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News: iMusicBuzz – “2NE1 ‘I Am The Best’ Gets New Single Cover and 2014 Release Via Capitol Records”

2NE1 “I Am the Best” (2014 Release – Single Cover)


2NE1 “I Am the Best” (2014 Release – Single Cover)

Get ready for the global domination of 2NE1. Following the announcement of the upcoming first studio album in English of the band’s member CL, the girls of 2NE1 together, stronger than ever, have been signed by Capitol Records to start their international SLAYAGE.

For now, the old version of “I Am The Best” uploaded in 2011 by their domestic label YG Entertainment was just removed and reuploaded by Capitol Records with a new single cover on December 11th. Get ready…

I Am the Best” (Hangul: 내가 제일 잘 나가; Naega Jeil Jal Naga) is a Korean single included on their self-titled second EP “2NE1“. It was originally released on June 24, 2011 under the group’s label, YG Entertainment.

The girls of 2NE1 are planning to release their international major debut album in 2015.

Credits: iMusicBuzz

Photos: 141214 Fantaken Pics of Radiant Sandara Park at 2NE1’s Fanmeeting in Japan, Day 2 in Osaka

Beautiful, radiant Sandara Park! So happy to be back on-stage, performing for her beloved Blackjacks.. <3










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Article: 2NE1’s “Crush” Included in FUSE TV’s “40 Best Albums of 2014″

FUSE: 40 Best Albums of 2014

Major breakthroughs (5SOS, Sam Smith), career milestones (Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters) and “Happy” hits (hi Pharrell!) ran wild in 2014, so here’s our final tally on the best releases

2NE1, ‘Crush’

After fans waited nearly four years for their second full-length album, the K-pop phenoms did not disappoint with a slew of forward-thinking, wholly-accessible tracks. Crush proves 2NE1‘s knack for genre-melding from the start, opening with the title track that blends Indian tabla drums and switchboard-button buzzing, followed by the reggae/trap-hybrid single “Come Back Home.” Group leader and head rapper CL even takes center stage on the incredible solo track “MTBD,” which sounds like an upgraded version of DJ Snake’s “Turn Down for What.”

— Jeff Benjamin

Credits: FuseTV

Article: Korea Herald – “2NE1 Snags Billboard’s Best K-pop Album Pick of 2014″

2NE1 snags Billboard’s best K-pop album pick of 2014


As the countdown to 2015 approaches, the assessment of the year’s best songs, albums and industry newcomers is in full swing. Rounding out the year, Billboard’s top picks of the 10 best K-pop albums of 2014 land the feisty K-pop icons of 2NE1 the crown.

The ladies’ second full-length album, “Crush,” was praised for cleverly exploring hybrid genres including reggae and R&B and landed them at the No. 1 spot, beating out other much awaited K-pop heavy-weight comebacks such as Seo Taiji and Rain.

The magazine referred to opening the album with its eponymous single, which is not the album’s lead track, as a sign that although the group’s sound is maturing, the ladies have not forgotten where they come from. “ ... opening the record with ‘Crush,’ with its bewitching Middle-Eastern vibe and aggressive attitude similar to their signature hit “I Am the Best” proved that the girls know where their roots lie and they’re happy to treat fans while still evolving as artists.

According to Billboard, “Crush” debuted at No. 61 on the Billboard 200, marking the highest chart position and biggest sales week for a K-pop album ever. The album was released on Feb. 27 and came nearly four years after the group’s first full-length album, “To Anyone.”

In somewhat of a surprising twist, taking second place on Billboard’s stamp of the year’s best K-pop albums is a band that would not even be labeled as a K-pop act by locals. Popular indie band Nell beat out the likes of K-pop starlet IU for the No. 2 spot with the band’s latest sixth full album, “Newton’s Apple.” Coincidentally released on the exact same day as 2NE1’s album, the magazine referred to Nell’s record as the strongest Korean rock album of the year.

… ‘Newton’s Apple’ highlights Nell’s vocalist/chief composer Kim Jong Wan’s clever and honest songwriting skills. … All the lyrics are wrapped in warm, lush arrangements and instrumentals that enchant the listener simply by themselves,” Billboard wrote.

With IU and Seo Taiji taking the third and fourth spots, respectively, rounding out the rest of the Top 10 lists are HA:TFELT (known best as Yenny from the Wonder Girls), Taeyang of Big Bang, B.A.P., Epik High, CNBLUE and Rain’s “Rain Effect.”

As for Billboard’s list of the year’s 20 best K-pop songs, Beast took the top spot with the boy band’s single, “Good Luck,” followed by Seo Taiji & IU’s “Sogyeokdong” and G-Dragon & Taeyang’s “Good Boy.”

Of course, no Korean music chart would seem complete without one of cheekiest faces of K-pop. Despite his fading presence from the mainstream international spotlight this year, Psy has still managed to infiltrate the magazine’s year-end round-ups with the artist’s 2-year-old viral phenom single “Gangnam Style” being ranked at No. 14 of the year’s most streamed songs.

