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2NE1’s farewell single tops charts abroad

Rumy Doo

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Mon, January 23, 2017  /  01:21 pm
2NE1’s farewell single tops charts abroad

2NE1 members during their "Gotta Be You" era. Left-right: Park Bom, Minzy, CL, Dara. (YG Entertainment via The Korea Herald/File)

K-pop quartet 2NE1’s farewell song “Goodbye” has topped iTunes charts in eight Southeast Asian countries, while its music video surpassed 4.5 million views as of Sunday. 

The song, a ballad bidding goodbye to the group’s fans, ranked first on the iTunes charts of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines, upon its release Saturday.

The song’s lyrics, co-written by 2NE1’s leader CL and Oh Hyuk of Hyuk Oh Band, expresses wistfulness about the breakup of the group, which debuted in 2009. 

(Read also: Fans shocked at news of 2NE1 disbandment)

The songs were composed by two-time Grammy nominee Rook Monroe and producer J Gramm. 

“Goodbye” is officially the last single of 2NE1.

When 2NE1’s youngest member Minzy left the group in April last year, YG Entertainment announced that 2NE1 would continue as a three-member group. In November, however, the entertainment agency announced the group’s disbandment. 

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This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post