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Preview of SNSD’s upcoming live album The 1st Asia Tour “Into The New World”

Last year, the ladies of SNSD / Girls’ Generation kicked off their 1st Asia Concert Tour titled “Into The New World” in Seoul. The girls have visited various countries in Asia over the past year on their tour and recently SM Entertainment revealed that SNSD would release their first live album titled The 1st Asia Tour “Into The New World” on December 23rd.

The live album will have 2 CD’s and contain a total of 38 tracks with various songs the girls performed on the tour. Recently, a preview revealing some audio samples for the upcoming album was released.

The price of the album is 20,000 won (around $17.32 USD) and 16,000 won (around $13.85 USD) online.

Tracklist:

◇ CD
1-01. Nine Angels
1-02. 소원을 말해봐(Genie) – Rock Tronic Remix ver.
1-03. Show! Show! Show!
1-04. 소녀시대(Girls’ Generation)
1-05. Beginning
1-06. It’s Fantastic
1-07. Etude
1-08. Ooh La-La!
1-09. Kissing You
1-10. 1년 後 (One Year Later) / 제시카&온유
1-11. 좋은 사람 있으면 소개시켜줘 / 윤아(Yoona)
1-12. Sunny / 써니(Sunny)
1-13. Umbrella / 티파니(Tiffany)
1-14. Hush Hush / 태연(Taeyeon)
1-15. Chocolate Love
1-16. Honey (소원)
1-17. Dear. Mom
1-18. 영원히 너와 꿈꾸고 싶다 (Forever)
2-01. 사랑은 선율을 타고(Day By Day)
2-02. 동화 (My Child)
2-03. Barbie Girl / 제시카(Jessica)
2-04. Santa Baby / 수영(Sooyoung)
2-05. 라벨:모음곡「거울」제4곡「어릿광대의 아침노래」/ 서현(Seohyun)
2-06. Sixteen Going On Seventeen / 서현(Seohyun)
2-07. Over The Rainbow
2-08. 1,2 Step / 유리(Yuri)
2-09. 다시 만난 세계 (Into The New World)
2-10. 웃자 (Be Happy)
2-11. 힘 내! (Way To Go)
2-12. Gee
2-13. Touch The Sky
2-14. 냉면 (차가운 니 얼굴)
2-15. 하하하송(HaHaHaSong)
2-16. Complete
2-17. Baby Baby
2-18. Oh!
2-19. (Bonus Track) Beautiful Girls (feat.유영진)
2-20. (Bonus Track) Singin’ In The Rain (Studio ver.)
출처:소녀시대 :: The 1st Asia Tour “Into The New World” 라이브 앨범 발매정보

Source: Allkpop

 

 


2010 allkpop Awards Standings Update!

The first annual allkpop Awards launched 10 days ago and the voting has been fierce!  With the results 100% decided by you, the allkpop readers, and millions of votes already (2.35 million to be exact) – the allkpop Awards is the only true voice for international readers to have a say at who the best of the best are!

With that, below is an update on the standings thus far, but we won’t reveal too much, as we want the final results to be a surprise!

For now, here are the top 5 contenders in each category (random order – because suspense is awesome!):

Best Male Solo Artist
Rain
Lee Seunggi
Taeyang (Big Bang)
Jay Park
Se7en

Best Female Solo Artist
Hyuna (4minute)
BoA
Hyori
G.NA
Ga-In (BEG)

Best Male Group
2PM
Super Junior
B2ST
SHINee
JYJ

Best Female Group
4minute
Girls’ Generation
2NE1
f(x)
Wonder Girls

Best Rookie Artist
SISTAR
Miss A
CN Blue
G.NA
ZE:A

Most Improved Artist
T-ARA
U-KISS
Rainbow
SISTAR
Secret

Song Of The Year
“Oh!” – Girls’ Generation
“Bonamana” – Super Junior
“Can’t Nobody” – 2NE1
“Lucifer” – SHINee
“Soom” – B2ST

Story Of The Year
f(x)’s Amber Goes Missing
Shin Se Kyung And Jonghyun Dating
Sun Mi Leaves Wonder Girls
Jay Park Leaves 2PM
Rain Gambling Allegations

Best Choreography
“Go Away” – 2NE1
“Lucifer” – SHINee
“Soom” – B2ST
“Bonamana” – Super Junior
“HOOT” – Girls’ Generation

Best Social Network Personality
Doojoon (B2ST)
Heechul (Super Junior)
Dara (2NE1)
Jaejoong (TVXQ/JYJ)
Nichkhun (2PM)

If you haven’t been voting, no worries, there are still 15 days left and you can vote once per day per category – So get your vote on and have a say on who’s crowned at the first annual 2010 allkpop Awards!

Click here to vote @ the 2010 allkpop Awards!

