CL hints at a 2NE1 comeback + solo album in 2013

CL hints at a 2NE1 comeback + solo album in 2013

CL hints at a 2NE1 comeback + solo album in 2013

Good news for BlackJacks as it appears 2NE1 is coming back soon.

According to a recent interview with Billboard, leader CL revealed that the girls were preparing for a comeback aimed in April. However, she also admitted that they hadnt really decided on the title song or the concept yet. She also revealed that she was preparing for a solo album that would come after 2NE1 was done promoting.

CL also added that for the solo album, she wanted to do a lot of things she couldnt do as the group 2NE1.

As to what 2NE1s title track will be like? She gave a little hint saying as opposed to I Love You, it would carry on the more traditional 2NE1 sound such as the songs I Am The Best and Cant Nobody. Everyone is looking forward to what theyll bring onto the scene this time around, and 2NE1 has never disappointed fans in terms of fierceness and power.

The ladies have also been out from the music scene for a very long time, so fans are especially looking forward to their comeback. Hopefully, 2NE1 wont be delaying their comeback any longer!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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2NE1's CL Headed Back to The US To Record Her Debut Album

2NE1's CL Headed Back to The US To Record Her Debut Album

YG Entertainment revealed that 2NE1's CL headed back to the United State to continue her solo debut!

On January 22, a YG Entertainment rep told Newsen, "CL recently began working on her debut album in the U.S., and she left for the U.S. again on January 13 to continue working."

The rep continued, "We′ve set up camp in the U.S. with talented producers and musicians, putting our all into working. She′ll return sometime in early February."

Proving the statement, famous US producer, Sean Garrett recently posted a picture with CL on his SNS. He wrote, "Wow, this young superstar here is so amazing!! CL, u know what we bout to do!!"

CL recently signed a contract with SB PROJECTS by Scooter Braun, who helped Psy successfully transition into the U.S. She is preparing to debut in the U.S. in the spring.

The media in the U.S. has also shown its interest in CL′s U.S. debut. VH1 posted an article on January 7, titled, ′15 Female Rappers to Watch In 2015.′ In the article, VH1 wrote, "now there’s a tough new breed of female rappers ready to take on the traditionally male world of hip hop in 2015."

For CL, VH1 wrote, "CL is the leader of K-pop girl group 2NE1 and might not be immediately recognizable as a rap star. But her breakout is a major play at the Western rap market."

YG Shares that 2NE1′s CL is Currently Working with Musicians in the U.S.

The article continues, "Having enlisted hot-shot manager Scooter Braun (who’s responsible for the likes of Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy), CL is ready to bring a truly unique perspective to rap, and we hope it’s every bit as crazy and electrifying as what we’ve come to expect from her so far."

Fuse TV also wrote an article, titled, ′10 Breakout Artists for 2015,′ and mentioned CL. Fuse TV wrote, "This spring, she′ll look to expand her solo star power through a full-fledged U.S. solo career with the help of Justin Bieber/Ariana Grande manager Scooter Braun."

Other platforms, such as Rolling Stones, Billboard, MTV Iggy, DazedConfused and more, have also shown their interest in CL.

Photo Credit: YG Entertainment

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2NE1's CL Accepts The Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am's Invitation To Join Him In His 20th-Anniversary Celebration Album

2NE1's CL Accepts The Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am's Invitation To Join Him In His 20th-Anniversary Celebration Album

2NE1's leader, CL, has accepted The Black Eyed Peas' member, will.i.am's invitation to join him in his upcoming project.

U.S. rapper will.i.am, a member of The Black Eyed Peas, sent a tweet to 2NE1's CL on Saturday suggesting that they should work together.

