Girl group 2NE1, which consists of 4 members, Gong Minji, Sandara Park, Park Bom, CL, has announced that they would be releasing a new album, returning back to be with their domestic fans after a year.
A representative of 2NE1′s agency, YG Entertainment (YG) has told Star News on the afternoon of the 21st that, “2NE1 will be releasing a new Korean album in mid-June” he said. The representative also said that “2NE1′s exclusive producer Teddy has now completed at least 7 great songs (for the album)” and that “broadcasting activities will follow the release of the album.” (i.e. 2NE1 will be going on music broadcast programs to promote the album)
2NE1 last released “2NE1 2nd Mini Album” in Korea approximately 11 months ago in late July last year. From 2NE1′s 2nd mini album, all of their songs such as, “Don’t Cry,” “Lonely” “I Am The Best,” “Hate You,” and “Ugly”, were hits. It is expected from 2NE1 that many of their songs become extremely popular all at once each time they release a new album, thus the news of the new album has led to great anticipation for it in Korea.
A YG official also said that “it has not been finalized if the album that is set for release will be a full album or a mini-album.”
2NE1 is also scheduled to hold a solo concert in July, a month or so after the release of their new album.
Held at the Seoul Olympic Hall over a period of 3 days in August last year, 2NE1′s first solo concert had great success. Since then they have been focusing on their Japanese tour and activities there, thus this concert is highly expected to be where domestic fans can meet up close with 2NE1 after a long time.
YG Entertainment also said, “We will be making an announcement regarding the concert once everything has been determined; we also hope that you have a good summer with the new music and performances that 2NE1 is coming up with.”