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Photo: 2NE1 Appears On The Front Page Of Myanmar Newspaper, “The Pyi Myanmar Daily”

Wow! 2NE1 taking up half of the front page! <3

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Source: @yg2NE1xxi
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News: K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon

Here’s the news article regarding the press conference. ^^

K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon

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RANGOON— Burmese K-Pop fans will get their first-ever chance to see South Korea’s 2NE1 on Saturday, as the girl group is set to perform at Rangoon’s Myanmar Event Park.

The four-member all-girl group arrived at Rangoon International Airport on Thursday night and held a press conference on Friday.

“We are very excited to meet you guys. We wouldn’t be here without you guys,” said CL, who sings in the group alongside bandmates Dara, Minzy and Bom. “So, I thank all from the bottom of our heart and we love you all.”

The concert will start at 7pm. Tickets start at 25, 000 kyat ($25), but the best seats in the house will go for 900, 000 kyat ($900), with a chance to have dinner with 2NE1’s members included for those willing to pay the hefty price. The event, titled “2NE1 in Myanmar Galaxy Stage,” is organized by Samsung Myanmar in collaboration with Living Sound Entertainment and YG Entertainment from Korea.

“Burmese fans welcomed us warmly at the airport last night. I expect during tomorrow’s concert fans will welcome us warmly too,” Dara told reporters.

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Source: http://www.irrawaddy.org/
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News: “Real Men” Hallyu Wave in Philippine Military, “I Like Sandara Park – SNSD”

“Real Men” Hallyu Wave in Philippine Military, “I Like Sandara Park – SNSD”

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The Hallyu wave is still going strong in the Philipines.

On MBC’s ” Real Men” broadcast on the evening of the 6th, a Philippine soldier revealed his affection for Korean girl groups, gaining attention.

Park Gun Hyung talked with Philippine soldier, Dallit (T/N: If anyone saw the broadcast, please confirm his name, I’m just basing it off the hangul 달리트), and the conversation turned about Korean girl groups. Dallit then said, “I know Sandara Park. I like SNSD too.”

It’s actually a well-known fact that Sandara Park used to work in Philippines’ showbusiness / entertainment industry. Philippine soldier, Dallit, talked about Sandara Park‘s activities in the Philippines, evoking laughter when Park Gun Hyung said, “The love for girl groups in the Philippines is the same,” making the people around him laugh.

Meanwhile, the “Real Men” members were deployed overseas and joined the Philippine “Araw” unit, which was shown in this episode.

Credits:

Source: Newsen

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

 

News: 2NE1 Performs for 17,000 Fans on First Day of ‘All or Nothing’ World Tour in Japan, Park Bom in Attendance

 

2NE1 Performs for 17,000 Fans on First Day of ‘All or Nothing’ World Tour in Japan, Park Bom in Attendance

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On July 5, 2NE1 opened up the first concert of the Japan leg of their second-ever solo world tour, “All or Nothing,” at Yokohama Arena for 17,000 fans in the audience.

According to Japanese media outlet Sankei Sports on July 6, the members shared their excitement and said that they were happy to see everyone and wanted to have fun with them, as they performed a total of 21 songs. 2NE1 got the crowd cheering with their impressive singing and dancing abilities.

The media outlet wrote, “During the concert, in response to a question asking where they would like to travel to on their world tour, CL chose Brazil, where the 2014 World Cup is currently being held. She said, ‘I want to have a live performance at a World Cup stadium one day.’”

Nikkan Sports also reported, “2NE1 released a new album ‘Crush’ and held their first solo concert in Japan after two years. Leader CL said, ‘Let’s enjoy ourselves and have fun,’ as they heated up the arena for two hours.” According to Nikkan Sports, Minzy told the fans, “We’re very sorry for making you wait for so long,” while Park Bom said, “Let’s really have fun.”

Previously, 2NE1 successfully completed the Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia stops of their “All or Nothing” world tour, and will be opening up the second night of their stop in Japan at Yokohama Arena on July 6.

