Knowing More About BLACKPINK Members

BLACKPINK is the second girl group of YG Entertainment which debuted in 8 August 2016 and released two songs in singles ‘Square One’, respectively titled ‘BOOMBAYAH’ as their debut track, and ‘Whistle’ as the side track. The word ‘black’ and ‘pink’ in the group’s name portrays that the greatness of women is not only seen from their beauty (signified by the feminine color of pink) but also from their talent (signified by the strong and bold color of black). BLACKPINK has four members who were working as models for brand products and music videos before they even debuted as BLACKPINK members. Now, aren’t you curious to know more about the members of BLACKPINK? Here at Channel-Korea, we will provide the information regarding all BLACPINK members, starting from their personal info, facts, and pictures. So, stay tuned!

BLACKPINK Official Social Media Accounts


Before we get to know about the profile of four BLACKPINK members, it is greater to know first about their accounts on several social media platforms.

Official Website:


Instagram: @blackpinkofficial


SNOW (photo application): @blackpink_official

Jennie’s Profile and Facts


Real Name: Jennie Kim

Stage Name: Jennie

Nickname: Jendeuk-ie, Jenjen, Nini, Jerry, Human Gucci

Date of Birth: Anyang, 16 January 1996

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 163 cm

Weight: ± 50 kg

Blood Type: B

Siblings: None

Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Center

Specialty: Rap, Vocal, Dance, Aegyo (acting cutely)

Training Time: 5 years and 11 months

Predebut Career Experience:

  • Female Model on G-Dragon’s MV ‘That XX’
  • Collaborating with Seungri on a song titled ‘GG Be’
  • Collaborating with Lee Hi on a song titled ‘Special’
  • Collaborating with G-Dragon on a song titled ‘Black’

Fun Facts about BLACKPINK Jennie:

  • Jennie auditioned in her origin country, New Zealand.
  • When she was a trainee, Jennie was being called as ‘YG’s Ace’ due to her above average skill in rapping and singing. However, when she auditioned for YG Entertainment, Jennie specifically took rapping as her specialization.
  • Jennie is said to have studied abroad in New Zealand, Canada, and the Netherlands.
  • Jennie is fluent in three languages, namely Korean, English, and Japanese.
  • Jennie can play piano and flute.
  • Jennie is called Jendeuk-ie because she likes to stick with people (jendeuk means to stick with).
  • Jennie is called a Human Gucci because she often wears clothing from Gucci.
  • On variety show ‘Weekly Idol’, Jennie revealed that she has unexpected charms, namely looking cute but also sexy, looking tough but also innocent, having a cold yet warm aura, and looking fragile but also strong.
  • Jennie can imitate a baby’s voice and an angry cat’s expression.
  • Jennie has two puppies, namely Kai and Kuma.

Pictures of BLACKPINK Jennie


Jisoo’s Profile and Facts


Real Name: Kim Jisoo

Stage Name: Jisoo

Nickname: Chi Choo, Jichu

Date of Birth: Seoul, 3 January 1995

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 162 cm

Weight: ± 45 kg

Blood Type: A

Siblings: 2

Position: Lead Vocalist, Face of the Group

Specialty: Playing drums and piano

Training Time: 5 years

Predebut Career Experience:

  • Female Model on Epic High’s MV ‘Spoiler’
  • Female Model on Epic High’s MV ‘Happy Ending’
  • Female Model on Hi-Suhyun feat Bobby’s MV ‘I’m Different’
  • Female Model on Samsonit RED CF with actor Lee Minho
  • Female Model on NIKON I J5 CF
  • Female Model on Angel Stone CF
  • Female Model on LG CF with boy group IKON
  • Female Model on Smart Uniform CF with boy group iKON
  • Cameo on KBS drama ‘The Producers’

Fun Facts About BLACKPINK Jisoo:

  • Jisoo can speak Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
  • Jisoo does not speak English but she can understand the language well.
  • In her school, Jisoo was popular for her beauty and kindness.
  • Jisoo is the moodmaker of BLACKPINK, hence her 4D personality.
  • Jisoo is a white belt in taekwondo.
  • Jisoo can eat every food except animal organs but she stated that she especially likes rice.
  • Jisoo has a dog named Dalgom.

