Back in 2009, it was reported that famous song producer and Black Eyed Peas member, Will.I.Am would be producing a U.S debut album for Korean hip-hop girl group, 2NE1. Afterwards, there has been huge anticipation for their collaboration and new album. Will.I.Am’s recent tweet has boosted the buzz surrounding this particular topic.
On January 7th, the U.S entertainer tweeted,“2NE1 is coming out crazy.”
In 2011, Will.I.Am showed great interest in 2NE1 as he complimented and met with them several times throughout the year. Back in May, the producer visited Korea and met with YG’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk and YG’s main producer, Teddy to hold discussions on 2NE1′s U.S debut album.
In addition, Will.I.Am revealed, “We are carefully working to turn 2NE1 into superstars not only in Korea, but everywhere in the world,”through an interview with Cambio.
2NE1′s CL and Will.I.Am also collaborated on stage in the ‘2011 MAMA’ back in late November.
Will.I.Am’s latest tweet can be taken as a sign that there will most likely be a U.S album release in 2012.