2NE1 is a four-member hip-hop and R&B group composed of CL, Sandara Park, Park Bom and Gong Min Ji. The group is YG's new all-female group, which debuted in March of 2009. Though they are not officially debuting until May of 2009, they have already released a song with Big Bang titled “Lollipop”. Lollipop was released as a promotional song for a Cyon Cellphone CF. All 4 have been YG Trainees and have been preparing for their debut for 4 years. 2NE1 was previously promoted as Female Big Bang and 21, YG officially stopped using 21 because another group was using the name. 2NE1 is supposed to stand for “New Evolution of the 21st Century”. “NE” meaning “New Evolution” and “21” standing for the “21st Century”.
Judging by their looks, I can tell that they will bring something new to the table. Now I know why they are called, " Female Big Bang " ;p 2ne1 will release their first single on May 6th and will have their debut stage on May 17th on SBS's Inkigayo.