The name 2NE1 has etched itself deeply in the hearts of K-Pop enthusiasts, symbolizing groundbreaking music and awe-inspiring performances. Yet, behind the scenes, a tale unfolded that remained hidden from the public eye, particularly during the tumultuous period preceding their abrupt disbandment.
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Recently, former member Sandara Park, also known as Dara, opened up in a candid interview, offering emotional insights into the group’s final days while promoting her latest single.
In this revealing conversation, Sandara depicted a landscape of uncertainty and emotional turmoil that plagued the group throughout the creation of their last album, CRUSH. Nostalgia laced her words as she recalled the apprehension that loomed during the recording of their single “MISSING YOU,” hinting at an imminent end.
“The company said 2NE1 is over now”. I think we’re No. 10 on the chart? We were always No. 1, but now we were No. 10. We were sad, and the fans and the agency were sad too,” Sandara revealed, shedding light on the difficult conversation that transpired within YG Entertainment.
The lackluster performance of their earlier singles, “Falling In Love” and “Do You Love Me,” triggered a wave of concern and sorrow among the group and the agency.
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Sandara recounted the poignant moment when the label’s executive, presumably YG, uttered the words, “This album isn’t going to work. Let’s stop promoting now.”
This shocking statement cast a shadow of uncertainty upon 2NE1, leaving them wondering if this signaled the end of their journey.
“I’m not sure if it was a joke or something he said because he was upset, but we went to record ‘MISSING YOU’ after we shared that conversation, and the last lyrics were too much like breaking up,” Sandara shared, alluding to the song’s lyrics, which echoed sentiments of a painful separation.
The emotional weight was so overwhelming that Sandara and fellow member Park Bom found themselves in tears, spending hours in the recording studio until their eyes swelled.
However, the narrative took an unexpected turn when “MISSING YOU” ascended the charts, claiming the coveted No. 1 position. This glimmer of success brought a sense of relief and joy to the members, who threw themselves wholeheartedly into promoting the song.
Netizens react on the truth behind thier sudden disbandment:
“Sandara is so honest hahaha I love the way she speaks. This is why she remained a queen”
“I’m Crying, Smiling, Heartbroken, and Happy all at once!!! ㅠㅠㅠㅠThis roller coaster of emotions is endless but at the end I’m so freaking HAPPY and Thankful for her, for her hard work and infinite passion for what she loves the most.. THANK YOU DARA AND CONGRATULATIONS OUR BEAUTIFUL VAMPIRE ㅠㅠㅠㅠ”
“This made me sob so hard, i miss 2NE1 so much. I stan them since I was in high school, now i’m an adult already and they’re still my number one girl group. Ate Dara, salamat, isa kang inspirasyon”
“Artist Dara is back! Records may be broken but 2NE1 will always be legends.”
“Same, Dara. I used to tear up whenever I watch 2ne1 vids but now I’m just happy and proud of you girls, the best fearsome foursome!!”
Ironically, while “MISSING YOU” seemed destined to be their swan song, the CRUSH album ultimately became their final act. The sudden disbandment following the album’s release blindsided both the members and their devoted fans, marking the end of an iconic era in K-Pop history.
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Cassidy Jones wrote this.
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