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[News] Girls Generation to Release Third Japanese Album on December 11th

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Girls Generations Japanese fansite has announced that Girls Generations third album will be released on December 11th. The title of the album has yet to be determined. The album will come in four editions, with each edition containing the same twelve songs, including LOVE&GIRLS and GALAXY SUPERNOVA. The four editions will also feature three different album covers, with the Blu-ray limited edition and DVD limited edition sharing the same cover.

Complete Limited Edition (CD & Blu-ray) - 7500 yen

Twelve songs
3-sided case
Album cover A
40 page photobook with solo cuts
Pin badges nine members
Solo cuts original design posters nine members (folded)
Blu-ray content:

1. Beep Beep Music Video
2. LOVE&GIRLS Music Video
3. GALAXY SUPERNOVA Music Video
4. My oh My Music Video
5. Making of GALAXY SUPERNOVA Music Video
6. Making of My oh My Music Video
7. Japan Third Album Photo Shoot

Pre-order from: Amazon Japan, CDJapan, YesAsia

Blu-ray Limited Edition (CD & Blu-ray) - 4,990 yen

Twelve songs
Digipak
Album cover B
Photobook with solo cuts (it is unclear if this photobook will be the same as the one included in the Complete Limited Edition)
Blu-ray content:

1. Beep Beep Music Video
2. LOVE&GIRLS Music Video
3. LOVE&GIRLS Dance Version Music Video
4. GALAXY SUPERNOVA Music Video
5. GALAXY SUPERNOVA Dance Version Music Video
6. My oh My Music Video

Pre-order from: Amazon Japan, CDJapan, YesAsia

DVD Limited Edition (CD & DVD) 3,990 yen

Twelve songs
Digipak
Album cover B
Photobook with solo cuts (it is unclear if this photobook will be the same as the one included in the Complete Limited Edition)
DVD content:

1. Beep Beep Music Video
2. LOVE&GIRLS Music Video
3. LOVE&GIRLS Dance Version Music Video
4. GALAXY SUPERNOVA Music Video
5. GALAXY SUPERNOVA Dance Version Music Video
6. My oh My Music Video

Pre-order from: Amazon Japan, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular Edition (CD) - 3,059 yen

Twelve songs
Album cover C

Pre-order from: Amazon Japan, CDJapan, YesAsia

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20:54 

[News] Tiffany to Film Seoul Vacation Variety Show Appearance with Tom Hiddleston

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On October 15th, Tiffany will record an appearance with Tom Hiddleston, an English actor known for several roles, including Loki in Marvel Universe films Thor and The Avengers. The variety show will feature a Seoul vacation concept in which Tiffany will act as a reporter for Mnets Wide Celebrity News and introduce the actor to landmarks in downtown Seoul. However, there is a chance the episodes concept may change due to inclement weather. The broadcast date for the episode has not yet been determined.

This is the second time that Girls Generations resident English speaker has recently been called on to record a show with a foreign celebrity, after interviewing Brad Pitt on Midnight TV Entertainment in June of this year.

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22:13 

[News] SNSD Receives Award at Japan Jeans Conference Sponsorship

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On October 2nd, Girls Generation earned an award at the Japan Jeans Conference Sponsorship. Fans were able to vote for who they thought were the people who look good in jeans. The girls were recognized in the international category along with several other nominees. Other award winners include Arashi and Ken Watanabe.

Girls Generations latest Japanese music video, GALAXY SUPERNOVA, features the girls endorsement of the fashion brand Samantha Thavasa. Appropriately, the members were sporting the jeans from the music video as they accepted their most recent award.

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22:04 

[News] Jessica Accepts Best Global Idol Group Award for SNSD at Huading Awards

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On October 7th, Jessica traveled to Macau to attend the 10th Huading Awards held at the Venetian Macao Hotel and Resort. One of the most influential award events in Asia, the 10th Huading Awards was attended by actors, directors, musicians, and more from around the world, including Jackie Chan, Raymond Lam, Quentin Tarantino, and Avril Lavigne.

Jessica arrived at the red carpet in a beautiful white dress and spoke briefly in an interview where she thanked organizers for inviting her to the event.

During the ceremony, Girls Generation was awarded the Best Global Idol Group award. Jessica accepted on Girls Generations behalf, saying that the other members of Girls Generation sent their regards. She also showed her appreciation to fans in the audience for attending the event and ended her speech by saying thank you in both Korean and Mandarin.