Credit to Allkpop


SNSD’s “Oh!” is the most watched YouTube video in Korea for 2010

SNSD’s music video for “Oh!” has been chosen as the most watched video of 2010 for YouTube Korea.

The “Top 10 Most Watched Videos of 2010″ list was revealed through the channel “YouTube Rewind 2010“, which featured charts from every country. SNSD dominated the Korean chart, ranking in at first with “Oh!”, while “Run Devil Run” came in second, “Hoot” in ninth, and “Oh! (Dance Version)” in tenth.

“Oh!” also managed to rank on Hong Kong’s and Taiwan’s 2010 chart, coming in at sixth and first place respectively. Meanwhile, “Run Devil Run” grabbed third in Taiwan and ninth in Japan.

The girls are currently preparing special stages for the year-end episode on KBS 2TV’s “Music Bank“, airing December 17th. They took first last year on the show, and many are wondering if they will continue their winning streak this year.

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate


Winners from the 2010 Melon Music Awards

The 2010 Melon Music Awards was held on December 15th at the Hall of Peace in Kyunghee University, and many top K-pop artists were in attendance.

The awards show begun in 2009 and took its place as one of the big four music award ceremonies in South Korea, alongside Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and Seoul Music Awards.

The awards ceremony is famed for calculating ONLY digital sales (80%) and online votes (20%) onMelon.com, and the final tally of those two factors will give the winners in the various categories.

Below is the list of winners from this year’s show!

▲ 2010 Artist (Daesang)

– SNSD (Oh!)

▲ 2010 Album (Daesang)

– 2NE1 (To Anyone)

▲ 2010 T-World Best Song (Daesang)

– 2AM (Can’t Send You Away Even If I Die)

▲ 2010 Top 10

2NE1 | CNBLUE | DJ Doc | 4MEN | SNSD | IU | 2AM | Lee Seung Gi | T-ara | 2PM

▲ 2010 Newcomer

– CNBLUE (I’m A Loner)

▲ 2010 Netizen Popularity Battle

– Super Junior (Bonamana)

▲ 2010 Hot Trend

– SNSD (Hoot)

▲ 2010 MBC Radio Award

– Jung Yeob (Love You/Without You)

▲ 2010 MBC+ Star Award

– miss A (Bad Girl Good Girl)

Only Jia and Fei took to the stage to receive the award, as Min was away for a scheduled variety show recording, while Suzy was filming her drama, ‘Dream High.’

▲ 2010 OST

– Lee Seung Gi (Losing My Mind)

▲ 2010 Rap/Hip Hop

– Supreme Team (Dang Dang Dang)

▲ 2010 R&B

– Gummy (Because You’re A Man)

▲ 2010 Trot

– Jang Yoon Jung (Ole)

▲ 2010 Alternative

– Hot Potato (Confession)

▲ 2010 Music Video

– PD Hwang Soo Ah for Ga-In’s “Irreversible”

▲ 2010 Song Writer

– Composer Lee Min Soo, Lyricist Kim Lee Na for IU’s “Nagging”

▲ 2010 Concert Culture

– PSY (Right Now)

▲ 2010 Best Dressed Award

– SNSD

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

Source: Allkpop




 







 


Performances from the 12th Korea-China Song Festival

Earlier, we revealed photos from the 12th Korea-China Song Festival held on December 2nd, and now the broadcast of the special concert has finally been aired on TV!

The 12th Korea-China Song Festival was held at the KBS Hall this year and seeks to promote friendship between the two nations, whereby top artists from Korea and China perform under one roof.

The organizers invited SNSD, 2NE1, KARA, SHINee, CNBLUE, U-Kiss, Alex, Chae Yeon, Lena Park, Supreme Team, and Shin Seung Hoon along with Chinese artists like Sun Nam, Hit-5, and more.

Due to time constraints, not everything from the festival was shown on TV.

SNSD – “Hoot”

U-KISS – “Shut Up”

CNBLUE – “Love”

All – End Song

Source: Allkpop


SNSD awarded for national contributions at ‘2010 Proud Korean Awards’

Having just walked off with three awards from the ‘25th Golden Disk Awards‘ last night, the girls of SNSD girls added yet another prestigious award to their list of accomplishments.

Earlier this morning, the group was recognized by the ‘2010 Proud Korean Awards‘ for their contributions to national unity and their positive representation of South Korea to the world. They were awarded as winners of the ‘Art Category’ by the Journalists’ Association of Korea.

Members Hyoyeon, Seohyun and Sunny were present to receive the honor.

Photo: Sports Korea

Source: Allkpop


Artists confirm their attendance for the “2010 Melon Music Awards”

As the ceremony date for the “2010 Melon Music Awards” draws near, music fans will be delighted to hear that artists from all three companies – SMEYGE and JYPE – will be standing on one stage.

