Big Bang and 2NE1 have made MTV Style's list of the 'Best Band Style of 2012'.
The two YG Entertainment groups are the only Asian artists to make the list of 10, which includes One Direction, The Wanted, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Destiny's Child, Fun, HAIM, and No Doubt.
MTV wrote on 2NE1:
"K-Pop had a GIGANTIC year in 2012, partly because of 'Gangnam Style' and partly because the genre is CHOCK FULL of boy bands and girl groups. MTV Style has a soft spot for 2NE1 thanks to their propensity for all things bold and colorful and their enviable closeness with Jeremy Scott."
"Speaking of bold and colorful... We are OBSESSED with Big Bang. The K-Pop boy band is a five-dude unit of unbridled energy, hyper-saturated streetwear, tonsorial risk-taking, and uhh, they wear MINX NAILS SOMETIMES. *faints*"
Big Bang previously made headlines on MTV for their style. This past September, G-Dragon and T.O.P received attention for their Minx Nails. The group's songs "Blue" and "Bad Boy" also made the spotlight.
In related news, Big Bang will be holding their 'Alive GALAXY World Tour' from the 8th to the 10th in Hong Kong, while 2NE1 continues on their 7-country, 11-city 'New Evolution' tour.