Updated with subbed Behind the Scenes video under the cut.
On November 29, the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards were held in Singapore…
On November 12, SNSD was only one of the many K-pop groups to make their way to the land down under for the 2011 K-Pop Music Fest in Sydney. The MBC-sponsored concert was held in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Australia, and with swivelling crane cameras all around ANZ stadium to capture the event, it was broadcasted last night (Dec 4) in Korea.
Even though we saw SNSD wrap up promotions last week, they still managed to take home a fourth win on Music Bank against Wonder Girls, meaning that they would return to the show the following week. Meeting again for the second time on November 25, the two K-pop powerhouses went head to head for the number one spot and, with only 123 points separating the groups, SNSD secured their fifth K-chart win in a row for ‘the Boys’!
Despite the very small 123-point margin, this win displays SNSD’s unwavering popularity in Korea. (Just a little side, click here to listen to Sunny count the point difference. d:) Overall, SNSD have won the Music Bank K-chart 32 times.
Congratulations to SNSD! They were truly born to win~
Check out their backstage interview, performance and win after the cut!
The new rhythm game Girls’ Generation SHAKE has been dominating the iPhone gaming world! Since its release on November 18, SHAKE has been topping the iTunes apps charts in the music game category in several countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, and is also highly ranked in Japan, America, Canada and Australia, once again proving SNSD’s growing popularity around the world.
Taeyeon and Sunny are like twins: not only can you match their childish faces and petite statures that have led them to be known as the Danshin Duo, but their attitudes and understanding of one another are also matched. Their being roommates means they spend the most time with each other – it means that they understand one another a little more than anyone else.
While the two are dressed in different outfits for the Singles magazine photo editorial, one takes no notice due to their identical figures and expressions. They also sat down with Singles to talk SNSD’s return to the Korean music scene, fashion, and their friendship.
Despite the music video being released over a month ago, the English version of ‘The Boys’ is now publicly available on SNSD’s very own VEVO channel! Although both versions were unveiled at the same time on October 19 on the SMTOWN YouTube channel, the English one was blocked a few days after its release. Only until recently has it been made accessible to most counties on SNSD’s official VEVO channel.
So why make it available now? A possible reason is SNSD’s upcoming international maxi single which was said to be released on November 19. That was four days ago. Up to now, there has been no official statement regarding its delay, but if anything, the English version of ‘The Boys’ being made available on SNSD’s VEVO channel is some indication that it’s still to come. November 29 has been rumoured as its new release date.