“Beautiful Girls” is the bonus track off SNSD’s first live album, ”Into the new world“. I found this on allkpop.
Check it out below!
I saw comments for that MV on YouTube, and many users complains about an intro. I’m waiting for your opinions
On the recent episode of MBC “We Got Married”, the YongSeo couple went to harvest their two rows of sweet potatoes. Sadly however, it turned out that the couple’s sweet potato field did not produce many sweet potatoes.
For SNSD’s Seohyun’s birthday present, CNBlue’s Yonghwa had given her 2 rows of sweet potato field. A couple months later, the two excitingly went to go see and harvest their sweet potatoes they had planted.
Yonghwa and Seohyun had already planned out who they would share their produce of sweet potatoes with, but as they got there, all they found were roots and no potatoes.
Seohyun, who grew irritated of only finding roots, started digging through the dirt rapidly saying, “How can this make sense? There’s really not even one? There’s only rocks. Come out, sweet potatoes, come out!”
Yonghwa and Seohyun only harvested a total of two tiny sweet potatoes. And instead of sharing the sweet potatoes to the people they both planned on sharing with, the “YongSeo” couple decided to make a dish, and come up with an excuse for why they couldn’t share their sweet potatoes.
Check out the episode after the cut
On KBS 2TV’s “Happy Together” which will be aired on November 11th, Sunny revealed some interesting stories while performing in Japan. Sunny said, “While performing on stage in Japan, I noticed some interesting messages on the placards held by the Japanese fans”. (more…)
in the past few weeks, the tensions due to the announcement of Gee arriving has been building up, and an outbreak has finally occurred. The virus, which originated in South Korea, has traveled across the Sea of Japan and is now infecting millions of unsuspecting citizens overseas. In the most severe cases, the victim ended up pre-ordering the single, which provides a temporary sense of self-satisfaction.
A recent report indicated that over 150,000 copies have been pre-ordered, signifying the severity of infections. It is noted that some individuals required multiple copies of Gee to ‘calm down’. In an exclusive interview with snsdkorean, musical talent Noda Megumi gave us the following response: (more…)
SNSD are set to conquer Japan’s music industry with their HOT debut on September 8th and despite being a rookie in Japan, the girls manage to debut at #5 on Oricon’s Daily Singles Chart and placed among some of the big names in Jpop industry such as Arashi, Glay, Japanese 48-member (WOW) girl group AKB48 and French Kiss.
Female K-pop group Girls’ Generation held their Japan debut showcase yesterday, attracting 20,000 fans to the event held at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, according to their agency SM Entertainment.
SM also said that about a total 1,000 journalists, advertisers and record company officials attended the showcase where the girls sang their hit numbers including “GENIE,” “Oh!”, “Run Devil Run,” and “Gee.”
The nine-member group also revealed the music video for their Japanese debut single “GENIE” which goes on sale in the country starting September 8.
Girls’ Generation’s Japanese record label Universal Japan Nayutawave Records expressed its hopes for the group’s activities in Japan, explaining “About 80 percent of the audience were females in their teens to twenties which proves that the interest young women have in Girls’ Generation comes from the group’s appeal and not the K-pop boom. This will help solidify their status in the J-pop market.”
“We were so surprised to see so many fans at our showcase when we haven’t even debuted…… We are looking forward to the days that lay ahead of us in Japan,” the girls were quoted as saying after the showcase.
The showcase took place a total of three times instead of once — SM extended the number following Japanese fans’ heated interest in the girls.
The girls were greeted by some 800 fans upon their arrival at the airport in Japan on Monday and attendees of the showcase were purchasers of the group’s DVD which placed at No. 3 on the prestigious Oricon’s weekly DVD chart and fourth on the overall chart, making them the first Korean girl group to have their first DVD to rank in the top 5 slots.
