1. 2NE1's K-Pop Hit 'I Am the Best' Gains Spins at U.S. Radio Stations

    October 20, 2014 9:35 PM EDT New York and Boston stations have adopted the Korean banger into their playlists. 2NE1 's "I Am the Best" continues making impressions in America as it begins picking up spins on stateside radio. In the week ending Oct. 19, the electronic/hip-hop hybrid single was played 24…

  2. K-Pop Superstar CL to Enter America With Scooter Braun

    October 16, 2014 5:59 AM EDT The multilingual leader of girl group 2NE1 has teamed up with the man behind Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. CL , the rapper/singer that acts as leader of K-pop phenomenons 2NE1 , is eyeing the global music market and  Scooter Braun will help her achieve her goal. YG Entertainment, the…

  3. 2NE1's 'I Am the Best' Tops World Digital Songs Chart After Big Sales Week

    October 06, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Earning the best sales week for any of their songs, the K-pop girl group is first non-PSY act to top the Billboard chart. 2NE1 has earned the first No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Songs after a big sales week for their K-pop hit "I Am the Best." The booming dance-rap track…

  4. The K-Pop Makeup Craze: 2NE1, SPICA & More Share Favorite Products & Tips

    August 20, 2014 8:52 PM EDT As the popularity of Korean music acts soars, its effect on the beauty industry kicks into full gear. It's undeniable that K-pop is taking over the world. YouTube reports viewership of K-pop videos has grown from around 700 million views in 2010 to more than 5.5 billion in 2013. No…

  5. Watch Microsoft Brilliantly Shade Apple With 2NE1's K-Pop Hit in New Ad

    August 13, 2014 8:30 PM EDT Microsoft lets the girl group do the talking to declare (in Korean) 'I Am the Best.' Technology companies doing side-by-side comparisons in TV ads is nothing new. But subtly shading your competition by soundtracking the ad with a foreign language hit is rather brilliant. For its new…

  6. 2NE1, Girls' Generation & f(x) Featured in NYLON Magazine's Music Issue

    June 10, 2014 8:42 PM EDT The K-pop stars snag glossy, U.S. press alongside Haim, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and more In a major move for K-pop's international invasion, NYLON magazine has devoted two features in their new music issue to spotlight three top Korean acts.  Record-breaking girl group  2NE1 are…

  7. 2NE1 on Breaking Chart Records, Turning 5 (Exclusive Video Interview)

    May 27, 2014 6:00 PM EDT The K-pop phenoms sit down with Billboard to reveal their favorite videos, memories 2NE1 shot to mega-superstardom from their thumping, debut single "Fire" and continued to release a rush of hit singles, collecting over half a billion views on their official YouTube channel,…

  8. Happy 5th Anniversary, 2NE1! Top 5 Must-See Music Videos From the K-Pop Phenoms

    May 16, 2014 7:20 PM EDT In May 2009, Psy's record label YG Entertainment debuted a four-member girl group 2NE1 . Consisting of CL, Bom, Dara and Minzy, 2NE1 instantly made waves for easily pulling off unconventional tracks. The quartet mixed hip-hop and dance, blended diva belts with quick-spit rapping, each…