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Photos: 141018 Press Pictures of Sizzling Red 2NE1 at The Venetian Macao, Meeting the Media Before “AON in Macao”

2NE1! Meeting the press before the concert.. ^^







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News: 2NE1 and Big Bang to Guest as Judges for Mix & Match Finale



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.

Credits: YG-Life

News: Billboard – “2NE1′s ‘I Am the Best’ Tops World Digital Songs Chart After Big Sales Week”

2NE1′s ‘I Am the Best’ Tops World Digital Songs Chart After Big Sales Week


Earning the best sales week for any of their songs, the K-pop girl group is first non-PSY act to top the Billboard chart.

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‘s #willpower album, released in April 2013, and performing “I Am the Best” on The Bachelor in January 2014.

Credits: Billboard

News: YG Life – “2NE1’s “I AM THE BEST” Hits 100m Views on YouTube” + Official Poster

2NE1’s “I AM THE BEST” Hits 100m Views on YouTube


[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

News: “Super Show 6″ Super Junior, Introduces Singers in Attendance… Max Changmin · Sandara Park “Glamorous”

“Super Show 6″ Super Junior, Introduces Singers in Attendance… Max Changmin · Sandara Park “Glamorous”


Super Junior’s “Super Show 6,” attracted a great attendance, including fellow singers, Max Changmin and Sandara Park.

On the 21st, Super Junior presented a hot stage to their fans with the start of their world tour concert, “Super Show 6″ live at Jamsil Gymnasium, Seoul.

Leeteuk said, “Recently, I heard that Shindong has chosen to sing a ballad while I was away.” He then took notice of the banners that some fans had held up. He particularly pointed out the fan-made banners that said, “Donghee, I Love You,” on it.

Shindong said, “The feeling of the concert today is really good, it feels like this would be the same atmosphere as our 100th concert,” he added, “Before coming here, I heard that news that we won first place in SBS Inkigayo, I’m really touched.”

Leeteuk remarked, “From Friday until Sunday, a lot of our friends came. Last Friday, Bestie came along with a number of people, yesterday SHINEE’s Minho and f(x)’s Amber and Victoria came as well,” he said with gratitude.

“I wonder who came today?” asked Leeteuk, to which Kyuhyun mentioned he invited TVXQ’s Max Changmin, Eunhyuk mentioned Girl’s Day MinAh and Nine Muses’ Hyemi, Hyuna, Donghae mentioned 2NE1′s Sandara Park, while Ryuwook mentioned Infinite and Dal Shabet.

(Ommitted parts not realted to Dara.)


Source: Asiae
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News: YG Life – “2NE1 in Guangzhou: Concert in Huge Success”

2NE1 in Guangzhou: Concert in Huge Success



[텐아시아 황성운 기자] 2NE1 successfully ended their concert in Guangzhou of the World Tour “ALL OR NOTHING” on Sept 20 at Guangzhou International Sports Arena.

The four divas excited the local fans with some dynamic performances while also touching their hearts with soulful ballad tracks.

The quartet heated up the stadium with the tracks from their 2nd full album “CRUSH,” “COME BACK HOME,” GOTTA BE YOU,” SCREAM and “MTBD” and other hit songs like “I AM THE BEST,” “I DON’T CARE” and “GO AWAY.”

The tour was joined by world-renowned directors Travis Payne and Stacy Walker, who were also involved in their first World Tour. A concert agency Live Nation that was involved in holding Lady Gaga, Madonna and U2 concerts were behind 2NE1 this time, while a live band that partook in GD’s World Tour and a world-famous visual aid team Possible were also involved in 2NE1’s second World Tour.

After the concert, DARA thanked the fans on her SNS account, “Guangzhou!!! It’s so late but thank you to the fans that came out to see us at the airport~ please get home safely &sweet dreams.”

Now the quartet will move on to Macau to continue on with their World Tour on Oct 17.

Credits: YG Life

News+Photos: Big Bang, 2NE1 Thrill Before Weekend Concert

Big Bang, 2NE1 thrill before weekend concert

SINGAPORE – It wasn’t exactly the most heart-stopping press conference we’ve ever attended, but the mere presence of Korean bands Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High and Winner were enough to make even members of the media cheer and swoon.


The groups were speaking at Resorts World Sentosa ahead of their YG Family concert here this weekend, but noticeably absent from the proceedings were PSY, who will also perform at the concert, and Big Bang’s Seungri, who has been hospitalised after he was involved in a car accident in Seoul early this morning (Sept 12).

The bands took turns to answer several tame, pre-approved questions during the 15-minute session, including which artistes they are most inspired by (newcomers and label mates Winner, said Big Bang’s T.O.P), whether they will be making a comeback (it’s a secret, said DJ Tukutz of Epik High) and even what they think of concert presenter Samsung’s new product (perfect, because it looks just as stylish as us, said 2NE1’s Dara).

Clearly, it was far more interesting to watch the bands and their shenanigans, than it was to listen to their actual responses. The artistes whispered occasionally among themselves, and 2NE1’s CL, for example, tried to photobomb Big Bang’s Taeyang and T.O.P as they took a selfie (or selca) together.