Girls’ Generation, has been one of the most popular groups in Korea since their debut in 2007. They performed in several countries in Asia such as China, Shanghai and Thailand for their “1st ASIA TOUR CONCERT – Into the New World” last year.
The girls will soon fly to Los Angeles in the United States to take part in the “SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR” to be held at the Staples Center on September 4.
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After showing off the3D version and teasing us and rocking out in their first ever Japanese concert the ladies of Girls’ Generation today finally unveiled their long awaited Genie pv!!!
It seems the ladies of SNSD don’t waste any time in changing things up with their J-Pop debut cause rather than debut with a cutesy album cover like other girl groups the girls today a unveiled the cover art which shows all the girls wearing little black dresses and skirts showing off their famous legs.
In today’s episode of We Got Married Seo Hyun demanded to compete at something with her hubby Jung Yong Hwa.
After much debate of what to play both decided to play pool which Jung Yong Hwa was much nervous about playing to which he revealed that years before he and a bud had competed against two girls in pool to which he says they lost badly.
After showing Seo Hyun the ropes of how to play and making a complete fool of him, the couple decided to bet on the game on the loser would carry the winnner.
As soon as the game started though Jung Young Hwa’s competitive side was revealed in which he mocked his wife any chance he could get. And and after a close tie he came out victorious to which he actually went with the deal and made poor Seo Hyun carry him!!
Check out the episode below
Today it was revealed that SNSD members visited BoA and congratulated her for her recent comeback.
SNSD members Yoona, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Jessica, and Sunny had a pillow fight in BoA’s waiting room during KBS’s ‘Music Bank’ and congratulated BoA for her comeback.
Excluding Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, who couldn’t make it cause they failed their Japanese test, the six SNSD members and BoA shared the family love and jealousy and chatted it out.
SM Entertainment’s representative stated, “Due to filming, SNSD was in Thailand and just arrived in Korea this morning. As soon as they arrived, they went straight to ‘Music Bank’ and filmed BoA’s performance.”
The SNSD members apologized for not being able to be present during the first comeback and stated, “As expected, it was a great performance. Unnie is the best!” and showed support.
SNSD / Girls’ Generation were recently spotted at an airport preparing to depart to the island of Phuket, Thailand for a photo shoot.
These photos, taken by a netizen, were revealed on the 10th through an internet portal site and they have garnered a lot of interest from the fans and netizens regarding the girls’ airport fashion.
The girls are seen with sunglasses and hats along with their comfortable regular clothes, yet they give off a scent that they are indeed stars.
Some of the netizens who have seen the photos gave their positive opinions regarding the girls’ fashion sense as they commented, “That’s SNSD! So pretty,” “They wore their clothes comfortably” and “Because they have great bodies, their clothes look great as well.”
There were also some negative comments by the netizens including, “Their fashion sense isn’t all that good,” “They think wearing a sunglass makes you a star” and “SNSD looks good only during their performances.”
To show off what crazy devoted fans they are in celebration of SNSD’s anniversary on the 7th, international fan site, ‘Soshified’, claimed they have raised $5650 to provide wells for poor villages. This was possible due to donations and participation of foreign fans.
The campaign site stated that 282 people were able to drink clean water under SNSD’s name.
Its cool to see just what one group can do a world with such an amazing project like this.
Today SNSD finally released the full track for the children’s show theme song My Friend Haechi” and in the meantime also released photos for their Domino Pizza’s endorsement with the girls showing off their awesome advertisement skills, and on a final note their first dvd to be released in Japan as already sold out in pre orders as the girls are preparing for their 10,000 seated fan meeting at Ariake Coliseum.
Korea’s hottest girl group, SNSD recently decided to take the heat to Japan, where they are slowly but surely achieving the same amount of fame that they get in their homeland! The Japanese expressed enough interest in them that they were able to sit down for an interview with ‘Marugoto’ magazine, a publication devoted to giving Japanese fans interesting tidbits on their K-pop girl groups.
