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Today’s Lucky Numbers Are…

Let’s face it; numbers play an important role in life. While some of us might hate working with numbers (Curse you discrete math and advanced calculus), it’s a necessity in our world today. However numbers are a lot more than just a unit of measure or a tool for counting. Numbers can also tell stories.

Soshi’s success story can also be reflected in numbers. While the overall range of these numbers are rather wide in scope (low-to-high), they certainly provide insight into Soshi’s popularity. Many of these numbers are surprising, others heartwarming, but overall it really gives us a sense of how much the girls have achieved since their debut nearly **4** years ago.

Let’s first start with the **most important number of them all in the Soshi world. **

**The Number 9**

**The Power of 9 **is a phrase that is tossed around by a lot of SONEs and with good reason. SNSD has **9 members **that contribute to the formula that is SNSD**. **These** 9 **have achieved more than any other girl group before them. For diehard SONEs, **9** is a personal and special number, for some their favourite.

Additionally **9 **is also the record for the **most consecutive wins** on KBS2 Music Bank that SNSD holds. Oddly prior to their debut in **09** the girls had been on hiatus for exactly **9 months**. They have also held #1 on **7** different music charts in Korea as well as **2** in Japan all on a single day, October 26th of 2010** (7+2 = 9)**. It’s also no surprise that most of the girls were born in decades beginning or ending **with 9** (89, 90, 91).

Thanks to *greeentee* we also know that adding up these **9 decades** [6(89) + 2(90) + 1(91)] gives us **805**. If you convert 805 into Month (08) and Day (05) formats, you get **August 5th.** **The day SNSD debuted.**

The **Number 1** is another number synonymous with SNSD. Countless times since 2007, SONEs have seen their girls take **#1 spots on music/sales charts across Asia.** More impressively they are the **1st** **female girl group** to ever win the** Disk Daesang (Album of the Year)** at the prestigious *Golden Disk Awards* in Korea. Just this year, *Forbes Korea* Ranked SNSD as the** #1 most powerful celebrity **in the Korean Star Power Ranking**. **

**Number 2 **holds significance for SoShi as well. They are the **2 time** winners of the ‘Artist of the Year’ categories at the Melon Music Awards. It also only took **2 hours** for their music video “Oh!” to achieve **200,000** views on Gom.TV’s music video charts. Their Japanese single “Gee” also debuted at **#2 **on the Oricon Daily Singles chart in Japan. Additionally, they are the **2nd **foreign (the 1st Korean) female girl group to ever place first on the Oricon Weekly Album chart in Japan. They even took **2nd overall** on the list of `Power Groups` in the Japanese Magazine, *Nikkei Entertainment*. Considering how short their promotions have been so far in Japan this is an amazing feat.

Numbers were also an important concept for “Oh!”, where each girl donned their own personal handpicked number as cheerleaders.

Sooyoung chose** 24**, because she wanted to be with her fans 24/7. Later on, she confessed on “*Entertainment Relay*” that she also wanted to get married by the age of **24**. Seohyun picked the number **11 **because it symbolized her desire to be the best (**#1**). Yuri & Jessica selected their age (**21**) and (**22**) respectively. Hyoyeon picked her favourite number **32 **as did Sunny who put her two favourite numbers 1 and 2 together to form **12**. Yoona picked her lucky number **7**, and Tiffany meant to pick 01, but got** 0 **instead due to a mistake by wardrobe designers. Of course** Taeyeon picked 9**, the number that represents SNSD.

To go into detail about each number would be extremely difficult. But already you get a sense of just how far the girls have gone as artists. Other **impressive numbers** that the girls have achieved include:

**4**

Their rank on ‘100 Sexiest women in the World’ according to FHM Taiwan (Ahead of Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, and various others).

**13**

The amount of consecutive weeks Girls Generation held the **#1** spot on Melon’s Music Charts with “Oh!” and “Run Devil Run” albums. ** [31st of January, 2010 – 1st of May, 2010]**

**25**

The number of CFs that they starred in during 2010.

**150,000 **

The total amount of **pre-orders** that came in for their Japanese single “Gee”.

**232,000**

The amount of their first Japanese album “Girl’s Generation” that was sold in it’s **debut week**.

**497,851 **

The summation of Total Sales for the South Korean market of SNSD Mini-Album and Albums (Oh!, Hoot, Run Devil Run Repackage) for 2010 according to the Gaon Music Chart.

**8,880,200 **

The total revenue generated in US Dollars from the girls activities in South Korea for the year 2010 according to Forbes Korea.

**10,656,247 **

The amount of US Dollars that they earned for their label **in just 3 months** since their debut in Japan.

On another note, “Gee” has been viewed so many times on Youtube that total amount of views would add up to **362 years**. Other popular music videos are also equally impressive in this regard. “Oh!” has been played on the site enough times to span **265 years**. Similarly Run Devil Run has a total amount of views that would accumulate to **178 years.** Hoot continues the trend by capturing a stunning **116 years **of total playing time since it’s release last October. Rounding up the list is another popular video “Genie (Tell Me Your Wish)” with **69 years **worth of views. Of course none of these numbers include the hits from other videos, or even performances that were uploaded on alternate channels. Adding these years up, the total time spent on views for **these 5 videos alone **amounts to **nearly a Millennium **(around 990 years) **of SNSD **.

