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On April 30, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk posted a notice on the company website to address rumours and plans regarding G-Dragon and 2ne1. Keep reading for details of Yang’s message regarding G-Dragon’s slump, G-Dragon’s legitimacy as a composer, and 2ne1′s debut plans.
It has been revealed that two of G-Dragon’s close friends, Yang Seung Ho and Lee Hyun Jong, are 2ne1′s stylists.
Yang Seung Ho and Lee Hyun Jong are both on temporary leave from their respective schools in London, England. Yang Seung Ho attended the world-famous Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, which counts John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and M.I.A. among its graduates. He was also featured on reality program Seven Models in 2008 with his friend, model Lee Hyuk Soo. Lee Hyun Jong studied Fine Art and Interior Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
A representative of YG Entertainment confirmed that G-Dragon is not only producing 2ne1′s music, but also a hand in their styling. He recently stayed with 2ne1 and their stylists until the early morning while shooting photos for 2ne1′s album jacket cover.
2ne1 is currently preparing for the group’s official debut in May.
Update (5/1): YG changed a few of the girls’ stage names. Kong Min Ji is going by Minzy and Sandara Park is going by Dara. All four of them will be on one-name basis: Minzy, Dara, CL, and Bom.
KP’s note: Why would they name her Minzy? Koreans can’t even pronounce the “z” sound, so she’ll end up being called Min Ji instead anyways.
After a few days as 21 (To Anyone), the “female Big Bang” has quickly changed its name to 2ne1. The ‘ne’ in the new name stands for ‘new evolution’.YG Entertainment’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, spoke up regarding the confusion and said that there is already a male singer who is using the name 21.
2ne1 consists of four members – Sandara Park (24), who is already popular in the Philippines; Park Bom (Jenny Park, 25), who is best known for co-starring in a Samsung CF with Lee Hyori and Lee Joon-Ki; Kong Min Ji (15), granddaughter of famous dancer Kong Ok Bin; and CL (Chae Lee / Faith Lee, 19), who can speak four different languages. The group has released a digital single, “Lollipop”, with Big Bang for LG Cyon’s new phone model of the same name.
KP’s note (8/9): Click here to read the first part of a recent interview!