They were asked about how they were doing with their Japanese and the girls revealed their favorite words
Taeyeon began the conversation, saying, “I’ve been interested in Japanese culture since school and I studied Japanese a little bit [then.] My favorite word is… “Yatta,” which means “Hooray!” or “I did it!”
Tiffany got all otakun like and specified the names of a few anime comics that she’s been using to help her study, saying, “Because I like Miyazaki Hayao’s works, I am studying by watching animes like ‘My Neighbor Totoro.’ But I’m still a beginner….”
Yoona was clueless on what to say saying, “I can’t really participate in the lessons at the office very much so I’ll tell you [how I study] in the future. My favorite Japanese phrases are “doki doki” [which is the sound of a heart beating] and “arigatou gozaimaso” [which means “thank you.]”
Jessica gave one of her infamous smiles saying, “I like the standard phrase “Aishiteru.” I also like the way “Chotto zutsu” sounds – it’s cute.” Jessica’s chosen phrases mean “I love you” and “A little bit,” respectively.
Fellow member, Sunny, was even more lost than Yoona and did not offer Japanese learning advice nor reveal her favorite phrases, but did ask: “Weeell, this is a question, but is it true that you can hold a conversation with just the words “Doumo” and “Douzo?” “Doumo” and “douzo” are both words with several different meanings. Laughing, the interviewer stated, “Yes, you could say that – nice discovery, haha!”
The conversation finally turned to their August 25th concert where they were asked how they felt being dropped from Korea to Japan.
Sooyoung confidently said , “I’ve already lived in Japan before. I love Japanese food, so I was really happy.”
Sunny put on a warrior face saying, “It’s going to be a new challenge. At first I was worried about things, but now I’m really looking forward to it!”
Yoona, however started sweating and said : “I’m naturally worried about language so I had better do my best and study more Japanese.”
Jessica and Tiffany were more than happy to pick up where Yoona left off with her mess when the girls were asked to name a J-pop song they were good at singing when out at a karaoke center. Jessica mentioned Mika Nakashima’s “Yuki no Hana,” while Tiffany said, “A senpai [sunbae] from my company, BoA’s ‘Possibility.’ In addition to that, I also like M-Flo; I have all of their albums.”
Taeyeon and Yuri ended the interview on a good note, promising that the girls would all try their hardest to become no.1. Yuri spoke for the entire team, saying, “I’ll work hard so fans will fill up all of the big venues. Everyone, let’s have fun this summer!”
This month just gets better and better.
Taeyeon: Yes, it is finally SNSD’s 3rd anniversary. Everyone, today is D-Day! Woo~. Ah, first, I want to congratulate Sones for today, and thank you so much for all the Sones who are congratulating us. The time that passed by wasn’t short, but it wasn’t long either. I hope all of our beautiful Sones will support us and cheer us on like always, and we will show more sides of us as well. There are no words to describe it… I love you, Sones. Thank you. And I am really excited because of you guys. Right now, it’s SNSD!
Jessica: Hello, I’m SNSD’s Jessica. Sones… it has already been 3 years. First of all, thank you for always staying by our side no matter what happens and for loving us so much.
We have Japan activities ahead of us, but we will come back to Korea very often, so don’t forget us! Hehe. Everyone, please stay healthy and I hope everything you guys do works out well, and give SNSD lots of support! SNSD will come back after letting everyone know more about Korea, and after gaining more Sones abroad. Bye everyone! Sones, bye bye! Right now, it’s SNSD!
Sunny: Hello! I’m Sunny from Girls’ Generation! Finally, Girls’ Generation has become 3 years old! Since SONEs and Girls’ Generation are united, you guys are now also 3 years old as well! I thought we were old enough, but I feel like we all became little kids, thinking of how we turned three years old now. Lets stay united forever until we all become old grannies and grandpas! Right now, it’s SNSD!
