The group was first mentioned by the press in late 2008, when rumours were spreading that YG was creating a female version of Big Bang named Sista. In response to those rumours, YG Entertainment President Yang Hyun Suk stated that the name was not chosen yet. In January 2009, it was announced that the “Female Big Bang” would debut around July 2009 with three members — CL, Minzy, and Bom.

Later that month, YG stated that Sandara Park joined the group, with one more member to follow. In the end, YG Entertainment announced that the group would consist of four members and debut sometime in May 2009.The company stated that the group had trained for 4 years, and that their debut album would contain songs produced by Teddy Park.

The group’s name was initially announced as “21”; however, due to the discovery of a singer with the same name, the group was quickly renamed “2NE1”, which stands for “New Evolution of the 21st Century” (“NE” meaning “New Evolution” and “21” standing for the “21st Century”).

2NE1’s Park Bom revealed that the group was originally planned by YG Entertainment to be a 3-member group with Park, Koo Hye Sun, and Sandara Park.


2NE1’s first song was “Lollipop”, digitally released on March 27, 2009. The song was created for LG to promote their Cyon phone, and it was a joint release with Big Bang; the commercial/music video debuted on March 28, 2009. Although it was not a promoted single (as it was an advertisement song, there were problems with network chart eligibility), “Lollipop” proved to be a strong chart hit, going to #1 on various online charts[9] and topping music television network M.Net’s online chart for four weeks in a row.However, questions were raised about the group’s future, as the song’s success was attributed to the popularity of Big Bang.

On April 30, Yang Hyun-suk revealed that 2NE1’s debut song would be a hip-hop/reggae song, and that it would be digitally released on May 6, 2009. Titled “Fire”, the song was fully written and produced by 1TYM’s Teddy Park. Teasers of the song were released on their official website at the beginning of May, with a 20-second clip released on May 1.

“Fire” was released as planned on May 6, with two versions of the music video — a “space” version and a “street” version — released the same day. The videos received over one million views in a day; the viewcount then increased to two million.

The group’s first performance of the song was on May 17, 2009, on SBS’s Inki Gayo. beginning the group’s activities. Their first performance was also included in Perez Hilton’s blog once again, showing his interest towards the group.

Both the song and the group have been very popular online, with the song topping M.Net’s online chart and the group’s name becoming a top search term. The group was also rewarded with three Cyworld Digital Music Awards, with both “Lollipop” and “Fire” winning “Song of the Month” awards and the group winning “Rookie of the Month” for May 2009. They received their first Mutizen award during their fourth stage performance in SBS Inkigayo (Popular Song) on June 14, 2009. They received their second Mutizen award on SBS Inkiagyo (Popular Song) on June 21, 2009.

Along with their awards successes, 2NE1 signed a deal with Fila to become the new models for their commercial campaign 2 days after 2NE1’s Mutizen win.

It was announced that 2NE1 would be heading over to the United States to work on their album, as Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine showed interest in the group; however, they have no plans to debut in North America.

CREDITS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2ne1


2NE1 – First Full Album – To Anyone

September 16, 2010 – First Mnet M! Countdown Win:  Clap Your Hands

September 17, 2010 – First KBS Music Bank K-Chart Win: Can’t Nobody

September 19, 2010 – First SBS Inkigayo Mutizen Win: Can’t Nobody

September 24, 2010 – Second KBS Music Bank K-Chart Win: Go Away

September 26, 2010 – Second SBS Inkigayo Mutizen Win: Can’t Nobody

September 30, 2010 – Second Mnet M! Countdown Win: Can’t Nobody

September, 2010 – #1 Cyworld Song of the Month: Go Away

September, 2010 – #1 Dorisak Song of the Month: Can’t Nobody

September, 2010 – #2 Dorisak Song of the Month: Go Away

September, 2010 – #4 Dorisak Song of the Month: Clap Your Hands

October 01, 2010 – Third KBS Music Bank K-Chart Win: Go Away

October 03, 2010 – Third SBS Inkigayo Mutizen Win: Can’t Nobody

October 07, 2010 – Third Mnet M! Countdown Win: Can’t Nobody

October 10, 2010 – Fourth SBS Inkigayo Mutizen Win: Go Away (New Record!!)

