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2NE1′S albums zoom to number ONE!


2NE1 “To Anyone” CD zooms to the NUMBER ONE spot in one of the country’s biggest record retail chains, Astroplus/Astrovision’s album charts (dated January 10 to 16, 2011). Not only that, 2NE1′s “The First Mini-Album Repackage” (CD+DVD) occupies the NUMBER TWO spot! That’s TWO 2NE1 ALBUMS on the TOP… TWO POSITIONS of their album charts. Astroplus/Astrovision has more than 80 record stores nationwide!

“To Anyone” is 2NE1′s FIRST NUMBER ONE album in the Philippines and also Universal Records’ 15th Number One K-Pop album!


After Universal Records‘ coordination with YG Entertainment, 2NE1‘s albums (“The First Mini-Album Repackage” & “To Anyone”) have finally been released in the Philippines. On January 15, 2011, 2NE1′s Album Launch Event was held in four different big malls in the country -Astroplus The Block, Mall of Asia and Odyssey Megamall, SM Bacoor.

Estimated more than one thousand Blackjacks trooped to the four participating record stores. Some Blackjacks lined up early in the morning, waiting for the mall to open. Everybody’s excited to have a grab of 2NE1 albums and get those amazing freebies!

Some Blackjacks who came dressed as their favorite 2NE1 member showed off their modelling skills through a small fashion show. Four best-dressed fans from Astroplus The Block & MOA were chosen as winners of BEATS by Dr. Dre headphones! Lucky Blackjacks indeed. Odyssey Megamall & SM Bacoor were raffling off Super Junior ‘Super Show 3″ Concert tickets and autographed 2NE1 Korean Version CDs!!! That’s a lot of prizes for super duper lucky Blackjacks!

There’s the “Hot In Pink” contest wherein fans dressed up in pink can strike a pose. Their photos will be uploaded to 2NE1 Philippines’ Facebook page and 10 winners will receive the 2NE1 standees! 2NE1 dance cover groups also hyped up the event with their amazing performances! Their performances really wowed the crowd and Blackjacks patiently waited for their performances in all the four participating record stores!

Indeed, the 2NE1 album launch event was a success for having gained a high number of CD sales in just one day!

2NE1 is one of the kpop groups that have been close to the hearts of many Filipinos since member Sandara Park was a famous actress in the Philippines prior to her debut.

Special thanks to 2NE1PH and all their hardworking staff members, Astroplus, Odyssey and MYX, the #1 music channel in the Philippines and most of all all, much love to all Blackjacks who patiently waited for the Philippine album release and showing the immense support for 2NE1 during the album launch.

2NE1 will be busy in the coming months promoting their Japanese album release under Avex and next will be their comeback album !! See u all in the next 2NE1 Album Launch Event!

Source: Universal Records Philippines FB

credits: lp2ne1


“Congratulations to 2ne1 for reaching the top! 2ne1 Jjang!” —Sharmila

2NE1 Dara thanks Filipino fans for their support

굿모닝!^.^ magandang umaga sa inyong lahat!아침부터 기분 좋네요!필리핀에서 투애니원 앨범이 15일날 발매됐는데 일등하고있나봐요 *.* maraming salamat sa inyong suporta! ^_^ have a nice day!!!


Good Morning!^.^ Good morning to you all! (She was saying about the album just came out on the 15th?) *.* Thank you for your support! ^_^ have a nice day!!!

Source: Dara’s me2day
Rought translations: bigbangloverr@Letsplay2ne1

2010 in review [a quick blog from a busy student kpop blogger!]

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 75 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 78 posts. There were 548 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 108mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was September 13th with 374 views. The most popular post that day was (SS501) Kim Hyun Joong Arrival in Manila, Philippines + B2ST performing Shock on “Diz iz it”.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kim hyun joong, ss501, jay park, miss a jyp, and xlr8 members.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


(SS501) Kim Hyun Joong Arrival in Manila, Philippines + B2ST performing Shock on “Diz iz it” June 2010


I like Miss A, JYP Entertainment’s Newest Girl Group July 2010


Introducing “XLR8”, 8-member Filipino boy band May 2010


(ss501) Kim Hyun Joong and Beast in Manila on June 19 June 2010
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