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YG Entertainment: All About Big Bang in 2012 but Now It's All About 2NE1
Yg Entertainment: All About Big Bang In 2012 But Now It's All About 2Ne1

YG Entertainment: All About Big Bang in 2012 but Now It's All About 2NE1

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YG: 2012 About Big Bang, 2013 About 2NE1For YG Entertainment, 2012 was certainly about promoting Big Bang, putting out back-to-back songs with combinations of G-Dragon as a solo and the team as a whole. This year, YG seems to be employing a similar strategy. This time, YG is going all in on 2NE1.

Similar to how Big Bang paved the way for G-Dragon last year, CL is leading 2NE1 back to the land of K-pop with the release of her solo debut album, soon to be followed by 2NE1's comeback with a new song in June. Only time will tell whether the similar tactic will work out for two years in a row or not, but it will probably be successful. Why? Simply because it is 2NE1 we are talking about.

With CL having prepared the stage with her solo debut of THE BADDEST FEMALE, 2NE1 is reported to have pulled up their comeback date from July to June.

End of Year Special: 2NE1's CL in 2012

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Blackjacks are painfully aware of CL's well-publicized ineptness with technology. Even simple things like USBs and smartphone apps are not easy for the leader to master. So when CL finally started to embrace the social networking world by recently making an Instagram account, chaelin_cl, fans were dumbstruck. Thankfully, she seems to have taken a liking to Instagram and periodic updates her account with never-before-seen photos with her and her other label mates.

Our "Baddest Female" has really started to show more of her colors this past year. With her funky style, her fierce attitude, and a smile that can melt any fangirls/boys' hearts, we all got a taste of just how well rounded and mature (as well as motherly and adorable) CL can really be.

What side do you hope CL shows more of in 2013? No matter what that happens to be, you can be sure that CL will excite and surprise us in the coming year!

2NE1 to perform together with Lee Hi at 2012 MBC Music Awards
2Ne1 To Perform Together With Lee Hi At 2012 Mbc Music Awards

2NE1 to perform together with Lee Hi at 2012 MBC Music Awards

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The special performance will have 2NE1 and Lee Hi performing each others famous hit. The girl group will perform Lee His “1, 2, 3, 4” while Lee Hi will perform 2NE1′s hit, “I Love You” before combining the songs into one. The singers unique characteristics and unique vocals are expected to deliver a stunning performance.

The New York Times picks Big Bang & 2NE1 concerts for ‘Best Concerts of 2012′
The New York Times Picks Big Bang & 2Ne1 Concerts For ‘Best Concerts Of 2012′

The New York Times picks Big Bang & 2NE1 concerts for ‘Best Concerts of 2012′

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Boy group Big Bang also successfully held their first global tour. Samsung sponsored the tour, endorsing their Galaxy phones as it was named the ‘Alive Galaxy Tour‘. They also collaborated with Live Nation. The tour began in Seoul back in March this year, and included 48 shows in 13 different countries. After Seoul, Big Bang focused on Asia, traveling to Japan (Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama, Fukuoka, Tokyo), China (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong), Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok), Indonesia (Jakarta), Taiwan (Taipei), Philippines (Manila), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

Big Bang also brought their concerts to Europe, North America, and South America with stops in England (London), the United States (Anaheim, Newark), and Peru (Lima). Big Bang is set to hold 2 more concerts in Osaka and then finally concluded their epic tour in Seoul from January 25th to January 27th.

The New York Times picked both of 2NE1 and Big Bangs concerts in Newark’s Prudential Center for their ‘Best Concerts of 2012‘, writing,

The New York Times Honors Big Bang & 2NE1 With
The New York Times Honors Big Bang & 2Ne1 With "best Concert Of 2012"

The New York Times Honors Big Bang & 2NE1 With "Best Concert Of 2012"

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Big Bang's first global tour was even bigger. Sponsored by the Korean conglomerate Samsung, Big Bang joined hands with Live Nation, starting off in Seoul last March. 25 shows were initially planned, but due to the group's popularity, a total of 48 shows were held in 13 different countries! The group traveled through Japan (Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama, Fukuoka, Tokyo), China (Shanghai, Gyangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong), Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok), Indonesia (Jakarta), Taiwan (Taipei), Philippines (Manila), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) in Asia alone! This doesn't even include the stops in Europe, North America, and South America: England (London), the US (Anaheim, Newark), and Peru (Lima).

The New York Times took notice and selected both of their concerts in Newark’s Prudential Center for their ‘Best Concerts of 2012‘ list. The publication noted that though both groups have zero American hit songs, they still have massive American followings.

2NE1's CL and singer Sung Si Kyung to team up for a special stage at the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’
2Ne1's Cl And Singer Sung Si Kyung To Team Up For A Special Stage At The ’2012 Sbs Gayo Daejun’

2NE1's CL and singer Sung Si Kyung to team up for a special stage at the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’

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Fans are looking forward to their collaboration to see how ballad singer Sung Si Kyung’s smooth voice will matched with CL’s powerful rap. They commented, “Really anticipating this performance!“, “It’ll be fun to see him dancing with CL“, “I can’t wait!“, and more.

NYTimes Selects 2NE1 and Big Bang As Two of the Best Concerts of 2012
Nytimes Selects 2Ne1 And Big Bang As Two Of The Best Concerts Of 2012

NYTimes Selects 2NE1 and Big Bang As Two of the Best Concerts of 2012

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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.”

The New York Times names 2NE1 and Big Bang’s concerts as two of the best in 2012
The New York Times Names 2Ne1 And Big Bang’s Concerts As Two Of The Best In 2012

The New York Times names 2NE1 and Big Bang’s concerts as two of the best in 2012

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Jon Pareles, who wrote this article, commented, “Concerts are not all about the songs. It’s also about the revolution of music, performing live, the spectacle, and the social community that is produced in such a short time within the concert.”

New York Times Chooses Big Bang-2NE1 for Best Concerts of 2012
New York Times Chooses Big Bang-2Ne1 For Best Concerts Of 2012

New York Times Chooses Big Bang-2NE1 for Best Concerts of 2012

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The newspaper had released articles on Big Bang and 2NE1's article from their recent concerts back in August and November and had stated that thousands of fans had come to see them.

2NE1’s CL and Sung Shi Kyung to team up at “2012 SBS Music Awards”
2Ne1’S Cl And Sung Shi Kyung To Team Up At “2012 Sbs Music Awards”

2NE1’s CL and Sung Shi Kyung to team up at “2012 SBS Music Awards”

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On December 26th, Jellyfish Entertainment announced, “Sung Shi Kyung will perform with 2NE1’s CL at SBS Music Awards this year.”

Sung Shi Kyung has been well-known as the King of ballad while CL has been named as one of the top idols with her amazing vocal and rap skills. Their collaboration is increasing high anticipation for the show.

A production staff said, “We can’t reveal the details of their performance. However, it would be great if you could check for yourselves when the time comes.”