2NE1 are apparently living up to the title of their song “I Am the Best” with their most recent achievement.
Recently, YouTube released a playlist called “The Evolution of Girl Groups.” Amongst names like Destiny’s Child, Spice Girls and TLC, 2NE1’s 2011 hit “I Am the Best” was included in the streaming video website’s playlist.
“Even before the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll, girl groups have been a massive force in pop music, and they still are,” read the official YouTube playlist description.
“The list consists of 20 girl groups from around the world, including TLC, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, Little Mix, Pussycat Dolls, and Fifth Harmony,” tweeted 2NE1Playlist on Twitter. “2NE1 were on the list with ‘I Am the Best.'”
But 2NE1 are not unaccustomed to receiving international recognition.
Last month, “I Am the Best” was chosen to be featured on Microsoft’s new commercial, utilized as a subtle jab toward the company’s competitor, Apple.
The hit song accompanied the promotional video for Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet laptop as compared to Apple’s Macbook Air. The commercial will air on television for six months while the song will accompany the video on the Internet and other media for a year.
In addition, Billboard also named the YG Entertainment group one of the top 10 K-pop girl groups readers need to know back in April, even going as far as to compare it to the Rolling Stones.
Earlier in the year, 2NE1 made history by releasing the highest-charting record for all K-pop acts on the Billboard 200 with “Crush.”
Currently, 2NE1 are busy promoting their “All or Nothing” world tour, with one final concert set for Guanzhou, China on Sept. 20.
Source: Youtube via Kpopstarz