[ARTICLE] 2NE1′s “I Am the Best” Rises to the Top of the Charts After Their Appearance on “The Bachelor”

On January 27, 2NE1 appeared on ABC’s hit reality show “The Bachelor,” fostering a new interest in the girl group in the United States and Canada.

The cast of “The Bachelor” visited YG Entertainment headquarters in South Korea. The show introduced YG to the cast as the place where “K-Pop in South Korea happens,” and compared 2NE1 to the Spice Girls, saying that 2NE1 are megastars in Korea. 2NE1 then welcomed the cast, who came into their dance studio, and taught them the dance to “I Am the Best.”

One of the girls on the show said, awestruck, “2NE1 is huge here in Korea. Their YouTube video has 77 million views. Million. That’s a lot of views.” 2NE1 also invited the “Bachelor” cast to perform with them for “I Am the Best” during their mini concert at Times Square in Seoul.

Following the broadcast of “The Bachelor,” 2NE1’s “I Am the Best” shot up to 3rd place on the U.S. iTunes’ electronic singles chart, and took over the top spot on Canada’s electronic singles chart, as well.

In other news, 2NE1 will be starting their second world tour in March at the Seoul Olympic Park SK Handball Stadium.

Source: Soompi

[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

[ARTICLE] Billboard: “K-Pop Girl Group 2NE1 Featured in Upcoming Episode of ‘The Bachelor'”

Juan Pablo and six lucky ladies will learn choreography from the will.i.am collaborators.

K-pop girl group 2NE1 will get some bigtime U.S. TV exposure with an appearance on “The Bachelor.”

The will.i.am collaborators will be the focus of a group date where current Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, and six girls will learn choreography from Bom, Minzy, CL and Dara in Seoul, South Korea.

Spoiler alert: “Bachelor” fans may have already spotted the K-pop group in ateaser video for the episode. Based on the dance moves shown in the clip, 2NE1 followers have deduced that the act will teach the choreography to one of their signature hits, “I Am the Best,” which was covered on “So You Think You Can Dance?” last August.

With more than 83 million views, the “I Am the Best” music video is one of the most watched K-pop vids on YouTube.

“The Bachelor” episode featuring 2NE1 is scheduled to air Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: Billboard

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

2NE1-ABC The Bachelor

[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