BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky

Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.
— Netflix

Blackpink: Light Up the Sky (stylized as BLΛƆKPIИK: Light Up the Sky) is a documentary film which tells the story of how BLACKPINK rose to fame.


The all-access documentary covers the four years since BLACKPINK's debut in 2016 with video footages from their training days, a look into their day-to-day life, behind-the-scenes stories, and interviews with the members. It follows the trials and tribulations of being a K-pop star, the recording process of the group's debut album The Album and member Rosé's then-upcoming solo debut, and culminates with their 2019 Coachella performance.

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  • The title of the documentary comes from the lyrics of "How You Like That", which was revealed by Rosé during BLACKPINK’s global press conference.[1]
  • Multiple demo versions of BLACKPINK's songs were heard, including the demo version of "Crazy Over You" (which was being recorded as "Ready For Love") and "Lovesick Girls" (which was being recorded as "Lonely Girls").
  • Seventeen ranked BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky as the 3rd best movie of 2020. [2]
  • Vogue Magazine named BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky as one of the must watch music documentaries on Netflix. [3]
  • According to RealGood, Light Up The Sky was the most watched music documentary on Netflix in 2020.
  • Overall, Light Up The Sky was the 2nd most watched documentary on Netflix in 2020. [4]
  • BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky was submitted for a nomination in 6 categories at the 2021 Emmys. (Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Music Supervision, Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Directing for a Documentary, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, and Outstanding Sound Mixing for A Nonfiction)

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