Watch: 2NE1 Perform ‘Crush’ Live At ‘SBS Gayo Daejun 2014’

Published: Wednesday 24th Dec 2014 by David


The Ciara-inspired force that is 2NE1 took ‘2014 SBS Gayo Daejun’ by storm earlier this week, taking to the star-studded event to perform their #1 single ‘Come Back Home’ and the explosive ‘Crush.

Their performance at the South Korean event followed their recent guest appearance on Tyra Banks’ ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and comes as a rising US fan base sees their popularity rise above and beyond K-Pop walls.

Do they have what it takes to compete with the likes of Little Mix and Fifth Harmony?

You tell us below…

Peep the group’s lead singer CL in solo action below!

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  1. An0thrNight December 24, 2014

    Daaaaamn, Ciara been leaving her mark in this industry – not quite feeling these chick’s tho

  2. Liam December 24, 2014

    this group has been out longer than Ciara and shouldn’t be compared to Lttle Mix and Fifth Harmony…these girls have always performed like this…check out their videos and history before you write an article…and this coming from a big k-pop fan! what next you’re gonna compare Brown Eyed Girls to Destiny’s Child smh!

    • CiciWasFinnaBeABride December 24, 2014

      CL is clearly inspired by Ciara sis.
      Her entire performance style came from The Evolution era.

      • NICKI WILL SLAY December 24, 2014

        NO. CL is inspired by Nicki Minaj and Lauryn Hill.
        CL said it already and has paid tribute to them in her shows….
        There are 2 youtube videos of CL performing “DID IT ON HIM” and “DOO WOP/THAT THING”…
        CL killed it.
        She is definitely the star of the group.
        She has the XFactor and is the hardest worker based on their BTS documentaries.

    • FAF December 24, 2014

      @Liam 2ne1 hasn’t been out longer than ciara wtf

  3. kiss my as.s December 24, 2014

    I love kpop

  4. Kiana B December 24, 2014

    they are not ciara inspired. wat kind of joke is that. Comparing them to fifth harmony and little mix is a joke. They been doing this way longer than both those groups. Cmon grape juice im diappointed in you

  5. DanYiel Teflon December 24, 2014

    If I was actually Chinese/Asian & lived there I could have enjoyed the songs!!

    • BLACKOUT TBH December 24, 2014

      They’re South Korean bb. And why can’t you enjoy songs just cas they’re in a different language? Not coming for you or anything…just asking. You don’t like not being able to sing along or something?

      • NICKI WILL SLAY December 24, 2014

        CL is part American tho

  6. Miranda December 24, 2014


  7. ChakaYonce December 24, 2014

    David should have been clearer because 2NE1 isn’t inspired by Ciara but Queen CL is even though I think she’s more like Britney.

    • NICKI WILL SLAY December 24, 2014

      LMAO. She is more urban than Britney. She has more sway.

  8. Baddest Puta December 24, 2014

    Wait! David knows who they are? I’m not even dealing right now.

  9. BLACKOUT TBH December 24, 2014

    LOL @ Ciara inspired.
    2NE1 are megastars in Asia. Their level of fame surpasses anything Ciara has done. As for Little Mix & 5H, please! These girls have been around way longer, have had way more hits and sold way more records. Plus their talent dwarfs any other girlgroups out right now.
    These comparisons are laughable at best.

    • K Pop Princess December 24, 2014

      I think they compared them because that’s who they’ll compete with if they make it over here.

      • BLACKOUT TBH December 24, 2014

        Well first of all Ciara has no career left so she’s not competing with anyone and besides, regardless of who CL (not 2NE1 yet cas CL is having a solo US debut first in 2015) competes with – it’s still insulting to compare them to Ciara or 5H. Each individual member of 2NE1 is literally as famous and idolized in Asia as Beyonce or Katy Perry or Taylor Swift are in the western world. There’s no comparison to be made. At all.

  10. K Pop Princess December 24, 2014

    I will LIVE if TGJ give them the Rita treatment 2bh, the global domination would be real.

  11. TurntUp4Cici December 24, 2014

    Ciara’s influence is so real.

  12. Draggin4MrsCarter December 24, 2014

    Cl and Tinashe are basically the same artist if you ask me.

    • k December 25, 2014

      You mean CL and Ight

  13. maria December 24, 2014

    they sound good. Do they have songs in english?

    • BLACKOUT TBH December 24, 2014

      They have a version of their 2011 single “Can’t Nobody” in English. They also have two tracks in English they did with Will.I.Am in 2013 – “Gettin’ Dumb” & “Take The World On”.
      As a solo artist, CL has a new track in English ft. Diplo called “Revolution”. Think that’s all the English tracks they have so far but if you really wanna get into them just go watch (and be slayed by) their biggest hit “I Am The Best”. It’s in Korean but it’s that flawless, it doesn’t even matter tbh.

