|Mini album by 2NE1|
|Released||September 21, 2011|
|Genre||Pop, dance, R&B, hip hop|
Seoul, South Korea
2nd Mini Album
Development and BackgroundEdit
In July, the release was announced as the official Japanese debut for 2NE1 after the Tohoku earthquake. The album's songs are produced by Teddy. The songs on the mini album are all from previous release 2nd Mini Album, released during the summer in Korea earlier the same year.
Music and lyricsEdit
Nolza is primarily dance-pop music, with hints of rock and R&B. The songs from the album were previously released in the 2nd Mini Album, and reflect previous themes of female independence and hardships.
Three singles were released from Nolza. The first, "I am the Best", charted at number 35 on the RIAJ charts. "I am the Best" contained strong dance-pop and hip hop elements. The second single was "Hate You", which did not chart. The last single from the mini album was "Ugly", which landed at position 50, and contained strong rock and dance influences.
In its first week of release, Nolza managed to top the Oricon charts. It sold 25,792 copies in the first week. Over a chart run total of four weeks, it managed to sell 40,634 copies total.
2NE1's record label Avex Group (and sublabel YGEX) promoted the album on and offline. It was announced in the summer of 2011, and was the first official 2NE1 Japanese debut. To promote first single "I am the Best" and the album, the group performed on Music Station.
|1||"I am the Best"||Teddy, 17J||Teddy||Teddy||3:31|
|2||"Ugly"||Teddy, Kenn Kato||Teddy, Lydia Paek||Teddy||4:11|
|3||"Lonely"||Teddy, 17J, Kenn Kato||Teddy, e.knock||Teddy||3:30|
|4||"Hate You"||Teddy, 17J||Teddy||Teddy||3:33|
|5||"Don't Stop the Music"||e.knock, Kenn Kato||e.knock||Choi Pil Kang||3:50|
Charts and certificationsEdit
|Japan – Oricon Albums Chart||1||1||11||—|
|Japan||September 21, 2011||YGEX||CD, CD+DVD|
|Members||CL | Bom | Minzy | Dara|
|Full-lenght Korean Album||To Anyone|
|Korean Mini-album||1st Mini Album (2NE1) | 2nd Mini Album (2NE1) ||
|Korean Live Albuns||1st Live Concert (Nolza!) | 2012 2NE1 Global Tour Live CD|
|Korean Singles||Lollipop | FIRE | Follow Me | Lonely | I am the Best | Hate You | Ugly | Go Away | I Love You | Falling In Love|
|Korean DVD||2011 1st Live Concert NOLZA! | 2012 2NE1 Global Tour Live CD (New Evolution in Seoul)|
|Japanese Best Album||Collection|
|Japanese Mini Album||Nolza|
|Japanese Singles||Lonely | I am the Best | Hate You | Ugly | | Scream | Go Away | I Love You|
|Japanese DVD||2NE1 1st Japan Tour | 2012 1st Global Tour - New Evolution In Japan|