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2NE1 1st Mini Album Cover
Released July 8, 2009
Length 00:25:30
Producers Teddy, Kush
Label YG Entertainment
Discography
2NE1 1st Mini Album Cover
2NE1 To Anyone Cover
From 2NE1 1st Mini Album
  1. "Lollipop"
    Digital Release: March 27, 2009
    Physical Release: July 8, 2009
  2. "Fire"
    Digital Release: May 6, 2009
    Physical Release: July 8, 2009
  3. "I Don't Care"
    Digital Release: July 1, 2009
    Physical Release: July 8, 2009

2NE1 1st Mini Album [1] is the debut extended play of South Korean girl group 2NE1. It was released on July 28, 2011, by YG Entertainment. It contains seven songs composed and produced by Korean producers Teddy and Kush. The album was released on July 8, 2009.

Background

2NE1's first song was "Lollipop", digitally released on March 27, 2009. The song was created for LG Cyon to promote their Lollipop phone, and it was a joint release with Big Bang; the commercial/music video debuted on March 28, 2009.[2] Although it was not a promoted single (as it was an advertisement song, there were problems with network chart eligibility),[3] "Lollipop" proved to be a strong chart hit, going to #1 on various online charts[3] and topping music television network M.Net's online chart for four weeks in a row.[4] It was also profiled in Perez Hilton's blog.[5] However, questions were raised about the group's future, as the song's success was attributed to the popularity of Big Bang.[6]

On April 30, Yang Hyun-suk revealed that 2NE1's debut song would be a hip hop/reggae song, and that it would be digitally released on May 6, 2009.[7] Titled "Fire", the song was fully written and produced by 1TYM's Teddy.[8] Teasers of the song were released on their official website at the beginning of May, with a 20-second clip released on May 1.[9]

Tracklist

No. Title Length
1. "Fire"   3:43
2. "I Don't Care"   3:59
3. "In the Club"   3:45
4. "Let's Go Party"   3:48
5. "Pretty Boy"   3:25
6. "Stay Together"   3:44
7. "Lollipop" (Bonus track with Big Bang) 3:05

Reception

On its first day, it recorded 50,000 sales in pre-orders. Their debut was a success on the Korean charts, and it headed straight to number 1 for its debut week, in which It sold 13,675 copies.

YG stated that the EP had already reached the 80,000 sales mark within 2 weeks, which is impressive since 2NE1 was only a rookie at the time. [10] By the end of 2009 2NE1 sold approximately 100,000 copies.[11] It continued to show strong sales by charting on the 2010 year end chart for Gaon, selling an additional 40,949 copies. Total sales for the release are believed to be around 140,949 copies.

The group was rewarded with three Cyworld Digital Music Awards, with both "Lollipop" and "Fire" winning "Song of the Month" awards, and the group itself winning "Rookie of the Month" for May 2009.[12] They received their first Mutizen award during their fourth stage performance in SBS Inkigayo on June 14, 2009. They received their second Mutizen award on SBS Inkigayo on June 21, 2009.

References

  1. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/2ne1-1st-mini-album/id485531244
  2. Lee, Duna. '여자빅뱅' CF통해 모습 공개한다 ("Female Big Bang" First Shown Through Commercial). uKopia. March 26, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Im, I-rang. 빅뱅-2NE1 '롤리팝', CM송 최초 가요프로 1위 될까? (Big Bang-2NE1 "Lollipop", First Commercial Song to Hit #1 on Network Music Shows?). MyDaily. April 17, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  4. Kim, Hyeong-woo. 빅뱅-2NE1 ‘롤리팝’ 엠넷차트 4주연속 1위 기염 (Big Bang-2NE1 "Lollipop" M-Net 4-Week #1). Joins.com/Newsen. April 28, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  5. [1] Perez Hilton: Some Yummy K-Pop Deliciousness (With Subtitles)!
  6. 빅뱅에 숟가락 얹은 ‘2NE1’ 성공할 수 있을까? (Big Bang's Helping Hand for 2NE1; Can They Succeed?). Kukinews. April 14, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  7. 양현석 "2NE1 데뷔곡은 레게풍 힙합곡" (Yang Hyeon-seok "2NE1's Debut Song is Reggae/Hip-Hop Song"). SBS News. April 30, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  8. 신예 여성그룹 2NE1, 첫 타이틀곡 `파이어` 발표 (New Female Group 2NE1, First Single "Fire" Released). Korea Economic Daily. May 7, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  9. Yoon, Hyeon-jin. 2NE1, 음원공개 하루만에 20만접속 ‘폭주’ (2NE1, 200,000 Viewer "Explosion" Day After Teaser Release). Joins.com. May 2, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  10. http://www.allkpop.com/2009/07/2ne1s_first_mini_album_with_explosive_sales 2NE1’s First Mini Album with Explosive Sales!
  11. http://www.allkpop.com/2010/09/comeback-d-2-2ne1s-upcoming-album-hits-monster-preorder-numbers Comeback D-2, 2NE1’s upcoming album hits monster pre-order numbers
  12. } Lee, Hyae-rin. 2NE1, 디지털 뮤직어워드 3관왕 기염① (2NE1, 3-Time Digital Music Award Winners). Asia Economy. June 10, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2009.

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