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[Photos] Press Photos of 2NE1 at “ALL OR NOTHING” World Tour in Seoul (Day 2) (March 2, 2014)
[Photos] Press Photos of CL at “ALL OR NOTHING” World Tour in Seoul (Day 2) (March 2, 2014)
[Pictures] Fantaken: 2NE1 at “ALL OR NOTHING” World Tour in Seoul (Day 1) (March 1, 2014)
[Pictures] Fantaken: Beautiful CL at “ALL OR NOTHING” World Tour in Seoul (Day 1) (March 1, 2014)
[INFO] 2NE1′s Physical Album for “CRUSH” available for pre-orders now + Album Cover;February,28
There are two different versions – Pink or Black – and each version comes with a different cover image and booklet images. A booklet, poster and a photocard will come along with the CDs.
Pre-Order Date: February 27 to March 6 2014
Release Date: March 7 2014
Hello, this is a message from YG Entertainment.
We announce the disclosure of 2NE1’s new songs on February 27 and the release of their new album “CRUSH” on March 7.
The biggest reason for 2NE1’s popularity is their music! 2NE1 is coming back with a new album filled with their original music, four years after their first regular album.
2NE1 has been working hard to make an album that can be recognized by fans, who have waited 2NE1’s new music for a long time.
Plus, they have also been doing their best to make more original and 2NE1-like music and now, they have finally completed the album. The new album has total 10 “the most 2NE1-like songs”, which 2NE1 can confidently present to our times.
A true heart, original resolution, hard-work, capabilities, and self-confidence. 2NE1’s new album “CRUSH” has been created based on all those values as well as 2NE1’s passionate efforts for a new leap forward!
For more information, please read the following.
♦ 2NE1 NEW ALBUM CRUSH ♦
▶ Reservation schedule : the day that will be announced later ~ March 6, 2014 (Thu.)
▶ Where to make reservation: YG e-shop and on/off-line record shops
▶ Date of release of music : February 27, 2014 (Thu.) 0am (12 o’clock in the night)
▶ Date of release of album : March 7, 2014 (Fri.)
▶ Composition (announced later)
▶ 2NE1 NEW ALBUM CRUSH track list
With an exciting beat and rhythmical rap and melody which center around a powerful lead synth sound, this song is easy for anyone to sing along at first hearing. The mixture of the style of different genres including dance, trap, and rock beat, adds to the excitement, showing the distinguished color of 2NE1.
02. COME BACK HOME (TITLE)
This cross-over pop music created by combining different genres including R&B, reggae, and hip-hop is a sophisticated song where a modern sound source is put over popular retro melody, the megatrend of contemporary music. The later part of the song entertains listeners with a fresh twist into trap, one of the hottest genres of EDM. It is a strongly catchy song with an easy chorus melody and lyrics, which make listeners want to sing along it continuously, at first hearing.
03. GOTTA BE YOU (TITLE)
The intro part is composed of a unique synth sound and rhythmical rapping and the later part mixes a powerful and exciting beat with an old-school style melody. It is a cross-over dance music where trap and elements of EDM are combined together.
04. IF I WERE YOU
A tender piano and unique string sound, as well as a magnificent drum beat stand out in this sentimental R&B song.
05. GOOD TO YOU
A sentimental melody that flows tranquilly like a stream, and a mellow piano sound stand out in this R&B song.
06. MTBD (CL SOLO)
MTBD is CL’s solo and a trap music that is composed of a tense drum beat, low bass, and unique synth sound. The witty lyrics written by CL by using the concept of “mental collapse”, one of the cultural icons of our times, entertain listeners.
A shuffle beat centering around a magnificent electronic guitar sound and the progress in a major code, as well as a sentimental chorus melody catch ears in this pop song.
A powerful drum beat, catchy “Scream” hook line, and unique synth sound catch ears in this energetic electronic-dance song. In the intro part, it progresses in a minor code and an ear-catching rap and mid-to-low-pitched melody add to the energy, while in the later part, a chorus melody in a light major code brings the mood to the climax powerfully.
09. BABY I MISS YOU
A dreamy sound of electronic piano, unusual code progress that feels mystical, and the lyrics about a secret crush between a man and woman are catching ears in this sweet R&B song.
