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17:45 

[News] Sooyoung expresses her gratitude for her fellow members

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Girls Generations Sooyoung showed her appreciation towards her fellow members for supporting her throughout her drama debut.

During the press conference for tvN Third Hospital held on August 29th at Seoul Nonhyundong Imperial Palace Hotel, Sooyoung said, (Girls Generation) members came to almost every one of my drama shootings until they were over. She added, For example, even though the set was far from Seoul, Tiffany commuted for an hour and a half just to give me cupcakes, revealing the close bond they share with one another.

Sooyoung also expressed her gratitude when she said, They could have just sent a text message or sent something over, but the fact that they took the time to come (in person) was very touching. She continued, So after the drama is over, I told them that I would treat them all out.

Meanwhile, the first episode of Third Hospital will air on Wednesday, September 5th at 11 pm.

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14:16 

[News] I Got A Boy Receives an All-Kill on Korean Charts

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After just an hour after the release of I Got A Boy, the album received an all-kill on Korean real-time charts, dominating the music sites with all ten songs on the album. I Got A Boy ranked number one on online music charts, such as MelOn, Bugs!, Olleh, Soribada, Mnet, Daum, and Naver.

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16:54 

[News] Hyoyeon and Yuri to Be Special MCs on Mnets M! Countdown

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Hyoyeon and Yuri have been chosen as special MCs for Mnets M! Countdown episode featuring Girls Generations Korean comeback, which will air on January 3rd at 6:00 PM KST. The girls will be performing two songs: Dancing Queen and I Got A Boy. This will be the first time I Got A Boy is performed on a weekly music show.

Before their M! Countdown performance, the girls will appear as guests on Mnets Open Studio Talk. Girls Generation will also perform on KBSs Music Bank, MBCs Show! Music Core, and SBSs Inkigayo on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of January, respectively.

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21:40 

[News] Sunnys hat from Dancing Queen criticized + SM to re-release MV

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Sunnys cap from Girls Generations music video for Dancing Queen has been receiving attention due to the less-than-friendly statement printed on the front of it.

At the end of the Dancing Queen MV, Sunny wears a hat that reads WELCOME MOTHERF★CKERS. Though Girls Generation fans had noticed the hat since the moment the Dancing Queen MV was released, it didnt become a big issue until the public noticed it after the release of I Got A Boy.

Many commented, This is just noise marketing, isnt it?, Since Girls Generation is such a big name, I feel like they should consider things like this more carefully, I wonder what they were thinking when they gave her that hat, and more.

Seohyun donned a similar hat for the I Got A Boy MV, but stylists made sure to cover up the offensive statement. Members Sooyoung and YoonA also wore hats that read F*CK THE SYSTEM, which were covered up with patches.

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Producer Duble Sidekick also wore the same hat during the 2012 Mnet Asia Music Awards, but that did not stir up much controversy.

SM Entertainment has announced that it will be re-releasing a new version of the Dancing Queen music video after editing out the offensive language.

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16:14 

[News] I Got A Boy Makes a Splash in American Media

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Girls Generations I Got A Boy album was released worldwide on January 1st at 5PM KST, and only a few days later, its international impact is already evident. The positive response from the American media is noteworthy, especially with the girls visit to the United States as part of their American The Boys promotions.
An article on the website of the Los Angeles Times described I Got A Boy as something as strange and structurally progressive as anything in the current commercial pop realm, likening the song to a crossword puzzle or a modern-day Bohemian Rhapsody. The author also compared I Got A Boy to the works of popular artists in the American music industry today, including Skrillex and Ellie Goulding. These songs all share the structural dissonance that makes I Got A Boy a beautiful mess, one that the author theorized responds to the theme of impatience that is so prevalent in current American society.
MTV Style, meanwhile, looked at a different aspect of I Got A Boy: the girls fashion sense. The article declared the music video to be a fashion whirlwind and total TREASURE TROVE of outfit inspiration, featuring items from popular labels including Lazy Oaf, Stussy, and Obey. The article also pointed out specific pieces for the readers enjoyment, such as Taeyeons Good Vibe tee and Sooyoungs Batman shirt.
Girls Generation was also featured on GRANTLAND, a sports and pop culture website owned by ESPN. The site listed I Got A Boy first in its Songs of the Week article. The author mentioned K-Pops significant break into the American music scene with PSYs Gangnam Style and continued by commenting on I Got A Boys musical complexities and unique lyrics.
Billboard.com released a review for I Got A Boy, which is the first Billboard track-by-track review of a non-English album. The title song got high praise as one of the most-forward thinking lead pop singles heard in any country for its intense mix of different sounds and melodies. Jeff Benjamin, the author, commended Girls Generation for [setting] the bar truly high for pop in 2013″ with I Got A Boy. Benjamin greeted the remaining nine tracks of I Got A Boy with praise. Billboard.com retweeted a shout-out tweet by Benjamin to over 700,000 followers, thanking SONEs for their warm reception.

