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News: 2NE1 Successfully Wraps Up Concert In Indonesia And Continues World Tour



2NE1 successfully held a concert in Mata Elang International Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 8.

Presenting both powerful and sexy dance moves as well as sentimental vocals, 2NE1 captivated the audience with its dynamic performances.

2NE1 opened the stage by performing Crush from its second full-length album. Then it continued performing a total of 21 songs, including Come Back Home, Scream, MTBD, Gotta Be You, I Don’t Care, I Am the Bestand more.

The concert was participated by world famous director Travis Payne, who also worked with 2NE1 during its first world tour, the live band that worked with Big Bang and G-Dragon, Live Nation, which also promoted world tour for Lady Gaga, Madonna and more.

Having wrapped up the concert in Indonesia, 2NE1 will be heading to Singapore on June 28 to carry on its world tour concert.

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News: YG Life – 2NE1 Holds Official After-Party For Japan Tour: Beyond Imagination

I wonder how “special” this after party is. Lucky Japanese Blackjacks! ^_^

2NE1 Holds Official After-Party For Japan Tour: Beyond Imagination


[스타뉴스 윤상근 기자] 2NE1 announced that they will be holding an official after-party inJapan in celebration of their tour in the neighboring country.

After they release their Japanese version of “CRUSH” on June 25—for the first time in about 2 years—they are to kick off their World Tour “ALL OR NOTHING” at Yokohama Arena on July 5 and 6, and at Kobe World Memorial Hall on July 12 and 13. When the concert comes to an end, they are going to keep up with the heat by holding after-parties in Tokyo Sound Museum Vision on July 6, and in Osaka Umeda on July 13.

2NE1 aroused much attention when they invited fellow YG artists BIGBANG and other famous artists along with their fans to the after-party when they finished their concert in Korea in March. Despite the late hours of the party, a huge number of fans swarmed in and waited in a long line.

2NE1, who even showed an impromptu performance back then, decided to hold another one in Japan to have some special bonding time with the local fans and related staffers. It is even rare in Japan for an artist to hold an after-party in which they personally participate. Thus the Japanese party is expected to be a premier event, as it will attract fans beyond imagination.

The quartet’s Japanese version of “CRUSH” is consisted of visual contents that are different to those of their Korean version, while it will also include the Japanese version of their M/V.

As this is their first Japanese album in 2 years, the album will be filled with 2NE1’s charms. Currently in the middle of “ALL OR NOTHING” tour, 2NE1 will be in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 8 at Mata Elang International Stadium to meet with the local fans.


Source: YG-Life
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Article: K-Pop Sells – Why Korean Pop Stars Are The World’s Best Advertisers

K-Pop Sells: Why Korean Pop Stars Are The World’s Best Advertisers


K-Pop is all about selling.

Selling out? That’s the way some fans Western fans look at it when suddenly their favorite anti-establishment indie band’s song is blaring from a McDonald’s commercial.

When you’re a K-Pop star, though, selling is right at the top of the job description. Whether it’s supplanting the latest Galaxy model into the hottest K-drama, negotiating contracts with an energy drink, or embedding ads within music videos, advertisers have certainly figured out how to use Korean pop culture to drive sales.

One popular example of a music video hawking a product is 2NE1’s “Kiss” video for Cass beer. The video plays out like a steamy love story that would appear in a K-drama, with two troublemakers playing hard to get amidst a backdrop of pool parties, bikinis, young love, killer dance moves, and – of course – seemingly endless supplies of Cass beer.

“I think the Korean celebrity strategy can only work if the following conditions are met – one, the targeted country has to be interested in Korean cultural content. Second, the celebrity is relatively well-known, and third, he or she is the right person for the product. The New York Times ad drew mixed responses because most of those conditions were not satisfied. In contrast, if an electronics firm wanted to use 2NE1 to a hip and trendy smartphone in Southeast Asia, the chances for success would be much higher.”

Until U.S.-based K-Pop fans can turn on their TVs and see Rain or 2NE1 selling them a tablet, they’ll have to rely on videos like this one from Girls Generation and 2PM that encourages Koreans to head to the Caribbean Bay water park. It will definitely get U.S. K-Pop fans dancing and in the summer spirit, but only time will tell if it’s enough to inspire them to open up their wallets and see Caribbean Bay in real life.

(A/N: Omitted non-2NE1 related parts. Read full article here.)


Source: Kpopstarz
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News: 2NE1 Invite Blackjacks To Their After Party Following Their Concerts In Japan This July

2NE1 Invite Blackjacks To Their After Party Following Their Concerts In Japan This July


2NE1 are inviting Blackjacks to their official after party in Japan this July!

