Korean Pop Music Continues to Hit Heights in Japan 2011/09/06, Source,
South Korean sexuality is being fused within K-pop (Korean pop music) in order to make further inroads into the Japanese market. This is a sure-fire winner in Japan and a very obvious market ploy. Alongside this traditional route you have catchy tunes and a more mature outlook with pouting looks and sexy outfits to appeal to many fashion conscious youngsters of both sexes in Japan,...More
Girls' Generation - it's the girls' time! 2011/07/26, Source,
By Kwon Mee-yoo
K-pop group Girls' Generation rocked some 20,000, from children to their parents, from Koreans to overseas fans, at their "2011 Girls' Generation Tour"at Gymnastics Stadium, Olympic Park in Seoul, Sunday.
The nine girls gave a powerful performance, offering 32 songs in three hours. The seats were filled with "samchon", or "uncle fans" and followers from across the globe. As there were more males than at any other concerts, the sounds of the crowd's shouts were relatively low but their spirits were higher than ever,...More
Girls' Generation Tiffany to resume group activities 2010/12/20, Source, Girls' Generation (from left to right) Sooyoung, Tiffany and Yuri (Kwon Yuri) [SM Entertainment]
Korean female idol Girls' Generation member Tiffany will resume her activities with her groupmates this week after having taken a break to recover from her knee injury.
SM Entertainment announced in a press release on Monday that Tiffany will make her comeback appearance on Japan's Fuji TV's "Mezamashi TV", a weekly news show, on December 23 to sing their hit song "Gee",...More
Girls' Generation, SHINee and f(x) calendars to be released 2010/11/22, Source, Girls' Generation (left) and SHINee (right) [Danal]
A 2011 calendar featuring the photographs of SM Entertainment artists Girls' Generation, SHINee and f(X) will become available for preorders tomorrow.
The calendar's creator Danal announced on Monday that they will release a desk top and wall version of the calendar featuring individual and group pictures of the popular K-pop stars. It will also be available as an application for smartphones,...More
Girls' Generation crowned winners on music shows 2010/11/08, Source, Girls' Generation's third mini-album "Hoot" [SM Entertainment]
Korean female idol group Girls' Generation was crowned winners on both weekend televised music programs during the first week of November.
The girls scored their first win on Friday's music show "Music Bank" as well as taking the Mutizen Award on SBS' "Inkigayo" with their title track "Hoot" from their third mini-album of the same name,...More
[INTERVIEW] Girls' Generation - Part 1 2010/11/03, Source, Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Q: You placed first on Oricon's singles chart. How did it feel? Tiffany: We all cried. We were performing on stage when news came that we took third place with our first single "Genie" but we still all cried upon hearing about it. When we took No. 1, I woke up to a text message saying we got first place (laugh) and I cried as soon as I saw it. Q: Before, your seniors went to Japan with the mindset that they are starting their singing careers all over again. But you acted like pop stars from overseas from the very beginning. How have you been treated in Japan? Hyoyeon: I think the Japanese people we have met are just naturally kind and polite rather than us having received any form of special treatment. Tiffany: I think I've rather gone back to the mindset of when we debuted three years ago. And I've become more cautious as well. But I told myself I should have fun even though we're overseas. Jessica: I was tearing up from the moment we held our showcase because I was so excited. I could hear our fans' cheering before going on stage so my heart was overflowing with joy from the fact that the venue was full,...More
Girls' Generation sweeps mobile charts in Japan with "Gee" 2010/10/29, Source, Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Korean female pop stars Girls' Generation has continued to create a big splash in Japan, sweeping mobile music charts with their second Japanese single.
According to Japan's Recochuku's weekly mobile music chart on October 28, "Gee", which was released in the country last week, took first place, while becoming the most downloaded track on the Video Clip chart and several other charts including music.jp, Hudson, JOYSOUND and mora,...More
Girls' Generation to release new mini-album "Hoot" 2010/10/19, Source,
Girls' Generational members (from left to right) Tiffany, Jessica and Seohyun [SM Entertainment]
Korean girl group Girls' Generation will be returning to the local music scene with their upcoming mini-album "Hoot" at the end of the October.
Their agency SM Entertainment made the announcement through a press release Tuesday while revealing teaser photographs of members Tiffany, Jessica and Seohyun as well as a short snippet of "Hoot", also the name of the title track, on the girls' official webpage,...More
Girls' Generation holds sold-out concerts in Taiwan 2010/10/18, Source,
Korean girl group Girls' Generation at their first solo concert in Taiwan. [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop sensation Girls' Generation held two sold-out concerts in Taiwan over the weekend.
SM Entertainment announced in a press release Monday that the nine-member girl group flew into Taiwan last week for the concert "The 1st ASIA TOUR CONCERT - Into the New World" held at the Taipei Arena on October 16 and 17 which was attended by,...More
SM artists attract 15,000 fans to LA concert 2010/09/06, Source,
SM artists performing at the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles [SM Entertainment]
The artists of SM Entertainment made their second stop of their "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" in the United States over the weekend, drawing some 15,000 fans to the Staples Center in Los Angles,...More
[PHOTOS] SM tour 2010/09/03, Source, Donghae, Minho and Eunhyuk [SM Entertainment]
From left, Super Junior's Donghae and SHINee's Minho goof off in front of a sleeping Super Junior member Eunhyuk in a plane at Incheon International Airport in South Korea on September 2, 2010 as they depart for the U.S. leg of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour" to be held in Los Angeles on September 4,...More
Girls' Generation claims top spot on Asia's music charts 2010/05/28, Source,
Members of Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop sensation Girls' Generation seems to be solidifying their presence in Asia, claiming the top spot on the music charts of several countries with their latest studio release.
According to a press release from their agency SM Entertainment on Friday, the girls claimed the No. 1 spot on the music charts in the Philippines and Thailand with their single "Run Devil Run" from their repackaged second album of the same name,...More
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