K-pop fans are awesome!!! 2NE1 is crowned MTV Iggy’s Best New Band in the World on Nov 10. Blackjacks, take a bow.
SIMPLY THE BEST: 2NE1 sure ain’t kidding when they sing “I am the Best”
The six-week social-media intensive search garnered 4.25 million votes from 169 countries! To celebrate the win, a live concert extravaganza featuring 2NE1 and four of the finalists will be held on Dec 12 at MTV’s Times Square Studios and other venues. The multi-location concert will be streamed on mtviggy.com.
The four finalists include Yuna (of Malaysia!), La Vida Boheme, Atif Aslam and Skrillex.
“We are delighted by the results of this program and the level of passion and engagement displayed by fans of music from around the world as well as the artists themselves. It’s a sign of the times and clearly demonstrates that music is borderless and a great connective tissue between cultures.” said Nusrat Durrani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MTV World.
“We’re thrilled that MTV Iggy can offer a U.S. platform for artists like 2NE1, who are exploding globally. We’re incredibly proud that MTV Iggy is a catalyst for a new music revolution and is opening the door to mainstream America for great new artists from around the world.”
There will be a sweepstakes to attend the one-of-a-kind Times Square concert. The finalists’ fan groups will be selected at random to see their idols at the groundbreaking event.
An additional five lucky fans will be granted backstage passes at the performance to interact with their favorite stars. More details about the concert are available on mtviggy.com.