On April 24th, SM Entertainment confirmed that Girls’ Generation’s Sunny will star in musical ‘Singin’ in the Rain’.
The musical will also feature Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, EXO’s Baekhyun and more.
Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the original musical started in 1983 by West End production in London. The Korean rendition of the musical will run from June 5th to August 3rd at the Chungmu Art Hall in Jung-gu, Seoul.
Sunny has previously participated in the ‘Catch Me If You Can’ musical performances from 2012 to 2013.
August 5th, 2014 will mark an incredible seven-year journey for not only Girls’ Generations but also for the fans, who were with them, regardless of when you have become part of those who will always stand strong besides the girls.
In conjunction with the upcoming Girls’ Generation’s 7th anniversary, a group of SONEs from across multiple countries, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and more, have come together to organize a donation drive for a charity cause that is closely related to the girls.
Throughout the years, the girls have been rained upon with love and gifts from fans everywhere. This year, we would like to call upon your kindness and your charitable hearts to channel some of these money into donations out of goodwill and love for a good cause.
I believe most SONEs are familiar with the organization Korea Retinitis Pigmentosa Society (KRPS), not only because the girls’ were ambassadors for it. Sooyoung’s father is the chairperson of KRPS, who is also unfortunately a victim of this ailment.
KRPS is a charity organization that works to provide retinitis pigmentosa patients with updated medical information, to help and console patients about the disease and to slow its progression. Its assistance range from educating the patients about the disease to funding for medical researches for this field of disease.
In a recent interview in SBS’s ‘Healing Camp’, Sooyoung’s dad wrote a touching letter to his daughter and the rest of the girls. Part of the letter mentioned the help from the girls and SONEs to KRPS.
“To my loving daughter Sooyoung and my 9 pretty daughters,
… I want to share good news with you today. Through the support of your members and the donations of fans overseas, we were able to form a team to help treat blind patients in Korea. To my daughters, be the light and hope to shine onto darkness and ones to pour endlessly to those who aren’t fortunate as Healing Generation. Let’s keep going forever.”
While it is not wrong to send the girls gifts of love from your heart, it would be very meaningful for us to donate to charity to help the less fortunate. If you think that the girls have in one way or another brought light and hope into your lives as they did for mine, let’s do our parts and try to bring this sense of light and hope forward into others’ lives.
A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated because everything counts when it comes to charity. Check out the website for the 7th anniversary donation for details for your respective countries.
Donors are entitled to send in a message for a message book to Girls’ Generation, which will be created and handed to the girls. Do send us your messages of encouragement and love!
Thank you in advance for any contributions. Please do send us any questions that you have at email@example.com, tweet us at SNSD7th@twitter or check out the website for more information.
As promised by SM Entertainment, the dance practice video of ‘Mr.Mr.’ was finally released after the view counts of Girls’ Generation’s ‘Mr.Mr.’ music video exceeded 15 million!
The dance practice video shows the girls practising their choreography for their latest hit single ‘Mr.Mr.’ in casual attire, which didn’t diminish their charms in the very least!
The girls have successfully concluded their round of promotions for latest mini album ‘Mr.Mr.’ with a total of nine wins on the weekly music shows. Fans can look forward to the girls’ new Japan concert tour soon!
Congratulations for the wins and thank you for the hard work girls! We are proud of you
After endless waiting and numerous teasers, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Mr.Mr.’ mini album was finally released in stores on February 27th. And one day later, on a special leap day, the music video was finally released as a surprise on February 28th!
Check out the music video for ‘Mr.Mr.’ here!
Besides the music video, fans were also treated to a new series of black and white teaser photos where the girls donned a more masculine and chic concept, much to the joy of fans.
Girls’ Generation (also known as Shoujo Jidai in Japan) are once again given recognition in the 28th Japan Gold Disc Awards this year. The girls brought home two out of three ‘Best 3 Albums (Asia)’ awards with their albums ‘Girls’ Generation II ~ Girls & Peace ~’ and ‘Love & Peace’, alongside their SM Entertainment labelmates TVXQ’s ‘TIME’.
The Japan Gold Disc Award is one of the major annual music awards in Japan, held by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) yearly since 1987, in recognition of the music sales and outstanding artists in the country.
Ever since their debut in Japan, Girls’ Generation has won numerous awards from this annual music awards including the ‘New Artists of The Year Award‘ and the ‘Best 5 New Artists Award‘ in the 25th Gold Disc Award in 2011, ‘Album of the Year Award (Asia)’ and ‘Best 3 Albums Award (Asia)’ for their first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ in 2012. In 2013, they walked away with the ‘Song of the Year By Download Award (Asia)’ with ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘Best Music Video Award (Asia)’ with their ‘Japan First Tour Girls’ Generation’.
After what felt like a very, very long time since ‘I Got A Boy’ in 2013, Girls’ Generation has announced their upcoming comeback!
On February 11th, fans were treated to a very huge and pleasant surprise with the sudden release of Girls’ Generation’s teaser of new title song ‘Mr.Mr.’ from their new mini album!
The song ‘Mr.Mr.’ will be released online on major music sites in a little more than a week to go on February 19th while the physical albums will go on sale on February 24th.
According to SM Entertainment, Girls’ Generation’s comeback will showcase the girls’ transformation that only they can show and it will be a classy, mysterious girl concept. Right after the teaser was released, Girls’ Generation shot to the top of most real-time search engines including Naver, Nate and Daum.
