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[UPDATED] Girls’ Generation is back with 4th Japanese single ‘Paparazzi’

July 5, 2012

Girls’ Generation is back with another single to dominate the Japanese music industry again this summer. Exactly 1 year and 2 months after the release of their 3rd Japanese single ‘Mr.Taxi’ (released on April 27th, 2011), Girls’ Generation’s 4th Japanese single ‘Paparazzi’ is set to be unveiled on June 27th, 2012. Just hours after the announcement of the single’s release, the PV teaser was revealed through SMTOWN’s official YouTube channel.

Earlier this month during an interview with JoongAng Daily, Tiffany described the new single ‘Paparazzi’ as a fast-beat dance song that has the most difficult choreography in history. The production team of the single includes Grammy Award winner Miles Walker (mixing) and world-renowned Sterling Sound’s Tom Coyne (mastering).

In the teaser PV revealed, Girls’ Generation members appeared as top stars who are getting all the attention with bodyguards accompanying them as they made their way to a theater. Also, through the teaser, one could clearly hear the repeated verse of ‘ooh la la la~’. Another aspect that strikes the attention of the viewers is the members’ fashionable appearance in beige-colored trench coats in front of a broadway theater.

There will be a total of 5 versions of music videos and soon, you will get to see these awesome music videos on Facebook!

The single comes in 3 editions:

1. First Press Special Limited Edition (CD+DVD) Jacket Type A
Price: 1920 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: CD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental), DVD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Music Video + Close-up version)
Items included: 2 (Type A and B) newspaper-size photo booklets + Poster (Type A – First Press only) + Photos of MV shooting & Members’ Q&A .

2. Regular Edition (CD + DVD) Type A, Jacket Type B
Price: 1590 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: CD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental), DVD – ‘Paparazzi’ (MV)
Items included: Poster (Type B)

3. Regular Edition (CD) Type B, Jacket Type B
Price: 1100 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental)


UPDATE 1: Music Videos of Paparazzi released, recorded about 2 million views in less than 2 days

At midnight of June 15th, two versions (Full Version and Dance Edit) of ‘Paparazzi’ music video were released through SM Town official YouTube channel. In just less than two days, the full version of the ‘Paparazzi’ MV recorded more than 1.6 million views while the dance version has about 850,000 views on YouTube.

The girls are scheduled to appear on TV Asahi’s ‘Music Station’ on June 22nd along with Linkin Park, KAT-TUN, etc.

22日のMステは…KAT-TUN★桑田佳祐★少女時代★前田敦子★LINKIN PARK
music station

Credit: SMTOWN@YouTube/Mst_com@Twitter (Music Station Twitter account)

UPDATE 2: ‘Paparazzi’ topped iTunes Japan Chart

Just hours after its official release, Girls’ Generation have shown their domination once again by taking the no.1 spot on iTunes Japan’s ‘Top Charts’.

Rola’s debut album ‘Memories’ came in 2nd while Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z took the no.3 spot. American singer, Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ was also among the top 10 songs in the chart.

Credit: iTunes Japan

UPDATE 3: ‘Paparazzi’ ranked 2nd on Oricon Daily Singles Chart

On June 27th, based on the data released by Oricon, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Paparazzi’ has recorded sales of 42,525 copies, placing the girls’ 4th Japanese Single in the no.2 spot behind KAT-TUN’s ‘To The Limit’ which sold more than 60,000 copies on day 1. Both singles were officially released on June 27th.

In comparison to the girls’ 3rd Japanese Single ‘Mr.Taxi/Run Devil Run’ which was released in April 2011, ‘Paparazzi’ ended its first day of sales by about 2,000 copies more. However, both singles finished 2nd on day 1.

Credit: Oricon/Bestiz

UPDATE 4: ‘Paparazzi’ ranked 2nd on Oricon Weekly Singles Chart

According to Oricon on July 5th, ‘Paparazzi’ recorded sales of 92,526 copies for the week June 25th to July 1st, which places the 4th single in the 2nd spot on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart behind KAT-TUN’s ‘To The Limit’ which sold 156,351 copies in the same week.


Girls’ Generation – TaeTiSeo breaking records worldwide!

April 30, 2012

Through their first mini album ‘Twinkle’, Girls’ Generation – TaeTiSeo becomes the first Korean artistes to be placed fourth on the iTunes USA Album Chart.

As soon as ‘Twinkle’ was released worldwide through iTunes at 12am KST on April 29th, it had managed to secure the fourth spot on the album chart, putting TaeTiSeo as the first Korean artistes to have recorded top 5 placing.

At the same time, this mini album has also put the girls at #2 in the iTunes Pop Album Chart behind popular British popstar Adele. This also, was the best achievement by Korean artistes in history so far. Besides this, TaeTiSeo’s ‘Twinkle’ also ranked very highly on the iTunes Album Charts in countries like Japan, Canada, Australia, England, Spain, etc.

