***CL, THE BADDEST FEMALE IN THE US: CAN’T WAIT !***

Hey everyone ! Pixie McQueen, here, the boldest Balckjack of the Web !

For this article, this won’t be the creative fairy that’ll talk but the huge Blackjack I am !

In this article, I talked about the K-Pop girl group 2NE1 (Blackjacks are their fans). But this time I will tell you about their super charismatic leader CL (Lee Chaelin) who’s  preparing her debut album which is gonna be the beginning of her american solo career !

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So let’s see the context: the last album of the group is from 2014 (‘CRUSH‘) as well as CL’s last solo : MTBD. CL has only had two solos in her whole career: ‘MTBD’ and ‘THE BADDEST FEMALE‘ (2013).

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So a lot of people saw her in 2NE1 but also collaborating with other big acts such as G-Dragon (‘R.O.D‘ or ‘The Leaders‘ that I absolutely love), Black Eyed Peas (‘Where Is The Love‘), Skrillex (‘Dirty Vibe‘) or, more recently Diplo, Riff Raff and OG Maco (‘Dr Pepper‘). And no, this collaboration is not her first single even if she wrote it !

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By the way I love CL and she’s doing her job for ‘Dr Pepper’ but I’m not too found of the song because I think it’s too ssimple compared to all she’s able to do. The melody is quite monotonous and the lyrics very repetitive, that’s why it’s so catchy ! Also, the lyrics aren’t supposed to be committed or something, they aren’t worse than most of the songs we hear in the clubs.  It’s clearly not a song for Blackjacks nor K-Pop fans in general, but more for americn rap fans I would say ! Even the video bored me while CL is stunning with her new silver hair ! It’s all about the rappers rapping in front of the camera and then a bus (or maybe a very long SUV I don’t know…) with Dr Pepper cans everywhere and female dancers in black underwear twerking. Those dancers are objectified in a very useless way, which doesn’t bring anything interesting to the video.

CL est splendide avec ses nouveaux cheveux gris !

CL looking stunning with her new silver hair !

But I’m reassured that she also said that her ‘cool’ image would remain and that 2NE1 wouldn’t stop, contrary to rumors ! =D I hope she won’t turn into a Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea copycat just to make it in America !

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So she will work with Diplo (Major Lazer) and Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s manager) will take care of her career; I like Major Lazer, and even if I don’t like Bieber and Grande that much, I can’t wait to see how these new people will influence her music and career !

Diplo said in an interview with the Time that one of her songs would be called “Birthday” and it will be in English and Korean. He also said that another of her songs will be called “One” which will be pop, “childish and fun”.

It’s now time for Chaelin to stand on her own two feet and to show us all of her talent (rapper, singer, songwriter, composer) !

*Super hardcore fangirl mode ON* OMG, I DON’T KNOW IF MY BODY WILL BE ABLE HANDLE THAT MUCH AWESOMENESS ALL AT ONCE !  CAN’T WAAAAAAIT !! =P *Super hardcore fangirl mode OFF*

PREACH IT, CL !

PREACH IT, CL !

Peacock feathers & Nutella crepes !

Pixie McQueen xx

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2NE1, New Queens of K-Pop!

De gauche à droite, Dara, CL, Bom et Minzy

From left to right, Dara, CL, Bom and Minzy

Destiny’s Child charisma, Little Mix’s talent, a strong personality for each of those four gorgeous korean girls like Spice Girls! CL, Bom, Minzy and Dara are definitely my new queens of pop !

So, here are 5 reasons to love them, young unicorn looking for musical wonders! 🙂

1) They’re crazy talented! 

Minzy‘s smooth, deep voice, CL‘s amazing flow, Bom’s slightly cracked voice and Dara’s high pitched and unique tone harmonize perfectly! And, I’m not done! CL, principal rapper of the band,wrote their hit ‘Crush’ for their second album called the same way and Dara is a very good guitar player! Plus, when they’re on stage they set it on fire with their super cool choreographies and have indeniable presences!

Yokohama Arena, au Japon.

Yokohama Arena, Japan.

2) They’re real fashionistas!

Colored, bold, stylish and cute at the same time, their look would be Strawberry Shortcake, Beyoncé,Luna Lovegood and Lady Gaga that would’ve had a children together (yes, it’s possible, of course!) They regularly wear Adidas, especially all that’s designed by Jeremy Scott !

Les 2NE1 avec le styliste américain Jeremy Scott

2NE1 with american designer Jeremy Scott

3)Their music is so freaking great!

Their music genre is pop, but not only! It’s actually very diversified because you can find dance touches (‘Do you love me ?’), hip-hop (‘MTBD’), pop-rock (‘Ugly’), or reggae (‘Lonely’ acoustic version), among others. Their lyrics, that owe mostly to  composer-songwriter Teddy Park, they talk about love, confidence (or its lack), parties…

'I Love Yoy', extrait de leur dernier album 'Crush'

‘I Love You’, from their latest album ‘Crush’

4) They collaborated with the greatest people!

I was talking about Jeremy Scott but he’s not the only one who fell in love with those four superstars! They collaborated with Will.I.Am a few times so far, especially for his song ‘Gettin’ Dumb’. It’s their song ‘I am the Best’ you can hear in Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet ad.

Clip de 'I Am the Best'

‘I Am the Best’ music video

5) They’re the perfect transition between western pop and K-Pop!

If you ever think K-Pop is too exotic, then you won’t feel lost with 2NE1 because their style is kind of close to english-speaking pop adding their own touch to it. I became a huge K-Pop fan thanks to them (HyunA and Big Bang, too) !

Photoshoot des 2NE1 pour MTV.

2NE1’s Photoshoot for MTV.

Here’s a few reasons that make me a Blackjack (fan of 2NE1)!

Not that I don’t like you but I have to powder my wings with stardust or I won’t be able to come back to Internet fairies’s home : Kingdom of What The Fuck!

See you soon! 😉

Pixie Stardust McQueen =)

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