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[News] Yoona Cast as Female Lead for Movie Goodbye Ani

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Yoona has been cast in the Korean-Chinese film, Goodbye Ani, playing the lead female role of Ani. This will be her first time on the big screen since her acting debut eight years prior. Yoona turned down the offer of being the female lead in KBS 2TVs Nodame Cantabile in order to accept this upcoming movie role.

Taiwanese actor Eddie (Yuyan) Peng, who was the male lead in the Korean/Taiwanese crossover movie, Scent of Love, is in discussions to co-star with Yoona in Goodbye Ani. Filming for Goodbye Ani, which was deemed the project with the most potential for investment at the 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival, is set to begin later this year.

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[News] SM Announces Fourth SMTOWN World Tour to Begin in Seoul on August 15th

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SM Entertainment has revealed that the fourth SMTOWN LIVE world tour will begin in Seoul, South Korea on August 15th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Tickets will be available through Gmarket. The concert tour is expected to hit major cities around the world, with performances from Girls Generation, BoA, TVXQ, SHINee, f(x), EXO, and others.

The third SMTOWN tour ended in August of last year with an encore performance in Tokyo. The concert tour also reached Anaheim in the United States, Hsinchu in Taiwan, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, and Beijing.

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03:03 

[News] TIME Magazine Website Lists Mr.Mr. in 25 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far)

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The website for TIME magazine recently released its list of the 25 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far). Now halfway into the year, some of the magazines contributors decided to compile what they felt were the most impressive songs in the last six months, from blockbuster pop singles to epic indie ballads, ace songs from artists both new and established.

Mr.Mr. is in the middle of the list, along with the likes of Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey. TIME contributor Lily Rothman comments that, Fans of K-Pop juggernaut Girls Generationwont be disappointed by their latest dance-friendly single, and the new scratchy electronic bass line and a hint of darkness make Mr.Mr. the newest addition to the girls already vast repertoire.

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03:02 

[News] Girls Generation to Release The Best Album in Japan

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Girls Generations Japanese fansite has released details on the groups The Best album, to be released on July 23rd. The album will come in three versions: a Complete Limited Edition, a First Press Limited Edition, and a Regular Edition. All three versions of the album will include a CD with two new songs, Indestructible and a Japanese version of Mr.Mr.. The full tracklist can be seen below.

The Best Album Tracklist:

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In addition, the Complete Limited Edition and First Press Limited Edition will include several extras.

Complete Limited Edition 12,000 yen

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First Press Limited Edition - 4,500 yen

CD with above tracklist (sixteen songs)
DVD (approximately 130 minutes)

- Nine music video dance versions

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Regular Edition 2,500 yen

CD with above tracklist (sixteen songs)

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20:52 

[News] Yuri and Sooyoung Appointed Ambassadors of Chung-Ang University

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On May 19th, Yuri, Sooyoung, actress Park Shinhye, and actor Kim Soohyun were appointed as ambassadors of Chung-ang University. Yuri and Sooyoung attend Chung-Ang University as Theater and Film majors.

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20:38 

[News] Girls Generation to Perform at KCON 2014′ in Los Angeles

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The organizers of KCON have announced that Girls Generation will headline the concerts 2014 iteration in Los Angeles. KCON 2014″ will take place over two days, August 9th and August 10th, with artists split between the two days of performances. K-pop group Bangtan Boys has also been revealed to perform at the concert.

KCON is expected to announce additional artists, details on the venue, ticketing information, and performance schedules in the coming weeks. More information can be found on the KCON Facebook page and website.

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[News] Girls Generation to Release Best Album in Japan

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Girls Generations Japanese fansite has informed fans through e-mail that Girls Generation will release a Best Album in Japan on July 23rd. The album will include the groups hit tracks and new songs, as well as behind-the-scenes videos with footage starting from Girls Generations debut in Japan in 2010. More details on the Best Album will be announced at a later date.

Girls Generation is currently in the midst of the LOVE&PEACE Japan tour, which began on April 26th. The concert tour will continue through July of this year.

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00:25 

[News] Sunny Chosen as New DJ of MBC FM4Us FM Date Radio Show

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Starting on May 12th, Sunny will be the new DJ for MBC FM4Us FM Date. FM Date airs every day from 8 PM KST to 10 PM KST. The program will give a warm, comfortable atmosphere during after-work hours.

Since her debut eight years ago, Girls Generations Sunny has been a fixed guest on Kim Shinyoungs Shim Shim Tapa, and also a DJ with Super Juniors Sungmin on Chunji Radio for nine months.

Sunny also revealed that, Due to older sisters influence, I listened to the radio a lot while growing up. Even now, I often listen to the radio while traveling by car. Through the years, I was disappointed that I didnt have many opportunities to communicate to the public, but now that this opportunity has come, Im very nervous and excited. Ill work hard to be a DJ that tells stories that many listeners can relate and connect with.

