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U.S. website picks 2NE1 as girl group to love

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean girl group 2NE1 has been chosen by U.S. media website BuzzFeed as one of "11 girl groups from around the world to love right now." According to an article posted on the popular website Monday, 2NE1 is riffing on the format all over the world, along with British "X-Factor" champs Little Mix. The article further mentioned that the four members -- CL, Park Bom, Dara and Minzy -- are amazing dancers who create wild, over-the-top videos and that each have a distinct personality.

U.S. website picks 2NE1 as girl group to love

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean girl group 2NE1 has been chosen by U.S. media website BuzzFeed as one of "11 girl groups from around the world to love right now." According to an article posted on the popular website Monday, 2NE1 is riffing on the format all over the world, along with British "X-Factor" champs Little Mix. The article further mentioned that the four members -- CL, Park Bom, Dara and Minzy -- are amazing dancers who create wild, over-the-top videos and that each have a distinct personality.

K-pop girl group 2NE1 embark on Asian tour

South Korean girl group 2NE1 will embark on a nine-city Asian tour this weekend following the release of their new album "Crush", their agent said on Friday. Starting in Hong Kong on Saturday, the group will travel through nine other cities until July 13 -- Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kanagawa and Hyogo. Their agent said tour concerts would be co-directed by US choreographers Stacy Walker and Travis Payne.

2NE1 lands in 61st place on Billboard 200

SEOUL, March 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean girl group 2NE1 debuted impressively on the Billboard 200 album chart with its latest album, setting a new record as the highest-charting and best-selling K-pop album. 2NE1's second full-length album "Crush" landed at No. 61 on the Billboard 200, selling 50 million copies in the week ending March 2, the Billboard.com said on Wednesday (on U.S. EST), quoting Nielsen SoundScan.

Exhibition in Japan to highlight K-pop artists

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean entertainment agency that manages such K-pop artists as Psy, BigBang and 2NE1 said Wednesday it will give an exhibition in Japan featuring the stars next month. According to YG Entertainment, the "YG Exhibition in Japan" will open on Feb. 22 at a 3D theater in a shopping mall in the Japanese industrial town of Kisarazu to showcase hologram concerts of YG artists.

K-pop hologram theater opens in Dongdaemun shopping mall

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- Fans of such K-pop stars as rapper Psy, BigBang and 2NE1 will be able to see their idols whenever they want in hologram form. The government, telecom giant KT and YG Entertainment jointly opened a hologram performance venue for K-pop stars on Friday in a shopping mall in the Dongdaemun Market area, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Psy's 'Gentleman' year's most viewed K-pop video on YouTube

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) -- "Gangnam Style" rapper Psy's most recent single "Gentleman" was the most viewed K-pop video of 2013, the video-sharing website YouTube said Tuesday. The music video for the South Korean performer's single has so far drawn about 600 million views, YouTube said in its latest update. The song had set a world record as the most-watched online video in a single day upon its release in April, breaking 100 million YouTube views in record time that month.

YG Entertainment singers sweep YouTube's weekly K-pop charts

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Yonhap) -- Artists managed by YG Entertainment, such as Psy and 2NE1, have swept the top six posts on YouTube's weekly chart for most-viewed K-pop music videos, the company said Wednesday. "Missing You," a new single by girl group 2NE1 sits at the top of the chart, drawing 5.11 million views as of Wednesday afternoon, according to YG, one of the three largest entertainment agencies in South Korea. The chart counts rankings based on the number of hits to music videos for K-pop songs over a one-week period from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24.
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