Most Blackjacks know that “All or Nothing” is being touted as the name of 2NE1’s second world tour, as well as the name of an upcoming album.
members of 2NE1 have been quoted saying they’ve been working on the new album and hope to have new music out before the tour begins, nothing has been released so far since “Missing You” last year.
Recently, 2NE1 member Dara Park updated fans with some behind-the-scenes photos and captionsregarding a YG conference meeting about the concert.
In the very first photo, Dara teases what appears to be a document showing the set list for the concert. However, it is obscured and we do not see the songs that 2NE1 will bring to the stage.
“Are you guys curious about it? That is a secret for now! Check it out at the concert hall,” writes Dara according to YG-Ladies.
This particular hint is leading many Blackjacks to speculate that new 2NE1 music will indeed debut along with the concert in March.
Lately, Blackjacks have been quite upset over what they think to be a lack of support from YG, and some Blackjacks are predicting that the promised new album will not appear as scheduled.
“[Yang Hyun-suk] gave an interview and had the audacity to mention 2NE1 in reference to anything but making music. He basically said there are no plans for a 2NE1 album, which means he lied. Again. He didn’t even mention the tour. He’s already checked out on them,” writes TJay.
Do you think a new 2NE1 album or single is still forthcoming before the world tour? Or do you think Blackjacks will be disappointed once again?
After releasing their ’2013 Girl Group Ranking’ last year, Sports Chosun is back with their ’2014 Girl Group Ranking’. The media outlet talked to various representatives in the singing world to get their assessment of girl groups so far in 2014 to reveal what they believe is the current hierarchy of female idol groups.
Unsurprisingly, the first tier, labeled ‘Impossible to Surpass, 4th Level Wall’ (aka the ‘insurmountable wall’) has Girls’ Generation and 2NE1comfortably within the layer. This is undoubtedly the highest level of achievement for any girl group, and impressively enough, Sports Chosun and various reps decided that SISTAR has managed to enter this level through their widely successful hit “Give It To Me“. All their songs have been majorly popular, but this one especially was able to break them through to move one step up from the previous level, ‘Nationwide,’ which probably suggests nationwide popularity.
Girls’ Generation managed to keep their position with ease for 3 years straight, but on the case of 2NE1, Sports Chosun says the various music insiders were conflicted on whether to keep them there. Although 2NE1 released several songs last year and led active promotions overseas as well, insiders seem to feel slightly conflicted because of high expectations for them. The reps say because the girls are 2NE1, they should have done more to surpass Girls’ Generation’s popularity.
*Omitted unrelated parts
Source: allkpop via foreverwithsandara.wordpress.com
Girls’ Generation or 2NE1?
A recent survey of entertainment industry experts showed that Girls’ Generationand 2NE1 are the two groups still at the top of K-pop, but are now sharing the turf with Sistar.
Five album directors, three promoters, two K-pop reporters, and two training managers were surveyed by the Sports Chosun, a daily specializing in entertainment and sports news. The girl groups were evaluated and ranked into six categories based on sales, popularity, impact on the K-pop scene and growth potential.
It found that the four-member Sistar has proven its star quality with such hits as “Give it to Me” last year, to make the top tier.
The nine-member Girls’ Generation also lived up to its fame last year by winning several international music awards with its January release of “I Got a Boy.”
The four-member 2NE1 were rated as faring generally well in domestic and overseas markets; the group has announced a world tour for this year.
“In contrast to Girls’ Generation, Sistar has concentrated on the domestic market. And this was crucial in beating out its long-time rival in the survey,” an unidentified music industry insider was quoted as saying in a related story.
Just below the top group stood f(x) and Girl’s’ Day, the former affirming its future potential with the last year’s hit song “Rum Pum Pum Pum” and the latter with this year’s “Something.”
The survey said a third category is comprised of miss A, 4minute, Secret and A pink. It was followed closely by After School, Brown Eyed Girls, Crayon Pop, Dal Shabet and KARA. KARA fell by one notch, compared with the same survey last year, due to the departure of two popular members ㅡ Nicole and Kang Ji-young ㅡ in January.