The staff also said, Youll definitely be able to see a friendly and easy-going side of Sunny that you cant see on stage.

Fans may tune into FM Date through MBCs desktop, iOS, or Android applications.

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00:24 

[News] Sunny Chosen as Model for Love is Fun Campaign

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Sunny has been selected to be a model for the clothing brand allo&lugh as part of Zerotosevens Love is Fun campaign. Sunny will be working with Chu Sarang and Chu Seonghun, the daughter and father whom several Girls Generation members met during their visit to the show, KBS2′s The Return of Superman. B1A4′s Baro was also chosen as a model for the campaign.

Love T-Shirts will be sold for Love is Fun, and part of the resulting profits will be donated to the Korea National Red Cross. The t-shirts come in ten different graphic designs, and striped, half-sleeved t-shirts for both men and women, so theres a shirt for everyone in the family.

According to one representative of allo&lugh, This Love is Fun campaign isnt just simply buying the t-shirts, but for families to be able to share their love and also get the satisfaction of donating. allo&lugh will continue to do various events in the future that allow people to share their love.

In a video for Love is Fun, Sunny says, Hello, Im Girls Generations Sunny. We need everyones participation, interest, and love together with allo&lughs love donation.

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00:13 

[News] Taeyeon to Appear on Season Three of Hidden Singer

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Hidden Singer has revealed through a video teaser that Taeyeon will be appearing on its upcoming third season as a celebrity vocalist. In previous seasons, each episode of Hidden Singer featured a famous singer and several impersonators. The singer and impersonators, all hidden from the audience behind a blind, each sang part of a song, and the audience voted for which singer they thought was the celebrity.

Other star vocalists who will appear include Lee Sunhee, Park Hyoshin, Lee Seunghwan, Tae Jinah, Shim Soobong, Lee Juck, Psy, Lee Haneul, Byeon Jinseob, and Lee Hyori.

The third season of Hidden Singer will begin airing in July.

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[News] Sunny to Play Lead Role in Singin in the Rain Musical

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Sunny has been selected for the role of Kathy Selden in SM Culture and Contents musical production of Singin in the Rain, an adaptation of the 1952 film. Other artists in SM Entertainment who will star in the musical include Super Juniors Kyuhyun, SHINees Onew, and EXOs Baekhyun. The musical will begin on June 5th and run until August 3rd at Chungmu Hall in Seoul. SM Culture and Contents has also prepared a website for Singin in the Rain that will open in June.

Sunny made her musical debut in 2012 with Catch Me If You Can, in which she played Brenda Strong in the musicals first and second run from 2012 to 2013. Praised by critics for her performance, she was also nominated for the Female Newcomer award in The 6th Musical Awards.

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21:58 

[News] Mr.Mr. Ranks First on Gaon March Album Chart

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Girls Generations fourth mini album, Mr.Mr., placed first on Gaons March album chart. The Gaon album chart keeps track of domestic and international physical album sales. Mr.Mr. sold 70,295 copies last month, even holding the top spot for two consecutive weeks on Gaons weekly album chart.

Mr.Mr. also did well in February. Despite the physical mini albums February 27th release, Mr.Mr. still managed to sell 87,824 copies in the remaining two days, thus sliding into second place for Februarys Gaon album chart. Mr.Mr.s March sales brought the mini albums two-month total to 158,119 copies sold.

The Mr.Mr. mini album was digitally released three days prior to the physical mini album, on February 24th. It achieved an all-kill on Korean music sites, in addition to topping iTunes in multiple countries. It also ranked third on Gaons digital chart for the month of March. The girls previous Korean comeback, I Got A Boy, also managed to place first on the Gaon monthly album chart for the month of January 2013.

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23:23 

[News] Jessica and f(x)s Krystal to Star in New Program, Cover Girl

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Jessica and Krystal, Jessicas younger sister in f(x), will be starring in a new television program called Cover Girl. According to an official, Cover Girl will air the sisters personal daily lives on the show, something they have never shown before.

Cover Girl will air on cable channel OnStyle beginning in May. A timeslot and day of the week on which it will air are to be determined. Production for Cover Girl has already begun.

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01:25 

[News] Sunny to Take Voice Actress Role for Rio 2′

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Sunny is set to voice the character, Jewel, in the upcoming 3D computer-animated movie, Rio 2″. Meanwhile, Im Siwan will take on the role of main character, Blu. The film will be released next year on April 24th.

The movie is the sequel to the 2011 released movie, Rio, which takes place in the city for which the films is named for, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The plot involves Blu, Jewel, and their family of three kids who are living a perfect domesticated life in the city. However, Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, insisting the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with the jungle, he worries he may lose his family to the call of the wild.

