- 2AM - I AM
- 2PM - HOTTEST
- 2NE1 - Black Jack
- 4MINUTE - 4NIA
- After School - Play Girlz
- Rain (Bi) - Cloud
- Big Bang - V.I.P
- Beast (B2ST) - B2UTY
- Brown Eyed Girls - Everlasting
- CN BLUE - Boice
- DBSK - Cassiopeia
- Epik High - High Skool
- FT Island - Primadonna
- Gavy NJ - Happiness
- KARA - Kamilia
- Lee Seung Gi - Airen
- MBLAQ - A+
- Se7en - Lucky 7
- SHINee - Shawols (SHINee World)
- SNSD - S♥NE
- SS501 - TripleS
- Super Junior - E.L.F. (Everlasting Friends)
- T-MAX - Mighty Max
- U-Kiss - Kiss Me
- Wonder Girls - WonderFul
- ZE:A - ZE:A’s/ZE:A’ Style
The Korean 9 member group with beautiful legs, SNSD sold 23,000 copies of their first Japanese DVD “SNSD Arrival~Arrival in Japan Commemoration Disc~ New Beginning of Girls’ Generation” in their first week. They will place 4th for total DVD sales on the August 23rd weekly DVD ranking. SNSD is the first Korean female group that has made it into the total (DVD) top 5. Out of people who have entered the top 5 ranking with their 1st DVDs, Korean female artist BoA placed there 7 years and 5 months ago with “8 Films & more”. Foreign female group The 12 Girls (from China) placed in the top 5 with their first DVD “The 12 Girls ~ First Premium Concert in Japan~” 6 years and 7 months ago.
This DVD consists of all the music videos up until now. 10,000 lucky fans who bought the limited edition version of the DVD are invited to their debut event showcase concert at Tokyo’s Ariake Coliseum. Also, on September 8th they will have their Japanese debut with the Japanese version of their hit Korean song “Genie”.
SNSD debuted in Korea in August 2007. The 9 members are Yoona, Sooyoung, Yuri, Seohyun, Jessica, Taeyeon, Sunny, Hyoyeon and Tiffany. In March 2009 their song “Gee” had 9 consecutive 1st place wins on KBS Music Bank creating a new record and became the top group in the Korean girl pop scene. Their popularity extends throughout Asia. They have also achieved 1st place in places like Thailand and the Philippines. They also held part of their Asia Tour in China.
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Performer Kim Min Hee and SNSD’s episode was revealed.
Kim Min Hee, on the 27th broadcasted SBS “Tasty Invite”, had said her friends appeared in a samgyeopsal* restaurant, in which she confessed to buying food for Yoona and Sooyoung.
Kim Min Hee “I saw Yoona and Sooyoung at a samgyeopsal restaurant. They immediately acted like they knew me and greeted with “Sunbae, hello.”
“Since they greeted me, and as they were being very graceful and adorable, I paid, but as if 4 boys had eaten, they ate a meal worth 210,000 won,” she revealed.
Kim Min Hee said “I told my older sister this story and she said I was lucky that not all the SNSD members came,” creating laughter in the set.
PS: Samgyeopsal is a type of meat, like bacon.
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- BoA [Hurricane Venus] (dance break ver.)
- SE7EN [Digital Bounce]
- Super Junior [No Other + Bonamana]
- Taeyang [I’ll Be There]
- 2PM [Without U]
- SNSD [Oh!]
- KARA [Lupin](dance break ver.)
- Son Dambi [Queen + Saturday Night]
- SHINee [Lucifer]
- Brown Eyed Girls [Sing + Abracadabra]
- SG Wannabe [Lalala]
- FT Island [Love Love Love]
- After School [Bang!]
- CNBLUE [Love(remix ver.)]
- Supernova [On The Days I Missed You]
- U-Kiss [Man Man Han Ni + Round & Round]
- 4minute [Huh(remix ver.)]
- BEAST [Special]
- MBLAQ [Y]
- Secret [Madonna]
- CNBLUE with SNSD [Run Devil Run + Love Light]
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- KARA [Lupin] http://to.ly/6uYV
- 2PM [Without U + I Was Crazy About You] http://to.ly/6uZx
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- Super Junior [Bonamana + No Other] http://to.ly/6uZC
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- Se7en [Better Together intro + Digital Bounce] http://to.ly/6uZX
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- SG Wanna Be [Lalala] http://to.ly/6v2s
Actress Kim Taehee chose SNSD’s Taeyeon as the celebrity she would most like to introduce to her younger brother, Lee Wan.