Tiffany: Hello?… Hello? Annyeonghaseyo (Hello), I’m Fany Fany Tiffany from Girls’ Generation! To all of you Sones out there, first of all, happy birthday! Clap clap clap clap clap clap clap! It feels really different whenever a year passes by. Doesn’t time seem to be passing by too fast?
Yuri: Yes it does!
Oh… Yuri… Yuri says…
Yuri: I love you all!
It’s already been three years… it’s already the third year since we’ve debuted! Because of that, I’m anxious to see what the future holds for us and I’m getting more nervous thinking about it! Wait… it has been a while since I said I’m getting nervous! Anyways, I hope we can be united now and forever! Thank you to all of you Sones for always giving us love and care. We sincerely love you all! Oh gosh, my fingers are curling up! I’ll be ending the message here. Thank you to all the international Sone fans too. We love you! Bye! Annyeong (Bye)! Annyeong (Bye)!
Hyoyeon: Hello, this is SNSD’s Hyoyeon. Has everyone been doing well? It has already been 3 years since SNSD’s debut. I think time went by too fast. Thank you so much to all of our fans who supported SNSD. I think SNSD was able to work hard and come to where we are today thanks to everyone’s support. You guys will continue to cheer us on, right? We, SNSD, will also show everyone that we are working very hard. I love you guys, bye~
Yuri: Hello, this is SNSD’s black pearl, Yuri! Waa~ Hi to all the Sones. Oh~ It’s already our 3rd anniversary. Waa~ I think time flies so fast. During the 3 years with Sones, there were many performances, first albums, first concerts, first wins, and there were so many memories about first everything with Sones. It’s amazing, and SNSD, all nine of us will work hard to stay together for not just 3 years, but 30 years, uhh… 30 years is… is that too long, Fany? (Fany: Nope!) Hahaha~ With Sones, I think it’ll be easy hitting the 300th year. Let’s continue all of this for a very long time. Let’s all be together. Ah~ I sincerely congratulate Sones for our 3rd anniversary!
Sooyoung: SONEs~ I’m SNSD’s Sooyoung~ How have you guys been? Huhuhu… You guys missed us, right? SNSD is doing well while preparing for future activities and working hard. We miss you guys, but we don’t have many chances to see you guys. Mmm, SNSD is finally celebrating our 3rd anniversary! Waah~ clap clap clap clap clap. It seems like our debut in 2007 was just yesterday, but time has already passed by. Truthfully, we have changed, but what we’re most thankful for is because it seems like you guys stayed with us the entire time. There are lots of pretty and sexy girl groups coming out, but I thank you for always looking at SNSD. I’m not worried about going to Japan for activities at all. Please always stay by our side like you guys have all this while~ Promise us, okay? You guys promised! Since it’s been three years already, we’ll come back with a much more mature image. Please wait for us and support us! Bye bye!
Yoona: SONE~ hehe! Hello, this is Yoona! It’s already SNSD’s 3rd anniversary. It seems like it was just yesterday that we debuted, but time flies by so fast. I believe that we were able to receive so much love and to have great things happen thanks to SONEs. Even if we won’t be in Korea for a while, we’ll show our faces often, so don’t forget about us and don’t cheat on us, okay?! From now on, it’s SNSD! Forever SNSD! Don’t forget SNSD, I love you guys!
Seohyun: Hello? Hello? Hello~ This is SNSD’s Seohyun. We’ve already been together for 3 years. SONEs, thank you for staying with us the entire time. I think us nine members and the SONEs have a special relationship, because with your unchanging love since we debuted, we all grew together. So I believe it’s a very precious type of relationship that doesn’t happen often, and I think we are here today thanks to everyone who stayed with us through the sad and happy times. We will work hard to never disappoint, never change, become more modest, and to become more mature from now on. SONEs, I love you~
On August 5, 2007 the K-pop world was rocked when a new girl group appeared of 9 young girls who called themselves Girls Generation and debuted with the single ‘Into The New World”, 3 years later these ladies have become one of the most popular idol groups in Asia making their anniversary a very special day for fans throughout Asia.