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[News] Girls Generation Renews Endorsement Deal for Lotte Department Store for 2014

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Lotte Department Store has announced its recent contract renewal with Girls Generation. The girls will continue to endorse the store from March 28th, 2014 until March 2015. Thus, the partnership started in 2012 and renewed in 2013 will go on for another year. As part of their contract, the girls will continue to model for the stores various advertisements. They will also continue to attend select store events and fansigns.

In addition to Girls Generation, Lotte Department Store also signed on Kim Soohyun, a popular South Korean actor. Lee Wanshin, the senior marketing director for Lotte Department Store, explained, We are expecting Girls Generations youthful and trendy image to generate synergy with Kim Soohyuns global appeal.

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[News] Mr.Mr. Mini Album Ranks 110th on Billboard 200′ Chart

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Girls Generations newest release, Mr.Mr., debuted at number 110 on the Billboard 200″ album chart. This the highest ranking Girls Generation has ever achieved on the chart, the next highest being Girls Generation TTSs first album, Twinkle, which debuted at 126th.

The individual tracks on the Mr.Mr. mini album have also done well on Billboards K-Pop Hot 100″ chart this week. Mr.Mr. ranks the highest, at fifth place. Goodbye sits at 26th, Wait a Minute is 43rd, Back Hug comes in at 62nd, Europa is 64th, and Soul finishes at 83rd. Girls Generation previously grabbed the top spot on K-Pop Hot 100″ with their 2013 comeback, I Got a Boy; their first number one ranking on the chart was with The Boys in 2011.

In addition, Mr.Mr. came in fourth place on Billboards World Digital Songs chart. The music video for Girls Generations latest title track now has over 6.7 million views on YouTube since its release five days ago, on February 28th.

The Billboard 200, Hot K-Pop 100, and World Digital Songs (subscription required) charts will be updated Thursday morning, EST, so keep a lookout for the revealing of Girls Generations numerous ranking achievements from this week.

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[News] Mr.Mr. Earns All-Kill on Korean Music Charts

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Within 24 hours of its release, Girls Generations newest mini album, Mr.Mr., has achieved the top spot on multiple Korean music sites. Mr.Mr. ranked first on the MelOn (shown above), Bugs!, Mnet, Olleh, Genie, Naver, Monkey3, Soribada, and Daum Music music sites (shown below, respectively), thus achieving an all-kill.


Mr.Mr. was also the number one album on iTunes for 11 countries around the world: Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Japan. It ranked first for Canada iTunes pop albums and came in second for the top US iTunes pop albums, placing sixth most popular US album overall.


The physical Mr.Mr. mini album will go on sale starting February 27th. Watch out for the girls first comeback performance, scheduled for March 6th on Mnets M! Countdown.

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[News] Music Video File for ′Mr.Mr′ Becomes Partially Damaged

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Right ahead of its comeback, Girls′ Generation revealed that there was a problem with the file for its upcoming music video.

On February 14, SM Entertainment talked with Newsen saying, "SNSD′s new song music video data has been partially damaged. We′re working hard to fix it now."

On this day, it was revealed that the music video file of SNSD′s upcoming song, Mr.Mr. became damaged. With the accident happening just a week before the comeback, this may become a problem for SNSD′s comeback schedules.

"We currently discussing the comeback and activities," said SM Entertainment. "Depending on the situation, we′ll make a decision."

Meanwhile, SNSD is gaining much attention with the release of its teaser video and member photos.

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[News] Mr. Mr.

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Mr. Mr. choreography is by Jilian Meyers who has worked with Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, and Kylie Minogue.

Jilian Meyers choreographed F(x)s Electric Shock, Pinocchio, and more F(x) songs. And also worked with Justin Bieber, John Legend, and a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars.

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SM Entertainment announced today that Mr.Mr. Girls Generations upcoming title track track- is the work of the production team The Underdogs, which has worked with many world famous artists. The agency said, Mr.Mr. is a dance track that charms with its R&B sound. It is the work of The Underdogs, which has worked with famous pop artists like SHINee, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Brown. Through this song, The Underdogs and Girls Generation will be working together for the first time.

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[News] Ga-In Compliments Sunny on her Bloom Performance

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Brown Eyed Girls Ga-In recently complimented Sunnys rendition of Bloom, which the Girls Generation member performed during their Märchen Fantasy concert. Regarding Sunnys cover, Ga-In commented, I saw that performance too, and (Sunny) worried a lot. I met her at a year-end award show, and when I mentioned, I heard youre performing?, she asked, What do I do, unnie? How can I do well? So I told her, Its sexy even when youre just wearing the outfit. Ga-In continued her praise, saying, When I told Sunny, You look sexy even when youre just wearing jeans and a t-shirt, she said, Ah, unnie!, and seemed to like [the compliment]. Theres a certain kind of sexiness that Sunny has.

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