10. COME BACK HOME (UNPLUGGED VER.)
Another version of the title track, which is a reinterpretation of the title in an acoustic guitar version. This song gives a sentimental feel that is different from the dance version, and the unique voice of each member stands out in this version.
We ask for your interest and support.
[PHOTO] Minzy’s requested selca during 2NE1′s AON Open Rehearsal on Naver Starcast
NOTE: One of the fans who were chatting with 2NE1 via LINE requested for selcas from the girls, and Minzy was the first one (and ended up being the only one kk) to send the selca along. Our selca queen looking utterly gorgeous <3
[News] 2NE1’s Crush Album enters the iTunes’ Worldwide Album Chart + Sweeps 7 countries! February,28
2NE1’s Crush Album enters the iTunes’ Worldwide Album Chart + Sweeps 7 countries!
2NE1’s second regular album “CRUSH” is creating a tremendous sensation for two days in a row, sweeping top places in music charts in and out of the country.
As of February 28 at 8am, 2NE1’s “COME BACK HOME” is ranked in the No.1 place on the real-time chart of Melon, Olleh Music, Bugs, Mnet, Soribada, Daum Music, and Genie, while “GOTTA BE YOU” is in the first place in the chart of Monkey3 and Naver Music. As such, 2NE1 is demonstrating an extraordinary popularity with their new songs placed in the No.1 place in total nine Korean music charts.
2NE1’s new album is also No.1 in the iTunes album chart of seven countries: Brunei, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.
Crush is released four years after their first regular album. Not only the title tracks but also all the songs in the new regular album were receiving rave reviews, as proven by nine of them still being ranked in top 10 places in real-time music charts.
2NE1’s new album is also recognized for a rediscovery of leader CL’s talent. CL composed and wrote the lyrics of total three songs, “CRUSH”, “GOTTA BE YOU”, and “BABY I MISS YOU” jointly with other producers and wrote the lyrics of her solo track “MTBD”. CL exerted her talent as a singer-songwriter by composing three songs and writing the lyrics of five songs among total 10 songs in the new album.
The songs that CL composed and wrote the lyrics for are enjoying a great popularity, which leads to recognition of CL’s big potential for further growth as a versatile artist.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 will disclose the performance of the songs in their second regular album for the first time, on the stage of the Seoul concert of their second world tour “ALL OR NOTHING”, which will be held on March 1 and 2 at Olympic Park SK Handball Hall located in Songpa-gu, Seoul. The off-line album will be released on March 7.
[Article]Fuse TV: “9 Reasons to Love 2NE1′s ‘Crush’ Album” February,28
The ultra-popular Korean quartet bring an LP of fierce, genre-bending tracks and promise loads of music videos. Here’s why you should listen
K-pop girl group 2NE1 are one of the driving forces in K-pop’s international expansion. The quartet was the first Korean female group to stage a world tour, will.i.am snagged them for his #willpower LP, they have 6.4 million Facebook likes and 2.1 million YouTube subscribers. Hey, they even co-starred on an episode of The Bachelor.
So—as Fuse News‘ Liz Walaszczyk asked when she was with the girls in South Korea—why only one album after nearly five years together? Leader CL explained, “An album is like a footprint. It’s legacy.” With Crush, their second full-length album, 2NE1 continue to be K-pop’s fiercest females by reminding listeners what made them so unique in the first place. But it’s not all familiar: The girls have plenty of new tricks up their sleeves.
Whether you’re a big-time 2NE1 fan or they caught your eye on The Bachelor, check out the top nine reasons you should download their new album Crush.
1. Returning to Their Roots
Most listeners’ introduction to 2NE1 comes via the ferocious “I Am the Best,” arguably their signature tune. With nearly 86 million YouTube views, it’s one of the most-viewed K-pop videos ever. From the first notes of album opener “Crush,” it’s clear that the girls are back: This song has the same Middle Eastern influences heard in “IATB,” but over a zippy electro-pop production enhanced by dope rapping and powerful belting. While the quartet played around with reggae pop and acoustic ballads in past singles like “Falling in Love” and “Missing You,” this feels like the statement 2NE1 needed to truly make a comeback.
