[ARTICLE] Fuse TV: “Model Behavior: 37 Musicians in Fashion Campaigns” – 2NE1 At Number 3

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

[ARTICLE+VIDEO] 2NE1, Taeyang and WINNER Bring You Inside K-Pop Headquarters YG Entertainment

An in-depth look at the Seoul HQ where phenoms like PSY, BIGBANG and K-pop’s future stars record, work out and chow down

Home to acts like PsyBIGBANG and 2NE1, South Korean record label YG Entertainment is one of the biggest forces in the global K-pop phenomenon. The agency’s Seoul headquarters is where their artists record, work out, rehearse, learn choreography, play and eat at the famous YG Cafeteria that’s fed the likes of Justin Bieber,Quincy Jones and Will and Jaden Smith. As a part of Fuse News‘ week-long FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop special, host Liz Walaszczyk got an exclusive inside look that you can watch above.

But not just anybody gets the five-star treatment from YG HQ. Artists need to work hard to earn it.

The label’s latest act—newly-created boy band WINNER—will release music this month after competing for their K-pop debut on a reality show, Who is Next: WIN, against another YG male act.

“We were happy that we won and sad for those who lost,” rapper Mino tells Fuse in their U.S. television debut. “There were a lot of mixed emotions, so we cried together.”

Look out for more segments on YG artists like BIGBANG, Epik High and Lee Hi coming later this week as FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop continues.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Source: Fuse TV

[FROM YG] America’s Fuse TV Spotlights 2NE1 ~ “They’re Gonna Take Over The World”

AMERICA’S FUSE TV SPOTLIGHTS 2NE1 – “THEY’RE GONNA TAKE OVER THE WORLD”

[enews24 전수미 기자] 2NE1 is attracting much attention by making an appearance on America’s FUSE TV.

America’s music cable FUSE TV is introducing artists from YG Entertainment one at a time, in celebration of the New Year under the title, ‘FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop.’

In the morning of Jan 14 (American time Jan 13 7:30 pm), 2NE1 was the first in line to be introduced on FUSE TV. The reporter was at YG head quarter for the interview with 2NE1. CL, the leader of 2NE1, set the stage for a relaxed interview with FUSE TV reporter with her fluent English.

The reporter said, “They’ve racked up over 400 million YouTube views, and with the World Tour set to kick off in March, they’re gonna take over the world. [2NE1] has even caught the attention of American rappers like will.i.am, who featured 2NE1 in his #willpower album, along with Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus,” and added, “2NE1’s first studio album won ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2010 MAMA.

CL commented, “We have been working on an album right now for like 5 years. To me, an album is like a footprint. It’s like a legacy. And we’ve been just dropping singles out and we want every song to have a video, have a concept, and have a message, and have the right performance, style.” And the reported added, “And it seems to be working. The reggae-tinged ‘Falling In Love’ music video was the 4th most watched K-Pop video in the U.S. in 2013.

The quartet that is set to kick off their World Tour in March, starting from Seoul, said, “We’re gonna be touring all across Asia, and we would love to go to South America, because our second biggest fan base is in Brazil.

Lastly, when asked which artist they want to work with, CL answered, “We love M.I.A. I met her and I was like, ‘I love you!’, and she said she’ll be in Korea soon. I love Drake. I think he’s cool.

FUSE TV, spotlighting artists from YG Entertainment who brought sensational waves to the world music market, will be moving on to following artists after 2NE1: on Jan 14 YG Entertainment and the upcoming new group WINNER will be featured, on Jan 15 T.O.P and BIGBANG, on Jan 16 TAEYANG, and Jan 21 EPIK HIGH and Jan 22 LEEHI.

2NE1, “WANT TO WORK WITH M.I.A” ON AMERICA’S FUSE TV

[스타뉴스 윤성열 기자] YG’s girl group 2NE1 (members DARA, CL, BOM and MINZY) made an appearance on FUSE TV, America’s music cable channel.