Some fans created a large billboard on the Gwanghwamun Building in Jung-gu and Non Hyun Dong Metro Building where a video displaying: “SNSD 2010 Japanese Debut, Sones will support SNSD always”
In other parts of Asia Vietnamese fans even put out an ad to celebrate!
Even in America some fans even created a special video titled Forever9 which shows the girl’s impact throughout the world
The girls have clearly gone a long way with breaking records on the charts and making it big with their no.1 album Oh! earlier this year, Girls Generation’s next stop is Japan where they are set to debut soon, and hopefully the girls will continue to show everyone how its done in the Idol world for years to come.
TaeYang and Nichkhun are two of the representative male stars with pretty eye smiles. SHINee’s Onew and BEAST’s Lee KiGwang have also been chosen as idols with attractive eye smiles.
Onew recently made a comeback with SHINee’s newest album and single, Lucifer. He has been gaining lots of love from fans with his hard working, but twinkling eye smile. His eye smiles give off a good feeling, along with a charismatic appearance on stage when performing.
BEAST’s Lee KiGwang has also been capturing the hears of female fans with his bright smile on variety shows. Laughing out loud while showing his eye smile has become a sort of his trademark. On stage, he shows off a more tough side with his smokey make-up, but his eyes turn into a pure angel’s off stage.
As expected, SNSD’s Tiffany and f(x)’s Sulli have been chosen to have the best eye smiles amongst girl groups. Not only does Tiffany show her eye smiles while performing on stage, but she also shows them off off stage. Her infinite eye smiles make those watching her get into a better mood.
Sulli’s cute eye smile is appealing as well. Her eye smiles make her seem even more loveable.
Source: Lee Jung Ah @osen.co.kr
Translation: ch0sshi @kpoplive.com
Seven groups’ solo time measured
Even with just four seconds of singing, a singer nonetheless?
Average 16 seconds per person, less than one-tenth of a song.
Cases of no solo part, only repeating the refrain
Parading looks-stage presence, mass-producing “goldfish singers”.
“The Beauty of Four Seconds.”
This is the snarky label from the Internet for Heechul, member of an idol group Super Junior who only has four seconds of solo singing time in “Sorry Sorry,” the title song for the group’s third album. Together, there are 13 members of Super Junior who sang this song. Since all 13 divide up a single song, each member can call himself a “singer” after singing for only four seconds.
Lately there are increasing cases in which solo parts of a song last no more than a few seconds, as the number of members in the idol groups such as Super Junior, Girl’s Generation and After School increase. This is contributing to the pop culture in which those who rely on looks or conversation skills are considered “singers” regardless of their singing abilities.
Idol Group Members Sing 16 Seconds on Average
According to Dong-A Ilbo’s measurements of solo parts, seven idol groups (Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, 4minute, After School, Infinite, MBLAQ, f(x)) appearing on MBC’s “Show Music Core” (July 10), SBS’s “Inkigayo” (July 11) and KBS’s “Music Bank” (June 25), sang for 16 seconds per person on average. Because a song lasts around 3.5 minutes on average, each member of those group sang less than one-tenth of a song, excluding the chorus.
Among the groups, Girl’s Generation (singing “Oh!”) had the shortest solo parts, averaging 9.4 seconds per part. The main vocal Taeyeon sang for 22 seconds, while Seohyeon’s solo parts — two lines consisting of “oppa look at me, just look at me” and “listen, really” — amounted to 5 seconds. When After School sang “Bang!”, members Nana and Lizzy had no solo parts; instead, the two sang together for 8 seconds. Jooyeon’s solo part — “The heart-thumping night, my heart is oh oh oh oh” — lasted 4 seconds.
