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090516 2NE1 Prepares A 6-Minute Long Performance For Their Debut on SBS Inkigayo


YG’s upcoming 4-member female group 2NE1 will have their debut stage on SBS Inkigayo on 17th May with their debut song ‘Fire’.

For this debut stage, the 2NE1 members have put in much time and practice intro preparing it, and is highly anticipated by fans.

It has been known that their debut stage will be 6 minutes long with an ”intro” video for their performance. The video was filmed in  SBS Centre on the 15th May.

For the filming of the ‘Intro’ video, not only were there 3 new sets made but also an equipment called the body mount cameras was used which has never been used before for broadcasting programs.

YG Entertainment also said, “There is high expectation and anticipation for this group2NE1. Even though such anticipation can be pressurizing, we have carefully prepared the music, stage and costumes to their performance.”

Cr. KBites

090513 War Of The New Female Groups? ”2NE1 VS T-ara”


The ‘war’ between the new female groups 2NE1 and T-ara has been a hot topic amongst netizens.

Group 2NE1 received attention with the successful release of CM song ‘Lollipop’ wihtBig Bang even before their debut. And with their debut song ‘Fire’ released recently, the song went up to #5 on music charts and #1 for download chart.

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090507 Will 2NE1 Be The Best Newcomer of 2009? Debut MVs Get A Million Views In Less Than A Day


Newcomers Girlgroup 2NE1 has been predicted to be best newcomer of 2009.

With their debut single ‘Fire’ going up to #1 on charts just after being released on Cyworld and Bugs along with their MVs getting a million+ views in just less than 1 day after release, Gom TV (which was the first to reveal the MVs) shared, “New singer group 2NE1 gets more than 1 million views for their MVs in just less than a day which is a wonderful result beyond anyone’s expectations.”

YG Entertainment also revealed, “YG’s Homepage plus internet community Bestiz also got overwhelming responses for the MV receiving more than 2 million views. Such overwhelming response is beyond what we have imagined.”

Netizens’ responses to the new group is also positive, “It is good that we get to see a girlgroup that is different from what we normally get”.

A special making video for the MV will be released on the 11th, and the girls will have their debut stage on 17th May.

Source: KBites

090506 2NE1 Proves To Be A Big Hit – More Than 500K Views In Just 2 hrs After MV Release


Group 2NE1 has proven to be a big hit. The MV to their debut song ‘Fire’ has been revealed on the 6th.

And in just 2 hours into the release of the MV, it has attracted more than 500,0oo views to GomTv site which was the first to reveal the MV.

A YG representative said, “The MV has attracted more than 500,000 views in just over 2 hours since its reveal on 6th May. We are in the state of bewilderment.”

2NE1 is YG’s new female group consisting of 4 member CL as the rapper leader,Sandara Park, Gong Min Ji and Park Bom. They also recently sang for the CM song for LG Lollipop phone with group Big Bang.

Source: KBites


090430 2NE1 to debut on 6th May with title song ‘FIRE’

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YG released a message on 3oth April, and in his message he revealed many details to YG’s upcoming group 2NE1‘s debut.

2NE1 will debut on 6th May, releasing their debut single with title song ‘FIRE’. They will have their debut stage on SBS Inkigayo on 17th May. 1TYM Teddy is said to be the overall producer for the song ‘FIRE’, the MV and also the fashion style for the group’s debut.

Dance choreography is done by Sean and Amy, while the MV is directed by Seo Hyun Seung. The song ‘FIRE’ is described as a ‘fast hip hop number with a reggae form’.

While all these are confirmed, YG suggested 3 ideas they may take for 2NE1‘s debut publicity…

YG’s message:

  • 2NE1 official debut date

YG’s new female group 2NE1 was first introduced via a CM song ‘Lollipop’ with Big Bang about a month back.

The group will be releasing their debut single on 6th May with the title song ‘FIRE’.

‘FIRE’ is a song produced by YG‘s main producer 1TYM Teddy, who also did TaeYang‘s ‘Look Only At Me’ and Um Jung Hwa‘s ‘DISCO’. Teddy is not only the composer and lyricist to the song ‘FIRE’, he also the overall producer for 2NE1 in terms of fashion style and MV.

‘FIRE’ is a song accompanied by percussion instruments rhythm with the African and Indian feel, and hiphop sync.

In other words, it can be introduced as “fast hip hop song with reggae form”.

The choreography to ‘FIRE’ is done by Amy and Sean who also did TaeYang’s ‘Look Only At Me’ and the MV director will be Seo Hyun Seung. We hope to achieve good results with this as we have the best staff for each field to the group’s debut.

We went through some brainstorming for the publicity strategy for 2NE1‘s debut. And we shall reveal some of our ideas now.

