Archive for September 30, 2010
In its latest issue, a Japanese magazine introduced SNSD’s choreographies in detail and this again has proven the girls’ popularity in Japan.
Recently, fans on online communities are having hot discussions about the photos taken from the Japanese magazine.
In the magazine, there are detailed drawings showing the step-by-step dance moves of SNSD’s “Oh!” and “Gee”. The step-by-step instructions which described the movements in details are intended to help fans in learning and picking up the dance steps more easily.The female characters in the magazine are drawn to suit the original costume and concept of the songs.
Such detailed instructions on SNSD’s dance choreographies in this magazine might have contributed to the widely-discussed performance by 11 Japanese high school students which was recently uploaded to the internet.
SNSD’s fans who have heard or seen the news regarding the magazine felt proud about it and commented:
-”SNSD wannabes are increasing in Japan”
-”Whoah, it’s great to know that the dance steps are appearing on a magazine”
Whether it’s a full studio album, single or mini-album, it will be worth every penny. Why? You guys know the answer – It’s SNSD. Now, I’ll add another one to your answer. It’s the man who created great tracks like T-ara’s “I Go Crazy Because of You” and Orange Caramel’s “Magic Girl”. He was also Sunny’s vocal teacher before her debut. The man is who we know as Wheesung!
Wheesung will be be busy composing a song for SNSD’s upcoming new release (not sure whether it’s going to be a single, mini-album or a full studio album at this point of time). Besides SNSD, the talented man will also be busy working on Baek Jiyoung’s new album.
We know that most of you are waiting for the girls’ upcoming release of the 2nd Single “Gee”, but keep in mind that there’s something great coming your way very soon. It will surely be a super hit song because when SNSD meet Wheesung, it’s DAEBAK!
20 artists from popular idol groups SNSD, Super Junior, etc participated in the recording of G20 Summit Meeting campaign song.
The G20 Summit Meeting will take place on November 11th to 12th at Seoul COEX. Singers involved in the campaign song entitled, “Let’s Go” are Park Gyuri (Kara), Seohyun (SNSD), Junsu (2PM), Changmin (2AM), Jaekyung (Rainbow), Jonghyun (SHINee), Sungmin (Super Junior), Gahee (After School), Luna (f(x)), Son Jieun (Secret), Yong Junhyung (BEAST), Ho Gayoon (4minute), Min (Miss A) GO (MBLAQ), Bom Ki (Twins), G.Na, Son Dambi, Seo Inguk, IU and Anna.
“Let’s Go”, composed by famous composer Shinsadong Tiger contains meaningful and good messages which were conveyed through the voices of Kpop idols who are famous, domestically in Korea and also the Asian region.
The individual recording of the song took place on September 24th and 25th, followed by choral recording at a recording studio in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
9 beautiful girls graced the cover of the 1559th issue of “Nikkei Business” magazine released on September 27th. They are none other than our lovely Soshi with the “Genie” ending pose. The picture was taken at their first showcase at Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo on August 25th.
The girls appeared not only on the cover of the popular Japanese economic weekly magazine but was also featured for this edition’s cover story. An article in the magazine entitled “In terms of growth and development, Korean companies and SNSD have a lot in common” features in-depth analysis and interesting contents about how the girls gained their popularity and achieved impressive album sales within a short period of time in Japan.
Founded in 1969, 330,00 copies of “Nikkei Business” are published in Japan every week.According to an SM Entertainment representative, “We were surprised that the girls are featured in the magazine which is subscribed by CEOs of companies in Japan. Also, I have not heard of any celebrity being featured on the cover of this magazine before.”
SNSD’s interview with NHK was recently broadcasted and here is the video and translations of the interview. Enjoy!
Translation of the Interview
There are kids and ppl from all ages imitating the Gee dance. What do you think about it?
Taeyeon: People who watched it on programs or fans grasped (the point) of the dance and imitated it. We are very thankful for that.
There are 9 members right. Because you are with 9 what is your charm?
Taeyeon: I think it’s because of our teamwork and that’s why everything goes well. This also applies to choreography and also during the recording of songs.
Seohyun: All the 9 members have different charms and also our personality differs and I think that’s why we are loved by many.
Sooyoung: Don’t start bragging.