November 17, 2010 – Style Icon Awards ’10: Best Female Singer

November 28, 2010 – MNET Asian Music Awards ’10: Best Female Group

November 28, 2010 – MNET Asian Music Awards ’10: Artist of the Year

November 28, 2010 – MNET Asian Music Awards ’10: Best Music Video: Can’t Nobody

November 28, 2010 – MNET Asian Music Awards ’10: Album of the Year (To Anyone)

December 15, 2010 – Melon Music Awards ’10 : 2010 Top 10

December 15, 2010 -Melon Music Awards ’10 : Album of the Year (To Anyone)



Many thanks to wikipedia~!  DO NOT TAKE OUT OF LP21 :D

69 thoughts on “HISTORY – 2NE1

  1. 2ne1 is the best kpop girlband i think… I like 2ne1 from the first time i saw them on tv with their song “lonely”. After that i saw “i am the best” and “ugly” and i like them more and more…!!!! They’re different from other kpop girlband. When will they come to indonesia?? >_<

  2. I ran into their song(s) today. I really like it. Catchy and super edgy. More my persona type genre. For being such a young/ new group, they really work well together. I thought they’ve been together for a very long time. Kudos to you girls and keep the songs coming. (Too bad I don’t speak Korean, either that you can write more English songs.. hehe). BTW your music videos are definitely my style. Yay for “discovering you guys”.

  3. i really love 2ne1…i’m not into K -POP actually but when i learned about them and liked their music i followed the girls since then

  4. How I wish 2NE1 will visit Philippines! :] co’z I really want to see Park Bom personally ;] she influence me a lot! :]
    love you Park Bom! :] FIGHTING 2NE1 :] Good Bless!

  5. Hi everyone! i just wanna share, a while ago I was looking for a website that will show me all bout 2NE1, the web shows tons of sites, i visited each and every site and they’re nice.
    But nothing beats “Le’s Play 2NE1!”, here, I saw how our most promising idols starts and has bagged tons of awards.
    I just want to extend my regards to the staff who made this website. Thanks a lot guys for making a lot of people happy and inspired at the same time. More power to you guys!

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  7. Just a note from Minzy’s profile…I thought that from all four members, she’s the only one who can’t speak english. I remember a photo from her me2day where she’s just started learning the language.

    Just a thought :)
    I love your site >_<

    • Oh Bom said in a 2ne1TV episode that Minzy speaks good English! She can probably speak conversational English now. I guess she’s good enough to read and sing English lyrics with little help from anyone like she did while recording with Will.I.Am, DJ Ammo and DJ Poet. She probably can’t understand EVERYTHING but she can probably hold a short conversation like the Big Bang boys. Please watch 2ne1TV for future reference. Hope it helps!

  8. Hey, hi admin I am a fellow blogger in the same area of study as your’s. Where do you update your information about these features from? Any study material or website you would recommend?

  9. OMG..awards kept filing uup!
    i hope they’ll bag some awards on MMA and golden disk…
    i just think that 2ne1 DESERVED all the ROOKIE awards this year!
    and I really really love to see the girls crying in happiness kkk, especially BOM…she’s soooo adorable…and by the way thanks for listing and attaching videos on the awardings….gaaaahhh soo love and proud to see them accepting awards!

  10. WOW!!!! Now that I am reading it in order… I was amazed in all of their achievements in a short span of time. AWESOME!!! ^_^

    To think that u guys need to update this section a lot of times cos the 2NE1 girls keep on winning… (like earlier) LOL

    Oh my Thank You sooo so so much for all of your hardwork at LET’S PLAY : 2NE1. ~_^

    My deepest and sincerest prayers are with y’all & 2NE1!

    More Power!!! =)

    • Kekeke. you’re very welcome Cindy!
      I really love your comment, it really made my day and I bet all the staffs of letsplay2ne1 will be really happy because of your comment <3.
      thank you so much to you also!.

  11. thank you for knowing them well!! i am so empress in this group..they really heat the world..i am hoping that Philippines will discover like this group…ahahahaha..i want to be a part of it..thank you again…

    • oh yess, we have posted an entry of the updated awards list, but sorrie we have been busy & forgot about this one.

      just refresh your site or re-visit to see the updated awards list :) <3

      thanks for stopping by & hope to see more comments of urs <3

  12. About 1 or 2 months ago, I knew that Minzy is only 15…

    But it still being a shock for me O_O. 2NE1 is the best female group of the world ♥

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