Girls’ Generation is back with another single to dominate the Japanese music industry again this summer. Exactly 1 year and 2 months after the release of their 3rd Japanese single ‘Mr.Taxi’ (released on April 27th, 2011), Girls’ Generation’s 4th Japanese single ‘Paparazzi’ is set to be unveiled on June 27th, 2012. Just hours after the announcement of the single’s release, the PV teaser was revealed through SMTOWN’s official YouTube channel.
Earlier this month during an interview with JoongAng Daily, Tiffany described the new single ‘Paparazzi’ as a fast-beat dance song that has the most difficult choreography in history. The production team of the single includes Grammy Award winner Miles Walker (mixing) and world-renowned Sterling Sound’s Tom Coyne (mastering).
In the teaser PV revealed, Girls’ Generation members appeared as top stars who are getting all the attention with bodyguards accompanying them as they made their way to a theater. Also, through the teaser, one could clearly hear the repeated verse of ‘ooh la la la~’. Another aspect that strikes the attention of the viewers is the members’ fashionable appearance in beige-colored trench coats in front of a broadway theater.
There will be a total of 5 versions of music videos and soon, you will get to see these awesome music videos on Facebook!
The single comes in 3 editions:
1. First Press Special Limited Edition (CD+DVD) Jacket Type A
Price: 1920 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: CD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental), DVD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Music Video + Close-up version)
Items included: 2 (Type A and B) newspaper-size photo booklets + Poster (Type A – First Press only) + Photos of MV shooting & Members’ Q&A .
*Note: Type A – GIRLS’ GENERATION’ PAPARAZZI “SPECIAL ISSUE”, Type B – GIRLS’ GENERATION’ PAPARAZZI “BEHIND THE SCENES”
2. Regular Edition (CD + DVD) Type A, Jacket Type B
Price: 1590 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: CD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental), DVD – ‘Paparazzi’ (MV)
Items included: Poster (Type B)
3. Regular Edition (CD) Type B, Jacket Type B
Price: 1100 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental)
UPDATE 1: Music Videos of Paparazzi released, recorded about 2 million views in less than 2 days
At midnight of June 15th, two versions (Full Version and Dance Edit) of ‘Paparazzi’ music video were released through SM Town official YouTube channel. In just less than two days, the full version of the ‘Paparazzi’ MV recorded more than 1.6 million views while the dance version has about 850,000 views on YouTube.
The girls are scheduled to appear on TV Asahi’s ‘Music Station’ on June 22nd along with Linkin Park, KAT-TUN, etc.
Credit: SMTOWN@YouTube/Mst_com@Twitter (Music Station Twitter account)
UPDATE 2: ‘Paparazzi’ topped iTunes Japan Chart
Just hours after its official release, Girls’ Generation have shown their domination once again by taking the no.1 spot on iTunes Japan’s ‘Top Charts’.
Rola’s debut album ‘Memories’ came in 2nd while Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z took the no.3 spot. American singer, Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ was also among the top 10 songs in the chart.
Credit: iTunes Japan
UPDATE 3: ‘Paparazzi’ ranked 2nd on Oricon Daily Singles Chart
On June 27th, based on the data released by Oricon, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Paparazzi’ has recorded sales of 42,525 copies, placing the girls’ 4th Japanese Single in the no.2 spot behind KAT-TUN’s ‘To The Limit’ which sold more than 60,000 copies on day 1. Both singles were officially released on June 27th.
In comparison to the girls’ 3rd Japanese Single ‘Mr.Taxi/Run Devil Run’ which was released in April 2011, ‘Paparazzi’ ended its first day of sales by about 2,000 copies more. However, both singles finished 2nd on day 1.
UPDATE 4: ‘Paparazzi’ ranked 2nd on Oricon Weekly Singles Chart
According to Oricon on July 5th, ‘Paparazzi’ recorded sales of 92,526 copies for the week June 25th to July 1st, which places the 4th single in the 2nd spot on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart behind KAT-TUN’s ‘To The Limit’ which sold 156,351 copies in the same week.