And when Big Bang’s T.O.P asked 2NE1’s Dara to demonstrate how she would cry on the spot, after the singer expressed her desire to try her hand at acting, the 29-year-old shot back immediately, saying she would like to try shooting a kissing scene with Epik High’s Mithra Jin.

Big Bang’s G-Dragon, who didn’t answer any of the questions, laughed and giggled at his label mates’ answers – especially when band mate Daesung joked that the last time the band was in Singapore on tour, they ate so many pepper crabs and chilli crabs that they “went home walking sideways”.

It all goes to show how close the YG Family artistes now are, after shows in Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.

“We’ve done concerts together before, but we have never been on tour together, especially with a new group like Winner,” said Big Bang’s Taeyang. “I am sure we can present different music, and a very different style of performing (at tomorrow’s concert).”

Guess we’ll just have to wait till tomorrow for a little more YG action.


The YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore will be held on Sept 13 and 14 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Credits: Today Online

News: 2NE1′s Dara declares acting ambitions ahead of star-studded YG Family Concert in Singapore

2NE1′s Dara declares acting ambitions ahead of star-studded YG Family Concert in Singapore


There was some teasing going on at the YG Family press conference on Friday night.

The 29-year-old Dara, the pretty face of girlgroup 2NE1, quipped that she wants to try out acting like her colleague Top.

The cheeky Top promptly turned around to tell Dara: “Why don’t you demonstrate a crying scene on the spot?”

Dara responded swiftly with a comeback: “I’d rather do a kissing scene! I’d like to try it out with (Epik High’s) Mithra Jin.”


The playful interaction between the stars looks set to be a highlight of the YG Family concerts.

The YG artistes were gathered together at a press conference at Resorts World Convention Centre tonight, ahead of their joint concerts to be held over the weekend.

The YG Family Concert is a multi-act concert featuring artistes from Korean entertainment giant and talent agency YG Entertainment.

The two-day extravaganza held on Saturday and Sunday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium has a star-studded line-up: Gangnam Style star Psy, rookie boyband Winner, hip-hop trio Epik High, A-list boyband BigBang and edgy girlgroup 2NE1.

BigBang’s youngest member Seungri, 23, was conspicuously absent from the press conference. He was involved in a car accident in Seoul in the wee hours of Friday morning.

The emcee addressed the media at the start of the press conference, saying that Seungri will not be taking part in the YG Family concerts in Singapore due to the accident. She assured the media that he is recovering well.

The question-and-answer session was conducted entirely by the emcee, who quizzed the artistes from a pre-selected set of questions submitted by the media.

This is the first time stars from the YG stable are performing together at a concert here. Previously, BigBang, 2NE1 and Psy have done solo performances in Singapore.

It also marks the first performance here for newbie boyband Winner, who officially debuted last month.

When asked what has been their most memorable moment to date, Winner’s leader, 20-year-old Kang Seung Yoon says: “It’s right now because we are here with our seniors.”

Another group making their debut performance here is Epik High.

Speaking in fluent English, rapper Tablo says: “I love the heat. I love the sun!”

When asked who Epik High want to collaborate with, Tablo says: “I want to work with our CEO Yang Hyuk Suk. It would be a rap and dance number.”

Maybe we’ll see the YG boss at the next YG Family concert?

Credits: StraitsTime


News+Comments: Netizens’ Comments on Dara’s “Goddess Appearance” on YG’s Launching Party for NONA9ON

2NE1 Attends YG Family Party


YG Entertainment along with Samsung’s Cheil Industry held a party to on the 11th, at Octagon Club, Gangnam, Seoul, to launch their street-casual fashion brand, “Nona9on.” 2NE1 is pictured attending the party. On that day, Yang Hyun Suk and YG artists Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1, and others attended.\

Some comments were not translated, especially those that were about Bom.. T_T

(+289, -2) Waahhhh, Sandara’s beauty shines all the more with normal hair

(+270, -4) Sandara’s face is so small, it looks like it’ll disappear…

(+50, -2) Dara-unnie is really no joke, she looks like a goddess..;;;

(+45, -4) Heol, I thought Dara was a goddess.

(+40, -1) Sandara’s doll-like looks ㄷㄷ Unique style is good, but her normal style is pretty too ㅜㅜ

(+39, -2) Considering her age, Sandara Park’s looks could easily land in the Top 5 of idols. Pretty people are common in their 20s, but it’s rare to find a natural beauty beyond that point.

Source: Naver

Sandara Park, Superior Shapely Legs


(+107, 0) Daebakk………………

(+98, -1) Beautiful. , . , . . . . . . . A natural beauty

(+79, -2) Actress force…… Really gorgeous.

(+49, 0) Waahh, I thought…………. I was looking at a goddess

Source: Naver

News Video: The Daily Sports World Coverage of YG Family at the NONA9ON 1st Launch Party

Source: 세계일보 동영상 채널


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