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February 27, 2011

2NE1 to debut in Japan on March 9th

2NE1 is to debut in Japan. They will make men and women from all ages go crazy for them with their music and fashion.

They won “Girl Group of the Year” in Asia’s biggest music festival, MAMA. They are finally coming to Japan.

They debuted as a sister group of Big Bang in March 2009. Their music has a Lady Gaga feel, as it has an electric sound to R&B. They caught the eyes of many girls all over Asia, with their crazy and colorful fashion style and became a huge hit.

Since then, all of their music topped the charts and they won 30 awards including MAMA. Their popularity has moved to the western countries as well. A popular American singer/rapper Will.I.Am saw their music video and saw great talent in them.

Last summer, Will.I.Am invited the girls to record at his studio. Also, popular designer Jeremy Scott (does designs for Madonna) proved original designs for the girls as well. This shows how the girls are known worldwide.

Avex saw their performance and was wowed by their high music and fashion sense. Soon later they find out about the girls achievements in Korea, they quickly contacted them for a contract in Korea and finally got a deal.

Their Japanese debut single “Go Away” shows the strength of women with Japanese lyrics. The song will be available on chakuuta from the 9th of March. They are seeking for a debut in the USA. The leader of the group, CL said, “We can’t wait for our debut in Japan. We will work hard for our fans”.

Let’s see if 2NE1 will bring something special to the music charts in Japan.

Source: Sanspo
Translated by: Nanz @ 21bangs.com

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