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Girls’ Generation is due to release their third Japanese album on December 11th. Prior to the release of the yet-to-be-titled album, a single ‘My Oh My’ from the album was released earlier at midnight of November 5th in Japan through online music sites such as iTunes Japan.
Check out the short preview of the song here!
It was also announced that the music video for ‘My Oh My’ will be released on YouTube today and fans are already waiting anxiously for it as anticipation for the third album continues to build on.
The new album will contain 12 songs including ‘LOVE&GIRLS’ and ‘GALAXY SUPERNOVA’. It will come in four editions with three different covers, where the Bluray limited edition and DVD limited edition will share a common cover. Check out the full details and differences of the four editions here.
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Update 1: ‘My Oh My’ Music Video released!
As previously announced, the ‘My Oh My’ music video was released earlier today! Check out the fun video here!
After Tiffany accepted the ‘Video of the Year’ award on behalf of Girls’ Generation at the YouTube Music Awards today, Girls’ Generation members took to their social networking accounts as well as the Girls’ Generation official account to express their gratitude to fans, who voted continuously for almost two weeks.
Taeyeon posted on her Instagram account:
[TRANSLATION] Girls’ Generation was able to receive the ‘Video of the Year’ award at the YouTube Music Awards!! kkya! Thank you so much to the many people who shared the video for days, and, as expected, SONEs are worldwide. SONEs who always make us move! And all the people who worked hard for the music video, thank you very very much. #ytma #IAmGirlsGeneration
Meanwhile, Sunny posted on Twitter:
Thank you!!!! SONE jjang (the best)♥ Thank you #sone♥ you guys are BEST!!!!! “@YouTube: VIDEO OF THE YEAR: “I Got a Boy” by Girls’ Generation #YTMA”
Yuri also wrote her message in English in Instagram:
today is a celebration for all our 소원s around the world! it feels like a dream come true..this will forever be a UNFORGETTABLE DAY!! thanku♥
Besides that, Sooyoung left her message on Girls’ Generation’s official website:
[TRANSLATION] Thank you for presenting us with a heart-felt day^^♥
Thanks to you, Soshi never feels lonely..hehe
Thanks to SONE, we’ve added on another proud title!!
I couldn’t be happier…^^
thank u so much for all your support and love^-^♥
Right now is Girls’ Generation!!
And finally, maknae Seohyun also left her messages, twice on Twitter and on the official website.
In her second tweet in English, she said:
Thank you again to our amazing fans all over the world who voted for GG to win a YTMA for “I Got a Boy”! love u guys❤
Congratulations again, girls! You deserved the award! And to SONEs, everyone did a great job!
Translations credit: email@example.com
SONEs worldwide have a lot of reasons to celebrate today on November 4th! Not only did Girls’ Generation walk away with ‘Video of the Year’ award at the YouTube Music Awards, Girls’ Generation’s maknae also started her Twitter account (@sjhsjh0628)!
In her first tweet, Seohyun thanked fans worldwide for their support for the win at the YouTube Music Awards and she promised to repay fans with better music and performances in the future.
Seohyun’s Twitter account was later verified when fellow member Sunny followed her, as well as the official SMTown twitter account (@SMTOWNGLOBAL) and Super Junior members Donghae and Yesung.
With Seohyun’s Twitter account, she became the sixth Girls’ Generation member to have a public social networking account and the second on active Twitter accounts, after Sunny.
Welcome to Twitter, Seohyun!
Girls’ Generation won the ‘Video of the Year’ award in the first ever YouTube Music Awards with their hit song ‘I Got A Boy’!
Tiffany attended the awards ceremony in New York on behalf of her group and it proved that her long journey there was well worth it as Girls’ Generation walked away with one of the biggest award of the night!
‘I Got A Boy’ was announced as one of the nominees for the award two weeks ago along with big names such as Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Beauty And A Beat’, Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’, Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’, One Direction’s ‘Best Song Ever’, PSY’s ‘Gentleman’ and more.
The winners for the YouTube Music Awards were the videos from each categories that received the most votes and shares across networking platforms such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
It is also worth mentioning that Girls’ Generation was the only Kpop group nominated in the awards.
Congratulations, girls! We’re very proud of you!
As we approach the end of yet another year, the round of annual music awards are starting to kick off too.
One of the regular annual music awards, the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) will be held at 7pm (8pm KST) on November 22nd at Hong Kong’s Asia World Expo Arena.
Nominations for the 2013 MAMA was announced on October 23rd and Girls’ Generation was nominated for ‘Best Female Group’, ‘Best Dance Performance (Girl Group)’, ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’.
