Friday, December 31, 2010

101231 SNSD; callused feet and a total wreck

To SNSD, 2010 was just spectacular. The name 'Girls' Generation' is not just a girl group's name, but a trend now. It is a waste of time talking about fashion and cultural trends without mentioning them. Their popularity already went across the border long ago. After a month and a half of their debut in Japan, they took over the Oricon chart in their first attempt and are now going back and forth like it's their home.

SNSD has also shown their great power in Korea, winning the 'Disk Daesang' at the 2010 Golden Disk Awards, and also won the best awards at the Melon Awards and at KBS Gayo Dae Chukjae. Like they've shouted early in their debut, right now definitely is Girls' Generation. "This year has been the happiest, but now we feel great responsibility and pressure with the name, SNSD. We worry about how great we need to be to stay where we are today. We looked back at the happy times of 2010 with the girls and listened to their New Year wishes.
-Did you guys have an after party after winning the Golden Disk Daesang?

"We couldn't do anything big because we were busy. We ate pork belly at a barbecue restaurant and talked about this and that. We were happy that we won the award, but the pressure became bigger as well. We thought about why we are loved. We recently feel that it is so much harder to stay where we are, and because we're SNSD, we can't just do anything; the only way is to show great performances that fit our name." (Taeyeon)

-Tiffany wasn't at the scene due to the leg injury? Did you watch it on TV by yourself?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

101228 SNSD Concert Live Album Reveals a Bonus Track

[Newsen Kwon Soo Bin reporter]

SNSD's first solo concert, "The 1st ASIA TOUR CONCERT 'Into the New World'", will go on sale on Dec.30th.

This album consists of SNSD's two day concert at Song Pa Gu's Fencing Stadium in Seoul. This album, containing
"The 1st ASIA TOUR CONCERT 'Into the New World'", is expected to help SNSD fans to re-experience/live the concert.

101228 Daesang' SNSD "We want to have a world tour next year

There is nobody that dares to block the way of 'national girl group' SNSD. Following the previous year, SNSD has once again taken 'This Year's Star Daesang'. They also took 'This Year's Artist Award'.

This past year, SNSD released one hit after another starting with 'Oh!', onto 'Run Devil Run' and 'Hoot'. They also made their Hallyu advancement with their debut in Japan back in August.

On the 25th, they looked like they could not believe it when they were informed of winning the awards. Although they have grown into great stars that have taken over Asia, they were shy, cute girls off stage. We heard the thoughts of the '9 girls' who had an impressive year.

Monday, December 27, 2010

101227 Taeyeon Voted As #1 Female Idol To Introduce To Best Friend

Girl group SNSD's Taeyeon was chosen as the number one female idol that people would want to introduce to their best friend.

A portal site held a poll for the film 'My Friend's Wish' asking, "Like Ziggy from 'My Friend's Wish', which female idol would you want to introduce to your best friend?"

Sunday, December 26, 2010

101225 SNSD Seohyun, A Genius Lyricist?

Seohyun's on-the-spot lyric writing showed a surprising degree of perfection

On December 25th, MBC's WGM showed Seohyun (SNSD) and Jung Yonghwa (CNBlue) meeting together to write a song.
Since the chorus is almost complete, Seohyun started to write her own lyrics from her heart.

101225 SNSD Happy To See Tiffany Return

[SportsToday Lee Eun Jee reporter]
SNSD received a great feedback from the fans due to their strong performance and Tiffany's return.

SNSD, on the 25th, appeared live on MBC's "Show, Music Core" and performed "Hoot" and "Oh"

During SNSD's "Hoot" performance, their "Arrow-shooting" dance and "Feeble Waist" dance caught the

101223 SNSD's Tiffany Resumes Activities in Japan After A Month

SNSD's Tiffany has resumed her activites with SNSD after a month.

On the 23rd, Tiffany made her return through the Japanese morning show, Fuji TV's 'Mezamashi TV'. SNSD performed their second Japanese single 'Gee', and despite Tiffany's month-long hiatus, she was able to perform in sync with the rest of the group.

101222 SNSD Takes Over Music and Now CF Scene

SNSD was recently chosen as the CF model that advertisers prefer the most.

According to the video marketing enterprise On-star, 741 marketing employees were asked from the 1st to the 20th of this month, "Which CF Model Influences Consumers the Most?" SNSD took the number one spot with 409 votes (55.1%), with actress Go Hyunjung in second (209 votes, 28.2%), and Lee Hyori in third (104 votes, 14%).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

101222 Successful Sales For 2011 SNSD Calendars

The sales for the recently released 2011 SNSD calendars have become a hot topic.

Like their title as one of SM Entertainment's most popular idols, these calendars, which were available for preorder on November 23rd, have been flying off shelves.