**Truly a Girl’s Generation.**

Calculations for Youtube Views

Views as of 1:13 PM KST August 3, 2011

Approximately 48,575,000 views x 3.916666667 (approx. from 3:55) = 190,252,083 total viewed minutes “Gee” on Youtube. Divide by 60 to get hours = 3,170,868.05 total hours viewed of “Gee”. Divide by 24 to get days = 132,119.5 Divide by 365 to get years = 361.97 years or nearly 362 years

Approximately 39,070,000 views on Youtube for Oh! X 3.5666666667 (approx. from 3:34) = 139,349,666.7 total minutes viewed of “Oh!” Divide by 60 = 2,322,494.44 hours viewed of “Oh!” Divide by 24 to get days = 96,770.6 days. Divide by 365 for years = 265.12 years or nearly 265 years

Approximately 27,000,000 views x 3.4666666667 (approx. from 3:28) = 93,600,000 total viewed minutes of “Run Devil Run” on Youtube. Divide by 60 to get hours = 1,560,000 total hours of “Run Devil Run”. Divide by 24 to get days = 65,000. Divide by 365 to get years = 178.08 years or nearly 178 years

Approximately 14,475,000 views on Youtube for Hoot X 4.2166666667 (approx. from 4:13) = 61,036,250 total minutes viewed of “Hoot”. Divide by 60 = 1,017270.833 hours viewed of “Hoot”. Divide by 24 to get days = 42,386.29 days divide by 365 for years 116.1268 Years or nearly 116 years.

Approximately 9,065,000 views x 4.016666667 (approx. from 4:01) = 36,411,083.33 total viewed minutes of “Genie” on Youtube. Divide by 60 to get hours = 606,851.39 total hours of “Genie”. Divide by 24 to get days = 25,285.47 divide by 365 to get years = 69.27 Years or nearly 69 years.

*Note: I didn’t approximate for calculations for minutes, hence some discrepancy. Literally each decimal place mattered to calculate total minutes (because of the amount of views)*

**Sources:** Soshified, Sports Chosun, Forbes Korea, SNSDKorean, Kyuhyun-ie@isnsd, and of course GreenTee and ferrororocher9.

**Video Source: **Soshi Subs Team@SSF.

– Steve

Seigfred

said:WHOOOOHOOO!!!

soshi forever!

=p

and nice article

=]]

RagingXL

said:Impressive, I analyze numbers for a living and I loved the way you analyzed these numbers. Some of them are really eye opening yet some others just make you go O_o, I was particularly floored by this one: [6(89) + 2(90) + 1(91)] = 805! Love the math done to convert view count and view times into years…. seriously we SONEs can spend millenniums watching the girls… the numbers proved it.

HafizAdam

said:“adding up these 9 decades [6(89) + 2(90) + 1(91)] also gives us 805. If you convert 805 into Month (08) and Day (05) formats, you get August 5th. The day SNSD debuted.”

GOD really exist to plan this all from the start of creation

RomulanUK

said:You seriously think God influenced some numbers? What a load of crap. Since when did this blog become about god? I thought it was about SNSD. Just because some of them are religious doesn’t mean I need to have it shoved down my throat.

SoshiBang

said:lol If you didn’t want it to be shoved down your throat , you didn’t need to read / comment on it .. I believe God did influence these numbers . He could have decided to only have 8 members. But no, he made the decision to have 9 which creates the greatest Asian female group we know today .

aSunnydae

said:Oh snap!

nukem384

said:great post Steve! those calculations were bad ass! must have taken forever to gather the data for this one! awesome!

Terrez on roommate's computer.

said:Mathematics is gradually becoming the bane of my existence, but this article didn’t seem intimidating at all. Although I hate to admit it, I like the fact how numbers can play an imperative role in accounting for almost everything explicable throughout a person’s life, and the 9 is no exception. With statistics involving huge numbers like that, you’d imagine them to have accomplished a lot in life, but really, they’re just getting started.

“THE NUMBERS, MASON, WHAT DO THEY MEAN!? WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!”

A virtual high-five to anybody who gets the meaning of this internet joke.

Darkshadow

said:wow and school made numbers seem bad… I would learn all kinds of math of they made it this interesting

mikechi

said:Interesting article Steve!

Numbers boggle the mind, and these show us exactly just how much the girls have achieved in four years, truly amazing feats!

I’m also ashamed to admit it, but I never gave thought to what the numbers of the girls’ “Oh!” shirts meant to the girls’ :o Glad I know now :)

@Terrez Black Ops hi fiber!

Dave

said:damn they made 10 mill in just 3 months

aznbobobear

said:GO SNSD!! Maths does help out in life XP

Snowie IcedIcing Sica

said:really like this article.. thx Steve ^^

9 decades [6(89) + 2(90) + 1(91)] also gives us 805. If you convert 805 into Month (08) and Day (05) formats, you get August 5th. The day SNSD debuted. ~ especially like this very much !!!

