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23:22 

[News] S.M. the Ballad to Feature Taeyeon for Two Songs in New Album, Breath

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On February 4th, Taeyeon posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption telling fans about her feature in S.M. the Ballads new album. The caption reads, Im overflowing with emotions, thinking of letting you listen to a new song for the first time in a while. Breath that I sang together with Jonghyun. And my first solo song that isnt an OST, Set me free. Please look forward to it. Ill see you next week.

It has also been revealed that the Korean version of the Breath track will be released on February 10th and that Set Me Free will be released on February 12th through major online music portals in Korea. Finally, Taeyeon and Jonghyun will perform Breath on Mnets M! Countdown on February 13th.

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23:16 

[News] Girls Generations Comeback Will Not Be Affected by SM the Ballad

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An SM Representative made an official response to the buzz surrounding Girls Generations comeback.

The representative told Osen News that Girls Generation will be staying on schedule and making their comeback this month. Although it was recently announced that SMs project group, SM the Ballad, will be releasing their album on February 13, the rep denied that this addition will alter Girls Generations comeback. Rumors of Girls Generation postponing their comeback most likely stemmed from the fact that Taeyeon is also a participant of SM the Ballad.

Girls Generations comeback date is still a secret, although it is guessed to happen in the latter half of the month. Although there was a slight delay during the filming of the music video, it seems that it will be finished in time for their February comeback.


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22:19 

[News] SM The Ballad to Return in February

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Great news for SM fans as the agency announced the return of SM The Ballad, adding yet another strong comeback in the month of February. On February 3, SM sources spoke with My Daily and said, SM The Ballad is planning to come back in February. They are currently in the last stages of preparation.

SM The Ballad is a project group without fixed members but has a rotation of artists who specialize in vocals and have a strong presence in the ballad genre. The SM source added, The members of the past will not be in the group but this time, members from Super Junior, Girls Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO will participate.

Previously, SM The Ballad containing Super Juniors Kyuhyun, SHINees Jonhgyun, Traxs Jay and Jino released Miss You in 2010.

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22:57 

[News] SM Wins Four Awards at the iF Design Awards 2014

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Being one of the most prestigious design awards around the globe, iF Design Awards 2014 gave out four of its awards to SM Entertainments product designs.

According to SM Entertainment on January 23, EXOs album XOXO and Girls Generation (SNSD)s The Boys and I Got a Boy won packaging design awards, while EXOs BI (Brand Identity) design won an award under the communication design category.

This was the first time that a Korean entertainment agency won awards for its BI and album package designs from iF Design Awards, proving the competitiveness of SMs design contents around the globe.

Meanwhile, iF Design Awards 2014, hosted by International Forum Design, selects its winners based on the design, completeness, innovativeness and brand value.

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23:40 

[News] Jessica to Appear on Happy Together 3′ for Jackie Chan Special Episode

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On January 23rd, Jessica will appear on an episode of Happy Together 3″ with Jackie Chan. The episode will be a Jackie Chan and Friends special and will also feature Super Juniors Siwon and Brown Eyed Girlss Narsha in addition to the shows regular cast.

Jessica met Jackie Chan at last years Huading Awards in Macau. She later posted two photos with the movie star on her Weibo account.

The Jackie Chan and Friends special on Happy Together 3″ with Jessica will be recorded on January 18th.

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23:33 

[News] Gaon releases Yearly Physical, Digital, Download, and Streaming Charts

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Gaon Chart Yearly Physical Album Chart

2. Girls Generation - I Got A Boy 293,302
75. Girls Generation - 2012 Girls' Generation Tour 19,836

Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking

13. Girls Generation - I Got A Boy 157,723,788
35. Taeyeon - And One 116,085,191

Top Downloads for 2013

11. Girls Generation - I Got A Boy 1,354,672
56. Taeyeon - And One 946,417

Top Streams for 2013

48. Girls Geenration - I Got A Boy 23,998,292
72. Taeyeon - And One 20,051,295

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20:39 

[News] Sooyoung & Jung Kyung Ho reported to be dating again + both sides confirm

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Sooyoung is the next Girls' Generation member reported to be in a relationship this new year and the mystery boyfriend is none other than actor Jung Kyung Ho (31), whom she has been rumored to be dating several times before.

Rumors of the two dating previously made headlines back in February and again in October of last year to which Sooyoung and Jung Kyung Ho stated that they were just church buddies and sunbae and hoobae, having attended the same school.

The rumor is back, this time through 'Sports Seoul's exclusive, who say that the pair have been dating for a year, starting around the time Jung Kyung Ho was nearing the end of his military service term. To back up their claim, they are providing photos and video of the two on a date.

