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Daily Archives: December 22, 2010
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On December 21st, the Japanese version of SNSD’s 3rd mini album, ‘Hoot’ was released and as expected, it received overwhelming response from the local fans.
On the day before the release (December 20th), the Tower Records in Shibuya, Tokyo was filled with promotional images of SNSD. A separate store was also specially set-up to welcome the fans who are eager to get their hands on SNSD’s new release. Japanese fans in their teens to those in their 30s, seem to be the ones contributing to the majority of the album purchase.
A staff of the record store said, “Due to the expected high demand of SNSD’s release, we have set up stalls a day earlier (December 20th). Since last week, there were a lot of inquiries flowing in through phone calls about the release”. He added, “Both male and female fans love them very much”.
The girls are expected to appear on Japanese TV shows to promote their newly released Japanese version of 3rd mini album ‘Hoot’.
source: sports.hankooki.com via fanwonder
SNSD have been chosen by the general public as the ‘Artist of the Year’ for the second year running.
The professional research firm, Gallup Korea, chose 3,401 random citizens over the age of 13 to ask the question, “Who is your favorite artist?”. Results showed that 31.5% of the votes went to SNSD, making them rank #1 for a second consecutive year. 2nd place went to 2PM with 12.5%, while 3rd place went to Jang Yoon Jung (11.6%).
SNSD also received their votes from the widest age range of participants, and ranked #1 in every single age group category. The statistics are as follows:
❖ 10-19: 43.2%
❖ 20-29: 40.6%
❖ 30-39: 43.1%
❖ 40-49: 33.0%
❖ 50+: 21.6%.
When the participants were asked to choose the most popular song of 2010, SNSD’s “Hoot” and “Oh!” ranked 1st and 2nd respectively; the results reflect similarities to last year’s results, as “Gee” and “Tell Me Your Wish” had also placed 1st and 2nd as well.
Having also won the ‘Disk Bonsang Daesang’ at this year’s Golden Disk Awards, in addition to the ‘Artist of the Year Daesang’ at the Melon Music Awards, SNSD has indeed proven that they are in fact the ‘National Girl Group’ of Korea.
source: MyDaily via Nate+allkpop
Actor Ryu Si Won will team up with SNSD’s Yuri and Tiffany to MC for the “2010 MBC Gayo Daejun“, to be held on December 31st at the MBC Dream Center.
The trio has already caused a buzz in the industry, since all three members are Hallyu stars – it comes as no surprise, therefore, that they’ve already been given a new nickname: ‘Hallyu MCs.’
MBC’s “Gayo Daejun” boasts an impressive line-up of stars for their show, which will include never-before-seen performances and special collaboration stages. Over 40 different teams and a 150-member audience are expected to appear for it.
Meanwhile, fans of Yuri and Tiffany will be delighted to know that they will also host the Christmas edition of “Music Core“ this Saturday as well
source: OSEN via Nate, Girls’ Generation Official Website + allkpop
As previously mentioned, popular idol groups Big Bang and SNSD will be attending the ‘52nd Japan Record Awards‘ show in Tokyo on December 30th.
Big Bang has been nominated for the highest award of the night, the “Japan Record Awards“. Regarding this, on December 21st, Big Bang’s entertainment company revealed, “Big Bang will be going for the ‘Japan Record Awards’ for the second year in a row,” to Money Today Star News.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon and TOP, are currently busy promoting their first duet album, but the duo will be even more busy towards the end of the year as they are scheduled to appear for ‘SBS Gayo Daejun‘ on the 29th, ‘Japan Record Awards’ on the 30th, and ‘MBC’s Music Festival‘ on the 31st.
A representative of the K-pop music industry also quoted, “Girls Generation will make an appearance for this year’s ‘Japan Record Awards’. The ‘2010 KBS Music Festival‘ also happens to be on the same night, but the chances are very high that Girls Generation will return to Korea after the ‘Japan Record Awards’ and make an appearance for ‘KBS’ Music Festival’.”
On another note, the ‘Japan Record Awards’ is one of the the biggest end of the year music awards show in Japan, and the awards ceremony will be shown live through TBS.
source: Star News via Nate+allkpop