YG Entertainment revealed more information on the 2NE1’s upcoming single, new mini album, and first solo concert through its official blog YG-Life today. The group will unveil their new single “I’m the Best” on June 24th and their new mini album will be out on July 21st. Their first solo concert is scheduled for August 27th and 28th in Seoul.
Here’s the full translation of today’s post:
“First of all, we apologize for delaying 2NE1’s new single release due to internal problems.
2NE1’s new single, following “Don’t Cry” and “Lonely,” is titled “I’m the Best,” and will be released on June 24th.
Produced by YGE’s main producer Teddy, “I’m the Best” is a powerful, fast beat song featuring electronic and hip-hop sounds. It’s expected to be popular among younger generation people used to the club scene as well as the fans of 2NE1’s original sound such as their debut track “Fire.”
Unlike their previous tracks that didn’t involve any TV promotions, “I’m the Best” is expected to have a lot more comeback and TV performances. This will be 2NE1’s first TV promotion in nine months since their first full album release including songs like “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” “Clap Your Hands,” and “It Hurts.”
The MV for “I’m the Best” is produced by director Seo Hyun Sung and will be released at midnight on June 24th with the digital single.
Currently we’re expecting to release 2NE1’s mini album on July 21st. It will contain tracks like “Don’t Cry, “Lonely,” and “I’m the Best,” as well as two more three additional songs. Since we’ve been working on this album for a long time, there are a lot of promotional activities planned up, but we’ll give you more details in the near future.
2NE1’s first solo concert scheduled for August 27th and 28th will be held at the Olympic Hall in the Chamsil Olympic Park in Seoul. Following a long renovation process, the Olympics Hall has become a professional concert hall with a capacity of about 4,000 seats per performance.
Compared to YG’s past concerts, it won’t be as big in size. But for 2NE1 this will be their first solo concert, so instead of trying to do too much, we wanted to present something more fun and complete where the members can closely interact with the fans.
Tickets will be available starting July 7th, and more information on this will be up next week through YG and 2NE1’s official website.
The third season of ‘2NE1 TV’ has not been confirmed yet. But “YG on Air,” which was shown six times so far every Friday, will continue to air in a guerilla format whenever we have new ideas, as that was our original plan heading into it.
Promotions for “I’m the Best” will continue until late August, and following their solo concerts, 2NE1 will head to Japan in early September for a two-month long Japanese promotion.
We hope for your continued support for 2NE1’s official promotions and we will come back with more updates on their new mini album in the near future. Thank you.”