Archive for May 26, 2011
For the sake of Earth’s well-being, YoonA recommended everyone to use Innisfree’s eco-handkerchief instead of tissue papers.
As part of her activities as the model for the natural cosmetic brand, YoonA introduced Innisfree’s ‘YoonA’s Jeju Handkerchief’ which is produced in conjunction with Innisfree’s ‘Eco-Handkerchief Campaign’.
YoonA who is taking part in the 2nd ‘Eco-Handkerchief Campaign’ said, “While carrying out activities as a model for Innisfree, I’ve visited Jeju Island very often and without realizing, I was captivated by Jeju’s beauty and fell in love with it. As we have performed in many places overseas, I felt proud of the cleanliness and beauty of our country and realize the importance of maintaining it that way”.
In support of the campaign and expressing her love for the nature, YoonA added, “To kick of this campaign, I’ll use handkerchief instead of tissue papers. Through this small exercise, we could preserve the cleanliness and beauty of our nature. I hope many would come forward to participate in this campaign”.
In the limited period of just 1 month (within June only), customers who spend more than 10,000 Won will be entitled to a piece Eco-Handkerchief with YoonA’s autograph on it.
Along with the Eco-Handkerchief that illustrates YoonA’s kindness, limited editions of Innisfree’s best products ‘The Green Tea Seed Serum’ and ‘Green Tea Mineral Mist’ will also be made available. The limited edition of ‘The Green Tea Seed Serum’ will be available in 160ml bottles, which is 2 times its original volume (80ml), at a reasonable price.
Starting from June 1st onwards, 10% from the sales of the limited edition items will go to Jeju Olle. The purchase of these products will not only maintain the cleanliness of the skin but also preserving the beauty of nature.
The 10th Annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan was renamed to MTV Video Music Aid Japan (VMAJ) and it will be held on June 25th, 2011 at Makuhari Messe (a convention center) in Chiba City, Japan. The event was named as VMAJ is support of the Japanese Red Cross and encourage the rebuilding efforts after the massive earthquake and tsunami in Northeastern Japan on March 11th.
The event will be aired live through MTV Japan, MTV Korea, MTV China and MTV Southeast Asia. 2011 MTV VMAJ will be hosted by Japanese girl group, AKB48 and there will be performances by Lady Gaga, EXILE, Kana Nishino, AK-69, etc.
There were 15 categories of awards at the 2011 MTV VMAJ namely Best Male Video, Best Female Video, Best Group Video, Best New Artist Video, Best Video of The Year, Best Rock Video, Best Pop Video, Best R&B Video, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Reggae Video, Best Dance Video, Best Video from a Film, Best Collaboration Video, Best Album of The Year and Best Karaoke! Song.
SNSD’s ‘Genie’ was nominated alongside some of the big names in the world in 3 categories – Best Group Video, Best Video of The Year and Best Karaoke! Song. They will be up against the likes of Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Linkin Park and Utada Hikaru for these awards. Being nominated in these 3 categories is already a massive achievement and if they manage to grab just an award out of the 3, it would be a really amazing feat for the girls.
Don’t forget to tune in to MTV Japan, MTV Korea, MTV China or MTV Southeast Asia at 6pm JST on Saturday, June 25th as 2011 MTV VMAJ will be aired live from Makuhari Messe, Japan.
UPDATE 1: SNSD to attend and perform at the 2011 MTV VMAJ
On May 26th, Nayutawave confirmed SNSD’s attendance and performance at the 2011 MTV VMAJ!
First part of the tweet mentioned about the additional Japan Arena Tour concerts and followed by – “SNSD’s performance at the 2011 VMAJ is confirmed!“
So, the much awaited 3rd Japanese Single is coming our way after all. Rumors started to surface since a week ago that the girls 3rd Japanese Single entitled ‘Mr. Taxi’ will be released on April 13th and ‘Mr. Taxi’ is also rumored to be the CM/CF song for Lipton Tea. It seems that the rumor about the 3rd single ‘Mr. Taxi’ is coming true as the jacket image for the Limited Edition was revealed and widely shared on various sites.
SONEs are definitely in for a ride as the girls will also be having their first nationwide tour in Japan in May. ‘The 1st Japan Arena Tour’ will kick off starting May 18th in Tokyo, followed by Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. There will be a total of 7 concerts in this tour and looks like Yuri’s dream to have a nationwide tour in Japan is coming true as well. In fact, Yuri had mentioned a couple of times on TV shows that she wanted to perform in various places in Japan together with the girls. Perhaps, she was hinting about the tour all this while.
So, what are we waiting for? Get ready to pay the taxi fare, i guess!
Update 1: First Press Limited Edition jacket image and 1st Japan Arena Tour Schedule released
First Press Limited Edition jacket image:
1st Japan Arena Tour Schedule and Venue:
May 18th and 19th – Tokyo Yoyogi National Stadium (Capacity – 13,700)
May 21st and 22nd – AichiㆍNagoya – Nippon Gaishi Hall (Capacity – 10,000)
May 24th and 25th – Osaka-jo Hall (Capacity – 16,000)
May 28th – Marinemesse Fukuoka (Capacity – 11,000)
Ticket reservation can be made starting March 11th.
