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The Baddest Female ist the debut single by South Korean singer CL, the former leader of the girl group 2NE1. It was released digital-only on May 28, 2013 together with a music video.

The song is a collaboration between CL and Teddy. CL wrote the lyrics while Teddy produced the song. Musically, it's a K-Pop and hip-hop song that incorporates elements of dubstep and electro.[1]

Upon it's release "The Baddest Female" debuted on spot #1 on the MelOn Music chart and debuted at #4 on the overall Gaon digital music chart.[2][3]

BackgroundEdit

The first teaser for "The Baddest Female" was revealed on May 23, 2013 on YG Entertainments website. At that time the official english title was "Bad Girl", but due to Lee Hyo Ri releasing her single "Bad Girls" shortly after, the agency changed it to "The Baddest Female".[4] Another teaser photo was released a day after revealing that labelmate Teddy was the producer of the song.[5]

Music VideoEdit

The music video was released on 2NE1s Youtube channel the same day as the single itself. Directed by Seo Hyun Seung, the video features various cameo appearances, for example G-Dragon and Taeyang from BIGBANG as well as producer Teddy.

TracklistEdit

  1. "The Baddest Female" (나쁜 기집애) - 03:43

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Year Peak Position
South Korea (Gaon) 2013 4
Singapore (iTunes)[6] 2013 1
Hong Kong (iTunes)[7] 2013 2
Taiwan (iTunes)[8] 2013 2
Brunei (iTunes)[9] 2013 3
USA (iTunes - Rap & Hip-Hop)[10] 2013 39

AwardsEdit

Year Given by Category Result
2013 SBS Inkigayo No.1 Of The Week[11] Won
2013 Mnet Asia Music Awards Best Dance Performance - Female Solo[12] Won
2013 Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Style Awards[13] Won
2014 YinYueTai V Chart Awards Top Female Artist (Korea)[14] Won

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "2NE1's CL Is 'The Baddest Female' in Solo Video. Billboard. May 28, 2013
  2. "CL′S “THE BADDEST FEMALE” HITS MELON’S ROOF (MAY 29, 2013)". clthebaddestfemale. May 29, 2013
  3. "2013년 23주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved January 31, 2017
  4. "CL of 2NE1 to make solo debut". Kpop Herald. May 26, 2013
  5. "CL – ‘나쁜 기집애(THE BADDEST FEMALE)’ TEASER PIC #2". YG-Life. May 24, 2013
  6. "CL already ranks within #3 in 4 overseas iTunes with her “The Baddest Female”". YG Life. May 30, 2013
  7. "CL already ranks within #3 in 4 overseas iTunes with her “The Baddest Female”". YG Life. May 30, 2013
  8. "CL already ranks within #3 in 4 overseas iTunes with her “The Baddest Female”". YG Life. May 30, 2013
  9. "CL already ranks within #3 in 4 overseas iTunes with her “The Baddest Female”". YG Life. May 30, 2013
  10. "CL already ranks within #3 in 4 overseas iTunes with her “The Baddest Female”". YG Life. May 30, 2013
  11. "CL PERFORMS “THE BADDEST FEMALE” + NO. 1 OF THE WEEK AT SBS INKIGAYO". clthebaddestfemale. June 09, 2013
  12. "Winners from the '2013 MAMA'!". allkpop. November 22, 2013
  13. "CL WINS MNET 20S CHOICE ’20S STYLE’ AWARD!". SBS Popasia. July 18, 2013
  14. "CL WON “TOP FEMALE ARTIST (KOREAN)” AWARD AT THE 2014 2ND YINYUETAI V-CHART AWARDS IN BEIJING". clthebaddestfemale. April 15, 2014