Representatives of Melon Music revealed that viewers can anticipate a meaningful ceremony because of the variety of confirms from different agencies. “We believe that artists confirmed their attendances because they trust the fairness of our awards show. It will be a highly meaningful ceremony, as artists will be giving back the love they’ve received from their fans all year long together.”

Many collaboration stages are under preparation, along with a cute surprise by ceremony host Song Joong Ki.

SNSD, 2AM, 2PM, 2NE1, T-ara, CNBLUE, IU, Lee Seung Ki, DJ DOC and 4Men have been chosen as the top 10 nominees for the “2010 Artist Award”, the winner of which will be revealed during the ceremony.

Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate

 


“Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards” under fire for suspicious poll results

A controversy has recently been surrounding the ‘2010 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards’, as many fans are doubting the legitimacy of its online voting system.

Between November 8th and the 30th, Yahoo has been conducting an online poll for three categories:‘Korean Male Buzz Star’, ‘Korean Female Buzz Star’ and ‘Asia’s Buzz Star‘.

The problem that had caught the attention of sharp fans is that the poll results for some nominees had either taken a sharp rise or drop in a spontaneous fashion. For instance, in the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category, Jang Geun Suk’s poll results saw sharp rises and falls at a continuous rate, while a considerable number of votes for Kim Hyun Joong dropped unexepectedly.

Consequently, many netizens are suspecting the poll results to have a substantial error in voting calculations.

Fans have become even more angered by Yahoo’s lack of investigation on this matter, who merely called it a simple ’server error’. Netizens commented, “The globally acknowledged Yahoo doesn’t want to be humiliated in public, which is why they are ignoring the hard work of the fans”, “I want to rebuke Yahoo for their lack of action regarding this issue.”

Responding to such criticism, a representative of Yahoo Korea explained on December 2nd, “There was a problem with the server overloading, however, we have not been able to confirm a manipulation of the poll results. We are still inspecting the reasons behind these errors.”

They carefully continued, “We cannot reveal a correct set of poll results without fully completing our investigation. We cannot confirm anything for now.”

Meanwhile, according to the online poll results on the site, Jang Geun Suk ranked 1st place for the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category for this year’s ‘Buzz Awards’.

Source: Newsen

 


2010 Mnet Asian Music Award Winner’s List

The Mnet Asian Music Awards came to an end. Check out the winners below!

Daesang Award (Grand Prize)
Artist of the Year
2AM
2NE1
2PM
miss A
Girls’ Generation

Album of the Year
2AM – Won’t Let You Go Even If I Die
2NE1 – To Anyone
BoA – Hurricane Venus
Super Junior – BONAMANA
Taeyang – SOLAR

Song of the Year
2AM – “Won’t Let You Go Even If I Die”
2NE1 – “Can’t Nobody”
2PM – “I’ll Be Back”
DJ Doc – “I’m This Kind of Person”
miss A – “Bad Girl Good Girl”

Best New Female Artist Award
G.NA
miss A
Nine Muses
Rainbow
SISTAR

Best New Male Artist Award

CN Blue
Infinite
Teen Top
Seo In Kook
ZE:A

Best Vocal Performance – Group
2AM – “Can’t Send You Even if I Die”
4men – “Can’t”
8Eight – “Break Up Is Coming”
Vibe – “Come Back”
Davichi – “Time Please Stop”

Best Dance Performance – Male Group
2PM – “I’ll Be Back”
B2ST – “SHOCK”
MBLAQ – “Y”
SHINee – “Lucifer”
Super Junior – “Bonamana”

Best Dance Performance – Female Group
2NE1 – “Can’t Nobody”
4minute – “HUH!”
miss A – “Bad Girl Good Girl”
Secret – “Magic”
T-ara – “Bo Peep Bo Peep”

Best Digital Single
MC Mong – “Hurt to Death”
Monday Kiz – “Spread Away”
Park Bom – “You and I”
Supreme Team – “Then Then Then”
Jung Yeob – “Without You”

Best Collaboration
Homme – “Eating Well”
Ga-In/Jo Kwon – “We Fell In Love”
Seo Young Eun/Jung Yeob – “This Pitiful Word”
IU/Seulong – “Nagging”
Sung Shi Kyung/IU – “It’s You”

Female Group Award
2NE1
4minute
KARA
T-ara
Girls’s Generation

Male Singer Award
PSY
Se7en
Rain
Taeyang
Wheesung

Female Singer Award
BoA
Gummy
Seo In Young
Son Dambi
Lee Hyori

Male Group Award
2AM
2PM
B2ST
MBLAQ
Super Junior

Best Music Video
2NE1 – “Can’t Nobody”
Epik High – “Run”
UV – “Sorry I Can’t Be Cool”
Ga-In – “Irreversible”
Taeyang – “I’ll Be There”