    • Dinero December 24, 2014

      They have a few plus features with Will.I.Am, but CL is debuting in America with an English album next year with a 2NE1 album to follow if she succeeds.

  14. Normani’s Harmony December 24, 2014

    But Fifth Harmony sing much better than they do.

  15. Overdose On Sorry December 24, 2014

    CL better pay homage to Queen Ci.

    • Toohotfortv December 24, 2014

      Your screen name is ironic bc you should really apologize for you comment.

  16. Paulo December 24, 2014

    If 2Ne1 was to break into western world they woulda did it already. 5H and Little Mix need to worry about their own singles not catching on. Can we let a girl group shine before pitting them young girls against each other? Damn

    • Wings 3454 December 24, 2014

      Check the charts dear, LM are doing just fine. 2ne1 are the ones struggling for international relevancy.

      • Paulo December 24, 2014

        Girl get over yourself. I’m a fan of Little Mix but apart from Move nothing else caught on from Salute. They make good music and have great group chemistry but if they keep relying solely on Internet standom for worldwide sales they will be gone faster than a flap of Wings. Same can be said for 5H which has a bigger fanbase but crappier material.

        I don’t care about 2ne1 tho I’m just saying they never really tried to break into the western market and that’s fine.

  17. LB December 24, 2014

    Girls Generation >>> 2Ne1

    • PaulAllah Slaydul December 24, 2014

      Quality >> Quantity.

      • LB December 24, 2014

        Girl bye, GG is more well put together, make better music, are hotter and are much more talented

    • Dem Lessors December 24, 2014

      I was just about to say this. Girls Generation, Soshi, SNSD whatever you want to call the are MUCH MUCH better. I actually stan for them alongside Britney and Nicki! Hyo’s my bias!

  18. Sarah December 24, 2014

    Omg, what if David is gonna help them make big in America.

  19. LB December 24, 2014

    2Ne1 is highly overrated but I guess they are preparing for a US release which is why David has started writing articles about them.

    These girls slay 2ne1

    • Nicki Nicki Nicki ! December 24, 2014

      “2Ne1 is highly overrated but I guess they are preparing for a US release which is why David has started writing articles about them.”

      Basically. If he gives them promo like he gives Rita and Nicki I’ll deadass lose my mind cos I love them so much.

      • Toohotfortv December 24, 2014

        Listen, I am in no way a hater. I genuinely want to see good videos and hear good music from anyone. So when I say this just know that it’s my truth. That video you just posted in comparison to 2ne1 was laughable. I literally chuckled. Posting something like that seriously puts a bit of a shadow over your credibility. Especially bc there are so many other kpop artist that you could have gone with. That was really funny.

      • LB December 24, 2014

        I was just making a point at how overrated 2ne1 is. Even a an irrelevant K-Pop trashy group makes better music than 2ne1 and yet people gloss over them like it’s the latest release of an Iphone.

        GG are more talented than all those groups and make better music and yet watch David post 3 articles a day on 2ne1 probably because there is some US release coming.

    • Get your life December 24, 2014

      You are obviously a Kpop fan and that’s great but I think why you dislike 2NE1 so much is cause the aren’t really Kpop. They are like this bastardized east meets west group. Just cause they are singing in Korean it doesn’t mean they belong to Kpop. That is why the probably should have left Korea a long time ago cause they will never get the recognition they deserve. Plus what GG song will ever be better than I Am The Best?

  20. Lana Tropicana December 24, 2014

    Why is David giving them shine instead of GG?

    • LB December 24, 2014

      I know right, now when GG are far superior to 2ne1. Don’t get me wrong, I respect 2ne1’s hustle but they are overrated.

      GG is better but we all know what it means when David starts writing articles like this one, there is some US release coming and David will give them some Iggy/Rita Ora type of spam daily articles.

    • RJ December 24, 2014

      Because their songs aren’t of great quality in comparison to 2NE1. A few of their songs are good but overall, no, and they are not what the mainstream US market is looking for. Oh and remember their flop US debut? Yeah lol

    • pwswan December 25, 2014

      He’ll be out of the army soon.

  21. Malik On My Mind December 24, 2014

    Whicheever label these girls are signed with musta seen what David did with Rita and I’m f****** here for it.

  22. I’m That Chick December 24, 2014

    So Davida can get behind Iggy, Rita and Elijah but still won’t acknowledge Jasmine V? OK.

    • Paulo December 24, 2014

      That ain’t gon happen… not when she sounds just like his fav except without the flat notes and mumbling.

    • NICKI WILL SLAY December 24, 2014

      Jasmin V is wack. They need to help out some of these black urban new artists a little more. I would lke Tinashe, Jhene Aiko and Sevyn Streeter to get some more shine. They have doing a pretty good job of giving Tinashe some shine.

