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/

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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

2NE1 “A debut thats like a dream, we want to win with a strong perfomance

New female group 2NE1 has made their first steps into the music world.

CL(18), Park Bom(25), Sandara Park(25), Gong Minji(15), who is in the group 2NE1 from YG entertainment, will have their first debut stage on the 17th at SBS Inkigayo. On the 6th, 2NE1 came out with their title song ‘Fire’ and 2 MV’s, Street and Space.

2NE1, today, after their rehearsal, had an interview with Star News.

CL, who has the position of rap and leader said, “We are very nervous because it is our debut stage, but we had more than 1000 fans today supporting us who has been a strong support and we finished our rehersal with enjoyment.”

Lead vocal, Park Bom also said “Our rehearsal stage felt like a concert stage thanks to our fans support (laughs). Also, the other vocal Sandara Park, was smiling as she said “This debut stage is like a dream.” The team’s youngest Gong Minji also said “I am very thankful to all the people who took interest in our debut date.” [T/N- debut date = debut stage]

They also confessed that their seniors Big Bang’s support gave them a lot of strength. Also this day, Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Daesung were present at the debut to support. Park Bom said, “Big Bang members gave us advice on how to look at the camera and also on body movements and also gave us a lot of strength.

CL said “Everyone at our company helped us a lot, and before our debut, lots of people recognised us and rather saying we were intimidated, we will enjoy our stage.”

The girls also said, they will perform with strong music and a strong performance and we will try hard to get the fans love and support.

Park Bom also said “The members have been practising every hour, expect for the sleeping hour and we tried hard, and will also show our good side to fans.”

YG entertainment boss, Yang Hyun Suk, was also present to support the girls personally and said with the start of ‘Fire’ they will be continuing their activities until the end of the year, and that 2NE1 will show a different side from the usual female idol groups. He also said that he will be thankful to all the fans who continue to show support.

Translations by cookieMuncher @ YGS21 + dysphoriia@LJ
Original article: http://news.nate.com/view/20090517n04148

2ne1 Ingkigayo DEBUT stage

2ne1 vsT-Ara

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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’ wiht Big 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. And for T-ara who released the song ‘Good Person Ver.1′ last week went up to #35 this week, but even so the song ‘Female Generation’ by SeeYa, Davichi and T-ara member JiYeon is moving up the music charts very fast at #3 position with ‘Fire’ following close behind. One Korean music industry official said, “Unlike the other female groups like So Nyeo Shi Dae, WonderGirls, SeeYa and KARA, 2NE1 and T-ara received acknowledge for their capabilities even before their debut. We are seeing that these 2 groups will continue to grow in terms of popularity.” Meanwhile, to update about the Kpop scene, 2PM’s ‘Again&Agin’ has gone up to #1 on the Mnet chart in just 2 weeks. This is also the first #1 the group has gotten 8 months into their debut. This week, Lee Seung Chul 24 years into his debut and recently released his 10th album ‘Mutopia’ title song ‘Lost A Nail’ is at #37, and ChaeYeon who is back with the song ‘Shake’ coming back after 2 years and 2 months is #44, while JunJin’s comeback song ‘Hey!Ya’ featuring Son DamBi is at #59. source: kbtes

Netizens can’t stop talking about 2NE1 ‘plagiarising

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As if talking about it for once is not enough, netizens continue ona spree about the plagiarism issues on YG upcoming 2NE1’s debut.

Previously, there were talks about how their ‘Fire’ MV plagiarises singer M.I.A ‘Jimmy’ MV concept, now they are moving on to say that the group even copy of M.I.A’s fashion concept.

Netizens comparing the fashion concept of M.I.A with that of 2NE1.

There are also talks about how the ‘diaper suit’ that Park Bom was in for their new photoshoot is a ripoff from M.I.A’s during Grammy Awards 2009 video provided by BOMtarat.

2ne1 changing the whole domain of a female girlband

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