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CL to release first US single

Management agency YG Entertainment revealed the performing artist hinted at by a mysterious teaser image asking “Who’s next?” released Tuesday.

After a lot of speculation from fans online, YG announced Wednesday that singer-songwriter and member of K-pop group 2NE1 Lee Chae-rin -- who goes by the stage name CL -- will be releasing her first US single “Lifted” on Aug. 19.

Since her broadcast debut on SBS’ year-end music program “Gayo Daejeon” in 2007, she has garnered a global following, gaining the attention of American talent manager Scooter Braun who represents global pop idols such as Justin Bieber. Additionally, the 25-year-old received international recognition after her performance at last year’s Mad Decent Block Party, a North American music festival presented by American DJ Diplo’s record label Mad Decent. 

Promotional poster for singer-songwriter CL’s upcoming single “Lifted” (YG Entertainment)
Promotional poster for singer-songwriter CL’s upcoming single “Lifted” (YG Entertainment)

In March, CL-- along with iconic K-pop boy band Big Bang -- was named by TIME magazine readers as a potential figure for the world’s most influential 100 people.

By Kim Yu-young (ivykim@heraldcorp.com)
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