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22:54 

[News] SNSD reveal their honest thoughts on IGAB comeback and choreography

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Girls Generation shared their honest thoughts on their song and choreography for I Got A Boy during an interview for their comeback at Shinsadongs SM Everything on the 8th KST.

Seohyun shared, It was our first time trying this genre, and the tempo changes all seemed unfamiliar. I couldnt tell where things were in the composition. It isnt a hook song that quickly catches peoples ears, so I think it was more [strange]. But once you hear our song and scratch the surface and keep listening to it, you will discover fun elements to the song. The members also began to like it more after listening to it not once, but 100 times. At the time of our debut, we wore sneakers and did music that matched the teenage generation. Afterwards, as we entered our 20s, we had a lovely image as we wore white t-shirts and jeans and wanted to do more mature music.



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01:36 

[News] Jessica Hospitalized due to Exhaustion

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It has been reported that Jessica was hospitalized due to exhaustion.

On January 8, during her musical Legally Blonde, her body wasnt in good condition and she fell down twice. Her legs kept trembling during the show but she persevered till the end and was seen crying after that. She was seen being carried to the van by her manager. It was also reported that the rest of the Soshi members rushed to the hospital after hearing the news.

Seem like the tight schedule with I Got A Boy promotion, musical, magazine shooting, TV show recordings, preparing for the Japan Tour and other activities weakened her health and led to the exhausion.

Get a lot of rest and get well soon! Health comes first!

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01:09 

[News] Gaon Chart releases Yearly Chart Ranking for 2012

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Gaon has gone through the data and released their Yearly Chart Ranking for 2012.

Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking 2012
11. TaeTiSeo Twinkle
52. Girls Generations Taeyeon Crazily Missing You

Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking 2012
8. TaeTiSeo Twinkle 144,222 albums

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20:04 

[News] Girls Generation to Release Official MIX CD in Japan

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Girls Generations official remix CD, BEST SELECTION NON STOP MIX, will be released on March 20th. The album will cost 2,940 yen (US$31.35).

The groups first remix CD is headed by global DJ and producer, m-flos ☆Taku Takahashi (editors note: m-flo is a Japanese hip-hop group). Covering a range of hit numbers from the representative songs Genie , Gee, and MR. TAXI to Girls Generations latest Japanese single, FLOWER POWER, this is the perfect choice for an introductory (remix) CD. The tracklist is given below.

1. Opening
2. FLOWER POWER
3. The Boys (JAPANESE Ver.)
4. Reflection
5. PAPARAZZI
6. BAD GIRL
7. Genie
8. BOOMERANG
9. T.O.P
10. you-aholic
11. MR.TAXI
12. Animal
13. HOOT
14. Run Devil Run
15. Im a Diamond
16. Girls & Peace
17. Oh!
18. THE GREAT ESCAPE
19. Gee
20. Let It Rain
21. Stay Girls

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01:06 

[News] I Got A Boy Places First on Gaon Monthly Album Chart

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Girls Generations I Got A Boy album came in first on Gaons monthly album chart for January 2013. According to the chart, I Got A Boy sold 265,322 copies in its first month since release. The girls placed ahead of Kim Jaejoong and CNBLUE, who were the second and third place artists, respectively.
I Got A Boy also topped the Hanteo monthly chart for January, selling over 100,000 copies since the girls New Years Day comeback, when the album received an all-kill, ranking first on popular Korean digital music charts including MelOn, Bugs!, Daum, and Naver. I Got A Boy remains in the top six for Hanteos daily sales through the first week of February, showing Girls Generations continued success with their latest Korean release.