UPDATE 2: ‘Run Devil Run/Mr.Taxi’ Album Details
Release Date: April 13th
Price: 1800 Yen (First Press Limited Edition), 1500 Yen (Limited Edition), 1100 Yen (Regular Edition)
Record Label: Nayutawave Records
1. Mr. Taxi
2. Run Devil Run
1. Run Devil Run MV (First Press Limited Edition and Limited Edition ONLY)
2. Run Devil Run (Dance Version) MV (First Press Limited Edition ONLY)
1. Photobook (For First Press Limited Edition and Limited Edition ONLY. For these two versions, the photobooks will be different).
2. Trading Card (First Press Limited Edition and Limited Edition ONLY).
UPDATE 3: Pre-order is now available!
The much awaited moment has arrived! You can now pre-order your copy of SNSD’s 3rd Japanese Single ‘Mr.Taxi‘ HERE!
UPDATE 4: Postponement of 1st Japan Arena Tour
The scheduled 1st Japan Arena Tour concert dates have been revised and 3 additional concerts were added to the original schedule. The new revised schedule looks like this:
Osaka – May 31st and June 1st
Tokyo – June 17th and June 18th
Nagoya – July 6th and July 7th
Fukuoka – July 17th
The 3 newly added concerts are:
Saitama – June 4th and June 5th
Hiroshima – July 2nd
UPDATE 5: Additional concerts!
On May 25th, 4 more shows were added to the 2011 Japan Arena Tour itinery. They are:
Tokyo (Yoyogi Gymnasium) – June 28th and June 29th
Hiroshima (Green Arena) – July 3rd
Fukuoka (Marine Messe) – July 18th
Another BIG NEWS has arrived! SNSD will be having their 2nd Asia Tour. Rumor has turned into reality!
The 2nd concert entitled ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ will kick off at Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium on July 23rd and 24th. The concert promises to bring fans closer to the girls’ unique charms, excellent singing ability as well as top class performances.
Ticket for the concerts in Seoul will be opened for sale starting at 8pm Kst on June 7th at Gmarket. Like the first concert, the response will be overwhelming and tickets are expected to be sold out within minutes.
After Seoul, the ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ will be making stops at Taipei, Nanjing and other major Asian cities.
UPDATE 1: Information for ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ in Seoul
Date and Time: July 23rd (Saturday), 7pm KST & July 24th (Sunday), 4pm KST
Venue: Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium
Ticket price: 88,000 KRW/US$80 (for all seats)
Reservation: Gmarket (Starting June 7th)
At 12am JST on May 25th, Lipton’s websites, http://www.lp500.jp/ and http://www.liptonchilled.com were updated, thus confirming SNSD’s endorsement for Lipton which has been a huge discussion topic among SONEs on various social networking sites.
Two versions of CF were released:
1. The ‘Tea Stage’ version (Background Music: Let It Rain)
Lipton Extra ShotGet the Flash Player to see this player.
2. The ‘Sing!!! Dance! Lipton’ version (Background Music: Mr.Taxi)
Lipton TV CFGet the Flash Player to see this player.
Not enough? Still want more? Well, here’s the making of the ‘Sing!!! Dance! Lipton!’ version and the ‘Tea Stage’ version. Enjoy!!!
Lipton 500 TV CF MakingGet the Flash Player to see this player.
Extra Shot Making FilmGet the Flash Player to see this player.
These CFs are scheduled to be aired from May 27th onwards. SNSD’s Lipton campaign will officially kick off on June 7th and the famous tea brand will be offering plenty of goodies throughout the campaign period.
Credits: f_tkm1 & vivakelley456@Twitter/whxzc, kimbilly & SmoothyEcoS05@YouTube
News about the 1st Japanese album was released on May 16th and we have even seen the trailers. A week after that, today, May 23rd, Nayutawave created a ‘shockwave’ on Twitter with another announcement above via its official Twitter account.
Shoujo Jidai’s album will be finally released next week. There will be more big news to be revealed this week. Please check it out at http://www.girls-generation.jp
Men’s clothing brand, Galaxy recently conducted a survey on successful men in their 40s to determine the leader of girl groups. After 1st generation girl groups such as SES, Fin.K.L, etc, 2nd generation girl group SNSD receives a lot of love from Korean men.
From the result of the survey, the phrase ‘Soshi Sarang (Love)’ had once again being confirmed. More than half of the successful men in their 40s who participated in the survey cast their votes for SNSD. To be exact, 62.7% of them chose SNSD as the leader of all girl groups.
2NE1 in 2nd with 13.3% while Kara who garnered 10.8% came in 3rd. Brown Eyed Girls grabbed the 4th spot with 6%, followed by After School (2.4%) in 5th and Secret in 6th (2.4%).
On MBC ‘Golden Fishery”s part 2 ‘Radio Star’, Sung ShiKyung aired on May 18th, Sung ShiKyung explained how important SNSD are to the soldiers.
Sung ShiKyung said, “They pasted SNSD’s photos in their cabinets. Whenever they have difficulties, they looked at the pictures of YoonA and talked to her (the photos). We thought it was funny and laughed but they were really serious about it. SNSD really gave them a lot of energy”.
SNSD attended the Rachious Fiesta at Hanyang University Amphitheatre on May 17th. At the university festival, the girls performed ‘Gee’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Oh’ and ‘Hoot’.
The girls mentioned that in the midst of their Japanese activities, they flew back to Korea just to attend the university event. Upon hearing that, the crowd gave a loud cheer to show their acknowledgement of the girls’ efforts and sincerity.
SNSD’s performances were very much anticipated and as expected, they garnered tremendous responses from the university students.
Here are some of the fancams of SNSD’s performances from the Rachios Fiesta at Hanyang University.
Run Devil Run, Hoot, Interview and Oh!
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