  1. First idea, the song ‘FIRE’ will be released on 2NE1‘s official homepage on 1st May. Just a 20 sec version. From there we will release a different version everyday by adding 10 secs to it. A day before the actual release, on 5th May, we will reveal 1min long version. And on 6th May itself, the MV and the full song will be revealed on online music sites.
  2. Second idea, ‘Fire’ full song to be revealed together with 2 versions of the MV. There will be 2 versions filmed of the MV, Same set but with no-duplicated scenes in them. By doing this, we hope it is not like trying to seek out to the whole world with 2 MV release. In anyway, it will be a fun experience.
  3. Third idea, regarding a different strategy for their promotional activities on broadcast programmes. 2NE1 will have their debut stage on 17th May on SBS Inkigayo.

In preparation for 4 years, we announced that 2NE1‘s album will include 10 songs initially. But looking at that point of view that 2NE1 is still a newcomer, we have decided to release a single first with ‘FIRE’, which will express 2NE1‘s image well, as the title song first. In around July and October, we have plans for release of a minialbum and a full-length album, and the group will be active all the way till the way of the year.

Since SWI.T in 2002, this is a new female group under YG after so long, and to tell the truth, I’m a little nervous about it. With different concept and capabilities, we hope that fans will give much support and concern for 2NE1.

Translation: sookyeong via KBites

090430 ”Lollipop” is CYWorld’s Song of the Month (April) + ”Lollipop” Continues To Sweep Charts


** Without official broadcast and performance on music programmes, Big Bang and2NE1‘s collaboration CM song ‘Lollipop’ is up #1 on music charts for the 3rd consecutive week.

For the 4th week of April, ‘Lollipop’ is #1 on Mnet chart for the 3rd consecutive week. The song is up against other singers like Super Junior, Son DamBi and other junior singers. Super Junior’s ‘Sorry Sorry’ is up at #3 for the first week, but for the next 5 weeks, it stayed at #2 position. Son DamBi‘s #3 for the last week. And K-Will‘s ‘Tears are falling’ stays at #4 position.

For After School‘s comeback song ‘Diva’, it rose up 43 positions to #6 in just 2 weeks. But for the download section, ‘Lollipop’ still stayed at #1 position.

Also, Boys Over Flowers cast Lee Min Ho‘s CM song ‘Extreme’ went up 40 positions to #13 in just 2 weeks.

‘Lollipop’ #1 on music charts for 4th consecutive week

The CM song ‘Lollipop’ sung by Big Bang and 2NE1 is up #1 on Mnet chart for the 4th consecutive week.

The song topped the chart again for the 4th week of April on 28th April.Super Junior’s ‘Sorry Sorry’ which was up at #2 for 5 weeks is down at #3 with Davichi’s ‘My Man’ taking over the #2 spot.New group T-Ara’s song ‘Good Person’ is also up at #34.

Lee Soo Young and Park Ji Yoon’s comeback songs ‘Will Erase’ and ‘In my fading memories’ are up at #52 and #54 respectively.

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090422 YG, “2NE1’s Debut Attracting More Attention Than Big Bang’s”


YG, “We are more worried about 2NE1’s debut than when Big Bang did

YG speaks up the upcoming debut of their female group 2NE1 this May. YG Entertainment said in an interview on the 22nd, “We have not decided on how to have 2NE1 debut. The company is going through discussions on that currently. Mr. Yang Hyun Seok is putting a lot of emphasis and planning for 2NE1’s debut.”

Because this is the female group that YG is debuting for a long time ever since the last female group, we can only be more prudent and careful with the planning. As compared to debuting Big Bang, we are more worried and had put in much more effort for debuting 2NE1.”

The representative added, “Right now, they are also filming their MV. It will be a surprise and shock for everyone when it is revealed. We believe all this will bring us good results.

Meanwhile, the CM song ‘Lollipop’ featuring the collaboration of Big Bang and 2NE1 continues to excel on various music charts.

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090420 2NE1’s Special Debut, ”Top Secret Debut Plans Still In The Making”


2NE1 is dreaming of a special debut.

2NE1, awaiting their debut in May who has had the name ‘Female Big Bang‘, is said to be debuting in a particular way. YG Entertainment is preparing 2NE1’s debut in secrecy.

A spokesperson from YG Entertainment said, “2NE1 will be debuting in a different way to the normal way groups debut and that they are not at the stage to reveal in what way they will be debuting.

2NE1 has already gained popularity through ‘Lollipop‘ with Big Bang which has been number one on many online music charts. It is also said that 2NE1 will be the best rookie of 2009, and because of this, their special debut is getting more interest from fans.

Meanwhile, the song ‘Lollipop’ is hogging the #1 positions on various music charts. Not only that, the song is also doing very well winning the #1 positions on various caller ringtone and bell song charts – one of the most successful CM songs released.

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