After leaving her group, former 2NE1 member Gong Minzy debuted as a solo artist and fans have been keeping high expectations from her. So, how is she performing nowadays?
It was revealed in 2016 that Minzy is already preparing for her solo debut. And on April, she revealed that she felt pressured transitioning from a girl group to becoming a solo artist. She also sent praise and thanks to her previous agency, YG Entertainment for helping her build a name in the industry.
“After leaving YG and 2NE1, both of which were like my hometown, I was very nervous. I felt pressured to meet all of the expectations. Preparing my album was a good catalyst, as it was a new challenge for me and a new opportunity for me to grow,” the 23-year-old former 2NE1 member said. “YG is like my family’s ancestral home. After all, that is where I learned to sing and dance. It was a great help for many reasons. Because there was YG, there can be the artist Gong Minzy.”
Minzy has released her solo debut EP titled “Minzy Work 01 “Uno” with the title track titled “Ninano”, other songs also include “Beautiful Lie” and “Flashlight” which features the hip-hop artist Jay Park.The 23-year-old singer ranked No. 2 on Billboard world chart hits. It also took the top spot on the iTunes Kpop top album charts when it was released in countries like Malaysia, United States, Thailand and Singapore.
Contrary to rumors, looks like her former 2NE1 co-members were very supportive of her and even sent good luck and congratulatory messages to their former bandmate. Both Dara and CL posted on their Instagram account upon the release of Minzy’s EP.