Fire (2NE1 song)
|Single by 2NE1|
|from the album 2NE1|
|Released||May 6, 2009|
|Genre||K-pop, dancehall, electropop|
|2NE1 singles chronology|
| on YouTube|
"Fire" is the debut single by South Korean girl group 2NE1. Released in May 2009, the song became a hit in all Korean charts. The song gained an instant huge success in South Korea and topped all on- and offline charts.
On April 30, 2009, Yang Hyun-suk of YG Entertainment revealed that 2NE1's debut song would be a hip-hop/reggae song, to be released to digital outlets on May 6, 2009. The song, titled "Fire", was written and produced by 1TYM's Teddy Park. Short clips of the song were released on their official website at the beginning of May.
"Fire" was released as planned on May 6, with two versions of the music video released the same day — a "space" version and a "street" version. The videos received over one million views in a day; the viewcount then quickly increased to two million. The video was also profiled on Perez Hilton's blog.
The group's first performance of the song was on May 17, 2009, on SBS's Inkigayo. beginning the group's activities. Their first performance was also included in Perez Hilton's blog once again, showing his interest towards the group.
Both the song and the group have been very popular online, with the song topping M.Net's online chart and the group's name becoming a top search term. The group was also rewarded with three Cyworld Digital Music Awards, with both "Lollipop" and "Fire" winning "Song of the Month" awards and the group winning "Rookie of the Month" for May 2009. They also received two "Mutizen" awards from SBS's Inkigayo music program.
|2.||"Fire (Instrumental)"||Teddy, Kush||3:41|
Both versions of the music video were filmed in secret during April 2009. The music videos were released May 6, 2009, both being directed by Seo Hyun-seung. Both versions were uploaded on YG's official YouTube account on August 17, 2009. The space version has since accumulated over 48 million views. A behind the scenes video was released May 10, 2009.
The "Space" version of the music video showcases 2NE1 performing the song in Space. During the intro, CL is also seen wearing Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. The "Street" version of the music video features 2NE1 performing "Fire" on an abandoned street at night. The video also features a cameo appearance by G-Dragon of Big Bang.
- (in Korean) 양현석 "2NE1 데뷔곡은 레게풍 힙합곡" (Yang Hyeon-seok "2NE1's Debut Song is Reggae/Hip-Hop Song"). SBS News. April 30, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- (in Korean) 신예 여성그룹 2NE1, 첫 타이틀곡 `파이어` 발표 (New Female Group 2NE1, First Single "Fire" Released). Korea Economic Daily. May 7, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
- (in Korean) Yoon, Hyeon-jin. 2NE1, 음원공개 하루만에 20만접속 ‘폭주’ (2NE1, 200,000 Viewer "Explosion" Day After Teaser Release)[permanent dead link]. Joins.com. May 2, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- (in Korean) 2NE1, 두 가지 버전의 `파이어` 뮤비 공개 (2NE1, 2 Version of "Fire" Video Released). Hankyung. May 7, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- (in Korean) Park, Sae-yeon. 2NE1, 2009 최고신인 되나? ‘파이어’ M/V 1백만 클릭 ‘대박’ (2NE1, 2009 Best New Group? "Fire" Music Video Receives 1 Million Clicks, "Huge Success")[permanent dead link]. JoongAng Ilbo/Newsen. May 7, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- (in Korean) Park, Yeong-woong. 2NE1, 뮤비 공개 하루만에 2백만 조회…17일 첫 무대 (2NE1, Music Video Debut Has 2 Million Views...17th is First Performance). MyDaily. May 7, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- (in Korean) 2NE1 뮤비 미국 인기 연예블로그에 소개 (2NE1 Music Video Profiled on Popular American Blog). SBS News. May 7, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
- 2NE1 - Fire (Live!) - PerezTV Archived 2012-02-29 at the Wayback Machine Perez Hilton: 2NE1 - Fire (Live!)
- (in Korean) Kim, Hui-jeong. 2NE1, 가요계에 돌풍 일으키나? (2NE1, a K-Pop Blast?). Korea Economic Daily. June 1, 2009. Retrieved June 3, 2009.
- (in Korean) Lee, Hyae-rin. 2NE1, 디지털 뮤직어워드 3관왕 기염① (2NE1, 3-Time Digital Music Award Winners). Asia Economy. June 10, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
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