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Rosé (로제) is a Korean-New Zealand singer and lyricist under YG Entertainment. She is the main vocalist of the girl group BLACKPINK.

She made her solo debut on March 12, 2021 with her first single album, "-R-".

Career

2016: Debut with BLACKPINK

She was revealed as the fourth and final member of BLACKPINK on June 22, 2016.[1] The group made their debut on August 8 with their first digital single album "Square One".

2018–2020: Solo activities

In October 2018, YG Entertainment announced that all BLACKPINK members would get the chance to make a solo debut, starting with Jennie, and then Rosé, Lisa and Jisoo. However, only Jennie debuted that time and there was no updates on this statement.

On May 31, 2020, the agency made another announcement regarding their activities. It was announced that Rosé's solo debut is planned to be in September after the release of BLACKPINK's first studio album, with multiple songs in an album format.[2]

On December 30, 2020, it was revealed that filming for Rosé's solo debut music video would happen in mid-January 2021.[3]

2021: Solo debut

On January 25, 2021, YG Entertainment officially confirmed that Rosé would premiere her solo song at BLACKPINK: The Show with its first performance.[4] At the concert, she performed "Gone", a song that YG Entertainment described as a "sub-title track". A teaser video for the song was also released at the concert and later online.[5]

On February 10, it was revealed Rosé would make her official solo debut sometime in March.[6] On the midnight of March 2, teaser posters were released and confirmed the date to be March 12.[7]

Personal life

Education

She graduated from Canterbury Girls Secondary College.[8]

Discography

Single albums

Features

Other releases

  • "Eyes Closed" (2019)
  • "The Christmas Song" (2019)

Filmography

Variety shows

Web shows

Endorsements

  • KISS ME (with Jisoo) (2018)
  • YSL Beauty (2021)

Writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[9]
Artist Song Album Type
2021
Herself "On The Ground" "-R-" Writing
"Gone"

Trivia

  • She had an interest and talent in singing since she was young, as she was part of her church choir. Her father believed in her talent and flew her from Melbourne to Sydney just to audition for YG. Rosé placed first out of the 400 applicants. [10]
  • G-Dragon thanked Rosé for featuring and said he really likes her voice.
  • According to her, her inspirations to become a singer are American pop stars Michael Jackson and Beyonce.[11]
  • She and Lisa are huge fans of popular South Korean actor Gong Yoo.[12][13]
  • Her Zodiac Sign is Aquarius.
  • Her Chinese Zodiac Sign is Ox.
  • She can speak Korean, English and Japanese.
  • She and Jang Dae Hyeon were born the exact same day.
  • Her favorite food is Kimchi Jjigae (stew).
  • She doesn't like jokbal and avocados.
  • Her hobbies are drawing, riding a bicycle and playing the guitar.
  • Nicknames: Rose, Rosie, Pasta, Godsé.
  • She is left-handed and can rotate her arm 360 degrees. [14]
  • She becomes sad when she cannot sing.
  • She is very emotional and cries easily.
  • She can play the guitar and piano.
  • She becomes sleepy when she does nothing.
  • Rosé goes to church often.
  • Her stylist said that her pants size is 24 (size 0) and her waist is less than 24 inches (60.96 cm) wide.
  • Her ideal type is someone nice and genuine, with a good/unique voice. [15] She prefers cute guys rather than sexy.
  • She is friends with Sofia Richie (the youngest daughter of legendary American singer Lionel Richie and younger sister of Nicole Richie).[16]
  • One of her role models is IU. In an interview in 2017, IU said she wants to collaborate with Rosé.
  • She also mentioned Taeyang (member of boy group, BIGBANG) and Gummy as her role models.
  • She was a featured artist on the song "Without You" by G-Dragon as a YG trainee before she officially debuted as a member of BLACKPINK.
  • On Fantastic Duo (s.2; ep. 23), Taeyang said Rosé is his favorite female vocalist.
  • She covered many English songs, such as "Livin' La Vida Loca" [17], "Shape of You" [18], "Cry", "Versace on the Floor", and "Let It Be".
  • She was nominated for "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020".[19]
  • As of December 28, 2020, she now has her own Spotify profile.[20]
  • Both her solo songs are fully in English.
  • She was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia.
  • Fans often give her funny nicknames connected to her pseudonym, such as Foodsé or Drunksé.
  • She is an ESFJ.[21]

Gallery

Main article: Rosé/Gallery

Official links

References

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