With 2011 coming to a close, Billboard has revealed its 2011 Year-end Charts. On the Japan Hot 100 chart, seven spots have been taken up by four different K-pop groups: KARA, Girls’ Generation, T-ara and TVXQ. Japanese idol group, AKB48, topped this chart with “Everyday Katchusha” and “Flying Get” in first and second place respectively. Girls’ Generation charted at 11th place with their song “Mr. Taxi”. “Gee” also found a spot in this chart at number 23. Continue reading
Girls’ Generation have been receiving explosive feedback from all their Asia solo concerts. Tickets are sold out in mere minutes, and SONEs willingly fly in from all over the world to see Girls’ Generation perform on stage. Seas of pink flood the arena as the Girls come out on stage singing 소원을 말해봐~
I’m genie for the wish.
We’ve all marked our calendars for the 19th. Some of us are even drawing in X’s as the days go by. Turing to the closest Sone, you complain to them, “Why can’t the 19th just be here already!! All this waiting is killing me!”
You don’t notice it after a while. You don’t have to always be thinking about it. It’s not always on your mind, but when you remember that it’s still there, you realize that it’s truly and forever part of your life.
Sisa Journal recently published a huge feature on SNSD, describing their progression from humble beginnings to their overwhelming global success. Take a deep breath because this is gonna be a long read.
Although “Into the New World” was a powerful debut, no one predicted SNSD to reach the “world-star” status it currently holds. At the time, the girls were merely a relief for the male audience tired of the boy bands’ dominance of the music market. Right away, the girls faced a tremendous challenge: in September of 2007, the Wonder Girls released their hit single, “Tell Me“. The Wonder Girls were a group that had already been promoting for several months, and their single rocketed them into international fame, as students, police officers, and even soldiers participated in the “Tell Me” dance craze. With the nation hit with the “Wonder Girls Syndrome”, SNSD was dismissed as a B-level girl group.
In 2008, Wonder Girls defined K-Pop as “Nobody” and “So Hot” dominated the charts. Although SNSD garnered many male fans with their cute and innocent concept, the girls were not yet considered nationally popular. Continue reading
Fuji TV finally broadcasted the Mezamashi Live performance in Japan. Although it’s only subbed in Korean, it’s still clear there is a Pink Tsunami hitting the land of the rising sun. Before you check it out, brace yourself for some crazy fangirl action at 7:14!