Oh hey there! <3 Loving what she’s been doing with her hair lately, so on point! <3 She’s back to her all-black fashion, though I’m not really sure about her ankle-bearing trousers though.. XD But she’s rocking and she looks radiant and oh so pretty! <3

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Source: @21sweetnovember

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Oohhh! Dara taking a pic with, possibly, a friend or an acquaintance? ^^ Or maybe a fan? Kekeke! XD This was taken during Dara’s birthday celebration with Lee Hyosup.. She had the same hoodie on and took the picture with the same background, you can check the post here => Dara Has Birthday Dinner with Hyosup and Friends

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✌#fan and the #star

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Source: jacob_jun_lee

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Yay HQ! So beautiful and radiant.. <3

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Source:@21sweetnovember

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Late post, aigoo, but here’s 2NE1’s “CRUSH” performance on “America’s Next Top Model.” ^^

2NE1 performs “Crush” in America’s Next Top Model 2014 (ANTM 2014)

Credits: SooyoungUnnie101

Kekekeke, Dara’s forever gushing over Jjangmae.. XD 

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Slurp~He eats well alone. Anything he eats looks tasty! Ramen..was good.. +.+ Make sure to eat breakfast~^.^Jjangmae2

Good morning! Jjangmae wearing super cute Japan good hoodie. Its hard to make it fit like this..^^;

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Source: @krungy21

Translated by: @kristinekwak + @ilove2ne1girls

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2NE1 “I Am the Best” (2014 Release – Single Cover)

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2NE1 “I Am the Best” (2014 Release – Single Cover)

Get ready for the global domination of 2NE1. Following the announcement of the upcoming first studio album in English of the band’s member CL, the girls of 2NE1 together, stronger than ever, have been signed by Capitol Records to start their international SLAYAGE.

For now, the old version of “I Am The Best” uploaded in 2011 by their domestic label YG Entertainment was just removed and reuploaded by Capitol Records with a new single cover on December 11th. Get ready…

I Am the Best” (Hangul: 내가 제일 잘 나가; Naega Jeil Jal Naga) is a Korean single included on their self-titled second EP “2NE1“. It was originally released on June 24, 2011 under the group’s label, YG Entertainment.

The girls of 2NE1 are planning to release their international major debut album in 2015.

Credits: iMusicBuzz

Yaaayyyy! Fancam! I missed seeing Dara perform and rock the stage.. <3 Much love to Sweet November for this! <3

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Beautiful, radiant Sandara Park! So happy to be back on-stage, performing for her beloved Blackjacks.. <3

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FUSE: 40 Best Albums of 2014

Major breakthroughs (5SOS, Sam Smith), career milestones (Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters) and “Happy” hits (hi Pharrell!) ran wild in 2014, so here’s our final tally on the best releases

2NE1, ‘Crush’

After fans waited nearly four years for their second full-length album, the K-pop phenoms did not disappoint with a slew of forward-thinking, wholly-accessible tracks. Crush proves 2NE1‘s knack for genre-melding from the start, opening with the title track that blends Indian tabla drums and switchboard-button buzzing, followed by the reggae/trap-hybrid single “Come Back Home.” Group leader and head rapper CL even takes center stage on the incredible solo track “MTBD,” which sounds like an upgraded version of DJ Snake’s “Turn Down for What.”

— Jeff Benjamin

Credits: FuseTV

2NE1 snags Billboard’s best K-pop album pick of 2014

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As the countdown to 2015 approaches, the assessment of the year’s best songs, albums and industry newcomers is in full swing. Rounding out the year, Billboard’s top picks of the 10 best K-pop albums of 2014 land the feisty K-pop icons of 2NE1 the crown.

The ladies’ second full-length album, “Crush,” was praised for cleverly exploring hybrid genres including reggae and R&B and landed them at the No. 1 spot, beating out other much awaited K-pop heavy-weight comebacks such as Seo Taiji and Rain.

The magazine referred to opening the album with its eponymous single, which is not the album’s lead track, as a sign that although the group’s sound is maturing, the ladies have not forgotten where they come from. “ ... opening the record with ‘Crush,’ with its bewitching Middle-Eastern vibe and aggressive attitude similar to their signature hit “I Am the Best” proved that the girls know where their roots lie and they’re happy to treat fans while still evolving as artists.

According to Billboard, “Crush” debuted at No. 61 on the Billboard 200, marking the highest chart position and biggest sales week for a K-pop album ever. The album was released on Feb. 27 and came nearly four years after the group’s first full-length album, “To Anyone.”

In somewhat of a surprising twist, taking second place on Billboard’s stamp of the year’s best K-pop albums is a band that would not even be labeled as a K-pop act by locals. Popular indie band Nell beat out the likes of K-pop starlet IU for the No. 2 spot with the band’s latest sixth full album, “Newton’s Apple.” Coincidentally released on the exact same day as 2NE1’s album, the magazine referred to Nell’s record as the strongest Korean rock album of the year.

… ‘Newton’s Apple’ highlights Nell’s vocalist/chief composer Kim Jong Wan’s clever and honest songwriting skills. … All the lyrics are wrapped in warm, lush arrangements and instrumentals that enchant the listener simply by themselves,” Billboard wrote.

With IU and Seo Taiji taking the third and fourth spots, respectively, rounding out the rest of the Top 10 lists are HA:TFELT (known best as Yenny from the Wonder Girls), Taeyang of Big Bang, B.A.P., Epik High, CNBLUE and Rain’s “Rain Effect.”

As for Billboard’s list of the year’s 20 best K-pop songs, Beast took the top spot with the boy band’s single, “Good Luck,” followed by Seo Taiji & IU’s “Sogyeokdong” and G-Dragon & Taeyang’s “Good Boy.”

Of course, no Korean music chart would seem complete without one of cheekiest faces of K-pop. Despite his fading presence from the mainstream international spotlight this year, Psy has still managed to infiltrate the magazine’s year-end round-ups with the artist’s 2-year-old viral phenom single “Gangnam Style” being ranked at No. 14 of the year’s most streamed songs.

Psy was also listed as the 15th most streamed artist of 2014, beating out global superstars Chris Brown, Eminem, One Direction and Maroon 5.

Credits: Korea Herald

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