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Music Mondays: 2NE1

Once I got sucked into Kpop by Big Bang, I couldn’t do anything. I just rode the waves and it somehow led me to 2NE1. Their song at that time was I am the Best and it became my confidence anthem. I didn’t have to look at the lyrics to understand what they were singing. They were obviously telling everyone they were the best and everyone is just the rest. Somehow hearing this song always made me feel more empowered and confident, I don’t know if that makes sense but that’s what their music made me feel. After that, they just skyrocketed to the second spot for my favorite KPop acts.

I am so disappointed that they had to disband especially after collating this top five best performances from them. Rewatching it makes my blackjack heart hurt. I am thankful for them, it was them that really taught me that I don’t have to be stereotyped as a woman. I can be strong, I can be cute, I can be whoever I want to be. It sucks that they’re not together anymore but I hope they’re happy. 🙂

Crush at Inkigayo

I love this comeback stage! After waiting for them for years, they come back with a banger. It’s a concert level performance but this is just for a music show, guys.

If I Were You at Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook

If there’s one song I love from their last album, it’s If I Were You. It’s a sad song and you can really feel it with the way they performed it here. I didn’t need to understand the lyrics to feel their pain. 🙁

Kiss at Pinoy Boyband Superstar

This had to be on this list because this isn’t Dara from 2NE1. This performance is a 360 of who she is marketed to be but she still killed it. I would like to see more of this side of Dara.

MTBD at All or Nothing Concert

Girl, what would this list be without this performance. This proves why she is the leader. She has the swag and confidence that no one else in her group has. She owned and killed this stage.

I am the Best at Mama 2011

I really love I am the Best and this I believe is one of their best performances of it. Their stage prescence is really unbeatable. That’s why I love them.

Hello Bitches + Fire + I am the Best at Mama 2015

This is a bonus. I was debating on whether or not I should include it since as much as I loved this performance, I kind of hate it because it’s their last. T_T


2NE1 will forever be my favorite girl group. They are true performers that are in a class of their own. I miss them terribly and I am truly grateful for all the women empowerment they have shown throughout the years.

Have you heard of 2NE1 before? Which is your favorite performance from them? What are your thoughts on their disbandment?

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  1. Ahhh you just made my Blackjack heart miss this group. 2NE1 was perfect and everything I wanted in a girl group. I was heartbroken when they disbanded sigh…*shakes fist at YG* WHY YG WHY DIDN’T YOU TAKE BETTER CARE OF THESE GIRLS?

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