2NE1 CL Becomes a Phenomenon Next to Psy; Representing Asian Girls Not Her Main Goal
2NE1 member CL (real name Lee Chae-rin) recently revealed in an interview that she doesn’t want to put too much pressure on herself when it comes to being a South Korean artist in the U.S. Does she have other goals in mind? Read on for more details.
Although she admitted that she wanted to represent Asian girls, 2NE1 singer CL said she doesn’t want to take too much responsibility about it since it’s not here main goal.
“I would love to represent Asian girls and be an example or an idol for girls [in the U.S.] That is my dream, but I don’t want that to be my main goal. I just want to do something I love, and music comes first for me,” CL told Rolling Stone.
Although most of her songs contain raps lyrics, the 24-year-old South Korean artist doesn’t see herself as a rapper. She doesn’t want calling herself that label because it would limit the talents that she had.
2NE1 CL rather liked the idea of calling herself a performer since she could sing, dance, and almost do everything. As a talented artist, it is no wonder why Rolling Stone included her in this year’s 10 new artists that music lovers need know.
CL followed the international recognition that “Gangnam Style” singer Psy (Park Jae-sang) had, whose song managed to enter into The Yale Book of Quotations for the line: “Oppan Gangnam style.”
CL has collaborated with well known Western artists such as Skrillex, will.i.am, and Diplo. She will be seen in Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party tour on Sep. 22-23 at Texas, Sep. 28 at Nevada, Sep. 29 at Toronto, Canada, and others.
2NE1 CL has been a recipient of many awards such as 2014’s Top Female Artist (Korean) of YinYueTai V-Chart Awards.
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