Posts Tagged ‘Hut’

What are the girls up to lately?

March 28, 2011

Although SNSD’s ‘Hoot’ promotional activities ended months ago, SNSD are still busy with their schedules, especially due to a series of CF activities within Korea.

A representative of SM Entertainment said, “This year, SNSD have been chosen as models for various CF namely Intel, Woongjin Coway’s WaterPurifier, Vita500, etc. Even nowadays, they are still actively doing CF-related activities. After the release of SNSD’s 3rd Japanese Single, ‘Mr.Taxi’ on April 13th,they will be preparing for related promotional activities of the single. In the future, there are also plans to produce other albums in Japan as well”.

The representative added, “Even after completing ‘Hoot”s promotional activities, the girls are still having a busy lifestyle everyday”.


‘Hoot’, SNSD’s 4th MV to exceed 10 million views on YouTube

February 21, 2011

SNSD‘s “Hoot” music video has been receiving explosive response from fans all over the world ever since its release through SM Entertainment’s official YouTube Channel in October last year where it recorded more than 10 million views to date.

SNSD who are currently promoting in both Korea and Japan are gaining massive popularity in South East Asia, South America and Europe as well. This is SNSD’s 4th video on YouTube having more than 10 million views. Previously, ‘Gee‘ and ‘Oh!‘ have gone past the 30 million views mark respectively while ‘Run Devil Run‘ recorded more than 20 million views. ‘Oh!’ which was among the ‘Top 10 most viewed video in 2010′ on YouTube had also achieved tremendous results domestically, where it topped almost every charts immediately after its release.

On the other hand, SNSD are expected to release their 3rd Japanese Single very soon.

Credit: News

SM Entertainment artistes dominate 2010 Gaon chart

February 9, 2011

SM Entertainment have proven their dominance in the music industry once again by  conquering the 2010 Gaon Chart in terms of music sales.

At Seoul Press Center on February 9th, 3pm KST, Top 2 music sales was announced through the ‘Gaon Chart 2010 Closing Award Ceremony and Proclamation of 2011 Vision’.

In terms of music sales, Super Junior and SNSD took the top 4 spots. Super Junior’s 4th album ‘Bonamana’ was ranked 1st with total sales of 200,193 copies. SNSD took 2nd, 3rd and 4th spot through their 2nd Album ‘Oh!’ (197,934 copies), 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot’ (163,066 copies) and 2nd Album Repackaged ‘Run Devil Run’ (136,851 copies) respectively.

Besides taking the top spot, Super Junior’s 4th album repackaged ‘Bonamana’ also secured the no.9 spot. Another SM Entertainment artistes, SHINee also managed 2 places in the top 20. Their 2010 album ‘Lucifer’ and its repackaged edition ‘Hello’ were ranked 6th and 20th respectively. Out of the top 20 spots, there were 7 entries in total involving SM Entertainment artistes.

Meanwhile, miss A topped the ‘Online Category’ with ‘Bad Girl Good Girl’ while Lee Seungchul’s ‘That Person’ secured the top spot for the ‘Mobile Category’.


ICONIQ’s boyfriend did arrow dance-like celebration after scoring winner for Japan

January 30, 2011

On January 30th, 4th generation Zainichi Korean, Lee Chungsung (Tadanari Lee),26, who plays for Sanfrecce Hiroshima scored the winning goal for Japan in the second period of extra time of the 2011 Asian Cup final, handing Japan a 1-0 victory over Australia. His celebration after the goal became a hot discussion topic.

Chungsung came off as a substitute and swivelled to fire home in a Yuto Nagatomo cross from the left in the 109th minute as the Blue Samurai sealed a narrow victory at the Khalifa Stadium.

The thrilled Lee Chungsung walked towards the fans after being congratulated by his team mates and did a goal celebration  that looks like SNSD’s ‘Hoot arrow dance.

The goal celebration Chungsung did received lots of love and good comments from Korean football fans as well. Lee Chungsung is currently in a relationship with Japanese singer Ayumi Lee (stage name:ICONIQ).

*Zainichi Koreans – permanent ethnic Korean residents of Japan


[UPDATED] Black Shouji are hitting Japan soon, ‘Hoot’ received Gold certification

January 25, 2011

According to SNSD’s Japanese official website, SNSD will be releasing the Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run‘ on January 18th.

