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2NE1 at the 2011 YouTube Awards, from left to right: Minzy, CL, Bom, Dara
2NE1 at the 2011 YouTube Awards, from left to right: Minzy, CL, Bom, Dara
Background information
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop, dance, R&B
Years active2009–2016
LabelsYG Entertainment
Past member(s)Park Bom
Sandara Park
Lee Chae-rin
Gong Minji

2NE1 (Korean: 투애니원) was a K-pop girl group from South Korea. They were formed in 2009 under YG Entertainment and split in 2016.[1] They are best known for their nine number one hit songs in South Korea. They are "Try to Follow Me", "Go Away", "Lonely", "I Am the Best", "Ugly", "I Love You", "Falling in Love", "Missing You", and "Come Back Home". Before their split, 2NE1 was one of the most successful girl groups in South Korea.[2][3][4]

History[change | change source]

2NE1's first single was "Lollipop" and came out in March 2009 featuring BIGBANG. Their official debut single "Fire" was released on May 6, 2009.

Their second single "I Don't Care" was released on 1 July 2009. "I Don't Care" achieved great success, topping various Korean music shows and was also the most downloaded song of the year. By the end of 2011 the song had sold 4,503,928 digital copies, becoming one of the most successful singles of all-time in Korea.[5]

During 2011 and 2012, 2NE1 was active in Japan, and made some Japanese versions of their songs.

After the release of their second album Crush in 2014, the group became inactive for 2 years. Minzy left in March 2016, while the rest of the group broke up in November 2016. Their last song, Goodbye, was released in 2017 with the remaining members.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • 2NE1 1st Mini Album (2009)
  • 2NE1 2nd Mini Album (2011)

References[change | change source]

  1. Tamar Herman (26 November 2016). "2NE1 Officially Disbands, YG Entertainment Renews Contracts With CL and Dara". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. Herman, Tamar (12 July 2017). "10 Best K-Pop Girl Groups of the Past Decade: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  3. Liu, Marian (17 February 2017). "K-pop's growing pains: Why Asia's biggest bands are splitting up". CNN. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  4. Dutta, Soma (15 October 2015). "16 Best Selling Girl Groups of All Time". Insider Monkey. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  5. korean-artists official social page.