|K-pop girl band BLACKPINK. Courtesy of YG Entertainment|
By Dong Sun-hwa
Rose, Lisa and Jisoo of K-pop girl band BLACKPINK are poised to drop solo tracks after the band releases its first studio album in September, the group's agency YG Entertainment said Monday.
"Rose and Lisa have already wrapped up their recordings, whereas Jisoo is enthusiastically working on her music," YG said in a statement.
"All members agreed that BLACKPINK's comeback and its release of the first full-length album should come first. Thus, the solo songs will be gradually out after September."
The management company also explained the rationale behind the delay of Rose's solo debut, which was to take place last year.
"It has been taking a longer time because the singer plans to release an album containing numerous songs, instead of a single," YG said.
Rapper Jennie was the first member to go solo, releasing her first album "SOLO" in November 2018.
BLACKPINK, consisting of Jenni, Lisa, Rose and Jisoo, debuted in 2016 and rose to stardom with numbers including "Whistle" (2016). The quartet's new song will be available in June ahead of its September release.