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Girls’ Generation sets new record with 3rd Oricon Weekly Album Chart win!

July 29, 2014


Having dominated the Oricon Daily Album Chart with their greatest hits album ‘The Best’ since its release on July 23rd, Girls’ Generation has made their way to the top of the Oricon Weekly Album Chart with more than 75,000 albums sold!

This marks the third time Girls’ Generation has achieved such results, the first two being their first full-length Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ in 2011 and 3rd Japanese album ‘Love & Peace’ in December last year.

This also meant that Girls’ Generation has set a new record to become the first Asian girl group outside of Japan to have received three #1s on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart! The previous record was held by Chinese musical group Twelve Girls Band, who performs traditional Chinese and Western music using traditional Chinese musical instruments.

The greatest hits album ‘The Best’ consists of many of Girls’ Generation’s Japanese hit title songs such as ‘Genie’ (2010), ‘Gee’ (2010), ‘Oh!’ (2012) and more. It also includes new songs such as the Japanese version of ‘Mr.Mr.’ and a brand new song ‘Indestructible’.

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[UPDATED] Girls’ Generation’s ‘The Best’ Greatest Hits Album Tops Oricon Daily Album Chart!

July 23, 2014


Girls’ Generation released their first Japanese greatest hits album titled ‘The Best’ today on July 23rd.

On its first day of release, ‘The Best’ managed to top the Oricon Daily Album Chart with a total of 37,104 albums sold!


‘The Best’ contains previous hit singles and songs from their Japanese albums since 2010 to 2014 and includes bonus tracks, which are the Japanese versions of ‘Mr.Mr.’ and a new song ‘Indestructible’.

The album comes in three versions, which is the Complete Limited Edition, First Press Limited Edition and Regular Edition. In certain versions, DVD or Bluray versions of music videos, interviews and making films are included.

Do support the girls by buying the album on iTunes, Amazon Japan, HMV and other music stores, online and offline.

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Update 1: Girls’ Generation continues to dominate Oricon’s Daily Album Chart!


Girls’ Generation’s Japanese greatest hits album ‘The Best’ continued to top Oricon’s Daily Album Chart on the second and third day of release!


 

Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation will be celebrating their 7th anniversary since their debut in less than two weeks. Well done, girls! SONEs will always be here for you. Speaking of SONEs, do vote for SONEs in Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off polls here! SONEs have managed to edge out Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters and Demi Lovato’s The Lovatics in the first two rounds! So, keep voting!

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Girls’ Generation tops Korean girl groups’ Japanese concert tours attendance records!

July 14, 2014


Girls’ Generation has successfully became the Korean girl group to have achieved an attendance of more than 550,000 people in their Japan tours so far!

Girls’ Generation concluded their third Japanese concert tour, titled ‘GIRLS’ GENERATION ~LOVE&PEACE~ Japan 3rd Tour’, with the final stop in Tokyo at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium from July 11th to July 13th, 2014.

This time around, the concert tour kicked off on April 26th and the girls travelled to seven cities including Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka, Saitama and Tokyo for 17 concerts, which brought in a total of more than 200,000 audience. This means that they have achieved an accumulated total of more than 550,000 audience in their three arena tours since 2011, creating a record for Korean girl groups.


Girls’ Generation had a finale of the tour in Tokyo, which spanned across three concerts at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, and they were a great success where they showed off their variety of music and performances along with colourful stage production to receive great response from the enthusiastic audience.

In their tour, Girls’ Generation performed a lot of their hit songs including ‘Gee’, ‘Genie’, ‘I Got A Boy’, ‘Mr.Mr.’, ‘Karma Butterfly’, ‘Lips’, ‘Paparazzi’, ‘Flower Power’, ‘Galaxy Supernova’ and many more.

On top of that, during the last few concerts, the girls also surprised fans with ‘Indestructible’, a new song included in their soon-to-be released Japanese greatest hits album ‘The Best’.

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Jung sisters show off their charms in 1st Look magazine!

June 17, 2014


The Jung sisters, Jessica of Girls’ Generation and her younger sister Krystal of f(x) recently graced the fashion magazine 1st Look with their pictorial shot in New York.

Several photos from the photo shoot were revealed on June 17th and the sisters showed off their captivating charms and fashionable sides in the streets of the American metropolitan.