What do you think about your Japanese debut?
Tiffany: Before we officially debuted we had a showcase and a lot of people came, which was very encouraging and was touching.
Yoona: We are very thankful. We will do our best even more. We received a lot of strength from the beginning.
Congratulations on ranking nr 4 on the charts.
Jessica: It’s so amazing. We are very thankful to enter the Japanese charts. We will show more different sides of us.
How about the Japanese lyrics?
Sooyoung: The Japanese lyrics fits the Japanese people and is easy to listen to. And I think it also fits our image well.
Sunny: If we sing the pronunciation soft it’s easy. It’s easier to show your emotions.
Hyoyeon: I both love the Japanese and Hangul lyrics. I think because the charms of both differs a lot of people can hear the good sides of both songs.
How did you study Japanese?
Yuri: Recently there are a lot of interesting Japanese drama’s and Sooyoung recommended a lot of drama’s. While watching those drama’s I learn words that are used a lot in daily life. I also take lessons. I’m not yet perfect so please watch over me (sorry that last part sounds strange lol)
What is your favorite Japanese word?
Taeyeon: Osusume (recommendation)
I learned it from Sooyoung.
Sooyoung: When we go to a restaurant it is very hard to choose from the menu. And if we then ask the waiter about the day’s recommendation then we can decide.
What is your goal?
Sunny: In Korea and Japan people say they receive energy from us and gather strength. I’m very happy about that. That’s why in order for more people to become positive we want to give them more strength. That is our goal.
Yoona: Please support soshi!
SNSD’s popularity continues to spread in Japan and recently (September 26th), a video showing a group of 11 Japanese girls who were dubbed as “Japanese Girls’ Generation” appeared on YouTube.
In the video, the 11 Japanese girls put on an impressive dance performance of SNSD’s hit “Gee” which earned them the title “Japanese Girls’ Generation” from netizens in Korea Republic and Japan.
The girls who called themselves “Ho Nyeo Shi Dae (法女時代)” made parodies of SNSD and have garnered a lot of attentions from netizens and media.
Netizens who saw the videos commented:
-”SNSD want more than just conquering the Oricon chart”
-”It looks like SNSD are really popular in Japan”
-”I’m proud that they are enjoying more popularity in Japan”
Here’s the video clip of “Ho Nyeo Shi Dae”.
What do you think of their performance?
On October 1st, in conjuntion with Armed Forces Day, MBC will be broadcasting an animated documentary entitled “청춘병법 아미아미 (Cheongchunbyeongbeob Ami Ami)”.
SNSD’s Sooyoung made her sound dubbing debut through this animated documentary as a narrator and she has shown much prospects with her lively and youthful voice. Sooyoung said, “SNSD are ahjussi(uncle) soldiers’ favorite singers and therefore, I was given the honor to do the voice dubbing for this animated documentary which features soldiers and their barracks”.
This animated documentary will be aired on October 1st at 1.40pm (KST)
On MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment Relay”, SNSD was asked a question on which male stars they would like to shoot a CF with. To this question, SNSD answered, “We like Won Bin”.
Yuri told Section TV that all members in SNSD like Won Bin. In a video message to Won Bin, Yuri said, “We were really focus and thorough while watching ‘Mother’. If there is a premiere screening of your movies, please invite us”. In addition to that, SNSD members also sent a message to Won Bin such as “Saranghamnida” and “Won haeyo”.
On SBS E!TV’s “Thudding House”, Kim Shinyoung described how she woke up SNSD members, who were trying to have a rest after a tiring and exhausting day with her flatulence (passing gas). She then gave Sunny a call. Here’s the video and the translations (Sunny’s part only):
Sunny: Hi, I’m Sunny from SNSD
Shinyoung: Sunny-ah, what is Unnie’s weakness?
Sunny: Unnie, your weakness? About you passing gas as you like?
Lady in black: What is the sound level like when Shinyoung passes gas?
Sunny: The loudest one was like “bbak!” (loudly)
Sunny ends the conversation with “Oh!” using the name of the program as the lyric and said hwaiting!!!
*For this article, we decided to use the word “passing gas” rather than the more usual, more vulgar word, “f*rt” as some readers may find the term rather disturbing.