We Broke Up: first preview for 2NE1’s Dara upcoming web drama

On June 19, YG Entertainment released preview videos for the upcoming web drama, “We Broke Up.”

“We Broke Up” stars 2NE1’s Dara (Sandara Park) as a disgruntled young woman who is forced into cohabitation with her ex-boyfriend. Kang Seung Yoon portrays her former lover. The couple exchanged barbs in the teaser video, which features reality show style confessional shots. Dara recently completed the web series, “Dr. Ian” and delivered a cameo performance in “Producer.” The 30-year-old idol and actress displays believable chemistry with Kang, that is paired with the level of distrust that evolves from failed relationships.

While she is known by international audiences for her singing career as a member of 2NE1, Dara debuted as an actress in the Philippines in 2004. In 2005, she appeared in her first prominent film role in the Filipino project, “Can This Be Love.”

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Kang delivered cameo appearances, alongside Dara, in “Producer.” He is best known for his work with the breakout male group, WINNER and his 2013 solo release, “Wild and Young.” His first significant acting role was opposite Lee Jong Suk and Krystal of f(x) in the family drama, “High Kick 3: Revenge of the Short Legged.”

Based on a Naver webtoon, “We Broke Up” is the first major dramatic project from YG. The series will be co-directed by Kim Young Wan, who was previously responsible for the popular drama, “Love Cells.” With more than 600 million views, “Love Cells” helped to usher in the growing web drama trend.

“We Broke Up” will also prominently feature models-turned-actors, who are represented by YG KPlus, including Ford Supermodel of the World, Kang Seung Hyun. Web series have become a prominent vehicle for showcasing idols, particularly those who are interested in pursuing acting careers. Recent successes include GOT7’s “Dream Knight” and the EXO hit, “EXO Next Door.”

source: KDramaStars

2NE1’s CL Performs English Single ‘Dr. Pepper’ For The First Time

Although she is a K-pop idol, 2NE1’s Lee “CL” Chaerin has been busy performing her English singles at various venues, including the newly released track, “Dr. Pepper.”

On Saturday, CL performed at Korea’s iteration of the Ultra Music Festival (UMF). Here, the rapper performed “Dr. Pepper” for the first time to a live audience. “Put it on ice b*tch,” captioned the 24-year-old on Instagram, along with a snippet of the performance. This is not the first time CL has performed at UMF. In March, the 2NE1 member made a cameo appearance at UMF Miami alongside Skrillex, Diplo and P.Diddy.

“CL staged a collaboration performance with Skrillex, Diplo and P. Diddy who stood on UMF’s finale stage as headliners,” read the record label YG Entertainment’s blog. “As many as 100,000 people were present at the festival and more than 6.87 million viewers around the world watched it through live-broadcasting.” With “Dr. Pepper” produced by Diplo, it is expected the producer is heavily involved with CL’s solo debut.

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“CL’s album, I’m working really closely on,” said Diplo to iHeartRadio in April. “She’s a Korean pop star who sings and raps. She’s on Skrillex and my ‘Dirty Vibe’ song. She’s just awesome. I’m so proud of the stuff we did. She’s really cool.” Later in the summer, CL is expected take her live stages stateside.

Organized by Diplo’s record label Mad Decent, Mad Decent Block Party focuses on global pop and dance music. In 2015, 22 concerts across 19 cities have been announced in North America, and CL will appear in three performances in August and September. “CL will be appearing for a total of three times, on August 9 in New York’s Brooklyn, on Sept. 11 in California’s Berkley and Sept. 19 in Los Angeles,” confirmed YG-Life.

Check out CL’s UMF Korea performance below:

source: www.kpopstarz.com

CL Skrillex Diplo Ultra Music Festival Miami 2015

To close out Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Skrillex brought out a slew of special guests including Justin Bieber, Diplo, Diddy, Kiesza along with newcomers Kai and K-pop singer/rapper CL. While it was undoubtedly a huge stage for all the artists involved, a remarkable musical moment happened during the 2NE1 member’s six-minute appearance that no one would have likely imagined happening even at the height of “Gangnam Style” mania.

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CL first hit the stage to perform her verse from “Dirty Vibe,” the Skrillex/Diplo collaboration that features fellow K-pop superstar G-Dragon, off the dubstep prince’s 2014 Recess album — an expected choice. But after the “Dirty Vibe” snippet, fans heard the unmistakable Puff Daddy beat from 1997 hit “It’s All About the Benjamins.” But what came next wasn’t Diddy rapping, but CL rapping…in Korean:

The 24-year-old whipped out the verses to her solo K-pop banger “MTBD” — an cut off from 2NE1’s record-breaking Crush album — over the ’90s beat, rapping completely in Korean for the massive Miami crowd. All while Skrillex, Diplo and even Sir Diddy himself watched and supported from the booth.

