The girls are so cute in introducing their songs and teasing each other.. ^^ And it’s so nice to hear the girls speaking in English.. ^^ And of course, Dara talks about Dadoongie, kekeke! ^^
MTV Seoul Sunday: 2NE1 Special
And just like that, we’re officially one week into December and THAT much closer to the end of the year. While we countdown to new beginnings and fresh starts in 2013, we’re recapping our favorite style moments from 2012. We’re hitting all the important areas we can before our speakers start playing Auld Lang Syne. From celebrity nail art to magazine covers, Instagram selfies to facial hair and everything in between!
It’s one thing for individuals to have exemplary style. (*ACHEM* If you haven’t voted in ourReaders’ Choice: Best Dressed of 2012 poll yet, you should probably do that!) But it’s another thing entirely for a band (of multiple people!) to pull off individual outfits but still look cohesive. With the epic resurgence of boy bands (thanks, One Direction and The Wanted!) and plenty of OG comeback stories, the well-dressed ensemble group was not that rare a thing this year. Thus, we bring you the best band style of 2012.
K Pop had a GIGANTIC year in 2012, partly because of ”Gangnam Style” and partly because the genre is CHOCK FULL of boy bands and girl groups. MTV Style has a soft spot for 2NE1 thanks to their propensity for all things bold and colorful and their enviable closeness with Jeremy Scott.
As demonstrated by the undeniable success of overnight sensation Psy and his ”Gangnam Style,” Korean pop music, otherwise known as K-pop, is certainly making its mark on American culture. And Psy isn’t the only one making a name for himself, as K-pop girl group 2NE1 (pronounced “twenty-one”) may be the next on the horizon for crossover success.
In just three short years, the group — CL, Dara, Minzy and Park Bom — has sold 27 million digital downloads, was voted MTV Iggy’s Best New Band in the World in 2011 and had their first American performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
MTV News recently caught up with 2NE1, and after sharing some surprising secrets about themselves, they revealed that they have been hard at work on their English-language debut album with none other than will.i.am.
“We did a lot of studio sessions and we’ve been working on some songs, but we are waiting for the perfect song, the magical song,” CL said. “It was really fun and [will.i.am] invited us to his house studio and we just had fun making music and talking, just like we do back in Korea.“
2NE1, who are currently on their first ever New Evolution global tour, admit that they don’t have a timeline of when their debut album will be released, but CL said they hope to release “at least a single” by the end of the year. “I really want an English version of our song or whatever it is to have people connect to it,” she added.
The group, which credits the Spice Girls and TLC as their girl group influences, have become sensations in Korea for their eclectic style, impressive rap skills and catchy songs.
Yet, they aren’t the only K-pop girl group gaining attention, Girls Generation and the Wonder Girls have also exploded onto the scene, but according to 2NE1, there is no competition between the different groups since they all bring something different to the K-pop scene.
“Korea right now is so passionate about music and about performing. I think people feel that, people really feel the energy and passion, and I think that’s what’s different,” CL said. “I love the fact that its girl power right now. It’s all girl groups that are rocking K-pop right now so I’m happy about that and I respect that we all have different characters of the groups.“
It’s kind of impossible not to fall in love with 2NE1. Like, the moment we realized they alsoshare a serious obsession with Jeremy Scott and decked-out winged sneakers, we were ALL aboard this K-Pop train. Typically, the 4-piece girl group (which includes Dara, CL, Minzy and Bom) can be seen sporting larger-than-life technicolor onstage ensembles orkiller customized streetwear, but when we peeped them on the recently-released Dreams & Nightmares issue of FAULT Magazine, they totally transitioned over to the dark side. *cue spooky ghost sounds* All four ladies were clad in fancy, all-black ensembles paired with animal-inspired headgear that looked straight from the Viking era. And we’re not talking cutesy little horns here—we’re talking insane headpieces with spikes on them. Yeah. Spikes, people. On horns. The cover shoot, photographed by Giuliano Bekor and styled byAvo Yermagyan, shows a darker, goth-glam side of the girl group, which was used as a double cover with Kelly Osbourne’s goth glam shoot from a few weeks ago. OMG, our cold, black hearts can barely handle all this goth-y goodness.
Dara looked kooky-cute in her black and white striped tights, pleated skater dress, insane stacked heels, intricate antlers, and high-fashion hunch pose.
How cute are the girls showing off their clothes and happily clapping their hands when food was brought in their waiting room? Scandal is an all-female Japanese pop rock band.
Earlier today, the girls flew from Seoul to Osaka to perform at the MTV LIVEDAM “Sing for Smile Tour” VMAJ in Osaka.
The girls performed Fire, Can’t Nobody, Scream, Lonely, UGLY, Go Away and I Am The Best!
Here are photos of the girls posing with the fans!
YEY! More clear press photos of the girls at the awards show! ^_^
Ohmygahd, gorgeous Goddess!!! <333
More and more photos of the girls after the cut!
I’m really really loving these concept on the girls! They just look so bright and fresh and beautiful with these colorful clothes. <333