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[VIDEO] David Choi talks about 2NE1 and Current Plans

at around 4:35 David Choi was asked who was his favorite band and he said that he likes 2NE1!

Credits: @Youtube

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[NEWS] YG Holds Hands with eBay to Open eBay Store

YG Entertainment has recently opened an online store with eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace.

YG Entertainment revealed on June 7 that the company officially opened up a ‘YG Store’ on eBay, with hopes of reaching out to overseas fans who cannot access Korean internet shopping sites.

At the YG store (http://stores.ebay.com/ygentertainment), fans can find albums of Big Bang, Se7en and 2NE1, as well as fan goods like glow sticks, character pens, clothing and more.

With the new store, YG Entertainment plans to make Big Bang the first celebrities in Asia to open up a Celebrity Store on eBay, following other stars such as Lady GaGa, George Clooney and Stephen Colbert. Celebrity Store on eBay is a place for celebrities to auction off their belongings and donate the earnings to charity.

According to eBay Korea’s Na Young Ho, there are more than 10,000 K-Pop related items on sale on eBay, and with the opening of the YG Store, it is predicted that the amount of K-Pop goods sold will increase. “Internet users around the world will be able to experience various forms of hallyu culture through the store’s opening.”

YG Entertainment also added, “With the demands from overseas fans increasing, the YG Store will increase convenience of online purchases for those fans. After setting a reasonable price on these hallyu items, we believe that we’ll be able to contribute to value of the hallyu brand.

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Source: E News World Via: OhDara

[NEWS] 2NE1 announces 2nd concert in Japan this September

Top Korean girl group 2NE1 has announced their second concert tour in Japan, revealed their official Japanese website on Thursday. Coming in about a year after their first successful six-set tour in Japan last September, 2NE1 will bring a new round of performances by kicking off their tour at the Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan on September 1 and 2.The girls will then hold two shows at the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan on September 7 and 8 and two more runs at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan on September 11 and 12.

2NE1, formed of Park Bom, CL, Sandara Park and Minzy, has been one of the iconic K-pop girl groups in Korea known for their music and fashion since making their debut in May, 2009.

Their singing career in Japan, which began in September, 2011, took off to a smooth start as well. The girls did not waste much time to top Oricon’s weekly album chart and Apple iTunes’ Japan’s international and pop album charts, with debut mini-album “NOLZA,” upon its release.

Their next album, the first original Japanese single “GO AWAY,” kept up their popularity on a roll by sitting at No. 9 on Oricon’s daily album chart on the day of its release last November.

Credits: 10asia

[NEWS] CL On Sandara Park – Lee Minho’s 100 NGs For The Kissing Scene, “They Were Dragging Time On Purpose”

CL raises her doubts over Sandara Park and Lee Minho‘s kissing scenes!

On the broadcast of SBS “Midnight Entertainment TV” on the 6th, CL and Lee Dongwook were interviewed on the set of their new advertisement shoot for a liquor brand. Before they advertised this liquor beverage product, 2NE1′s Sandara Park and Lee Minho were the advertisement models.

At that time, Sandara Park and Lee Minho took more than 100 times to film their kissing scenes. When asked about it, CL replied, “I went to the place where they were shooting to show my support. I really don’t know why they took so long to do the scenes. Maybe it took no time at all, and they just dragged it,” she joked, drawing laughter with her response. When asked whether CL and Lee Dongwook would be having similar scenes, Lee Dongwook replied, “Our fingertips don’e even touch,” he said regretfully.

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Source: Nate
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] 2NE1′s CL Reveals Sandara Park’s Habit, “She Runs Then Suddenly Goes To Sleep When She Drinks”

2NE1′s CL has revealed Sandara Park‘s unusual drinking habits to the public!

On the episode of SBS “Midnight Entertainment TV” broadcasted on the 6th, CL and Lee Dongwook‘s filming for a beer ad has attracted a lot of attention. On this day, 2NE1′s CL and actor Lee Dongwook were interviewed on the set while shooting for a beer ad.

CL revealed an unusual and hilarious habit of one 2NE1 member whenever that person drinks liquor shots, “She runs around, and then suddenly, she stops and sleeps. She just falls right to sleep after running,” she said.

When Jo Younggun asked “Please tell us who she is! Even just initials,” asking for a hint. CL replied and said, “This member has done an advertisement for this brand before,” giving a hint that clearly refers to one member. Before CL and Lee Dongwook, Sandara Park previously endorsed this product with popular actor, Lee Minho.

After her revelation, CL turned towards the camera to say, “Unnie, I’m sorry,” charmingly asking for forgiveness for revealing Sandara Park‘s secret.

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Sources: Nate 1 and 2

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] 2NE1′s Dara doesn’t like the color pink?

2NE1‘s Dara made a joke about her love of the color pink.

She posted on me2day on June 5, “I don’t think I like the color pink very much. Pink hair, pink Nintendo 3DS, pink earphones,” along with the photo above.

Apparently, the 2NE1 member likes to wear a lot of pink from time to time.

Fans commented, “You look pretty playing games,” “I think pink suits you well,” and “Goddess Dara looks good with any color.”

Credits: allkpop

[NEWS] SM, JYP, and YG to compete with girl group comebacks of June

Top girl groups 2NE1, Wonder Girls, and f(x) have each announced their respective June comebacks.

