2NE1, "CRUSH"

Cover to 2NE1’s album “CRUSH” with phrase stating its release [YG Entertainment]

2NE1’s new album “CRUSH” released online yesterday midnight has taken over Korea’s music charts.

As of Thursday morning, its title tracks “COME BACK HOME” and “Gotta Be You” are at first and second place, respectively, on a total of ten real-time charts including MelOn, Naver Music, Mnet, and Daum Music.

Several other tunes from the girl’s ten-track second studio album, also their first full-length effort in four years, has placed within the top ten slots of the charts: namely “Crush,” “If I Were You,” and “Good To You.”

While the physical album itself is set to hit stores on March 7, 2NE1 are now preparing for the first leg of their forthcoming world tour named “AON (ALL OR NOTHING)” in Seoul, Korea on March 1 and 2, where they will also perform their new songs.

In the meantime, the rehearsal for their upcoming concert will be broadcasted live through portal website Naver at 7 p.m. tonight.

Reporter. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of YG Entertainment