2NE1, one of K-pop’s legendary groups, reunited as they performed together for the first time in more than six years on the second day of Coachella 2022 in the United States on Sunday, April 17.
In a surprise move, 2NE1 appeared on stage during CL’s 88rising set as she was part of the “Head in the Clouds Forever” show with other 88rising artists such as NIKI, BIBI, Rich Brien, Jackson Wang, and more. There was no announcement made about 2NE1 participating in the event, which made it a surprise to many.
The official Twitter account of Coachella made a tweet on the day of the event about the surprise live performance of the group with the caption,
“2gether again ♠♥♣♦ 2NE1 reuniting for @88rising’s Head in the Clouds Forever set.”
After CL’s performance to “Hello Bitches” and “SPICY,” one of her biggest hits, she invited 2NE1 members Dara, Bom, and Minzy onstage to perform their 2011 hit “I Am the Best.”
Before the performance started, CL shouted, “BLACKJACKs, are you ready?”
Following their unexpected reunion, the Korean girl group trended online as many fans pointed out that the group pulled off another “MAMA 2015” stint. At the 2015 MAMA Awards show, CL was the only member who was part of the lineup, but the rest of the group appeared to perform their hits.
The official Twitter account of the World Music Awards made a tweet saying that 2NE1 is now one of the Korean pop groups that made a performance at Coachella, following BLACKPINK for being the first K-pop girl group to perform in the special event.