The song will be released in ringtone version and it is expected to receive lots of attention and interest from Japanese fans. The Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run’ ringtone will be released on January 18th and the full version will be unveiled on January 25th.

Meanwhile, SNSD’s licensed Japanese Edition of 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot‘ released in December 2010 was awarded the ‘Gold Certificate‘ by Recording Industry of Japan (RIAJ) for recording sales exceeding 100,000 copies.

UPDATE 1: RDR Japanese version ringtone released

A representative of SM Entertainment said on January 18th, “SNSD’s Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run’ has been released in ringtone format on January 18th through various mobile sites such as Rekochoku,,, etc. The full version of the song shall be unveiled on January 25th”.

The representative added, “‘Run Devil Run’ will not be released as a full single in Japan. Due to hot response from the local (Japanese) fans, this song will be released without promotional activities by the members and it will only be made available online”.

UPDATE 2: Run Devil Run Japanese Version released

At midnight on January 25th, the Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run (RDR)‘ was released as a digital single on iTunes Japan, priced at 200 Yen per download. SNSD will be performing the Japanese version of ‘RDR’ on Asahi TV’s ‘Music Station’ on January 28th.

Credit: Japan

SNSD won Daesang for 2 consecutive years, bagged 4 awards at SMA

January 20, 2011

The 9 angels have done it again and they have set the bar real high this time by winning the Daesang for their 2nd Album ‘Oh!’ and 2nd Album Repackaged ‘Run Devil Run‘ at ‘High1 Seoul Music Awards’ for 2 years in a row. Not only that, the girls have also completed their Daesang hat-trick (as some would have called it) after winning Daesangs in all 3 major award ceremonies for the 2010 ‘season’. First it was ’25th Golden Disk Awards’, then came the ’2010 MelOn Music Awards’ and lastly, the ’20th High1 Seoul Music Awards‘ which took place on January 20th at Kyunghee University in Hoegi-dong, Seoul.

Besides the Daesang, SNSD also took home the Bonsang, Popularity Award and Hallyu Special Award. With the remarkable win, SNSD are placed among legends such as Seo Taiji and the Boys, HOT and Jo Sungmo who have won the Daesang more than once. After Jo Sungmo did a double in 1999 and 2000, SNSD became the first artiste in the last 10 years to win the Daesang for 2 consecutive years. Who knows, we may be seeing a SMA Daesang hat-trick next year since these girls are record breakers.

SNSD performed two songs at SMA today – ‘Hoot‘ and ‘Run Devil Run‘. If you missed the performances, here you go:

Here are the complete list of winners at the ’20th High1 Seoul Music Awards’:

Winner: SNSD

Winners: miss A, Son Dambi, IU, 2AM, Secret, SHINee, 4minute, FT Island, Beast and SNSD

Rookie Awards
Winners: D-NA, Sistar, CN BLUE

R&B Ballad Award
Winner: 2AM

Trot Award
Winner: Jang Yoonjung

Hip-Hop Award
Winner: Supreme Team

Hallyu Special Award
Winner: SNSD

Best Album Award
Winner: Psy

Digital Music Award
Winner: IU

Performance Culture Award
Winner: Bobby Kim

Popularity Awards
Winners: SHINee, SNSD

let’s watch the ‘Daesang moment‘ once again!!!!

So, what did the girls say, during the acceptance speech? Well, no worries! Enjoy every single word below, all thanks to the speedy translation by Oniontaker@Twitter.

YoonA: First I want to thank the Sonyeo’s parents. [thanks SMe Executives] thank you so much. And SONE, thank you so so much.

Seohyun: For our manager oppas who work hard for us, [Manager names], you go through so much trouble for us, thank you so much. And to the people who love our music, our fans, SONE, I think we find joy in our activities because you give us these great awards…and unnies, my SNSD member unnies, I love you so much. And SNSD’s parents, thank you for bringing us into the world.

Yuri: I am thankful for the members. I think we could only get this award because we worked hard in 2010. Truthfully, I think it’s all thanks to the staff behind us, who go so much trouble for us more than us. We’re so thankful, and finally, our parents, thank you so much. And we love you SONE!

Fany: Taeyeon wants me to say something in English, but first, I want to thank Father God….and not just to the fans here, “Thank you to all the fans who supported us throughout, all over the world. Thank you so much and we’d be nothing without you.” We’ll continue to be a hard working SNSD.

