2NE1

투애니원

2NE1( Korean :투애니원,IPA: [tʰu.ɛ.ni.wʌn]) was a South Korean girl group composed of Bom , Dara , CL , and Minzy , formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. After appearing alongside boy band Big Bang in the song " Lollipop ", a promotional single for LG Electronics , the group rose to fame with the release of their two eponymous extended plays ,2NE1(2009) and2NE1(2011), and two studio albums,To Anyone(2010) andCrush(2014). All peaked at the number one position on the Gaon Album Chart . They also scored nine number one hits on the Gaon Digital Chart , with " Try to Follow Me ", " Go Away ", " Lonely ", " I Am the Best ", "Ugly", " I Love You ", " Falling in Love ", "Missing You", and " Come Back Home ".The quartet simultaneously conducted a similarly successful career in Japan, releasing first a Japanese version of their second EP,Nolza( 2011) and following up with the studio albumsCollection(2012) andCrush(2014). Following a long-term hiatus, Minzy departed the group in April 2016,while the rest of the group disbanded later that November. Though CL and Dara remain signed to YG Entertainment, Bom's contract was not renewed.Their final single "Good Bye" was released on January 21, 2017.At the peak of their career and prior to their split, 2NE1 was considered one of the most successful and popular girl groups in South Korea.Having sold 66.5 million records, they are one of the best selling girl groups of all time .Billboardmagazine ranked 2NE1 as one of the best K-pop girl groups of the past decadewhileThe New York Timesnamed 2NE1's performance at the Prudential Center in New Jersey as one of the "Best Concerts of 2012".

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 2NE1's History

Pre-debutedit

The group's name was initially announced as "21", however, due to the discovery of a singer with the same name, the group was quickly renamed "2NE1".The name, pronounced in Korean to approximate English as "To Anyone" or ( US ) "Twenty One", combines the phrases "21st century" and "New Evolution".

2009–2010: Debut and commercial successedit

2NE1 at 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards . Left to right: Bom, CL, Dara and Minzy

The final single, " I Don't Care ", was released simultaneously alongside their first eponymous EP in July.Promotional activities quickly followed to demonstrate a softer, more feminine image of the group to contrast the edgier image previously portrayed in "Fire"."I Don't Care" became the most downloaded song of that month, later winning Song of the Year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards .

2NE1totaled 100,000 copies by the end of the year.2NE1 later performed at the 6th Asia Song Festival , representing Korea alongside three other groups and later winning the Asian Newcomer's award.

A fifth song "Don't Stop the Music" was recorded as a "special gift for Thai fans" and was also used in conjunction with the group's Yamaha Fiore endorsement.At the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards , 2NE1 took home the most accolades: "Artist of the Year", "Best Music Video" for "Can't Nobody", "Best Female Group", and "Album of the Year" award.

2011–2012: Japanese debut and international expansionedit

2NE1 at 2011 MTV Daum Music Fest, February 19, 2011

On March 16, the quartet's first Korean EP2NE1was made available in Japan; promotional activities were canceled due to the Tōhoku Earthquake and tsunami .2NE1debuted at #24 on the Oricon charts , selling 3,860 copies in its first week of release.Initial plans for their official Japanese debut onMusic Stationwere postponed to later that year due to the earthquake,though the quartet did participate in the Naver "Pray for Japan" campaign alongside many other Korean celebrities to raise funds for earthquake victims.

The album itself was a major success, topping the Gaon Chart and selling over 108,000 copies.Following the end of promotions in August, 2NE1 held their first sold-out solo concert at the Olympic Hall in the Chamsil Olympic Park on August 26, 27 and 28 in Seoul, South Korea before flying back to Japan.

2NE1 at Nikon 's 'A Shot a Day' event

2NE1 performed at Times Square in December to accept the honor. At the end of 2011, 2NE1 was also nominated for the Japan Record Award for "Best New Artist", losing to Japanese girl group Fairies .

"She's So (Outta Control)" reached number 43 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart.2NE1 subsequently concluded their Japanese promotions by performing at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Japan , which took place on June 23 at the Makuhari Messe . They also won the "Best New Artist Video" award for their song "I Am the Best". A non-album single " I Love You " was also released in their home country, topping the chart and becoming their sixth number one single.That December, 2NE1 and Big Bang made MTV Style’s list of "Best Band Style of 2012". The two YG Entertainment groups are the only Asian artists to make the list of 10, which includes One Direction , The Wanted , Backstreet Boys , Spice Girls , Destiny's Child , Fun and No Doubt .

2013–2014: Collaborations, worldwide recognition, and world touredit

2NE1 performing at Samsung Passion Talk, September 2013

A second collaboration with will.i.am brought forth "Gettin' Dumb"; this time including his bandmate apl.de.ap . The song was featured on will.i.am's second album#willpower, which was released on April 23.2NE1's next singles were not tied to any album, with the chart-topping " Falling in Love " and "Missing You", becoming their seventh and eighth number one singles. A third, " Do You Love Me ", was a top three hit.