The full pictorial will be available in the new issue of 1st Look magazine Vol. 70 to be released on June 19th.

Meanwhile, the Jung sisters are appearing in OnStyle’s weekly show ‘Jessica & Krystal’ every Tuesday night at 11pm KST.


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Girls’ Generation performs at 2014 Dream Concert!

June 7, 2014


The 2014 Dream Concert was held today, June 7th, at the Seoul World Cup Stadium and the concert was attended by 32 groups of artists.


Girls’ Generation were chosen to be the last and concluding group for the concert and they performed their hit songs ‘Hoot’ and ‘Mr.Mr.’.

The girls inserted a sense of feminine with their light pink suits and light blue shirts while staying true to the sharp and cool ‘Mr.Mr.’ concept.


Alongside Girls’ Generation, other artists who took part in the concert includes EXO, Beast, 4Minute, A Pink, B1A4, Girl’s Day and more, with special guests YB (a.k.a Yoon Do Hyun Band).


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‘Mr.Mr.’ made TIME’s list of 25 best songs of 2014 (so far)!

June 3, 2014


As we stepped into the month of June, we are already halfway through the year of 2014. In a newly-published article, TIME contributors selected 25 of the best and strongest songs of the year so far.

Amazingly, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Mr.Mr.’, released in February 2014, made the list of the 25 best songs of the year so far!

In the article, the song was summarized as such, “Fans of K-pop juggernaut Girls’ Generation (a.k.a. SNSD) won’t be disappointed by their latest dance-friendly single, and the addition of a scratchy electronic bass line and a hint of darkness should even attract listeners who don’t dig their usual bubblegum sound.”

Girls’ Generation made the list alongside big names such as Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Ariana Grande and more!

Meanwhile, ‘Mr.Mr.’ has raked up more than 23 million views in YouTube. Check it out again below!

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Taeyeon’s ‘Love, That One Word’ for ‘You’re All Surrounded’ OST released!

May 30, 2014


Once again, Taeyeon will be lending her soulful vocals for another OST and this time it is for the drama series ‘You’re All Surrounded’!

Taeyeon will be singing ‘Love, That One Word’ (‘사랑 그 한마디’) for the drama and the song would be released at noon on May 30th on all major online music website.

A glimpse of the song was previewed on a broadcast of an episode of the drama earlier this week and the compelling and emotional song had already managed to capture the ears and hearts of fans.

This will be yet another OST under Taeyeon’s belt after many successful songs for various dramas and movie OSTs over the years such as ‘If’, ‘Missing You Like Crazy’, ‘Like A Star’, ‘Closer’ and more so it is expected to be another hit.

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Update 1: Taeyeon’s ‘Love, That One Word’ released!

At 12pm KST sharp, Taeyeon’s new OST was released on major online music websites.

Check out the song and buy it at MelOn, Genie and more!

Yuri wins ‘Most Popular Movie Actress’ in the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards!

May 27, 2014


In the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards held on May 27th, Yuri walked away with the ‘Most Popular Actress Award’ for her role in movie ‘No Breathing’!

The Baeksang Arts Awards is held annually to honour outstanding achievements in Korean films, television and theater, therefore, it was attended by many big names in the Korean showbiz including Jun Jihyun, Kim Soohyun, Lee Byunghun, Lee Boyoung and many more.

Check out Yuri’s acceptance speech in the awards ceremony.

Previously, Yuri won the ‘Most Popular Actress Award’ in the television series category of the 49th Baeksang Arts Award held last year for her role of Choi Anna in SBS’s ‘Fashion King’.

Congratulations, Yuri!

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Yuri and Yoona nominated in the 50th Baeksang Art Awards!

April 28, 2014


Yuri and Yoona are both nominated in the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards, an annual awards ceremony held to honour outstanding achievements in Korean films, television and theater.


Yuri and Yoona are nominated in the ‘Most Popular Actress Award’ for the movie and television series categories respectively, Yuri for her role in movie ‘No Breathing’ and Yoona for her role in the drama ‘Prime Minister and I’.


The 50th Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 27th at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Palace.

Previously, Yuri won the ‘Most Popular Actress Award’ in the television series category of the 49th Baeksang Arts Award held last year for her role of Choi Anna in SBS’s ‘Fashion King’.

Credit: Baeksang Arts Awards official website