Blackpink is in danger of disbanding. The future of the members after breaking up is what makes the audience question.
Jisoo with an extensive acting career
Since BlackPink released the full album “The Album” and the title track “Lovesick Girls” in 2020, the group has been on hiatus from music activities without any comeback for about 600 days.
Fans pointed out that Blackpink has 21 songs in the 6 years since their debut. That is a very small and unusual number. Moreover, it has been almost 2 years since Blackpink released The Album. That time is as long as the time it takes a male idol to enlist in the army.
Worth mentioning, Blackpink is in danger of disbanding because 2023 is the year the members’ contracts with YG Entertainment expire. As long as one member does not renew with the company, Blackpink may have to change the lineup.
Jisoo is most at risk of leaving the group. Fans felt it after reading her interview with Rolling Stone. Jisoo may not be the most famous member with the largest fan base of Blackpink, but if she splits up from the group, she has the most stable and easy-to-develop future.
The reason is that Jisoo is suitable for acting and Korean people always value actors more than idol singers. The income of actors is also higher than that of idols. Therefore, many idol singers, after leaving the group, have flocked to work as actors.
However, not everyone is lucky enough to have the lead role in the first project like Jisoo. In 2021, Jisoo takes on the female lead role in the movie “Snowdrop”. She co-starred with famous actor Jung Hae In.
Regardless of the content noise, Jisoo is highly appreciated for her acting. The female singer surprised when acting naturally and emotionally, even though she was a singer encroaching on the field. Thanks to that, Jisoo’s acting career is considered to be wide open.
Jennie and Rosé continue their music career
Jennie and Rosé are considered to be two members with the most comprehensive skills in the group. Jennie was also carried by YG Entertainment right after debuting with the title of “YG princess”. She sings, dances and raps well.
Therefore, Jennie has enough advantages to develop a solo career. Jennie’s song “Solo” also has the best record of Blackpink members’ solo productions on Korean music charts.
The song topped the real-time charts of all 6 major music sites, Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver, and Soribada. “Solo” received two platinum certifications from the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) for selling over 2.5 million digital units and surpassing 100 million streams. In the US, “Solo” topped Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart.
With Rosé, her single “On The Ground” caused controversy in Korea but was well received by international audiences. The song peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is the highest chart for a female K-pop solo artist. According to K-pop expert Jeff Benjamin, Rosé’s position on the Hot 100 chart is the second highest in the history of a K-pop solo artist, behind only PSY with Gangnam Style.
In the domestic market, within the first 24 hours of its release, “On The Ground” reached the top 3 of Melon, Genie, Bugs, and FLO. This achievement has not yet surpassed Jennie, but it is also admirable and helps Rosé strengthen her position as a solo singer.
Lisa and the arduous solo path
The youngest Lisa has the most followers. The female singer is also a representative of many world famous brands. However, Lisa’s advantage is choreography. Blackpink’s maknae’s voice is limited.
Therefore, compared to the other members, Lisa’s solo future is more difficult and arduous. Recently, Lisa released the solo song “Lalisa” but the song was not appreciated for its quality. The song caused a fever in international social networks, but the achievement on the Korean charts was not very positive.
In particular, she is Thai, so it is more difficult to develop a long-term career in Korea. Of course, the female singer can return to Thailand to work. Here, she is considered a world superstar, so her future is open. However, if in Thailand, it is difficult for Lisa to keep the heat in the international market as it is now because of the language barrier and the specificity of the entertainment environment in this country.
However, as a member of the top K-pop girl group and world-famous stars, Lisa or Jennie, Rosé, and Jisoo, even if they are alone, will keep their heat for at least a few more years.