Jisoo is the last member of BLACKPINK to go solo. The K-pop star has long teased a solo venture. Although the singer announced that she was going to record an album in the beginning of 2022, she later said she’s “not sure how much I want to go solo yet’’. Jisoo elaborated that she has not formed a picture of what a solo music career would look like for her.
“The music I listen to, the music I can do, and the music I want to do – what should I choose?” she said.
However, the star recently replied to a fan’s question about her album by tweeting “Please wait for Jisoo’s solo album in 2023.”
Her agency YG Entertainment then confirmed the solo venture by releasing a statement, “BLACKPINK’s Jisoo is currently working hard on recording her solo album. While carrying out a busy world tour schedule since last year, she finished the album jacket photo shoot and worked on music production whenever she got the time in order to keep the promise with fans. She will greet [fans] soon with good news.”
Jennie was the first BLACKPINK member to go solo, with her single ‘Solo’ in 2018. Rosé and Lisa followed with releases ‘R’ and ‘Lalisa’ respectively in 2021.
YG Entertainment recently responded to claims about a potential change in the management of BLACKPINK. There were reports that BLACKPINK will be parting ways with their current agency in order to join The Black Label, a YG Entertainment subsidiary headed by K-pop producer Teddy Park.
“What I can say is that our contracts with the members have not ended yet,” a YG representative said of the news, “It’s hard to confirm whether they will sign with The Black Label or not after their contracts end.”