Pictures of BLACKPINK Jisoo


Lisa’s Profile and Facts


Real Name: Pranpriya Manoban / Lalisa Manoban

Stage Name: Lisa

Nickname: Lallice, Nallalisa, Jolisa, Laliz, Pokpak

Date of Birth: Bangkok, 27 March 1997

Nationality: Thai

Height: 167cm

Weight: ± 46 kg

Blood Type: O

Siblings: None

Position: Lead Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae

Specialty: B-boy, dance

Training Time: 5 years and 3 month

Predebut Career Experience:

  • Female Model for YG’s fashion brand ‘NONA9ON’ CF with iKon’s Bobby and B.I

Fun Facts About BLACKPINK Lisa:

  • Lisa can speak four languages, namely Thai, Korean, English, and Japanese.
  • Lisa appeared on Big Bang’s Taeyang ‘Ringa Linga’ MV.
  • Lisa is really playful and mischievous off-stage.
  • Lisa has a stepfather whose career is a top certified Swiss chef in Thailand. Her stepfather’s name is Marco Brueschweiler.
  • Lisa used to be named Pranpriya but after she went to a fortune teller, she changed her name to Lalisa, which means the one who is praised.
  • Lisa and GOT7’s Bambam are childhood friends as they were both part of the dance crew named We Zaa Cool.
  • Lisa instantly moved to South Korea when she got accepted for the 2010 YG Audition in Thailand.
  • Lisa is voted as the best at aegyo in BLACKPINK.
  • Lisa’s favorite food is french fries.
  • Lisa loves make-up a lot.
  • Lisa’s favorite Korean dish is gamjatang(spicy pork spine soup).
  • Lisa can play the ukulele.

Pictures of BLACKPINK Lisa


Rose’s Profile and Facts


Real Name: Park Chaeyoung

English Name: Roseanne Park

Stage Name: Rosé

Nickname: Rosie, Pasta

Date of Birth: Auckland, 11 February 1997

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 168 cm

Weight: ± 46 kg

Blood Type: B

Siblings: 1

Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Specialty: Imitating the sound of someone trapped inside a box, playing piano and guitar

Training Time: 4 years and 2 months

Predebut Career Experience:

  • Collaborating with G-Dragon on a song titled ‘Without You’

Fun Facts About BLACKPINK Rosé:

  • Rosé was raised in Melbourne, Box Hill (Australia) and attended Canterbury Girls Secondary College.
  • Rosé went back to Korea in 2012 after she passed an audition for YG Entertainment in Australia.
  • Rosé said that MC Jung Hyungdon resembles her father.
  • Rosé is known for her unique voice and slim waist. Her stylist said that Rosé’s pants size is 24 (size 0) and Rosé’s waist is less than 24 inches.
  • Rosé is left-handed.
  • Rosé prefers people to call her by her original name.
  • Rosé used to be a cheerleader when she was in Australia.
  • Rosé’s favorite Korean dish is kimchi

Pictures of BLACKPINK Rosé


Blackpink Members Popularity Ranking


As a group, BLACKPINK has become rapidly popular because they come from one of the biggest agencies in South Korea (YG Entertainment) and have a refreshing girl crush concept which is different in comparison with the other trending girl groups. However, if we have to speak about which BLACKPINK member is the most popular, the answer would be Jisoo because the public is interested in BLACKPINK mainly because the group has a friendly public visual, as in this case of Jisoo. This is very different to typical YG’s senior groups such as 2NE1 and Big Bang. Many people even wonder how YG’s talent scout was able to cast Jisoo because her look is usually what the other big agency (re: SM Entertainment) goes after. The second place is owned by Jennie due to her excellency in various skills such as rapping, singing, and dancing. Then, the third place is occupied by Rosé due to her singing skill and ability in playing guitar. Lastly, Lisa is placed in the fourth spot but it does not put her under the other members because her dancing skill is not to be underestimated. In the future, all members of BLACKPINK have equal opportunity to rise in popularity as they still have a long way to go to be the legendary girl group who follows their senior labelmate, 2NE1.