All three teams are the representative girl groups of the ‘Big 3′ agencies YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and SM Entertainment. The three teams have claimed numerous #1 victories on various music programs with each new release, and their comebacks are expected to turn the K-Pop industry into a warzone.

The Wonder Girls were the ones to strike first among the three by releasing their new title song Like This” along with the accompanying MV.

“Like This” is a song written and composed by JYP Entertainment founder J.Y. Park, and contains an easy and upbeat hip hop rhythm with repetitive lyrics that make it simple to sing along to. Fans are responding positively to the girls’ new mature appearance and the exciting new song.

“Like This” was released the same day as Big Bang‘s Monster, and it has been a close fight between the two to maintain the #1 spot on music charts. Wonder Girls’ subtracks have also ranked high on the charts, captivating the ears of fans everywhere. Furthermore, the “Like This” MV received over 1 million views on YouTube in just a single day. Because the girls have until now received attention for their fresh, catchy songs and infectious dances moves, anticipation is rising for their broadcast promotions. Wonder Girls will be officially kicking off their comeback activities with performances on various music programs this week.

f(x) will also be making their respective comeback.

SM Entertainment reported on June 5th, “f(x) will be releasing their new mini-album ‘Electric Shock‘ all over the world through Itunes and various music sites on June 10th.

This is the first album to be released by f(x) in a year since the group became one of the hottest girl groups after earning #1 wins with “Hot Summer” and “Pinocchio” last summer.

With each new album release, f(x) has consistently been acknowledged for their experimental and unique musical style, and expectations for this new release continue to rise as each of the five girls are determined to display their individuality, fresh new music, and upgraded performances.

For five days starting on June 6th, f(x) will be releasing teaser images of each of the members via their official homepage and Facebook pages to reveal their new concept.

Finally, YG Entertainment has also announced 2NE1′s June comeback, but not a lot of information regarding their return has been reported.

Like f(x), this is 2NE1′s first release in a year after droppingI Am The Bestlast June.

2NE1 won the hearts and minds of their fans immediately after their K-Pop debut, and the girls are causing their fans to go wild with news of their comeback alone. In a recent poll, 2NE1′s comeback was voted as the one fans are most looking forward to, proving the girls’ influence.

YG Entertainment is choosing to remain silent on the form and concept of 2NE1′s new album, as well as the exact date of their return. All that’s known so far is that the girls have worked on this new album with their exclusive producer Teddy Park, and that they are deciding which track should be their title song.

2NE1′s exact comeback dates have not been reported, however, they are expected to drop their new album towards the middle of June, which means they will be directly competing head-on with Wonder Girls and f(x).

2NE1, f(x), Wonder Girls… the sound of their names alone cause fans hearts to flutter a mile a minute. All three teams have shown amazing musical development and transformation with each new album, and the industry is already excited to see how they will captivate their fans this time around.

Credits: allkpop

[ARTICLE] CHEIL WORLDWIDE: KOREAN WAVE THROUGH DIGITAL WAVE – CHEIL TEAMS UP WITH KPOP GROUP, 2NE1

How well do you know K-Pop? K-Pop (Korean Pop) is not just a foreign music fetish from a far-away country in Asia, but a new global opportunity to market digital content. K-Pop is at the forefront of Korean wave, the global spread of Korean culture. Do you want to wow the world with digital presence? Then you should take a serious look at K-pop.

In 2011, Billboard officially launched the “Korea K-Pop Hot 100″. Global media, including Le Mondeand Bloomberg, have praised K-pop fans around the world for building their own dynamic community without huge launch budget. Just last year, hundreds of fans flash-mobbed outside the Louvre, calling for an additional K-Pop concert in Paris.

K-Pop fandom is neither attributed to huge marketing spend nor to interest in Korean culture. It isfueled by clicks from the world’s teenagers, immediately and constantly spreading K-Pop across the globe.

This year, Cheil has teamed up with global K-Pop icons 2NE1 at Cannes to provide a fun seminar for marketers looking to take advantage of K-Pop fever. If you want to wow the world with your brand’s digital presence, join us for this in-depth look at how K-Pop is taking over the world.

In this session, SJ Kimm, Cheil’s expert on the K-Pop craze (and superfan) and 2NE1, the trend-setting artists, explore how digital, social and cultural factors worldwide have combined to push this seemingly niche music genre to mainstream pop status, and how brands can ride the wave.

Speakers:

– SJ Kimm (Regional President of Cheil Worldwide South-East Asia)

– 2NE1 (Hip-Hop/Pop Girl Group)

Credits: canneslions Via: LP2NE1

[NEWS] 2NE1’s Park Bom stuns with her doll like figure and beauty

2ne1’s Park Bom continues to impress with her stunning figure and beauty. On the 5th of June, the girls of 2ne1 attended the launching of Intel’s “Ultrabook” and the girls looked impressive but Park Bom seems to have caught the attention of the reports.

On the launch, Park Bom arrived wearing a black mini dress which is her signature fashion outfit which compliments her S-line figure very well and she paired her dress with a fierce black studded high heels. Park Bom looked liked a real life barbie doll with her braid and S-line figure. Check out more photo’s of Park Bom at the event, what do you think?

Credits: Nate & dkpopnews

[FASHION FIND] Dara Wears Balmain And Alexander Wang To Intel Ultrabook Launching Event!

 

Credits: OhDara/WeLoveDara