Recently, 2NE1 has been appearing in articles on Billboard though the girls are technically on hiatus. It seems like even Billboard is eagerly anticipating 2NE1′s Korean comeback.
G-Dragon Opens Up at World Tour Kickoff: Exclusive Video Interview
On March 31, eager K-pop fans fill the 13,000 seats in Seoul’s Olympic Gymanastic Hall venue; patiently waiting for G-Dragon–the charismatic, forward-thinking bad boy leader of mammoth K-pop boy band BIGBANG–to hit the stage for the second sold-out night of his world tour.
While he took a break, guest stars 2NE1 performed two songs: their hard-hitting smash “I Am The Best” and latest romantic single “I Love You.” “Isn’t G-Dragon great?!” 2NE1 leader CL asked the crowd. “He is the best. We are really honored to be here. G-Dragon is re-energizing so, please, continue to support him throughout the show.”
G-Dragon seemed to focus on making the night about personal connection throughout the night; taking time to truly interact with fans. In between the sets, he would run down in a pool of screaming fans sticking his face out in the crowd and letting fans touch him.
PSY Pays Tribute to Beyonce At South Korea Concert, Debuts ‘Gentleman’ Live
Popular K-pop acts G-Dragon, 2NE1 and Lee Hi joined PSY on-stage
PSY made a major announcement last month (March) when he revealed he’d debut the follow-up to his global smash “Gangnam Style” at an April 13 concert in South Korea. While PSY ended up premiering his second single, “Gentleman,” days before, he managed to keep fans on their toes with a handful of surprises through out his show.
PSY’s Happening Concert began at 6:30 p.m. KST/5:30 a.m. EST. The show was livestreamed on YouTube with numbers in the hundred thousands with continual growth throughout. PSY and #Happening trended worldwide on Twitter as did some of the night’s special guests.
After the crowd erupted following a fun performance of “I’m A Guy Like This,” with its catchy “Shake it! Shake it! Yo! Everybody!” hook, the first major surprise of the night emerged. The opening zippy synths of 2NE1′s biggest hit to date, “I Am The Best,” began to play as the foursome made their way on stage. The group were bursting with energy. Front woman, CL, focused on the crowd while Minzy twerked behind her. After performances of “Best” and “Can’t Nobody,” it became clear that 2NE1 need to return to K-pop soon. The broadcast peaked to 123,000 YouTube viewers after the ladies’ performance.
After a performance of 2006 single “We Are The One,” PSY ended the night with an enjoyable performance of “Gangnam Style.” One hundred and 56,000 viewers tuned in to watch the finale. While PSY has performed his hit in several countries before, this night’s performance was special for it was performed in his home country with fans shouting out Korea till the last note.
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