One of the popular names in the K-pop industry, Rosé is BLACKPINK’s beloved main vocalist and lead dancers. She is also one of the highest-earning idols turned YouTubers in the South Korean scene. The singer who joined YG Entertainment in 2012 finally revealed why she decided to audition in the first place.
After singing “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz in the Sydney audition, Rosé was signed up by YG Entertainment in 2012. However, in her conversation with the Sydney Morning Herald in 2017, she revealed that singing wasn’t her dream as it seemed far fetched and unrealistic.
Talking about pursuing singing as a career she said, “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 … I was living so far from the country that it never really occurred to me as a possibility.”
But Rosé did join her dream company years later after breaking down self-doubts and barriers. The singer in a conversation at the Zach Shang Show revealed that the reason she pursued singing was because of her father.
“[I auditioned] cause my dad told me to … He asked me if I wanted to take an audition and I didn’t even know if I was qualified. So I was like, ‘Is that even a question, can I?”
But the real reason her father pushed her into auditioning was that he got tired of listening to her at 12 am every night! In the same conversation, Rosé joked that pushing her towards singing and auditioning was her father’s way of getting her out of the house.
“I think he was sick of me screaming at the top of my lungs on my piano every night at like 12 AM. He just wanted to like to get rid of me and send me to South Korea to just fulfill my dreams.”
Interestingly, it was only when she grew up that her parents revealed this real reason to her face. “Once I grew up, they told me, ‘Rosie, to be honest, it was really hard for us to go to bed when you were singing at the top of your lungs.’ I think I would sing Beyoncé’s ‘Listen’ when I couldn’t reach the notes cause I was a terrible singer. But I used to do that. I think my dad was like, ‘Okay I think she wants to pursue music.’
Rosé is currently one of the most popular female K-pop singers and the main leader of YG Entertainment’s BLACKPINK. She is also the global ambassador of luxury brand Yves Saint Laurent.
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