Keyword: 2ne1 Sold Out
So as you may or may not know, I’m a huge allkpop reader. Before I use to read only popseoul, because that was the only english kpop site I knew, until I realize how absolutely ridiculous and rude that site is… so I stopped. But around that same time, one of the popseoul’s sister decided to move (or rather, got kicked? I forgot about the drama already…), but before her new site seoulbeats was finalized, she told us readers to follow up in allkpop and boom! I was sold! Anyways, so this isn’t like MKMF or anything and the poll is 3 days old but vote anyways for SNSDs sake… allkpop is huge in the online kpop world after all!
Oh yeah what the heck is the poll for? Well:“Which Korean Girl Group will dominate in 2009?” I mean its SNSD obviously, but vote anyways! The nominees are 2NE1 (in VERY close second place), 4Minute, After School, Kara, SNSD, and After School
Even CL is apprehensive about carrying out certain concepts for her music.
Recently turned solo artist and leader of group 2NE1, CL, had a total of 15 costume changes for the music video for her new single, “The Baddest Female.”
Among the numerous wardrobe changes were looks of a Grecian goddess, futuristic soldier, sexy red carpet, and “ghetto fab,” to name a few.
In a recent interview with Newsen, CL spoke candidly about her thoughts and affection for her costumes.
When asked what look was her favorite from the music video, CL responded by saying, “The last look where there was a picture of lips in the background was one of my favorites, but it’s hard to pick just one because I had say in all of the looks I wore in the music video
YG Entertainment CEO Sets Sights On China: Record Label For Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1 Announces Plans To Open Offices In Shanghai Or Beijing
G-Dragon, Big Bang, Big Bang GD, Hong Kong, YG EntertainmentYG Entertainment artist G-Dragon will perform sold out shows in Hong Kong this Friday and Saturday.
Executives from South Korean record label and talent agency YG Entertainment have announced plans to set up offices in China later this year.
The label is home to K-pop icons Psy, Big Bang and 2NE1.
"We now have more confidence after Psy's global phenomenon and Big Bang's world tour [last year]," YG Entertainment CEO Simon Choi Sung-jun told the South China Morning Post on Monday.
"So probably we can put more resources and invest more into the Greater China market, which we believe will be the next big market next to Japan."
K-pop already has a strong presence in China. On a tour to the country last year, Big Bang played to 800,000 fans in 24 cities, according to Billboard Magazine
2NE1 will be a guest performer for hip hop legend Snoop Dogg's first concert in Korea.
The concert titled "Unite All Originals Live with Snoop Dogg" will be held in Olympic Park in Songpa, southwestern Seoul, on May 4. The two will perform together on a stage, but no more details on the joint performance have been released.
Snoop Dogg made his debut in 1992 after he was discovered by producer Dr. Dre. The following year, he released his first EP "The Chronic". The EP has sold more than 1 million copies.
He then stepped up to the top of the Billboard chart with his album "Doggy Style" released in 1993. Since then, he has sold around 170 million copies, according to the JoongAng Ilbo.
Tickets to the concert will be sold on online shopping mall Interpark starting Tuesday
Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica, Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen at the New York Times revealed its list of its best concerts of 2012 in an article posted on December 26 (local time).
The list included concerts from the past year by artists such as Jay-Z, Radio Head, Fiona Apple, Nicki Minaj and more by the critics.
Included among Jon Caramanica’s list however, were 2NE1 and Big Bang’s August 17 and November 8 concerts at the Prudential Center in Newark. He wrote on how the arena shows were, “full of thousands of young, paying fans” eager to catch the two groups and added that despite having no hits in America yet, had “rabid American followings all the same.”
Read the full article here
2NE1, CL, Dara, Bom, Minzy, New Evolution, Singapore2NE1 Moved to Tears at Final Concert in Singapore
Popular girl group 2NE1 concluding their first world tour "New Evolution" with their final show in Singapore were moved to tears in the end.
The concert on December 1 was highly anticipated by many as an almost sold-out concert with 8,200 fans showing their support for the group.
2NE1 members didn't disappoint as the girls turned the venue into a nightclub with their electrifying performances.
As this marks the end of 2NE1's "New Evolution" global tour the girls seemed to be rather emotional.
2NE1, New Evolution, Singapore, YG Entertainment, CL, Minzy, Bom, Dara
Popular girl group 2NE1 successfully wrapped up their first solo tour to an almost sold-out concert in Singapore on December 1.
2NE1 who became the first ever K-Pop girl group to embark on a global tour "New Evolution" held their final show presenting a non-stop set that felt like a club set.
2NE1's motto known as 'Nolza' meaning 'Let's play' have brought just that to the 8,200 crowd that have gathered at Singapore Indoor Stadium, turning the concert into a huge party venue.
Leader CL shared, "It's our last show, Tonight, I don't want to regret. I'll give everything I have to all of you," greeting their screaming fans.
The four girls Bom, Dara, Minzy and CL entertained the crowd for the full 2 and half hour long with powerful performances 25 songs
The figures showed the group sold 6,680 tickets out of a total of 6,714 and made gross sales of $653,716.
By charting, 2NE1 becomes only the third Korean act to appear in the Billboard’s ranking after SM Town and Im Jae Bum and is the first Korean girl group to do so.
2NE1 is currently on the Japan leg of its global concert tour and recently wrapped up its three day concert run in Osaka. The group will next be heading to Nagoya to hold two days of concerts there on September 7 and 8.
Photo Credit: WS Entertainment
K-Pop has been making its way over to the U.S. as Psy and his "Gangnam Style" take over the world. Girl group 2NE1 is seen as the next group to make it big in the states.
2NE1 debuted in 2009 and sold 27 million digital downloads online. They were also awarded the MTV Iggy's 'Best New Band in the World' Award in 2011. They performed their first U.S. performance in New Jersey on their 'NEW EVOLUTION' world tour.
MTV News had the chance to talk with 2NE1 and found out that they were working with will.i.am for a debut english album.
CL commented, "We have done lots of sessions and we are working on some songs. We are waiting for that magic song to come around."
2NE1 also stated that they are not sure of a certain date for their debut english album, but they hope to at least release a single
2NE1, New Evolution, Global, Tour
2NE1's first global tour, 'NEW EVOLUTION 2012' was a success with a total of 20,000 fans.
The tour started off in July in Seoul and continued on to the U.S. and had an audience of 14,000 at the New Jersey and L.A. concerts. They also had a total of 12,000 fans appear at the Japan concerts. These sold out concerts proved 2NE1's global popularity.
They were also the first Korean group to rank on the 'Current Box Score' chart at number 29.
They then continued on to Taiwan, Taipei, Indonesia, Jakarta, Singapore and more for a total of 7 countries and 11 cities and 17 performances.
Famous choreographer Travis Payne produced this tour and Beyonce's tour band leader Divinity Roxx helped in producing the session band, creating a high-quality performance