Best Dance Performance – Solo
Narsha – “Bbiri Bbabba”
Rain – “Love Song”
Lee Hyori – “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
Taeyang – “I’ll be There
Hyuna – “Change”

Best Vocal Performance – Solo
K. Will – “Miss Miss Miss”
Gummy – “Because You’re A Man”
Seo In Young – “You Write It As Love and Call It Pain”
Jung In – “Hate”
Wheesung – “I Thought of Marriage”

Best Band Performance
CN Blue – “Love”
FT Island – “Love Love Love”
Hot Potato – “Confession”
Boohwal – “Love Is”
TransFixion – “Shouts of Reds”

Best International Artist

Far East Movement

The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award
2PM
4minute
CNBlue
KARA
Girls’ Generation

Best Asia Artist
Zhang Jie

Best Asia New Artist
iMe

Best Asia Pop Artist
Perfume

Best Asia R&B Group
Chemistry

Source: JpopAsia


SNSD’s photo spread in SPUR Magazine

The ladies of SNSD / Girls’ Generation officially debuted in Japan back on September 8th with the release of ‘Genie’ and ever since then, the girls have experienced a lot of popularity in the country. To further their promotions in Japan, the girls recently appeared in the latest issue of SPUR Magazine.

The photo spread is titled “Girls’ Generation in Classic Mode” and they look beautiful as usual. Check out the photos below!

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SNSD, SHINee & f(x) model for 2011 calendars

SM Entertainment’s idol groups SNSD, SHINee, and f(x) recently modelled in various photoshoots for their respective 2011 calendars.

SNSD’s concept for the calendar was called, ‘Candid GIRLS with me’, in which the members posed naturally and expressed their friendly images.

 

SHINee’s calendar, titled ‘SHINee, Meeting Friends’, had the members dressed up in vintage outfits. Posing with special props, the photographers captured a classic yet unique atmosphere.

f(x)’s calendar, titled “Innocent f(x), Tainted with Nature”, dressed the girls in white outfits in order convey their innocent sides, while complementing them with colorful props.

The calendars are available in two formats – one for the desktop computer, and one to physically stick on the wall. The price has been determined for 15,000 Won ($13 USD) and can be purchased onGmarket from December 5th onwards.

Source: SPN
Photos: SM Entertainment


2010 ‘Melon Music Awards’ Top 10 revealed!

The ‘Top 10′ list for the ‘2010 Melon Music Awards‘ has finally been revealed after an aggressive voting ‘battle royale’ between the nominees. The ‘Melon Music Awards’ opened up its first round of votes on November 11th, which allowed users to submit their nominations for the ‘Artist of the Year’ award.

Wrapping up on the 21st, the ‘top 10′ artists have been determined as follows:

  • 2AM
  • 2NE1
  • 2PM
  • SNSD
  • CNBLUE
  • IU
  • Lee Seung Gi
  • T-ara
  • DJ DOC
  • 4MEN

The second round of votes has just begun, so users start voting at ‘www.melon.com’ now. The winner will be determined by a combination of votes (20%) and digital album sales (80%).

The ‘2010 Melon Music Awards’ will air on December 15th, so stay tuned to allkpop for updates!

Source: TV DAILY

 


Go behind-the-scenes of SNSD’s “W” shoot!

Earlier this week, we reported about how the ladies of SNSD transformed into muses of high fashion for “W Korea” magazine.

For the phootshoot, the magazine employed the best hair/makeup stylists, photographers, wardrobe coordinators, and editors to ensure that they delivered premium shots for the pictorial.

A video was taken during the shoot process, and it’s just made its way onto the net. Check out the behind-the-scenes clip below!

Source: Allkpop


SNSD confirmed to perform live for Japan’s “FNS Music Festival”!

SNSD (‘Shoujo Jidai‘) has been confirmed as a performing act for Japan’s “FNS Music Festival“. Held on December 4th, the festival is an annual music program hosted by Fuji Television.

The girls will be performing alongside other substantial artists, such as AKB48ArashiKoda Kumi, and SMAP. It’s more than likely that they’ll be performing their two Japanese singles, ”Genie” and “Gee“.

Stay tuned to allkpop for updates on their performances!

Source: FNS official website

 


SNSD for Elle Girl Japan

SNSD are dominating the K-pop scene lately, already totaling two K-chart wins and a Mutizen along with ranking #1 in numerous online music and ring tone charts.

But that’s not all – their official advancement into Japan started off with a bang as well, as only a few months into their Japanese debut, the group has already received a double ‘Gold‘ for surpassing 100,000 album sales for both their Japanese ‘Genie‘ and ‘Gee‘ tracks.

The girls recently participated in a photo shoot for Elle Girl Japan, in which they wore luxurious leopard print outfits to match the concept.

