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On February 13th, Yuri departed for New York for the location shooting of SBS new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Fashion King’.
Yuri along with other Girls’ Generation members arrived at Incheon International Airport in the early morning of February 13th after completing their Bangkok leg of the ‘Girls’ Generation Tour’ which took place on February 12th. Just a few of hours after they had landed in Seoul, Yuri had to take another flight to New York for the shooting. However, she showed no sign of fatigue at all.
Yuri said, “As I will be playing a firm character in my very first drama, I am very worried. Thus, for the sake of playing the role, I’ve been focusing on my acting practice. In order to do well in my acting, I will work really hard. I hope to present myself well to the viewers”.
In ‘Fashion King’, Yuri plays the role of the charming and beautiful Choi AnNa, who strove and persevered through difficulties in America to be the top designer working under a world-known fashion designer.
Meanwhile, ‘Fashion King’ will be aired starting March 12th at 9.55pm KST.
At 7pm (New York local time) on February 2nd, Girls’ Generation’s 1st fan signing event in America took place at a record store within ‘Best Buy’ at Union Square, New York. About 1300 fans flocked to the venue to participate in the event.
To catch a glimpse of the girls, fans started to form a queue since the early morning and for the sake of the fans’ safety, New York’s police officers came to the venue to make sure everything was in order. In addition to that, ‘Best Buy’ halted all sales operations for safety reason.
A staff of ‘Best Buy’ said, “To this day, many fan signing events took place here but this is the first time since Lady Gaga’s event that we had to stop all sales activities for the safety of the fans”.
During the event which took place for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, Girls’ Generation greeted and shook hands with the American fans as well as spending some meaningful time by interacting with the fans directly.
Meawhile, for this promotional activities in United States, Girls’ Generation have appeared on main American TV channels such as CBS, ABC and NBC as well as interviews with various American media as well as ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions with influential club and radio DJs, broadcasting officials, promoters, etc. Girls’ Generation concluded all their American promotion schedules with the fan signing event which took place in ‘Best Buy’ outlet at Union Square, New York.
On February 1st, Girls’ Generation held a press conference at Gansevoort Hotel, New York, after successfully completing their first performances on American TV.
After being asked about how they felt being on American TV the girls replied, “When we were first told that we were confirmed to be on a famous American TV show, all of us just cried. We didn’t believe it until we got here and actually performed in front of the live audience and the cameras. It was just so surreal and such a big honor. It was an experience that none of us will ever forget.”
On January 31st, Girls’ Generation made their first American debut on one of the main American talk shows, CBS’s ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’. The girls performed a new remix version of their song ‘The Boys’ live, along with the shows live band. The next day on February 1st, the girls made their second appearance on ABC’s popular morning show ‘Live! with Kelly’, also performing their song ‘The Boys’.
Earlier today, national American daily, USA Today also had a brief interview with the girls.
Their next interview is scheduled to take place on February 2nd with NBC’s entertainment program ‘Extra TV’.
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Girls’ Generation, who showed off their charms at successfully completed ‘SMTOWN Live in New York’ concert on October 23rd, participated in the filming of one of MTV channel’s programme and conquered the centre of New York – Times Square.
Promoting their worldwide-released song ‘The Boys’, Girls’ Generation appeared on the special programme on the music channel, MTV, on October 24th at 3pm (New York standard time). The programme, aired on ‘MTV News’ and ‘MTV Network Channel’, included an interview conducted with Girls’ Generation.
It is also worth mentioning that the programme was not only filmed at the MTV open studio located at New York’s Times Square, but it was also broadcasted live through the huge MTV display screen opposite the open studio. As fans from all regions of US gathered at Times Square to watch Girls’ Generation, their global popularity was once again proven to be true.
As soon as Girls’ Generation appeared onscreen, fans held up fan boards, towels and folding fans prepared in advance and at the same time, shouted members’ names loudly. Throughout the filming, fans stayed with the members and supported them, attracting attentions of the New York residents passing by Broadway.
As the MTV programme and ‘The Boys’ teaser video were broadcasted on the screen in Times Square on October 24th and 17th respectively, many fans have stood along the road to watch. So many fans were there that it created an illusion that Times Square has become ‘Girls’ Generation Road’.
Furthermore, after the filming of the MTV programme ended, Girls’ Generation held their first US fan meeting at the ‘BEST BUY Theater’ located at New York’s Broadway, to introduce their new album and the girls answered questions through the Q&A session. More than a thousand fans gathered at the fan meeting, once again indicating Girls’ Generation’s popularity.
