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After the United States, the girls will be making their presence felt in the French music market as well.
The sales of SNSD’s albums will be placed under the scope of France’s biggest record label, Polydor France. On October 19th, Polydor France announced via their official Twitter account that SNSD have joined the record label. Polydor France and SNSD’s American record label, Interscope Records are both owned by Universal Music Group.
Through the SM Town concert in Paris in June this year, the possibility of entering the European market has greatly increased. The agreement sealed with Polydor France is the stepping stone towards the release of SNSD’s music into the European market.
Also, with the release of the maxi single ‘The Boys’ under Interscope Records in November, SNSD will be officially making an entrance into the American music market.
KBS 2TV’s music programme “Music Bank” will be spreading the Korean Wave fever to the US, China and Europe through its World Tour.
KBS entertainment director Jeon JinGuk revealed, “We are preparing for Music Bank World Tour” when he met the reporters at Yeoio-do in Seoul on the 27th of July.
According to Director Jeon JinGuk, KBS will be bringing its large-scale K-pop concert to New York (October 2011), China (November 2011), Vietnam and Europe (in 2011).
He also said, “The concert in China will be an extended version of the Korea-China Song Festival. The timing for a concert in Vietnam will be just right as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of Korea-Vietnam Diplomatic Ties and therefore, we will have a big Korean Wave concert in Ho Chi Minh City.”
He added, “KBS is also having further discussions with the European organizers on the concert, where popularity of Korean celebrities is raising rapidly.”
On the other hand, ‘Music Bank’ is expanding towards being the representative of all music programmes in Korea with more than 70 countries broadcasting the programme simultaneously. Recently, ‘Music Bank in Tokyo: Kpop Festival’ was held in Tokyo Dome, Japan and the successful huge-scale concert attracted about 43,000 fans.
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SBS ‘One Night’s TV Entertainment’ aired on June 16th mentioned about ‘SM Town Live World Tour’ in Paris which was held on June 10th and 11th.
An uncle fan in Paris apparently caught the attention of the production staff who were filming the footages of the concert for the show. SNSD also talked about the memorable times they had in Paris. The girls said, “While we were sightseeing in the city, we met some fans by chance. The fans enthusiastically danced ‘Gee’ in front of us”.
In reply to the question of who among the girls, is the most popular in Europe, the girls replied, “It seems that Hyoyeon is very popular here”.
The popularity of SNSD reached the ears of Billboard.com‘s writers.
On December 3rd, Billboard.com published an article entitled, ‘Korea’s Girls’ Generation/SNSD Ready To Storm Japan’, highlighting mostly SNSD’s success in Japan.
In the article Billboard.com mentioned, “The Japanese music market may be increasingly resistant to international repertoire, but that isn’t stopping Girls’ Generation. The Korean girl group is hoping to turn huge YouTube buzz into sales in Japan and other international markets”.
At the end of the article, Billboard.com also mentioned about SNSD’s upcoming plans which includes the prospect of targetting Europe in 2011.
Girls’ Generation’s first Japanese-language album is due in the spring, and the group may target Europe later in 2011. There aren’t yet any plans for a North American release.
In addition to that, MBC News which was aired earlier today covered the Korean Wave in France. Based on these hints, is it true that Soshi is going to Europe next year? For now, we can only wait as we gather more hints coming our way.