Credits: Korea Times via oh-dara.com
According to the uploader and WeLoveDara, 2NE1 was spotted yesterday which is Feb. 4, 2014 Filming for WINNER TV
I was so lucky that I saw 2NE1 this afternoon!!! #2NE1#parkbom #CL #sandara #minzy #yg
Kkkkk，Chaerin looks so busy 😂😂😂#yg #CL #2ne1#Dara #BOM #minzy #blackJack #YG
Eric Racy joins members of Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Cee-lo’s camp for K-Pop mega group ’2NE1′s “New Evolution” World Tour. With a massive stage show selling out domes around the world, Eric was hired to work side by side with Musical Director Divinity Roxx (formerly of Beyonce) to bring the show’s audio to life.
Source: Eric Racy via @foreverwithdara
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.
Source: Fuse TV via @foreverwithdara
Hello!! 2NE1’s captain San has returned. Have you guys doing well last week? It was I, whom the will towards the concert is getting much stronger~ after spending the New Year holiday. I was worrying about if I will be able to do well when I heard the story that I have to prepare for 4 sets of episodes of STARCAST with only the stories that captain San have prepared but the last episode has already come, cry cry ㅜ.ㅜ since it is the last one, with the authority of the captain San!! I will engage myself with a determination to show everything today.^.^
The story that will be revealed this time is, ta da! It is revealing of 2NE1, who is working hard with a career woman mode. 2NE1 have gathered at the recording studio of YG private company building in the late night for a concert conference. We tell the fact that we gather and discuss the stories about “ALL OR NOTHING” whenever we have time as one day is not enough~. +_+ Now then, meet the conference scene through the pictures!! (This episode specially has lots of pictures ready due to the excitement coming from meeting the fans in a long time so do not miss it~!!~.^)
#1. The meeting note of 2NE1, who is preparing “ALL OR NOTHING”
The first page of today’s conference agenda!! Ta da!!
This is the first page of the conference about how we will appear on the stage and what kind of songs we will sing.
Are you guys curious about it? That is a secret for now! Check it out at the concert hall ^.^
Taking a picture before the conference starts! We begin today’s STARCAST with a refreshing opening picture!
This is Minzy, who is listening to the stories about this concert’s stage set with serious looks in the eyes.+_+
Maybe it is because the conference, she fully shows an adult-like and mature vibe.
This is CL’s conference fashion of today that is comfortable but cool!
Wow~ Doesn’t her look of holding the chin with a hand that has the pen look professional?
I am also saying something while looking at the conference agenda but it is sad as the voice is not conveyed through the pictureㅜ.ㅜ
What is our Bom looking at so intensely?+_+
What Bom is holding right now is the planning document about this ‘ALL OR NOTHING concert’ MD goods~
Please look forward to what kind of pretty and cool one and only 2NE1 goods will be released this time.
Provocative Minzy with provocative attitude and looks in the eye! The direction of the pupils are.. Don’t tell me… were you looking at me?
Do not forget that you are the youngest, Minzy! ^.~
I get to show it like this once again~This is Dara concentrating everyone~
I would have been thinking hard about promotion ideas even right at that moment…… right?^^;; Haha
I have immediately caught in sight the charisma leader CL, who is concentrating on the conference~ Even her single hand movement that is putting her hair back has charisma????
Last bonus picture!! This is one picture of the unrevealed meeting with an authority of the captain San.
I am going to wrap up the last episode with this serious look^.^
Wow~ It feels new as I get to show the members in this way myself in a long time. Whether it is the stage that 2NE1 stands on or the place that we are together with you guys, they are all important moments every time but we are thinking either A or B! just for this world tour. Just like the title, it is “ALL OR NOTHING”!! It will be a choice that you guys are not going to regret>.< I will see you guys at the concert site! Bye~
+ The autograph that is revealed in surprise this week is the autograph from Bom. I am also preparing to show something surprising together with Bom. Please highly look forward to it. Now then, the captain San really send last greeting and bye! ^^
PS: You guys are going to get ready to play with us together in “ALL OR NOTHING” IN SEOUL that starts off 2NE1 world tour concert on March 1st and 2nd, right~?
Source: Naver Starcast