Kim Taehee will appear on KBS 2TV’s talk show, “Win Win” on September 7th. When she was asked if there were any female celebrities she would like to introduce to her younger brother, she answered that it would be SNSD’s Taeyeon.
She said, “Taeyeon can sing well and seems like she has a good personality, so I think it would be nice if I could introduce her to him.”
Netizens picked girl group SNSD Taeyeon for idol group member aegyo queen.
From the 7th to the 14th, community portal site DC Insider conducted a poll of “Idol overflowing with aegyo that melts men’s hearts”. From a total of 16,801 votes, 10,211 votes (60.8%) went toward Taeyeon, getting an overwhelming support for first place.
Through Taeyeon’s personality from past broadcast, which overflowed with aegyo reactions and expressions, received a lot of love from fans.
In addition, from the same SNSD, member Sunny got 2,891 votes (17.2%) and earned 2nd place. Sunny “aegyo best” characteristic eye laugh and also lovable talk were the points that stood out the most.
3rd place with 2,424 votes (14.4%) went to group f(x) Victoria, which was followed by f(x) Sulli, Brown Eyed Girls Ga-in, and IU.
Korean website 100Beat is receiving a lot of attention for their recent article on the “5 Best and Worst Idols over the past 10 years”, and we’re bringing it straight to you.
The hottest topic of the Korean music industry over the past few years has been none other than the ‘idol fever’ sweeping the market. With previous years being taken over by boy bands, the past 10 years of the music market have been dominated by both group and soloist idols.
Which idols are the best? Which idols are the worst? With the emergence of H.O.T as the initial marking point of the trend, five individual teams were chosen to compile entries for both the best and the worst categories.
Those that participated in the survey include 20 professional critics, such as music magazine editor-in-chiefs, journalists, and broadcast writers. All of them participated in a discussion meeting with ‘100 BEAT‘ in order to come up with the following list.
3. Big Bang
5. TVXQ / DBSK
Big Bang was able to garner attention as well, considering they’re a fresh group and unlike any other idol before them; consequently they’ve gathered a strong fanbase (VIP’s). If SNSD possess the ‘uncle fans,’ Big Bang has the ‘older sister fans.’
One such older sister, Lee Hoyoung, commented, “Their strength lies in the fact that each individual member came together to make a harmonious team, despite having their own talents and interests. Not only that, but they are also strong on their own as well.”
3. Super Junior
SNSD member Yuri was picked by netizens as having the best luxurious nose.
Plastic Surgery Face Line, from August 30 to September 20, conducted a questionnaire “Girl Group who has Best Nose and Gives Most Appealing Image” from a total of 769 patients. Nearly 47.2 percent of respondents, a total of 363 people, supported Yuri to the top.
Followed by Yuri, Brown-Eyed Girls member Ga-in (204 patients, 26.5%) was ranked 2nd and f(x) Sulli, who had nearly 189 people, 24.5%, was ranked 3rd.
Plastic Line Surgery Director Face Lee Jung Woo said “ “SNSD” member Yuri’s white skin, big eyes, soft chin matched with her nose harmoniously. Even though it seems like her nose is sharp, it creates an overall soft impression.”
In addition, about 2nd place Ga-in and 3rd place Sulli, “Ga-in’s sharp nose and V-line chin harmony creates an alluring charm to others. Sulli’s clear skin and natural nose give her an innocent image and is reminiscent of Jeon Ji Hyun.”
Meanwhile, a sensation in Japan, SNSD are spending their full holidays with their families in Korea, before going back to Japan. An agent from SM Entertainment said “SNSD, for this year’s Chusok, will spend time with family in Korea and will go back to Japan for local promotions.”
“SM Town Live 2010 World Tour in LA” had a press conference on September 5th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Korean reporters , American music site “American Music Channel” and otherswere in attendance. The Interview was with 11 SM Entertainment singers, BoA, former H.O.T member Kangta, DBSK’s Yunho and Changmin, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Siwon, SNSD’s Sooyoung and Tiffany, SHINee’s Onew and Minho, and TREX[sic] member Jay.
—About their performance at the famous Los Angeles Staples Center
BoA: Ever since I heard about it, I’ve been really excited. It’s the first time we are able to perform together at a place like this, so it makes me all the more happy.
