennie also pursued a solo career, releasing her first single, “Solo,” in November 2018. The song was a huge success, reaching number one on the Gaon Digital Chart and the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.

She also became the first Korean female soloist to surpass 300 million streams on Spotify and 800 million views on YouTube.

She followed up with another hit single, “You & Me,” in October 2023, which also topped the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart and reached the top five in South Korea.

She also collaborated with The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp on the song “One of the Girls,” which was the soundtrack for the HBO series The Idol, in which she starred as Dyanne, a rising K-pop star.

The song entered the top ten of the Billboard Global 200 and became the highest-charting song by a Korean female soloist on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In November 2023, Jennie established her label, Odd Atelier, to produce and distribute her music and art.


Jennie Kim has received several awards and nominations for her work as a singer and rapper, both as a member of Blackpink and as a solo artist. Some of the notable awards she has won are:

  • Gaon Chart Music Award for Song of the Year – November for “Solo” in 2019.
  • Golden Disc Award for Digital Song Bonsang for “Solo” in 2019.
  • Philippine K-pop Award for Best Female Solo Artist in 2018.
  • Weibo Starlight Award for Starlight Hall of Fame (Korea) in 2021
  • YouTube Creator Award for Silver Play Button and Gold Play Button in 2021.
  • Brand of the Year Award for Best Advertising Model (Daesang) in 2022.
  • Fashion Photographer Year-End Party Award for Photogenic of the Year in 2022.
  • M.R. Extra Award for Best Asian Act in 2020.

Net Worth

According to sources, Jennie Kim’s net worth is $20 million. She earns her income from music sales, concert tours, endorsements, and acting projects.

She is also a shareholder and director of CJ E&M, a major entertainment company in South Korea owned by her mother.


Jennie Kim has faced some controversies and criticisms throughout her career, such as:

  • Being accused of being lazy and unprofessional on stage by some netizens and media outlets in 2018 led to her receiving hate comments and backlash. She later explained that she was suffering from anxiety and health issues at the time and apologized to her fans for her performance. Her fellow Blackpink members, her agency, and other celebrities also received support.

Some Fans Expressed Disappointment and Anger When She Was involved in a dating scandal with Kai from EXO in 2018-2019. Some fans also accused her of using Kai for publicity and fame and demanded that she leave Blackpink. The couple eventually broke up due to their busy schedules and decided to remain friends.

  • Having her private photos leaked online in 2020, which sparked rumors that she was dating G-Dragon from Big Bang. Some fans also speculated that the photos were photoshopped to create a fake relationship. Her agency, Y.G. Entertainment, filed a lawsuit against the person who first circulated the photos and stated that they would take legal action against anyone who violated her privacy and personal life.
  • He was rumored to be dating V from BTS in 2022-2023 after they were spotted together in Jeju Island and Paris. Their agencies denied involvement and said they were just friends and colleagues. Some fans also defended their friendship and asked others to respect their personal lives.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @jennierubyjane
  • YouTube: Jennie Kim
  • Twitter: @jenniekim


  • You & Me (2023), her second single, also topped the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart and reached the top five in South Korea.
  • One of the Girls (2023) was a collaboration song with The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, which was the soundtrack for the HBO series The Idol and became the highest-charting song by a Korean female soloist on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Odd Atelier (2024) was her debut studio album, featuring 10 tracks of various genres and styles, and showcased her musical and artistic vision.

She has also participated in the following songs and albums as a member of Blackpink:

  • Square One (2016) as their debut single album, which contained the songs “Boombayah” and “Whistle”.
  • Square Two (2016) as their second single album, which contained the songs “Playing with Fire” and “Stay”.

As If It’s Your Last (2017) is their digital single, a summer anthem, and a fan favorite.

  • Blackpink (2017) was their first Japanese extended play, containing Japanese versions of their previous songs.
  • Square Up (2018) as their first Korean extended play, which contained the songs “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” and “Forever Young”.

Blackpink in Your Area (2018) was their first Japanese studio album, which contained the Japanese versions of their previous songs and two new songs, “Blackpink in Your Area” and “So Hot.”

  • Kill This Love (2019), their second Korean extended play, which contained the songs “Kill This Love” and “Don’t Know What to Do.”
  • Blackpink: The Album (2020) is their first Korean studio album, which contained the songs “How You Like That,” “Ice Cream” (feat. Selena Gomez), “Lovesick Girls,” and “Bet You Wanna” (feat. Cardi B).

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