The couple were also apparently spotted enjoying a Christmas Eve party at Sooyoung's house in Nonhyeondong, Seoul with her older sister Choi Soo Jin and friends. Prior to the party, Jung Kyung Ho was seen entering a Chanel storefront at a department store in Apgujeong to pick out a present for Sooyoung. However, 'Sports Seoul' states that the couple often enjoy movie and car dates together, trying to stay away from the public eye.

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SM has now confirmed that the two are indeed dating! The agency revealed that they do not know the exact time period when the two started their relationship, but they commented to several media outlets, "The dating rumors are true. While they were close as sunbae and hoobae last year, their relationship progressed into that of a couple... Please watch over them fondly."

Jung Kyung Ho's reps have now also confirmed. They stated, "He and Sooyoung are dating... We are sorry that we did not respond truthfully the two or so times the rumors were reported. At the time, when we asked Jung Kyung Ho, he had said that it wasn't true so we had responded that way before. We are sorry. We will reveal our official statement soon."

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23:03 

[News] Lee Seunggi and Yoona confirmed to be dating

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Another celebrity couple has emerged with the start of the new year as 'Dispatch' has released their exclusive report just now, announcing that they've captured Lee Seunggi and Girls' Generation's Yoona enjoying several dates!

The photos they've released are from October 8th, 2013 when Lee Seunggi returned from his Japanese concert. According to the media outlet, after returning from Japan, the singer was spotted heading to an apartment in Samsungdong, which is where he picked up Yoona. The two then headed off to the Han River area where they enjoyed an hour long date. Seunggi then dropped the female idol off at her home and she was reportedly seen carrying a shopping bag, which contained a gift that Seunggi had bought for her in Japan.

The two are said to have started seeing one another back in September and have been growing in love for 4 months now, dating in the utmost secret.
In addition to this date, 'Dispatch' reports that they've spotted the two together on October 13th, 22nd, as well as several dates in November.

Lee Seunggi had mentioned Yoona being his ideal type since a long while back, and was especially teased for it when he hosted 'Strong Heart', adding credibility to the report of the two dating.

SM Entertainment commented to Osen, "The two are in the beginning stages of getting to know each other."

Lee Seunggi's reps also stated, "Lee Seunggi and Yoona are carefully meeting one another... We don't know exactly when the two started seeing each other, but we can say that they're in the beginning stages... Please watch over the two kindly."

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00:07 

[News] SNSD Recognized as First Korean Girl Group to Rank Twice at #1 on Oricon Chart

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Girls Generations third Japanese album, LOVE&PEACE, recently ranked first on Oricons December 23rd weekly album chart by totaling 129,000 sales. Girls Generations self-titled debut Japanese album, released in June of 2011, also ranked first in the weekly album chart, making Girls Generation the first Korean girl group to have two albums place first on a weekly album ranking, surpassing KARA.

The successful LOVE&PEACE album totals twelve songs, including past singles such as GALAXY SUPERNOVA and LOVE&GIRLS, while also debuting six new songs. Meanwhile, Girls Generations third Japan tour will begin next April, and the girls Märchen Fantasy concert for SMTOWN Week will take place this Sunday on December 22nd.

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23:50 

[News] Yoona Nominated in and to MC for 2013 KBS Drama Awards

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Yoona has been nominated in two categories, Best Actress and Best Couple (with her co-star, Lee Bumsoo), at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards for her role in Prime Minister and I, which is currently airing Mondays and Tuesdays on KBS. Yoona plays Nam Dajung, a photographer and reporter for Scandal News who gets into a scandal herself after meeting the nations newly elected prime minister, played by Lee Bumsoo.

Yoona will also host the 2013 KBS Drama Awards alongside Lee Misook, Shin Hyunjoon, and Joo Sangwook. The award ceremony will take place on December 31st at 8:30 PM KST.

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23:50 

[News] Girls Generation comeback 2014 confirmed

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On the 7th, SM Entertainment told OSEN through a phone call, Girls Generation is preparing for a comeback early next year. However, no exact schedule has been set, but we are planning on letting people know as soon it does get set

Regarding their concept, they increased the anticipation by adding, Its not a mannish concept, but you will be able to see a new appearance from Girls Generation.

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03:06 

[News] Alcon Renews Endorsement Contract with Yoona

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Alcon, a contact lens brand, has renewed its endorsement contract with Yoona for another year. Yoona first became a model for CIBA VISION, a subsidiary of Alcon, in July of 2012 and released several CFs and images for the DAILIES and FreshLook brands. She has since become an endorser for Alcon Taiwan.

Yoonas new advertisement shoot for Alcon finished last month, and CFs will begin to air in January of 2014. Yoona will also continue to be active in Taiwan for Alcon.

