Archive for January 31, 2012

Taeyeon and Seohyun to join Tiffany as MCs of ‘Show! Music Core’!

January 31, 2012

The new MCs to host ‘Show! Music Core’ alongside Tiffany has been revealed! TaeYeon, Tiffany and SeoHyun will be the new combo of MCs for MBC’s weekly music programmed ‘Show! Music Core’.

Park SeokWon PD of ‘Music Core’ revealed through a phone interview with TV Report on January 31st, “With Yuri leaving as a MC, TaeYeon and SeoHyun will be joining as the new MCs. With the current MC Tiffany, this will be a new system with three MCs hosting the show.”

This will not be the first time TaeYeon and SeoHyun took up the roles of MCs for ‘Music Core’. In the past, we have seen the two members alongside Tiffany and Yuri during ‘Music Core’ special shows, which allowed them to be recognized as capable MCs.

Park PD also added, “Taeyeon and Seohyun will not just be on the show as temporary MCs, but will serve as official ‘Music Core’ main MCs starting from this week.”

Meanwhile, this coming March, Yuri will show herself as an actress in the upcoming SBS TV drama ‘Fashion King’.

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J.Estina releases new group photo for Spring 2012

January 31, 2012

J.Estina has been gathering a lot of attention as they released the first group photo of Girls’ Generation for the spring collection of 2012.

In this photoshoot for the advertisement, the members of Girls’ Generation portrayed an elegant and luxurious modern princess-like look with peach as the ‘in-trend color’ for the 2012 Spring Season. The girls were fitted with lovely one-piece dresses, as well as a blouse and shorts of a soft color of ivory.

The special edition bags that were used and advertised in the 2012 Spring Season by Girls’ Generation will also soon be released.

The bags advertised by Girls’ Generation are from the J.Estina signature line, ‘Angelica Line’. The birth of the products such as the sequined bags that reflect light depending on the direction of the sequins itself were inspired by the glitter and sparkle that came from the J.Estina trademark, the tiara.

The ‘Angelica mini shoulder bag’ was already shown through the special Girls’ Generation Christmas advertisement and also gained attention as Taeyeon was seen wearing it at the airport. The J.Estina backpacks were also worn by a lot of celebrities, such as Nichkhun, Park HanByul and Seo HyoLim.

The ‘Angelica easy bag’ worn by Sooyoung and Yoona gained a lot of attention as a member from the same group, Seohyun, wore it as an ‘Airport Fashion’ accessory.

Available in three different colors: gold, gray and multi, customers will be able to make their purchases from leading J.Estina stores starting from February.


Actor Choi Minsik shows affection for Girls’ Generation

January 31, 2012

Actor Choi Minsik, who participated in the actors’ special episode of ‘Healing Camp, Aren’t You Happy’ aired on January 30th, expressed his exceptional affection for Girls’ Generation.

In contrast with his powerful and charismatic acting, Choi Minsik talked with his colloquial and delightful manners on the episode.

In the ‘Choose One From Two Speed Quiz’ segment, Choi Minsik chose Girls’ Generation over actress Han Hyejin, even though Han HyeJin was present. Upon hearing Choi Minsik’s decision, Han Hyejin asked him for the reason for the choice.

Choi Minsik replied, “Girls’ Generation seems to be very healthy. When I see the nine girls, it makes me feel healthy as well.” Hearing his response, Han Hyejin replied, “I am healthy too!” However, Choi MinShik showed his unchanging affection by replying, “I also like the fact that Girls’ Generation comes out as a group.”

When he was asked the question, “Is there any particular song by Girls’ Generation that you like?”, Choi Minsik answered ‘Tell Me Your Wish’. He then added, “When the girls asked us to tell our wishes as they danced, I often answered, ‘My wish is…. how are you going to grant it?’” causing the MCs to laugh.

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French magazine pens Girls’ Generation’s world conquest

January 31, 2012

Girls’ Generation are receiving huge attention in France.

On French music magazine, Musique Info’s ‘Midem 2012 Special Edition’, an article with the title ‘Girls’ Generation Taking On The World’ was published.

