2ne1

photo courtesy of YG Entertainment
photo courtesy of YG Entertainment

It may be read as “to anyone” or “twenty-one,” but right now, I’m referring to a famous band in South Korea, 2ne1, which stands for “New Evolution of the 21st Century”. The “NE” stands for New Evolution and the “21” as 21st century.

The name itself makes people crazy, what more when you hear their music. 2ne1 plays K-pop, Hip-hop, R&B, Electro Pop, and Dance Pop music.


The female band first appeared in a LG Cyon cell phone commercial with their first hit song Lollipop. From then on, the song became a #1 hit on various music charts online and it topped some music TV networks though it was just for the commercial campaign and the band didn’t officially launched their album yet.


Meet 2ne1 members

2ne1 band has four lovely-lady-members namely,


CL (Leader, Rapper, Vocalist) Real name: Lee Chae Rin/Chae Lee/Faith Lee

Bom (Lead Vocalist) Real name: Park Bom

Dara (Vocalist) Real name: Sandara Park

Minzy (Vocalist, Main rapper, Lead Dancer) Real name: Gong Min-ji

Dara and Lee Min Ho in Cass beer commercial
Dara and Lee Min Ho in Cass beer commercial
Sandara Park aka Dara started her acting career from the Philippines
Sandara Park aka Dara started her acting career from the Philippines


Currently, 2ne1 member, Dara, is making a big wave outside the music scene. She had a Cass beer commercial where she has been kissed by the famous Korean lead actor from Boys Over Flowers, Lee Min Ho also known as Jun Pyo from the said Korean TV series. The two are considered one of the hottest stars in Korea today.


And oh,,,Sandara Park a.k.a. Dara started her acting career from the Philippines. But she came back to South Korea to have a big break. She joined the other three girls in 2ne1 in YG Entertainment to train for 4 years until they're all ready to be launched as 2ne1.


Back to 2ne1, my faves are the two Parks...Sandara Park and Park Bom. I love their version of "We Belong Together" popularized by Big Bang and GDragon...Watch and hear Big Bang with Park Bom performed "We Belong Together" below...I've also put a link to "We Belong Together" English lyrics.


"We Belong Together" English Lyrics


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nilum 7 years ago

Wao, Its Nice


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thanglynn07 7 years ago from Long Beach, CA

Omg! I am a huge fan of 2ne1! I loved their song, "Lollipop" and "Fire"! CL sounds so much like the late and great "Left Eye" from TLC. Love her voice! She is so talented! I've been hooked on her song "Leaders" feat. Teddy and my cutie from Big Bang, GDragon! And I fell in love with Park Bom's voice since "We Belong Together" and "Forever With You" and the rest of the gals since "Lollipop". So weird how much of an age difference between them there is yet they all look like they're in the same age group!


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blaise25 7 years ago from close to you... Author

yeah they're all fantastic especially Dara...sounds like you're from Korea, you really know cool artists like 'em p;

yup, I wonder what's their secrets...when I watch Korean movies, I can't avoid to be jealous of their perfect skin. Like the elders skin don't sag at all, seriously,,,is it in their genes? lol


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thanglynn07 7 years ago from Long Beach, CA

I know!!! Tightly firm skin! And no, I'm not even Korean lol. I just love music in general and I appreciate it all! I'm actually Cambodian. But I do love my Korean music!


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blaise25 7 years ago from close to you... Author

nice to meet a great poet from Cambodia ;p

I love their music too and their love stories in movies...I guess there's also a secret in their movies, I mean watching 'em makes me cry to death lol They would strike your heart over and over again ;p


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thanglynn07 7 years ago from Long Beach, CA

Yes yes! All Asian dramas do that don't they? And they are super long!!! I cry my eyes out too!


Carla Abellana 7 years ago

cool band name.. easy to remember eh? reminded of F4


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Waren E 7 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

I'll have to find their music on the web, and experience it!

thanks for sharing!


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Waren E 7 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

http://www.last.fm/music/2NE1/+videos/+1-E1lIq7Bm8...

^^^"FIRE" MUSIC VIDEO^^^those Girls sound great,Cheers!


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blaise25 7 years ago from close to you... Author

that's really what I call fire! ;p

thanks Waren! Cheers!


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

nice information. thanks for share


francis  7 years ago

your so beautyful


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blaise25 7 years ago from close to you... Author

thanks francis! ;p


rome 6 years ago

i just think they fine as hell


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Hy Blaise: I never heard of the band, and being part-asian, I deserve a kick in the pants for that. But I am going to watch the video now! Heh! I am learning here! : )


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you... Author

Hi moi friend! They sound great and seems South Korea's music is dominating.. Glad to see you in here, Cath! How was Team Cheeky's day? I'm excited bout your next hub.. ;)


cutie me 5 years ago

im also a big fan of 2ne1 especiually minzy!!


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you... Author

Minzy and Dara are my faves. Thanks Cutie :)


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Midasfx 5 years ago

Have you heard some of their new songs? They are very good!

~naega jeil jal naga ( I am the best )

~Lonely

~I hate you

~Ugly


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you... Author

I Hate You is good :)


kzehea shannen elizaga 4 years ago

wow i want to be like the 2ne1 im a huge fan i will do my best to like them,i play guitar,i sing and i dance.at school im the outstanding pupil

i always dance and sing.i am really looking forward to see the 2ne1


bommie park 4 years ago

Dara your song is dara kiss


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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you... Author

Love Dara :)


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Dottie Conoly 4 years ago from Texas

I love 2ne1^_^. Love their style and attitude. They have such talent as well! Their voices never cease to amaze me and their dance as well. They have a bold stage presence that makes you want to get on stage with them whether watching on youtube or in erson;) I wish they would come to Texas...

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