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Girls’ Generation wins their triple crown for ‘I Got A Boy’ on Mnet’s M!Countdown!
The third consecutive win for ‘I Got A Boy’ on M!Countdown today was extra meaningful because today, January 24th, happened to be the 2000th day since Girls’ Generation’s debut on August 5th, 2007!
For their triple crown today, Girls’ Generation won with a total of 8,367 points over CN Blue’s new song ‘I’m Sorry’ with 6,991 points.
Check out their ‘I Got A Boy’ performance and win!
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Girls’ Generation members have revealed their ranking of their faces without make-up (bare faces).
During the recent filming of KBS-2TV talk show ‘Hello’, Girls’ Generation revealed truths about their bare faces.
On that day, the MC asked, “Which member looks most different with and without make-up?” and the members gave their answers while saying “She’s pretty”.
However, Hyoyeon added, “I like my face after make-up”, making the entire studio burst into laughter. Upon hearing Hyoyeon’s unexpected answer, Girls’ Generation started their discussion on the topic of bare faces.
MC Lee Young-Ja said, “We have received information that Sunny looks different with and without make-up.” Sunny answered, “I have 2 modes, one being Girls’ Generation’s Sunny and another being Soonkyu.”
Sunny continued her story, “When the Soonkyu mode is on, my hair is tied backwards and even my members say that I look like a man.” She also revealed that members who live together with her were shocked.
Tiffany continued, “After getting her short haircut, Sunny looks more boyish now.”
This episode of ‘Hello’ will be aired on January 14th, 11.15pm KST.
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Just under a fortnight after the release of their 4th full-length album ‘I Got A Boy’, Girls’ Generation has been placed under the spotlight in not only Korean media but international media as well. On January 11th, Girls’ Generation and their new song ‘I Got A Boy’ was featured in an article in the entertainment and music section of ‘TIME’, an American weekly news magazine, which is also one of the world’s largest circulated magazine of its kind.
In the article, an interview with Girls’ Generation’s U.S. marketing representative revealed some exciting news for fans – the girls will be releasing a version of ‘I Got A Boy’ with Interscope Records later this year as part of their first full-length American album!
At the forefront of the Kpop wave, it was also inevitable that Girls’ Generation, dubbed “K-pop megagroup” by the writer of the article, will be compared to the hugely successful ‘Gangnam Style’ by fellow Korean PSY but Jane Choi, the group’s marketing representative in the U.S., said, “I don’t think we’re at a disadvantage because we’re not as funny and the dance isn’t as easy to follow as the horsey dance.”
She also thinks that PSY’s success could be beneficial for Girls’ Generation. After all, he proved that unfamiliarity and the language barrier will not stop public interest in an artist.
The article also highlighted YouTube viewerships and how it helped to spread songs out to fan globally but it was also said that air play on radios plays a huge role in making music mainstream so it will be an important part of getting the group across to the public.
Besides TIME magazine, Girls’ Generation and their new album was also given exposure in other international media including Billboard.com, where a track-by-track review was written in an article published on January 4th, shortly after the release of the album.
Los Angeles Times also gave a review on the song and music video, while pointing out similarities and comparisons to other pop songs in the market.
Meanwhile, ‘I Got A Boy’ has been topping charts domestically and internationally. The song has also won Mnet’s M!Countdown on Thursday as well as KBS Music Bank’s K-Chart on Friday.
Having received their first win for ‘I Got A Boy’ on Mnet’s M!Countdown yesterday, Girls’ Generation did it again on Music Bank and brought home their second win for their new song!
‘I Got A Boy’ managed to beat PSY’s hit song ‘Gangnam Style’ with 15,955 points to 10,946 points to top KBS Music Bank’s K-Chart this week!
Besides performing ‘I Got A Boy’ on Music Bank, Girls’ Generation members Tiffany and Taeyeon also performed ‘유리아이 (Lost in Love)’, a duet included in their 4th album.
Check out their performances and winning speech below!
Taeyeon & Tiffany’s 유리아이 (Lost in Love)
I Got A Boy
Winning speech and encore performances
Having made their comeback in Korea with a brand new album just last week, Girls’ Generation’s title track ‘I Got A Boy’ has received its first win on Mnet’s M!Countdown!
With a total of 10,000 points for ‘I Got A Boy’, Girls’ Generation surpasses Baek Jiyoung’s ‘I Hate It’ to bring home the trophy!
Check out Girls’ Generation’s performance and winning speech as well as encore stage here!
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation will continue to promote their new album actively on weekly music shows, variety shows, radio programs and more!
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In a recent interview, Girls’ Generation was asked about their new comeback song – ‘I Got A Boy’. ‘I Got A Boy’ is an electronic dance song that combines pop, retro, urban genre. As the public listened to the song, most people thought it was ‘fresh’ or ‘unfamiliar’, so what do the members think?