In the article, Music Info stated, “Girls’ Generation and Kpop, which is widely known in Asia and the rest of the world, are beginning to receive recognition.” Also, the article reported on the girls’ participation in the ‘SM Town Live’ concert, which took place in Paris (June 2011), as well as the New York-leg of the concert in Madison Square Garden (October 2011).

In addition to that, according to the article, David Assogba, Chief of Project Marketing for Polydor France (a record label under Universal Music Group responsible for the distribution of Girls’ Generation’s ‘The Boys’ albums in Europe) expressed his confidence in the girls by stating, “Girls’ Generation is a world-class group.”

The schedule of Girls’ Generation’s album sales in France was also revealed in the magazine. The Korean version of Girls’ Generation’s 3rd album ‘The Boys’, which will be released for the first time in France will make its way to the market in January/February while the English version, which involves the participation of famous producers, Teddy Riley and Polow Da Don will be available in June this year.


The touching words and message from Taeyeon’s loving brother

January 30, 2012

A message left by Taeyeon’s brother, Kim JiWoong, is a hot issue right now.

On January 28th, a post titled “Taeyeon’s sweet brother” has been posted on community sites and has attracted a lot of attention.

The netizen, who posted on the site, came across some information about Taeyeon’s brother while searching about various things about Taeyeon. Also, his compilation of Taeyeon’s brother’s photos has attracted many other netizens’ attention.

In the photos posted, Taeyeon’s brother showed fashion sense and posed as well as any celebrity. He also seemed very caring toward Taeyeon in some photos.

Furthermore, there was a message known to be sent from him to Taeyeon. It started as such, “There is one thing that people are sadly misunderstanding.”

He continued, “I have nothing that I wish from you. Since I was a middle school student, you have already been an ahjumma. So, your thoughts were already like an elder sister and you made good decisions.”

He also showed his belief and trust in Taeyeon by stating, ” Even if you are far away from us, your constantly proper mindset has always made me bow to you.”

He also added words like, “My faith in you is 200%” and “Your family is always watching your back” to show his love towards his sister.

On the other hand, Taeyeon and the rest of Girls’ Generation has departed from Korea for New York City today to attend several famous television talkshow as part of the promotions for their US release.

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9 girls bound for New York to wow the world!

January 30, 2012

Girls’ Generation have departed for New York at 10am KST on January 30th to attend America’s popular talk shows CBS’ ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ on January 31st and ABC’s ‘Live! with Kelly’ on February 1st. On these shows, the girls will also be performing ‘The Boys’.

A representative of SM Entertainment said, “Girls’ Generation have been busy with their individual schedules but they practiced in between their schedules to deliver perfect performances in US. After the broadcast, they will have media interview sessions and it seems that they will only be back in Korea after February 2nd”.

Although Girls’ Generation barely have any promotional activities in United States so far, the fact that the girls received such ‘love call’ soon after the release of the special album has attracted huge attention.

In addition to that, as Girls’ Generation will also be the first Korean artists to step on the stages of America’s main talk shows, fans in Korea and other parts of the world have shown great interest and anticipation towards their appearances on these popular shows.


Sunny to kick off musical debut in ‘Catch Me If You Can’!

January 29, 2012

2012 has barely started but most of the girls in Girls’ Generation are already showcasing and developing their solo activities, with variety shows, dramas and musicals. The next member to challenge musicals after Taeyeon, Jessica and Tiffany, is none other than the cute and lovable Sunny!

Sunny is slated for the Korean version of the Broadway musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’, alongside SHINee’s Key, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and CSJH’s Dana. Sunny will be one of the actresses playing the character of Brenda Strong, along with Dana and others while Key, Kyuhyun and other actors will play the role of Frank Abagnale, Jr.

The musical is an adaption of the hit movie in 2002 starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which was based on the autobiography of Frank Abagnale, Jr, a con artist, who was constantly chased by FBI agent Carl Hanratty. He falls in love with a nurse, Brenda Strong, when he lied and pretended to be a doctor but eventually, he admits the truth to her.

Sunny’s character, Brenda, will appear in the second half of the musical when Frank goes to the hospital and pretended to be a doctor. The first song in the second half of the musical is ‘Doctor’s Orders’ and Frank will fall in love with Brenda shortly after; interesting and fun scenes between the two are expected in the act.

