Proving that music knows no borders or language barriers, BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY offers a personal look at the four members of BLACKPINK, from their years as trainees to their current global success as the most popular K-pop girl group of all time.
If you know K-pop, then you know Blackpink. You know their songs. You’ve watched their record-busting music videos, marveled at their slick dance moves, and pored over their cool, stylish outfits.
But Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa are way more than just pop stars. The new documentary Blackpink: Light Up the Sky takes fans behind the scenes, offering a deeply personal and surprisingly intimate look at every aspect of the girls’ lives. Whether you’re a diehard Blink or a newcomer to the group, you’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for the stars who make up Blackpink.
There’s no doubt that the members of Blackpink are dynamic performers, talented musicians, and global superstars. However, once the lights go down and the cameras stop rolling, Light Up the Sky makes it clear that they’re also pretty normal 20-somethings. When they’re off-stage, all four members come across as humble, grateful, and extremely relatable.
The girls react to their problems in a very normal way, too. They goof around on flights, trying to relieve some of the tension. They visit personal trainers, and take solace in simple things, like junk food.
The members of Blackpink may be famous, but when it comes right down to it, they really are just like the rest of us.
Here’s the thing, though: As difficult as being on tour is, the four girls fight through it. Yes, they’re hurting. Yes, their moods are up and down. Yes, as Light Up the Sky shows, Blackpink’s first international tour was hard.
And yet, Blackpink’s members never complain. They never talk about giving up. They never give less than 100 percent effort when they’re performing, even when it would be easy to phone it in.
This is a recurring theme in Light Up the Sky. Hard work and talent may have made Blackpink world famous, but none of them take their success for granted.
In Light Up the Sky, you get the sense that Blackpink knows how rare this type of fame is.
And so they hustle. As trainees, they gave their all every month to wow YG Entertainment’s executive team.
Now, even though the group is already at the top of the pack, they spend long hours in the recording booth, making sure to get each note just right.
Of course, it’s a lot easier to get through hard times when you have good friends by your side. Blackpink are lucky that way. They’re not just bandmates. Light Up the Sky proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they’re very, very good friends. In fact, some of Light Up the Sky’s best moments come when the girls are just hanging out cooking, or trying on clothes, or watching videos of their old performances.
That friendship is how Blackpink gets through the hard times.
Ultimately, that bond is what makes Light Up the Sky so powerful. Blackpink gives their all for their music, their performances, and their fans. But at the end of the day, they’re entirely devoted to each other. Bonds like that? Those last forever.
Watch BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, Only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81106901
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Why LIGHT UP THE SKY Makes Us Love BLACKPINK Even More | Netflix
Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.