Jisoo, a member of the global K-pop sensation BLACKPINK, has made a stunning solo debut with her single album ME. The album, which was released on March 31, 2023, showcases Jisoo’s unique musical identity and artistic vision. ME consists of two songs: “Flower” and “All Eyes on Me”. Both tracks are pop and trap songs that blend dance, synth-pop, traditional Korean instruments, and Caribbean production. The lyrics explore romantic affairs, overcoming a relationship, and Jisoo’s self-development as a person.
Jisoo participated in the overall production of the album, from the music to the concept to the music video. Jisoo said that she wanted to show a new and diverse side of herself while protecting her originality. She explained that ME is a representation of her strong aspirations and confidence, as well as her beauty and charm.
ME has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised Jisoo’s vocal skills, charisma, and versatility. The album has also achieved remarkable commercial success, breaking several records and milestones. ME debuted at number one on the Circle Album Chart with 1.03 million copies sold in less than two days, becoming the best-selling album by a female soloist in the chart’s history and the first ever to surpass one million sales. The music video for Jisoo’s title track Flower debuted on YouTube with 40M views, earning the biggest debut for a K-Pop MV this year.
But that’s not all. Jisoo has also made history on Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming platform. Flower gained 25.3M streams on Spotify on its debut week, surpassing Jimin’s Like Crazy which debuted with 23.3 weekly streams. This makes Flower the biggest 2023 K-Pop song debut on Spotify Global Weekly Chart, as well as the highest-charting song by a female K-Pop soloist on the chart. Jisoo has also become the first female K-Pop soloist to chart in the Top 40 of the UK Official Singles Chart with Flower debuting at #38.
Jisoo’s solo debut has proven that she is not only a member of BLACKPINK, but also a formidable solo artist in her own right. She has demonstrated her talent, creativity, and influence in the global music scene. With ME, the Dior princess has delivered a masterpiece that will surely be remembered as one of the best K-Pop releases of 2023.