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On October 23rd, SM Town artistes namely BoA, SNSD, Kangta, f(x), SHINee, TVXQ and Super Junior performed at the ‘SM Town Live World Tour Concert’ in Madison Square Garden, New York.
15,000-strong fans cheered on top of their voices for their idols at the 3.5-hour concert. A representative of SM Entertainment said, “Out of the total number of audience here, 70% are non-Asians. The audience could follow the songs and the fan chants in Korean very well”.
At the concert, SNSD performed the English version of ‘The Boys’ for the very first time. If you weren’t there to see it LIVE, here’s a chance for you to catch them! Enjoy!
SNSD will be departing for New York from Incheon International Airport on October 22nd (evening, Korean time) for the ‘SM Town Live World Tour’ in Madison Square Garden.
Besides SNSD, other SM artistes such as TVXQ, BoA, Kangta, SHINee, f(x) and Super Junior will also be participating in the concert. Kicking off in Seoul and then to venues in LA, Tokyo, Paris, etc, ‘SM Town Live World Tour’ Concerts had managed to attract music fans from all around the world. The New York-leg of the concert will be taking place at 7pm (New York local time) on October 23rd in Madison Square Garden’s main concert arena which could accomodate 15,000 fans.
According to Madison Square Garden officials, ‘SM Town Live World Tour’ will be the first concert by Asian artistes to be held at Madison Square Garden’s main concert arena.
In addition to that, a huge billboard in New York’s Time Square which was sponsored by LG Electronics has been playing the promotional video of ‘SM Town Live World Tour in New York’ since October 17th.
At the New York concert, SNSD will be performing the English version of ‘The Boys’ for the very first time ever since its worldwide release on October 19th. As such, explosive response from the American music fans is very much anticipated.
Meanwhile, updates, concert and backstage pictures as well as highlights of ‘SM Town Live World Tour in New York’ can be enjoyed through SM Town Facebook page, SM Town Youtube Channel and also through Kakao Talk Plus Friend. From as early as October 22nd, pictures of SM artistes departing for New York will be available.
Kpop which has become a global trend in 2011 will be invading the central of pop culture, New York.
SNSD, Super Junior, TVXQ and other SM Entertainment artistes will be joining hands to perform at the SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden in New York, USA on October 23rd.
Before flying off to New York to captivate 15,000 Kpop fans in Madison Square Garden, SM artistes are scheduled to perform a 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome from September 2nd to 4th, in front of 150,000 fans for the Tokyo leg of the SM Town Live World Tour.
on August 31st, a representative of SM Entertainment said, “With the concert to be held in Madison Square Garden which is recognized as America’s most prestigious concert venue, SM’s global brand power is once again proven”. Madison Square Garden had previously hosted performances by internationally-known pop stars such as Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, etc. It is also known as the home for the NBA professional basketball team, New York Knicks.
As part of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics bidding effort, a huge ‘National Choir’ event will be held in Seoul, Pyeongchang and New York.
On May 3rd, World Harmony officials said that the ’2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Bid National Choir’ event will be held for 2 hours starting from 7pm KST on May 14th at Seoul Plaza, Pyeongchang Alpensia Ski Jumping Park and New York simultaneously.
2,018 people will be participating at the event in Seoul and Pyeonchang. In New York, participation from a choir group of about 200 members is also expected. The participation of the 2,018 people in Korea marks the year 2018.
The three choir groups in Seoul, Pyeongchang and New York are connected via multivision and will be conducted by Jung MyungHoon in Seoul Plaza. Choir group in Seoul will be performing ‘Triumphal March’ from the opera ‘Aida’ and Korea’s folk song while choir group in Pyeongchang will be singing ‘Pyeongchang’s Dream’ and ‘Why We Sing’. Choir group in New York on the other hand, will be singing ‘I Have A Dream’, etc. At the end of the event, the choirs will be singing ‘Symphonic Fantasia Korea’ and ‘Arirang’ together with the public.
This event will also be attended by famous singers such as SNSD, CN Blue, In SoonI, etc and sport stars such as Lee SangHwa, Lee JungSoo, Song ShiBaek, Kwak YoonGi, Hwang YoungJo, etc. World Harmony official said, “We plan to get this large choir event into the Guiness Book of Records”.
UPDATE 1: SNSD’s ‘Hoot’ and ‘Gee’ performances