"We need to collaborate with you on the new @bep release", he tweeted. The new release will be The Black Eyed Peas" 20th-anniversary celebration album. In response, CL wrote back, "Yay! Let"s go!" will.i.am performed with CL at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards. CL will debut in the United States sometime this year. MTV Iggy recently ran an online article titled "5 Things to Know about CL before 2015" and highly praised her musical talent. Because the singer spent her early childhood overseas, she is proficient in foreign languages including English and French.BY SUNG SO-YOUNG [[email protected]]

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Black Eyed Peas Invites 2NE1's CL To Collaborate With Them On 20th Anniversary Tribute Album

Black Eyed Peas Invites 2NE1's CL To Collaborate With Them On 20th Anniversary Tribute Album

will.i.amTaboo plan to collaboration with CL on Black Eyed Peas

It is revealed that American hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas will collaborate with 2NE1's CL on their  20th anniversary tribute album.

A series of tweets by will.i.am and Taboo showed they were both eager to start working on a track with CL for their upcoming anniversary album. CL is expected to travel to the States soon to put the finishing touches on her US debut. Hopefully, she can squeeze in a few recording sessions with the Black Eyed Peas and maybe they can correspondingly feature on her album.

2NE1 is no stranger to the Black Eyed Peas, the girls featured on a track for will i am"s solo album #willpower and CL had a much talked about stage with two members of the group at the "2012 MAMA Awards".

In other news, anticipation is steadily growing for CL"s US solo debut set for release sometime this year.

@chaelinCL we need to collaborate with you on the new @bep release...#20yearsOFbep pic.twitter.com/ziViCHKIfO

— will.i.am (@iamwill) January 11, 2015

@chaelinCL @iamwill @bep We are ready !!! #bep20

— Taboo (@TabBep) January 12, 2015

YAY!!! Let's go!!! "@chaelinCL: @iamwill @bep YESSS :)))!!!"

— will.i.am (@iamwill) January 11, 2015

@chaelinCL @iamwill @bep off we go 2015 is here #greattimes are coming #bep20

— Taboo (@TabBep) January 12, 2015 Are you eager for this collaboration?

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2NE1's CL Set To Release Solo Debut Album in America In Spring

2NE1's CL Set To Release Solo Debut Album in America In Spring

CL Prepares for Spring Debut in America, Talked about in Various American Media Outlets

It is reported that 2NE1's leader, CL, will officially make her entrance into American music industry in the upcoming spring season.

2NE1‘s leader CL is preparing for a spring debut in the United States.

Her impending American debut has caught the attention of various media outlets in the United States, as multiple American presses have talked about her.

American music channel VH1 included CL in their “15 Female Rappers To Watch In 2015” list which was released on January 7, adding, “her breakout is a major play at the Western rap market.”

FuseTV included her in their January 8 list of “10 Breakout Artists for 2015,” calling CL a star praised by “Diplo, M.I.A, and Snoop Dogg.”

Many other American media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV IGGY, Dazed and Confused have also covered CL’s upcoming American debut.

CL signed with Scooter Bruan‘s agency SB Projects in late 2014 and is currently preparing for her American debut.

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2NE1 became the only Kpop in Billboard's Year-end World Album Chart

2NE1 became the only Kpop in Billboard's Year-end World Album Chart

2NE1 is crown as the only K-Pop act to rank in Billboard"s Year-end World Album Chart.

The group has achieved a great success with their newest album "Crush" released in February, as it charted at #61 in Billboard 200 and named as Billboard"s no.1 K-Pop album of 2014. The album also made it onto Rolling Stone"s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014 and Fuse"s 40 Best Albums of 2014.

Meanwhile, CL is currently preparing for her US debut next year.

Congratulation to 2NE1!

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2NE1"s "Crush" charts at #6 on Rolling Stone"s "20 Best Pop Album of 2014"

2NE1"s "Crush" album ranks #6 on Rolling Stone"s "20 Best Pop Album of 2014".

