As you may know, YGE has graciously provided Soompi with exclusive song previews of the awesome singles “Lonely,” “I Am the Best,” “Hate You,” and “Ugly.”  Now, just hours before the official release of 2NE1’s second mini-album, they’ve given us a sneak peek of the album artwork!  YGE commissioned famous pop artist Mari Kim to represent CL, Minzy, Bom, and Dara in her signature super-cute-yet-fierce style.  The saturated colors and adorable images make this 21-page-album booklet turn the album into a definite collector’s item.  We love how perfectly Mari Kim managed to capture 2NE1’s unique charms: like the girls themselves, these doll-like portraits are cute, sweet, fierce, witty, and completely modern!  Check it out and let us know what you think!


1. I Am the Best
2. Ugly
3. Lonely
4. Hate You
5. Don’t Cry
6. Don’t Stop the Music

At midnight (KST), 2NE1’s second mini-album will be available for purchase in stores (if you’re in Korea) or on iTunes!  Support your four favorite crazy and talented ladies by buying the album!  When the time comes, we’ll update this article with the link to the iTunes store.

And that’s not all — stay tuned for a special exclusive opportunity!  What could it be?  Check back to find out!

Update (12:05 AM KST): The album is not yet up on iTunes.  We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience (since we reported it would be)!  We will provide the link as soon as we realize that it’s up!

Update (12:50 AM KST): The album has been released on iTunes!  Go buy it!