6:46 pm - 06/19/2012

2NE1 @ Cannes Lion

2NE1 attended the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity as the representative of Korean singers.

The group appeared at the 2012 Cannes Lions held on June 18 (Local time) in France as a speaker along with the advertising agency Cheil Worldwide.

The group delivered a speech with the theme ‘Korean Wave through Digital Wave’.

A rep from YG Entertainment said on June 19, “2NE1 became MTV Iggy’s Best New Band in the World in December 2011, and this year they were chosen as the most popular K-Pop star among K-Pop fans in France. Such achievements came without any local promotions, and this was what brought them to Cannes.”

When asked whether the group feels the global popularity it enjoys as a top K-Pop star, member CL answered, “We were surprised at how fans from all over the world would upload cover videos on Youtube of our Korean songs. Digital mediums such as Youtube brought down the boundaries in our music.”

About how 2NE1 managed to become so beloved, she said, “I believe they love us because our Korean passion, energy and our love toward music are contained in 2NE1’s music videos, performances and music.”

2NE1 gave 2NE1 TV as an example of the methods it uses to communicate with its fans in the digital era, and said that while the group is powerful onstage, it tries to be laid back and comfortable when talking with fans anywhere else.

CL finished her speech with a big declaration. “2NE1 still has a lot to show,” she said. “Now, we’ll be changing the world.”

CL is known for her fluent English skills which previously made issues on Britain BBC’s main news program Newsday, and this day also she managed to deliver a superb English speech.2NE1 didn’t leave out the music in its visit, as it performed Can’t Nobody onstage in front of the 1,000-member audience.

The Cannes Lions is in its 59th year, and every year gathers globally renowned CEOs and creators.

The seminar which 2NE1 spoke at previously invited big stars such as will.i.am and Ono Yoko. This year, former President of the United States Bill Clinton, London Olympics organizing committee Chairperson Sebastian Coe, WPP President Martin Sorrell, Nike’s Vice-President Trevor Edwards and Sex and the City producer Michael Patrick King were present.

2NE1 strives to continue on its global road by announcing that it will hold a world tour titled New Evolution, becoming the first Korean girl group to go on a world tour. Starting with its Seoul concert to take place from July 28-29, 2NE1 will continue through 10 cities in seven countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia with the help of Live Nation.

Does YG hate Minzy? She looks so horrible with that haircut. Dara's hair is so-so, it is always better than the palm tree. Bom's hair - or actually everyone - should go back to their hair in "Clap Your Hands". CL is my flawless bb! <3

Source: CL The Baddest Female | 2NE1's Facebook #1 | 2NE1's Facebook #2 | Oh Dara
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benihime99 19th-Jun-2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
Can't see any of the pic
chibiyunie 19th-Jun-2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
busy re-uploading the pictures ^^
xmikutiax 19th-Jun-2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
Pictures not showing up :(
untrueo 19th-Jun-2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
Minzy doesn't look like herself. They should know her style by now.
drfaith101 19th-Jun-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
jfc what are they doing to Minzy? :(
benihime99 19th-Jun-2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Ok, was the stylist/hairdresser dumped by Minzy or something?
konichiwacobra 19th-Jun-2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Bom...i really wish you'd just leave your face alone. That nose doesn't suit her...but to each their own.

They got CL together, but fucked everyone else up. *le sigh*
annhh 19th-Jun-2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
is there a before-after photo, I can't see the change :O
mssenidia 19th-Jun-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
ugh..WHAT did they do to minzy and Dara's hair?!?! Dara is beautiful! Quit making her look like a fool with those fugly hairstyles!!
eccentricvibe 19th-Jun-2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Minzy's hair though.
dirrtypony 19th-Jun-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
good lord. i love minzy but girl has a very interesting face and that hair style does nothing for her. middle part for her is a huge no no. and i swear its ygs purpose in life to make dara look dumb as fuck at all times. and boms face is melting the fuck off. wtf did she do to herself. my heart is breaking.
honeebs 19th-Jun-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Bom is starting to look like a cast member from Real Housewives of [any city], scary and sad.

They should start doing some projects, CL and Minzy would be a good one to explore and keep.
allthingsgood 19th-Jun-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
L O L Dara's hair.
odd_fish_stick 19th-Jun-2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
da fuck is bom's nose
xmikutiax 19th-Jun-2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
yg is ruining my bbs and it actually hurts to see ;~; Minzy is so fashionable and they're making her look like a grandma and why oh why do they keep giving Dara crazy hairstyles like this!! Don't even get me started on Bom's face T______T
saladshooter 19th-Jun-2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Sweet jaysus unflattering angles and unflattering styles
falling_empress 19th-Jun-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
seriously how do you make a 100 lb asian girl look chubby
annhh 19th-Jun-2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
“I believe they love us because our Korean passion, energy and our love toward music are contained in 2NE1’s music videos, performances and music.”

that's lovely and all but I can't help but think that their stuff is actually one of the most global things in kpop
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