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The Baddest Female Song
"The Baddest Female"
The baddest female single cover.jpg
Single by CL
ReleasedMay 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)[1]
FormatDigital download
GenreK-pop, hip hop, dubstep, electro[2][3]
Length3:43
LabelYG Entertainment
Teddy Park
Teddy Park[4][5]
CL singles chronology
"Please Don't Go"
(2009)
"The Baddest Female"
(2013)
"MTBD (Mental Breakdown)"
(2014)
Music video
"The Baddest Female" on YouTube

"The Baddest Female" (Korean? ; Nappeun Gijibae) is a song by South Korean artist CL, a member of 2NE1. It was produced by long-time collaborator and fellow YG Entertainment label mate Teddy Park. The single was released on May 28, 2013 as a digital-only single. A music video was uploaded to YouTube at the same date of the release.[4] The video reached more than one million views in less than 24 hours.[6]

Musically, "The Baddest Female" is a K-pop and hip hop song that incorporates elements of dubstep and electro.[3][4][6]

Background

The original title of "The Baddest Female" was announced as "Bad Girl" on May 23, 2013 by YG Entertainment, but it was changed after Lee Hyori released a single entitled "Bad Girls" and YG renamed the English title to "The Baddest Female".[7]

Promotion

"The Baddest Female" was first publicly revealed via a promo photo released by YG Entertainment.[4] CL also performed the song on the SBS show Inkigayo on June 2, 2013.[5] On February 25, 2018, a performance of the song at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium by CL was part of the closing ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Music video

The music video for "The Baddest Female" was directed by Seo Hyun Seung.[8][9] It features CL's YG Entertainment label mates G-Dragon, Taeyang from the Korean boy band Big Bang, Lydia Paek and Teddy Park.[10][6][7]

Yang Hyun-suk, founder of YG Entertainment praised the video, regarding to it as "one of the best music videos I have ever seen".[11]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Baddest Female ( )"CL3:43
Total length:3:43

Release history

Country Date Label Format
Worldwide May 27, 2013 YG Entertainment Digital download[1]

References

  1. ^ a b " THE BADDEST FEMALE - Single CL". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Peterson, Jacques (28 May 2013). "Bow Down, Bitches: 2NE1?s CL Flies Solo On "The Baddest Female"". Popdust. Popdust Inc. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b Barretto, Clyde (29 May 2013). "2NE1's CL Goes Solo, Becomes K-Pop's "The Baddest Female" (Video)". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Peterson, Jacques (24 May 2013). "2NE1?s CL Teases Dougie Solo Debut, "The Baddest Female"". Popdust. Popdust Inc. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ a b Hong, Grace Danbi (28 May 2013). "2NE1's CL Sweeps the Music Charts with 'The Baddest Female'". Enewsworld. CJ Group. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ a b c Benjamin, Jeff (28 May 2013). "2NE1's CL Is 'The Baddest Female' in Solo Video". Billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ a b Jackson, Julie (28 May 2013). "2NE1's CL to make solo debut". The Korea Herald. Herald Media Inc. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "CL Drops "The Baddest Female" MV". seoulbeats.com. Soulbeats. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "Yang Hyun Suk Has High Praise for CL's "The Baddest Female" MV". ygunited.com. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ Wong, Jada (30 May 2013). "K-Pop Fashion Explosion: CL's Newest Video Is Bonkers". refinery29.com. Refinery29. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ Park, Sui (28 May 2013). "CL unveils debut single 'The Baddest Female'". The Korea Herald. Herald Media Inc. Retrieved 2013.

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