Will 2NE1's CL be Able to Win Success in the U.S Music Market?
As it was revealed days ago, 2NE1's CL will release her new song in the United States next spring. On November 1, Scooter Braun, who helped global star Psy's activities in the U.S and will be a reliable supporter for CL, confirmed the news by posting the female Kpop star's photo on his official website, stating, "Welcome to the SB projects. Family, CL!"
CL debuted in 2009 as a member of 2NE1 and has gained great popularity in Korea. She now is one of the most popular female Kpop stars along with Girls' Generation's Yoona, Miss A's Suzy, 4minute's Hyuna, and more. Everyone in Korea expects that CL will achieve excellent results in the U.S music market, but as you know, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Do you think CL will be able to win a bug success in the country?
To guess the possibility of CL's success in the U.S music market, we need to compare her with 4minute's Hyuna and Lee Hyori. Hyuna, who is well known as one of the sexiest young kpop solo female stars, is familiar to the U.S music fans because she appeared on the music video of Psy's mega hit 'Gangnam Style'. Lee Hyori, who debuted in 1998 as a member of legendary kpop girl group Fin.K.L, has been recognized as a sexy queen of kpop world for more than 10 years.
In Korea, Hyuna sometimes is caught in controversy because of her lack of ability in singing and rapping. However, she has great dance moves and as you can see, she is beautiful. She wrote the lyrics of some tracks from her latest album 'A talk' that was released last July, but her songwriting ability was not that impressive.
Just like Hyuna, Lee Hyori once has been embroiled in controversy because of her lack of musicality. However, she showed off her pretty good songwriting skills through her album 'Monochrome' that was released in 2013, and she also showed impressive performance as a producer of kpop girl group Spica. As her husband is Korea's famous musician Lee Sang Soon and she runs around with his friends who are active as songwriters, Lee Hyori is getting mature as a musician, while the sexy and beautiful star still is a symbolic presence in the world of kpop.
CL also showed off her songwriting skills by taking part in writing 2NE1's songs such as 'Crush', 'If I were you', 'MTBD', and 'Baby I miss you', while her fluent English skill will be a great help to her when she will promote her song in the U.S music market.
Well, I'm not still sure if CL will be able to win a big success in the U.S music market. But, as a female solo singer, she has a sufficient musicality and it is also notable that she does hip hop music which is the mainstream of American music.
So, what do you think? Do you think CL's new challenge will produce a successful outcome?