[News] 2NE1 Sweeps Music Charts Upon Release of New Songs… Is This the “YG Effect”? (February 27, 2014)
2NE1’s comeback is creating a sensation.
Girl group 2NE1’s second regular album that was released at 0am on the 27 is creating sensation, sweeping the real-time charts of different music-streaming websites.
On the day, 2NE1 took the No.1 place in NAVER’s real-time search word chart, upon the release of their new music. Then, they dominated real-time music charts, succeeding in topping all the major music charts and making multiple songs take top places in them.
Notably, title track “COME BACK HOME” topped the real-time charts of all the ten major music websites in Korea, upon being released.
Another title track “GOTTA BE YOU” is ranked in the second place on the charts of ten music-streaming sites, competing with the other title “COME BACK HOME”, which is a very interesting and unusual scene.
Besides the double title, most of the songs in the new album’s track list, including “CRUSH”, co-composed and written by YG producers and CL, “IF I WERE YOU”, “BABY I MISS YOU”, and CL’s solo track “MTBD” are in the top ten places in most of the music charts.
“COME BACK HOME”, which is dominating the No.1 places in different music charts, was co-produced by YG’s main producer TEDDY and other producers. It is a cross-over dance music created by combining different genres including R&B, reggae, and hip-hop.
Before the disclosure of 2NE1’s new songs, BIGBANG member G-DRAGON posted a mention “2NE1’s new album will be disclosed soon. You’ll not be disappointed, so just listen to it”, and EPIK HIGH’s member TABLO also posted a mention, “2NE1 is coming”, which drew much attention from fans.
Internet users are also very much interested in 2NE1’s comeback and say, “Every song in 2NE1’s new album is so good”, “Expectably, 2NE1’s proven to be the best girl group”, “2NE1 is creating sensation without exposing themselves”, etc.
[Article] 2NE1′s CL Kills It On Amazing Solo Track, ‘MTBD’ (February 26, 2014)
2NE1 released their first full-length album in almost four years, Crush, last night. We love it (duh), but the track we’re really hooked on isn’t the lead single — it’s CL’s solo, “MTBD.”
The self-proclaimed Baddest Female (a moniker we wholeheartedly agree with) shows off her swagtastic rap skills over ferocious trap-inspired electro-hop. It’s like someone took her first solo single, last year’s “The Baddest Female,” and pumped it full of steroids.
This girl needs a global record deal and a her own solo album, ASAP! But until that happens, you can listen to “MTBD” below and pick up Crush over on iTunes now.
[Photo] Instagram - CL: #THEYLOVEMECUZIKILL (February 27, 2014)
[Photo] Instagram - Travis Payne: “Happy Birthday CL!” (February 27, 2014)
Happy Birthday CL!#2NE1#AllorNothing#TravisPayne#Tpp#tppa
[PHOTO] Fierce Red Long-Haired Minzy & Blonde CL on YG Family App (February,27)
[PHOTO] Minzy spotted in school, Baekseok University, for her freshman entrance ceremony (February,27)
You can also spot her sister, mother & possibly her dad too in this photo.
[INSTAGRAM] Minzy posts the chant mantra for Crush “They Love Me Cuz I’m..” (February,27)
“They Love Me Cuz I’m Hot They Love Me Cuz I’m Cold They Love Me Cuz I’m Real They Love Me Cuz I Kill #Crush“
[Article]Trendy 2NE1 Returns As Exclusive Hip-Hop Girl Group with Deeper Sentiment (February,27)
2NE1’s 2nd full album CRUSH proved the group’s exclusiveness and infinite possibilities as South Korea’s female hip-hop group.
CRUSH, unveiled at 0 hour of Feb 27 through various online sites, revealed its potential by holding trends and sentiments unique to 2NE1.
2NE1 unveiled their double title songs “COME BACK HOME” and “GOTTA BE YOU,” which clearly show their matured music and deepened sentiment.
“COME BACK HOME” is a classy song of a crossover genre song that encompasses R&B, reggae and hip-hop with a vintage melody and modern sound. In the latter part, it refreshes the ears with an EDM trap. The lyrics that are easy to follow are indeed addictive.
The second song “GOTTA BE YOU” brings in unique synthetic sounds and rhythmical rapping. CL dominates the song with her fun and sentimental rapping. The latter part is joined by strong and upbeat old-school melody.
2NE1 made a great leap forward in the last 6 years. They catch up with the current trend while keeping their true colors.
At 7am on Feb 27, the new album is sweeping 9 major music sites like Mnet, Melon, Genie, Olleh and Daum music, Bugs, and Cyworld Music.
They are lining up the charts with songs in their album including “CRUSH,” “GOTTA BE YOU,” “IF I WERE YOU,” “GOOD TO YOU,” “MTBD,” “HAPPY,” “SCREAM” and “BABY I MISS YOU.”
The group attracted much attention, as its comeback date was the same as Girls’ Generation’s. The latter group revealed their 4th mini album 55 hours before 2NE1 under the title “Mr. Mr.” which now stands at rank #5.
2NE1 is set to kick off their 2nd World Tour “ALL OR NOTHING” at Seoul Songpagu’s Olympic Park SK Handball Arena on March 1 and 2, where they will perform their new songs for the first time.
