Jisoo - Blackpink: Profile, Facts, Career, Discography, Personality and More

Early Life and Career


Birth Name: Kim Ji Soo (김지수)
Nicknames: Chi Choo, Jichu
Blood type: A
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Height: 162 cm (5'3")
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Position in Blackpink: Lead vocalist, visual
Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
Hobbies: Drawing, taking photos, watching movies
Languages: Korean, Japanese, English (basic)
Pets: She has a dog named Dalgom
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite number: 4
Role models: Sandara Park and Lee Hyori
Favorite food: Jjajangmyeon
Acting career: "The Producers" and "Snowdrop"

Early Life and Career

Kim Ji-soo, known to the world as Jisoo, was welcomed into this world on the 3rd of January, 1995, in a city named Gunpo in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province. Raised in a family that valued close ties, her father was a businessman while her mother dedicated her time to managing the household. Jisoo has two siblings – an older brother and a younger sister who have been nothing but supportive throughout her career. As a student at the School of Performing Arts Seoul, Jisoo had the opportunity to refine her singing, acting, and dancing talents. Besides her love for arts, she was also into sports, showing a particular affinity for basketball. Additionally, she loved expressing her creativity through drawing and painting in her leisure time. As a youngster, Jisoo entertained diverse career aspirations such as a painter, a medical doctor, or even a professional basketball player.

Before becoming a member of Blackpink, Jisoo was already taking baby steps into the world of entertainment. She was cast in commercials and featured in music videos like Epik High's songs "Spoiler" and "Happy Ending" back in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, she also had the opportunity to serve as a presenter on the music show "Inkigayo". In 2011, Jisoo decided to join YG Entertainment as a trainee, a move that would change her life. Her five-year tenure at YG Entertainment was a period of intense learning, fine-tuning her singing, dancing, and acting skills, which eventually paved the way for her debut with Blackpink.

Blackpink, a four-member group consisting of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, burst onto the music scene on August 8, 2016, with their single album "Square One". The group's fame skyrocketed almost instantly, making them one of the most recognized K-pop acts worldwide. Jisoo's contributions to Blackpink, as a singer, a dancer, and an actress, played an integral part in the group's global recognition. She was also loved by fans for her quirky personality and her knack for amusing people with her unique and spontaneous nicknames.

While Jisoo's music career was taking off, she also dipped her toes into acting. Her first acting gig was a minor role in the 2015 drama "The Producers". Her first major acting role, however, came in 2021 when she starred in the JTBC series "Snowdrop," opposite Jung Hae-in. Here, she played the character of Eun Yeong-ro, a college freshman caught in a dangerous love situation. The drama was an instant hit and secured top rankings on Disney+ in four of the five countries where it was aired, including her homeland, South Korea.

The year 2023 marked a significant milestone in Jisoo's career as she released her debut solo single, "꽃(FLOWER)". She co-authored the song's lyrics, which explored themes of love and yearning. The release was well-received by both fans and critics alike, proving her growth and individuality as an artist. Besides her ventures in music and acting, Jisoo also became a global ambassador for Dior's fashion and beauty lines in 2021, further expanding her presence in the world of entertainment.


As a member of Blackpink, Jisoo has contributed to several albums and extended plays (EPs), which have gained international recognition and success.

1.  "Square One" (2016) - This single album features two tracks: "Whistle" and "Boombayah."
2.  "Square Two" (2016) - Another single album that includes "Playing with Fire," "Stay," and "Whistle (Acoustic Ver.)."
3.  "As If It's Your Last" (2017) - A single track released as a digital single.
4.  "Blackpink" (2017) - A Japanese EP containing Japanese versions of their previous Korean releases.
5.  "Square Up" (2018) - This EP features four tracks: "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du," "Forever Young," "Really," and "See U Later."
6.  "Kill This Love" (2019) - An EP with five tracks: "Kill This Love," "Don't Know What to Do," "Kick It," "Hope Not," and "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du (Remix)."
7.  "The Album" (2020) - Blackpink's first full-length studio album, including eight tracks: "How You Like That," "Ice Cream (feat. Selena Gomez)," "Pretty Savage," "Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi B)," "Lovesick Girls," "Crazy Over You," "Love to Hate Me," and "You Never Know."

