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 Korean record label CL is signed to, has confirmed to Billboard that the 23-year-old is prepping a full-fledged solo effort intended to cross over to America next year. The superstar exec behind Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and PSY's U.S. breakout, will work with her.
As a member of 2NE1 since 2009, CL and her band mates have made great strides stateside despite no official debut. Chart-wise, 2NE1's Crush album holds the U.S. record for highest-charting K-pop album ever with the best first week sales for a Korean album, plus 2NE1 is the only non-PSY K-pop artist to hit No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart. The quartet was also the first female Korean act to hold solo concerts in American arenas.