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22:20 

[News] Seohyun Cast as Lead Role for Moon That Embraces the Sun Musical

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After receiving her first leading role in a drama earlier this year for Passionate Love, Seohyun will now be making her musical debut in Moon That Embraces the Sun. Seohyun has been cast for the musicals female lead and will play the role of Yeonwoo. Super Juniors Kyuhyun, Seohyuns labelmate from SM Entertainment, has also been cast in the musical and will be playing the male lead role, King Lee Hwon. The musical will begin in January of next year.

Moon That Embraces the Sun was recently adapted as a drama last year in 2012. Starring Kim Soohyun as King Lee Hwon and Han Ga-in as Yeonwoo, the 20-episode historical drama proved to be extremely popular and won multiple awards.

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02:40 

[Video] Girls Generation Wins Best Female Group at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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21:54 

[News] Girls Generation Becomes Spokesperson for Blade & Soul

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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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21:46 

[News] Seohyun Donates 100 Million Won to Dongguk University

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On November 19th, Seohyun attended an annual donation ceremony at Dongguk University, her alma mater. Showing her gratitude to the university and infinite generosity, Seohyun donated 100 million won to the school.

Dongguk University holds fundraising events annually to raise money for scholarships, to invite outstanding professors to teach students, and to improve the schools facilities and study environment.

Yoona and Seohyun are both students of Dongguk University. Yoona enrolled at Dongguk University in 2009, and Seohyun began attending the school in 2010. Both are currently majoring in theater


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21:37 

[News] SM Entertainment Releases Statement on Jessicas Condition

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After an accident involving Jessica at the Hong Kong International Airport on November 10th, SM Entertainment released a statement reassuring fans that Jessica was not seriously hurt. According to SM Entertainment, Jessica went to the hospital after returning to South Korea, where it was found that she had only a bruise. Jessica is currently resting at home.

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21:34 

[News] Girls Generation to Perform for SMTOWN Week

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SM Entertainment announced that its stars will perform for the first ever SMTOWN Week. From December 21st to the 29th, SM Entertainments various groups will perform on each day at the Korea International Exhibition Center for their fans. SHINee will be the first to take the stage on December 21st. Girls Generation will hold their own concert on December 22nd at 8:00 PM KST. f(x) and EXO will perform together on the 24th and 25th, and following them will be TVXQ! for the next two days. Super Junior will be the last group to perform for SMTOWN Week, with concerts on the 28th and 29th.

Visit SMTOWN Travel for more information on available global packages for international fans. Gmarket is also selling tickets for SMTOWN Week.

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16:31 

[News] Girls Generation to Release 2014 Seasons Greetings

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Girls Generation will be releasing a calendar, scheduler, and behind-the-scenes DVD set for 2014, entitled 2014 Seasons Greetings. The calendar will consist of 28 pages, while the scheduler will contain 180 pages. However, the design of the set may be altered due to the production process, and release dates are subject to change based on the number of orders. Other SM Entertainment artists, including TVXQ!, Super Junior, SHINee, f(x), and EXO will be also be releasing calendars and schedulers for next year.

Pre-orders for Girls Generations 2014 Seasons Greetings are available on leesmusic (35,000 won, release date: November 30th), applemusic (35,000 won, release date: December), DVDHeaven ($33.34 USD, release date: December 6th), YesAsia ($51.99 USD, release date: December 6th), and other online retailers.

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23:11 

[News] Yoona Cast as Lead Female Role in New Drama, Prime Minister Is Dating

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According to a source, Yoona has been confirmed as the lead role of the KBS 2TV Monday/Tuesday drama, Prime Minister Is Dating.

Prime Minister Is Dating will consist of a love story between a countrys prime minister and a young, female reporter who is trying to gather news on him. Yoona will be taking on the role of a 28-year-old female reporter, and Lee Bumsoo will play the opposing role as a prime minister in his 40′s, the countrys youngest ever.

Prime Minister Is Dating was originally planned to air under the title Prime Minister and I, but through a recent discussion, a title change and extensive story change were decided on. It was also known as being a Korean version of the film The Sound of Music, with a story about a prime minister and a private teacher who enters his home. However, the production team and writer decided to draw out the story with an emphasis on the prime minister and reporter. Prime Minister Is Dating will be a family and romantic comedy between a prime minister in his 40′s, and a female reporter in her 20′s, with a winter background.

A source stated, Yoona and Lee Bumsoo will start filming at the end of October. Though the two leads have a 20 year age difference, with Lee Bumsoo being 43 years old and Yoona 23 years old in real life, a new kind of chemistry is being anticipated. Yoonas acting transformation will also become an important point to watch.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Is Dating is scheduled to begin airing in December, following the drama Choice of the Future.

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