On October 29th, SNSD will be making a comeback on KBS 2TV “Music Bank as a kick-off to their activities for 3rd mini album “Hoot” which was officially released on October 27th. After the live broadcast of “Music Bank”, the girls will be heading to SBS for the Grand Bell Film Awards. After that, the girls will be making their comebacks on MBC “Show! Music Core” on October 30th and SBS “Inkigayo” the following day.
On October 30th, SNSD will be performing “Hoot” and “Best Friend” at MBC “Show! Music Core”. For SBS “Inkigayo” on October 31st, the girls will be performing “Mistake”, the song written by Yuri (Korean lyrics).
On OCtober 28th, the MV for “Hut” was revealed. In the MV, the girls appeared in hot pants, gold jumpsuits and boots which have garnered much attention among fans. The girls did the shooting-boyfriend-with-arrow dance at the chorus and there are also some resemblance to their previous hit songs in terms of dance moves, particularly “Gee” and “Run Devil Run”.
The girls have achieved great achievement for “Gee” in Japan as soon as it was released, an early indication of the possibility that the success of “Gee” in Korea back in 2009 would be emulated in Japan. On “Music Bank” last year, “Gee” captured the #1 spot for 9 weeks in a row. On “Inkigayo”, the girls won three Mutizens where “Gee” took the #1 spot for 3 weeks in a row.
In Japan, “Gee” captured #1 spot on Oricon Daily Singles Chart and conquered the weekly chart on mobile sites. In Korea, SNSD are beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labor as “Hoot” has already captured the #1 spot on domestic mobile charts and various online real-time music charts, just hour after the release of the song on October 25th. In addition to that, a total of 150,000 copies of the new mini album were pre-ordered, online and offline.
In view of SNSD’s domination in Korea and Japan, SNSD are on their way to be Asia’s top girl group.