Though it's not uncommon for idols and stars to be featured in the Korean 'W', the 2NE1 leader was featured in 'W', the American fashion magazine. 'W' magazine listed her as one of the 6 international pop stars with incredible cultural significance. The others named as the '6 Un-American Idols' are Gaby Amarantos of Brazil, Sirusho of Armenia, Jelena Karleusa of Serbia, Haifa Wehbe of Lebanon, and Googoosha of Uzbekistan.
The front woman of 2NE1, the undisputed queens of the wildly popular Korean subgenre known as K-Pop, CL (aka Chaelin Lee) launched her solo career this summer with the single "The Baddest Female." The lithe and spunky ballerina–meets–Fly Girl careers in and out of English and Korean, rapping and singing about gold chains, B-boys, and private planes. The accompanying video racked up around 1 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours, but despite that success, CL vows not to Beyoncé her bandmates to the curb, citing personal exploration as the impetus for stepping out on her own. Where have we heard that one before?