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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

News: American Billboard Magazine Spotlights 2NE1.. “‘Come Back Home’ is a Booming Product”



[enews24 전수미 기자] American Billboard magazine drew attention by spotlighting 2NE1’s second full-length album that has recently been released.

In its article about 2NE1, which was published on the 3 this month (local time), Billboard says, “After spending 2013 experimenting with different images and sounds — from the sunny, reggae pop of “FALLING IN LOVE” to the sparse, piano ballad “MISSING YOU” — 2NE1′s new album “CRUSH” feels like a return to the group’s roots. The 10-track LP comes with hard-hitting, electro-pop/hip-hop tracks that recall some of 2NE1′s past singles while refreshing the formula with new sounds and influences.

Billboard introduces “COME BACK HOME” as “a reggae-trap hybrid” and says, “…mashes the two seemingly disparate genres into a booming final product”. The magazine goes on to say, “…the girls croon about losing a lover, asking him to ‘COME BACK HOME’ until the production flips into a heavy trap beat. At that point, the girls get seductive and demand their love to ‘COME, BABY BABY, COME, BABY BABY’.

While spotlighting 2NE1’s second full-length album that has recently been disclosed, Billboard is mentioning the music video of “COME BACK HOME”, one of the double title tracks of the new album, and “HAPPY”, another song included in the album.

About the music video of “COME BACK HOME”, the magazines explains, “In its computer graphic-heavy visual, 2NE1 live in a futuristic world where one can escape reality for a “virtual paradise” with a special machine”. Plus, it talks about the music video of “HAPPY” at the same time, “The video for album track “Happy” dropped alongside “Home,” revealing a much lighter side of the girls…” and recommends music fans to “watch the cartoon-inspired visual as the girls saunter around Los Angeles in their signature, crazy-patterned getups and hairstyles

Plus, Billboard is attracting all the more attention by giving a rave review to the unique characteristic of the genre to “COME BACK HOME”, “HAPPY”, as well as CL’s solo “MTBD”, saying, they “feel like the type of tracks Rihanna or Nicki Minaj would make if they were a little more open minded to genre fusion”.

Not only Billboard but also America’s FUSE TV is catching eyes with its in-depth study into 2NE1’s music videos. FUSE TV explains about the music video of “COME BACK HOME”, saying, “this sic-fi-themed video is about escaping a futuristic world that looks like a ‘virtual paradise’”. Then, it expresses its high expectations for a sequel of the music video by stating, “the music video ends with a scene in which 2NE1 members lead the uprising of the rebel army. Please tell me that there is a sequel”. Plus, just like Billboard, FUSE TV says, “The point of ‘HAPPY’s music video is the girls’ chic and unique costumes and hairstyle”.

2NE1 has stood under the spotlight since they disclosed the music video of “COME BACK HOME”, the title track of the new album, and “HAPPY”, another track of the album. 2NE1 has also proven their global popularity by making headlines of famous music magazines and websites including American Billboard magazine, FUSE TV, SPIN, POPDUST, and VICE.COM.

Meanwhile, 2NE1 disclosed the performance of the songs in their second full-length album for the first time at Seoul concert of their world tour “ALL OR NOHTING”, which was held on March 1 and 2 at Olympic Park SK Handball Hall located in Seoul. 2NE1 kicks off performances on TV on March 9 in SBS “INKIGAYO”.

Credits: YG Life

Feature: Fuse TV’s “Model Behavior: 37 Musicians in Fashion Campaigns” ~ 2NE1 At Number 3!

Model Behavior: 37 Musicians in Fashion Campaigns

Music and fashion operate so closely to each other, there are bound to be collisions. Fortunately, the consequences are usually awesome. From pop divas to rock stars, from high fashion to sportswear- these ads are what happens when musician becomes muse.




Not only did the K-Pop cuties star in their own campaign for adidas Originals, they also collaborated with designer/2NE1 fan Jeremy Scott to design a limited edition pair of sneakers for the brand in 2012, and teamed up with them again in Fall 2013.

Note: 2NE1 was mentioned at number 3, and SNSD and


Source: Fuse TV
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Video/Interview: FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop Week ~ “2NE1 Address Lengthy Album Delay: ‘We Focus on Each and Every Song'”

2NE1 Address Lengthy Album Delay: “We Focus on Each & Every Song”


Korean girl group 2NE1 is one of the driving forces in K-pop’s international expansion: The quartet was the first Korean female group to stage a world tour; snagged them for his #willpower LP, which also boasted guest spots from Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus; plus, the girls have 5.8 million Facebook ‘likes’ and 1.9 million YouTube subscribers.

With such accolades, it’s a wonder why the phenom has only dropped one full-length album in the five years since their 2009 debut single. Fuse News was in South Korea as part of our ongoing FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop week, where the girls told us they opt for quality over quantity.

One of the reasons is we want to focus on each and every song,” explains the group’s leader CL, who dropped a blazing, hip-hop solo single in May. “We want every song to have a video, have a concept and have a message and have the right performance style.”

The girls dropped three singles last year—”Falling in Love,” “Do You Love Me?” and “Missing You,” earning a combined 35 million YouTube views—further upping the hype for the record. “To me, an album is like a footprint,” CL adds. “It’s legacy.”





In the bonus clip, CL talks about how different the girls are, that they didn’t even expect to be in one group! She said that their difference even extends to their food choices. XD CL revealed that Bom is the type to stick to one food until she gets sick of it, Minzy is the one who eats healthy even though she doesn’t particularly find it delicious, she’d still eat it, Dara is the type to order 10,000 food but just eat bits of it so people around her are the ones who get fat, and CL says she eats normally, she likes organic food but would eat McDonald’s sometimes too. ^____^ So nice to know about little things like these! ❤


Source: Fuse TV

Instagram: Fuse News Desk and Liz Walaszczyk Upload Pictures with 2NE1 During Fust TV Interview!

Our girls be looking great and awesome with Liz Walaszczyk of Fuse TV after and during their interview. ^_^ Minzy, CL, and Bom being all serious-y and then there’s Dara..  Kekeke! ❤


Tonight on #fusenews, our own @lizispersona talks with the ladies of #2NE1. We’re celebrating #kpop all week long! It all starts tonight at 7:30 eastern on@FuseTV


The ladies of 2NE1are first up this week @chaelin_cl@haroobommi @minzy21mz #2NE1 #kpop #CL #Seoul#fusenews


Sources: @lizispersona + fusenewsdesk

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Feature/Video Link: Big Bang, 2NE1, Jay Park & More Headline ‘FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop’

Big Bang, 2NE1, Jay Park & More Headline ‘FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop’

Fuse declared 2012 was the year K-pop crossed over and last year the scene proved it was getting even hotter. To kickstart the K-pop love in 2014, Fuse News is unrolling a whole week dedicated to Korean pop and hip-hop stars with the first-ever FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop.


Next week, tune in to Fuse News every night at 7:30/6:30c to see exclusive interviews and reports with Korea’s hottest artists, executives and personalities.

When host Liz Walaszczyk visited Seoul, she didn’t just interview…and take a breath, fans...2NE1, BIGBANG, Jay Park, Drunken Tiger, Lee Hi, Epik High, T-ara, U-KISS, WINNER and more. She dived deep into the K-pop world: She found out what Korean life is like with Canadian YouTube celebs Eat Your Kimchi; She explored the business side of K-pop talking with execs at a top agency; Liz even joined a girl group in the dance studio for a rehearsal.

Credits: Fuse TV

*Note: Click on the image or the Credits link to go to the video. ^_^*