2NE1 gaining more and more recognition
Lately many well-known Koreans showed their fondness of 2NE1. One of them was the minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism: Choe Kwang Shik! On the last episode of OBS’s “Cha In Tae’s Myeong Bul Heo Jeon”, minister Choe Kwang Shik made an appearance saying, “I’m a big fan of idols, I’m a 2NE1 fan!” and added: “Recently, I went to see a performance of the idol I like”. When he said he was a fan of 2NE1, he sang a small portion of “I Am The Best”.
A Korean-American designer also joined the BlackJack Crew! Richard Chai is a self-professed 2NE1 fan! In this interview with Singapore newspapaper, “Zao Bao”, when asked about his Korean roots, he confessed to be a fan of 2NE1 and BigBang and that the most Korean thing about him would be his personality and work ethic.
Richard Chai plans to finally get some vacation time after he presents his collection. Where’s he going? “Maybe somewhere I can actually look like someone in my show,” he says laughing. He’s been unable to make it the beach all summer. Chai will present both his men’s and women’s spring/ summer collections together today for the first time. “Tons of color, kind of an eye explosion” is how he describes the clothes, a break from last year’s more sombre palette. Chai’s been loving Korean pop, like the girl band 2NE1 (look them up!) and he’s also more confident than ever before. We find him amid castings, taking a break on the fire escape.
Tons of color?.. An eye explosion?.. Sounds familiar! Was he perhaps inspired by our 2NE1? ^^
Son Heung Min is a South-Korean footballer who plays for German Bundesliga side Hamburger SV. He had scored against Chelsea FC and also is the youngest HSV player to have scored a goal in Bundesliga at 18 years old. He also plays for the South-Korean national team. He also expressed his fondness of 2NE1. He updated his Twitter with the following message:
A kid who loves to play football… A kid living somewhere in Hamburg, Germany… A kid who loves Running Man, Infinity Challenge and Happy Together… A kid who’s a total fan of 2NE1 and Leessang… A kid who always tries to smile…^.^
2NE1 hasn’t only been gaining fans, but also recognition by MTV, once again! 2NE1 is ranked #4 on MTV Music Meter Up and Coming Genre. Remarkable, since 2NE1 didn’t even have any new releases recently. The MTV Music Meter is a daily list of artists trending right now. It helps people discover these artists and others like them through audio samples, photos, recent tweets, news articles, and bios. Or chart your own discovery path by searching through over 1 million artists. So a rather big accomplishment! ^^
Source: CL the Baddest Female