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[Interview] Girls’ Generation talks about winning Daesang for 3 consecutive years

January 13, 2012

After the ’26th Golden Disk Awards’ at Kyocera Dome, Osaka on January 12th, Daily Sports (ISPLUS) met up with Girls’ Generation backstage and had an interview with them. Here are the contents of the interview:

Question: How did you feel when Girls’ Generation was announced as the winner of the Daesang?
Taeyeon: We were really thankful. We did not realize it at first when it was announced in Japanese. Only when ‘So Nyeo Shi Dae’ was mentioned, we realized it was us. (laughter) Until now, the smiles seem to be stuck on our faces. It reminded me of last year. We could not hold back our tears when we received the award last year and we are really happy to receive it again this year.

Question: Did you expect to win the award?
Tiffany: We wanted to win it. (laughter) However, we were nervous about it along with other great artists. Because we worked very hard last year, we would be satisfied even if we didn’t win the award. We are thankful for the award.

Question: At this moment, Who comes to your mind?
Sooyoung: Definitely, we thought of our fans first. Thanks to our fans, we were able to receive this award. Thank you so much.

Question: Last year, when you were receiving your Daesang, all the members were sad because Tiffany who suffered an injury to her leg could not be there. I think it must be special since all nine members are here to receive the awards.
Tiffany: It feels really great. I think I’m the happiest and most excited among all of us. It feels good to be with the members and I will work even harder in the future.

Question: What was 2010 like to Girls’ Generation?
Jessica: We were extremely busy. It was nice to be able to meet a lot of overseas fans. Please wait for a while more as we will be meeting you again.

Question: Girls’ Generation won the New Artist Award in 2007, Digital Daesang in 2009 and Disk Daesang in 2010. This year, you have won Bonsang and Daesang too. Girls’ Generation seem to have a good bond with Golden Disk Awards.
Yuri: It was really an honor. It was really great to receive the award. I think this year will be a happy year for us too.

Question: In the recent 3 years, without fail, Girls’ Generation have been winning the Digital and Disk Daesang on alternate years. After Kim GunMo, Girls’ Generation are the second artist to have won Golden Disk Daesang for 3 years in a row.
YoonA: Now that you mentioned it, I’m getting the goosebumps immediately. Ah, because ’3 consecutive years’ was mentioned, I think I’m feeling the electrified sensation all over. We are thankful and we will work even harder to perform better to achieve good results next year too.

Question: Since debut, Girls’ Generation have been on the rise continuously. However, I think there must be some difficult times too. When was it?
Tiffany: Everytime there is a difficulty, I face and get through those tough times together with the members. I’m thankful to all the members.

Question: What are your plans for 2012?
Seohyun: Since last year, we had our Arena Tour in Japan. We plan to continue performing this year too. While we’re going on our Arena Tour, we also hope that our dream of having a world tour will materialize. We would like to greet our fans often.

Question: Would you like to convey some messages to your fans around the world?
Girls’ Generation: Thank you for this really big award. 2012 too is Girls’ Generation!


All set for ’26th Golden Disk Awards’

January 10, 2012

In the evening of January 10th, Girls’ Generation departed for Japan through Gimpo Airport to attend the ’26th Golden Disk Awards’ which will be held in Kyocera Dome, Osaka on January 11th and 12th.

This is the first time that the ‘Golden Disk Awards’ will be held in Japan and it will feature various performances from 23 artists comprising of Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, Kara, CN Blue, Beast, Secret, Jay Park, etc.

In 2010, Girls’ Generation bagged 3 awards at the ’25th Golden Disk Awards‘ – Disk Daesang, Disk Bonsang and Ceci Popularity Award.

On day 1 (January 11th), the Album Awards will be presented while the Digital Album Awards presentation will take place on day 2 (January 12th). On both days, the award ceremony will kick off at 6.30pm JST. Based on the program schedule published on the official site, Girls’ Generation will be performing on the second day, January 12th.

The prestigious annual music award ceremony will be aired throughout both Korea and Japan via JTBC (Korea) and CS Asahi (Japan).


SNSD and BoA to attend ‘Summer Sonic 2011′

July 1, 2011

SNSD and BoA will be participating in a rock festival in Japan, the ‘Summer Sonic 2011′.

On June 30th, the line-up for the event which includes SNSD and BoA was published on Summer Sonic’s official website. BoA will be the first solo female singer from Korea to attend the prestigious festival.

‘Summer Sonic 2011′ will be held on August 13th and 14th in Tokyo and Osaka where there will be 2 performances for each venue. BoA is scheduled to perform on August 13th in Tokyo alongside Avril Lavigne, Japanese hip-hop group, Rip Slyme, Perfume, etc. SNSD on the other hand will be performing on August 14th in Tokyo as special guests.

Some of the big names who will be making their appearances on ‘Summer Sonic 2011′ are The Strokes, Red Hot Chilipeppers, Panic! At The Disco, Korn, X-Japan, etc.


SNSD to cheer for Oryx Buffaloes in Osaka on Korean Day

March 2, 2011

SNSD will be meeting Park Chan Ho and Lee Seungyeob soon.

SNSD who are not only popular in Korea but also in Japan will be traveling to Osaka to cheer for Japanese Baseball team, Oryx Buffaloes and also top Korean players, Park Chan Ho and Lee Seung Yeob at the ‘Korean Day’ event match.

To add more excitement to the game, Oryx decided to invite SNSD. A representative of Oryx said, “We have contacted the relevant department in charged of SNSD on this matter. Since SNSD will be visiting the stadium on Saturday, April 23rd, a huge turnout can be expected”. In the event, SNSD will be singing the national anthem as well as throwing and hitting the first ball of the game.

SNSD and Kara are both popular among Oryx Buffaloes players, especially among the younger players.