2NE1, with members CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY, thanked their boss (the founder of YG Entertainment) in the midst of their knocking down of music charts with their new song.
At 0 hour of Nov 21, 2NE1 unveiled their new song ‘Missing You’ through various music websites in and outside of South Korea.
In the short 13 hours of its release, the song already ranks the top in South Korean major music websites (1 p.m.). ‘Missing You’ successfully swept across real-time music charts on 9 major music websites including Melon, Olleh Music, Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, Monkey 3, Naver Music, Cyworld Music and Daum Music.
So how do they feel about this sensational news?
According to what YG’s high-level personnel told Star News in the afternoon, the four members have been deeply impressed by the ranking of ‘Missing You,’ enjoying the moment in Hong Kong.
The personnel added, “All 2NE1 members sent Yang Hyun Suk in Korea text messages of joy after hearing the news about ‘Missing You’ knocking down all charts in the very early morning in Hong Kong.”
He added, “And among all of them, Yang Hyun Suk was most impressed by BOM’s message that read, ‘Boss, we ranked #1. Thank you so much for letting us sing,’ which was a genuinely written text.”
Meanwhile, ‘Missing You’ is showing an impressive record overseas as well, by ranking in the top 200 of American iTunes at 1:35p.m., in the country with the largest pop music market in the world. The song was ranked #133 in the Top Single Songs category of America’s iTunes. At the same time in Vietnam and Taiwan, ‘Missing You’ has ranked #1 in both iTunes Top Single Songs charts. This is a clear testament to 2NE1’s popularity in and outside of Korea, even more emphasized with the release of their new song.
2NE1 flew to Hong Kong on Nov 20, and in the afternoon of Nov 21, they will be holding a press conference with Chinese press about their new song and the details of the World Tour. 2NE1’s World Tour kicks off next March, starting from Seoul and relaying on to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.
On Nov 22, 2NE1 will be showcasing ‘Missing You’ for the first time at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Award (MAMA) in Hong Kong. MAMA is an end-of-year music award ceremony hosted by Mnet, a South Korean music program.