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2NE1 surprises Coachella 2022 with thrilling reunion performance

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  • 2NE1 made waves at Coachella 2022 with a surprise reunion as part of 88Rising’s “Head in the Clouds Forever” set on Saturday.

  • Bom, Dara and Minzy joined their former group mate CL onstage and performed their 2011 hit "I Am the Best."

  • The quartet, which disbanded in 2016, last performed together at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2015.

  • 88rising's lineup for this year’s festival included artists such as South Korean singer Bibi, Hong Kong hip-hop star Jackson Wang, Indonesian artists Warren Hue, Niki and Rich Brian, Thai rapper Milli and Japanese American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada.

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South Korean super girl group 2NE1 treated fans to a surprise reunion performance to wrap up 88Rising’s “Head in the Clouds Forever” set at Coachella 2022 on Saturday.

Cheers from an elated crowd greeted Bom, Dara and Minzy when they appeared onstage after CL completed her solo set, which included performances of the single “Spicy” from her latest album “Alpha,” as well as her 2015 single “Hello Bitches.” The quartet performed their 2011 hit “I Am the Best.” 

 

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2NE1 – considered by countless fans as the original “Queens of K-Pop” – have reportedly remained close after disbanding in 2016. They last performed together at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2015, where CL similarly brought out her group mates as part of her solo set.

CL was the only 2NE1 member originally announced to perform as part of 88rising’s lineup, which included artists such as South Korean singer BIBI, Hong Kong hip-hop star Jackson Wang, Indonesian artists Warren Hue, Niki and Rich Brian, Thai rapper Milli and Japanese American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada.

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