2NE1 Clap Your Hands [HD]
2NE1 (Korean: 투애니원; two-eh-nee-one) is a four-member South Korean hip-hop/pop girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. The band consists of four members: CL Lee Chae-rin, Gong Minzy, Park San Dara, and Park Bom . The name 2NE1 combines the phrases 21st century and new evolution, and is pronounced twenty-one or to anyone.
2NE1 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. Their first EP, 2NE1 spawned the number-one single I Don’t Care, which won them the “Song of the Year” award from the Mnet Asian Music Awards. Their follow-up singles, such as “Go Away”, “Lonely” and “I Am The Best” were similarly successful.
2NE1 officially debuted in Japan in September 2011 with a mini album titled NOLZA, which contained re-made versions of their Korean songs. Since then, the group has released one mini-album NOLZA and one physical single “Go Away”.
Representing South Korea, 2NE1 emerged as the winner in the voting competition for “Best New Band”, which was an international competition held by MTV Iggy. The band was officially crowned the winner on November 10, 2011. Fans of 2NE1 are called Blackjacks, which is a reference to the card game Blackjack, also known as Twenty-one.
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2NE1’s Musical styles
In 2NE1’s debut EP 2NE1, the group was noted to have a distinct, mixed style. While “Lollipop” was categorized as for pop, debut single “Fire” is predominately influenced by hip hop. “I Don’t Care,” however, was intended as a song with a reggae feel.
Their comeback album, To Anyone, was marked by a strong shift into electronic music. “Go Away“, the most successful promotional single from the album, is classified as dance. However, songs like “It Hurts (Slow)” are R&B, another style that also characterized their first EP. The three title tracks, “Clap Your Hands,” “Go Away,” and “Can’t Nobody” were noted for their lasting impressions, as they topped music charts weeks after release.
Thematically, 2NE1’s music explores independence and female empowerment, such as in songs like “Go Away” and “I Don’t Care”.
2NE1’s Awards and recognition
When 2NE1 debuted, their song “Fire” and the subsequent live performances were dubbed unconventional and impressive. They won many awards on the weekly music shows, such as The Music Trend and Music Bank. “Fire” also brought them the Song of the Month and Rookie of the Month awards for May.
“I Don’t Care” brought them similar success and recognition and led 2NE1 to win the Song of the Year award at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards. The same year, the group earned Cyworld Digital Music Awards for Top Selling Artist, Best Rookie Group, Bonsang Award, and Best Song for “I Don’t Care”.
2NE1 was also nominated at the 2009 Golden Disk Awards for the Popularity Award, Rookie Award, and the Digital Bonsang. At the Melon Music Awards, the group was one and the only rookie of the Top 10 artists in South Korea and the Best New Artist. They won This Year’s Stage, This Year’s Album, This Year’s Song on 2009 GQ Awards. They received 4 out of 10 nominations on Rhythmer Awards 2009 including Rookie of the Year, R&B Artist of the Year, R&B Single of the Year for “I Don’t Care” and R&B Album of the Year for their 1st Mini Album. Rhythmer.net is famous for hip-hop and R&B promotion for both mainstream and underground Korean music.
2NE1 won their first Artist of the Year and Album of the Year award for To Anyone at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards, in addition to awards for Best Female Group and Best music video for “Can’t Nobody”. They are the first artist who has won all 3 grand awards at Mnet Asian Music Awards.
2NE1 was crowned “The Best New Band In The World” by MTV (television channel) Iggy on November 10, 2011. On November 29, 2011, 2NE1 won the Best Vocal Performance by a Group for their song “Lonely” and awarded their 2nd Song of the Year for I Am the Best. [wikipedia]
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