 

Source: Allkpop


Jung Yonghwa and IU to become parents for “2010 Love Sharing Concert”

SBS will be holding their 11th “2010 Love Sharing Concert ” on November 14th in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

SNSD’s Yoona will be taking the place of f(x)’Sulli by MCing for the event alongside “Inkigayo” MCs, Jung Yonghwa and Jo Kwon.

The “Heroes” team and CNBLUE led by Jung Yonghwa participated earlier in a special ‘love sharing’ activity for the concert on October 29th by visiting a disabled infant home and acting as ‘one day’ parents to the children there. This special footage will be shown during the concert.

In addition, the line-up for the concert which will be airing in place of Inkigayo this week includes VOS,2PMRainbowmiss AGa-In’s goodbye stage, 2NE1′s “Can’t Nobody“, and B2ST’s first ever performance for their comeback, “Lights Go On Again” and “Beautiful.”

Check back with allkpop for more details on this interesting event!

Source + Photos: Newsen

 


Yuri and Sunny want to film “We Got Married” with…

Five members of SNSD appeared on this week’s Happy Together to talk about all kinds of things from their new album to funny stories.

Of course these idols fit in time in between to talk about their ideal types, as always.

They were asked who they would like to be with in a make-believe marriage, just like Seohyun withCNBLUE’s Yonghwa on MBC’s “We Got Married” program.

Yuri answered, “I would choose Won Bin.”

Sunny answered, “I would want Jo In Sung.”

Park Myung Soo then asked Taeyeon about her make-believe marriage with Jung Hyung Don, “Wasn’t that really hard?” Taeyeon joked, “Don’t even talk about that.”

Source: SPN

 


Best Girl Group Poll results from iPoll

Korea’s largest online polling site ipoll.kr conducted a poll for “Best Girl Group” from August 23rd to October 3rd. Various girl groups were paired up in brackets with the winner advancing to the next round. The poll was very popular with more than 100,000,000 votes tallied for the entirety of the poll.

The first round match up was as follows:

Brown Eyed Girls (397,970) vs T-ara (332,464)
SNSD (8,322,980) vs 4minute (5,184,301)
After School (5,657,572) vs f(x) (3,483,645)
Sistar (92,580) vs 2NE1 (220,857)
Miss A (666,657) vs KARA (340,025)
Wonder Girls (5,560,302) vs Secret (150,246)

Second Round:
Brown Eyed Girls (232,740) vs SNSD (6,573,904)
After School (3,582,021) vs 2NE1 (889,429)
Miss A (250,933) vs Wonder Girls (7,544,260)

A Double Elimination poll was held and 4minute won that poll

Semi Finals:
SNSD (8,363,274) vs After School (1,460,794)
4minute – Double Elimination winner (437,867) vs Wonder Girls (5,545,042)

Finals:
SNSD (28,558,344) vs Wonder Girls (40,637,960)

Despite being gone for quite some time it was surprising to see the Wonder Girls win the poll, Congratulations to them. Which girl group would’ve gotten your vote?

Source + Photo: Newsen


SNSD releases special ‘Star Collection Cards Vol. 2.5′

Having released their first and second collections back in January and June of 2010, SNSD unveiled ‘volume 2.5′ of their ‘Star Collections Cards’ merchandise.

This card collection is from an undisclosed photoshoot that showcases heartwarming images of the girls. Due to its small size, fans have nicknamed the collection a ‘mini photoshoot spread’.

These mini-cards have been a huge success – their first collection received over 100,000 orders in the first week, while the second collection (of the girls supporting the Red Devils during the World Cup) received 500,000 orders in the first week. Perhaps a million orders for volume 2.5?

SNSD’s 2.5 collection will contain 7 different card sets, and are currently being sold on Gmarket.

Check out some photos to:  Gmarket


SNSD receives a ‘Double Gold’ just 3 weeks after Japanese debut

Girl group sensation, SNSD, recently surpassed the 100,000 sales mark on the Japanese Oricon Charts for the second consecutive time!

As of November 9th on the Oricon’s ‘Weekly Singles Chart‘, SNSD’s second single ‘Gee‘ sold 13,320 copies in the first week, and managed to reach the 100,000 milestone by their 3rd week.

What’s interesting to note here is that ‘Gee’ is gaining more popularity than their debut track ‘Genie‘. While ‘Genie’ took 8 weeks to surpass 100,000 sales, ‘Gee’ managed to overcome it in just 3.

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) will bestow the group with a second ‘Gold‘ disk for ‘Gee’, in recognition of their phenomenal sales. Congratulations, SNSD!

Source: Star News

 


SNSD’s ‘Hoot’ to become another national syndrome?

After just one week since their official comeback, symptoms of a nationwide ‘Hoot‘ syndrome are already showing, with SNSD currently taking the #1 spot of almost every music chart site, even on ring tone sites.

