Archive for December 28, 2010
During the past one week or so, there have been a lot of coverage on Soshi-related news by East Malaysian English daily, Borneo Post. Unfortunately, not much was being mentioned as the paper is available in East Malaysia only.
However, in comparison to other local papers, they cover a lot on Soshi and the best thing is that the news are very updated. With such coverage, I am confident that the Island of Borneo would turn PINK very soon, not physically. Well, you get the point -the whole island would be full of SONEs.
fanwonder.com would also like to take this opportunity to thank Borneo Post for reading the articles on my site and credited me in their articles as well.
Here are some shots of the articles:
So, if you’re in East Malaysia and would like to be updated with Soshi news daily, make sure you get a copy of the paper….and no, I’m not doing advertisements for them. I’m just being honest. Since they are good, they deserved praises from me.
Credit: Borneo Post
Voting starts from today, December 28th, 2010 to January 3rd, 2011 and SNSD are currently in the lead. To vote for the girls, here are the steps:
Step 1: Go HERE
Step 2: Click on the button as circled in the image below. You can vote 3 times per minute.
Step 3: Keep voting until the very last second!
From a poll conducted from December 21st to December 27th to determine the ’2010 Best Variety Idol’, Sunny emerged as the winner as she obtained over 50,000 votes from the 7-day poll, leaving behind her closest contender IU by more than 40,000 votes.
Congratulations to Sunny. 역시 이순규!
Year 2010 is coming to an end. Media, panels of industry experts and professionals, in collaboration with Herald Economics have selected the ‘Pop Culture Power Leader Big 30‘ to acknowledge the influence and dominance in the broadcasting, films, performances, music and entertainment industry.
SNSD who were ranked 14th last year, went up 10 places to secure the no.4 spot this year, 2 spots behind the founder of SM Entertainment, Lee Sooman.
SNSD‘s ‘Oh!‘ was selected as the most popular song which received the most love in 2010 on online music site, ‘Monkey 3′.
The ’2010 Monkey 3 Best Song 30′ was selected based on the number downloads and online streaming from January 1st to December 10th (90%) and also Monkey 3 user votes (10%).
From these criteria, SNSD emerged as the winner with their hit song ‘Oh!’. As soon as it was released, ‘Oh!’ recorded an ‘all-kill’ on various music charts and went on to take the no.1 spot for the first half of the year on these charts, including the ‘Monkey 3′ chart as well.
SNSD are indeed the most popular singer of the year as their hits ‘Oh!’, ‘Run Devil Run’ and ‘Hoot’ dominated the charts as soon as they were officially released.
Through the scores calculated based on download and streaming figures from January 1st to December 10th on ‘Monkey 3′, ‘Best Artist’, ‘Longest Weekly Chart Winner’ and ‘Best Duet Song’ were also selected.
miss A’s ‘Bad Girl Good Girl’ was awarded the ‘Longest Weekly Chart Winner’ as the promising newcomers took no.1 on ‘Monkey 3 Weekly Chart’ for 4 weeks in a row. For the ‘Best Duet Song’ category, IU and Im Seulong (2AM)’s ‘Nagging’ secured the no.1 spot. 2AM on the other hand, were selected as the ‘Best Artist’.
SNSD were awarded the ‘Star of The Year‘ and ‘Artist of The Year‘ awards by Sports Korea for 2 consecutive years.
In 2010, SNSD released 3 hit songs, ‘Oh!’, ‘Run Devil Run’ and ‘Hoot’ as well as becoming the center of girl group craze syndrome in Japan ever since their debut showcase in Ariake Coliseum in August 2010.
On December 25th at the waiting room in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, the awards came as a surprise to the girls as they could not believe they have won the two awards. Although the girls have grown into a big star across Asia, they are indeed still cute and shy girls. Here are some of the reactions from the girls after winning the awards:
Reporter: You are the ‘Star of The Year’ award winner. How do you feel?
Seohyun: I could not believe it.
Sunny: As we are still young So Nyeos, this means a lot to us and it seems surreal.
Reporter: This year SNSD have been receiving lots of love. What do you think is the factor for your popularity?
Taeyeon: I think the audience love the ‘freshness’ of our performances everytime we come up with a new concept. Also, the expectation that goes with the change in our appearances played a major role as well.
Seohyun: Since we’re growing slowly everyday, please feel proud for us. I guess when the audience see us being happy on stage, they too, will be feeling the same.
Reporter: It has been a busy year. What’s the most memorable moment?
Jessica: Our first showcase in Japan was the most memorable.
Taeyeon: That’s right. The feeling is still fresh in our minds. When we first landed on a foreign land, how would we know that the fans know about us and gave us such huge cheers and support? Even now, I still find it hard to believe.
Seohyun: In achieving new records in a new place, it has given the team members an opportunity to work together more closely.
Sooyoung: I think for me it’s Tiffany’s injury. This is the first time a member has been absent for this long due to something like this. With the void left by Tiffany, I think we have learned to care and think of one another better now.
Tiffany: I’m really thankful for the care and concerns given by the members. The void was greatly felt. In the future, I do not want to get hurt or ill anymore.
Reporter: What are your plans for 2011?
Seohyun: This year, we had the ‘Asia Tour’ going. Whenever we meet fans abroad, there is a special kind of feeling which is quite different from what we received from fans in Korea. In order to meet more of our foreign fans, we want a world tour. As proud citizens, SNSD want to help promote Korea Republic as well.
Taeyeon: I only want to greet everyone with good news. Please keep SNSD in your minds in 2011 too.
Before the year ends, SNSD added another impressive achievement by securing the 2nd spot on Oricon Weekly Album Chart.
According to Oricon on December 28th, SNSD’s licensed Japanese Edition of 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot’ recorded sales of 61,000 copies in the first week, thus making it the 2nd hottest selling album in Japan for the week.
Oricon stated, “SNSD’s single ‘Gee’ captured the 2nd spot before but not on the album chart. This is SNSD’s first top 10 entry on the album chart”.
The Japanese edition of the mini album ‘Hoot’ consists of SNSD’s hits such as ‘Tell Me Your Wish’, ‘Gee’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Oh!’, etc.
2010′s music charts seemed to be dominated by SM Entertainment artists such as SNSD, Super Junior, SHINee, BoA, etc.
According to album sales information site, Hanteo Chart on December 27th, SM artists were ranked very highly in the chart as they have shown their strength in terms of total album sales, singles sales, etc. this year.
SNSD who have released 32 albums and singles since debut in 2007, topped the chart with recorded total sales of 303,442 copies this year. Super Junior and SHINee came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. JYJ took the no.4 spot, followed by Beast in 5th.
This annual aggregate chart calculates the singles and full albums involving the artists in a particular year.
In terms of sales for a single album, Super Junior’s 4th album ‘Bonamana’ is the best selling album with 132,127 copies, followed by SNSD’s ‘Oh!‘ and ‘Hoot‘ in 2nd and 3rd spot respectively. SHINee’s ‘Lucifer’ came in 4th while BoA’s ‘Hurricane Venus’ took the 5th spot. Again, all top 5 spots were occupied by SM artists.