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News: Yang Hyun Suk Discusses Future Plans for WINNER + Park Bom and Dara’s variety show talents

Sorry but I have to disagree with YG. I really think Dara is funny, even YG himself admitted it in 2NE1tv. But I also know that Dara will be better with a drama. If only YG would allow her to do one. T_T

News: Yang Hyun Suk Discusses Future Plans for WINNER + Park Bom and Dara’s variety show talents


On August 6, the launching show ‘2014 S/S GRAND LAUNCH‘ for WINNER’s debut album took place at the Grand Ballroom at the Conrad Seoul Hotel where Yang Hyun Suk spoke about his future plans for the group in front of the media.

He said, “Kang Seung Yoon appeared on MBC sitcom ‘High Kick 3,’ and I thought he was good at acting.  Honestly, I think YG is branded as a company that is immensely tight fisted when it comes to variety programs.  There was that tendency in the cases of Big Bang and 2NE1.

As Park Bom appeared in SBS‘s ‘Roommate,’ Yang Hyun Suk was asked, “Did Park Bom appear on variety because she personally wanted to?

Yang Hyun Suk replied, “In Park Bom’s case, she was someone who was very funny in the reality program ‘2NE1 TV.’  Park Bom and Dara always expressed their wish to go on a lot of variety shows.  I think that’s how she came to be on a program in which the camera follows her around.  Dara says she wants to go on a lot of variety shows, but in my opinion, Dara isn’t that funny.”

(A/N: Omitted non-2NE1 related parts.)


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News: K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon

Here’s the news article regarding the press conference. ^^

K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon


RANGOON— Burmese K-Pop fans will get their first-ever chance to see South Korea’s 2NE1 on Saturday, as the girl group is set to perform at Rangoon’s Myanmar Event Park.

The four-member all-girl group arrived at Rangoon International Airport on Thursday night and held a press conference on Friday.

“We are very excited to meet you guys. We wouldn’t be here without you guys,” said CL, who sings in the group alongside bandmates Dara, Minzy and Bom. “So, I thank all from the bottom of our heart and we love you all.”

The concert will start at 7pm. Tickets start at 25, 000 kyat ($25), but the best seats in the house will go for 900, 000 kyat ($900), with a chance to have dinner with 2NE1’s members included for those willing to pay the hefty price. The event, titled “2NE1 in Myanmar Galaxy Stage,” is organized by Samsung Myanmar in collaboration with Living Sound Entertainment and YG Entertainment from Korea.

“Burmese fans welcomed us warmly at the airport last night. I expect during tomorrow’s concert fans will welcome us warmly too,” Dara told reporters.


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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.)


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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.”


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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.


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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


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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”

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