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2NE1 Greets America as MTV Iggy’s Best New Band in the World


In 2011, MTV Iggy set out to find the top pop acts in the world. And on December 12, we presented the finalists in one of the biggest concert events of the year. MTV Iggy’s Best New Bands Concert packed the Best Buy Theater and MTV Studios in Times Square with rabid fans, celebrities, and the hottest bands from every corner of the globe.

Last but certainly not least, 2ne1 took the stage. Voted MTV Iggy’s Best New Band in the World, these K-pop legends made their first-ever live American appearance — and they didn’t miss a beat. Amidst hoards of screaming fans, they performed their hit songs “Fire,” “Can’t Nobody,” “Lonely,” and the explosive ‘”I Am The Best.” But this wasn’t 2ne1 for us. When they were finished, we crowned them Best New Band in a cloud of confetti. Check it out.