  23. Danity Slain December 24, 2014

    GG is much better than 2NE1 and anyone who doesn’t think needs to reevaluate their lives.

  24. Dinero December 24, 2014

    Can’t wait for CL’s US debut in the Spring!!!!! And hopefully a 2NE1 American album as well if she makes it big

  25. LB December 24, 2014

    I find it disheartening that now that K-Pop has made it to the American shores, talented groups like GG are overlooked for 2ne1 who in my opinion are overrated.

    GG are more talented, make better music and have better group chemistry and yet people gloss over 2ne1 like it’s a Taylor Swift CD at a slumber party.

    I am certain there is some US release coming, why else would David write about them

    • Dem Lessors December 24, 2014


    • NICKI WILL SLAY December 24, 2014

      I feel sad that independent RNB female groups afre being ignored

  26. Toohotfortv December 24, 2014

    Honestly as much as I love 2ne1 (specifically bom and cl), I will be very surprised if they do well. When have we ever seen a major Asian star? This country is racist as hell. It’ll be a challenge. That’s for sure. I’ve said it before. There are singers and dancers from the east that rival our stars talent with ease. For instance, regine velasquez is like mariah and celine wrapped in one person. Why is she not a huge star?

    • BeachHouse Britney December 24, 2014

      “This country is racist as hell. It’ll be a challenge”

      That’s why I think they’re working with TGJ and not one of the Pop blogs.

      • Toohotfortv December 24, 2014

        That makes sense. They will definitely need to align themselves with “urban” culture.

    • Janice December 24, 2014

      Regine can sing, but just like you said she “is like mariah and celine wrapped in one” and not regine. And from what i have seen from her, SoHyang is a much better singer than her and has personality.

  27. Soriah Salute December 24, 2014

    So they tried to slay in America, flopped and so decided to get some promo from PromoVid. Too bad they’ll never be better than GG or Little Mix who don’t need David to give them relevance.

    • Bobo December 25, 2014

      What are you talking about? They’ve never promoted any songs in the US, not even their English tracks.

  28. LB December 24, 2014

    We all know who is winning anyway

    – 2ne1 –

    To Anyone

    KOR: 159,446
    JPN: 17,000


    KOR: 64,190
    JPN: 7,000
    US: 5,000

    – GG –

    Girls’ Generation

    KOR: 309,571+


    KOR: 418,172+

    The Boys

    KOR: 457,122+
    JPN: 140,000

    I Got a Boy

    KOR: 301,453+
    JPN: 53,563+

    • Kiana B December 24, 2014

      lol you brought out the physical sales. im done. stay pressed sone

    • nina December 24, 2014

      Man get a life please! This isn’t about GG! and for your info, we do live in a digital world, physical album sales only show the fandom power not if a song is good or the group talented!

    • RJ December 24, 2014

      Living in the digital age, physical sales only show the strength of the fandom + as Jeremy Scott has said before, SNSD have 9 members so just their families buying the albums would be enough, add to that collecting all their photocards , the sales would add up. However, digital sales reflect a song’s popularity with the general public which 2NE1 achieve 5+ million sales with just CRUSH. Oh and 2NE1’s CRUSH sold 5000 copies in the US while Mr.Mr. sold a few thousand. Stay salty~

    • Nolja Black December 24, 2014

      Urmmm excuse me … Can you post the digital sales please in this article too ? I think somebody is being somewhat “economic with the truth”.
      You might want to try convincing Billboard, Pitchfork, Fuse-TV, and the Rolling Stone Music critics of SNSD`s superiority over 2NE1. Best of luck with that LOL.

  29. sleazy December 24, 2014

    kpop music sound like cartoon sh!t They gonna never be Ciara damn thots shoukdnt they be doing nails or something

  30. cockroach SONES December 24, 2014

    OMG that GG fan is so embarrassing LMFAOOO seriously go back to allkpop or wherever you are from. This is not an article abt your favs so get over it. Billboard, pichfork, Fuse, ROlling stones gave credit to 2NE1 and their music so GET OVER IT.

  31. queenbey December 24, 2014

    I’m laughing at that person forcing whoever is that girls generation in this article. And no idc about them so dont bother introducing them no one cares

  32. 팝 사랑 December 24, 2014

    Nobody knows if they’re working with David but it does lowkey make sense that a R&B blog would endorse them seeing as the Pop ones won’t. Also, CL does want to be recognized as urban so it all ties into it.

    I wonder if she got a solo deal with DefJam or Rock Nation because all the artists David helped to break are signed there. My English is bad so forgive me.

    • DT December 24, 2014

      She’s already signed to Scooter Braun’s label.