Two singles were released simultaneously: " Come Back Home " and "Happy". "Come Back Home" peaked at number one on the Gaon Singles Chart, becoming their ninth number one hit.Their third single from the album, " Gotta Be You " was subsequently released on May 20 along with a music video.Crushsold 5,000 copies in 4 days in America, peaking at #61 onBillboard200 and setting a new U.S record for "Highest Charting and Best Selling Kpop Album", beating other groups such as Girls' Generation and Big Bang.On June 26, they released the Japanese edition ofCrush,which charted at #4 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart.

and ranked first inBillboardmagazine's list of "Best Kpop Album of 2014"as well as eleventh for its year-end World Album chart.

2015–2017: Hiatus and disbandmentedit

CL embarked a solo career in the United States with the release of " Hello Bitches " from her upcoming EPLifted. The group's only activity in 2015 was a surprise performance at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong. After CL's performance of her solo singles "The Baddest Female" and "Hello Bitches", all members reunited to perform "Fire" and "I Am the Best".The performance is now the most-viewed MAMA performance by a girl-group. It was applauded and as a result, was listed as one of the best performances of 2015 by Fuse .Despite not having made a comeback, 2NE1 nonetheless was the 16th most reblogged K-pop group on Tumblr for 2015.Additionally, both 2NE1 and CL were given a nod by Spotify in their "Year in Music" Twitter Campaign for each achieving over one million listeners, and being played a "staggering" 165 years worth when combined. They also won China 's 2016 Korea First Brand Grand Prize award for "Top 10 Most Anticipated K-Stars of 2016".

The song topped Billboard World Digital Songs.

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 2NE1's Artistry and influences

Musical stylesedit

(2009), the group was noted to have a distinct, mixed style. While " Lollipop " was categorized as for pop , debut single " Fire " is predominately influenced by hip hop . " I Don't Care ", however, was intended as a song with a reggae feel.

The three title tracks, " Clap Your Hands ", "Go Away", and " Can't Nobody " were noted for their lasting impressions.

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Zack Greenburg from the American business magazineForbesdescribed 2NE1 as a pop group characterized by bold, bright outfits and big, catchy hooks punctuated by rap verses and an "in-your-face swagger". He also considers the group to be "bigger than Psy ", singer of the worldwide hit single " Gangnam Style ".

Mezamashi TV ,and "Don't Stop the Music" for their Yamaha Fiore endorsement..During the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and tsunami , 2NE1 lend their image to the Naver "Pray for Japan" campaign to help raise funds for victims.

Influencesedit

They have credited the Spice Girls and TLC as girl group influences.

while leader CL said producer Teddy Park and American entertainers Madonna and Lauryn Hill are her role models.Dara states that singer-actress Uhm Jung-hwa is her inspiration, and idolizes Regine Velasquez , a well-known Filipino singer and also known as being Asia's songbird. She also enjoys Britney Spears 's style and music, citing her as a role model, whose songs she often sang to while growing up, during American interviews stateside for their New Evolution World Tour stop in California.

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 2NE1's Discography

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 2NE1's Concerts

Headliningedit

  • The Party in Philippines (2011)
  • Nolza (2011)
  • New Evolution Global Tour (2012)
  • AON: All or Nothing World Tour (2014)

Other concertsedit

  • YG Family Concert (2010)
  • YG Family 15th Anniversary Concert (2011–2012)
  • YG Family World Tour: Power (2014)

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 2NE1's Filmography

  • 2009Style(cameo)
  • 2009Girlfriends(cameo)
  • 20092NE1TV
  • 20102NE1TV Season 2
  • 20112NE1TV Live: Worldwide (season 3)
  • 2014America´s Next Top Model CBSTV
  • 2014The Bachelor - Juan Pablo
  • 2014The Tim Yap Show

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 2NE1's Awards and recognitions

The same year, the group earned Cyworld Digital Music Awards for Top Selling Artist, Best Rookie Group, Bonsang Award, and Best Song for "I Don't Care".The group was also nominated at the 2009 Golden Disk Awards for the Popularity Award, Rookie Award, and the Digital Bonsang.At the Melon Music Awards, the group was one and the only rookie of the Top 10 artists in South Korea and the Best New Artist.They won This Year’s Stage, This Year's Album, This Year's Song on 2009 GQ Awards. They received 4 out of 10 nominations on Rhythmer Awards 2009 including Rookie of the Year, R&B Artist of the Year, R&B Single of the Year for "I Don't Care" and R&B Album of the Year for their 1st Mini Album. Rhythmer.net is famous for hip-hop and R&B promotion for both mainstream and underground Korean music.

at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards, in addition to awards for Best Female Group and Best music video for " Can't Nobody ".They are the first artist who has won all 3 grand awards at Mnet Asian Music Awards.

On November 29, 2011, 2NE1 won the Best Vocal Performance by a Group for their song "Lonely" and was awarded their 2nd Song of the Year for "I Am the Best" at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards . After 2011, 2NE1 has won the most grand awards, for a female artist, in MAMA history with 4 wins (2 Song of the Years, 1 Album of the Year and 1 Artist of the Year).

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 2NE1's References

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