They answered, “Since we are making a comeback after such a long time, we were troubled by the image that we should present this time. Although many people are still new to many things, in fact no matter which song we sing, a part of it definitely contains our style.” Taeyeon said, “As they listen, they will get used to it.” while Tiffany said, “Instead, if they are unable to understand the song the first time they listen, that will make them listen more.” To that, YoonA explained, “If you still find it difficult to understand, then please watch our performance.”
Without realizing it, it has been 6 years since Girls’ Generation’s debut. In these 6 years, other girl groups had their share of crises but it was smooth sailing for Girls’ Generation.
Yet, members did not agree with that. Sooyoung said, “Crises? Internally, we always have that. Every day, we encounter crises. It’s like, we are walking on a piece of ice. Also, how is it possible for a group with 9 girls to not have friction between them?”
To the question why there were no news reports of any friction, the girls revealed their method to solve problems. Hyoyeon said, “Usually, our talks that seem useless are actually useful. Even if we quarrel we will gradually solve it. We believe firmly in each other.” In fact, members of Girls’ Generation have known one another for an average of 10 years.
Girls’ Generation has also grown up to meet the legal drinking age. When asked to choose the member that drinks the most, they answered, “Our drinking capacity differs when drinking different types of alcohol. Among us, Sunny is a good drinker regardless of type of drink while Tiffany and Yoona are the members, whose cheeks do not flush after drinking.”
When they were asked if they were afraid of pictures being taken recently, they said, smiling, “That’s why we choose to stay at home instead of going out and we play games a lot.”
On the day when the interview was conducted, Sunye of Wonder Girls attended a wedding dress photoshoot. Her natural image led the topic of discussion to marriage.
Unexpectedly, Girls’ Generation stayed cool towards this where Taeyeon said, “If members want marriage, of course we will be supportive” and Seohyun added, “but that is possible only after our approval (of the opposite party).”
Tiffany said, “When members of Spice Girls gathered to watch the musical ‘Viva Forever’, we talked about marriage. We said, “By then, we also hope to gather, either bringing our husbands or going alone.”
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation will be promoting ‘I Got A Boy’ in January in Korea and move on to their Arena Tour concert in Japan in February.
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Girls’ Generation – the group that attracts many clicks of the mouse from the public with just a mention of their name – has made their much-awaited comeback.
Girls’ Generation is currently promoting their 4th album ‘I Got A Boy’ actively, more than one year after their 3rd album ‘The Boys’. As Girls’ Generation made a powerful start in the new year, they are expected to become some of the busiest people this year.
With that in mind, it would be interesting to know Girls’ Generation’s plans for the new year.
Taeyeon: “As time goes by, my ambition for music has grown. I can feel that my enthusiasm for music is growing. Simply having music broadcasts does not quench my thirst. I would like to perform more and my goal is to transfer more energy to fans who want it.”
Yuri: “For me, I hope that I can be more creative in many areas and that I can work in more fields. That’s why I aspire to be an artiste who can express herself from her work. Since I do not stand out in any particular area, I would like to work in more fields so that I can connect them together.”
Seohyun: “I was involved in lyrics writing for the first time. I also tried writing a song. The unnies are really committed to these so they are my role models. I would also like to try challenging new things like musicals and emceeing, those that unnies have once experienced.”
Tiffany: “For me, too, as I keep doing the same thing, my thoughts on music and songs are growing bigger. In the future, I would like to continue doing music. Besides that, I’m also interested in acting. I am currently reading lots of Korean as well as English scripts because I want to take up this challenge.”
Sooyoung: “I am currently an MC for SBS’s ‘Midnight TV Entertainment’. Personally, I feel that it’s very interesting. It seems to me that in the future, as I accumulate more experiences and grow older, I will be able to do many things well. Therefore as I grow older, I would like to have more talk shows. If I see good dramas or movie productions, I would also like to give it a try.”
YoonA: “Although I am an actress, I think that I can receive many opportunities because I have ‘Girls’ Generation’ as a title. I’m working with devotion as part of Girls’ Generation, and would like to try more roles if I meet good productions. In the past, I once thought of getting rid of a girl group’s image when I tried acting, but now, as I am working as Girls’ Generation, I would like to present an image that is what the public is seeing as ‘YoonA of Girls’ Generation’.”
Jessica: “For me, since I am ambitious now, I would like to grab good opportunities. I also hope to sing and get involved in musicals like what I am doing now. If so, I will need to practice every now and then. I think learning new things is an important process. I’m studying a lot now.”
Hyoyeon: “I still think that I have not shown all sides of me on the stage. I hope to present more images, those that I want to show to everyone.”
