(Article) MTV Iggy: ’2NE1: Taking the World On’

Almost a year after being crowned MTV Iggy’s Best New Band in the World, CL, Dara, Park Bom, and Minzy of 2NE1 returned to the states for the American leg of their New Evolution Global Tour this summer. Following their East Coast stop in Newark on August 17, the girls stopped by MTV Iggy studios for a quick interview and photo shoot. … Continue reading

(Article) The Things I Carry : 2NE1

We always like to know what some of our favorite artists carry in their purses (and man-purses)—the essential items that they need for touring or subway rides, the Grammys or any other thing that they might be doing these days, which is why we’ve made it a regular column on the site. After catching the … Continue reading

(Article) 2NE1’s Key to Success in the International Music Market

K-Pop idol group 2NE1 took Los Angeles by storm during their concert at the Nokia Theater. It was clearly apparent that the fans who were present at the concert were a group of people with various different cultural backgrounds. Even though a significant number of fans couldn’t speak Korean, they knew most of the lyrics … Continue reading

(Article) LA TIMES: “K-Pop’s 2NE1 at Nokia Theatre” Review

Pity the hapless dude who thought he was getting a lap-dance from Dara of the South Korean pop group 2NE1 on Friday. The singer dragged him up from the audience onto the Nokia Theatre stage during the single “Kiss,” and plonked this twentysomething white guy — who looked as if he might actually crumple from petrified delight … Continue reading

(Article) Billboard: “2NE1 Invades America! Behind the Scenes With the K-Pop Phenomenon”

“I have to kill it. They’ve been waiting so long, I just have to kill it,” says CL, leader of K-pop sensation 2NE1. It’s almost 9:30 p.m. and she and her bandmember’s Prudential Arena show in Newark, NJ was supposed to begin an hour and a half ago. CL’s band members are in various states … Continue reading

(Article) XXL Magazine dubs CL and Minzy as part of the Five Hottest K-pop Female Rappers!

XXL Magazine praises the maknae line and thinks they’re among the Five Hottest Kpop Female Rappers! XXL is a Hip-Hop magazine published by Harris Publications. In their own words: “Hip-hop, new music, rappers and news from #1 selling music magazine XXL – hiphop on a higher level“. The magazine also leaves its readers with a … Continue reading

(Article) theFader “Live :2NE1″

A single-file line snaked back and forth just inside Prudential Center in New Jersey, jamming the will call room with predominately Asian but hard-to-typecast fans, some in their twenties coming straight from the office, some in bedazzled surgical masks and holding cardboard cutouts. Behind me in line, a teenager asked his impatient mother if she … Continue reading

Ryan Seacrest’s Blog – “The Hottest K-Pop Songs! (Videos)”

K-pop is super hot! If you haven’t seen a K-pop music video yet, you haven’t lived! K-pop, short for Korean pop, is a music genre that consists of electronic, hip-hop, and dance from South Korea. The music videos are very colorful and pretty bizarre for most American viewers. The music has a catchy beat, unique scenery, and … Continue reading

(Article) The Village Voice Reports “Live: 2NE1 Are The Best At The Prudential Center” + Setlist

2NE1 Prudential Center Friday, August 17 Better than: Pretty much everything. At the Prudential Center on Friday, after an hour and a half delay due to “vocal and technical difficulties,” 2NE1 emerged from four separated, elevated platforms, wheeled around by shirtless dudes in mesh shirts. Later, they descended to the proper stage, necks decorated with massive, … Continue reading

(Article) New York Times – Korean Pop’s Singular Mélange

NEWARK — They waited patiently, several thousand of them, outside the Prudential Center here on Friday night. They were mostly young, a combination of futuristic cool and slightly awkward. The more extravagantly attired were beyond mere extravagance: shiny clothes in bold contrasting prints, hair dyed in colors known to no rainbow. They were K-pop fans, … Continue reading

(Article) What Impression Did the 2NE1 Concert Leave Americans with?

As K-Pop begins to spread worldwide, the biggest question so far is, how will Americans perceive K-Pop. It’s true that the American music industry is possibly the most intimidating and the most difficult to approach and get into. Despite the fact that 2NE1 is such a big girl group and one of the key bands that represent … Continue reading

(Article) 2NE1 Music, Why Do Americans Like It Too?

On Saturday, 2NE1 started off their U.S. leg of their world tour “New Evolution” at New Jersey’s Prudential Center. 2NE1 is the first girl group to have a world tour and a solo concert in America. Though the tickets did not sell out, they filled most of the 20,000-seat venue. What was most impressive was that half … Continue reading

(Article) From H.O.T to Fin.KL to 2NE1 – … Idol ★ Fashion Evolution

Recently the idol groups their fashion changed incredibly. The fact that the same group keeps launching a unique fashion with every comeback is definitely a change. Usually all members wear the same clothes but these days all members wear different kinds of costumes, lending the spot-light to each member increasing public’s interest in fashion. 2NE1 … Continue reading

(Article) 7 Most Surprising Overseas Collaborations in K-Pop!

Earlier this week, it was reported that PSY would be flying to L.A to meet with Justin Bieber and his representative Scooter Braun. Not much details have been revealed regarding their potential collaboration yet, but fans around the world are closely following the situation to see what the two artists are planning for, as this … Continue reading

(Article) CL & Minzy’s “Please Don’t Go” Ranked #7 on MTV K’s ‘K-Pop’s Top Seven Unit Group Songs’

Everyone loves a great K-pop sub-group. The atmosphere of a group can radically change when narrowed down to only a few of its members, and it’s always exciting when an agency does it right. It’s like when a successful show gets a great spin-off with characters you already know and love. Because we love you … Continue reading

(Article) Singapore’s Top Korean Pop Artistes in 2012

Most Popular Girl Group in Singapore goes to… 1st Place – 2NE1 (46%) 2nd Place – Girls’ Generation (20%) 3rd Place – 4minute (13%) 2NE1, sister group of Big Bang in the YG Family, nabs the top spot as the Most Popular Girl Group. Votes for the YG artistes have been taking the lead from … Continue reading

(Article) The L.A. Times: Korean pop group 2NE1 to play Los Angeles

Source: www.latimes.com via: CTBF Reshared by 2NE1land  

(Article) Roberto Cavalli: 2NE1 in Roberto Cavalli

The Korean music girl group 2NE1 wore some of the best pieces of the Roberto Cavalli SS 2012 collection in their new video for the single ‘I Love You’. via Roberto Cavalli’s Facebook Roberto Cavalli is a world renowned Italian fashion designer from Florence.     Source: Roberto Cavalli via: CTBF Reshared by 2NE1land

(Article) Lily Allen’s Record Label, In the Name of, Reports on 2NE1′s “I Love You”

K-pop superstars and MTV Iggy’s 2011 ‘Best New Band In The World’ 2NE1 debuted their latest single, ‘I Love You’ last week. For those unfamiliar with their work, 2NE1 (pronounced ‘to anyone’ or simply ‘twenty one’) are a four-piece South Korean girl band responsible for some of K-pop’s most memorable and archetypal hits (K-pop refers to the genre of sugary, … Continue reading

(Article) 2NE1 Dara’s Ever-Changing Hairstyles – What’s the Most Creative?

Earlier this week, 2NE1’s Dara revealed that she’s shaved her hair for the fourth time during the “I Love You” promotions. A few days before that, she shared her younger brother Thunder’s (MBLAQ) response to her latest half-shaved hair. 2NE1’s Dara is perhaps the most daring K-Pop star when it comes to changing hairstyles. From … Continue reading