Psy was also listed as the 15th most streamed artist of 2014, beating out global superstars Chris Brown, Eminem, One Direction and Maroon 5.

Credits: Korea Herald

Video: YG Family World Tour 2014 – Power in Japan Live DVD/Blu-Ray Trailer

Oh my gossshhhh! I want this so bad.. T_T

LIVE DVD & Blu-ray ‘YG FAMILY WORLD TOUR 2014 -POWER- in Japan’ (Trailer)

Credits: YGEntertainment

Instagram: Cute, Adorable Dara Shares Polaroid Pictures with Minzy and CL~ “Maknae Line~ Miss You!”

Dara updating with the members! I’m sure she missed them all a lot, especially CL.. XD Anyways, I think that Dara is very aware and cautious of what people might say. I believe she may have not uploaded a picture of Bom in order to protect her Park sister, and not because she didn’t miss her or they had a falling out, or anything like that. I’m sure she would have done it, if the situation were different. Please do try to understand, and instead of criticizing Dara, let’s be thankful that she’s updating at all! 

Anyway, KBlackjacks who waited for CL to arrive earlier last week, said that Dara went to the airport to personally fetch her~ Isn’t she so sweet and thoughtful? T_T When CL saw her, she yelled, “Yeah!” with a big smile on her face.. <3


The faces of the youngest ^.^ Maknae line ㅋㅋ


I miss you~~~ >.<


Video: 141206 2NE1 Performs “Crush” on “America’s Next Top Model” Final Runway Show

2NE1 performs “Crush” in America’s Next Top Model 2014 (ANTM 2014)


Source: SooyoungUnnie10

Photo: Behind-the-Scene Picture of 2NE1 During Rehearsals for their Guesting on “America’s Next Top Model”



Source: @kenmok

Re-uploaded by: OhDara

Video: 2NE1 Turns Up Backstage with the Cast of “America’s Next Top Model”

OMG! Our girls! Cannot wait to see them “turn up” the stage for the models! <3

2NE1 Turns Up Backstage with the Cast

Credits: PerfumeGeneration

Article: Soompi ~ “2014 Golden Disk Awards to be Held in Beijing, Nominees Include EXO, 2NE1, CNBLUE, and More”

2014 Golden Disk Awards to be Held in Beijing, Nominees Include EXO, 2NE1, CNBLUE, and More


It has been announced that the ceremony for the 29th annual Golden Disk Awards (GDA), also known as the ‘Korean Grammy Awards,’ will be opening up in China this year.

The 2014 Golden Disk Awards is scheduled to take place over a span of two days, from January 14 to 15, at the MasterCard Center located in Beijing. In previous years, this awards show has also been held overseas in Osaka, Japan, as well as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The list of nominees for the categories of Album Bonsang, Digital Single Bonsang, and Best New Artist have been revealed. The nominees for theDaesang (grand prize) categories have yet to be unveiled. Check out the full list below.

Nominees for Album Bonsang:
g.o.d – Chapter 8
GOT7 – Got Love?
INFINITE  Season 2
f(x) – Red Light
A Pink – Pink Blossom
2NE1 – Crush
2PM – Go Crazy!
B.A.P – First Sensibility
BTS – Dark and Wild
VIXX – Eternity
Block B – HER
BEAST – Good Luck
B1A4 – Who Am I?
Seo Taiji  – Quiet Night
Girls’ Generation – Mr.Mr.
TaeTiSeo – Holler
Akdong Musician – Play
CNBLUE – Can’t Stop
EXO – Overdose
Epik High – Shoebox
WINNER – 2014 S/S
Taemin (SHINee) – Ace
Taeyang (BIGBANG) – Rise
Toheart – The 1st Mini album
TEEN TOP – Exito

Nominees for Digital Single Bonsang:
2NE1 – “Come Back Home
g.o.d – “The Lone Duckling
HIGH4 ft. IU – “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms
Girl’s Day – “Something
Gary ft. Jungin – “Your Scent
HyunA – “Red
Kim Dong Ryul – “How I Am
Red Velvet – “Happiness
Park Boram – “Beautiful
Park Hyo Shin – “Wild Flower
Block B – “HER”
San E ft. Raina – “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness
Seo Taiji – “Sogyeokdong
Girls’ Generation – “Mr.Mr.”
Soyu x Junggigo – “Some
SISTAR – “Touch My Body
CNBLUE – “Can’t Stop”
IU – “My Old Story
Akdong Musician – “200%
EXO – “Overdose”
A Pink – “Mr. Chu
Ailee – “Don’t Touch Me
Epik High – “Happen Ending
WINNER – “Empty
K.Will – “Day 1
Taeyang – “Eyes, Nose, Lips

Nominees for Best New Artist:
Park Boram
Akdong Musician
Red Velvet
Eddy Kim
Bernard Park

Who are your personal picks for these three categories?




Credits: Soompi


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