CL, (Chae-Lin Lee) is a multi-talented international entertainer, better known as the “Baddest Female” of Asia. Who was the breakout act from Korea’s biggest girl group, 2NE1. Her powerful and alluring stage presence easily captivates any audience, making her a force to be reckoned with in the music scene. She is the epitome of a perfect entertainer — she is a versatile rapper, vocalist, dancer and a musical performer.
Her charisma on stage is what sets her apart from other artists. Beyond her musical talents, she is fluent in 4 languages, including Korean, Japanese, French and English and spent much of her childhood in various countries. CL’s career skyrocketed shortly after, taking her solo venture into the American market with collaborations in both the music and fashion worlds. Her creative fashion style to lead the trends of Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang etc. should also be an inspiration to the world’s leading designers.
Today, the Korean pop star is catching the ears of the hip hop gangstas of the world, with her latest single “Lifted,” for her first full English-language single that was produced by veteran Teddy. The final cut features inserts of “Method Man,” a song by the legendary ’90s hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Method Man appears for a quick cameo in the music video.
Filmed in New York City, CL begins the Dave Meyers directed video smoking on a fire escape before making her way through streets and parks. Her K-pop fans were torn on praising Cl on her rise to fame, or not supporting her for changing her style to appeal more to the American audiences. Despite the mixed feelings, “Lifted” appeared in the top 30 of iTunes’ Hip-Hop/Rap chart within three hours of being released.
CL also performed live on James Corden’s The Late Late Show. Her presence stands strong having been nominated by TIME Magazine two years in a row for their “100 Most Influential People in the World” list, tying with Hillary Clinton and beating the likes of Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Rihanna.