The album was also released digitally on iTunes in the same day. A Japanese version of the mini-album, called Nolza, was released in Japan on September 21, 2011 with all songs in Japanese versions but did not include Park Bom's solo song "Don't Cry". It was released in three editions: CD Only, CD+DVD (Type A) and CD+DVD (Type B). All the tracks were all released as digital singles, except for "Don't Stop the Music" which was released initially as commercial feature single entitled "Don't Stop the Music (Yamaha "Fiore" CF Version)".
On April 18, 2011, 2NE1 announced they would postpone their debut to Japan due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and would resume Korean comeback plans, pushing their mini-album's promotions forward, from April to July.
Plans for the album's promotions were later on released on YG Life's blog on April 27, 2011, where the group stated that they we will be releasing a new single every three weeks leading up to the album's release. The group stated that the reason behind this plan was because they were more than satisfied with the level of quality in the album's tracklist and intended to use them all as title tracks for this promotion . The promotions of the mini-album ended in August 21, on SBS's "Inkigayo".
The group then announced that they will also release the album in Japan and will be titled as 'NOLZA'. They made their debut on Music Station on September 2, 2011. The group performed 'I Am The Best'.
The mini album was released in Taiwan on August 28, 2011 under Warner Music Taiwan and it debuted atop G-Music Combo charts on its first week of release, making it the first #1 release of the group in the country.
Furthermore, the album is also ranked 6th on Spin magazine's 20 Best Pop Albums of 2011.