[YG LIFE] CL’s Debut in America Draws Keen Attention and Expectations from Local Media

[마이데일리 = 최지예 기자] American media outlets are shedding spotlight on girl group 2NE1’s member CL, who is to make an official debut in the American pop-music market this year.

American music cable channel VH1 included CL in its article titled “15 Female Rappers To Watch in 2014” published on the 7 (local time).

VH1 picked 15 female rappers, saying, “…and now there’s a tough new breed of female rappers ready to take on the traditionally male world of hip hop in 2015”. It went on to say, ‘’CL is the leader of K-pop girl group 2NE1… her(CL) breakout is a major play at the Western rap market”.

Then, VH1 expressed its expectations for CL, stating, “Having enlisted hot-shot manager Scooter Braun (who’s responsible for the likes of Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy), CL is ready to bring a truly unique perspective to rap, and we hope it’s every bit as crazy and electrifying as what we’ve come to expect from her so far”.

American FUSE TV also mentioned CL in its article “10 Breakout Artists for 2015” on the 8 this month.

FUSE TV said, “CL is already a recognized star extolled by Diplo, M.I.A, and Snoop Dogg. In this year’s spring, she is to expand her power as a solo artist by debuting in the States in earnest, supported by Scooter Braun who is the manager of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

FUSE went on to express its expectations for CL’s debut in the country, saying, “CL’s debut in America will be terrific”. FUSE TV also cited “MTBD”’s music video and Rolling Stone’s mention that “CL’s ‘MTBD’ is the song to pay the biggest attention among 2NE1’s album ‘CRUSH’.”

Along with VH1 and FUSE, major foreign media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV IGGY, DAZED & CONFUSED, etc. are making headlines with CL’s upcoming solo debut in America, showing the pop market’s high interest and expectations for her.

CL has signed contract with SB PROJECTS of Scooter Braun who helped PSY’s success in the States, to make an official debut in the country in spring this year.

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