2NE1, the Best New Band in the World
Who′s the best new band in the world?
According to MTV Iggy, it′s powerhouse girl group 2NE1!
MTV Iggy crowned 2NE1 as the ′Best New Band in the World 2011′ on November 11, after the end of a six-week long poll.
Musicians from ten countries, such as Britain’s Ghostpoet, Jamaica’s Gyptian, America’s Skrillex, Malaysia’s Yuna and also teams from Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Venezuela, were all options on the poll, and over 4 million voters from 168 nations voted for their favorite singer.
MTV Iggy stated, “2NE1 represents a new type of global music star: one that inspires passion not with the language they speak or their cultural heritage, but with talent and sheer ambition,” and that “they eschew cutesy girlish fashion for a strong and independent look, in keeping with the empowering message of their music.” It added, “MTV Iggy welcomes you to the annals of US pop history, ladies of 2NE1. You’ve earned it.”
As the best new band in the world, 2NE1 will be performing in front of worldwide fans on December 12 at the MTV studio in New York’s Times Square. A rep from 2NE1’s agency YG Entertainment said, “2NE1’s entrance to Times Square means much more in that it came from the power of 2NE1’s music and its fans. The opportunity will add more inertia to the group’s ventures to America.”
Photo credit: MTV Iggy