[Sooyoung] SDY: Our crying Sooyoung, please give us a short acceptance speech

Sooyoung: Thank you Father God. I wonder if a day like this will ever come again. Since it’s our occupation, our job, it’s obvious that we should work hard… I want to thank the fans who even thank us for thinking that this is obvious…and… SNSD did not just appear [or happen easily]. It was because of our nine members’ efforts and thanks to the many staff with us. We will keep working even harder in the future and we will forever remain humble as SNSD. Thank you.

Taeyeon: Thank you for giving us such a great start to 2011. For all the SONE who worked so hard to vote for us, thank you so much.

Hyoyeon: All the fans who love SNSD and our singer colleagues so much, we truly thank you! We’ll continue to be a hard-working SNSD.

Fany: And lastly, our Sunny will…

Sunny: [Giggles] Yes, thank you to our parents! And SONE! Thank you! Thank you!

Fany: Jeshika! Say your acceptance speech! Only Jessica didn’t get to say anything!

Seohyun(?): Tell us how you feel to win the Daesang!

Jessica: Yes, I… thank you to all the SONE, and-

Other SNSD members: 지금은 소녀시대! 앞으로도 소녀시대, 영원히 소녀시대!

It was indeed a great moment for Soshi as well as SONEs. Hope to see more ‘hat-tricks’ in many more years to come. Again, would like to congratulate the girls as well as SONEs who are always behind the girls through thick thin.

Credits: yoongislove@Twitter/oniontaker@Twitter/chichinhu@Twitter/kpopbisu@Youtube/sportsseoulcom@Twitter

SNSD performed ‘Oh!’ and ‘Hoot’ at ’2010 Daum Life On Awards’

January 13, 2011

At 6pm KST today (January 13th), The ‘2010 Daum Life On Awards‘ ceremony took place at the Grand Hall of El Tower situated in Yangjae-dong in Seocho-gu, Seoul.

Daum Communications whose target is to provide lifestyle-changing services for its users in 2010 organized the ‘Life On Awards’. There are 22 categories of awards such as ‘Cafe’, ‘Blog’, ‘View’, etc with 28 winners in total.

Netizens have selected SNSD’s ‘Oh!’ as the winner of the ‘Music Video of The Year Award‘ and the 9 girls who dressed in all white were at the ceremony to collect their prize as well as to grace the  stage with their 2010 hits ‘Oh!’ and ‘Hoot’.

Here’s a fancam of the ‘Hoot’ performance:


‘Hoot’ is no.2 on Oricon with recorded sales of 61k in Week 1

December 28, 2010

Before the year ends, SNSD added another impressive achievement by securing the 2nd spot on Oricon Weekly Album Chart.

According to Oricon on December 28th, SNSD’s licensed Japanese Edition of 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot’ recorded sales of 61,000 copies in the first week, thus making it the 2nd hottest selling album in Japan for the week.

Oricon stated, “SNSD’s single ‘Gee’ captured the 2nd spot before but not on the album chart. This is SNSD’s first top 10 entry on the album chart”.

The Japanese edition of the mini album ‘Hoot’ consists of SNSD’s hits such as ‘Tell Me Your Wish’, ‘Gee’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Oh!’, etc.


SNSD topped annual sales on Hanteo as SM artists dominated the music industry in 2010

December 27, 2010

2010′s music charts seemed to be dominated by SM Entertainment artists such as SNSD, Super Junior, SHINee, BoA, etc.

According to album sales information site, Hanteo Chart on December 27th, SM artists were ranked very highly in the chart as they have shown their strength in terms of total album sales, singles sales, etc. this year.

SNSD who have released 32 albums and singles since debut in 2007, topped the chart with recorded total sales of 303,442 copies this year. Super Junior and SHINee came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. JYJ took the no.4 spot, followed by Beast in 5th.

This annual aggregate chart calculates the singles and full albums involving the artists in a particular year.

In terms of sales for a single album, Super Junior’s 4th album ‘Bonamana’ is the best selling album with 132,127 copies, followed by SNSD’s ‘Oh!‘ and ‘Hoot‘ in 2nd and 3rd spot respectively. SHINee’s ‘Lucifer’ came in 4th while BoA’s ‘Hurricane Venus’ took the 5th spot. Again, all top 5 spots were occupied by SM artists.