SNSD’s mini-album ‘Hoot’, which was unleashed on October 27th, has been ranked #1 on Hanteo, Hot Tracks, and other various other music online charts for two weeks in a row now, showing hints of another phase of SNSD’s dominance.

In addition, their title track ‘Hoot’ nabbed the #1 rank on the daily charts of music sites Dosirak, Bugs, Soribada, Monkey3 for the first week of November, and is still going strong in its 2nd week in first place. If that’s not enough, SNSD’s ‘Hoot’ is even topping the charts of SKT’s daily chart for ring tones, showing exactly how much the nation is becoming addicted to the hit song.

SNSD also won a K-Chart on KBS 2TV Music Bank on November 5th, as well as a ‘Mutizen’ award onSBS ‘Inkigayo’ on the 7th. Many are suspecting ‘Hoot’ to follow the successful footsteps of the group’s previous tracks, ‘Gee‘ and ‘Oh!’.

Source + Photo: Xportsnews, TV Report


KARA and SNSD appear on Japanese vending machines

The rising popularity of KARA and SNSD in Japan was recently confirmed in an unusual manner, as the ladies were featured on special capsule vending machines for knickknacks and charms!

Photos of the intriguing machines made their way onto an online community message board. KARA and SNSD were found to be amongst vending machines featuring other highly-popular Japanese artists, thereby infering that the girls were establishing their place as top J-pop stars. If that wasn’t enough convince you of their wild popularity, the machines vended small capsules containing key chains made from the girls’ pictures.

Netizens who found out about the news seemed surprised as they commented, “Korean girl groups really are great,” “They appeared on vending machines where only famous celebrities are featured”, and“If there was a drawing machine like that in Korea, thousands of people will probably come.”

For the bargain price of ¥300 ($3.70 USD), Japanese fans can proudly carry around proof of their love forGoo Hara or Jessica. Would you be next in line to grab one?

Source + Photos: Newsen


Behind the scenes of SNSD’s ‘Hoot’ MV

SNSD has locked down a successful start to their promotions for title track ‘Hoot‘, as they’ve already won the ‘K-Chart‘ distinction on Music Bank‘ after only a week since their comeback.

Star News recently interviewed SNSD while on the set for their ‘Hoot’ music video. Super Junior’s Choi Siwon also made a cameo appearance during the interview, so keep an eye out for him below!

<Video + Translations>

Tiffany: To all the viewers, hello we’re SNSD!

Tiffany: Yes, today SNSD is at the music video set for our new song, ‘Hoot’. Welcome!

Hyoyeon: ‘Hoot’ is a light-hearted song that combines a go-go rhythm with a retro guitar. It’s also a catchy song that accentuates the members’ unique voices. The lyrics for the song is really cute as well, since the song is about a girl who’s having a really hard time with her boyfriend, and wants to give him a warning that she will shoot an arrow to his heart.

Sooyoung: The members are sporting hairstyles and outfits as if you’re watching a real ’80’s movie. Also in the song lyrics, we sing about shooting the heart with an arrow, so at the moment we’re shooting the music video on a set that looks similar to a dart board. Don’t we look like girls from the ‘007 movie..?

Siwon: It looks like our SNSD friends will be decorating the last few months of this year beautifully, and I hope many people give their mini-album ‘Hoot’ a lot of love. SNSD friends, Fighting! I think the song sounds really good, their concept as well.

Taeyeon: Us girls have been working hard doing promotions in Japan, and we’ve also just come back to Korea holding a new album. Since we also released a new single ‘Gee’ in Japan as well, we will be showing a hard-working image through that, and we will also do our best for our new song ‘Hoot’ in Korea.

We hope you give us lots of love, right till the end. We’re SNSD!

Source: Allkpop


Nominees for the ‘25th Golden Disk Awards’ revealed!

The ‘Golden Disk Awards has recently revealed their nominees for its 2010 awards ceremony, set to be held on December 9th at Koryeo University.

The awards show first began in 1986, and since then, it’s become Korea’s most prestigious awards ceremony for music. Nicknamed the ‘Korean Grammy Awards,’ the ceremony is known for its fair standards, as the committee utilizes figures from album and digital music sales only.

Due to such simplistic standards, the show is able to feature the truly successful artists that have received the love of the public each year, including the ‘indie’ or ‘underground musicians.

Check out the nominees below!

<Disk Bonsang>

Kim Jong Kook
Album: Vol. 6 Eleventh Story
Title Track: “This Person”

DJ DOC
Album: Vol. 7 Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

Lucid Fall
Album: Vol. 4 Les Miserables
Title Track: “Mackerel”

Bobby Kim
Album: Vol. 3 Heart & Soul
Title Track: “Like A Man”

Vibe
Album: Vol. 4 Vibe In Praha
Title Track: “Come Back”

Verandah Project
Album: Vol. 1 Day Off
Title Track: “Bike Riding”

BoA
Album: Vol. 6 Hurricane Venus
Title Track: “Hurricane Venus”

SHINee
Album: Vol. 2 Lucifer
Title Track: “Lucifer”

Super Junior
Album: Vol. 4 Bonamana
Title Track: “Bonamana”

Supreme Team
Album: Vol.1 Supremier
Title Track: “Step Up”

SNSD
Album: Vol. 2 Oh!
Title Track: “Oh!”