2. Reggae/Trap Hybrid Lead Single “Come Back Home”
Crush‘s lead single “Come Back Home” mashes two seemingly disparate genres and makes them into one smokin’ single. Starting with a bouncy beat similar to Rihanna‘s “Man Down,” the girls croon about losing a lover, asking their baby to “come back home” until the single’s production flips into a heavy trap beat. The ambitious song should stand up well next to past 2NE1 singles.
3. We’re Getting Four Music Videos!!!
2NE1 have more than half a billion views on their YouTube channel thanks to their high-budget visuals, fierce fashion and dope personas. But according to 2NE1′s Korean label, we’re getting four more videos to obsess over soon! There will be visuals for “Come Back Home” and its accompanying “unplugged” version. Plus, snappy dance track “Gotta Be You” and bouncy pop track “Happy” will get the MV treatment, too.
4. Potential to Sell A Lot
As one of the top K-pop acts to make moves Stateside, Crush raced into the Top 10 of the iTunes Albums chart despite no American promo. Plus “Come Back Home,” “Crush” and “MTBD” are all climbing up the iTunes Pop Songs chart. With its Wednesday release, Crush won’t have a full week of sales like other new albums, which could affect its likeliness to hit the Billboard charts. Still, with four music videos already planned, the LP could be a steady-seller versus falling off the chart after one week.
5. Tug at Your Heartstrings, But Throw Your Hands Up
2NE1 manage to convey heart-wrenching concepts without throwing their feel-good vibe out the window. On “Happy,” a song that practically begs you to roll your windows down and sing along, Bom croons the brilliant lyric, “I’m not happy, but I hope you’re happy” to a lost lover. Similarly, reminisce about your ex with “Gotta Be You,” but keep your dancing shoes on amid lyrics about being stuck in a jail named “You.”
6. Hello R&B!
While we certainly appreciate 2NE1’s affinity for EDM and Auto-Tuned hits, we absolutely love that R&B receives plenty of shine on this album. Both “Good to You” and “Baby I Miss You” prove that the quartet can deliver clean, crisp vocals on top of soothing piano beats. The latter boasts a synthy lounge vibe with a notable verse from CL, whose flow is right on point.
7. CL the Soloist Truly Arrives on “MTBD”
Watch out Nicki—CL slays on this track. The self-proclaimed “baddest female” completely stuns on standout track “MTBD,” the rapper’s solo performance. At the gym? Blast this baby. Need a post-wake up hype song? Done. Need a life hype song? This is it.
8. “Scream” in Korean
2NE1 fans will instantly recognize “Scream” as a 2012 single originally released in Japan. While it’s not uncommon for K-pop acts to re-record tracks in other languages—most often re-recording in Japanese and English—some do suffer from awkward translations that don’t keep the syncopation like the original. But somehow we think “Scream” actually ended up more fierce with this K-pop rendition. We particularly love Minzy’s line in the first verse, “Why you keep callin’ me honey?!?”
9. “Come Back Home (Unplugged Version)” to Close the Album
When 2NE1 fans were told one of the “10 new songs” on Crush would be an unplugged version of the single, some may have felt slighted. But ending the album with an acoustic production puts a much-welcome spotlight on the four distinct voices. Bom’s powerful belts, Dara’s sweet crooning, CL’s charismatic rapping and young Minzy’s strong, still-maturing vocals. It’s a lasting reminder of why this group is so special and why so many fans support 2NE1 as people, instead of just an act with catchy music.
[Article] 2NE1 Comeback Musical Experiment + Characteristics of Appealing To Public Contained 6Years of Growth;February,28
“A girl group 2NE1 came back with second regular album ‘CRUSH’, which is deeply coated with their styles. They did not let go of characteristics of appealing to public even when they were doing musical experiment, and tried various things such as listing the song written by the member CL and so on.
2NE1 released the second regular album ‘CRUSH’ at midnight on February 27th and revealed the double title songs ‘COME BACK HOME’ and ‘GOTTA BE YOU’. In addition, total of 10 new songs such as ‘CRUSH’, ‘IF I WERE YOU’ and ‘BABY I MISS YOU’ and so on in which CL participated in writing the lyrics and producing the song for the first time were listed.
6 years since the debut, in this second regular album, it contains the growth of 2NE1 the way it is. They did not let go of the trend, unique points for genres and deep sentiment while growing as only authentic women hip hop group in Korea. They have nicely balanced the characteristic of appealing to public and trying new things while maintaining 2NE1’s identity.
