UPDATE: SNSD just beat their record by reaching #1 on the Oricon with “Gee”! They also hold #10 with “Genie”
SNSD became the first ever Non-Japanese Asian girl group to break into the Oricon top 3! The Japanese version of “Gee” sold 66,000 copies in its first week of release, entering the prestigious weekly singles chart at #2.
It’s the first time in 30 years a female girl group has ever accomplished this feat. In 1980, British girl group “Nolans” released a song called “Dancing Sisters” and entered Oricon at #2.
Last month, SNSD’s Japanese debut single, “Genie” sold 45,000 copies in the first week, rounding up total sales of 97,000. With this, the girls were able to call themselves the first foreign female artist to rank that high (#4) for a debut single.
Just as “Gee” rocketed Soshi into stardom (get it- like rocket into space.. into the stars..)
, the song is showing its addicting prowess once again in the land of the rising sun. With 20,000+ copies sold more than “Genie”, “Gee” is proving that SNSD is making history with every new single.
If 2009 was the year of Girls’ Generation, 2010 is clearly no different- while Japan is going Gee Gee Gee, Korea is going Hoot Hoot! Of course, this is all due to the overwhelming support of Sones from ALL over the world!
Every day is So Nyuh Shi Day! Every year is So Nyuh Shi.. Dae!
only soshi can beat soshi.
So Nyuh Shi Dae HWAITING~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥
As expect from the best of the best<333
White Prince Shin Je Mi said:
Carefully hold your achivement,ok?
Just for SNSD DAEBAK!
SNSD,SOSHI & SONE Go..go..go!
We are SONE always support SNSD,with all the love and affection.
ITNW = GIRL’S GENERATION = GEE = GENIE = OH! = RDR = HOOT!
they definitely knew how to creating history…with a good song & good dance…
29hb..why it’s not today…
Although I am certainly happy to hear this news and am very proud of this achievement. I can’t hide my bitter sweet disappointment in that they were not able to achieve #1 as many have predicted. Though no fault on the girls’ part nor on the production and promotion of the album, they faced major headwinds going up against NYC’s new single which was released the same day.
The result SNSD’s battle for the #1 spot and how they fared against a young unit from the powerhouse Johnny & Associates is truly a reflection of the state of Japan’s music market today: that foreign artists have an extremely difficult time breaking in and gaining massive recognition even if they possess superior talent and music (in my opinion). I got curious as to who exactly is NYC and what did they cook up that toppled even the almighty Gee, and here’s the PV to their new single よく遊びよく学べ:
I’ll be very frank, I was not at all impressed with what beat our girls. I became speechless after watching that, all I did was shrug my shoulders and said to myself “Good luck next time and let’s just hope the girls don’t run into another ultra popular Johnny’s boy band”
well, in all honesty…you can put up any kpop group against a jpop group and if you ask real industry experts, experts would say that kpop groups are more talented. but japan has always been kind of in a landlock when it comes to idols…they always kind of stick to the same concept no room for improvements. JE just kinds of manipulate the way fans see the idols and you know what he capitalizes on that. less competition even with sucker performances but japan digs that kind of stuff, that’s why japanese solo artists always try to break away from that mold as to not get associated to being just an IDOL in japan.
they broke the record that was held for 30 years :). selling 66, 000 albums in just one week is a mighty achievement and this doesn’t even include the online sales.
let’s make Hoot the song of the year (2010)…let’s break another record like “Gee.” and make it a consecutive no. 1 in all charts!
White Prince Shin Je Mi said:
Mianheyo if my comment is run of the page,because I’m very plased and amazed with their proud achivement.
guen chan ah yo 🙂
its definitely spazz worthy lol!
@ragingXL: i just watched NYC’s mv. i agree that it wasn’t that impressive vocal-wise, but it was very cute and catchy. then again, many people think Gee to be like that also
Exactly, you’d think Gee would hit the sweetspot of mainstream Japanese music tastes, and it was very successful as it did break a 30yr record and placed a very high #2. But Gee to me is almost like SNSD’s pocket aces for a cute and catchy song, if even the 9 week K-Chart winner couldn’t do it, I honestly don’t know what can. This speaks volumes about how established local groups still have a stranglehold on the JPop market despite the quality and the talent introduced by foreign artists. I’m being extremely negative here but unless the girls choose to “cutify” themselves to the point of disgust, they don’t have another song that’s cuter and catchier than Gee… so the future is starting to look gloomy, urgghh stop this negativity!!
Show the world the power of SNSD and SONEs!!
SNSD NO 1 !!
Right now, until now, and forever, It’s Girls’ Generation!! :DD
actually they weren’t the first female/Asian girl group it’s been gazallion times since Japenese girl groups entered the top3.. i tink it actually meant Foreign girl groups? but anyways CONGRATZ !!! SNSD= Record BREAKER! cant wait to see their choreo for Hoot! SNSD HWATING!
