It is confirmed! K-pop girl group 2NE1 is scheduled to hold a full-length concert in the Philippines on May 15. Their show entitled "THE PARTY" will be held at the Araneta Coliseum, the same venue of the recently concluded Super Show 3 (SS3) featuring Super Junior. Pulp Live Productions, the same company who brought in SS3 is bringing in 2NE1.
The concert marks the return of 2NE1 member Sandara Park or Dara to the Philippines. Born in Busan, South Korea, Sandara was a longtime Philippines resident who became an exclusive ABS-CBN talent after her stint in the talent show "Star Circle Quest" in 2004 where she placed second. After three years working as an actress and recording artist in the Philippines, Sandara decided to return to her homeland in 2007. YG Entertainment immediately signed her to a talent contract and tapped her to become part of 2NE1, which debuted in Korea in 2009.
CL, Bom and Minzy are the other members of 2NE1, which is considered one of the best K-pop girl groups to date.
The group's local fans, called the Filipino Blackjacks, are very excited since they had been waiting for 2NE1's concert for a long time. Ever since their 2009 debut, 2NE1 has won many fans due to their unique hip-hop sound, fashion and striking image as strong independent women.
2NE1's locally released album "To Anyone" achieved the top sales position in local retail stores. Their music video "Go Away" has recently won the 2011 Myx Music Awards for Favorite K-pop video. Aside from this recent achievement, 2NE1 also won several awards for their album "To Anyone" including:
Favorite K-Pop Video for "Go Away" (2011 MYX Music Awards)
Best Dance & Electronic Album for "To Anyone" (2011 Korean Music Awards)
Artist of The Year (2011 MTV Daum Music Festival)
Album of the Year Award for "To Anyone" (2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards)
Female Group Award (2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards)
Best Digital Single Award (2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards)
Musical Award (2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards)
Album Award for "To Anyone" (2010 Melon Music Awards)
Melon Music Award Top 10 (2010 Melon Music Awards)
Surely, 2NE1's fans are already plannning how to get tickets for this party as their tickets will surely sell like hotcakes.