2NE1’S “CRUSH” COMES OUT IN PINK & BLACK VERSIONS
[OSEN=김사라 기자] “CRUSH,” the 2nd full album released for the first time in 4 years by YG’s 2NE1, came out in an offline version on March 7 through on and offline music stores across South Korea.
The offline album consisting of a total of 10 songs including the double titles “COME BACK HOME” and “GOTTA BE YOU,” was released in 2 versions of Pink and Black editions. Each version holds pictures of charming 2NE1 in line with the color.
As the preparation process was long, 2NE1 put effort into each song as if every one of them was the title. The album cuts across reggae, hip-hop, R&B and other genres.
CL, the leader, was involved in writing and composing of 3 songs “CRUSH,” “IF I WERE YOU,” and “BABY I MISS YOU,” while writing “SCREAM” and her solo song “MTBD”, participating in writing and composing of a total of 5 songs.
2NE1’s album received good reviews through word of mouth even before it was released. The songs that were released online in the evening of Feb 26 immediately swept across online music charts, while topping 7 iTunes across the world.
On March 5, 2NE1 ranked #61 on Billboard 200, which breaks the record for South Korean album on the chart.
Foreign media like AP, Popdust, FUSE TV, VICE.OM and SPIN are also intensively spotlighting the four divas’ album.
2NE1 is to hold their first TV comeback on SBS’s Inkigayo on March 9, while kicking off their 2nd World Tour of “ALL OR NOTHING” overseas in Hong Kong from March 22.
Source: YG Life
2NE1, released regular 2nd album ‘CRUSH’..Pink&Black, two versions
[OSEN=Kim Sara] The offline album of the regular 2nd album ‘CRUSH’ that a girl group 2NE1 releases in 4 years is released through on and offline album stores nationwide on March 7th.
This offline album is filled with total 10 songs including the double title songs ‘COME BACK HOME’ and ‘GOTTA BE YOU’ and is released in two versions of pink edition and black edition. There are also pictures that make it possible to feel the charm of 2NE1 in each version.
2NE1’s regular 2nd album is an album that is prepared with a mind of making each of the song a title song since they have been preparing for a long time. The songs of various genres from reggae, hip hop and R&B and so on are listed.
Especially, the leader CL wrote the lyrics and produced the songs of ‘CRUSH’, ‘IF I WERE YOU’ and ‘BABY I MISS YOU’ and wrote the lyrics for ‘SCREAM’ and her solo song ‘MTBD’ and so on and participated in writing the lyrics and producing the songs of total 5 songs.
2NE1’s this album has been getting positive comments through words of mouth even before its official release. The songs were revealed online on the midnight of 26th of last month and not only completely dominated 1st place on all the online music charts as soon as they were revealed but also became 1st place on iTunes in 7 countries and so on and gathered huge amount of popularity both in and out of the country.
Especially, according to Billboard on 5th, 2NE1 became 61st place on ‘Billboard 200’, Billboard album chart, and set the best record in Billboard album chart in the history of Korean pop.
Along with it, foreign presses such as Associated Press, POPDUST, FUSE TV, VICE.COM and SPIN and so on introduced their album and the music video in detail and are getting attention.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 will have a first comeback stage through SBS ‘Popular Music’ on March 9th, and will start the overseas tour of the second world tour ‘ALL OR NOTHING’ starting with Hong Kong concert on March 22nd.
Source: Naver Star Cast