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Netflix BLACKPINK documentary to ‘Light Up the Sky’

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BLACKPINK is the revolution. And the revolution is going global with the first Netflix K-pop original documentary, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”.

This certainly has been a momentous year for the popular K-pop girl group, which has been making history time and again. Not only are they coming out with their first full album in South Korea on Oct. 2, but they also debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Ice Cream“, their collaboration with international pop star Selena Gomez. This is a career-best rank for BLACKPINK, and also makes them the first K-pop girl group to enter the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, they are making history again with the Netflix BLACKPINK documentary, which comes out on Oct. 14.

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BLACKPINK is the revolution. And the revolution is going global with the first Netflix K-pop documentary, "BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky".

“The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe and BLACKPINK has arguably become the most recognizable and most popular girl group in the world,” said Netflix VP for Documentary Features Adam Del Deo in a press statement.

Directed by Caroline Suh, director of the Netflix docuseries “Salt Fat Acid Heat”, and produced by RadicalMedia, the film interweaves exclusive interviews with never-before-seen footage of BLACKPINK members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, from their trainee days to the global sensations they are today.

Viewers will get a first look into the recording process of the band’s album, which depicts the highs and lows of being a K-pop idol group, and showcases each member’s incredible talent that when combined, creates the uniquely trailblazing DNA of BLACKPINK. The film culminates with their historic 2019 Coachella performance, where BLACKPINK was the first K-pop girl group to take on the Coachella stage.

“Director Caroline Suh’s trusted relationship with Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa offers organic and honest moments that give viewers an authentic inside look into the lives of BLACKPINK, as well as the dedication and grueling preparation each member puts into every hit song, history-making performance, and sold-out arena tour. We’re thrilled to bring their story to their fans worldwide,” Del Deo said.

Netflix also announced on its official Twitter account that Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa will become Netflix profile icons on Oct. 14.

“We can’t wait to share our personal stories with BLINKS all over the world through Netflix,” said BLACKPINK in a press statement.

“We hope this film will bring joy and light to the viewers, and they will enjoy seeing our journey together on screen from the past four years.”

Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa

As a BLINK, I certainly can’t wait. And while we’re all counting down the days, you might want to check out this excellent BLACKPINK documentary by The Asian Theory.

Not only does it recount the history of BLACKPINK, but also it gives an interesting analysis of YG Entertainment’s apparent branding and marketing strategy for the K-pop girl group.

After all, they’re “the only gang to run the game in high heels”.