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Article: “Rebel: 5 K-pop Acts that Won’t Conform” ~List of some K-pop’s biggest rebels, including 2NE1 and others

Words by Tamar Herman

It’s not every day that a guy dancing around on a fake horse makes headlines, but that’s precisely whatPsy did with the video for his über-viral 2012 hit “Gangnam Style.” Most of the 2 billion people that watched the music video didn’t pick up on the deeper social commentary and critique of Korea’s middle class, but it’s plain to pretty much anyone who knows where Gangnam is and how to pronounce it. What’s more, it was not an isolated incident. Hiding amid the sequins and leather tap pants, some other popular K-pop groups are coming out with incisive messages of their own.

Sure, synchronized dancing, over the top costumes, and twenty-something men wearing eyeliner aren’t typically associated with social revolutions. It might be time to rethink that. South Korea’s seen a lot of public protests in the past, but these days younger people are more interested in sharing their opinions on social media, in socially acceptable ways rather than taking to the streets. In similar fashion, singing songs with social commentary while still fitting into the often-sugary genre most Korean young people listen to, some of K-pop’s up-and-coming acts are rebelling in a socially accepted way.

From the rebellious nature of B.A.P to the in-your-face awesomeness of 2NE1, there are some Korean groups throwing off the typical bubblegum pop attitude usually associated with K-pop in favor of much harsher sounds and messages. It could be seen cynically, as a way for these groups to try to make an impact on a music industry overloaded with K-pop acts. Still, the defiant stances taken by some of these idols are powerfully attractive to Korea’s youth, most of whom don’t have a lot of free time between studying and trying to get into one of Korea’s top universities. Music is a form of expression, and Korean entertainment labels toe the line between what people are really feeling and what is politically correct. Songs that are too riotous will get banned from the airwaves in South Korea, but these groups have figured out the way to sing dissenting messages and still make extremely catchy music. 

 

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The four members of 2NE1 are gaining popularity globally for their edgy style and sound. But it’s the group’s message that really makes 2NE1 stand apart from the average K-pop act. “I Am the Best” is about female empowerment and individuality, while the rock-ballad “Ugly” deals with Korea’s obsession with becoming beautiful, and “Come Back Home” is about the addiction to technology. These are 2NE1’s most subversive songs. The music video for “Come Back Home” is essentially 2NE1’s attempt to pull people away from their video games and smart phones, with a reggae-inspired electropop sound.

 

 

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Source: @mtviggy

http://www.mtviggy.com/lists/rebel-k-pop-bts-bangtan-boys-2ne1-nuest-sunny-hill-bap/

Video: YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour: Power in Shanghai Concert Recap

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Just like this Video, it captures  a moment that Gone forever but never be forgotten and impossible to reproduce

Video:141024 YG Family arriving at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan

There are 2 press Videos and 1 good Fan Cam of YG family arriving in Taiwan

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credits: chueishu chien,樱桃娱乐,東森新聞 CH51

News: MNet ~ “YG States that 2NE1 Will Not Be Attending Any Music Award Ceremonies This Year”

YG States that 2NE1 Will Not Be Attending Any Music Award Ceremonies This Year

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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.

Credits: Mnet

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News: Billboard – “2NE1’s K-Pop Hit ‘I Am the Best’ Gains Spins at U.S. Radio Stations”

2NE1’s K-Pop Hit ‘I Am the Best’ Gains Spins at U.S. Radio Stations

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New York and Boston stations have adopted the Korean banger into their playlists.

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.

Credits: Billboard

Photos: 141022 LQ/MQ Fantaken Pics of Dara, CL, and Minzy at Mix&Match Finale

2NE1 looking elegant, stylish, and fierce in all black.. <3 Loving the girls’ matching hair colors, kekekeke! XD 

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Photos: 141018 More HQ Fantaken Pics of Amazing 2NE1 on their Last Concert Stop for “All Or Nothing: Live in Macau”

2NE1~! Our OT4ever.. Here’s to more concert tours, ladies! <3

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Photos: 141019 HQ Fantaken Pics of Queens 2NE1 Slaying the Stage for YG Fam Con in Beijing

Our queens slaying that stage like no other.. <3

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Dara covering Bom after she did her tumbling and accidentally showed her bra.. XD

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Photos: 141018 Official Pictures of 2NE1’s Last “All Or Nothing” Show in Macau~ Congratulations and FIGHTING 2NE1! <3

Bittersweet.. <3 The girls went through so much together, and now they’re closing off another concert tour, together.. <3 Stay strong our OT4, we your Blackjacks will always be here to support you.. ^_______^ Kudos to “All Or Nothing” it was an amazing, exciting concert tour journey~! 

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Photos: 141018 HQ Press Pictures of Dynamic 2NE1 at “All Or Nothing” Last Show in Macau

HQ Press photos for the win! <3 Our girls are rocking it! <3

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