SNSD's calendar is currently being sold through Gmarket and Auction. They revealed that they receive hundreds of order inquiries for the group's calendars daily.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

101221 Ryu Siwon, Yuri, and Tiffany To MC At MBC Gayo Daejun

Actor Ryu Siwon and SNSD's Yuri and Tiffany have been chosen as the MCs for the 2010 MBC Gayo Daejun.

The three will work together for the first time on the 31st at the MBC Dream Center for the live airing of MBC Gayo Daejun.

Ryu Siwon and SNSD are some of the greatest Hallyu stars, earning lots of love in both Korea and Japan. The trio has already been garnering much attention, and are being called 'Hallyu MCs'.

101221 How Do SNSD Members Differentiate Their Shoes?

A photo under the title of 'How SNSD Members Differentiate Their Shoes' was recently posted through an internet portal site. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

101220 SNSD Has the Most Amount of #1 Hits in Soribada's Weekly Charts

[maxmovie= Reporter Pyo Jaemin]

SNSD became the most searched artist this year.

After Soribada, an online music site, analyzed its charts and search engines of 2010, it chose SNSD as the top artist.

SNSD's 'Oh!', 'Run Devil Run', and 'Hoot' all became number one hits one after the other on Soribada's weekly charts for a total of seven weeks.

101220 SNSD, Returns Again with Nine Members After One Month

Tiffany (21), of the nine member beautiful-legged Korean girl group SNSD, who paused her activities after injuring her left knee in the middle of last month, will perform again on the 23rd at the broadcasting of FujiTV‘s morning news program 'Mezamashi TV' (5:25 am). Her comeback announcement was made on the 19th.

Friday, December 17, 2010

101217 Taeyeon's Singing Recognized Through MR Removed 'I Love You'

A video containing SNSD member Taeyeon's MR removed song has been garnering attention.

On various online communities, Taeyeon's latest single from the SBS 'Athena: Goddess of War' OST, 'I Love You', sung live has been capturing the attention of netizens.

Taeyeon's MR removed version of 'I Love You' allowed fans to hear her hitting the exact keys and beats with her clear voice. Fans were overflowing with compliments, saying, "I got goosebumps," and, "I think it's rare finding a singer in a group that sings so well."

Meanwhile, SNSD took home the trophy on KBS 2TV 'Music Bank' Year End Special.

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MR Removed = Music Recorded Removed (ie. the music has been stripped out so that the vocals can be heard by itself)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

101214 SNSD Gets A Triple Crown From Bugs Music Awards

Music portal site Bugs held the '2010 Bugs Music Awards' from November 23rd to December 13th, where SNSD took 3 awards.

There were 12 awards distributed through the '2010 Bugs Music Awards', from this year's top song, (American) pop song, drama OST, and others. These awards were given to artists based 100% on Bugs music's 110,000 members votes.

Monday, December 13, 2010

101213 Netizens Find Yoona's Doppleganger

SNSD's Yoona and Taiwanese actress Nora Miao have been coming up as celebrity look-a-likes.

Recently, through an internet community forum, photos comparing Nora Miao, from Chinese film 'The Way of the Dragon', and SNSD's Yoona have been gaining much popularity.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

101211 Taeyeon Sings For 'Athena' OST

SNSD member Taeyeon's participation in the OST for the SBS drama, 'Athena: Goddess of War', has been garnering much attention.

Taeyeon sang the title song for the OST called 'I Love You'. 'I Love You' is a ballad that expresses the a girl wanting to hold onto her love that she broke up with. Taeyeon's pure voice was able to pull out the emotions within the song well. The song became a fuller, more mystic, song with the addition of Irish Whistle and a 50-member orchestra's participation in the song.

Friday, December 10, 2010

101210 Tower Records Ranks Best Selling Albums - SNSD #1

Tower record has recently released its 2010 bestselling albums list. The categories are Japanese music, western music and K-POP and anime.

This was tallied as of November 30, 2010. It includes imported albums, domestic albums, and digital album sales.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

101209 Girls' Generation is Here: Golden Disk Daesang, Triple Crown and Tears

Girl group SNSD have become the heroines of the 2010 Golden Disk Awards, receiving the Golden Disk Daesang.

Travelling back and forth between Korea and Japan, SNSD attracted popularity with 'Oh!' and 'Run Devil Run' in the first half of the year, and with 'Hoot' in the latter. Today, SNSD also won the Digital Bonsang and Ceci Popularity Award, achieving a Triple Crown. With their win of the Digital Daesang at the Awards last year, SNSD have become the first ever artists in history to be a winner of both Digital and Disk Daesangs.

Monday, December 6, 2010

101206 Yuri Talks About SNSD Members' Visit To An Amusement Park

SNSD's Yuri took part in the upcoming episode of SBS 'Strong Heart'. She talked about an episode that happened when she visited an amusement park, known for having a lot of people.