[FROM YG] 2NE1 Becomes Popular After Appearing on ABC’S The Bahelor

[OSEN=김사라 인턴기자] 2NE1, after making an appearance on American ABC’s hit reality program The Bachelor, is gaining much popularity in the country.

At 8 pm on Jan 27, 2NE1 appeared on the 18th date episode of The Bachelor, becoming dance coaches of ‘I Am the Best.’

‘I Am the Best,’ released on YouTube in June 2006 has raked in 84 million views, becoming 2NE1’s main hit song. After their appearance on The Bachelor on Jan 28, the song ranked #3 in Electronic single chart in America’s iTunes and #1 in Canada’s. Their popularity is climbing up the ladder very quickly after the TV show.

‘The Bachelor’ is a hit reality series that holds a journey of a man looking for one soul mate among many women. It’s a long-loved program in its 18th season, and in the latest episode, Venezuelan former soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis appeared to enjoy his date with a number of beautiful women.

In the episode, the staffers and guests of the show visited YG’s headquarter to film dance coach group dating scene. The Bachelor team told the guests YG is where K-Pop is created, and a place where they can meet Korea’s most popular girl group, 2NE1. They added, 2NE1 is like Spice Girls, and they are super stars.

2NE1 coached the guests how to dance ‘I Am the Best,’ and one of them extolled their song and the choreography by saying it attracted 77 million views on YouTube. Another mentioned 2NE1’s the most popular K-Pop group in Korea, all very excited.

2NE1 invited the guests to their mini concert held at Seoul Times Square, and performed ‘I Am the Best’ together. The guests commented how every floor was filled with people and realized how popular 2NE1 actually is. They were excited to see scores of fans and was greatly satisfied they stood on stage with Korea’s most famous girl group

After the show was aired, 2NE1’s hit song became even more popular, and is expected to maintain the enthusiasm for a while.

2NE1 is busy preparing their 2nd World Tour, after releasing 3 new songs ‘Falling in Love,’ ‘Do You Love Me,’ and ‘Missing You’ in 2013.

2NE1 is set to kick off their World Tour from March 1 and 2 at Seoul’s Olympic Park SK Handball Arena. They will tour around 9 countries including Japan and China, across 13 cities.

2014. 1. 29.

Source: YG-Life

[FROM YG] Winner Challenges 2NE1 By Singing Winner’s Version of “Missing You”

YG Entertainment (“YG”)’s new boy group WINNER (NAM TAEHYUN, KANG SEUNGYOON, SONG MINHO, KIM JINWOO, and LEE SEUNGHOON) challenges their senior YG group 2NE1 (BOM, DARA, CL, and MINZY).

WINNER discloses WINNER’s version of “MISSING YOU”, 2NE1’s ballad song, in cable channel Mnet’s reality show “WINNER TV” that will be broadcasted in the evening on the 24.

WINNER’s “MISSING YOU” starts with SONG MINHO’s rap and is an acoustic song in which the tones of KANG SEUNGYOON, NAM TAEHYUN, and KIM JINWOO create a harmony.

Plus, WINNER’s “1st WINNER WINTER SPORTS COMPETITION” held on a snow field will be also disclosed in the episode, too.

WINNER members compete with one another to gain the gold medal in the sports competition of three events including a race on a snowy field, hit-or-miss snow sledge race, and snow wrestling.

Meanwhile, WINNER is to make their official debut by the end of February this year.

2014. 1. 24.

Source: YG-Life

[FROM YG] 2NE1 Appears in ABC Channel’s “THE BACHELOR” Show, ‘Dance Coaching at YG Office”

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[enews24 전수미 기자] 2NE1 appears in American TV channel ABC’s hit reality show “The Bachelor”, proving the team’s status as a global pop star.

 “The Bachelor” is ABC channel’s hit reality show which depicts a man’s romantic journey of finding out his soul mate and genuine love among a number of women. The show began in 2002 and has been enjoying a great popularity by displaying men and women’s behaviors and psychology about relationship and marriage. Recently, season 18 of the show is broadcasted.

2NE1 will appear in a date episode of “The Bachelor”’s season 18 that will be aired on the 27 this month at 8pm (local time). The episode will show a group date of former Venezuelan professional soccer player Jan Pablo Galavis, the bachelor, and beautiful women who are competing to be his mate. In the group date, they learn the dance of 2NE1’s hit song “I’M THE BEST”.

The cast and crew of “The Bachelor” came to Korea to shoot the group date of dance lesson. They visited the dance training room of YG Entertainment office to meet 2NE1 members.

2NE1 taught them the dance moves and point choreography of “I’M THE BEST” and “The Bachelor”’s cast members followed 2NE1 to learn the dance in a friendly atmosphere, according to YG insiders. 2NE1 members showed the choreography in front of “The Bachelor”’s cast members and corrected their moves, transferring their dancing know-how.

Plus, 2NE1 performed “I’M THE BEST” with “The Bachelor” members at 2NE1 mini concert held at Time Square in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul. Their performance was acclaimed by the audience who crowded the place.

It has been five years since 2NE1 made their debut and 2NE1 has grown into a leading girl group in Korea in both name and substance, by transforming themselves constantly through different musical attempts and creating a number of hit songs. 2NE1 has represented a strong and confident woman with their unique songs such as “I DON’T CARE”, “GO AWAY”, and “I’M THE BEST”.