In 2023, Jisoo made her solo debut with the single album "ME". The album consists of two tracks: the lead single "꽃 (Flower)" and "All Eyes On Me". 


Jisoo's popularity extends far beyond her musical capabilities, as she's equally celebrated for her warm and authentic disposition. As per Soompi, Jisoo perceives herself as a beacon of optimism and positivity, and she firmly believes that this attitude is instrumental in surmounting challenges and fears. She doesn't shy away from sharing her wisdom on managing concerns, emphasizing that tackling them directly, rather than running from them, is crucial. A testament to her considerate demeanor was highlighted in a Kpopstarz interview, where she tactfully evaded a question about her favorite group member, demonstrating her desire to prevent any potential hurt feelings among the members.

As Kprofiles highlights, Jisoo's MBTI personality type is ENFJ, a typology defined by qualities such as extroversion, intuition, feeling, and judgment. Individuals with this personality type are typically seen as empathetic, charismatic, and passionate, and they have a knack for leadership and positively influencing others. Jisoo's influence is also evident in her social media presence, with Allkpop reporting her as the highest-earning Asian celebrity on Instagram, as well as the most followed Korean actress on the platform. She also stands alongside Kim Minju and Cha Eunwoo in KpopStarz's list of K-pop idols with the best personalities, further underlining her likable persona and the positive impact she has on fans and peers. Jisoo's affable nature extends to her relationship with her Blackpink co-members, who, according to Soompi, were supportive and thrilled about her solo debut.


Turning towards her accolades, Jisoo's award tally is as diverse as her talents, featuring honors from both the music and acting industries. She's been recognized for her remarkable performance as Eun Youngro in the hit K-drama Snowdrop, garnering four significant awards. She was named the "Outstanding Korean Actress" at the 17th Seoul International Drama Awards and received the "Best New Actress" at the 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards. She was also bestowed with the "Best Actress" honor at the 2022 Seoul International Drama Awards and the "Rising Star Award" at the 2022 Asia Artist Awards.

Jisoo's achievements as part of Blackpink are equally commendable. They were awarded "Best New Artist" at the 2016 Melon Music Awards and "Song of the Year" for their track "Whistle" at the 2017 Seoul Music Awards. The group's "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" secured them the "Best Music Video" title at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Their success streak continued in 2019 when they claimed the "Best Female Group" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards and the "Best Dance Performance - Female Group" for "Kill This Love" at the Melon Music Awards. In the 2022 MAMA Awards, Blackpink fondly referred to Jisoo as their "5th member," signifying her indispensable role in the group and their deep-rooted camaraderie.


Jisoo has managed to keep her personal relationships under wraps, with only rumors and conjectures making the rounds. There was considerable buzz in 2022 about a possible romantic liaison between Jisoo and her "Snowdrop" co-star, Jung Hae In, though this has never been substantiated. BLACKPINK members, Jisoo included, maintain a very private stance when it comes to their love lives. The only publicly acknowledged relationship from the group was between Jennie and EXO's Kai, which lasted from October 2018 to January 2019. The scarcity of information about BLACKPINK's romantic involvements may be attributed, in part, to YG Entertainment's rigid "dating ban," prohibiting some of their talents, BLACKPINK among them, from engaging in romantic affairs while part of the group. Regardless of the enigma that surrounds her personal life, Jisoo has revealed her ideal partner to be someone who is kind-hearted, mindful, and truly cares for her.


Shedding light on some interesting facts, Jisoo's given name is Kim Ji-soo. She grew up with an older brother and sister. Her childhood was filled with sports, including basketball and Taekwondo, and she had aspirations of becoming a painter and writer. She holds the status of the eldest member in Blackpink and was the first one to be introduced to the public.

