Blackpink Light up the Sky on Netflix

Whether you’re just a casual fan or a full time “blink”, everyone can take delight in the fact that South Korean pop sensation Blackpink – an all-girl group, including New Zealand-born Rosé (pictured back, left) – teamed up with Netflix in a documentary about the group titled, Blackpink: Light Up The Sky. Tatat Bunnag reports on the film for the Bangkok Post.

Directed by Korean American filmmaker Caroline Suh, Light Up The Sky reveals the inside story of each Blackpink member – Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa – and follows the girls on their journey from their early days in training to becoming household names across the globe, including their historic performance at Coachella 2019.

The group was the first all-female K-pop band to be featured at the top of Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, the first to get a record certified gold by the RIAA, and the first to appear on the cover of Billboard and have two music videos with over a billion views on YouTube, Bunnag writes.

“When watching Blackpink or listening to their music, one may be blown away by how cutting edge they are … There’s a lot expected of them as idols and I hope the film helps humanise them so the world sees them as actual people,” Suh told the Post.

Original article by Tatat Bunnag, Bangkok Post, October 19, 2020.


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