BLACKPINK‘s Jennie was the first member to go solo, with her song “SOLO” in 2018, which created the precedent for the rest of BLACKPINK to make their solo debuts.
However, there was a long wait between Jennie making her solo debut and Rosé, who debuted with “On The Ground” and “Gone” in March 2021.
Fortunately, fans didn’t have to wait long before Lisa also made her solo debut, with “LALISA” and “MONEY” in September 2021.
Since then, fans have eagerly waited for Jisoo, who has continually demonstrated her skills, to make her solo debut. While the idol has made her debut as an actress with the K-Drama Snowdrop, fans have been waiting for any official update about her solo debut.
06/01/2020 "we are currently preparing for jisoo solo as well"
12/30/2020 "jisoo's solo will follow after she has finished filming snowdrop"
07/23/2021 last day of filming snowdrop
07/01/2022 latest report but still no mention about her solo even from the past ones pic.twitter.com/o5nWFsDY6l
— DAILY 4SEASONS JISOO LIAR FANCAM (@CHUCARTIERDI0R) July 1, 2022
Fans only became more frustrated when BLACKPINK started their BORN PINK world tour, and Jisoo was the only member who performed a cover for her solo stage. While Jisoo’s performance of Camila Cabello‘s “Liar” was so impressive that the original singer even complimented it, fans felt frustrated that Jisoo didn’t get the opportunity to perform a song of her own, unlike the rest of her members.
Blackpink going on tour with Jisoo being the only one without having an original solo song, this is so frustrating because it's one thing on top of another, she's always the one who gets the least from the company and is always left last.
— ♡ (@kimjs_Love) July 1, 2022
The lack of an official update about Jisoo’s solo from YG Entertainment has been infuriating for fans who have only been able to get updates from Jisoo herself. In January 2022, Jisoo told a fan that they would have her solo in 2022.
Fan: Can we anticipate ChuSolo this year?
Jisoo: Oh, of course!
Unfortunately, since BLACKPINK are currently on tour, Jisoo releasing her solo debut in 2022 seems very unlikely. Some fans have referenced BLACKPINK’s interviews with Rolling Stone magazine as a reason for the delay.
I’m not sure how much I want to go solo yet.
The music I listen to, the music I can do, and the music I want to do – what should I choose? I love songs with lots of instruments. I love different bands and rock music. What do people want from me? There’s a chaos of conflicting questions.
I love to perform, but I don’t always enjoy being part of the spotlight. I think it’s different for the other members: They love to receive the spotlight, feeling energized by the people who come to see us, and then getting a bit depressed when the stage is over and silence arrives. I’m a little different. When I’m onstage, I think about not making mistakes. Performing sometimes feels more like a test than something genuinely fun.
While some fans believe that Jisoo’s comments indicated that she doesn’t want to go solo as an idol, others suggest that just because she is unsure of the genre and direction she wants to take, that doesn’t mean she isn’t excited or prepared for debuting as a soloist. Fans also continually point out how excited Jisoo has been when fans mention her solo, so it seems understandable that she’d want to take her time preparing it.
Jisoo spoke excitedly about the plans for her solo, I will never forget that, nor will I forget how important her crafts are for her, making her own music, having her own sound. Her solo debut is something important to her that's why she puts so much thought into it
— ♡ (@kimjs_Love) July 1, 2022
There is still no update from YG Entertainment about when Jisoo will make her solo debut. Still, at BLACKPINK’s recent concert in Atlanta, a fan managed to catch Jisoo’s attention with their Hello Kitty-themed hoodie.
Fan: I got this hoodie just for you, Jisoo.
Jisoo: Oh! Gimme, gimme.
And while the fan complimented BLACKPINK for being “amazing” at the concert, they also took the opportunity to excitedly talk about Jisoo’s solo.
Fan: I can’t wait for your solo.
Jisoo: Yeah, me too.
Because of Jisoo’s continued excitement around her solo debut, fans are hopeful that she will make her debut soon. Many fans are predicting that it’s possible she could debut in February 2023 since there is a gap in the world tour schedule.
Because there is gap in the tour in February
— 하윤빈니 (@Rhyungnim) November 3, 2022
And, of course, fans are just as excited as Jisoo.
— -pui- 🐣🐰🐿🐻 (@puisirinporn) November 3, 2022
crying over this fr.. jisoo wants js1 more than any of us like I rlly can't stress this enough THE WORLD NEEDS HER SOLO https://t.co/zGobNCKbS8
— BROKER (@chanstreetlight) November 3, 2022
You can watch the full clip here.
this blink said to jisoo ‘i can’t wait for your solo’ and she answered ‘yes, me too!’ 😭 pic.twitter.com/nHbXFy9EeM
— ☕️ (@jichusworld) November 3, 2022
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