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15:07 

[News] Hyoyeon and Yuri to Appear on MBCs Magic Concert

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Tonight, February 10th, Girls Generations Hyoyeon and Yuri will be appearing as guests on MBCs Magic Concert with magicians Danny Ocean, a mentalist from Germany, and Choi Hyunwoo, who has appeared with Girls Generation in the past in shows such as Star King.

This episode will feature several magic tricks, including a psychology trick in which Danny Ocean attempts to predict the location and orientation of a hidden coin. Both Hyoyeon and Yuri participated in the trick, but the magician remarked that he had a difficult time performing the trick with Yuri because she surprised him with her ability to lie.

During the show, Hyoyeon also received her first tarot card reading when magician Choi Hyunwoo asked Hyoyeon what she was most curious about, and she asked if she would find a boyfriend. Hyoyeons tarot card reading predicted that she would soon get a boyfriend who was a mothers friends son (translators note: a mothers friends son is a man who mothers compare their own children to and is skilled at everything).

Finally, in celebration of the Lunar New Year, Magic Concert also featured a rice cake slicing battle. Hyoyeon impressed those on the set with her rice cake slicing skills, which were even better than MC Park Jiyoons.

Hyoyeon and Yuris appearance on Magic Concert will air tonight at 6:25 PM KST.

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21:12 

[News] Girls Generation Places Second on Forbes Koreas Power Celebrity Top 40 List

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After placing first in the Forbes Koreas Power Celebrity Top 40 list for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012), Girls Generation was named the second most powerful celebrity in Forbess 2013 ranking. The magazine, now celebrating its tenth year of publication, produces the Koreas Power Celebrity 40″ list on an annual basis, defining celebrities as those who are well known amongst the general public. The magazine selects a field of 100 candidates, then ranks the top 40, deciding the order based on a candidates standing in the categories of earnings, influence, reputation, and professionalism.

With a total of 32 TV advertisements under their belt in 2012, Girls Generation had the most advertising appearances out of any celebrity on the list. However, international sensation PSY prevented them from holding the top spot for a third year in a row. Other notable people on the list included Son Yeonjae at #3, Big Bang at #5, and IU at #8.

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18:03 

[News] SNSD Wins Ryan Seacrest Poll for Most Anticipated Album of 2013

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After four rounds of voting, Girls Generation beat out artists such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and the Backstreet Boys to be declared to have the Most Anticipated Album of 2013″ on a recent poll run by RyanSeacrest.com.

The website, which serves both as the homepage and the official entertainment news site of American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, ran the poll over the course of the month of February, initially fielding a pool of over 30 well-known artists.

After several rounds of voting, Girls Generation made it into the final round, where the ultimate tally of votes had the girls coming in with 47%, a comfortable margin over the 36% of runner-up David Archuleta. The results show just how excited everyone is for the girls upcoming American album, which was first teased in a TIME Magazine article in January.

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18:05 

[News] SNSD Renews Lotte Department Store Endorsement Contract

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After having modeled for Lotte Department Store since March of last year, Girls Generation has renewed its endorsement contract with the popular retail company for another year.


Girls Generation was the first idol group ever asked to endorse Lotte Department Store and was hired in order to attract customers in their teens and twenties with the groups bouncy image, trend-leading fashion sense, and wide range of fans. In a survey held by Lotte Department Store in November, over 50% of participants answered that the stores image feels more bright and cheerful than before. 70% of those surveyed also knew that Girls Generation modeled for Lotte Department Store.


A source from Lotte Department Store stated, Girls Generation helped a lot in creating a young image for the department store. We considered other models too, but ultimately decided on renewing our contract with Girls Generation.

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18:10 

[News] Taeyeon to Sing for That Winter, The Wind Blows OST

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Taeyeon is returning as the OST Queen with a song for SBSs Wednesday/Thursday drama, That Winter, The Wind Blows.

Taeyeons song, And One, will have poetic lyrics with a sweet melody, creating an excellent balance with her clear voice.

The managing director of the dramas OST, Yang Jaewook, was confident, saying for the episode on March 7th, And One will be inserted in the highlight scene this day, where Oh Soo (Jo Insung) and Oh Youngs (Song Hyekyo) emotions are at a climax. Another masterpiece OST will be born, following Gray Paper, Winter Love, and Snowflake.

