Consider the K-pop world absolutely stunned.
A reunion took place on the main stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday when South Korean girl group 2NE1 joined fellow member CL after her solo performance. It was the first time the band had performed on stage together since their official disbandment in 2016.
It was one of many performances as part of the music company 88rising Head in the Clouds Forever showcasewhich also included artists like Jackson Wang, Hikaru Utada and BIBI.
We the best pic.twitter.com/Ga9eJJHrsa
– 88rising (@88rising) April 17, 2022
“Are you ready for the BEST,” CL asked the crowd with his former band members on stage by his side, before performing “I Am the Best.”
Described by Billboard as one of K-pop’s most iconic girl groups, it’s no surprise fans, known as “blackjacks,” are losing their minds on social media.
BLACKJACKS WHEN CL RETURNS ON STAGE WITH BOM, MINZY AND DARA FOR A 2NE1 REUNION: pic.twitter.com/zwcfS3LFQD
— Mac Dionisio (@Benggadora08) April 17, 2022
—rome (@no_rome) April 17, 2022
— Chicken Adobo𓆩♡𓆪 (@ChnsBlckjck) April 17, 2022
2ne1 leaving this stadium pic.twitter.com/JntA27StDP
— 🍑 Ⲕ𝒜Ⲓ 🍑 (@kjid88) April 17, 2022
I only ask for the return of BIGBANG. But here we also had the return of 2NE1😭😭😭My OG Kpop groups🤧Thanks for that. The best April I have ever had.
— 81st PAK (@not_a_korean) April 17, 2022