Did Girls' Generation inspire 2NE1? Sandara Park confesses on future comeback

Did Girls' Generation inspire 2NE1? Sandara Park confesses on future comeback
2NE1 and Girls' Generation were both leading K-pop groups in 2010s and had a reunion in 2022 (@daraxxi, @girlsgeneration/Instagram)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: With 2NE1 being one of the leading K-pop groups in the 2010s, their disbandment has always been a mystery. In fact, the group came to an end right when they were at their peak which led to much heartbreak among fans and the group members as well. It was further shocking when all of the members inluding leader CL revealed that they found out about 2NE1's disbandment through social media. And so it looks like a reunion has always been on the table according to Dara aka Sandara Park.

2022 has been a good year as we got several reunions from BIGBANG and Girls' Generation to EXID. 2NE1 had the most iconic reunion as they made a surprise appearance at Coachella 2022. While it was supposed to be a solo invitation for CL, she had shared that she brought 2NE1 with her because she wanted them to reunite before it was too late. But there is hope for a proper comeback, as it seems Girls' Generation has inspired them.


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Sandara Park talks about a 2NE1 comeback

On a recent talk show, Sandara Park spoke about the legacy of 2NE1 and how she went through a dark time when they disbanded. 2NE1 had been a global group of its time with celebrity fans like Emma Stone, Lizzo and even 'Squid Game' star HoYeon Jung. There also seems to be no love lost between 2NE1 and their former label YG Entertainment as the members had candidly shared that their CEO had actually called them ugly to their faces. In the talk show, Sandara also shared her bitterness at having only two albums despite the group being active for 7 years. There were also rumors that 2NE1 disbanded in 2015 because the next year YG wanted to focus on Blackpink's debut.


And so with 2NE1 not wanting to disband in the first place, it seems that Girls' Generation's reunion comeback in 5 years have given them hope. Girls' Generation was yet another popular girl group leading the Hallyu Wave in the 2010s. However, they ended up going on an undefinite hiatus in 2017. They reunited for a talk show in 2021 but finally released an album and promoted it in 2022 for their 15th debut anniversary. To this, Sandara shared that it gave 2NE1 hope for a future comeback too as "all the members want to, and we believe that there is a time for us. We recently saw Girls' Generation reunite so I feel second generation is still alive."

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