Jisoo's education took place at the School of Performing Arts Seoul. She was a trainee at YG Entertainment from 2011 until Blackpink's inaugural in 2016. Jisoo is multilingual, proficient in Korean, Japanese, and English.

She shares a strong bond with fellow Blackpink member Jennie, as well as with Red Velvet's Seulgi and Twice's Nayeon.

Jisoo has an undeniable love for food, with a particular fondness for meat. Her affection for chicken earned her the nickname "Chi Choo." Other favorites include sushi, sashimi, chocolate, strawberries, and spicy food items.

Jisoo is celebrated for her quirky personality, and her ability to bring humor into any situation with her random nickname creations. She has gifted Blackpink members and Twice's Nayeon with unique nicknames.

Jisoo has a penchant for Korean dramas such as Goblin, Reply 1988, Descendants of the Sun, The Heirs, It's Okay, That's Love, and My Love from the Star. She enjoys Korean variety shows like Infinite Challenge and Running Man. Beyond K-dramas, she also enjoys action movies, horror films, and is an anime enthusiast, particularly of One Piece. Her entertainment interests also expand to foreign productions, like the Disney movie Zootopia, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's superhero movies, and the American sitcom Friends.

Jisoo owns a Spotify playlist "JISOO’s Playlist" and runs a YouTube channel "행복지수 103%". She is active on Weibo under the username "sooyaaa__".

Being hailed as the "visual" of Blackpink, Jisoo is appreciated for her flawless fashion taste, often seen sporting high-end labels. Her style has been captured in renowned fashion magazines such as Vogue, and she has graced the runway for fashion powerhouses like Dior.

Jisoo stepped into the world of acting with a brief appearance in the 2015 series, The Producers. Her first leading role came with the JTBC series Snowdrop in 2021. She has graced several music videos for other artists, including Epik High and Hi Suhyun, and has been part of various variety shows such as Inkigayo and King of Masked Singer.

Known for her unique and captivating 4D personality, Jisoo often displays adorable habits like winking when she's overjoyed and biting her nails when she's anxious.

She is an ardent fan of the Harry Potter series and has a distinct fondness for pink and purple colors. As of 2023, she remains unattached in terms of a romantic relationship. Jisoo is an animal lover and is particularly fond of her pet dog Dalgom. Her taste in music ranges across genres from pop to R&B to hip-hop, and she is a fan of renowned singers like Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande.

Jisoo is quite musically talented, with abilities to play the guitar and piano. In addition, she showcases her knack for beatboxing and impresses with her swift memorization of dance routines. Jisoo's talent doesn't end there; she is known to be quite skilled in impersonating celebrities, entertaining her fans with spot-on impressions.

Video games, specifically Overwatch, are one of Jisoo's leisure activities. A travel enthusiast, she has journeyed to numerous countries such as the United States and Japan. Jisoo's artistic talents extend to drawing and she often shares her creations with her fans. A sticker collector at heart, she uses them to embellish her personal items. Her interests also include reading, and she often recommends her favorite books to her fans.


Why is Jisoo called Sooya?
Jisoo is called Sooya because it is a nickname derived from her birth name, Kim Ji-soo. The nickname is a combination of her surname, Kim, and her given name, Ji-soo.

Who is Jisoo most close to in Blackpink?
Jisoo is close friends with fellow BLACKPINK member Jennie. They have known each other since their trainee days and have a strong bond.

How tall is Jisoo?
Jisoo is 5 feet 3 inches (162 cm) tall.

Why Jisoo is the queen of Kpop?
Jisoo is sometimes referred to as the queen of K-pop due to her unique and charming personality, talents, and contributions to BLACKPINK, which is one of the most popular K-pop girl groups.

Who is the BFF of Jisoo?
Jisoo's best friend is Seulgi from Red Velvet.