2NE1 will continue on their world tour ‘ALL OR NOTHING’ (‘AON’) at Yokohama Arena on July 5-6 and Kobe World Memorial Hall on July 12-13. Following the concert, 2NE1 will hold their after party at Sound Museum Vision at Shibuya, Tokyo on July 6 and Umeda, Osaka on July 13. 2NE1 brought the ‘fire’ to their 19+ after party following their Seoul concerts back in March and now Blackjacks in Japan will also witness the fun that 2NE1 will bring on stage and in the club during their upcoming after party!

2NE1 will also release their second full-length album ‘CRUSH’ in Japan on the 25th!

Credits : Allkpop

News: Grammy-Nominated Hip-Hop Songwriter Kay Cola Opens Up About Her Love Of 2NE1

Grammy-Nominated Hip-Hop Songwriter Kay Cola Opens Up About Her Love Of 2NE1


Kay Cola is a professional lucid dreamer, according to her Twitter page.

And the Los Angeles singer-songwriter has been living the dream; Cola is constantly working, and working with A-List artists too. She’s sung on tracks for Eminem, written with Dr. Dre and had a song on an album that was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of The Year.

The daughter of renowned jazz and classical musician Hubert Laws grew up with an artist’s discipline, rehearsing and practicing for hours. But all that woodshedding didn’t isolate Kay from other types of music.

Among her influences, the soulful singer lists rock and country music and, most recently, K-pop.

“I recently got into K-pop and it’s pretty awesome,” Cola told KpopStarz on Wednesday in an exclusive interview.

“I love 2NE1 and I really like their new song ‘Gotta Be You.'”

“I like the beat of the song, how the intro had a little bit of a hip-hop vibe and heavy bass,” she added. “It went into a little bit of techno. It was almost like three songs in one.”


Source: KpopStarz
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News: YG Life – 2NE1, “Breaking K-pop’s Record On Billboard 200, A Surprise Gift”

2NE1, “Breaking K-pop’s Record On Billboard 200, A Surprise Gift”


[마이데일리 = 전원 기자] 2NE1 was showered in spotlight at an interview with Billboard.

The online edition of the American Billboard unveiled on May 27 (local date) the details of the interview with 2NE1, precisely about the quartet breaking chart records, their 5th anniversary and the music video.

CL, on breaking the K-Pop record on Billboard 200 commented, “It felt so great. We prepared for this album for so long it felt like a surprise gift and we think it was a perfect way to start off [our promotion].”

In February when 2NE1 dropped new album “CRUSH,” it immediately became the highest-charting K-pop album on the Billboard 200, landing at No. 61.

On May 17 the divas celebrated their 5th anniversary. Billboard asked when the most memorable moments were, and DARA answered “the day we debuted,” while BOM and MINZY said, “when winning ‘Best Song of the Year’ award,” and CL, “this moment.”

They added, “Half of 2014 has already passed by… Our tour will continue and we look forward to putting out more music for everyone to listen to. To all the 2NE1 fans all over the world, thank you for always waiting for us and loving our music. We hope to see all of you often and up close!”

Currently in the middle of their World Tour “ALL OR NOTHING,” 2NE1 will be in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 8 at Mata Elang International Stadium to meet the local fans.


Source: YG Life
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Videos: 140524 Malaysia’s News Kaki Media Coverage of 2NE1’s “All Or Nothing in Malaysia” Concert

News  coverage videos from Malaysia!

Come Back Home

Missing You


Credits: NewsKaki

Video: 140321 SSTV News Coverage of Dara, Bom, and Minzy at Incheon Airport

Yay fancam! Seems like Dara got out of the van first, followed by Minzy. Then Dara waited for Minzy to catch up and went together. Bom followed them a short while after. ^_^ And how cute and nice are our girls? ^^ Smiling and waving to the fans! ^^

[SSTV] Girl Group 2NE1’s Unique Airport Fashion “Basics to Looking Good”

Credits: SSTVnews

News: Justin Bieber – Sandara Park, Surprise Kiss Picture Revealed ~ Birth of New Older Woman-Younger Man Couple?

Justin Bieber – Sandara Park, Surprise Kiss Picture Revealed ~ Birth of New Older Woman-Younger Man Couple?


A picture of international pop-star Justin Bieber giving a kiss to 2NE1 member, Sandara Park, has been revealed and subsequently gained a lot of attention from netizens and fans alike.