Girls’ Generation has walked away with several prestigious awards from MAMA in the past years including the ‘Best Female Group Award’ and ‘Artist of the Year Award’ in 2011 whereas the TaeTiSeo subunit got nominated for ‘Best Female Group’, ‘Best Global Group (Female)’, ‘Artist of the Year’ and Taeyeon was nominated for ‘Best OST’ in the 2012 MAMA.
Prior to the release of the movie ‘No Breathing’, the music video for Yuri’s song ‘Bling Star’ for the soundtrack of her first ever movie has been released at 12pm KST on October 22nd!
In the music video released, viewers were given a glimpse of the scenes in the swimming-themed movie accompanied by Yuri’s clear and mesmerizing vocals.
The movie is due for release at the end of October and the new soundtrack from the movie has surely increased the hype of the much-anticipated movie, which stars Lee Jongsuk, Seo Inguk and of course, Kwon Yuri.
Besides ‘Bling Star’, another song ‘Banjjak Banjjak’ by Yuri for the movie was also released today and both songs are available for purchase on major online music sites such as MelOn.
Are you excited for the movie?
The first ever YouTube Music Awards will be held in New York City on Sunday, November 3rd. Girls’ Generation is the only Kpop group to receive a nomination in the global awards event alongside fellow South Korean PSY, whose songs ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘Gentleman’ went viral worldwide.
Girls’ Generation’s ‘I Got A Boy’ music video is nominated in the ‘Video of the Year’ award with big names such as Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Beauty And A Beat’, Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’, Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’, One Direction’s ‘Best Song Ever’, PSY’s ‘Gentleman’ and more. The ‘Video of the Year’ award is created to honour the world’s most loved music videos and the nominated videos are some of the videos with the highest fan engagement in YouTube in the last 12 months including views, likes, shares, comments and subscriptions.
Besides, the ‘Video of the Year’ award, the YouTube Music Awards will also give out awards for ‘Artist of the Year’, ‘Response of the Year’, ‘YouTube Phenomenon’, ‘YouTube Breakthrough’ and ‘Innovation’. These awards are open for voting to fans around the world starting today October 22nd by visiting youtube.com/musicawards or searching “YTMA” on YouTube as well as sharing the official YouTube Music Awards nomination videos across social networks (SNS) such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
Prior to the live event of the YouTube Music Awards at Pier 36 in New York City, five music events from Seoul, Tokyo, Moscow, London and Rio will be streamed on YouTube (youtube.com/YouTube) and the stream will kick off at 5am ET on November 3rd. It was also announced that Lady Gaga, Eminem and more will perform at the live event of the YouTube Music Awards in New York City.
Girls’ Generation’s ‘I Got A Boy’ music video was released on December 31st last year and it has since clocked over 72 million views. Don’t forget to cast your votes for the video! To vote, just go to this ‘Video of the Year’ YouTube link and click share to your SNS accounts to vote!
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On October 17th, Yuri’s pictorial for fashion magazine Cosmopolitan was revealed in conjunction with the upcoming release of her new movie ‘No Breathing’.
In the pictorial, Yuri showed off her sexy charms and beautiful S-line in a variety of black and white-themed outfits, which ranged from a body-hugging one-piece short dress to an elegant knee-length dress which showed off her shoulders.
The magazine also conducted an interview with Yuri, particularly about her participation in her first movie ‘No Breathing’, slated for release at the end of October. She talked about her character Jungeun and said that she wasn’t your typical first love as she was a laidback person who “hits Seo Inguk’s character at the back of the head often and eats chicken feet casually in front of the guy who likes her”.
She also revealed that her co-stars Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk were different from the images they projected as celebrities. Seo Inguk, whom she thought would be a considerate guy, was surprisingly appealing and had a bad boy feel while Lee Jongsuk was unpredictably playful unlike his chic image.
Yuri also revealed her wish to continue to act as more diverse characters in the future through the interview.
This beautiful pictorial and interview will be released in the November issue of Cosmopolitan.
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On October 16th, Tiffany and the cast of SBS’s new fashion survival program ‘Fashion King Korea’ gathered at the SBS Prism Tower at Sangam-dong, Seoul for the program’s press conference, where they spoke to the press and answered questions regarding the new program.
‘Fashion King Korea’ will kick off its first broadcast at 12.10am on November 17th and the show will see the eight celebrities including Tiffany, SISTAR’s Bora, Yoon Gun, Lee Jihoon, Boom and more facing off in various missions where they collaborate with designers to plan, design and produce fashion items.
(Above: Tiffany posing with designer Ji Il-geun.)
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