Sunny: “I also think that trying out something new can be fun, and for what I am currently doing, I want to do it better. Although it’s important to take up new challenges, I will only try them if I have the confidence to digest them well. I think that it’s right to not do something that does not suit me. I will just tell myself, let’s just do my current work well.”
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After almost 15 months since their previous Korean release ‘The Boys’, Girls’ Generation is finally back with their 4th full-length album ‘I Got A Boy’!
New Year’s Day was made extra special with Girls’ Generation’s comeback album as well as the release of their new music video for title song ‘I Got A Boy’. Check out the music video here!
Don’t forget to catch Girls’ Generation’s special comeback show ‘Romantic Fantasy’ on MBC at 11.15pm KST tonight!
Get ready to celebrate your brand new year with Girls’ Generation!
The girls will be making a comeback very soon with their fourth album ‘I Got A Boy’ on January 1st and fans are buzzing with excitement having waited 15 months since their last Korean album ‘The Boys’!
Prior to the album, a song ‘Dancing Queen’ was pre-released on December 21st along with its music video. The song and music video was recorded in the pre-Gee era and it certainly was nostalgic seeing the girls in the Gee-like colorful skinny jeans as well as the simple white shirt and blue jeans ensemble! Check out the music video and don’t forget to support the song on iTunes and Korean online music sites such as MelOn, Bugs!, Mnet, Olleh Music and Soribada.
Meanwhile, a teaser of the new album was included at the end of the music video and the official Girls’ Generation website has been updated with the theme of the new album ‘I Got A Boy’. Teaser images of Hyoyeon were also released today, making fans anticipate their comeback more than ever.
It was also revealed that the 4th album will include songs, which showcase Girls’ Generation’s past, present and new styles.
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UPDATE 1: Seohyun’s teaser images and Taeyeon’s comeback message released!
As we countdown towards the new year and Girls’ Generation’s much-awaited comeback, the excitement in the air is continued with the release of Seohyun’s teaser images and Taeyeon’s video message about their upcoming comeback!
According to the Naver campaign website for Girls’ Generation’s new album, it seems that there will be daily video messages by the Girls’ Generation members along with the teaser images. The music video of the new song will be released on January 1st. Look forward to Yuri’s video message tomorrow!
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UPDATE 2: More teaser images of other Girls’ Generation members released!
Just hours after the teaser images of Seohyun were released, Naver and the official Girls’ Generation Facebook page unveiled more photos of the other Girls’ Generation members in anticipation of their comeback with ‘I Got A Boy’! Check out the photos below!
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UPDATE 3: D-9 Yuri’s comeback message revealed!
As promised, a video message from each Girls’ Generation member will be revealed each day as we creep closer to the comeback date with their 4th album ‘I Got A Boy’. And on December 23rd, Yuri’s comeback message was revealed, the second after Taeyeon yesterday.
In the video clip, Yuri said, “Hello, this is Girls Generation’s Yuri. I am the second member to be greeting everyone after Taeyeon. It’s nice to see you. Have you seen our music video for ‘Dancing Queen’ that was released not too long ago? I don’t know if it’s because we’re seeing ourselves from then for the first time in a while, but memories started coming back to me; it felt new and unusual. And so, I came here today to teach everyone to enjoy the ‘Dancing Queen’ music video 100 times more. I’m going to be teaching you this cat dance. You can follow along with the cat dance, which is the main point of ‘Dancing Queen’, by making a cat paw-like shape, and move like this, like a cat trying to act cute. It’s really easy, right? Along with ‘Dancing Queen’, please continue to give ‘I Got A Boy’ and our new album lots and lots of love. Thank you!”
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UPDATE 4: More teaser images released!
The official Girls’ Generation website was updated with more teaser images of the girls for ‘I Got A Boy’ earlier!
Update 5: Sunny’s comeback message revealed and Girls’ Generation comeback special ‘Romantic Fantasy’ to air on January 1st!
On D-8 Christmas Eve, Sunny’s video message for the upcoming comeback was revealed through messaging app LINE.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation’s special comeback show ‘Romantic Fantasy’ on MBC has been confirmed to air on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2013. The comeback, which involved long-day filming on December 23rd, is scheduled to air at 11.15pm KST on January 1st.
Girls’ Generation’s 4th album ‘I Got A Boy’ will be released on major online music websites on the same day.
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Update 6: D-7 Tiffany sends her Christmas wishes!
With just a week to go before the release of ‘I Got A Boy’, Tiffany left her comeback message as well as her Christmas wishes for the fans.
In her message, she also revealed a little secret about the new song. She said, “In our new song ‘I Got A Boy’, releasing on January 1st, you will be able to hear our wild rap. Now that I’ve told you this secret, it’s more than enough as a Christmas present, right? Spend the remainder of your Christmas well, and wait until January 1st. Right now, is Girls’ Generation!”
