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[ARTICLE] 2NE1’s “I AM THE BEST” Mentioned On Billboard’s “Celebrate International Women’s Day With 12 Empowering Songs From the Women of K-Pop”

While love songs are dime a dozen in the K-pop world, many of the top female acts have also regularly taken down the status quo of perceptions of what it means to be a female pop star.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 this Sunday (March 8), take a listen and watch the music videos for some of these South Korean pop acts serving up fiery hits as they question what it means to be a female, both as public figures and private women, in the 21st century.

2NE1’s “I am the Best”
Had enough with: Submissiveness
Context: 2NE1 was a dominant act in K-pop throughout the majority of its career, and regularly released empowering hits. like “I am the Best,” where they proudly proclaimed their power and reveled in what it meant to be a top act.
Also check out: 2NE1’s “Try to Copy Me,” CL’s “Baddest Female”

Source: Billboard
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[ARTICLE] 2NE1’s ‘I Am The Best’ Is Used In Viral Dance Video


I Am The Best,” which is arguably 2NE1‘s most popular song thus far (at least in terms of YouTube view count and people’s widespread knowledge of it), has popped up once again in the western hemisphere, this time for a choreography video orchestrated by Janelle Ginestra

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[ARTICLE] 2NE1 featured on Fuse’s “19 Best Workout Songs for Your 2015 Get Fit Playlist”

2NE1, “I Am the Best”

You don’t need to understand Korean to get pumped up from this K-pop jam. “I Am the Best” is a now-classic, empowering anthem and even Microsoft used it in a commercial to tell their competition they were, well, the best. Show those gym rats who’s boss!

Source: Fuse

2NE1 Releases Updated Version of “I Am The Best” Under Capitol Records

239As CL prepares for her solo debut in the United States, 2NE1 has also recently collaborated with Capitol Records for the distribution of their songs. 

On December 10th, Capitol Records released an updated version of 2NE1’s hit track “I Am The Best” with a new album cover on iTunes. It was further noted that the previous version of the track, which was initially uploaded by YG Entertainment back in 2011, was removed and updated.

Fans who have seen the update immediately linked the news and speculated on the possibility of 2NE1 making a comeback next year, while some commended on their collaboration with Capitol Records for the redistribution of their tracks internationally.

Meanwhile, after taking a break since last promoting “Come Back Home,” “Crush” and “Gotta Be You,” CL, Minzy and Dara will be reuniting at the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejun, while Bom not in attendance following her recent drug controversy.Screen-Shot-2014-12-11-at-16.29.13-650x235

Source: KoreaBoo

2NE1 – “I Am the Best” (2014 Release)

2NE1-I-Am-the-Best-2014-1200x1200-Capitol-Records-300x300Get ready for the global domination of 2NE1. Following the announcement of the upcoming first studio album in English of the band’s member CL, the girls of 2NE1 together, stronger than ever, have been signed by Capitol Records to start their international SLAYAGE.

For now, the old version of “I Am The Best” uploaded in 2011 by their domestic label YG Entertainment was just removed and reuploaded by Capitol Records with a new single cover on December 11th. Get ready…

I Am the Best” (Hangul: 내가 제일 잘 나가; Naega Jeil Jal Naga) is a Korean single included on their self-titled second EP “2NE1“. It was originally released on June 24, 2011 under the group’s label, YG Entertainment.

The girls of 2NE1 are planning to release their international major debut album in 2015.

Source: Ultimate Music

2NE1’s K-Pop Hit ‘I Am the Best’ Gains Spins at U.S. Radio Stations

New York and Boston stations have adopted the Korean banger into their playlists.

2NE1‘s “I Am the Best” continues making impressions in America as it begins picking up spins on stateside radio.

In the week ending Oct. 19, the electronic/hip-hop hybrid single was played 24 times on WBMP New York and 14 times on WODS Boston. Both stations published accompanying articles on their respective websites about the band and “I Am the Best,” with WODS Boston telling readers to listen for the song on air.

The airplay comes just two weeks after “I Am the Best” earned its best sales week yet in America (6,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and topping Billboard‘s World Digital Songs chart — a first for a Korean act other than PSY. “Best” is currently at No. 2 on the chart after selling 3,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 12. The single pushed another 3,000 the prior week.

“Best” originally began its upward climb after being used in a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet laptop ad, doing what any good sync should do and helping its accompanying music grow past its ad-watching audience.

The radio play of a non-English song, other than PSY, is particularly exciting for K-pop fans not to mention general world music fans. It’s also a major win for 2NE1 given the quartet’s strong appeal in the United States: The group featured on will.i.am‘s #willpower album, was Korea’s first female act to hold stadium shows in America and just last week member CL announced plans to push a solo career stateside with Scooter Braun.

Stay tuned to Billboard‘s K-Town column for more 2NE1 chart moves.

Source: Billboard