American jeweller and celebrity, Ben Baller, updated his Weibo account on the afternoon of the 11th with, “Last night at the VIP room with Justin & Dara,” uploading a picture along with his post. In the picture, Justin Bieber is seen giving a kiss on Sandara Park‘s cheek, catching the attention of many.

Justin Bieber, who is thought of as “America’s Younger Brother,” is ten years younger than Sandara Park, who he kissed, a fact that fueled the interest of netizens even more. Justin Bieber was bon in 1994, while Sandara Park was born in 1984, marking a ten-year difference between their ages, so their cozy picture gained a lot of attention from fans of both celebrities. Also, it has been pointed out, specially by male netizens that Sandara Park seemed to be a bit rigid and had an awkward atmosphere about her in the picture.

The photo was taken inside a club at Yeoksan-Dong, Gangnam-gu, for the launch of Jay Park’s AOMG, where other celebrities like G-Dragon, CL, Hyoyeon, Clara, Jang Wooy oung, Jun.K, Jo Kwon, Im Seulong, Ga-in, Min, Jia, Hye-Lim, Kang-in, Ryu Wook, G.Na, and others were present as well.

Netizens who saw the surprise kiss given by Justin Bieber to Sandara Park commented with, “Please take care Dara,” “Justin Bieber and Sandara Park, is a fresh combo,” “Seriously, Sandara Park is shy in real life, is she okay?” “Sandara, you even get a kiss from Justin,” “A gathering of shining stars,” “No one is even interested at Ben Baller,” “Nooooo. My Dara-noona,” “They must’ve talked a bit since Sandara Park can speak English well,” “Is this really true?” “Sandara Park is really pretty,” “Are they even close friends?” “Justin Bieber, please put into mind that she is a noona to you,” “I’m surprised seeing Justin Bieber kiss Sandara Park,” “Justin Bieber fell under Sandara Park’s charm,” “Justin Bieber’s force is no joke,” “Justin Bieber and Sandara Park match each other,” “Even Justin Bieber thinks Sandara Park is pretty” “Justin Bieber and Sandara Park kiss photo will spread all over the world,” “It seems that Sandara Park must’ve saved the country in her past life,” “A hot expression of affection,” “You guys surprisingly match well,” “Does Justin Bieber know that there’s a 10-year gap between him and Sandara Park?” “I wonder what happened between Sandara Park and Justin Bieber before that kiss?” “Sandara’s rabbit eyes,” “Justin Bieber, kiss me too,” “Sandara Park must be a saint,” “There’s a ten-year difference between this too,” “Justin Bieber is too liberated,” “It’s nothing, Sandara Park makes anyone look good,” “About Justin Bieber kissing Sandara Park, Justin Bieber’s fans are known to cause mischief, please be careful Sandara Park,” “What is Justin Bieber thinking, hitting on Sandara Park like that?” “Justin Bieber and Sandara Park became friends when he visited YG?” expressing their varied thoughts.

On the other hand, Justin Bieber held a successful concert at Olympic Park Stadium, Seoul, as part of his “Believe World Tour with AIA Life Real Music.


Sources: Just check out all the Nate articles regarding the topic HERE if there are netizens comments, most likely, I translated them. ^^

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Interview/Info: Yoo Min Kyu Names Dara as his Ideal Type Once Again ~ Wants to Star in “Romantic Drama” with her

Yoo Min Kyu was Dara’s partner in the first series for Nikon 1 J1 CFs! He was the cute “candy man” who gave Dara his sneakers when her heels gave her trouble. <3


TV Report interviewed Yoo Min Kyu, a model-actor who has been gaining attention from his roles in “Last Night” and “Master’s Sun.” In one of the interview’s segments, he mentioned his affection for the show, “Infinity Challenge” and gag man, Yoo Jae Suk in particular, and Sandara Park.

◆ This Man’s Affectionate Love, “Infinity Challege” and Sandara Park

* Yoo Min Kyu said that he was a big fan of MBC’s “Infinity Challenge” and that he wants to meet Yoo Jae Suk.

Aside from his praises for Yoo Neu Nim (T/N: a combination of the Korean word for ‘god’ and Yoo Jea Suk’s surname to mean ‘Lord Yoo Jae Suk’), he also reveals that his strong ideal type exists in Sandara Park. Near the end of the interview, the reporter questioned him about Sandara Park and sniffed an embarassed shyness when the question came up. Certainly, Yoo Min Kyu has been hit by the “Sandara Park love-sick syndrome” and he wishes to film a romantic drama with Sandara Park featuring an older-woman-younger-man romance. He laughed when he realized that he had already decided on a specific role for himself.

*omitted parts not related to Dara


Source: TV Report

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara


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