Meanwhile, another teaser video for ‘I Got A Boy’ will be released on December 26th!
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Update 7: ‘I Got A Boy’ drama version teaser, Seohyun’s comeback message and tracklist released!
A Christmas gift has come for fans in the form of the first teaser for ‘I Got A Boy’ today on December 26th! The drama version of the teaser continues to keep fans excited and anticipating the drop of the new album on the first day of 2013. Meanwhile, a dance version of ‘I Got A Boy’ will be released two days later on December 28th.
Besides that, maknae Seohyun also left her video comeback message today on Naver and it will be Yoona’s turn tomorrow, followed by Hyoyeon, Jessica and Sooyoung on the coming days. In her message, Seohyun sent her greetings and said, “Hello, this is Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and this is at the filming set of our new title song ‘I Got A Boy’. You’ve missed Girls’ Generation a lot, right? We have also missed you all very, very much. As we’ve made you wait for so long, we are working hard to shoot a music video with our new appearances. Look forward to it, and if you want to see the new us, make sure to be with us on January 1st. Right now it’s Girls’ Generation!”
『I Got A Boy』tracklist: -
1. I Got a Boy
2. Dancing Queen
3. Baby Maybe
6. Express 999
8. Look at Me
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Update 8: D-5 Yoona leaves a message for ‘I Got A Boy’ comeback!
On D-5 counting down to Girls’ Generation’s comeback, Yoona left a video message. She said that she is a little nervous about the comeback because they are showing a new side of them with the concept. She hopes that everyone will look at their new side in a positive light and hopefully everyone will continue to love ‘I Got A Boy’.
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Update 9: D-4 Hyoyeon teaches ‘I Got A Boy’ dance moves in video message + more comeback details revealed!
As usual, a new video message from each member of Girls’ Generation are uploaded daily as we countdown to the release of ‘I Got A Boy’ on New Year’s Day and it was Hyoyeon’s turn today. In the video, Hyoyeon teaches two cute dance moves from their new song ‘I Got A Boy’!
Meanwhile, the dance version teaser of ‘I Got A Boy’ will be released later today (December 28th). Besides that, January 1st will be Girls’ Generation’s day with the release of their album, music video for ‘I Got A Boy’ as well as the broadcast of their comeback special ‘Romantic Fantasy’ on MBC.
The girls will kickoff their first appearance on music shows in Mnet’s M! Countdown on January 3rd next week.
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Update 10: ‘I Got A Boy’ dance version teaser released!
The dance version teaser of ‘I Got A Boy’ was finally released on December 28th! Check it out here!
Meanwhile, it was announced that Girls’ Generation will perform their new songs ‘I Got A Boy’ and ‘Dancing Queen’ on their first comeback stage on M! Countdown next Thursday (January 3rd)!
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Update 11: Jessica updates fans on Girls’ Generation’s recent activities!
On D-3, Jessica was the next in line to leave a video message as we get closer and closer to Girls’ Generation’s comeback with ‘I Got A Boy’.
In her video, Jessica mentioned Girls’ Generation’s recent activities prior to their comeback. She said, “Girls’ Generation has been busy practicing for ‘I Got A Boy’, the Japan arena tour while Sunny and I have been doing our musicals. We’re working hard because we want to meet all of you soon, so wait a little more. End what’s left of 2012 well, and start 2013 powerfully with Girls’ Generation. Please look forward to ‘I Got A Boy’.
Meanwhile, the highlight medley and video of ‘I Got A Boy’ will be released on December 31st!
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Update 12: D-2 Sooyoung leaves video message for upcoming comeback!
With only two days left until the new year and Girls’ Generation’s new album, Sooyoung was the last member to leave her video message before the impending comeback!
In her video, she said, “Hello, everyone. This is Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung. There are just two days left in 2012 now. Are you wrapping up the year well? I wonder if you’ve planned any new year hopes for 2013. If I had a wish, it would be that Girls’ Generation’s upcoming comeback album ‘I Got A Boy’ is successful. Girls’ Generation will hope that you make each wish you’ve written down for the new year comes true. And tomorrow, on the 31st, make sure you don’t miss Girls’ Generation’s 4th album highlight medley video. Until the ‘I Got A Boy’ comeback on January 1st, everyone, hwaiting. Right now is Girls’ Generation.”
That’s right! The 4th album medley and video will be released tomorrow on December 31st! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for that!
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Update 13: D-1 Girls’ Generation highlight medley released!
It was announced that Girls’ Generation’s 4th album ‘I Got A Boy’, with a total of ten songs, will be available at 5pm KST online in music sites and offline in stores on January 1st. A day prior to that, the highlight medley of the songs in the album was released!