It is onerous to imagine that the Okay-pop lady group Blackpink has solely been round for a couple of years, however the band really began a lot sooner than its public debut. Netflix’s new documentary Blackpink: Gentle Up the Sky follows the megapopular group from the earliest beginnings as much as their superstardom, revealing how the band got here to be and the way lengthy it took for them to return collectively.
Blackpink’s story began again in 2010, when the person members of the group auditioned for YG Leisure, in keeping with a 2019 Billboard profile. YG is a serious agency within the Okay-pop trade and recruits younger musicians to change into “trainees” in a extremely structured system that finally turns them into “idols,” or extremely produced pop stars with a specific picture curated by the leisure firm. The members of Blackpink all auditioned individually and finally made it by way of a number of rounds to hitch YG.
Their subsequent step was going by way of a rigorous academy, which concerned intense schedules and day by day coaching in music, dance, and extra, with the intention to decide which trainees could be chosen to change into full-fledged music acts as organized by the corporate. All of them skilled for a number of years between their preliminary recruitment and Blackpink’s eventual debut in 2016. It was throughout this part of remoted, intense coaching that the 4 future bandmates met and bonded. “Jennie would communicate English to me, and Jisoo helped me out with my Korean,” Lisa, who’s from Thailand, instructed Billboard, whereas Rosé recalled a late-night jam session the place “we simply clicked.”
It wasn’t till 2016, after years of rumors, that YG lastly introduced the formation of Blackpink and started revealing its members to the general public. On June 29 of that 12 months, Korean leisure web sites akin to Naver formally broke the information that Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa could be the whole band, whereas additionally formally debuting the “Blackpink” identify. Only some months later, their first single album, Sq. One, was launched with the songs “Whistle” and “Boombayah.” Since then, their careers have taken off massively, turning into a world hit and one of the common music acts on this planet. It is no surprise, then, that Netflix selected them as the topic of their first Okay-pop program.
You could find out extra in regards to the private tales behind every of the 4 girls’s journeys in Blackpink: Gentle Up the Sky, now streaming on Netflix!
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