SNSD 4eva !!! The power of numbers, the power of 9 xD

catfatcat

said:I’m with everyone else on this one – the sum of their birth years being 805 just boggles my mind. Great article ^_^

SNSD chunsa

said:WOW!certainly impressive!amazed by those numbers,who says 9 is a small number after all

kpopjjang247

said:Honestly I HATE MATH. But this is the only Math I liked..XD

toncanan

said:woah! Jjang! Even the statistics give us the evidences of their success!

Daebak, SNSD!^^

SNSD are my 9 genies

said:wow, they say that a picture says a thousand words, but I think numbers tell a lot more!!

our girls are THAT amazing ^^

hnilj

said:this is amazing i Love this article!!!

FrozenArctic

said:This was awesome!! And props for doing ALL those math calculations for the youtube videos.

I never knew that they held #1 on 7 different music charts in Korea and 2 in Japan on the same day. And the fact that it adds to Nine is so cool!! XD

watie

said:Talk about number… Snsd named the most recognized hallyu stars outside korea with 43.7%… Snsd get 83,705 votes from 191,674 votes. Suju get #2 with 26% (49,852 votes)…

hhhsnsd

said:amazing article. loved every single word of it. truly amazing

Kenneth

said:AWESOMEarticle, Steve ;) !Yeah, who would’ve thought that about numbers and it’s relationship to the successes of our favourite 9 ladies :D.

Great Job, my friend :).ilovewish

said:one word, WOW ! it’s genius :) i love math, and the most “amajjing” is.. the 805 +.+

it’s really genius !!

and i looooooovee all snsdkorean’s spazzing ><

Soul

said:Truly awesome and great article, Steve :D

Gotta looooovvvveeee this! ;)

janjan❤

said:Sometimes math are really incredible and amazing like our 9 girls!<3

chinesebutterfly

said:awesome article with the numerology. we’ll always love our 9 goddesses forever! ^_^

greeentee

said:great post steve!

I wasn’t really sure what to expect other than a surprise when you said a ‘numbers article’, but boy, is this detailed! good job on finding all the figures, as well as their origins and meanings; it’s definitely amazing to see how far the girls have come.

-numbers don’t lie.

kutu

said:woow….im impress….never thing about it….the numbers..have meaning…^^

zach

said:I have another number coincidence. The girls debuted in 2007 and if you add the individual digits 2+0+0+7= 9.

Enoch Tan

said:Nine is the Number of the HOLY SPIRIT. There are Nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

In Chinese Metaphysics, Nine is the Apex of Yang/Expansive/Shining Energy. This is part of the secret of why SNSD has so much shining star power that is unparalleled in this world.

Here’s what Elliott had to say about it, according to Robert Prechter in his book The Major Works of R.N. Elliott: “Three hundred and sixty degrees divided by two continuously will produce a number whose units always add up to 9 or multiples of 9… Each degree is composed of sixty minutes, and each minute is composed of sixty seconds. The circle is subdivided into six equal segments, that is, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300 and 30 degrees. The digits of each of these add to nine of multiples of three. The circle was also divided by the Babylonians into four segments or seasons: from 0 to 90, 90 to 180, 180 to 270 and 270 to 360. The digits in each of these add up to nine. Further subdividing the circle into eights gives degrees as follows: 0, 45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270, 315 and 360 degrees. The digits of all add up to nine.

Now, a little amazing fact about Taeyeon:

Taeyeon is the Seventh to be announced as a confirmed member of the group of Nine. Michael Jackson is the Seventh of Nine children to be born from his parents. There is a character in Star Trek Voyager called Seven of Nine, who is a favorite of many.

Sunny is the last and Ninth member added to the group. Janet Jackson is the last and ninth child of the Jackson family. Taeyeon and Sunny together are the brightest and liveliest pairing in the group. It’s like Michael and Janet. Taeyeon and Sunny paired together often go Supernova!

KPopDreamer

said:SNSD, you’re awesome !!!!

Thanks for posting this article !

I’m start like to read your articles ^^

This article is worth to share with the SONEs . . .

Don’t worry, I’ll post a hyperlink to here . . . .

^_^

Suhaila Mustafa

said:omigosh too many numbers!!

SOSHI is meant to be as 9..

just the amazing 9

Thanks for ur effort writer! <3

dorkyshidae

said:An awesome article!

Thx for writing!!

SONEtangpa

said:right now GIRLS GENERATION.

forever GIRLS GENERATION.

SONE + SOSHI DAEBAK!!

beautiful 9..

taengoo is so cute there kekeke

Enoch Tan

said:I now hereby predict/announce before anyone else does, that in 9 years from SNSD Debut, on their 9th Anniversary that is, the year 2016 = 2+1+6 = 9

There you have it!

The year they Debut is a 9

2007 = 2+7 = 9

And Nine years after is ALSO a 9

2016 = 2+1+6 = 9

ferrerorocher9

said:that’s wicked!

:] impressive post steve. it’s incredible how a lot of related numbers reflect #9. i esp. like how “[6(89) + 2(90) + 1(91)] gives us 805.”