Epik High
Album: Epik High / Epilogue
Title Track: “Run”

U-KISS
Album: Vol. 1 U-Kiss Only One Album
Title Track: “Bingeul Bingeul”

Younha
Album: Vol. 3 Part. B Growing Season
Title Track: “I Broke Up Today”

Lee Sung Hwan
Album: Vol. 10 Dreamizer
Title Track: “Perfect Memory”

Lee Juk
Album: Vol. 4 Love
TItle Track: “With You”

Taeyang
Album: Vol. 1 Solar
Title Track: “I Need A Girl”

2NE1
Album: Vol. 1 To Anyone
TItle Track: “Can’t Nobody”

T-ara
Album: Breaking Heart (Repackaged)
Title Track: “I Go Crazy Because of You”

K. Will
Albm: Vol. 2 Miss, Miss, Miss
Title Track: “Miss, Miss, Miss”

<Digital Music Bonsang>

Ga-In
Album: Step 2/4
Title Track: “Irreversible”

Davichi
Album: Innocence [EP]
Title Track: “Time, Please Stop”

DJ DOC
Album: Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

Hot Potato
Album: Seesaw
Title Track: “Confession”

miss A
Album: Bad But Good
Title Track: “Bad Girl Good Girl”

Rain
Album: Back to the Basic
Title Track: “The Song That’ll Hold You Back”

IU
Album: Nagging
Title Track: “Nagging (feat. 2AM’s Seulong)”

Wonder Girls
Album: 2 Different Tears
Title Track: “2 Different Tears”

SG Wannabe
Album: SG Wannabe 7 Part. 1
Title Track: “Sunflower”

MC Mong
Album: Jo Young Su All Star 2.5
Title Track: “Bubble Love (feat. Seo In Young)”

MC Mong
Album: Blue Brand Vol. 2 Trauma Part 2
Title Track: “Because It Hurts to Death (feat. Mellow)”

Yesung (Super Junior)
Album: ‘Cinderella’s Sister’ OST
Title Track: “It Has to Be You”

Lee Seung Gi
Album: Shadow (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Love Teaches Alcohol (feat. F. BaekChan from 8Eight)”

Psy
Album: Vol. 5 PSYFIVE
Title Track: “Right Now”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluelove
Title Track: “Love”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP]
Title Track: “Loner”

SNSD
Album: Vol. 2 Run Devil Run (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Run Devil Run”

SNSD
Album: Vol. 2 Oh!
Title Track: “Oh!”

Zia
Album: Let’s Have A Drink
Title Track: “Let’s Have A Drink”

KARA
Album: Lupin
Title Track: “Lupin”

2AM
Album: Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die
Title Track: “Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die”

2PM
Album: I’ll Be Back
Title Track: “I’ll Be Back”

T-ara
Album: Breaking Heart (Repackaged)
Title Track: “I Go Crazy Because of You”

4men
Album: The 3rd Generation (Special Album)
Title Track: “Can’t (feat. 美)”

<Hip-hop Award>

DJ DOC
Album: Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

MC Mong
Album: All Star 2.5 / Blue Brand Vol. 2
Title Track: “Bubble Love” / “Because It Hurts to Death”

Supreme Team
Album: Spin Off (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Dang Dang Dang”

Outsider
Album: Acquaintance: The Outsider
Title Track: “Acquaintance”

Eun Ji Won
Album: Platonic
Title Track: “Siren (feat. Mister Typhoon)”

<Rock Award>

The Rights of Men Band
Album: Because I Love You
Title Track: “Because I Love You”

Hot Potato
Album: Seesaw
Title Track: “Confession”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP]
Title Track: “Loner”

F.T. Island
Album: Beautiful Journey
Title Track: “Love Love Love”

Come Back Madonna Band
Album: I Am Legend Part. 3
Title Track: “1 Million Roses”

<Rookie Award>

Gil Hak Mi
Album: Super Soul
Title Track: “Super Soul”

miss A
Album: Bad But Good
Title Track: “Bad Girl Good Girl”

B2ST (BEAST)
Album: Shock of the New Era
Title Track: “Shock”

Seo In Guk
Album: Just Beginning [EP]
Title Track: “Love U”

Supreme Team
Album: Spin Off (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Dang Dang Dang”

Secret
Album: Secret Time
Title Track: “Magic”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP]
Title Track: “Loner”

