Wednesday, 29 August 2012

2NE1 2012

Group Name : 2NE1
Origin : Seoul, South Korea
Genres : K-pop, hip-hop, R&B, Electronic, Dance
Years active : 2009–present
Labels : YG Entertainment, Avex Group
Members : CL, Dara, Bom, Minzy
2ne1 is a new South Korean female girl group created by YG entertainment. Originally called “21,” the band has since made some new changes to their name. The 21 in the group’s name references the 21st century, while the “ne” of their name stands for New Evolution. The name change was due to a male Korean singer already using the name 21. This band was created by YG to be a female counterpart to their highly successful male pop group, Big Bang.
2ne1 is composed of four different members, Sandara Park, Park Bom (Jenny Park), Kong Min Ji, and Chae Lee (CL or Faith Lee). Unlike most girl bands, 2ne1 has a large variation in age with Sandara Park and Park Bom both being 24 and 25 years old respectively, while Kong Min Ji and Chae Lee are both teenagers at 15 and 19 respectively.
2ne1 released a digital single entitled “Lollipop” with Big Bang on March 26th, 2009. The single was meant to be a promotion for the new Lollipop mobile phones released by LG Cyon. The music video was released on April 3rd, 2009.
Musical styles
In 2NE1′s debut extended play 2NE1, the group was noted for a distinct style. “Lollipop” is noted for it’s strong pop feel, while debut single “Fire” is predominately categorized as hip hop. “I Don’t Care,” however, was intended as a song with a reggae feel.
Their comeback album, To Anyone, was marked by a strong shift into electronic music. “Go Away”, the most successful promotional single from the album, is classified as dance. However, songs like “It Hurts (Slow)” are R&B, a style that characterized their first EP. The three title tracks, “Clap Your Hands,” “Go Away,” and “Can’t Nobody” were noted for their lasting impressions, as they topped music charts weeks after release.
Thematically, 2NE1′s music expresses the feelings of independence and female empowerment. Songs like “Go Away” and “I Don’t Care” reflect this theme of their music.
2NE1 is known for a “unique and edgier style”. During their debut single, the group was noted for being “hip hop warriors,” but changed this perception with “I Don’t Care” into strong, feminine women. During the “It Hurts (Slow)” music video, the members were noted for their gothic, black attire and strange hair and wigs. In addition, the members have also been known for having a unique femininity and cuteness. They are also known for being international stars as part of the Hallyu, or Korean Wave.
* 2NE1 (EP) (2009)
Track List :
1. Fire
2. I Don’t Care
3. In the Club
4. Let’s Go Party
5. Pretty Boy
6. Stay Together
7. Lollipop (Bonus Track)
* To Anyone (2010)
Track List :
1. Can’t Nobody (타이틀곡)
2. Go Away (타이틀곡)
3. 박수 쳐 (타이틀곡)
4. 난 바빠 작사: Big Tone / 작곡: PK
5. 아파 (Slow)
6. 사랑은 아야야 작사: Love is Touch / Love Hurts
7. You & I (박 봄 솔로)
8. Please Don’t Go ( CL & 민지)
9. Kiss (산다라 솔로)
10. 날 따라 해봐요 작사,
11. I Don’t Care (Reggae mix)
12. Can’t Nobody (Eng. ver)
-Asia Song Festival
2009 : Asian Newcomer’s Award
-Cyworld Digital Music Awards
-Song of the Month – April (Lollipop,)
- Rookie of the Month – May (2NE1)
- Song of the Month-May (Fire)
-Song of the Month -July (I Don’t Care)
-Top Selling Artist, Best Rookie Group, Bonsang Award (2NE1)
- Best Song (I Don’t Care)
- Song of the Month-September (Go Away)
-Melon Music Awards
-2009 : 2009 New Artist and 2009 Top 10 (2NE1)
-2010 : 2010 Top 10 (2NE1)
2010 Album of the Year (To Anyone)
-Mnet Asian Music Awards
-2009 : Best New Female Artist and Music Portal Award (2NE1 Album)
-2009 : Song of the year (I Don’t Care)
-2009 : Best Music Video ( Fire)
-2010 : Best Female Group and Artist of the Year (2NE1 Album)
-2010 : Album of the Year (To Anyone)
-2010 : Best Music Video (Cant Nobody)
-Mnet 20′s Choice Awards
- 2009 : Hot New Star (2NE1 Album)
-2009 : Hot CF Star (Lollipop)
-2009 : Hot Online Song (Fire)
-Rhythmer Awards
2009 : R&B Artist of the Year (2NE1 Album) and Rookie of the Year (2NE1 Album)
-Style Icon Awards
-2009 : Best female Singer
-2010 : best Female Singer
-Music Programs
These are a collection of 2NE1′s wins on Korea’s televised music shows. Inkigayo is aired on SBS, M! Countdown on Korean cable channel Mnet, and Music Bank on KBS.
2009 : Fire (June 14/21)
2009 : I Dont Care (July 26, August 2/9)
2010 : Cant Nobody (September 19)
2010 : Go Away ( September 26, October 3/10)
Music Bank
2009 : I Dont Care (July 17/24/31 and August 7/14)
2010 : Cant Nobody (September 17) and Go Away (Sept 24, Oct 1)
M! Countdown
2009 : I Dont Care (July 23, August 6/13/27)
2010 : Clap Your Hands (September 16)
2010 : Cant Nobody (September 23/30, October 7)
Birth Name: Lee Chae Rin (Hangul: 이채린 | Hanja: 李債潾)
Stage Name: CL
Nickname: Baddest Female in Seoul City
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist
DOB: February 26, 1991
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 162 cm
Blood type: A
Fun Facts:
- Featured in Uhm Jung-hwa’s “DJ” (2008) before 2ne1′s group debut
- Featured in Dara’s song “Kiss” (2009)
- Featured in G-Dragon’s song “The Leaders” (2009)
- Did a duet with Minzy named “Please Don’t Go” (2009)
- She can speak Korean, French, Japanese and English
- She used to live in France
Birth Name: Gong Min Ji (Hangul: 공민지 | Hanja: 龔民持)
Stage Name: Minzy
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Maknae
DOB: January 18, 1994
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 161 cm
Blood Type: O
Fun Facts:
- Did a duet with CL named “Please Don’t Go” (2009)
- She speaks limited English
- She is known for her incredible dancing and popping skills
- She was discovered through a dance video on YouTube
- She has strong muscles and abs
Birth Name: Sandara Park (산다라 박)
Stage Name: Dara
Position: Vocalist, Face of The Group
DOB: November 12, 1984
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Height: 162 cm
Blood Type: A
Fun Facts:
- Elder sister of Thunder, member of boy band MBLAQ
- Debuted as an actress (2004) in the Philippines before joining 2NE1
- Starred in Korean drama Return of Iljimae (2007)
- Went solo with Kiss (2009)
- She is naturally very skinny
- She can speak Korean, Tagalog and English
- She used to live in the Philippines
Birth Name: Park Bom (박봄)
Stage Name: Bom
Nickname: Bommie
Position: Main Vocalist
DOB: March 24, 1984
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 165 cm
 Blood type: AB
Fun Facts:
- Started solo career with ‘You and I” (2009), continued with “Don’t Cry”
- Featured in GD&TOP’s “Oh Yeah” single (2010)
- She has lymph nodes, which causes certain areas of her body (i.e. cheeks, legs and thighs) to swell up
- She can speak English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean
- She used to live in the United States
Last month, the ladies of 2NE1 were in Cannes, France as special guests at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. W Korea accompanied them on their trip and 2NE1 participated in a photo shoot.
On July 5, 2012, 2NE1 have officially released their new single “I LOVE YOU”.

