Sound: Brash, no-apologies genre-destroyer with the cutting-edge sound of early MIA.
Breakout Single: Signed to behemoth South Korean label YG Entertainment, she’s the standout member of uber-famous K-Pop girl group 2NE1. And though CL is arguably one of the most famous international music stars, she’s about to have her major moment Stateside with her kiss-off single, “Hello Bitches.”
Why We Love Her: She’s the self-proclaimed “Baddest Female” and, to that end, she’s not about to start limiting her potential. “I don’t actually like calling myself a rapper,” CL told Rolling Stone. “I’m more a performer. I don’t like to box myself into anything, because I also sing and I love to dance; I do everything.”