The Kpop craze is setting off like wildfire! As if appearing on LA Times and TaeTiSeo’s Twinkle topping the charts wasn’t impressive enough, Girls’ Generation was recently mentioned in a featured article on the Grammy Awards’ Official Website. *cheers*
If you’re like me and watch Gee
hourly daily then you’d know that the official music video on S.M. Entertainment’s channel has been creeping ever closer to 50 million views. It was just over six months ago that I shared a post on the success of Hoot along with all other official SNSD videos. At that point in time Gee had just exceeded 36 million views. Today, as I’m writing this article, the video has 50,020,804 views!!! S♥NES, get loud!!!
Music video and additional goodies under the cut!
Wow! What an astonishing feat for our beloved nine – to have the number one song of the decade (2000-2009) with “GEE”, bestowed upon them by one of Korea’s most popular online music websites, MelOn. Their following single “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)”, was also included on the list of top 100 songs of the decade, at number 42.
A recent survey conducted by Japanese entertainment label Avex’s online music store “mu-mo”, asked 70,000 participants what their favorite love song for Valentine’s Day was. Shoujou Jidai’s ‘Gee’ came in at 2nd place; whilst Kara’s ‘Mister’ placed 3rd. J-Pop singer Kana Nishino claimed the number one spot.
The lyrics of the songs apparently played an important role in participants’ selection processes.
UPDATE: SNSD surpasses TVXQ and takes the number 1. spot today, 31/01/11 -mikechi
“GEE” also moves up an extra spot to 8.
And on Japan’s iTunes Top 10 Dance Chart, “Hoot” claims the number 2. spot:
SNSD, TVXQ, and KARA all make up the Super Hallyu Trifecta, constantly showcasing their ability to succeed outside Korea. Once again proving international appeal, the three secured 5 spots on Japan’s iTunes Top 10 Singles Chart. Can I get a WOOT WOOOT! Or a Hoot Hoot Hoooot!
In addition to their Sports Korea win, SNSD nabbed yet another award- the 2nd spot on the prestigious Oricon Weekly Album Chart!
Recently, we reported that “Hoot” ranked #2 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart, with 21,271 copies sold by the day after the album dropped. Also, the Japanese version of “Gee” had reached the 2nd spot as well, but as Oricon stated: “This is SNSD‘s first Top 10 entry on the Album Chart”. On December 28, the Japanese Edition of the 3rd Mini Album “Hoot” sold 61,000 copies in the first week- an impressive feat for a relatively new group.
The Japanese edition of the mini album ‘Hoot’ consists of SNSD’s hits such as ‘Tell Me Your Wish’, ‘Gee’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Oh!’, etc.
WE’RE EXCITED, AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO!
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Sources: fanwonder.com; star.mt.co.kr