    • Paulo December 24, 2014

      It ain’t really! Props on your ESL

    • Dem Lessors December 24, 2014

      “2NEShit” LMFAO!

      • Dem Lessors December 24, 2014

        They’re sing live 2 versions of the song at once and dancing like Janet. Not a monstrosity really, try harder.

  33. XXI December 24, 2014

    Lol at all those sones. This isn’t a SNSD article what are you doing here? Yes 2NE1 is getting recognition and not SNSD, just get over it !

    • GG 4 Ever December 24, 2014

      Call me when CL learns to sing live b****.

  34. I Heart 2AnyOne December 24, 2014

    The biggest black music website is promoting the girls and the sones don’t know what to do with themselves.

  35. MisdamenorFan December 24, 2014

    Harpo who dis woman?

  36. Dem Lessors December 24, 2014

    2NE1 only have 1 good song Don’t Stop The Music and that flopped in Korea. GG have so many good hit songs like Genie, Bad Girl, The Boys, Adrenaline (TTS), etc! SM is bad at managing them, them girls should’ve dominated worldwide already!

    • RJ December 24, 2014

      Taste is subjective. Let the professional reviewers do their jobs. Keep your biased opinion for yourself, honey.

      • Dem Lessors December 24, 2014

        It ain’t subjective when you add YouTube views, concert and record sales into the mix. GG are superior. Merry Chrismas ;-D

    • Nolja Black December 24, 2014

      Why is your nose all out of shape just because another group is getting more international recognition that your Bias? Respected Jurno`s liking 2NE1 does not diminish SNSD does it? The songs you like didn’t suddenly become rubbish overnight did they?

      If you are correct & SNSD is SUPERIOR its surely just a matter of time before the journalists realize their mistake? I guess its Insecurity maybe?

  37. Dem Lessors December 24, 2014

    What flop Kpop group will you post about next David. Sistar, Kara, AO? Even F(x) are better!

  38. Sarah December 24, 2014

    Hold on a minute. We want to drag Iggy for misusing black culture but that solo girl was rolling in it. Everything about that performance was contrived. What kind of flip-flop?

    • DontPhunkWithMyFerg December 24, 2014

      These girls don’t come from a culture which mocks black folk from embracing their culture on the way America does. That’s the difference. Context is everything.

      • Sarah December 24, 2014

        It is. Iggy is from Australia, not America.

    • Kim December 24, 2014

      Asia doesn’t have a history of violence against black people.
      Asia doesn’t have a history of violence against black people who invented their own style of entertainment.
      Asia doesn’t have a history of violence against black people who invented their own style of entertainment and then turn around and use that same style of entertainment to discriminate against them and propel less talented white artists.

      • Sarah December 24, 2014

        lol I know all of this. It still has nothing to do with her using it to her advantage

    • Nolja Black December 24, 2014

      Well maybe its because she likes that kind of music and scene that`s why she performed it?
      Its kind of sad when people build barriers and say “this is my culture, don`t learn from it, don`t absorb it stay in your own lane”.
      If that cultural apartheid was prevalent, some of the biggest names in popular culture would never have made it big. E.G. The Beatles as one example.

  39. Rosie December 24, 2014

    Can’t believe I’m seeing 2NE1 on here! Love them; their music is so fresh and exciting compared to most K-pop girl groups.

    I heard Nicki didn’t cross 200K in sales after all on Soundscan, is that true?

  40. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! December 24, 2014

    Black space is now number 1 for 6 weeks!!

    • Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! December 24, 2014


  41. Nae December 24, 2014

    Thank You for giving 2ne1 some recognition. They are a talented group despite what some people might say. The fact that Sones are on here hating on 2ne1 shows how pressed they are over 2ne1. Stay salty Sones. SMH. I like both 2ne1 and SNSD/GG but I am happy 2ne1 is getting some recognition. Like I said 2ne1 is a talented group.

  42. Musika December 24, 2014

    This group relies on Quality not Quantity unike those other groups from that other company that bulk buys their own albums & manipulate views on YT to promote. That’s why 2NE1 has better chance internationally.

  43. Riya December 25, 2014

    Why so** in here,this article isn’t about their bias group. Thirsty attention.

    2ne1 still the most recognizable korea girlgroup in western. Billboard,Rollingstone,Mtv,fuse,pitchfork all admitt it,2ne1 really good. Crush was Amazing.

    And why should compare queen CL to ciara? Everyone have each ways. My queen full of stage pressence baby. MTBD slay

  44. @RealMattPhoenix December 26, 2014

    Omfg YAAAS! Represent

  45. @RealMattPhoenix December 26, 2014

    GG. Is notorious for lyp synicing.

    The only real sings of the 9 are TTS. And they just kicked jessica out.

    GG to me is like the psy of Kpop. Miss represent the market in a major way.

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