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Girls’ Generation captivated the Japanese audience with their dazzling beauty and ever-impressive dance moves on Nippon TV’s ‘Music Lovers’ aired on October 7th, where they performed the Japanese version of ‘Oh!’, ‘All My Love Is For You’ and ‘Mr. Taxi’.
The broadcast attracted a lot of attention, especially with the appearance of Imada Koji, a comedian who claimed to be the girls’ hardcore fan. Watching Girls’ Generation’s performances together with the audience, Imada Koji made gestures of having heart attacks several times and fell to the floor, drawing laughter from everyone in the studio. Imada Koji, an actor cum comedian, once appeared in Girls’ Generation’s ‘Time Machine’ music video. The ballad was one of the songs included in the 1st Japanese Album (repackaged) ‘Girls’ Generation~The Boys~’.
After their performances, Imada Koji met up with the girls on stage and said, “I came here, leaving my 27 years of experience in the entertainment world at home”, showing a warm welcome to the girls not as a colleague in the industry but as a fan. The girls responded by saying, “Thanks to Mr. Imada, we were able to deliver more powerful performances.”
Besides that, during a corner of the show where the girls were asked to show their charms, Imada Koji once again fell to the floor due to Sunny’s irresistible aegyo, showing his true side as a fan and at the same time, keeping the audience entertained with his sense of humor.
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The ‘MBC Korean Music Wave in Google’ concert took place at 11am KST on May 22nd (local time, 7pm PDT on May 21st) in Shoreline Amphitheater, California, USA and was aired live worldwide simultaneously through YouTube.
On the previous day, SM artists performed at the ‘SM Town Live World Tour III in Los Angeles’ held at Honda Center in Anaheim in front of more than 12,000 fans. For the two concerts, the girls had to perform with only seven members as Yuri and YoonA were busy with their drama shoots.
The girls opened their performances with the English version of ‘The Boys’ and they covered YoonA and Yuri’s parts professionally throughout the song. Without an interpreter, the girls had some great time interacting with the audience.
Girls’ Generation then continued to captivate the audience with ‘Mr. Taxi’ and ‘Gee’. During the early part of their ‘Gee’ performance, there was a technical problem with the microphone. Nonetheless, the members kept their focus, showing no signs of panic and wrapped up their performances professionally.
‘MBC Korean Music Wave in Google’ was hosted by Taeyeon and Tiffany with great performances by some of the biggest stars of Kpop such as Girls’ Generation,TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Kara, Beast, MBLAQ, Sistar, f(x) and Super Junior. During Girls’ Generation’s performances the number of viewers rose to more than 119,000, which was the highest figure observed throughout the concert.
For those who did not manage to catch the girls’ brilliant performances, check out the video below:
Girls’ Generation’s dance practice video of ‘Mr.Taxi’ and ‘The Boys’ has garnered huge attention among fans and netizens.
On an online community forum, the videos of Girls’ Generation practicing the choreography of their 3rd album’s follow-up songs, ‘Mr.Taxi’ and ‘The Boys’ were published recently. In the videos posted, the girls were seen practicing their dance moves in ordinary clothing.
With the charismatic dance moves, the practice videos reminded us of their actual performances on stage and it would never fail to captivate and overwhelm anyone watching it. In their comfortable training attires and wearing no make-up on their faces, the girls’ natural looks have attracted much attention.
Netizens who saw the practice video commented, “Even if I watch it again, they are really pretty”, “Sooyoung, the queen of ordinary fashion. She shines even in training attires only”, etc.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation are currently busy with their individual activities.
Check out the practice videos here!
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Girls’ Generation’s 1st Japanese album and repackaged version to be available in Korea on February 9thFebruary 9, 2012
Girls’ Generation’s Japanese album and its repackaged will be available on the Korean market starting February 9th.
SM Entertainment stated, “1st Japanese studio album ‘Girls’ Generation’ and the repackaged album ‘Girls’ Generation: The Boys’ will be available in Korea on February 9th, where each of the album will be available in 2 editions (CD only and CD with DVD).”
‘Girls’ Generation’ consists of 12 songs, which includes hits such as the Japanese versions of ‘Gee’, ‘Genie’, ‘Run Devil Run’, as well as other new songs such as ‘You-aholic’, ‘Let It Rain’, etc. In addition, the music videos for ‘Mr.Taxi’, ‘Gee’ and ‘Genie’ will be included in the DVD.
The repackaged album has 15 tracks in total where it consists of the Japanese version of ‘The Boys’ as well as new song ‘Time Machine’ and the remix versions of ‘Mr. Taxi’, ‘Bad Girl’ and ‘The Great Escape’.
