Is 2NE1 planning a 2021 comeback? Minzy hints at plans for new project as disbanded group reunites to party
After the disbandment in 2016, the members pursued solo projects, but the members remained close friends
Big news, 2NE1 stans, we could be seeing a reunion and new music by the iconic K-pop group in 2021, according to member Minzy. While it hasn't been revealed what project is in store for the Blackjacks (fandom name) and no particular date has been fixed as of yet, Minzy has confirmed that the group has gotten together to discuss something they've got cooking. Additionally, the 27-year-old singer noted that the members regularly get together, as can be seen when the girls met up recently to celebrate Minzy's birthday. Check out a new photo of the celebration on Minzy's Instagram below.
During a February 1 episode of Park Myung Soo's 'Radio Show', Minzy noted, "We're still meeting up together. We're currently discussing doing something together," according to Allkpop.
For 2NE1 fans, any news of them returning together as a group for a new project is massive. Even if it's not an album and they drop a single, it has been a long time coming, and just a teaser will leave fans salivating.
Credited as one of the first major K-pop girl groups, 2NE1 has also been respected as being one of the groups that brought popular South Korean music to international audiences.
The group was formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. After collaborating with boy band Big Bang on the promotional single 'Lollipop', the group rose to fame with the release of their eponymous EPs 2NE1 (2009) and 2NE1 (2011), and studio albums, 'To Anyone' (2010) and 'Crush' (2014). All of those iterations peaked at No. 1 on the Gaon Album Chart. 2NE1 also had nine number-one hits on the Gaon Digital Chart, including 'Go Away', 'I Am the Best', 'I Love You', and 'Come Back Home'.
After a year's hiatus, Minzy left in April 2016, and YG Entertainment announced later that year that the entire group would disband. Their final single arrived in 2017, titled 'Goodbye'. After their disbandment, members ventured into their own solo music, but they still remained their close friendships.
Meanwhile, member CL is reportedly dropping her debut studio album '+ALPHA+' in the first half of 2021.