141028 2NE1 @ Star Talk Macao Interview
There are 2 press Videos and 1 good Fan Cam of YG family arriving in Taiwan
It has been revealed that 2NE1 will not be attending any of the music awards ceremonies that will be held at the end of the year.
On October 24, a representative of YG Entertainment told TV Report and Star News, “After releasing and promoting their second full-length album, [2NE1] has been receiving many invitations to attend awards ceremonies. However, we have respectfully turned them down. It is a great honor for a singer to be invited to an awards ceremony and be congratulated, but we have decided after much consideration that [taking time for] reflection, and refraining from activities is the right thing to do at this time.”
However, it has been confirmed that CL will be the only member in attendance at this year’s Style Icon Awards (SIA), opening up on October 28, in order to take part in a collaboration stage.
CL will be collaborating with American DJ Diplo, who has also produced for world-famous artists such as Usher, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown,and Bruno Mars, to put on a very special performance.
In terms of 2NE1’s upcoming activities, the YGE rep shared, “We are focusing on CL’s U.S. debut around the beginning of next year. With American reps visiting Korea these days, CL has been busy with recording. She will be going back and forth between her American promotions and 2NE1’s comeback.”
2NE1 will not be attending music award ceremonies this year.
YG Entertainment told Newsen on October 24, “2NE1 decided not to attend any of the music award ceremonies at the end of this year.“
2NE1 carried out promotions for its second album Crush in February. The group topped the music charts with its title song Come Back Home and also received awards on music programs.
2NE1′s leader CL was recently scouted by Justin Beiber′s producer′s Scooter Braun and is preparing to make a US debut in the spring. Park Bom halted activities in Korea after her controversy in June.
2NE1 attended the YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Beijing on October 19 at the Worker′s Stadium in Beijing.
The YG Family concert will continue in Taiwan on October 25.
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2NE1‘s “I Am the Best” continues making impressions in America as it begins picking up spins on stateside radio.
In the week ending Oct. 19, the electronic/hip-hop hybrid single was played 24 times on WBMP New York and 14 times on WODS Boston. Both stations published accompanying articles on their respective websites about the band and “I Am the Best,” with WODS Boston telling readers to listen for the song on air.
The airplay comes just two weeks after “I Am the Best” earned its best sales week yet in America (6,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and topping Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart — a first for a Korean act other than PSY. “Best” is currently at No. 2 on the chart after selling 3,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 12. The single pushed another 3,000 the prior week.
“Best” originally began its upward climb after being used in a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet laptop ad, doing what any good sync should do and helping its accompanying music grow past its ad-watching audience.
The radio play of a non-English song, other than PSY, is particularly exciting for K-pop fans not to mention general world music fans. It’s also a major win for 2NE1 given the quartet’s strong appeal in the United States: The group featured on will.i.am’s #willpower album, was Korea’s first female act to hold stadium shows in America and just last week member CL announced plans to push a solo career stateside with Scooter Braun.
Stay tuned to Billboard’s K-Town column for more 2NE1 chart moves.
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2NE1! Meeting the press before the concert.. ^^
YG Entertainment’s survival program MIX & MATCH to determine the members of a new boy group iKON will hold its final match on Oct 22.
On its official blog on Oct 14, YG uploaded a poster that indicated the date for the final match on the program.
MIX & MATCH is a program that will determine YG’s newest boy group iKON, among TEAM B’s 6 members from WIN and 3 newcomers. The final battle of this fierce competition will be held at 8 pm on Oct 22 at Seoul’s Korea University HwaJung Gym.
At the final match, BIGBANG, 2NE1 and other YG artists will be present. The final match will determine who else will join B.I, BOBBY and KIM JINHWAN, whose membership in iKON is already confirmed.
The final match of the program will be aired on Mnet and Naver’s TV Cast.
2NE1 has earned the first No. 1 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs after a big sales week for their K-pop hit “I Am the Best.”
The booming dance-rap track is currently being used in Microsoft’s brilliant Surface Pro 3 ad and appears to be connecting with its U.S. audience. “I Am the Best” sold 6,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week ever for any 2NE1 song.
The World Digital Songs chart has existed since Jan. 2010 and “I Am the Best” is the only non-PSY K-pop song to hit No. 1 on the chart.
2NE1 fans have been ecstatic over the reaction to the K-pop track, originally released in June 2011, on YouTube and radio too. The song’s official music video broke 100 million views over the weekend, making the quartet the second K-pop girl group to hit that mark after Girls’ Generation, who has done so three times before. As well, the zippy single appears to have earned a few spins on the playlist for Boston radio station 103.3 AMP.
To date, “I Am the Best” has not registered on any of Billboard’s streaming songs charts, but check back on Thursday to see if it does. As well, the song currently has no plays in the week ending Oct. 5 on any of the more than 1,500 stations Nielsen BDS monitors.
In March, 2NE1’s Crush album set the new record for highest-charting and best first-week sales for a K-pop album in America with 5,000 copies sold. The feat followed high-profile appearances on will.i.am‘s #willpower album, released in April 2013, and performing “I Am the Best” on The Bachelor in January 2014.
[서울 연합뉴스 = 이은정 기자] 2NE1’s top hit song “I AM THE BEST” hit 100 million views on YouTube.
According to their agency YG Entertainment on Oct 6, the video hit 114.4 million views at 11:25 am.
The video was first unveiled on June 27, 2011, and has been garnering popularity ever since. The accomplishment came in just 3 years and 4 months.
Billboard, in celebration of 2NE1’s 5th anniversary, selected this music video as the top of Top 5 2NE1’s Videos You Must Watch last May.
Seo Hyun Seung, who directed BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby” that hit 100 million views already, directed the video.
2NE1 will continue on with their World Tour in Macau on Oct 17, and will move on to be part of YG Family Concert that will be held in Beijing and Taiwan on Oct 19 and 25 respectively.
Credits: YG Life