In addition to these, Girls’ Generation TaeTiSeo’s individual teaser videos, which were released one after another on YouTube have recorded more than 10 million views in total within just 4 days. On the day the teaser videos for all 3 members were released, two of the teaser videos were even ranked 1st and 2nd on YouTube’s daily worldwide chart for ‘Most Viewed Videos’ category. Not only that, in the previous week (April 23rd to April 29th), Taeyeon and Tiffany’s teaser videos which have been receiving explosive responses were ranked 4th and 6th respectively in the weekly chart for ‘Most Viewed Videos’ on YouTube.

Come April 30th, the music video of the mini album’s title song ‘Twinkle’ will be unveiled. This music video features a musical-like feel and gorgeousness, as well as Girls’ Generation TaeTiSeo’s colorful charms. Besides that, cameo appearances by EXO-K’s members Kai, ChanYeol, SeHoon, BaekHyun are sure to heat up the anticipation among global music fans.


Girls’ Generation – TaeTiSeo’s ‘Twinkle’ a worldwide hit

April 29, 2012

Just hours after the its release at 12am KST on April 29th, Girls’ Generation – TaeTiSeo’s ‘Twinkle’ has topped various real time charts.

The title song of TaeTiSeo’s mini album ‘Twinkle’ has recorded an ‘all-kill’ since 9am KST on April 29th, securing the no.1 spots on melOn, Mnet, Olleh Music, Bigs! and other major music site’s real time charts.

Besides sweeping through the online music charts in Korea, ‘Twinkle’ has also achieved top 10 placings on iTunes Top Albums chart in various countries worldwide. Here are the screen captures showing how ‘Twinkle’ fares on iTunes Top Album chart in some countries.

#4 on iTunes USA

#1 on iTunes Bulgaria

#5 on iTunes Canada

#2 on iTunes Japan

#8 on iTunes New Zealand

#4 on iTunes Australia

#7 on iTunes Sweden

On April 29th, the mini album which consists of 7 songs was released worldwide through iTunes, while in Korea, only the title song ‘Twinkle’ was released through various online music sites. A representative of SM Entertainment said, “The remaining songs in the mini album will be released at midnight on April 30th”.

Offline sales will be kicking off starting May 2nd. Girls’ Generation TaeTiSeo will begin their promotional activities starting May 3rd where the trio will be performing their first performance of ‘Twinkle’ on Mnet ‘M Countdown’.

Credit: Music/Naver Music/Daum Music

‘The Boys’ MVs recorded 4.6 million views in just 1 day!

October 20, 2011

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.


SNSD, TVXQ, Kara secured top 5 as ‘Gee’ continues to impress on Japan’s iTunes Chart

January 30, 2011

TVXQ, SNSD and Kara have shown their domination once again where the secured 3 places in the Top 5 of Japan’s iTunes Singles chart.

According to Japan’s iTunes Singles Chart on January 30th, TVXQ’s ‘Why? (Keep Your Head Down)’ was ranked 1st, followed by SNSD’s ‘Run Devil Run’ in 2nd and Kara’s ‘Mister’ in 4th.

While SNSD’s newly released Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run’ successfully secured the 2nd spot, their 2nd Single ‘Gee‘ which was released last year, still manages to stay within the top 10. ‘Gee‘ was ranked 9th based on the chart released on January 30th.


Shoujo Jidai’s ‘Genie’ is the ‘Breakthrough Album’ on iTunes Japan

December 13, 2010

SNSD’s First Japanese Single ‘Genie’ was selected as ‘Breakthrough Album of The Year’ by iTunes Japan.

iTunes Japan recently announced the winners for ’2010: Music, 2010′s Best’. According to the charts, SNSD’s ‘Genie’ released in September 2010 was picked as the winner for ‘Breakthrough Album of The Year’ in the Pop Category.

Meanwhile, the ‘Best Album’ in the Pop Category went to ‘The Fall’ by Norah Jones and Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ was announced as the ‘Best Song’.

In the ‘Top Selling Songs on iTunes Chart’, Kara’s ‘Mister’ took the 14th spot while SNSD’s ‘Genie’ and ‘Gee’ were in the 29th and 30th spot respectively.


SNSD set to take Japan by storm

September 8, 2010

SNSD’s Japan Debut Single “Genie” was officially released today and the girls didn’t have to wait long to get into Japan’s charts. As of now, the lightning bolt sign proved to be true. In fact, SNSD’s achievements in each of their album release have been impressive so far.

As a rookie in Japan, the results would WOW every seniors in the country and I am sure that the Soshi fever in Japan would be contagious. In fact, the fever is spreading all over the world.

At the time of this post, SNSD or Shoujo Jidai are 5th in the Oricon Singles Chart. Here’s the full list of the chart as of now (12.05pm, Tokyo time):

1. 嵐 (Arashi)
2. Glay
3. 放課後ティータイム
4. フレンチ・キス
5. 少女時代
6. WaT
7. 大塚愛
8. AKB48
9. 10-FEET
10. 秦 基博

…and that’s not it. The girls have TOP the iTunes Japan Music Video Chart as well.

Way to go, girls!!! I’ll give more updates from my Twitter. Stay tune!