Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Blackpink, one of the world’s hottest female K-pop groups has recently released a Netflix documentary – Light Up the Sky.
This South Korean girl group debuted under YG Entertainment in 2016, consisting of members Lisa, Jennie, Rosé and Jisoo. The documentary follows the four girls and their journey to K-pop stardom from their pre-debut lives, auditioning process, trainee days and most importantly, a closer look into the lives of Blackpink.
If you’re wanting to get up close and personal with Blackpink, this documentary is definitely worth a watch! Light Up the Sky takes the audience on a more intimate look into their everyday lives, with honest interviews with each member, detailing the hardships of their rise to fame at such a young age. Three of the members, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa opened up about the struggles of leaving home as young teenage girls to pursue their dreams.
While all the members of Blackpink are completely fluent in Korean, the international background of this girl group may surprise you. In fact, Australia and New Zealand are punching above its weight in this K-pop group's representation!
Three of the members are Korea, but Jisoo is the only member who was born and raised in South Korea.
Jennie was born in South Korea, but moved to New Zealand at the age of eight for five years, then returned to South Korea to pursue her dreams of being a singer. Hence the complete fluency in English.
Rosé was born in New Zealand, but moved to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 7.
Lisa, Blackpink’s only non-Korean member, is Thai and lived in Thailand until the age of fourteen when she moved to South Korea to start her trainee life.
In 2019, Blackpink headlined America’s highly anticipated annual music festival, Coachella, as the first ever K-pop girl-group to perform at the festival. Collectively, Blackpink can speak Thai, English and Korean fluently.
With such an international girl group, it’s no wonder why they have taken the world by storm.
Bio: Stephanie is a first-generation Chinese-Australian from Hong Kong. She is in her final year of completing a Bachelor of Communications in Public Relations and Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney.