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‘BLACKPINK THE MOVIE’ coming to 100 countries

As part of the "4+1 Project" to celebrate the fifth anniversary of BLACKPINK's debut on Aug. 8, "BLACKPINK THE MOVIE" will premiere this August in South Korea and in 100 countries. Image credit: YG Entertainment
Image credit: YG Entertainment

As part of the “4+1 Project” to celebrate the fifth anniversary of BLACKPINK’s debut on Aug. 8, “BLACKPINK THE MOVIE” will premiere this August in South Korea and in 100 countries.

YG Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment agency that manages the popular K-pop girl group composed of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, announced “BLACKPINK The Movie” on June 16, a day after launching the “4+1 Project” website. The agency has said that the anniversary celebration will consist of different activities, which will be announced in the coming days. BLACKPINK has been in hiatus after the launch of its first full album in South Korea, “THE ALBUM” and its first livestream concert, “BLACKPINK: THE SHOW“. Following the launch of main vocalist Rosé’s first solo album, “R”, YG Entertainment released the CD, DVD, and Kit Video of “BLACKPINK: THE SHOW”, while also announcing the launch of the Japanese version of “THE ALBUM” on Aug. 3.

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So what can BLINKS — the official fandom name — expect from “BLACKPINK THE MOVIE”? Here’s more information from the Soompi article.

“The movie will include various sequences like ‘The Room of Memory,’ which will show the memories they’ve shared for the past five years since their debut, ‘Beauty,’ which contains strong images of the four members with distinct personalities, and ‘Unreleased Special Interview’ for the fans.

Apart from breaking numerous records with their first full album in South Korea, BLACKPINK also made history last year when they were featured in the first Netflix K-pop original documentary, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”.

“BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” begins with the day of their debut on Aug. 8, 2016, when YG Entertainment formally introduced four nervous young women to the media in South Korea. Then subverts expectations by jumping ahead to three years later, with huge crowds cheering for the four members wherever they went. The documentary then does a fine job of introducing each member individually, through footage of their daily routine as well as one-on-one interviews.

“All I wanted was people to see the potential in us,” Jennie said in the documentary.

BLACKPINK has certainly shown their potential and accomplished so much on their way to becoming the world’s biggest girl group.

And as Lisa said in “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”: “It doesn’t matter if we grow old and get replaced by a new younger generation. As long as there is still someone talking about us. Because they will still remember how we shone so bright.”