Original Title: Full Letter from YG – 2NE1’s September Comeback Confirmed!
2NE1’s Full First Album Release
This coming September 9th… is scheduled as the day that 2NE1’s first full length album will be released.
Out of the total 12 tracks on the first album titled <To Anyone>, 6 of the songs are new songs, 4 are the previously released digital singles, and 2 bonus tracks are planned to be released.
Last time, 2NE1 had conducted the unique promotion style of 1 performance a week. As a result, we think that 2NE1 fans must be really curious about how the first full album’s promotions will be run.
Read the rest of the article after the cut.
2NE1’s Unique Promotions
2NE1’s first full length album will have 3 official title songs. These title songs will be all equally promoted simultaneously
Occasionally, as a producer, I’ve heard the words “double title track” a couple times before but, this is the first time that I’ve heard of a triple title track and I’m sure everyone will find it a little strange.
The trouble with setting more than one title song is that, budget for producing music videos at the same time, in addition time (itself), is a huge burden. Also if the song doesn’t become accepted favorably by the public, it will perform poorly on charts. And as a result it was a difficult plan of action to carry out.
Out of the 4 main TV programs, 3 of them are music chart programs, and so even if it was a double title track situation, the broadcasting companies only want songs that will climb high on the charts and so the truth is that we expect there to be a lot of difficulties but
Even still, our reason for taking such a difficult road, is that rather than wanting to hit first place, we really want to display 2NE1’s various and diverse music styles.
Of course, the order and the methods were different. In G-Dragon’s situation, aside from his first album’s title song, “HEARTBREAKER”, a music video was also produced for “BREATHE”, “BUTTERFLY”, and “A Boy”.
In Taeyang’s situation, his full album release was delayed. After the release of his digital singles “WHERE U AT” and “Wedding Dress”, he followed with activities with songs from his first full length album, “I NEED A GIRL” and “I’LL BE THERE” and for the same reason, it is possible to be done.
Of course out of 2NE1’s title tracks, one song will have an English version as well, and it is planned to be revealed at the same time on an overseas channel.
This coming September 9th at 12AM.. The three title song’s music videos, along with the full first length album will be released all in one package.
2NE1’s music collaboration with “Will. I. Am”
Several months ago, 2NE1 teamed up with Black Eyed Peas’ leader and producer Will.I.Am.
Of course this is my opinion but if I had to pick one producer among famous Western ones out there, it would probably be Will.I.Am.
It’s because, as everyone knows, in 2009, the he recorded many hit singles with The Black Eyed Peas including “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Imma Be,” and “Rock That Body,” in their album <THE E.N.D>. In addition, there was “Satisfaction,” by John Legend, who actually visited Korea, “in the ayer” by Flo-Rida, and Usher’s “O.M.G.” among others.
After Will.I.am was introduced to 2NE1 through their music video by a close friend, he immediately wanted to try producing for them, and revealed that if 2NE1 were to promote in America, he would personally help them. Thus the opportunity for Will.I.Am and 2NE1 to collaborate appeared.
Everyone was shocked by Will.I.Am’s completely unimaginable reaction.
Before, working with Will.I.Am was only considered a dream for 2NE1 but now it has become reality. Traveling to LA and London, among other places in 3 turns, and after producing music for approximately 3 weeks, right now they have finished recording 10 songs.
For “Will.I.Am” to produce so many songs that are not even for his own albums like this
Is truly rare.
The album was produced while keeping their American debut in mind, all the 10 songs have been recorded in English. Since 3 members are fluent in English out of 2NE1, recording of the album went much easier than imagined.
2NE1’s plans to Debut in America
Even up till now, 2NE1’s plans to debut in America or the time frame they are planned to debut is not solid.
Since currently, “Will. I. Am” is on his “Black Eyed Peas” world tour, in addition, he is also working on the next album for “Black Eyed Peas”, considering all these situations, it seems like it’ll be difficult for 2NE1 to debut in America this current year.
Although we’re consulting “Will.I.Am” who holds the key to 2NE1’s American debut for future plans and decisions, we are trying to avoid keeping 2NE1 in the US for promotions for a very long time.
We don’t want to neglect their Korean activities from which they’ve received so much love from, in addition next year, with plans to do large scale promotions in Japan for the first time ever, we are trying to plan the most efficient method to promote in three countries at the same time .
YG’s main producer, TEDDY, who has aided with 2NE1’s American recordings participated in the producing of all of the songs with “Will. I. Am” but since the two are far apart from each other. Sooner or later, Teddy is planning to leave the country to produce with other famous producers. Being able to produce together with those people, I certainly anticipating this to impact YG’s music in the future.
The process of recording with “Will.I.Am” will be broadcasted during “2NE1TV Season 2” starting in September on M.NET.
Translated by GEE & elise @ ygladies.com
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ORIGINAL TITLE: 2NE1 is working with Will.I.Am for their American debut!
Posted on August 17, 2010 by sookyeong
Just 1 year into their debut, girlgroup 2NE1 will be working with Will.I.Am. music producer and the leader of group Black Eyed Peas for their American music market debut.
Yang HyunSeok revealed on 17th August, “2NE1 has been working with music producer Will.I.Am for the past few months. Through a close acquaintance, we were given the chance to show Will.I.Am 2NE1′s MV and after seeing the MV, Will.I.Am said he wanted to do music production for 2NE1 for their American debut.”
“2NE1 and Will.I.Am has been working on the music production on 3 windows for about 3 weeks in cities like L.A and London and currently they have finished recording about 10 songs.”
It was also revealed that all the 10 songs were recorded in English and since 3 members from 2NE1 is fluent in English, the recording was completed earlier than expected.
And about the girls’ debuting in America, YG said, “As to the concrete plans and time period the girls will debut in the States, we have not decided on them yet. But since Will.I.Am will be busy for his concert tour and Black Eyed Pea’s upcoming new album, it will most probably not happen within this year.”
“Plans for 2NE1′s American debut, we will be consulting Will.I.Am on plans and decisions, since he will be the key for their debut in the States. But we will stay away from the idea of 2NE1 promoting long term and staying in the States. Since the girls have received great love from fans in Korea, we will not have them neglect their activities in Korea. Furthermore, they will also be debuting in Japan early next year. Hence we will need to come up with a plan for the girls to be able to promote at the same time in 3 countries.”
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It’s been a long time coming but they’re here now–well, almost. YG Entertainment’s butt kicking girl group 2NE1 is set to make their comeback next month in September with their first full length album To Anyone!
Big daddy YG (aka Yang Hyun Suk) surprised fans with a big slap in the face as he put up a post on the YG Entertainment homepage titled ‘Message from YG’. It’s quite a long passage but to sum it up, 2NE1 will be returning on September 9th with a 12 track album titled To Anyone. Six of the tracks will be brand new with four being their past digital singles and an additional two bonus tracks.
3 of the tracks will be title tracks and the MV for them all will be out at midnight on September 9th together with the album. There will be no teasers at all.
It’s also been reported that the girls traveled to LA and London to work with Black Eyed Peas leaderWill.I.Am in order to create the music on their album. Apparently he was given the chance to see one of their videos and almost immediately decided that he wanted to help produce their work.
In addition, plans for them to debut in America are undecided as yet but they will expand into Japan early next year. Also, 2NE1TV Season 2 will be shown in September instead.
Lots of more exciting stuff is bound to be headed our way so be sure to stay tuned!
TITLE: 2NE1 to make their comeback in September!
by shockimpulse on August 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm @allkpop
Thanks to tangerine_24 for the tip 😀