Released in June last year, ‘Girls’ Generation’ went into the history book for being an album by a foreign artist which recorded the high sales in the first week of release on Oricon in Japan. Girls’ Generation is also the first Korean girl group to have taken the no.1 spot on Oricon Weekly Album Chart. Within just a month, the album which recorded sales of more than 500,000 copies and was certified ‘Double Platinum’ by RIAJ. Along with the repackaged album, 1 million copies of the album were shipped out as of December 2011. The girls’ 1st Japanese studio album broke another record when it was placed within the top 10 of Oricon Weekly Album Chart for 17 weeks.
The boots worn by Girls’ Generation during their performances of follow-up song ‘Mr.Taxi’ have recently garnered a lot of attention. These boots were custom made accordingly to match the costumes worn by the girls during ‘Mr.Taxi’ stages.
One aspect about the boots that becomes the hot talking point among netizens is the boots’ smaller-than-usual circumference. Just by taking a glance at the white boots, the word ‘slim’ would come to mind immediately.
A representative of the maker of the boots, shoe brand Perche said, “The boots that we made based on Girls’ Generation’s sizes are more than 5cm thinner and more than 5cm longer than the ordinary boots. These boots will not fit people with ordinary bodies”.
On December 21st, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) released the ’2011 Ringtone Ranking’. Based on the chart, among Korean singers, only Girls’ Generation and Kara were ranked within the top 20 positions.
Girls’ Generation’s ‘Gee’ was ranked 7th and ‘Mr.Taxi’ took the no.10 spot. Kara’s ‘Mister’ and ‘Go Go Summer’ were ranked 6th and 11th respectively. Besides the two songs in the top 10 positions, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Run Devil Run’ was also placed at no.71.
Other than the usual TGIF celebrations, we have another reason to celebrate today! Girls’ Generation had just achieved the remarkable feat of getting their sixth consecutive win on KBS Music Bank’s K-Chart for ‘The Boys’!
The 6th K-Chart win is remarkable because with this win today, Girls’ Generation became the artist with the most K-Chart wins in 2011 to date. Similar to last week’s Music Bank, the top spot was down to Girls’ Generation and Wonder Girls, and Girls’ Generation was victorious with a total points of 13,234, compared to Wonder Girls’ 10,038 points.
Check out their performance and K-Chart win!
Meanwhile, a ‘Mr. Taxi’ version of Girls’ Generation’s third album ‘The Boys’ with the following jacket cover, will be released next week on December 8th and the girls are scheduled to continue their promotional activities until the end of December.
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After concluding the round of promotions for ‘The Boys’, Girls’ Generation will be making a comeback soon with the Korean version of ‘Mr. Taxi’.
Girls’ Generation made their comeback with third album ‘The Boys’ in the middle of October and they reigned supreme on the weekly music shows and charts with 11 wins, including five consecutive weekly wins on KBS’s Music Bank, triple crowns respectively on SBS’s Inkigayo and Mnet’s M!Countdown.
The girls will be back with ‘Mr. Taxi’, starting from Music Bank this Friday (December 2nd) and they are expected to be promoting actively until the end of December.
‘Mr. Taxi’ was initially released as a Japanese single in April this year, where it managed to top the Oricon daily charts. ‘Mr. Taxi’ was also included in Girls’ Generation’s first Japanese album, released in June, which has since sold over 700,000 copies.
The Korean version of ‘Mr. Taxi’ was first heard by the public in the girls’ solo concert in Seoul earlier this year in July.
The ‘Mr. Taxi’ version of Girls’ Generation’s third album will be released on December 7th and it will feature new images of the girls in the ‘Mr. Taxi’ concept.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation are currently in Singapore for the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), which will be held today, November 29th.
On November 27th, it was revealed that Girls’ Generation’s 3rd full album ‘The Boys’, released on the 19th last month, is ranked first on one of Taiwan’s three largest music chart, the G-Music Chart.
It is especially noticeable that their album has taken over popular top singers such as Jay Chou and Zhou Bi Chang, topping the chart with a deep implication. Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jay Chou’s new album ‘驚嘆號’ was ranked second, while Zhou Bi Chang’s album ‘黑擇明’ was ranked third and Westlife’s ‘Greatest Hits’ came in fourth.
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation was once again proven to be the top K-pop girl group in Japan.
According to the ‘2011 Popular CD/DVD Rental Chart’ published by Tsutaya, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Mr Taxi/Run Devil Run’ and ‘Gee’ were ranked 4th and 9th respectively. Tsutaya is the biggest CD and DVD sales and rental market in Japan. The Tsutaya chart is considerably prestigious since rental of CDs and DVDs is more prevalent among fans in Japan compared to digital music.
Girls’ Generation is the only K-Pop in the Top 10, along with bestselling Japanese girlgroup AKB48 and the girls also topped the K-Pop artiste chart, ahead of KARA, FT Island, CNBLUE and Super Junior so this once again, proved their popularity in Japan.
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