“I LOVE YOU” encompasses an experimental new sound, combining a sensual new melody, with fresh new lyrics and finds 2NE1 singing a sweet love for the first time since their debut. Their unique new voice will come together to show their fans a brand new performance, with the new single “I LOVE YOU” marking the beginning 

“I LOVE YOU”, an electro-pop track, is one of the many songs Teddy has produced for 2NE1 over the last year.

2NE1’s new single “I LOVE YOU”, marks the beginning of a NEW EVOLUTION for the girls, and will be a great start to their first ever global tour titled “2NE1 2012 1st GLOBAL TOUR – NEW EVOLUTION”, set to kick off at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena on July 28 th and 29th.

2NE1 and Will.I.Am had a surprise collaboration together on stage.

2NE1 carried out their ‘NEW EVOLUTION‘ tour in Los Angeles on August 24th at the Nokia Theatre. During the concert, Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am surprised the audience by making an appearance on stage during the performance for “I AM THE BEST“. Fans who attended the concert have already posted many reviews and fancams online.

is summer, 2NE1 will embark on their first ever Global Tour titled, “NEW EVOLUTION”.

The tour will kick off at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium on July 28th and 29th and will hit 10 cities in 7 countries throughout Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

2NE1 took the world by storm when they debuted in 2009 and continued with that momentum to
become one of the most influential acts around today. Their unique style and sound has created
a presence that can be felt worldwide. In 2011, they won MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band in the World” award and headlined their first-ever concert where they performed all of their hits. The groundbreaking performance took them to Japan, where they completed a successful arena tour that brought out 70,000 fans to cheer them on

2NE1’s 1st World Tour! 2012 'NEW EVOLUTION' will kickoff starting with their Korean concerts on July 28th and 29th, at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium!! The first girl group to be holding a world tour, 2NE1’s world tour will be held by Live Nation, and Live Nation’s world-renown network and staff will be working with 2NE1. At 2NE1’s world tour ‘New Evolution’, fans will be able to experience advanc
ed performances with amazing high quality sounds from Teddy, songs rearranged by the world’s best music director and session musicians, creating the best concert for everyone to enjoy.