Such moves of 2NE1 have drawn attention from world-class artists like “Will.I.Am” and “Diplo”. 2NE1 has also exerted their influence as a fashion icon and model for major brands’ campaigns including Adidas’s original ad in which they appeared with Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, and designer Jeremy Scott who was the designer of the entire collection of “New Evolution” concert in 2012.

Meanwhile, the episode of “The Bachelor” season 18 in which 2NE1 appears is sponsored by Korea Tourism Organization.

2014. 1. 22.

Source: YG-Life

[FROM YG] 2NE1 Shed Tears Before World Tour … Why?

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[TV리포트=김예나 기자] Girl group 2NE1 shed tears, while their world tour “AON” (ALL OR NOTHING) is coming up. It aroused people’s curiosity about why.

In the morning on the 21 this month, 2NE1’s agent uploaded a teaser video of 2NE1’s documentary film on its official blog. In the three-minute-long video, 2NE1 members are expressing their sincere and tender hearts.

In the video, BOM says, “Right now? It’s love. For human maybe?”, with tears in her eyes. CL says, “In fact, people around me often says ‘how can she do those things’, so I came to refrain myself, you know, I’m a person too.”

MINZY says, “We play on the stage indeed, but you can think that we play in a do-or-die attitude.” DARA shed tears, saying, “2NE1 is just like myself. Like my own name… I felt it for the first time after 2NE1’s first concert”.

DARA also opened her heart, saying, “Because the other 2NE1 members are the best in their fields, my issue is ‘what can I do in this team’. I always think about it, even until now”.

In the main poster of 2NE1’s second world tour, which was disclosed along with the video, 2NE1 is introducing their world tour that feels like a fantasy. They are giving off a dreamy and feminine appeal like goddess of space.

2NE1 will hold 17 concerts in 13 cities in nine countries including Korea, Japan, and China. The tour begins from Seoul concert on March 1 and 2 at Olympic Park’s SK Handball Hall, located in Songpa-gu, Seoul. The tickets for the Seoul concert will be sold on January 21 and 22 on G-market.

2014. 1. 21.

Source: YG-Life

[FROM YG] YG Family Concert Goes Global with BigBang, PSY, 2NE1 and Winner


[TV리포트=김예나 기자] YG Family concert, a concert of YG artists includingBIGBANG, PSY, 2NE1, EPIK HIGH, LEEHI and WINNER, is going global for the first time in 2 years.

On Jan 17, YG Entertainment announced it will be holding YG FAMILY-2014 WORLD TOUR that goes around the world including South Korea, Japan and China. This is a first one in 2 years since the 2011-2012 15th Anniversary Korea-Japan YG Family Concert.

The concert is set to kick off on April 12 and 13 at Japan Osaka’s Kyocera Dome, and May 3 and 4 at the Tokyo Dome, and will be expanding to the world. 200,000 Korean and Japanese fans joined the artists in the last concert, but this year, sensational 210,000 fans will come see the artist just in Japan.

PSY, the mega-hit star with ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘Gentleman’ will deliver performances, along with global artists BIGBANG, and 2NE1, the first girl group to have their 2nd World Tour.

Apart from these artists, EPIK HIGH and WINNER will be delivering dynamic performances as part of the YG Family. Further detail on the regions and venues will be announced later.

2014. 1. 17.

Credit: YG-Life

[FROM YG] Dara and Minzy Turn Into Aliens with Bling-Bling Makeup and Colorful Wigs



[마이데일리 = 전원 기자] 2NE1’s teaser images of members for their 2nd World Tour‘AON (ALL OR NOTHING)’ were revealed.

The images of DARA and MINZY were posted on YG’s official blog on Jan 17.

With the space image in the background, DARA catches attention with fancy makeup and accessories. It’s a whole new DARA, with an ambience of fantasy.

 MINZY, with a similar background image, attracts attention with her dynamic eye makeup and fashionable nails. It’s a whole new MINZY as well, with her emerald color wig. MINZY, usually known for her short hair, aroused enthusiastic reactions from the fans with long hair.

2NE1, apart from South Korea, will visit 9 countries including Japan and China across 13 cities (Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Yokohama) for 17 concerts of World Tour. The Tour is set to kick off on March 1 and 2 at Seoul Songpagu Bangidong Olympic Park SK Handball Arena.

Fans will be able to enjoy the dynamic live performances based on their solid knowhows, and the concert is arousing even more attention as world-renown directors Travis Payne and Stacy Walker will once again join the quartet.

2014. 1. 17.


Credit: YG-Life

[FROM YG] Dara Stands Out with Her Hot-Pink Furry Hat

[파이낸셜뉴스 스타엔 임혜빈 기자] 2NE1’s DARA was captured attending a VIP premier event of the new animation movie Nut Job: The Peanut Thieves at Lotte Cinema Konkuk University on Jan 17, located in Seoul Gwangjingu Jayangdong.

The movie is a Korean-made animation film, involving many renowned film-related personnel, which is about a mischievous squirrel who plans a grand peanut-stealing project with her friends. It will be released in the cinemas on Jan 29.

2014. 1. 17.

Credit: YG-Life