It was a breakthrough moment for Korean music thanks to an artist who is massive in Asia (2NE1 boasts to have sold more than 30 million singles, appeared on the Forbes Korea Celebrity 40 list and staged multiple tours across the continent), but is relatively unknown stateside, but worked to hard to collaborate and prove herself among some of music’s biggest talents. Last fall, news broke that CL had teamed with Scooter Braun, who would manage a full-fledged solo debut in America with Diplo, Skrillex, Blood Diamonds and more all on board. If this performance is any indication, we won’t be getting any type of “Westernized” CL, but one that retains her individual state of badass-ery and can fit comfortably inside the U.S. scene whether she’s singing in English or Korean. Key word being: comfortably.

When PSY’s “Gangnam Style” broke through in America, the general public wondered if K-pop was on the verge of making a western crossover. Meanwhile, longtime K-pop fans wondered if the sun glass-clad superstar had done a disservice to the scene so that it wouldn’t ever be taken seriously by a non-Asian audience. If PSY popped up as a special Ultra guest, it would have undoubtedly been a chance for the tens of thousands of crowdgoers to do the horsey dance together — fun, but probably not any type of legitimate musical co-sign that indicates Korean music making a place at a future U.S. fest. But CL performing Korean music in the final hour of a major U.S. festival? That’s cool and game changing.

Source: Billboard

2NE1’s Sandara Park Holds Fan Event in the Philippines

According to Korea Tourism Organization, 2NE1’s Sandara Park (Park Bom) participated in its exhibition from February 13 to 15 in the Philippines.

As part of the program, Sandara Park carried out a fan meeting session on February 15 at the central stage of Travel Tour Expo 2015, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. The fan meeting and special talk show took place from 4 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. and was opened to everyone who attended the exhibition.

Along with Sandara’s fan meet event, the Korea Pavilion in the Travel Tour Expo 2015 also offered skin care consultation, medical travel planning, performances, giveaways and many more.

The idol first gained popularity on ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Quest, a reality-based talent competition which premiered on March 2004 during her stay in the Philippines. She then headed to South Korea in 2009 to debut as a member of girl group 2NE1 under the management of YG Entertainment.

Source: http://www.hellokpop.com/

“WILD” magazine takes you behind-the-scenes from CL’s recent pictorial for Moschino

Fashion magazine WILD unveils the exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from 2NE1’s CL’s pictorial.

Representing Moschino for the RADIANT issue of the magazine, CL proved that she is the much-awaited artist to look out for this year as she display her badass attitude through a series of ensembles.

The clip, which was released on February 2nd, highlighted the key pieces during the shoot, notably showing CL’s professional and fun take on the concept.
Meanwhile, CL is currently in the United States to continue working on her upcoming solo album under Scooter Braun’s agency, SB Projects. It was also recently received that she will be participating with will.i.am and Taboo for the 20th anniversary album of The Black Eyed Peas.

Source: http://www.koreaboo.com/

Surface Pro 3 – Head to Head music is 2NE1 «I am the best!»

K-pop girl group 2NE1 has taken over American television with a recent commercial for Microsoft.

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The commercial, entitled “Head to Head,” compares the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to the Macbook Air, all to a backdrop of 2NE1’s hit song “I Am the Best.”

The commercial has been airing since August, but some of you who have completely given up on American TV for Korean fare may have missed the advertisement at first. The best part of the commercial is that the song remains in its Korean version, proving the power of the Hallyu wave. Watch the commercial in all of its K-pop glory:

If you haven’t seen the music video for the full song, here it is:

This commercial is only the beginning for 2NE1’s American ventures. YG Entertainment recently announced that CL will debut as a solo artist in the U.S. in 2015. She will be working with manager Scooter Baurn, who also manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Psy.

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Source: www.dramafever.com

Fuse TV features CL as one of the “10 Breakout Artists for 2015″

After including 2NE1’s “I Am The Best” on their previous playlist, Fuse TV includes CL on their “10 Breakout Artists for 2015” list.

On January 8th, Fuse TV broke out their fearless forecast for 2015 as they feature the up and coming artists for 2015 and mentioned CL alongside ZHU, Bea Miller and more.
The article also covered CL’s work with Diplo, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg and more, further introducing her upcoming expansion in the United States this year. A video for her track “MTBD” was also included in the post.

Meanwhile, CL is preparing for her solo debut in the United States under the management of Scooter Braun this Spring.

Check out the full article here.

Source: http://www.koreaboo.com/

YG Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at NONAGON Promo Feat. CL and Taeyang

On December 28, YG Entertainment’s uploaded behind-the-scenes footage of the promo videos for fashion brand NONAGON (NONA9ON), a collaborative project between YG Entertainment and Samsung Cheil Industries.

The video gives viewers a glimpse of the process behind the official promotional videos that YG Entertainment has been releasing periodically since April this year. There are close-up shots of lookbooks and storyboards, as well as of the clothing line.

The footage features a number of YG artists, including B.I, Bobby, CL, and Taeyang, who model the clothes on set.

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YG Stylist Ji Eun commented, “Everybody wondered what the clothes from YG would look like. Now that the final products have come out, I think they resemble the music of YG.”

CL and Taeyang also participated in individual interviews, sharing their thoughts on the brand. CL commented, “The clothes are fun and sensational, but clothes that you want to wear every day.” Taeyang similarly remarked, “The brand is for young people who like fashion and want to dress well[…] I think there will be a lot of items for those who like music as well.”

Source: http://ygunited.com/