It has been revealed that 2NE1 will not be attending any of the music awards ceremonies that will be held at the end of the year.
On October 24, a representative of YG Entertainment told TV Report and Star News, “After releasing and promoting their second full-length album, [2NE1] has been receiving many invitations to attend awards ceremonies. However, we have respectfully turned them down. It is a great honor for a singer to be invited to an awards ceremony and be congratulated, but we have decided after much consideration that [taking time for] reflection, and refraining from activities is the right thing to do at this time.”
However, it has been confirmed that CL will be the only member in attendance at this year’s Style Icon Awards (SIA), opening up on October 28, in order to take part in a collaboration stage.
CL will be collaborating with American DJ Diplo, who has also produced for world-famous artists such as Usher, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Bruno Mars, to put on a very special performance.
In terms of 2NE1’s upcoming activities, the YGE rep shared, “We are focusing on CL’s U.S. debut around the beginning of next year. With American reps visiting Korea these days, CL has been busy with recording. She will be going back and forth between her American promotions and 2NE1’s comeback.”