BLACKPINK’s Jennie the only K-pop idol on Women in Power List

Jennie of BLACKPINK has been recognized as one of WWD‘s Top 50 Women in Power for 2023, her latest achievement this year. The honor is the latest milestone for Jennie, who is already seen as a global fashion icon. She is also the only K-pop artist to grace this year’s list.

Jennie joins the illustrious ranks of Serena Williams, Donatella Versace, Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Jenna Ortega, and the Olsen twins, among others. Her inclusion highlights not only her personal accomplishments but also the global impact of K-pop and its artists.

In an earlier interview with WWD, Jennie shared her thoughts on women’s empowerment in today’s world. She emphasized the power that lies within women by recognizing the value of their voices and self-worth. Jennie explained: “Especially in an industry like mine, being confident in what I believe in is very important. When we’re free to be creative and go for what we want, that’s how we can be powerful.”

BLACKPINK's Jennie the only K-pop idol on Women in Power List

Gratitude and humility

Despite her soaring success, Jennie remains humble and grateful. She took to her Instagram stories to express her appreciation for the recognition, writing: “Thank you for including me in this year’s Women in Power list.” Her humility endeared her to fans worldwide and further solidifies her status as a role model.

Jennie’s accolades this year have been nothing short of extraordinary. While touring globally as part of BLACKPINK’s Born Pink World Tour, she made her mark at prestigious events like the MET Gala and Cannes.

In addition to these accomplishments, she made her acting debut in HBO’s The Idol and dropped the chart-topping collaborative single One Of The Girls, featuring The Weeknd and Lily Rose Depp.

Jennie (left) and Lily-Rose Depp in ‘The Idol’. – HBO

Jennie the fashion icon

Jennie’s influence transcends the boundaries of music and entertainment. Karl Lagerfeld personally selected her as one of Chanel’s muses, and she became a prominent face for Calvin Klein. WWD reports that a single social media post from Jennie about the collaboration carried an astonishing value of US$21 million.

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Calvin Klein

WWD added that her collection with Calvin Klein, a “capsule of denim, essentials and knitwear with a ’90s bent”, sold out in minutes. In addition, Launchmetrics valued Jennie’s campaign as generating an impressive US$68 million in revenue. These numbers underscore her remarkable impact on a global scale.

What’s next for Jennie

As BLACKPINK prepares to conclude their year-long concert tour with a grand finale performance at the Gocheok Sky Dome on Sept 16 and 17, 2023, Jennie’s star continues to ascend. Her journey from a K-pop sensation to a global fashion icon and influential figure serves as an inspiration to women everywhere.

Her inclusion in WWD’s Top 50 Influential Women of 2023 is a testament to her extraordinary talent, unwavering dedication, and indomitable spirit! The world eagerly anticipates the next chapter in Jennie’s remarkable journey.

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