Who in BTS was a crush on Jisoo?
RM from BTS has been mentioned to have a crush on Jisoo.

Who has Jisoo kissed? Did Jisoo have a kissing scene?
Jisoo, a member of Blackpink, had her first on-screen kiss in the drama "Snowdrop". Jisoo had a kissing scene with her co-star Jung Hae In. The scene took place in episode 11 of the series

Can Blackpink Jisoo drive?
Yes, Blackpink's Jisoo can drive. According to Koreaboo, Jisoo is a stable driver that matches her responsible personality

Who is Jisoo favorite actress?
Jisoo's favorite actress is Natalie Portman.

What is Jisoo's dream job?
Jisoo revealed her childhood dream jobs in an interview. She wanted to be a painter, doctor, and basketball player, but didn't pursue any of them.

What is cute name for Jisoo?
A cute nickname for Jisoo is "ChiChoo". This nickname is derived from her name and is often used by her fans and fellow Blackpink members.

What is Jisoo favorite movie?
Jisoo's favorite movie is Disney's "Tangled," which she has watched over 50 times.

What does Jisoo call Lisa?
Jisoo has a unique nickname for Lisa, which is "Nallalisa". The nickname originated from Jisoo saving Lisa's contact on her phone as "Nallalisamang". "Nalla" is the Korean word for "flying," but "nallali" means "delinquent," and "samang" means "death"—so it's unclear what Jisoo's exact intention was with this nickname.

What is Jisoo type?
Jisoo's ideal type, as she mentioned in a past interview, is someone who is "nice and genuine, with a good/unique voice". She would like her partner to be kind, caring, and have a pleasant voice.

Who is Jisoo's roommate?
Jisoo's roommates in the drama "Snowdrop" are Jung Shin Hye, Kim Mi Soo, and Choi Hee Jin. They share a close bond in the show, and their characters live together in a dormitory.

What is Jisoo religious?
Jisoo's religious beliefs are not definitively known; however, there are some clues suggesting she may be a Buddhist. It is also worth noting that some fans believe she might be Christian. However, without an official statement from Jisoo herself, her religious beliefs remain unclear.

Is Blackpink Jisoo introvert?
Jisoo's MBTI type has been reported as ISTP, which indicates that she has introverted tendencies. However, it is important to note that MBTI is not a definitive measure of one's personality, and people may exhibit different traits in various situations.

What is Jisoo favorite color?
Jisoo's favorite color is purple.

What is Jisoo's favorite pet?
Jisoo from BLACKPINK has a pet dog named Dalgom. Dalgom is a white Maltese breed and is often featured on Jisoo's social media accounts. It can be assumed that her favorite pet is her dog, Dalgom.

How successful is Jisoo solo?
Jisoo's solo debut has been quite successful, with her single album [ME] and title track "Flower" breaking several records within the first 24 hours of release. She became the first female solo million-seller in Hanteo history with her album [ME]. Additionally, her song "Flower" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and became the highest-charting hit in Canadian history by a Korean solo female artist.

Who is popular Jisoo or Jungkook?
According to search engine statistics, based on 2023, Jungkook is 3 times more popular than Jisoo.

Is Jennie close to Jisoo?
Yes, Jennie and Jisoo are close friends. They have been quite open about their relationship ever since BLACKPINK made their debut. Fans even have a term for their friendship, "JenSoo," which is a combination of both their names. Jennie once revealed that she became close friends with Jisoo in just three days

Does Jisoo have anxiety?
Jisoo has not explicitly mentioned having anxiety. However, she has opened up about her mental health struggles in interviews. In a Rolling Stone interview, Jisoo revealed her more reserved and introspective side, which is not often seen in front of the camera. In another interview with W Korea, Jisoo gave comforting advice on dealing with anxiety, showcasing her optimistic personality.

In which countries is Jisoo more popular?
According to search engine statistics, Jisoo is popular in Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, the Philippines, the US and Mexico.


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