SISTAR
Album: Push Push
Title Track: “Push Push”

ZE:A
Album: Nativity (Single)
Title Track: “Mazeltov”

G.Na
Album: Draw G’s First Breath
Title Track: “I’ll Back Off So You Can Live (feat. Yong Jun Hyung)”

<Popularity Award>

Ga-In
Album: Step 2/4
Title Track: “Irreversible”

Kim Jong Kook
Album: Vol. 6 Eleventh Story
Title Track: “This Person”

Gil Hak Mi
Album: Super Soul
Title Track: “Super Soul”

The Rights of Men Band
Album: Because I Love You
Title Track: “Because I Love You”

Davichi
Album: Innocence [EP]
Title Track: “Time, Please Stop”

DJ DOC
Album: Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

Hot Potato
Album: Seesaw
Title Track: “Confession”

Lucid Fall
Album: Vol. 4 Les Miserables
Title Track: “Mackerel”

miss A
Album: Bad But Good
Title Track: “Bad Girl Good Girl”

Bobby Kim
Album: Vol. 3 Heart & Soul
Title Track: “Like A Man”

Vibe
Album: Vol. 4 Vibe In Praha
Title Track: “Come Back”

Verandah Project
Album: Vol. 1 Day Off
Title Track: “Bike Riding”

BoA
Album: Vol. 6 Hurricane Venus
Title Track: “Hurricane Venus”

Rain
Album: Back to the Basic
Title Track: “The Song That’ll Hold You Back”

B2ST (BEAST)
Album: Shock of the New Era
Title Track: “Shock”

SHINee
Album: Vol. 2 Lucifer
Title Track: “Lucifer”

Psy
Album: Vol. 5 PSYFIVE
Title Track: “Right Now”

Seo In Guk
Album: Just Beginning [EP]
Title Track: “Love U”

SNSD
Album: Oh! / Run Devil Run
Title Track: “Oh!” / “Run Devil Run”

Super Junior
Album: Vol. 4 Bonamana
Title Track: “Bonamana”

Supreme Team
Album: Supremier / Spin Off
Title Track: “Step Up” / “Dang Dang Dang”

Secret
Album: Secret Time
Title Track: “Magic”

SISTAR
Album: Push Push
Title Track: “Push Push”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP] / Bluelove
TItle Track: “Loner” / “Love”

Outsider
Album: Acquaintance : The Outsider
Title Track: “Acquaintance”

IU
Album: Nagging
Title Track: “Nagging (feat. 2AM’s Seulong)”

SG Wannabe
Album: SG Wannabe 7 Part 1
Title Track: “Sunflower”

F.T. Island
Album: Beautiful Journey
Title Track: “Love Love Love”

Epik High
Album: Epik High / Epilogue
Title Track: “Run”

MC Mong
Album: All Star 2.5 / Blue Brand Vol. 2
Title Track: “Because It Hurts to Death” / “Bubble Love”

Yesung (Super Junior)
Album: ‘Cinderella’s Sister’ OST
Title Track: “It Has to Be You”

Wonder Girls
Album: 2 Different Tears
Title Track: “2 Different Tears”

U-KISS
Album: Vol. 1 U-Kiss Only One Album
Title Track: “Bingeul Bingeul”

Younha
Album: Vol. 3 Part. B Growing Season
Title Track: “I Broke Up Today”

Eun Ji Won
Album: Platonic
Title Track: “Siren (feat. Mister Typhoon)”

Lee Seung Gi
Album: Shadow (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Love Teaches Alcohol”

Lee Seung Hwan
Album: Vol. 10 Dreamizer
Title Track: “Perfect Memory”

Lee Juk
Album: Vol. 4 Love
Title Track: “With You”

ZE:A
Album: Nativity (Single)
Title Track: “Mazeltov”

G.Na
Album: Draw G’s First Breath
Title Track: “I’ll Back Off So You Can Live”

Zia
Album: Let’s Have A Drink
Title Track: “Let’s Have A Drink”

KARA
Album: Lupin
Title Track: “Lupin”

Come Back Madonna Band
Album: I Am Legend Part. 3
Title Track:”1 Million Roses”

K. Will
Album: Vol. 2 Miss, Miss, Miss
Title Track: “Miss, Miss, Miss”

Taeyang
Album: Vol. 1 Solar
Title Track: “I Need A Girl”

2NE1
Album: Vol. 1 To Anyone
Title Track: “Can’t Nobody”

2AM
Album: Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die
Title Track: “Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die”

2PM
Album: I’ll Be Back
Title Track: “I’ll Be Back”

T-ara
Album: Breaking Heart (Repackaged)
Title Track: “I Go Crazy Because of You”

4men
Album: The 3rd Generation (Special Album)
Title Track: “Can’t (feat. 美)”

Fans can vote for their favorites on the official website until December 6th.