Meanwhile, Park Bom was in attendance on this day and performed on stage with the rest of the 2NE1 members.

Credits: Soompi

News: 2NE1 Chooses to Better Themselves Than Focus on Haters

2NE1 Chooses to Better Themselves Than Focus on Haters

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Popular girl group 2NE1 was in Singapore for their “2NE1 World Tour – All or Nothing” held on June 28. Hours before the concert was scheduled to start, the four members- CL, Minzy, Dara and Bom- made an appearance at an open press conference held in a shopping mall.

Ardent fans came with banners and posters. One fan was seen holding the sign asking CL to marry him while others screamed and shouted their names in a bid to get their attention. The fans were screaming so loudly that members of the media, the host and even 2NE1 themselves were struggling to hear the questions and answers during the press conference.

When asked how do they deal with haters, CL responded coolly, “We have to get better everyday for our fans instead of focusing on the haters.” Haters gonna hate, that’s the way to go 2NE1!

So does 2NE1 have any hidden talents that fans are not aware of? CL said all their fans know a lot about them because of “2NE1 TV”, so there is nothing that the fans do not know.

After completing their concert in Singapore, 2NE1 heads to Japan for their next “All or Nothing World Tour” concert on July 5 and 6, 12 and 13 at Yokohama and Kobe ,respectively.

Source: Soompi

News: The Straits Times – “3,000 Fans Turn up to Get a Glimpse of 2NE1″

3,000 fans turn up to get a glimpse of 2NE1

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South Korean girl group 2NE1 thrilled close to 3,000 fans at a press conference at Square 2 mall in Novena this afternoon.

The screaming fans filled the mall’s three story atrium, shouting and waving to group members CL, Bom, Minzy, and Dara.

The hip hop, dance pop group is on the Singapore leg of their 2NE1 World Tour, All Or Nothing, which includes stops in Taipei, Manila, and Kuala Lumpur.

The screams were so loud that media questions and the group’s responses, most of which came from lead singer CL and Dara, struggled to be heard during the 20 minute conference.

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The group members said they were happy to be making their second visit to Singapore and thanked their fans for their warm welcome.

“Our fans in Singapore are really passionate, and were running after us last night at the airport. Thank you so much for your warm welcome. We love Singapore!” said Dara, who also thanked group member CL, who produced some of the songs on their latest album Crush.

“I am happy to have a new producer. We love her songs and she brings out the best in us,” she said.

Hundreds of fans had already formed a line outside the mall at 9am in the hopes of getting close to their favourite band, which will perform tonight at 7pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in front of about 7,500 people.

Ms Yi Ru, 16, was one of the early morning fans who had queued outside the mall since 9am. When the press conference started at 1.30pm, she had not had anything to eat nor taken a toilet break in order to hold her plum spot by the stage.

“It is worth it because I love them and I love all their songs. I cant wait to see them in concert,” she said.

Credits: The Straits Times

News: 2NE1’s Album ‘Crush’ Ranks Number 2 on Oricon’s Daily Album Chart

2NE1’s Album ‘Crush’ Ranks NO. 2 on Oricon, Followed by SHINee and Jang Keun Suk

2NE1’s second Japanese full-length album Crush marked a strong start by ranking number two on the Oricon chart.

According to Oricon on June 25, 2NE1’s new album Crush sold 12,119 copies on the day of the release, ranking number two on Oricon’s daily album chart.

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The Japanese album has been compiled differently than the Korean version. The album contains a total of ten tracks, including Crush, Come Back Home, Gotta Be You, Do You Love Me, Happy, Falling In Love, I Love You, If I Were You, Missing You and Come Back Home (unplugged ver.), as well as the Japanese version of music video.

Having released the new album in two years, 2NE1 will be launching world tour All Or Nothing in Japan on July 5 and 6 in Yokohama Arena and July 12 in Kobe World Memorial Hall.

Apart from 2NE1, SHINee’s Lucky Star and Jang Keun Suk’s project group Team H’s first single Take Me also ranked number three and four on the Oricon’s daily album chart, respectively.