The song was written and produced by SM Entertainment labelmate, Kangta. A sample of the lyrics was released and shows how moving the song will be. I want and want and one. I hurt and hurt but still one. Even if it wears and tears, even if my tears dont dry, if I can go back to the first time are there sometimes days where your heart aches from thinking of me. By chance, once while Im living.

Taeyeons And One will be revealed for the first time on March 7th through the 9th episode of That Winter, The Wind Blows at 10PM KST.

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00:17 

[News] Girls Generation to Perform at 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia

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Girls Generation is set to perform at the 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia, which will be held at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on May 19th at 8:30 PM.

The 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia will be Girls Generations second performance in Malaysia. The first was held last year at Twin Towers @Live 2012″, and fans are excited to see the groups return.

Girls Generation is the first artist confirmed to be performing at the 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia. Additional artists and ticketing details are expected to be revealed soon.


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20:55 

[News] TTS to leave their MC positions on Music Core later this month

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Following the news of UEE stepping down from Music Bank, its been announced that TaeTiSeo (Girls Generations Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun) will be leaving their MC positions on Music Core after one year on the show.

The unforgettable trio will stand on the MC stage for the last time and give their farewell greeting to viewers sometime during the middle of this month. The reason for their leave is due to their busy schedules, which is to be expected, and thus, the Music Core team is currently in the process of casting replacement MCs.

So it seems well be saying goodbye to familiar faces and saying hello to fresh faces on several music programs starting this month, along with a change in format for Music Core, which will implement its new ranking system.

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20:58 

[News] Sooyoung, Lee Jong Hyuk, and Lee Chun Hee cast in tvNs Dating Agency

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Girls Generations Sooyoung, Lee Jong Hyuk, and Lee Chun Hee will be starring in the upcoming tvN drama Dating Agency.

Dating Agency will be based on the hit movie Cyrano: Dating Agency. Lee Jong Hyuk will play the role of the leader of the agency, Sooyoung will mesmerize with her beauty as a female member of the agency who will help aid those in love, and Lee Chun Hee will play the role of an outsider who will most likely get tangled in a love line.

Dating Agency will be produced by the same production company that have released the Flower Boy drama series: Flower Boy Ramen Shop, Shut Up Flower Boy Band, and Flower Boy Next Door, so it was expected that this might continue on with the same theme. However, Dating Agency will not be continuing on with the flower boy concept according to a rep, who revealed, You can look forward to a different production from the original Flower Boy series through Cyrano Dating Agency.

Dating Agency will premiere following Nine this May!

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13:15 

[News] SNSD to Release Seventh Japanese Single, LOVE&GIRLS, on May 29th

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Girls Generations Japanese fansite has revealed the release of a new single in Japan entitled LOVE&GIRLS. The single will come in two versions, a limited edition for 1,890 yen and a regular edition for 1,260 yen. Both versions will contain two tracks, LOVE&GIRLS and Lingua Franca, while the limited edition will also come with a DVD containing the Beep Beep music video.

Limited Edition 1,890 yen

Tracklist:
1. LOVE&GIRLS
2. Lingua Franca

Digipack Tallcase
DVD with Beep Beep music video
Jacket A Pattern

Regular Edition 1,260 yen

Tracklist:
1. LOVE&GIRLS
2. Lingua Franca

3P Case
Jacket B Pattern

LOVE&GIRLS will be released on May 29th.


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13:20 

[News] SNSD to Release 2011 Girls Generation Tour Live Concert Album

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On April 11th, Girls Generation will be releasing the concert album of the 2011 Girls Generation Tour. The album will consist of two CDs and 34 tracks, and two songs, Let It Rain and Danny Boy, will be included as re-recorded studio versions. The remaining tracks for the album, including Genie, Run Devil Run, Hoot, Gee, Oh!, Snowy Wish, Sweet Talking Baby, The Great Escape, and Bad Girl, were recorded during Girls Generations concert performances in Seoul on July 23rd and 24th, 2011. These two concerts were also used for the DVD release of the 2011 Girls Generation Tour, which can be purchased through YesAsia.
The 2011 Girls Generation Tour was Girls Generations second concert tour through Asia. The tour began in Seoul and later reached Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, before ending in Thailand in February of 2012.

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