Rolling Stone"s comment about "Crush","Almost two years after K-pop first giddily barged into America"s imagination, the genre hasn"t sustained a post-"Gangnam Style" wave, but the Seoul machine keeps humming. Female foursome 2NE1, buoyed by a cameo on The Bachelor, moved more units of their album in its first week of release than any previous Korean act. That was about it for sales records, but the album itself was no stiff; in fact, it"s a canny downshift from the wigged-out "I Am the Best" maximalist mash-ups of the past. "Happy" is a sunny, strummy jaunt with no manic gimmicks and the ballad "Good to You" soars and sweet-talks likably. But Crush"s centerpiece is "MTBD," which spotlights group member CL on a bratty squirt of EDM-hip-pop with a bubblegum trap groove. C.A."

Other names were listed in the charts include Ariana Grande-"My Everything"(#5), Maroon 5-"V"(#4), Lana Del Rey- "Ultraviolence"(#3), Taylor Swift- "1989"(#2), Charli XCX- "Sucker"(#1).

Congratulation to 2NE1!

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EXO & 2NE1 Come Out as First Korean Winners on Billboards year-end World Album Artist charts

EXO & 2NE1 Come Out as First Korean Winners on Billboards year-end World Album Artist charts

EXO and 2NE1 come out as the first Korean winners on ‘Billboard’s year-end World Album Artist charts.' 

According to Billboard, EXO and 2NE1 rank at 7th and 9th places respectivelyt, following G-Dragon and SHINee who also included in the chart from last year.

Both EXO and 2NE1 achieved great success with their comebacks this year, in particular the Korean version of "Overdose" ranked at #126 on the Billboard 200 while 2NE1"s "Crush" climbed to 61th place on the same chart.

Congratulation to EXO and 2NE1!

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2NE1 Sweeps the #11 on Billboards TOP 15 World Album with CRUSH.

2NE1 Sweeps the #11 on Billboards TOP 15 World Album with CRUSH.

2NE1 comes out as big winners of the TOP 15 World Album on Billboard with their second album, “CRUSH.”

2NE1 took 11th place on Billboard’s World Album Year End chart for 2014, making them the only artists from Korea to make it on this specific list. Billboard’s Year End chart determines the top tracks and albums of the year by observing the total sales throughout the year. With the final results out, it shows how much love and support 2NE1 had been receiving this past year from fans.

CRUSH is 2NE1’s second official album, which includes 10 tracks that shares the various colors of 2NE1 while staying true to their style. Earlier this year, CRUSH had been chosen by the U.S. Billboard as the most popular girl group album and placed first in popularity during “Girl Group Week.”

Congratulations 2NE1 on your success this year! 2NE1 is said to be attending the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejun later this month.

In other news, 2NE1’s leader CL has also been busy getting ready to promote in the United States and Diplo shared a glimpse at a track that fans determine to be CL.

2NE1 Billboard

Photo: Billboard.com.

Source: Billboard

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2NE1's Japanese album 'CRUSH' charts high on Oricon and iTunes chart on day of its release

2NE1's Japanese album 'CRUSH' charts high on Oricon and iTunes chart on day of its release

2NE1"s Japanese full-length album "CRUSH" charted at #2 on the "Oricon Daily Album Chart" and #1 on Japan"s "iTunes Top Pop Albums Chart" on the day of its release!

SEE ALSO: 2NE1 release promotional spot for their new Japanese album + "Crush" PV

According to YG Entertainment on June 26, "CRUSH" (Japanese version) did better than their previous Japanese album "COLLECTION", which ranked #4 on the "Oricon Daily Album Chart" back in March 2012. "CRUSH" was released on the 25th and charted at #2 on the "Oricon Daily Album Chart" and also topped the "iTunes Top Pop Albums Chart" in Japan, showcasing their popularity.

2NE1 will continue on their world tour "ALL OR NOTHING" ("AON") at Singapore Indoor Stadium on the 28th. They"ll then move on to the Japanese leg of their world tour at Yokohama Arena on July 5-6 and Kobe World Memorial Hall on July 12-13 as well as holding an after party.

Congrats, 2NE1!

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