2NE1 can be pronounced “21” or “to anyone” . The group’s name 2NE1 stands for “New Evolution of the 21st Century”.
The band features hip hop, pop, house and electronic music with synthetic beats. The music is toxic and makes you want to dance. is a popular South Korean hip-hop/pop girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. 2NE1 consists of four members: CL, Dara, Bom and Minzy. They range from age 17-27. They are heavily into fashion and CL is best friends with American punk/urban designer Jeremy Scott. They use alot of english lyrics in their songs and are heavily influenced by American artists such as Beyonce and Jenifer Lopez.
They first appeared in “Lollipop”, a commercial campaign with Big Bang for LG Electronics, and their debut single “Fire” was released on May 6, 2009. Since then, the group has released two extended plays, 2NE1 and 2NE1 2nd Mini Album, and one studio album, To Anyone.
The band was currently working with Will.i.am to produce an American album but Will.i.am reunited with his band and went on tour. The album is currently postponed.
The band was awarded the Iggy award for best new band a couple of days ago.
You can listen to their mini album on their website.
download “Clap Your Hands” and “I Am The Best”