This 1st world tour by 2NE1 will be beyond your expectations!!!
The best concert produced by the world’s best production team.
2NE1 2012 1st World Tour - NEW EVOLUTION!!

2NE1 has managed to bring in over 7,000 fans on the first leg of their global tour in the States!

On August 17th, the girls held their ‘New Evolution‘ tour at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, a concert venue that has previously featured Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, the Eagles, and Sting. The concert unfortunately started off with a glitch in the system, but fans forgot all about the wait once
 the opening video started up on screen.

2NE1 kicked off their concert with “I Am the Best“, a performance that made everyone get up from their seats and dance along. The girls managed to turn the concert hall into a club as they carried on with performances of “Fire“, “Clap Your Hands“, “I Don’t Care“, and “Don’t Stop the Music“.

CL, who transformed into a DJ, introduced various pop numbers, while Bom performed her solo hit, “You and I“. Minzy showed off a powerful dance number that made the audience drop their jaws in awe in addition to Dara, who jumped down into the audience during her solo performance of “Kiss“.

Following the solo stages were performances of “It Hurts“, “I Love You“, and “Lonely“. The two-hour long concert saw a total of 23 live performances as the girls brought it to a successful conclusion.

2NE1 will be continuing onto Los Angeles on the 24th and Japan on the 31st.

Famous designer Jeremy Scott showed his support for his favorite K-Pop girl group, 2NE1, via Twitter.

Jeremy Scott urged his followers and fellow Blackjacks to vote for 2NE1 on a recent poll that took place on Global Mnet which asked, “Who is the No.1 girl group in K-Pop world?”. He tweeted with his usual all-caps style while tagging 2NE1, “C’OMON BLACKJACKS U KNOW WHAT TO DO !!! VOTE LIKE YOUR L

But in the end Girls’ Generation took 1st place on the poll with over 51,000 votes (42.6%) while 2NE1 came in second with over 47,000 votes (39.5%).

In response, the designer expressed his disappointment and tried to console himself and fellow Blackjacks by mentioning that as there are more members in Girls’ Generation, it is more likely that they are able to obtain more votes.

Jeremy Scott’s strong support for 2NE1 is not new as they have built their close-knit relationship collaborating with one another for various events with the designer even creating outfits for the girls’ first world tour.

ikon is back with a new episode of their “photo movie” feauring 2NE1!

The “photo movie” titled ‘I Am the Best at Taking Pictures with 2NE1 – 2NE1 in Jeju‘ is filmed in a format resembling a variety program, revealing the goofy natures of the girls off stage.

aving revealed the new ‘Adidas Originals’ campaign with a new CF a few weeks ago, Adidas has released a new video clip featuring their ambassadors Nicki Minaj, Jeremy Scott, Big Sean, 2NE1, Kids These Days, Sky Ferreira, and more!

The campaign is said to celebrate creative spirits from all around the world and the new clip features the various artists discussing the importance of their team and crew.

2NE1 has released their acoustic collaboration with popular Korean guitarist / YouTube sensation Jung Sung Ha!

A live performance clip of 2NE1 and Jung Sung Ha’s collaboration was revealed via YG Family‘s channel on Naver‘s tvcast today. The talented guitarist was noticed for his cover of 2NE1′s “Lonely” and met up with the girls earlier this month for the project.

Nikon has released their latest endorsement clips featuring 2NE1!

The camera company is joining hands with 2NE1 for their first photo essay collaboration, ‘2NE1 Philippines‘. Though details concerning the photo essay book have not yet been revealed, teaser videos were posted to Nikon’s official YouTube today.

2NE1, who is about to embark on their ‘New Evolution‘ world tour at the end of this month, has been featured on 5 different covers of ‘1st Look‘ magazine!

For their anniversary, the magazine once again partnered up with the girls after a year since their first ’1st Look’ magazine feature, to produce a special edition of the magazine featuring five different covers amplifying the fierce images of 
the girls.

The girls also had their own sections in the magazine: CL with “Style Evolution by CL” looking hot in a mesh t-shirt she helped design, Dara with “New Relationship by Dara” partnering up with her brother Thunder in the photoshoot, Park Bom with “Beauty Evolution by Bom” offering makeup and beauty advice, and Minzy with “Culture Evolution by Minzy” showcasing her art skills with a hand drawn project.

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