[Article] 2NE1 Meets Expectations: “Mainstream & Classy” (February,27)
2NE1 did not fail the expectations with the double title songs in their new album CRUSH.
Their album released at 0 hour of Feb 27 unveiled the two title songs “COME BACK HOME” and “GOTTA BE YOU.”
The listeners are entertained by the enjoyable melody that holds 2NE1’s unique sounds and colors with charisma.
“COME BACK HOME” is a crossover genre song of hip-hop, reggae and others. The vintage melody that comes in the introduction is both classy and addictive. The EDM trap in the latter part refreshes the music.
The line “Don’t leave me at the end of the world, come by my side” is somewhat lonely and sentimental, and is easy to follow at the same time. Every part is entertaining with each member’s strong colors put into it.
The other title song “GOTTA BE YOU” is a mixture of synthetic sound and rhythmical rapping, heightening the expectations of the fans. CL’s classy rapping makes any listener filled with joy.
It is like “COME BACK HOME,” a crossover genre of upbeat old-school melody. MINZY and BOM’s parts are especially addictive.
“I can’t be without you, It can’t be the end” desperately shows emotions of a woman who longs for the loved one.
CL participated in composing and writing of 3 songs including “CRUSH,” “IF I WERE YOU,” and “BABY I MISS YOU,” while writing her solo song “MTBD” and “SCREAM.”
2NE1 is set to show performances of their new songs for the first time at their 2nd World Tour on March 1 and 2 at Seoul Olympic Park’s SK Handball Arena.
[Article] Teddy, 2NE1’s Crush “Put So Much Thought Into It” (Interview);(February,27)
[스타뉴스 이지현 기자] YG Entertainment’s producer TEDDY, aged 35, said 2NE1’s 2nd full album CRUSH will be a “long-loved” music.
On the phone interview with Star News on Feb 26, TEDDY sounded confident about 2NE1’s upcoming full album that is to be released at 12 am, which is 0 hour of Feb 27.
He said, “2NE1 has been loved with many songs, but being unable to stray away from those hit songs can hinder them from going further,” and, “So despite the risks, we decided to create a song that will last.”
He added, “There are so many ‘instant’ songs these days, and I and 2NE1’s members and other producers decided to focus on a song that will last.”
When asked the concept of music, he said, “It’s colorful.” “2NE1 was able to showcase electronic, hip-hop, R&B, reggae and more, and the latest one is also a mixture of many. But it doesn’t look messy. It naturally blends all the different kinds of music 2NE1 can take in.”
As this is the first one in many years, the preparation took that much time. He commented, “Out of 10 songs, some were produced in 2 to 3 weeks, while other ones took 2 and a half years.”
The title song “COME BACK HOME” is identical to that of Seotaeji and Boys, a group of which YG’s founder YANG HYUN SUK was a member. “It has a hint of reggae with melody. It’s sentimental.” When asked why it’s named the way it is, he said, “I liked the word HOME more than COME BACK. I realized how good this phrase is.”
TEDDY extolled the producing skills of CL, who will showcase 3 of her own written and composed songs. “There are only 3 in this album, but there are about 20 songs she wrote and composed. She works very quickly and produces good music. She does this despite her young age. She’s very talented. She often shows me her songs, and I can say for sure that she is good at producing and she possesses her very own musical mind.”
When asked how 2NE1 would do with the latest album, his answer was modest. “I often fail to predict correctly. The listeners will judge the album.”
But he looked greatly satisfied that the album encompasses 2NE1’s real talents and their colors. He explained, “You can have your expectations high for each song in the album. We put so much thought into them, so I hope people trust us when they listen to the songs.”
[Photos] Official Photos of Fierce & Badass 2NE1 for 2NE1 New Album “Crush”
[Article] 2NE1’s Second Album “Crush” Sweeps Music Charts and Achieves All-Kill
2NE1 is sweeping music charts with tracks from their second studio album “Crush.” The group released their new album on February 27 at 12:00 AM KST, rapidly topping Naver’s real-time search terms and attacking online music charts.
“Crush” has achieved all-kill status, and all tracks on the album are currently lined up one after another on music charts, exhibiting the album’s explosive reception in Korea.
One of their two title tracks, “Come Back Home,” made a clean sweep of the charts, seizing the number one position on 10 real-time online music charts almost immediately (Melon, Bugs, Mnet, Naver Music, Daum Music, Olleh, Cyworld Music,Soribada, Monkey3 and Genie).
The main competitor to “Come Back Home” is 2NE1’s other title track, “Gotta Be You,” which has taken second place on all 10 of the music charts listed above.
The album’s other eight tracks, including CL’s compositions, “Crush,” “If I Were You,” and “Baby I Miss You,” aren’t doing too shabbily themselves, with almost all of the tracks occupying top ten spots on most charts.
“Crush” will be released offline on March 7, following 2NE1’s first two concerts of their “All or Nothing” World Tour in Seoul on March 1 and 2. The group will be broadcasting their rehearsal for this weekend’s “All or Nothing” concerts live on Naver at7:00 PM KST.