Rosé is one of the four members of BLACKPINK. The group has been achieving international stardom in recent years, and many fans are probably curious to find out how the members came to become K-pop stars. In Rosé’s case, she only auditioned because of her dad, who she joked “wanted to get rid” of her.
Rosé from BLACKPINK grew up in Australia
The majority of K-pop idols were born and raised in South Korea, but this is not the case for Rosé. Although her family is ethnically Korean, she was born in New Zealand and grew up in Melbourne, Australia.
Rosé moved to South Korea when she was 14 years old to pursue her dream having a career in music. There, she had to learn Korean as well as train in vocals, dance, and other skills deemed necessary for K-pop idols.
Rosé said her dad was the reason she auditioned to be a K-pop star
There are not many K-pop idols from Australia, so Rosé revealed she never imagine this as a career path when she was younger.
“In Australia, I didn’t think that there was much of a chance for me to become a singer – especially to become a K-pop star,” she said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. “I was living so far from the country that it never really occurred to me as a possibility.”
However, when YG Entertainment held an audition in Australia, Rosé’s dad encouraged her to take part in it. As she shared in an interview with the Zach Sang Show, she often showed off her musical talents around the house, though it was not always at a convenient time for her family. Because of this, Rosé joked that her dad wanted her to go off and become a singer so she would not bother them.
“He was sick of me screaming at the top of my lungs on my piano every night at 12 a.m.,” she shared. “So he wanted to get rid of me and send me to South Korea to fulfill my dreams.”
Rosé recalled that she was hesitant to go audition, but her parents supported her as they could see that she was a talented child and very interested in music.
Rosé finds it exhilarating to perform for many people
These days, Rosé no longer needs to sing in her parents’ living room as she can now perform for tens of thousands of people all over the word.
She once talked about her feelings of performing at Coachella in 2019 with BLACKPINK, saying, according to Soompi, “Until the performance, I was really nervous. It was a stage I had a dreamed of standing on, so I wanted to do well. But once I actually stepped on stage and saw the crowd that had come to see BLACKPINK, all of the thoughts about doing well or working hard disappeared.”
Rosé also added, “I just enjoyed it with everyone and expressed [my feelings] in each moment. The energy I received from the crowd was greater than the energy I was giving them, so all I did was follow them. That was what it meant to become one with the audience.”
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