Brenda will be involved in the following songs of the musical; ‘Doctor’s Orders’, ‘Seven Wonders’ featuring Frank and Brenda, ‘(Our) Family Tree’ featuring Carol, Roger, Brenda, Frank and Strong Family Singers, and finally ‘Fly, Fly Away’ will be Sunny’s solo song.

Check out the trailer of the musical!

The musical will be held at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall from March 28th until June 10th, 2012. The musical will be performed at 4pm and 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3pm and 7pm on Sundays.

Ticketing information as follows:

Early Ticket purchase discount period:
February 7 – 13
Tuesday – Friday
Morning/Afternoon = 20% off
Every weeknight (Evening purchases) = 10% off
Weekend = 10%

February 4 – 5
Only available to M-Musical Gold Membership holders

Ticket Price:
Tuesday – Thursday + Friday Afternoon (4pm) Performances:
First Class 120,000won
Business Class 100,000won
Economy Class 60,000won

Friday Evening Performance (8pm) + Sunday:
First Class 130,000won
Business Class 110,000won
Economy Class 70,000won

Ticket Purchases:
Available from February 7th, 2pm


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Impressive debut for Girls’ Generation’s ‘The Boys’ on US Billboard charts

January 29, 2012

Girls’ Generation’s special album which was released on January 17th in United States, Canada, France, England and various countries in American and European continents made its debut on US Billboard charts.

The special album which consists of ‘The Boys’ and the songs in the 3rd album as well as the English remix versions, debuted at no.22 on Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers Albums’ chart ending February 4th.

Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers Albums’ chart (50 positions) is ranked based on Nielsen SoundScan sales data and it charts albums from ‘new or developing artists’ based on their historical chart performance. Being listed in the chart, it is a recognition that the girls have the potential to be successful among many new artists in the US market.

Besides the ‘Heatseekers Albums’ chart, ‘The Boys’ had also made it to the no.2 spot on the ‘World Albums’ chart. Although the girls have not officially kick off their promotional activities in the United States, this is a meaningful and impressive result against other musicians around the world who are carrying out their activities in America.

On January 31st, Girls’ Generation will be appearing on CBS talk show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and on February 1st, the girls are scheduled to appear on ABC’s popular morning show ‘Live! with Kelly’. Their appearances on these two talk shows are becoming hot topics among all the fans around the world.


Jessica reunited with her pre-debut vocal trainer, Kim JoHan

January 28, 2012

Jessica met up with her pre-debut vocal trainer, Kim JoHan once again.

During the recording of JTBC’s ‘Girls’ Generation and Dangerous Boys’ which will be aired on January 29th, Girls’ Generation carried out the outdoor classes prepared for their mentees.

For the sake of her student, Goo JiSoo who aspires to be a singer, Jessica had arranged a meeting with Kim JoHan to conduct a vocal test for JiSoo. As soon as Jessica met Kim JoHan, she gave her teacher a warm hug, showing their close friendship and expressing her pleasure to see him once again. Jessica then introduced Kim JoHan, who was also Taeyeon’s vocal trainer, to JiSoo.

In front of Kim JoHan, JiSoo performed Lee Juk’s ‘I’m So Fortunate’ and received some comments and tips from the talented singer. Judging by JiSoo’s singing ability, Kim JoHan believes that JiSoo has the potential to be a singer.

To determine JiSoo’s vocal range, a vocalization test was conducted. As the test progressed, JiSoo who could not hit the high note stopped abruptly. Jessica then encouraged JiSoo by saying, “Do not stop at this part. At first, I could not do it too but as I practiced continously, I managed to hit the high notes,” sharing her experiences like a senior to a junior artist.

In addition to that, Jessica also showed her firm singing ability and her unique charm by performing the OST of ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Part of Your World’ in the presence of JiSoo and Kim JoHan.

Besides Jessica, Sunny had also arranged a meeting with Dynamic Duo for her mentee, Kim SungHwan who wants to be a hip-hop musician. Seohyun, on the other hand, took Kim HoiHoon who has no ambition to a special place for various meaningful outdoor class activities.