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21:58 

[News] Tiffany Joins Cast of SBSs New Fashion Competition, Fashion King Korea

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On September 23rd, SBSs broadcasting staff revealed that SBS will showcase a new program called Fashion King Korea. This show will take the form of a competition in which eight stars, including singers and actors, each team up with professional fashion designers. Each team will choose a fashion item to plan, design, and produce to compete in a fashion battle with other teams.

Girls Generations Tiffany, SISTARs Bora, singer Yoongun, actor Lee Jihoon, entertainer Kim Nayoung, Boom, artist Lim Dongwook, and Choo Miram will participate as the cast of the show. Fashion King Korea is scheduled to begin filming on October 2nd and will begin broadcasting on November 17th at 12:10 AM KST.

The stars and designers met each other for the first time on the September 11th and filmed the team-forming portion of the show. The judging panel will consist of 100 fashion professionals.

Fashion King Korea is expected to garner attention through the discovery of each stars fashion sense.

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20:45 

[News] SMTOWN Live World Tour III Heads to Beijing on October 19th

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SM Entertainments collaboration concert, SMTOWN Live World Tour III, will next be taking place in Beijing on Saturday, October 19th. The concert will be held at National Stadium, the same venue of the 2008 Olympics, and is expected to seat 100,000 people. Artists to perform at SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Beijing include Girls Generation, Kangta, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Zhang Liyin, SHINee, f(x), EXO, and TASTY. Ticketing information for the concert can be found on shuiniaoticket.com.

One week after the concert in Beijing, the tour will head to Japan for a special edition concert of SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Tokyo on October 26th and October 27th. The tour has thus far reached the United States, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Singapore.

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22:58 

[News] Seohyun Prepares for Her Upcoming Drama

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Seohyun has been hard at work preparing for her upcoming role as Han Yurim in the new SBS weekend drama, Passionate Love.

Photos of Seohyun diligently studying her sript were released on September 6th. To more naturally express situations that she hasnt experienced before, Seohyun hasnt let go of her sript while awake or asleep. She has also been doing image training to better portray her role as an intelligent university student.

Soon to be playing her first acting role, Seohyun said, As Passionate Love is my first work, it means a lot and is special to me. Im really happy that I can fulfill a part of my life through Passionate Love. She also also added, These days, my head is filled with Yurim all day, and thats how much Im into Passionate Love. There will probably be a lot that I lack because it is my first attempt, but I will try to fulfill [the role] through hard work.

The first episode of Passionate Love will air on September 28th on SBS.

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15:19 

[News] Taeyeon Chosen as New Model for Nature Republic

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On August 29th, Nature Republic, a cosmetics brand which delivers beauty energy from uncontaminated nature, revealed that the company has signed a two-year contract with Girls Generations Taeyeon and EXO.

Nature Republic decided to use Taeyeon for her pure and lovely image to effectively deliver the brands nature first concept to the public. Nature Republic has expanded to twelve different countries and is expecting Taeyeon to have great synergy in bringing in positive results both within Korea and outside of Korea as she is a member of Girls Generation, the driving force behind Hallyu.

EXO, who debuted in April of last year, has been chosen for their healthy and polished charms. They already have a large fandom in Asia and recorded a double hit with their first album. Nature Republic is planning to use EXOs global fame and unique charms to mainly promote the brand in China and Asia.

Nature Republic explained the reason for choosing the two models, saying, We are using famous idol stars with clean images and various characteristics to increase the familiarity of our products both in and out of Korea, as well as to become a globally recognized brand.

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15:06 

[News] Seohyun Cast in New SBS Drama Passionate Love

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According to sources, Seohyun has been cast in the upcoming SBS weekend drama, Passionate Love, for the role of Han Yurim, the first love of the dramas male lead, Kang Mooyeol.

Han Yurim, the character Seohyun will be playing, is a popular veterinary science university student with a smart brain, neat facial appearance, and warm heart. The male lead, a high school student, falls in love at first sight when he sees her and poses as a college student in order to date her. Eventually she becomes his star-crossed first love.

Seohyun previously made a cameo appearance along with the other members of Girls Generation in the 2008 KBS 2TV sitcom, Unstoppable Marriage, which featured members Yuri and Sooyoung as part of the regular cast. However, this is the first time Seohyun will be acting in a drama.

Seohyuns character, Han Yurim, will appear in the first four episodes, but she will be a character who influences the overall flow of the story. Seohyun has garnered attention as to whether she will be able to prove her potential as an actress through her first acting attempt in this drama.

Passionate Love is a human-melodrama that draws out the story of a man and woman from two families who are tangled in tragedy. The two leads are planning on showing lifes emotions through the various people around them, success, and ruins. The drama will air in October after Wonderful Mama ends.