Shouldn’t that first line be “the first non-Japanese Asian Girl Group” in the article?
yay, so happy for our girls.
check this out too
This is the chaku-uta (ring tone) website and Gee is on 1st for 3 of the 6 categories
hey! i bought the gee jap limited edition and would like to exchange for yuri’s photocard with jessica’s! if interested,please sms 91140748! thank you!
it doesn’t matter if they are not number 1 in oricon, what matters most is that they are number 1 in our hearts. let us be happy for their acievements. congratulations snsd!
GUESS WHAT??? from what i’ve heard SNSD is #1 on the charts for the mid-day count… which means… welll know for sure if they beat NYC’s single by tomorrow so no worries SONE’s let’s not get all down and stuff… don’t be disappointed… they’ve only been out for 2 months with little time for people to actually GET TO KNOW our girls… their personalities, their loud laughter, their wacky sense of humor, their child-likeness, and the list goes on… but this is SNSD and GEE we are talking about… #1 IS BOUND TO HAPPEN. =)
GIRLS RANKED 1st OFFICIALLY FOR DAILY ORICON 26/10!
They are gona conquer asia b4 2011 ^^
They are FIRST on the chart now!!!!!!!!!
yeah they did make it to the top spot! amazing!
SNSD IS NUMBER! http://www.allkpop.com/2010/10/snsd-reaches-1st-on-oricon-makes-history-again
SNSD IS NUMBER 1! http://www.allkpop.com/2010/10/snsd-reaches-1st-on-oricon-makes-history-again
Oct 26, 2010
New Beginning of Girls’ Generation DVD #1
Congrates to SNSD and Good Job fellow SONES!!
Topping the Oricon is the best news to celebrate our girls’ Hoot comeback!!
WOW and AWESOME 🙂 😉 !!!!!! I just knew the appeal of the 9 “angels” will get to the Japanese eventually; I just never expected it to be this quick ! SNSD Fighting 😉 !
and also! snsd album sales for this year has surpassed the 200k mark. 😀 (via chichinhu)
victorious day for us sones and soshi!
I found out a very miraculous thing. Using 9 multiply by any number, no considering zero, when you get the number, you keep adding them up till you get a single digit, like 9×15 = 135 = 1+3+5 = 9, 9×526 = 4734 = 4+7+3+4 = 18 = 1+8 = 9. I believe that’s the power of 9 😀
World domination plan on track. Keep going girls.
being with them since heck knows just makes me proud on everything they achieved. They’ve made it this far and no one can stop them.
Us SoNes will always be by your side, girls..
When I was still immersed in the happiness of seeing SNSD entering Oricon Weekly Chart at #2, I knew that Gee achieved no.1 spot on Oricon Single Chart today through Twitter. SONEs are all gone crazy because of that. I couldn’t express how excited I was. An amazing day for SNSD and SONEs. Right now, from now on, forever Girls’ Generation!
that power of 9 was so cool ^^
i dun really understand bout oricon/ sumthing like that
but i know, topping the chart somewhat important to show the world that u`re the boss…
so the point is i dun want to care bout it but im worry too if soshi somehow doesnt manage topping a chart, LOL its complicated
BUT theres always a reason why and the reason for this oricon, were logic enough (for me)
look they`re just debuted and what they achieved, really far from my expectations…so im really happy 😀
AND Gee achieved no 1 ? just WOW
i thought it`ll be genie kekeke guess that japan has a thing 4 cute song 😀
anyway GO Girls ! show them who u r, shoot them with ur awesomeness kekeke
hoot yeah !
and sorry bout my fail english :p
Herr0: I think the sentence “SNSD just beat their record by reaching #1 on the Oricon with “Gee”!” might be a little misleading. The #2 position you originally reported is for the WEEKLY count, the #1 is the DAILY count. It is nevertheless a amazing feat, but I think you should probably clarify the distinction between the #2 Weekly rank and the #1 Daily rank.
well, technically they did break their own record: the first record would be that they were the first non-japanese group to place in the top 3 (being in the second lead) in the weekly chart. that weekly chart has been broken by also THEMSELVES by placing the no. 1 position in the daily chart. so its a win-win situation i say :).
Wow i ♥ how great they are doing! 😀
I made an animation on GoAnimate of what Hoot! would be sorda like (or just a cool version of it!)
Here’s the link: http://goanimate.com/movie/0bQxOz0sYONA/1
Thanks if you watch and please tell me what you think!
[I also have a Baby Baby one which i like also!]
♥ from Michael… 😉
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My Best Friend Animation!
Brand New and I worked really hard on it! It was so much fun to make one for this song!
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This is the best mini album SNSD has ever had! 😀
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