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The music videos of ‘The Boys’ which were released on YouTube since October 19th have recorded a total of 4.6 million views in just 1 day!
On October 20th (morning), the Korean version of the MV recorded 3.3 million views while the English version was viewed 1.3 million times, bringing the total of the two versions to 4.6 million views. While the teaser videos had accumulatively reached the 10 million views mark, it seems that the rate of increase in views for the full version music videos are much higher.
Released on October 19th, SNSD’s 3rd album ‘The Boys’ dominated all major real-time charts in Korea such as melOn, Bugs!, olleh music, Soribada, Mnet with an ‘all-kill‘. According to Hanteo real-time chart, ‘The Boys’ clocked in sales of about 26,600 copies as of 11pm KST on October 19th. Also within just a day, ‘The Boys’ had also managed to secure within Top 60 on iTunes charts worldwide.
SM Entertainment has finally shed some light on SNSD’s comeback with Taeyeon’s comeback teaser image. Subsequently, other members’ teaser images will be unveiled soon.
SNSD will be making a comeback with their 3rd Korean album of which the title song ‘The Boys’ will be released on October 4th through various music sites in Asia (including Korea) and at the same time, throughout America, Europe, South America, etc via iTunes. On the following day, October 5th, the rest of the songs included in the album will be unveiled, sparking the ‘SNSD Syndrome’ once again.
The ‘Worldwide’ concept was put in place to match SNSD’s reputation which has grown beyond Asia to the whole world. The song and music video of ‘The Boys’, which was composed and arranged by world-known American producer, Teddy Riley, will be released in both Korean and English version. The release of SNSD’s much anticipated 3rd album is expected to spark explosive reaction from music fans throughout the world.
Update 1 (September 27th): Sunny and Hyoyeon’s teaser images revealed
Update 2 (September 28th): Teaser images of Sooyoung, Jessica and Tiffany revealed! Music Bank comeback confirmed!
SNSD will be having their comeback stage on KBS Music Bank on October 7th.
Update 3 (September 29th): Teaser images of Yuri, YoonA and Seohyun revealed!
Update 4 (September 30th): Album Jacket/Tracklist revealed!
Teaser videos will be revealed on October 1st and subsequently, on October 3rd.
Tracklist for SNSD’s 3rd Album ‘The Boys’
01. THE BOYS
03. SAY YES
05. 봄날(HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE)
06. MY J
08. TOP SECRET
09. LAZY GIRL
12. MR.TAXI(KOREAN VER.)
Update 5 (September 30th): Postponement of release + revelation of 1st teaser video!
Earlier today, SM Entertainment has confirmed that the release SNSD’s 3rd album ‘The Boys’ will be postponed. As of now, there is no decision yet as when the album will be released. However, SM Entertainment will make an announcement on the new release date once all details are confirmed. The reason for the postponement is due to the fact that the 3rd album will also be released in the US. In order to strengthen the simultaneous worldwide marketing, rescheduling has to be done.
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment released the first teaser video of ‘The Boys’ at 12am KST on October 1st through SM Town’s official YouTube channel.
Update 6 (October 7th): 2nd teaser video released!
The second image teaser video of ‘The Boys’ was released at 12am KST on October 7th through SM Town’s official YouTube channel, one week after the first was unveiled!
Sooyoung who was involved in a traffic accident in August is now ready and determined to go all out for SNSD’s comeback.
Through a teleconversation with TV Report on September 26th, SM Entertainment stated, “Keeping her conditions in check, Sooyoung is determined to participate in the comeback activities. In the future, we will continue to monitor Sooyoung’s condition during her activities”.
Sooyoung is getting outpatient treatments at the moment to ensure full recovery. She is recovering well from the tailbone fracture injury gradually and has been practicing the choreography of their comeback performance together with other members, while making sure that she does not overwork herself in the process.
SM Entertainment stated, “Sooyoung too monitors her condition and she is now back in practice. In order to present the best performance, they are striving hard in practice up to the moment before their comeback”.
Shim JaeWon who was a member of Black Beat and currently a choreographer in SM Entertainment tweeted about SNSD’s comeback.
On September 23rd at around 1am KST, through his personal Twitter account, Shim JaeWon tweeted, “The kids wanted to send this message. Coming Soon! Let’s go! Sosi! Let’s go!”, accompanied by photos.
In one of the photos,the girls raised their arms with various hand gestures. Using their fingers, the girls made signs such as ‘peace (v)’, ‘love (heart)’ and ‘good (thumbs up)’. Although various hand gestures were shown, their faces were not revealed.
According to some media reports, SNSD will release their 3rd Korean album come this September and their promotional activities in Korea will follow suit.
A sensation in both Korea and Japan, SNSD have been secretly recording their 3rd album and it was reported by some of the Korean media that their domestic activities will kick off in September.
According to a broadcasting representative, “While there were talks about SNSD’s domestic activities in Fall, I believe it has been determined to be some time in September. Since they are in the midst of recording now, the date of release might be delayed 1 or 2 weeks, subject to the progress of the album recording”.
Along with Soshi’s comeback news, fans are expected to be more excited with this release, which is neither a mini album nor a digital single but a full studio album. 1 year and 8 months after the release of 2nd Album ‘Oh!’ in January last year, there is high anticipation for a more matured appearance from the girls.
Although little by little, the indications of when the album will be released is starting to unveil, the main concept of the album is believed to be classified even within SM Entertainment as well.
A SM Entertainment representative said, “SNSD are now having recording sessions and the possibility of comeback for the new album is big.”
Despite some media reporting SNSD’s Korean comeback to be in September, the SM Entertainment representative clarified that SNSD’s comeback and album release date, as well as their concepts, etc have not been confirmed.
Once SNSD’s comeback date is determined, there will be an ‘avoid confrontation with SNSD’ climate surrounding the music industry. In fact, because of the girls’ comeback, a music agency had actually postponed one of its singers’ comeback from September to October in order to avoid direct confrontation with SNSD.
A music industry representative said, “Since it is obvious that all the attention and interest would go to SNSD, it’s meaningless to confront them. Furthermore, since SNSD are going to release a full studio album, SNSD will most probably top various music charts”.
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