American Billboard magazine drew attention by spotlighting 2NE1’s second full-length album that has recently been released.
In its article about 2NE1, which was published on the 3 this month (local time), Billboard says, “After spending 2013 experimenting with different images and sounds — from the sunny, reggae pop of “FALLING IN LOVE” to the sparse, piano ballad “MISSING YOU” — 2NE1′s new album “CRUSH” feels like a return to the group’s roots. The 10-track LP comes with hard-hitting, electro-pop/hip-hop tracks that recall some of 2NE1′s past singles while refreshing the formula with new sounds and influences.”
Billboard introduces “COME BACK HOME” as “a reggae-trap hybrid” and says, “…mashes the two seemingly disparate genres into a booming final product”. The magazine goes on to say, “…the girls croon about losing a lover, asking him to ‘COME BACK HOME’ until the production flips into a heavy trap beat. At that point, the girls get seductive and demand their love to ‘COME, BABY BABY, COME, BABY BABY’.”
The female quartet snags the accomplishment without revealing any album material prior
K-pop notches its biggest sales week yet for an album, thanks to 2NE1. The girl group’s new album “Crush” opens at No. 61 on the Billboard 200, selling 5,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The set surpasses the previous best week, logged by boy band BIGBANG’s “Alive” in 2012, which launched with 4,000. More impressively, the quartet managed the feat with four days of sales. 2NE1 also immediately sets the record for the highest-charting K-Pop album on the Billboard 200. Until this week’s chart, the scene had only hit as high as No. 126 with Girls’ Generation-TTS’ “Twinkle” EP in 2012.
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2NE1’s 2nd full album “CRUSH” is to be sold in Japan on March 19, in its Korean version.
YG Entertainment made the announcement on March 5, “Up to now 2NE1’s songs released in Japan were translated into Japanese, but this album will be sold as it is, which is Korean. The reason is that local related personnel who listened to the album gave good reviews on the original songs, so we decided to keep it this way.”
As girl group 2NE1 (CL, DARA, BOM, and MINZY) is drawing a big attention by disclosing the music of their new album and new music videos, people are now paying keen attention to what kind of performance they will showcase on the stage.
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