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14:57 

[News] Sooyoung Volunteers for Korea Retinitis Pigmentosa Society

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On August 24th, Sooyoung volunteered for an event held by the Korea Retinitis Pigmentosa Society (KRPS), a non-profit organization that provides aid to those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a set of rare genetic eye diseases. Amidst her busy schedule and many overseas activities, Sooyoung actively made time to support the KRPS and her father, Choi Jeong-nam, who is the head of this organization. In the pictures, Sooyoung is seen taking care of the food distribution for the attendees, holding a speech with her father, and cheerfully talking to the attendees.

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16:14 

[News] SNSD to Perform at 2013 Incheon Korean Music Wave with Tiffany and Yuri as MCs

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Tiffany and Yuri have been chosen to host the upcoming 2013 Incheon Korean Music Wave concert, which will take place on September 1st from 7:00 PM KST to 9:30 PM KST at the Incheon World Cup Stadium. Tiffany and Yuri served as co-MCs for MBCs Show! Music Core in the past, and they have since hosted many Hallyu concerts, including the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave concerts.

Performers at the 2013 Incheon Korean Music Wave concert will include Girls Generation, 2AM, A-JAX, B.A.P, F.T. Island, miss A, ZE:A, Girls Day, BTS, Boyfriend, SECRET, Super Junior, SISTAR, B2st, MBLAQ, T-ara, and Teen Top.

Tickets for the event are free and available from yes24.com beginning on August 9th at 10 AM KST. Up to four tickets per person may be requested. More information on the Incheon Korean Music Wave Concert can be found on the events website.

Free tickets and information are also available at the LA Korea Tourism Organizations Facebook page. Also, if youre planning to go to Korea, you can apply for a booklet with things to do (please refer the second posting below the concert on the Facebook page) with two 5,000 won vouchers inside. If you are interested, they can be reached via email at la@kntoamerica.com.

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15:52 

[News] SNSD to Release GALAXY SUPERNOVA and 2nd Japan Tour DVD on September 18th

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GALAXY SUPERNOVA Single
Following the June release of LOVE&GIRLS, this is 2013′s 2nd single from Girls Generation. The single will feature GALAXY SUPERNOVA as the track song, as well as a second track, DO THE CATWALK. Both will be original songs for Japan. GALAXY SUPERNOVA will also be used with a new commercial in Japan.



2nd Japan Tour DVD
Starting in February of 2013, with 20 performances in 7 cities, the second Japan tour that mobilized 200,000 people will be released. There will be four different versions: a DVD and Blu-ray version, both with a regular and limited edition. The limited editions will come with special footage content, a photobook pamphlet, and a special t-shirt.



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17:11 

[News] SMTOWN Live World Tour III to Return to Tokyo for Special Edition Concert

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Capitalizing on the success of last years SMTOWN in Japan, SM Entertainment released the concert dates for SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Tokyo Special Edition earlier today. The SMTOWN Live World Tour III Special Edition will be held at the Tokyo Dome on October 26th at 5 PM and on October 27th at 3 PM. Doors will open two hours before the start of each concert.

A few of the artists appearing at the concert will include Girls Generation, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, f(x), EXO-K and EXO-M, and more.

Tickets will go on sale starting August 1st at noon from tickebo.jp for 12,800 yen (~$130.88 USD) each. Sales will close on August 18th at noon. Penlights will be given to ticket holders at the venue.

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13:05 

[News] Tiffany Inspires Support for Global Hope

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In December of 2012, Tiffany was appointed as an honorary ambassador for Global Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mentoring and a better education for impoverished youths around the world. Global Hope stated that Tiffany was chosen as an honorary ambassador because of her warm heart towards poor and neglected children.

Recently, it was revealed that as soon as Tiffany was named honorary ambassador for Global Hope, the number of supporters for the organization increased over tenfold and calls to the program flooded in saying, I want to take part in sharing like Tiffany. Global Hope received hundreds of likes on articles and photos of Tiffany posted on Global Hopes official Facebook page, compared to the usual average of about 15 a day. There was also a hot response from fans in China, Thailand, and Vietnam. With an increase in support and comments left by foreign fans on Twitter, it was decided to begin adding Global Hopes news not just in Korean, but also in English.

With her bright smile, dedication, and caring personality, Tiffany continues to fulfill her role as an honorary ambassador for Global Hope as well as inspiring others to support the organization and its mission. For more information about Global Hope, make sure to also visit their official website and Twitter.

