Blackpink and 2NE1 Similarities
Now, let’s see the similarities between Blackpink and 2NE1. Even the CEO of YG Entertainment said Blackpink and 2NE1 are totally different, but netizen and fans can find some similarities between the junior and senior girl group from YG Entertainemnt.
1. Music Producer
The similarity between the song genres and the concepts of Blackpink and 2NE1 are already obvious, because the music producer that creates songs for Blackpink was the same for 2NE1. Teddy Park has often produced 2NE1 and BIGBANG songs, now he also produces Blackpink songs.
Boombayah and Whistle are songs produced by Teddy. For 2NE1, Teddy managed to produce the songs Fire, I’m The Best and I Don’t Care. Teddy’s music colors are clearly visible between the Blackpink and 2NE1 songs.
2. Genre Music and Concept
The concepts used by 2NE1 were always different from other girl groups, who are cute and funny. On the contrary, the impression of strong, courageous, and unafraid girls expressing their hearts became the main concept of the band that disband in November 2016. The same concept is again reused by Blackpink.
3. BIGBANG and YG’s CEO
The biggest agencies such as YG have the power of a brand that can make the artist’s success high. Before 2NE1 debuted they got help from their senior BIGBANG to promote themselves before their debut. With the song Lollipop, BIGBANG and 2NE1 were able to seize the attention of netizen.
For Blackpink, Yang Hyun-suk got so much great attention by holding a massive showcase to steal the attention of netizen. In fact he was present in the showcase and answered questions directly related to Blackpink.
Blackpink and 2NE1 Differences
Now, let’s see the difference between Blackpink and 2NE1.
1. Ability vs Visual
Before the debut, Blackpink was already making a scene because their photos in circulation have a different look. YG has never previously claimed to have a group with the perfect looks, but with Blackpink YG has won a group that has the perfect looks.
While 2NE1 has only one visual, Blackpink’s members all look like visuals. 2NE1 debuted in 2009 and is known as a group with ability and potential. Park Bom and CL were selected through auditions, and Minzy was selected for attracting Yang’s attention thanks to her video of a dance that was uploaded onto the internet. At the same time, Sandara Park was already famous in the Philippines.
2. One Citizenship vs Multinational
As we know, all of 2NE1 members are from Korea, but in Blackpink only Jennie was born in Korea. Rose is from Australia, Lisa from Thailand, and Jisoo lived in New Zealand. All of the 2NE1 members trained for three years and Blackpink’s members trained for five years.
In 2NE1, CL is full of the charisma needed to be a leader. Though she was seven years younger than Park Bom and Sandara, she already has a leader’s qualities compared to her peers. Blackpink has no group leader. They negotiated and decided not to choose a leader for their group.
3. Style Outfit
Although coming from the same entertainment company, Blackpink and 2NE1 have differences in outfit. 2NE1 is considered more courageous in open dress both on stage and off stage with bold style and dark colors. 2NE1 is able to show their characters as brave women.
On the other hand, Blackpink uses more of a variety of colors which are dominantly bright. Also their model clothes are not too open, appearing more feminine and fresh.
The age difference between Blackpink and 2NE1 also influences their style of dressing. 2NE1, with an average age of nearly 35 years, dresses more boldly; whereas Blackpink, with an average age touching 20, chooses to dress more on the fresh and feminine side.