Sandara Park’s High School Pictures

DNew pictures of 2NE1’s Sandara Park during her high school days have surfaced.

Sandara gained a substantial amount of fame in the Philippines after appearing on Star Circle Quest. She would go on to release an album and appear in movies and television before eventually returning to Korea to join 2NE1. The pictures show a typical teenage girl’s life, hanging out with friends at a coffee shop, spending the day at an amusement park. The photos give a cute glimpse into Sandara’s life before she became famouS.

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Sandara Park in Star Magic Catalogue

3ABS-CBN has recently released copies of their annual publication, Star Magic Catalogue 2010 which showcases over 300 artistes laid out on 150 pages.

There was a surprise though for fans of Sandara Park, or more affectionately known as Krung-Krung to her fans in the Philippines who still look out for her even though she’s based in Korea now, after appearing in the Star Magic Catalogue 2010.

No idea when this was taken or why Sandara is included in this catalouge since she’s now under YG Entertainment and doing well as part of 2NE1. But it might be because because she still has ties with ABS-CBN, having debuted in their Star Circle Quest program in 2004. Anyway, she looks beautiful and stunning in this single page spread

Music Chart Review (Seoul, Korea)

2NE1 has won their 3rd consecutive #1 on music charts.

The group’s current hit song ‘I Don’t Care’ is #1 again on music site Monkey3 for the 5th week of July (27th July – 2nd August). The song went on the chart at #11 and in just 2 weeks’ time it went up to the #1 position and this is their 3rd week winning #1.

Meanwhile, Park MyungSoo and Jessica’s duet ‘NaengMyun’ is at #2 and Future Liger (Tiger JK, Yoo JaeSeok and Yoon MiRae)’s ‘Let’s Dance’ is at #4 – both songs were from the special episode for Infinite Challenge.

And Brown Eyed Girls ‘Abracadabra’ is at #3 on the chart in just 2 weeks.

Rest of the chart results:

1. 2NE1 ‘I Don’t Care’
2. Park MyungSoo, Jessica ‘NaengMyun’
3. Brown Eyed Girls ‘Abracadabra’
4. Future Liger ‘Let’s Dance’
5. FT Island ‘I Hope’
6. SNSD ‘Tell Me Your Wish’
7. MC Mong ‘Indian Boy’
8. Lee Seung Gi ‘Will you marry me’
9. 4Minute ‘Hot Issue’
10. 2NE1 ‘Pretty Boy

Newcomer group T-ara is also at #13 with the song ‘Lies’, and KARA’s comeback song ‘Wanna’ is at #22 on the chart.chart

Ingkigayo Summer Special

Besides SHINeePM, three other group collaborations will ignite the Inkigayo Stage this Sunday. Kara, who will turn into rocker girls ala the “Same Heart” MV, will join F.T. Island for rockin’ performances of their songs. Brown Eyed Girls and 4minute will do a joint dance performance, probably similar to the BEG/Kara performance on Music Bank. Finally, member(s) from girl groups SNSD, 2NE1, 4minute, BEG, and Kara will present special performances, along with a special feature called VTR “Girl Talk” – which meant that the earlier rumors were not completely unfounded.

Other than these collaborations, there are two other specials which we previously reported: girl groups combining for a 2PM/Suju performance, and 2NE1’s performance of Big Bang’s “Last Farewell”. This edition of SBS Inkigayo just might be the most action-packed music show of the year, and allkpop will be here to bring it to y’all.

credits to allkpop

2NE1’s 4th Win in a row!

2ne1's leader CL and Sandara Park happy for their 4th consecutive victory

2ne1's leader CL and Sandara Park happy for their 4th consecutive victory

Yes the four girls had their 4th win against SNSD’s “Tell Me Your Wish” via their 2nd single “I Don’t Care”. For this new girl band this is such an achievement winning against their sunbae! That’s what makes GDragon more proud of this girls having been a part of their album.

Currently SNSD is holding the title of winning the award 9 weeks in a row for “Gee” in Music Bank! This will be such a challenge for 2ne1. Can they break the record? Not just breaking the record against SNSD but also being the newbies achieving such a n honor! We will be waiting for that day to come! Stay tuned!

finally 2ne1 NAILED it!

Spread some of the “Fire”~

2NE1 just had their third live stage this past weekend, and really, they nailed it. Their vocals were sharp, all the girls had their energy up, the stage doesn’t look as empty as usual because of the glowing white jungle gym, and their outfits were toned down to an acceptably flattering level.

If you haven’t noticed, 2NE1’s only live stages have been consecutively on the SBS Inkigayo. YG Entertainment have stayed with Inkigayo so far because they have shown the most “interest” in 2NE1, but now they are finally moving on to KBS Music Bank. 2NE1 are apparently going to get a complete upgrade in style and choreography. No more wonky street outfits, lack of much needed background dancers, and (hopefully) what I call the “I’m sweeping the floor with my hand” move. How much it’ll change is questionable, but any improvement is always welcome.

It seems like they are using this tactic to up the ante for the music programs, as they continuously build upon the performances, so the fans will always be craving more and each step will offer something different, instead of the same old routine again and again.

In addition to that, 2NE1 is going to release a new offline album that you can physically buy in July. YG has said that the new concept will be much different from the swaggerific appeal of “Fire,” and opting for more “feminine charm.”
source: http://popseoul.com/

2ne1 Upgraded performance on May 24

thumb_2NE1 0012NE1 will have their 2nd stage with ‘Fire’ on SBS Inkigayo on 24th May.

For their activities, YG has announced that they will control on the group’s performances. As a newcomer, they will only perform once on stage a week.

The group is said to be one of the most anticipated newcomer group of the year. Already before their debut, they have been in the spotlight for their collaborate CM song ‘Lollipop’ with group Big Bang.

And for their debut stage on SBS Inkigayo on 17th May, they have the show’s viewerhip shoot up to a record of 14.93%.

2NE1’s 1st stage last week was a good one because they had great sound systems as installed by the broadcast program staff. And this week, they will also be back with great sound system for their performance, prepared beforehand of the telerecording.

And to review their first stage, the girls received advice from Big Bang on how they should hold their mics and also they had Yang Hyun Seok himself to rearrange their choreography.

source: kbites