Credits: MWave

News: YG Family Lands on Shanghai, China.. In Cooperation with Samsung Electronics

YG FAMILY LANDS ON SHANGHAI, CHINA… IN COOPERATION WITH SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS

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[OSEN=이혜린 기자] YG Family is landing on Shanghai, China.

YG Entertainment (“YG”) cooperates with Samsung Electronics to hold “YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Shanghai” in Shanghai, China, on August 30.

YG will present world-star PSY and BIGBANG on the stage of the Shanghai concert. BIGBANG has recently established its position as a globally-popular boy group both in name and substance, by drawing as many as 800,000 people to their world tour.

Epik High will also perform in the concert. Epik High’s “With You” featured by China’s top female singer BiBi Zhou was released in May this year and since then, the song has been enjoying a big popularity in China, taking the No.1 on the new songs chart of China’s Youku as well as on the weekly music chart of Weibo. Plus, 2NE1 will also appear in the concert, while meeting their fans worldwide recently in their second world tour, which is the first-ever case in the history of Korean girl groups.

WINNER, a boy group which has drawn a big attention as YG’s new boy group in eight years, will perform in the Shanghai concert, too.

Starting from Shanghai, Samsung electronics will support YG Family concert that will be held in other regions of China and Southeast Asian countries. A special event with 2NE1 is now being planned for Myanmar and Vietnamese fans.

Samsung will support local PR and marketing for the success of the YG tour, while presenting a new concept of performance through encounter between artists and cutting-edge products including latest smart phone “Galaxy S5”, wearable gear “Samsung Gear Series”, and premium audio product “Level”.

YG Family concerts that were held on April 12 and 13 at Osaka Kyocera Dome and on May 3 and 4 at Tokyo Dome were successfully rounded off with a big number of audience. On August 15 this year, YG Family will meet Korean fans in “AIA REAL LIFE NOW FESTIVAL” that will be held at Jamsil Sports Complex located in Seoul.

Credits: YG LIFE

Photo+News: Fans Get a Surprise Meeting with 2NE1

Fans Get a Surprise Meeting with 2NE1

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2NE1 had a surprise meeting with fans at YG Entertainment’s building.

On June 20, 2NE1 enjoyed spending time with lucky fans who were selected through a special event at the YG Entertainment building in Hapjeong-dong, Seoul.

In celebration of their second full-length album ‘CRUSH’, 2NE1 held an event to invite fans to the famous YG cafeteria.

Fans who were selected were able to visit several places of the building and had a special time having a meal in the cafeteria. During their building tour, 2NE1 made a surprise appearance and took photos with them.

Credits: Asia Today via Nate + TOP Star for HD Photo

News: The Korea Herald – “2NE1 Gears Up to Hypnotize Japan”

2NE1 gears up to hypnotize Japan

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The K-pop girl group 2NE1, currently on world tour, released a promotional video for its upcoming Japanese edition of the EP “Crush” on YouTube.

The group is to release the album in Japan on June 25 with repackaged contents, different from the Korean edition.

As the Korean version of “Crush” was thoroughly loved by fans worldwide, the upcoming album is raising anticipation among eager fans. The album will have 10 tracks: “Crush,” “Come Back Home,” “Gotta Be You,” “Do You Love Me,” “Happy,” “Falling In Love,” “I Love You,” “If I Were You,” “Missing You” and the unplugged version of “Come Back Home.”

In addition, the upcoming EP will contain a Japanese version of a music video that caught the eyes of eager fans.

2NE1 seems to have made an effort to provide an album that contains most of its colors to captivate patient fans since it has been two years since the group released an album in Japan.

Following the release of the EP, four members – Minzy, Park Bom, CL and Sandara — will hold concerts in Japan as part of their world tour “All or Nothing.” 2NE1 will perform at Yokohama Arena from July 5 to 6 and at World Memorial Hall in Kobe from July 12 to 13.

The fervent group will interact with Japan fans at after-parties in Shibuya on July 6 and in Osaka on July 13.

Source: The Korea Herald

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