Infinite, singing “Come Back Again,” had the greatest time differential among the members’ solo parts. While the main vocal Kim Sunggyu sang for 29 seconds, Lee Sung-Jong, Lee Seung-Yeol and L sang for 1, 3 and 4 seconds respectively. The words that Lee Sung-Jong sang alone were four letters (다 거짓말 “all lies”). Lee Seung-Yeol only had the line, “Feels like I’m going to die, my head hurts.” Lee Young-Joon, director of Infinite’s management company, said: “It is not that the members have different singing abilities. It is more the case that the process of assigning the solo parts while taking the tone of this particular song into consideration made the parts of certain members relatively smaller.”
As individual singing is increasingly obscured through the lengthened chorus and the shortened solo parts, certain bloggers have taken to uploading videos of live performances with pre-recorded background music edited out, then proceeding to evaluate the singers.
No Shame in No Singing
Yoona of Girls’ Generation, in “Family Outing 2″ aired on SBS on June 27, said: “We can’t go longer than ten seconds (on solo parts),” and that her part is five letters. (말하고 싶어 “I want to say.”)
Since his debut, Heechul cumulatively sang 39 seconds of all Super Junior title songs; Yoona of Girls’ Generation, 42 seconds; and Nicole of Kara, 45 seconds. Instead of being embarrassed, they appear to treat this as a fodder for laughter. In MBC’s “Radio Star” aired on June 30, Jung-ah, member of After School, was a recipient of a joke from MC Kim Guk-Jin that she was “amazingly, a main vocal.” Jung-ah only responded by laughing and half-heartedly singing one line of a song. Goo Hara of Kara, whom music fans have pointed out for lacking singing ability, invited further criticism by only repeating the refrain “hallo hallo hallo” in Kara’s new song “Lupin,” released February of this year.
Music critic Im Jin-Mo said, “If there is only a few seconds of solo parts, a singer will naturally practice less singing — which is what singers are supposed to do,” and noted, “Another problem is that members with less solo parts will feel excluded, which hurts the teamwork of the group, shortening the group’s lifecycle.” Music critic Kim Jak-Ga said, “The more idol groups — who do not put much emphasis on singing — there are in the pop world, there is less room for singers with real talent.”
More famously as members of ABDC S3 runner-ups, the Beat Freaks, Rino “RinOkinawa” Nakasone & Maryss from Paris form The Geminiz, and have choreographed several of the best dance routines in SM Entertainment. Below is the recently uploaded video of the girls dancing to their choreography for Super Junior’s No Other.
The Geminiz are also from The BEAT FREAKS and have choreographed for F(x)’s “NU ABO”. On the other hand, Rino Nakasone Razalan has been choreographing for SM entertainment since 2008. Her work includes SHINee’s debut Song “Replay”, and “Love like oxygen”, “JULIETTE”, Girl’s Generation “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)”, “OH!”, F(x) “Chu” and recently she assist Jae Won for SHINee’s “Lucifer.
NU ABO – f(x)
Genie – SNSD
Love Like Oxygen – SHINee
Replay – SHINee
On July 23, Vancouver Olympic bronze medalists, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, performed at the 2010 All That Skate Summer event in Korea with their own routine to our girls’ song, Gee. Enjoy the performance below!
source: snsd central
theyre playing “bitter sweet” by brave brothers on their radio when im writing this… im like dancing here lol
Not too long ago when Sooyoung made a UFO Star Call, Jessica has also made one! Check out the video and translation below.
Hello, I’m SNSD’s Jessica. It’s nice to meet you. Are you overcoming this hot weather? I’m keeping healthy. I’ll inform you of ways to stay cool and enjoy summer. There’s nothing that says you need to listen to dance music during the summer, so ballads are very good to listen to too so please listen to SHINee’s 욕 (慾) (Obsession). Please love SHINee a lot, please love SNSD a lot, and please love Jessica a lot. Bye~
Video credits: kjw6676
Translation credits: Hyunjin808
Source: SNSD Central