This summer stages literally a battle field of Korean girl groups. The season is crowded with hottest girl groups’ come-back such as GIRL’S GENERATION, SISTAR, GIRL’S DAY, APINK, MAMAMOO, 9MUSES, AOA, MINX, STELLAR, SONAMOO, HELLOVENUS. WONDER GIRLS and GFRIEND will soon join the scene.
2NE1’s “CLAP YOUR HANDS”
Even if you are not a fan of 2NE1, you have to admire the fact that YG Entertainment’s flagship female act has an identifiable sound, which is not something you can say about the vast majority of girl groups out there. Possibly the main reason for this is the fact that 2NE1 has worked pretty extensively withTeddy (aka Teddy Park), YG’s biggest name in-house producer.
If you have been around K-pop for any length of time, chances are that you have heard of someone having a “4D personality.” Basically, this means that you are just a bit odd, strange, slightly weird or otherwise “out of this world.” Instead of this being an insult however, it’s actually intended as a compliment! People with 4D personalities tend to be creative and confident and generally bring laughter and entertainment to those around them. K-pop is no stranger to the 4D personality of course! When you put together any group of creative, artistic and unique individuals, there are bound to be some people who just seem slightly different than the rest- those are the ones with the so-called 4D personality. Who really qualifies as a 4D character though? Let’s check it out in “Five of K-pop’s Most Famous 4D Idols.”
It has been reported that fierce girl group member—2NE1’s Park Bom is set to debut her very first original soundtrack for ‘’TBS’’ their new drama ‘’Flowers for Algernon’’.
Billboard.com’s 2015 Girl Group Week has come to an end, and to mark the occasion, we wanted to reveal the results of our second annual Girl Group Week Readers’ Poll, which let pop fans vouch for their favorite girl group songs, albums, videos and more. With thousands of votes cast in the three days that the readers’ poll was open, it’s time to congratulate Little Mix, 2NE1and t.A.T.u. for coming out on top in some of the major categories!
What will it take for a group like 2NE1 or Girls’ Generation to break big in the States?
In the past five years, South Korea has looked to its girl groups to be the ones to break into America’s pop scene. Barring PSY‘s unexpected breakthrough with “Gangnam Style” — which many fans still don’t deem a “K-pop” breakthrough — a Korean group still hasn’t penetrated the scene in a meaningful way, despite fan bases that rival (and at times proven to be stronger than) One Direction, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Will a K-pop girl group ever become a U.S. phenomenon?
Big Bang and 2NE1 have made it to the list of 2015 YouTube Music Awards′s 50 winners as the only K-Pop groups, proving their popularity and status.
Did you see the popular South Korean girls group 2NE1 at the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 8? It turns out that Microsoft placed a commercial during the Grammys that uses 2NE1’s hit song, “I Am The Best.” In case you missed it, here’s the ad that’s creating a buzz among K-pop lovers.
You don’t need to understand Korean to get pumped up from this K-pop jam. “I Am the Best” is a now-classic, empowering anthem and even Microsoft used it in a commercial to tell their competition they were, well, the best. Show those gym rats who’s boss!