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On December 20th, through the official Girls’ Generation and SMTown Twitter accounts, a mysterious teaser image with the caption ’2012.12.21. 10AM’ was posted, revealing what is believed to be the date and time of the release of Girls’ Generation’s new song and the anticipation of fans intensified.
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment said, “As Girls’ Generation is busy preparing for their activities next year, they will not be able to participate in the award ceremonies and music festivals at the end of this year. Final preparation for the upcoming album is being carried out.”
This year, Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun released ‘Twinkle’ as a unit group ‘Girls’ Generation – TTS’ and have been receiving a lot of love but it seems rather impossible to see them at this year’s award ceremonies due to their comeback preparations.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation are planning to officially venture into the US market next year. SM USA and Interscope Records are currently making preparations for Girls’ Generations’ activities in the US.
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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.
Recently a video entitled ‘SNSD’s 3rd Album Demo Song Leaked’ emerged on YouTube. The demo song mentioned is none other than ‘HikkUp’ composed by Andrew Jackson and it was registered in SNSD’s list of songs with the Korea Music Copyright Association. The demo song was discovered by fans from Andrew Jackson’s MySpace site.
In response to this, SM Entertainment clarified, “This song will not be included in SNSD’s upcoming domestic album and it is not confirmed whether there is a plan to release it in the future”.
Upon the request of SM Entertainment, the video has been removed from YouTube. Due to growing anticipation and interest about SNSD’s upcoming comeback, of which the details have not been confirmed, fans have been looking and searching for information about overseas composers through Social Networking Services (SNS).
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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Heartwarming scenes were captured as SNSD went to support Super Junior for their Music Core comeback.
On the 6th of August, Super Junior’s Kim Hee Chul posted on his own twitter account, “Thanks to SNSD dongsaengs who came to support us at Music Core. Right now it’s Girls’ Generation! We are Super Junior!”
Super Junior’s Ye Sung also said, “Our Soshi dongsaengs who came to support us. Our pretties who are so faithful (to friends)~ Thanks!”, as he revealed images of SNSD who went to support them on Music Core.
In the picture, Super Junior’s HeeChul, YeSung, KyuHyun, Lee Teuk and SNSD’s Taeyeon, Sunny, Seohyun and Tiffany stood together with their poses, showing their close relationships.
Besides SNSD, singer Defconn also went to support them, as he made the comment, “When I finished watching their entire performance just now, I greeted the PD and came out. I then congratulated them on their comeback saying, ‘Well done! You all were great! You’re Supermen!’ ”. Song writer Joo Young-Hoon, too, supported them by saying “I just downloaded the entire Super Junior new album, Hyung is a nice person, right?”.
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SNSD picked as the idol whose comeback is the most anticipated.
Recently, SNSD, whose popularity transcends beyond Asia and is widely spreading into other continents like Europe and South America topped a survey conducted by an online music site, Monkey3 entitled ‘Which idol group’s comeback is anticipated?’. The survey was conducted from April 28th to May 4th involving a total of 530 participants.
Out of that total, SNSD received 36% (252 votes) to secure the no.1 spot. 2NE1 came in 2nd with 19% (132 votes), followed by 2PM in 3rd with 17% (117 votes), Beast in 4th with 15% (103 votes), miss A in 5th with 8% (54 votes) and 2AM in 6th with 7% (46 votes).
SNSD’s impressive success on the Oricon charts with 3rd Japanese Single ‘Mr.Taxi/Run Devil Run’ is an indication that the girls’ popularity is on the rise. Commentors of the site stated, “Hopefully the day I get to see them on stage in Korea will come very soon”.
SNSD will be making their Korean comeback in the second half of the year.
According music industry specialists on April 13th, SNSD might be making their appearance on the Korean music scene again as early as September 2011 with the release of an album containing new songs. Currently, the girls are already in the process of recording the new songs for the album.
Since SNSD released 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot’ in October 2010, the possibility of SNSD releasing another album in the space of a year is great. Each of SNSD’s releases seem to create different kinds of syndromes among fans and the news about the possibility of release is hot enough to get fans excited.
Regarding this matter, SM Entertainment’s representative cautiously said, “SNSD’s comeback to domestic stage in the second half of the year is likely. However, whether it is yet to be decided if the comeback date will be in the month of September”.
Before their Korean comeback, SNSD will be busy with their Japanese activities from May to July. SNSD will be releasing their new Japanese single, ‘Mr.Taxi’ on the 27th this month, followed by the scheduled 4-city tour concerts in May.