2NE1

2nd generation May 6, 2009 November 25, 2016

2NE1 (Korean: 투애니원, IPA: [tʰu.ɛ.ni.wʌn]) was a South Korean girl group composed of Bom, CL, Dara, and Minzy, formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. After appearing alongside boy band Big Bang in the song „Lollipop“, a promotional single for LG Electronics, the group rose to fame with the release of their two eponymous extended plays, 2NE1 (2009) and 2NE1 (2011), and two studio albums, To Anyone (2010) and Crush (2014). All peaked at the number one position on the Gaon Album Chart. They also scored nine number one hits on the Gaon Digital Chart, with „Try to Follow Me“, „Go Away“, „Lonely“, „I Am the Best“, „Ugly“, „I Love You“, „Falling in Love“, „Missing You“, and „Come Back Home“.

The quartet simultaneously conducted a similarly successful career in Japan, releasing first a Japanese version of their second EP, Nolza (2011) and following up with the studio albums Collection (2012) and Crush (2014). Following a long-term hiatus, Minzy departed the group in April 2016, while the rest of the group disbanded later that November. Though CL and Dara remain signed to YG Entertainment, Bom’s contract was not renewed. Their final single „Good Bye“ was released on January 21, 2017.

At the peak of their career and prior to their split, 2NE1 was considered one of the most successful and popular girl groups in South Korea. Having sold 66.5 million records, they are one of the best selling girl groups of all time. Billboard magazine ranked 2NE1 as one of the best K-pop girl groups of the past decade while The New York Times named 2NE1’s performance at the Prudential Center in New Jersey as one of the „Best Concerts of 2012“.

OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, R&B, dance-pop, Hip-hop
Years active2009–2016
LabelsYG Entertainment, Avex Group, Warner Music, Capitol, School Boy
Associated actsTeddy, Big Bang, YG Family
Websiteyg-2ne1.com
Past MembersBom (봄)
Dara
CL
Minzy
Lee Chaerin

CL (예나)
I Chaelin (이채린)
Leader Main Rapper Lead Dancer Lead Vocalist Face
★ 26.02.1991 (28 years)
Seoul
@chaelincl
Solo

Park Bom

Bom (박봄)
Bag Bom (박봄)
Main Vocalist
★ 24.03.1984 (35 years)
Seoul
@newharoobompark
Solo

Park Sandara

Dara (다라)
Bag San-da-ra (박산다라)
Vocalist Rapper Visual
★ 12.11.1984 (34 years)
Busan
@daraxxi

Gong Minji

Minzy (민지)
Gong Min-ji (공민지)
Main Dancer Lead Vocalist
Lead Rapper Maknae
★ 18.01.1994 (25 years)
Gwangju
@_minzy_mz

Left group in April 2016 Solo