While waiting for more details on the upcoming mini album, check out the ‘Mr.Mr.’ image teaser below!
Shortly, after the release of the teaser, Seohyun also tweeted a photo of herself in presumably the new ‘Mr.Mr’ outfit, adding to the anticipation of fans.
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Update 1: Taeyeon, Seohyun and Yoona teaser images released!
As the countdown continues for Girls’ Generation’s comeback, more details are revealed everyday and fans were presented with teaser images of three members today, including Taeyeon, Seohyun and Yoona!
Meanwhile, it was also revealed that Girls’ Generation will be making their comeback stages, starting from M! Countdown on February 20th, after the release of their title track ‘Mr.Mr.’ online on February 19th. They will go on to make their comeback stages on the other music programs over the same weekend.
‘Mr.Mr’ is said to be a dance track with an R&B sound and it is produced by renowned producer team The Underdogs, who has worked with big names like Beyonce, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and more.
Stay tune for more updates on the mini album!
Update 2: All members’ image teasers for ‘Mr.Mr.’ released!
As promised, the image teasers of the other six members were released consecutively in two days following the first. Check out the image teasers of Sunny, Hyoyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, Yuri and Sooyoung!
Surprise, surprise! Girls’ Generation’s ‘Mr.Mr.’ mini album dropped on iTunes today!
Fans were treated to a pleasant surprise with the sudden release of the mini album on iTunes today without any prior announcements!
The mini album consists of the title track ‘Mr.Mr.’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘유로파 Europa’, ‘Wait a Minute’, ‘백허그 Back Hug’ and ‘Soul’, which is the Korean version of their Chinese song ‘Find Your Soul’ released for their endorsement of a Chinese online game.
Update 4: ‘Mr.Mr’ to be released online on February 24th, physical album to hit stores on 27th!
Girls’ Generation’s comeback mini album ‘Mr.Mr’ will be available online via major music websites at 5pm KST today! A cover image for the album was also released but no official release date or time for the music video has been given yet.
Meanwhile, the physical albums will go on sale in stores, starting February 27th!
The girls will also have their first comeback stage on M!Countdown on March 6th.
Are you excited to see Girls’ Generation’s comeback?
While some of us are busy with Lunar New Year and the upcoming Valentine’s Day, another special day has crept up to us and it is a day to be celebrated with much joy and happiness. February 10th, a special someone’s birthday and that special someone is no other than our dear and beloved Sooyoung.
Sooyoung, what are the first thoughts that come to mind when you think of her?
Her bright and cheerful personality? The light-up-your-day smile? Or that towering height and supermodel proportions?
To me, it is her heart of gold. Despite having packed schedules as a member of Korea’s top girl group Girls’ Generation, Sooyoung always found time to give back to society. Be it the ongoing Korea Retinitis Pigmentosa Society or the UNICEF Korea’s Santa Campaign last year, Sooyoung always had it in her heart to help others.
Besides the charities, she is always very thoughtful and caring too. She never forgot to thank fans for their support and also for every award they win. One way or another, she will thank the fans and her loved ones.
Her thoughtfulness extended further than just awards and charities. She always made sure to send her best wishes during major occasions like Chuseok or even taking the time to wish students good luck for their major examinations.
2013 was also a meaningful year for Actress Sooyoung. For the first time, she played the female lead of a drama for ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano’. It was a captivating and fun drama; Sooyoung’s acting was so natural for her character and it was really endearing to watch her having fun in her role.
Other than her drama, Sooyoung was also active as an emcee. She was one of the co-hosts for the long-running SBS Midnight TV Entertainment. of which she also received recognition for at the SBS Entertainment Awards where she received the ‘MC Newcomer Award’. Besides that, Sooyoung also took up the MC roles for various big events such as the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and the 2013 Women’s Film Festival.
With her model-like proportions and height, it was no wonder that Sooyoung frequently chosen for magazine photo shoots as well as fashion events including that of big brands like Burberry. Her impeccable fashion sense was also acknowledge at the 2013 Style Icon Awards where she received the ‘Best K-Style Award’.
2013 was a good year for Sooyoung and hopefully 2014 will be a better one especially since it kicked off with her good news in the beginning of the year. As always, we as fans, would like to wish Sooyoung a happy birthday!
Have a happy and healthy year ahead. Stay true to who you are, food lover, prankster and all, and we will wish for your happiness always.
Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!
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The 28th Golden Disk Awards was held at the Grand Peace Palace at Kyung Hee University on 16th January 2014 and Girls’ Generation walked away with two awards, namely the ‘Digital Popularity Award’ and the ‘Golden Disk Bonsang’!
Meanwhile, Taeyeon and Tiffany were the emcees for the second half of the show along with Oh Sangjin. They received the ‘Digital Popularity Award’ during the first half before starting their emcee duties.
Girls’ Generation were announced one of the winners of the ‘Golden Disk Bonsang’ during the second half and it was a big surprise when two other members Yuri and Sooyoung appeared to receive the award!
Check out their acceptance speech as well as the girls’ cute interactions on stage.
Besides that, their juniors f(x) also performed Girls’ Generation’s hit song ‘The Boys’ during the Golden Disk Awards.
Girls’ Generation has won several major awards from the Golden Disk Awards, including the Daesang hat-trick from 2009, 2010 and 2011 where they won the Digital Daesang for ‘Gee’ in 2009, Disk Daesang with ‘Oh!’ in 2010 and Digital Daesang for ‘The Boys’ in 2012.