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17:40 

[News] Yuri to Appear on MBCs Star Diving Show Splash

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Girls Generations Yuri will take part in MBCs new show entitled, Star Diving Show Splash, premiering on August 23rd. MBCs newest program is a popular sports reality show that has appeared in some variation in a total of 20 countries including the U.K., Australia, France, China, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. Shin Dongyup and Jeon Hyunmoo will be the MCs for the show, and over 20 contestants will participate in this underwater survival competition.

On July 15th, MBC revealed, Ten people, including singers Girls Generations Yuri, SHINees Minho, SISTARs Soyu, NS Yoonji, actors Yang Donggeun and Kim Youngho, actress Oh Seungyeon, comedians Lee Bongwon and Sam Hammington, and UFC champion Kim Donghyun, amongst others, are confirmed to appear. Despite their busy schedules, the cast has been training to reach their first diving goal scheduled for August. It was also revealed that some of the cast members have been showing exceptional skills, receiving offers from coaches to become professional divers.

Dont forget to tune in at 10:00 PM KST on August 23rd for Star Diving Show Splash on MBC.

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17:04 

[News] SNSD Featured in YouTubes Top 10 K-Pop Hits Post-Gangnam Style Playlist

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YouTube periodically releases playlists of trending videos on the site, which are decided using the videos popularity and other data YouTube gathers from its viewers. Recently, the website uploaded a YouTube Trends playlist containing the ten most popular K-Pop music videos released after PSYs Gangnam Style.

Among songs from other popular K-Pop artists, Girls Generations I Got A Boy, the Japanese version of Oh!, and FLOWER POWER all made it into the top ten, taking the second, seventh, and ninth spots, respectively. Earlier this year, the I Got A Boy music video broke the previous record for the time it took for a K-Pop video to hit 20 million views. With such accomplishments only seven months into 2013, Girls Generation will surely continue to impress as we move forward into the second half of the year.

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16:55 

[News] IGAB Ranks 1st in Physical Sales and 9th in Digital Sales on Gaon Chart

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On July 15th, Gaon released the chart rankings for the first half of 2013. Girls Generation once again showed their popularity with I Got A Boy, which ranked first on the physical sales chart with a total of 285,090 albums sold.


Girls Generation also ranked ninth on the digital sales chart with an incredible 157,758,027 online downloads.


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05:22 

[Update] Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany to Sing National Anthem

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Taeyeon, Sunny, and Tiffany will be representing Girls Generation at Dodgers Stadium on July 28th. The three members will sing the Korean national anthem as well as throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Following the conclusion of the game, LA Dodgers star Ryu Hyunjin and Koreas Representative Singers, Girls Generations Taeyeon, Sunny, and Tiffany are scheduled to attend an appointment ceremony for Honorary Ambassadors of Korean Tourism.
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On July 28th PST, three members of Girls Generation will sing the national anthem at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds baseball game in Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California. July 28th marks Korea Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is held in honor of the strong Korean culture in Los Angeles. South Korean natives Ryu Hyunjin and Choo Shinsoo, who play for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds, respectively, will both be in attendance at the baseball game.
Ryu Hyunjin previously met Girls Generations Tiffany when she threw the opening pitch at a Dodgers baseball game on May 6th.
Tickets for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds baseball game are available through online ticketing vendors such as StubHub and Ticketmaster.

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15:03 

[News] Sunny Starts Latest Instagram Account and Opens New Twitter Account

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On July 7th, Sunny opened an Instagram account under the username svnnynight and shared a cute selca of herself. Along with the photo, Sunny posted a caption which translated to, Hi?!its me*^^* Hiiiiiiiii first post!!! To go along with her new Instagram account, Sunny also revealed she joined Twitter under the username Sunnyday515. Her first tweet translated to, Hello?! Nice to meet you~ I finally joined twitter!!!!! :).

Sunny is now the fourth member on Instagram, following Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, and Yuri, and the fifth member overall on social networking sites after Jessica opened a Weibo account.

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11:48 

[News ]Taeyeon to Sing OST Song Bye for the Movie Mr. Go

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Girls Generations Taeyeon has grabbed peoples attention with her participation in the OST for Koreas first full 3D film, Mr. Go.
Through Hong Gil-dong, Beethoven Virus, Athena Goddess of War, The King 2 Hearts, and the recently revealed and loved That Winter, the Wind Blows OSTs, Taeyeon doubled the emotion in dramas with her outstanding singing. Following television, she has come up as an OST Goddess by advancing to the big screen.


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