The salient points
- The name '2NE1' is apparently a contraction of '21st Century' and 'New Evolution'. No-one seems to know how to pronounce it.
- 2NE1 were unleashed on the K-Pop world upon the release of their jaunty duet with BIGBANG, Lollipop'. What it lacks in seriousface it makes up for in amazingness.
- There's a lovely big shiny pyramid in the video for 'I Am The Best'.
- In 2011 they won 'Best New Band In The World' at the MTV Iggys, which doesn't seem unreasonable when you think about this and this.
- 'I Love You' is a bit like a K-Pop version of one of those mental all over the place Xenomania songs. It's very good.