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Does 2NE1 deserve the solo treatment?


Barely five months old and Korean hip-pop group, 2NE1 will have their first solo concert.  The girls are set to debut with their first full length album this November. YG Entertainment has announced that the girls will also do a solo concert after the release of this album.

While many female groups rarely get to do solo concerts, 2NE1 is joining the ranks of old school K-Pop idols like S.E.S., Fin.k.L, and Wonder Girls. But is this solo debut too premature?

While there are many who say yes, there are about the same amount who say no. What do I say? I say its a bit too premature. Why? While I love 2NE1 out of all the female groups out there to date, a solo concert when your barely going to be half a year old is like asking a baby to talk right after you hear the child say “mommy.”

The saying goes, “strike while the kettle’s hot,” but something like this can easily go over the boiling point. In resulting the girls to become uninteresting and undesirable. Other groups like SNSD who have been around a lot longer, have yet to do a solo concert, knowing full well that they could sell out an arena of some sort.

A group who stays indies for a while, will produce longer, lasting fans. If 2NE1 goes solo now, later down the line they could lose fans instead of gain them.

It’s a proven fact with indies artists. An indies artist who is indies for at least one to two years, then makes a ‘major’ debut  has a lesser chance of losing fans. They stand to gain fans as a trendy artist, but if something happens, those fans from those indies days prove to be loyal and stay. Most of the time they only stand to gain fans as opposed to lose them.

2NE1 in my opinion is an indies artist. They need to simmer and reach a fair temperature and stay there for as long as they can, so they don’t boil and lose that momentum.  Because we all know at the current rate of girl groups coming out of the wood works, 2NE1 can easily be replaced in a micro second.

As Heidi Klum says, “One day your in, the next day your out.

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