First, the title song ‘COME BACK HOME’ is a song that mixed genres of reggae, hip hop and dub step and so on. When the title of ‘COME BACK HOME’ was revealed, there were lots of reactions that think of Seo Taiji and Boys, but it is a song that has impact that contains the style of 2NE1. A melody that is easy and comfortable to listen to harmonized well with calm restoring-the-old rhythm in the intro and it raised addictiveness while adding freshness.
Another title song ‘GOTTA BE YOU’ is a song that can appeal to the public more. Unique synth sound and rhythmical rap is harmonized and the beat and melody is catchy. It did not let go of characteristics of appealing to public while containing the style of 2NE1 nicely.
The song written by CL pursued diversity for each genre and got the attention. ‘CRUSH’ reminds of 2NE1’s unique powerful music and ‘IF I WERE YOU’ is a little more sentimental song and a unique vocal and refined melody is charming. ‘BABY I MISS YOU’ in which a member Bom highly complimented well-emphasized R&B and City Pop and so on and the comment says that the calm and refined atmosphere is memorable.
CL’s solo song ‘MTBD’ is also impressive. The lyric that is unique and keep repeating such as ‘MTBD, MTBD’ and so on harmonizes perfectly with CL’s charming voice and rap. It contained the charm unique to CL nicely with free and fun feeling.
In addition, ‘GOOD TO YOU’ is a song that has R&B soul’s sentimental mood, and ‘HAPPY’ is a song that is cheerful and happy. 2NE1’s charming vocal and rap expressed many emotions.
It is also getting positive reactions from the public. The title song ‘COME BACK HOME’ became 1st place in 9 music websites such as Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, NAVER Music, Daum Music, Olleh Music, Cyworld Music and Genie and so on as of 9am on this day and another title song ‘GOTTA BE YOU’ became 1st place on Monkey 3. Not only that, more than 8 listed songs by 2NE1 are ranked as top 10 in most music websites such as Mnet, Bugs, Soribada and NAVER Music and so on, and shows lining-up-in-a-row phenomenon.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 will hold the second world tour ‘AON(ALL OR NOTHING)’ at Seoul Olympics Park SK Olympics Handball Stadium from 1st to 2nd of next month, and will reveal the performance of the new song for the first time.”
[News] 2NE1 Sweeps 10 Major Music Charts… Signaling Sensational Comeback February,28
“Girl group 2NE1 (Dara, Bom, CL, Minzy), who have just come back with a new album, is sweeping music charts.
2NE1 disclosed all songs in their second regular album “CRUSH” on the 27 at 0 o’clock on online music-streaming websites. As of 8am on the same day, “COME BACK HOME”, one of the double title tracks of the album, is ranked in the No.1 place on the real-time charts of nine music-streaming sites: Melon, Mnet, Olleh Music, Bugs, Genie, Naver Music, Daum Music, Soribada, and Cyworld Music. As “GOTTA BE YOU”, the other one of the double title, has also took the top place in the real-time chart of Monkey3, 2NE1 has dominated all of the ten major music-streaming sites in Korea.
“COME BACK HOME” and “GOTTA BE YOU”, the double title, have different colors.
“COME BACK HOME” is a cross-over dance music where elements of R&B, reggae, and hip-hop genres are mixed together, which was co-produced by YG Entertainment’s main producer Teddy and other producers. The sentimental lyrics of the song express the heart of a woman missing her lost love. 2NE1’s unique vocal stands out in this song, which centers around an easy melody, and a powerful and exciting beat, as well as an old-school style melody catch ears.
2NE1 is boasting their strong presence on music charts, making multiple songs including the double title, “CRUSH”, “IF I WERE YOU”, “GOOD TO YOU”, “MTBD”, and “HAPPY” take top places in major music charts such as Melon, Bugs, Soribada, and Olleh Music.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 meets their overseas fans in nine countries, in their second world tour that begins next month. The world tour starts from Seoul concert that will be held on March 1 and 2 at Olympic Park SK Handball Hall located in Songpa-gu, Seoul.
The offline album will be released on the 7 next month and total four music videos have been created for the new album.”