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YG Entertainment Wins Five Red Dot Design Awards

2ne11-e1439224293179-800x450YG Entertainment’s expertise in music is well-known, but the company is proving that their excellence in design too too.

The “Red Dot Design Award” is a German design contest that is considered the Oscars of the design field and one of the top three design awards along with IF and IDEA. Starting from 1955, it has awarded works for product design, communication design, and concept design. Winners are displayed at the Red Dot Design Museum located in Essen, Germany.

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Yang Hyun Suk Says He’s Missed 2NE1 During Recent Girl Group Comeback Battle


YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun Suk recently sat down for a candid interview with Korean news outlet Daily Sports at his newly opened restaurant in Hongdae. While many of the interview questions relate to BIGBANG as well as his private life and career, he also has the opportunity to talk about YG’s flagship female group 2NE1 as well as the company’s successful male group WINNER.

Daily Sports comments, “2NE1 have really been missed during the recent battle amongst girl groups.”

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Fans Are Missing 2NE1 For Hot Summer Season of Girl Groups, YG’s Response “Yes”

37fff5ed8536219801e3b4f89117aa68This 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.

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The 10 Best K-Pop Girl Group Hits From the First Half of the Decade



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.

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Soompi: Five of K-Pop’s Most Famous 4D Idols

Bom, a member of the South Korean band 2NE1, poses for a portrait in New York August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

Bom, a member of the South Korean band 2NE1, poses for a portrait in New York August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

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.”

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2NE1 Win ‘Favorite Girl Group Album’ & ‘Most Promising New Girl Group’ on Billboard’s 2015 Girl Group Week Poll’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!

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Billboard: “Will a K-Pop Girl Group Take Over the U.S. Soon (Or Ever)?”

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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?

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