FUSE TV revealed its interview with 2NE1, held at the head office of YG Entertainment in Seoul, Hapjeong, on Jan 13 (local time).

FUSE TV’s reporter began the interview by saying, “They’ve racked up over 400 million YouTube views, and with the World Tour set to kick off in March, they’re gonna take over the world.”

She added, “[2NE1] has even caught the attention of American rappers like will.i.am, who featured 2NE1 in his #willpower album, along with Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus,” and added, “2NE1’s first studio album won ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2010 MAMA.”

2NE1’s leader, CL, explained, “We have been working on an album right now for like 5 years. To me, an album is like a footprint. It’s like a legacy. And we’ve been just dropping singles out and we want every song to have a video, have a concept, and have a message, and have the right performance, style.”

The quartet that is set to kick off their World Tour in March, starting from Seoul, said, “We’re gonna be touring all across Asia, and we would love to go to South America, because our second biggest fan base is in Brazil.”

When asked which artist they want to work with, CL answered, “We love M.I.A. I met her and I was like, ‘I love you!’, and she said she’ll be in Korea soon. I love Drake. I think he’s cool.”

FUSE TV is doing a special program in celebration of the new year, under the title, “FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop”, and will be introducing artists from YG Entertainment.

Moving on from 2NE1, on Jan 14 YG Entertainment and WINNER will be featured, on Jan 15 T.O.P and BIGBANG, on Jan 16 TAEYANG, and Jan 21 EPIK HIGH and Jan 22 LEEHI.

Source: YG Life

[NEWS+INTERVIEW] 2NE1 Address Lengthy Album Delay: “We Focus on Each & Every Song”

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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; will.i.am 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’ host Liz Walaszczyk was in South Korea as part of our ongoing FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop week, where the girls told her 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.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW AND THE BONUS CLIP!

“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! <3″ – oh.dara.com

Source: Fuse TV

[INSTAGRAM] FuseTV News Desk and Liz Walaszczyk with 2NE1 During and After the Interview

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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

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

Sources: @lizispersona + fusenewsdesk

[FEATURE+FASHION] Fuse TV: “10 Dope Looks From 2NE1 Throughout the Years”

Since debuting in 2009, this fierce K-pop girl group has earned international attention not only for their addictive music, but also for their forward-thinking fashion. Here’s 10 of our favorite looks from the quartet

Spreading K-Pop While Looking Fierce

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While 2NE1 led the way for Korean pop and hip hop’s international advancement, they always did so looking way fierce and ultra fashionable. Here are CL, Bom, Dara and Minzy with the JS Wings Adidas sneakers, created for them by fashion-forward designer Jeremy Scott.

High Hair, High Chart Positions

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Check out how high Dara’s hair got at the MTV World Stage VMAJ 2010 in Tokyo.

Dope Tracksuits, Anyone?

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The quartet even makes workout gear look super fresh!

So Hood

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That’s CL hidden under her hood…we feel you, girl. Sometimes you just gotta keep your style under wraps.

The More Patterns, The Better

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In 2NE1 Land, there’s no such thing as contrasting patterns.

“Gold Chains, Swingin’ Left-Right”

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In 2NE1 Land, there’s no such thing as contrasting patterns.

“Gold Chains, Swingin’ Left-Right”

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The name 2NE1 comes from a combination of the phrases “21st century” and “new evolution.” Don’t question it: These looks are the future.

The Girls’ Best Features

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The girls looking flashy at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Seoul saw CL showing off her toned tummy, Dara sporting a crazy hair color (and rocking it, of course), Bom flashing her in-shape legs and Minzy looking cute as a button.

Unicorns? Yes, Please!

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Seriously. Who else could wear a unicorn stapled across her dress and look hot?!?

Linebackers

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Every good girl group knows you need multi-colored, bedazzled shoulder pads.

Credits: FUSE TV

[FEATURE] Fuse TV: BIGBANG, 2NE1, Jay Park & More Headline ‘FUSE LOVES SEOUL: From K-Pop to Hip Hop’

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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.

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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.

Source: Fuse TV