Kangta: When I was performing with my group H.O.T we weren’t given this chance, so I’m happy I get to stand on this wonderful stage with my juniors. I’m nervous and worried, but more than that I’m looking forward to it and am happy I can perform her.
—The fact most in the audience are not Korean-American’s, it seems this has a big significance.
Yunho: We are able to make our culture widely known. Still, the fact that various people from different countries have an interest (in us), makes me very happy.
Leeteuk: I feel very happy and honored. Since there are fans all over the world cheering for us, from now on I feel like I need to do my best even more.
—How did you feel about meeting the fans at the airport?
Changmin: I honestly wasn’t expecting it.I could even see the crowd of people who came to see us from a distance. Our languages are different. Since they don’t really have a chance to get to know us, I was really surprised, but I was also grateful that they came to welcome us.
Onew: I was concerned and thought to myself, “I wonder what it will be like when we arrive in America”, but (when we arrived) I was happy that so many fans came to see us. I hope they continue cheering for us after this too.
—SNSD has just completed a successful debut in Japan, but do you plan on advancing to America?
Tiffany: I want to do activities in America as well. Personally, I also want to try acting. I have various anticipations for overseas activities. I feel that music is a common language throughout the world.
Siwon: All of us have a dream that, if given the chance, we would like to try advancing to America.
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Imaginary couple Seohyun (SNSD) and Jung Yonghwa (CNBlue) had a rendezvous in Saitama, Japan during their Chuseok holiday for the program “We Got Married”.
The schedule for SNSD and CNBlue’s promotions and concerts overlapped, so they were able to go on a date in Japan. Last week SNSD had promotion events for their first Japanese single “Genie”. CNBlue will be performing in clubs in places like Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo starting from the 15th. It will be in commemoration of their one year anniversary since their debut.
Fans were present at the place of their intimate date in Japan. Later, pictures were uploaded onto the internet and gained a lot of attention. The staff there said, “I am surprised by Seohyun’s Japanese conversation ability. Even though they’re just here for a trip, it really wasn’t an inconvenience to her. She has a good grasp of Japanese,” and “Since they were filming overseas, it appeared as if they were more comfortable here than on their dates in Korea. The expression of their love looked more natural.”
Jung Yonghwa and Seohyun’s date in Japan is scheduled to air next month on the 9th.
Sources: Japanese Article Website
Jung Yonghwa gave Seohyun a sweet potato field as a present.
On MBC “We Got Married’ (WGM) which was broadcasted on 2nd, Seohyun(SNSD) and Jung Yonghwa(CN BLUE) went out for a trip to congratulate each others birthday. The place that Jung Yonghwa led Seohyun to was a weekend farm.
Jung Yonghwa presented a sweet potato field to Seohyun. But he also mentioned “The only two line are ours, not the entire field.”. Seohyun could not hide her deeply-moved expression. Jung Yonghwa also wrote a letter congratulating her birthday, which impressed Seohyun.
Seohyun said “There were many people that gave me a sweet potato as a gift. But the very first person that gave me a sweet potato field to raise them is Jung Yonghwa.”. Continuing on, she said “I heard people saying to me to marry with an owner of a sweet potato field.”, and gave him an appreciative words.
Meanwhile, on this day’s broadcast, Seohyun and Jung Yonghwa went out for a trip because of their birthday. Jo Kwon and Gain were given a vacation due to their 1 year marriage anniversary. Nickhun and Victoria met members of f(x) and had a joyful time.
Sources: Newsen, MBC picture
9 member Korean group SNSD will appear in the November issue of “ViVi” magazine.
ViVi girls are fully supporting these 9 girls which have lovely looks and extraordinary style. The magazine will discuss their beauty secrets, fashion and a close-up on what makes these 9 girls so appealing.
All the members of SNSD are famous for their great legs, but to get their beautiful style they have dance lessons for about 6 hours per day on average.
Yoona commented, “We dance in heels a lot, so when our feet swell after work, we place them in cold water.”
Tiffany also comments, “We also stretch.” All of the members train, stretch and massage thoroughly in order to take care of their bodies.
Taeyeon also commented on fashion, “I like relaxed vintage styles.”
The girls also have an interest in Japanese fashion. When they arrived in Japan they enjoyed themselves by shopping in places like Shibuya, Harajuku and Daikanyama.
This is a must see magazine for fans. The girls recommend spots in Korea and they are introduced one by one.
Moreover, SNSD’s new single “Gee” will be released on October 20th.