Girls” Generation is truly a wall of success that cannot be knocked down.
Sports Chosun surveyed 10 music experts on the 28th last month regarding Girls” Generation”s title song “Mr.Mr” and 2NE1″s title song “Come Back Home.” At the time, both groups had only released their songs online, and had not revealed their music videos or their comeback performances. They hadn”t even shown half of what they had prepared. Thus, the comparison was made only using their sound sources.
So at the time the survey results were announced, the media source promised to conduct another survey once both groups” comeback activities were a little more advanced, and after they had revealed their costumes, choreography, and performances.
Three weeks after the first survey on March 18th, they asked the experts once again about Girls” Generation and 2NE1. It could potentially be a very sensitive subject, comparing two girl groups from the top agencies in Korea, SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment. But since it”s a battle that”s been started anyway, they decided to continue the survey to determine the winner and loser.
In the intial survey, the ten experts were asked to choose the greater of Girls” Generation”s “Mr.Mr” and 2NE1″s “Come Back Home.” “Come Back Home” was chosen by 7 of the 10 experts, and led “Mr.Mr” by a landslide victory.
It should be noted that when the first survey was conducted, “Mr.Mr” had been out for 4 days, and “Come Back Home” had just been released.
The more recent survey asked, “Between Girls” Generation”s title song and 2NE1″s title song, which was more successful?” Five votes went to Girls” Generation, 1 vote went to 2NE1, and the remaining 4 votes noted that it was a tie between the two groups. In just 3 weeks after the initial survey, 2NE1 lost the majority of their votes.
Three of the experts who had been sure of 2NE1″s victory changed their votes to reflect the two songs were a tie. This goes to show that Girls” Generation”s comeback activities have been met with a great response.
Director L stated, “Girls” Generation”s “Mr.Mr” is receiving a better response as time goes by. “Mr.Mr” is ranking number 1 on various ranking programs, and there”s a greater interest from the public. It just goes to prove that Girls” Generation”s number 1 status is solid.”
Director R stated, “Upon first listening, “Mr.Mr” was not very appealing, but as time passes, it grows on you more.”
In fact, after Girls” Generation”s official comeback, they ranked number 1 on Mnet”s “M Countdown” for 2 consecutive weeks, and took 6 wins across various music ranking programs. On the other hand, 2NE1 only took home the trophy once on the March 16th broadcast of SBS” “Inkigayo.”
Another question asked whether “Mr.Mr” or “Come Back Home” was more catchy. Six of the 10 responses indicated “Mr.Mr.”
After the overall comparison, the two groups were compared in certain topics. The survey asked questions about the completeness of the choreography, costume concept, song”s addictiveness, music video, and the public”s popular preference. The 10 experts were asked to rank 5 topics out of a maximum score of 7. The 5 topics were appeal to the public, differentiation, team harmony, addictiveness, and expectations for the performance.
The results showed that 2NE1 won Girls” Generation in 3 topics, including public appeal, addictiveness, and team harmony. They averaged a score of 6 for public appeal of “Come Back Home,” whereas “Mr.Mr” received an average score of 4.8.
However, as Girls” Generation started showing off their clean cut choreography and modern stage manners, the atmosphere started to change. The choreography completeness score for “Mr.Mr” averaged 5.6, winning over “Come Back Home,” which scored 5.0.
Director C said, “Girls” Generation was revived thanks to their performance. They showed their performance many times appearing on the main 3 broadcast and cable channels, and captivated the public”s eyes and ears.” Director N stated, “Girls” Generation”s choreography rightly received high marks for completeness and public appeal. On the other hand, I thought 2NE1″s song was rather good, but was disappointed to see that the choreography was lacking.”
Girls” Generation also took the victory in terms of their visuals, and received praise for their song”s addictiveness and the public”s response.
The fact that 4 of the 10 experts thought the songs were tied points to many different things. More than anything it means that 2NE1 wasn”t good enough to overtake the high walls of Girls” Generation”s number 1 status.
When we only consider the survey results, Girls” Generation has made a comeback, but 2NE1 is a step ahead in terms of captivating the public”s ears.
The survey also showed that 2NE1 is receiving high expectation from the public. Director K stated, “From this battle, 2NE1 has grown significantly. Perhaps the public expected that 2NE1 would take an all kill on music charts.” Director N stated, “2NE1 has many mania fans who are extremely loyal, and we were able to see that the fandom has increased significantly.”
2NE1 led Girls” Generation in their costume concept and music video.
Girls” Generation emphasized a neat suit style for their costume concept, and 2NE1 drew out a futuristic women warrior look. It could be said that fans were greatly anticipating Girls” Generation”s image transformation were disappointed by their costume concept. On the other hand, 2NE1 came out with a great costume concept to go along with their song “Come Back Home.”
One thing that was disappointing with both groups is that they didn”t come out with a new creative trend as they have in their previous activities.
The critics and public disagreed in evaluating the music videos. Experts gave high scores to the sci-fi movie concept “Come Back Home” music video, which required a massive amount of production cost.
On the other hand, the “Mr.Mr” music video has over 12.5 million views, while the “Come Back Home” music video only has about 6.1 million views (as of March 19). It goes to show that the public is showing greater interest in Girls” Generation”s 9 member choreography than in 2NE1″s choreography.
The two top girl groups of K-pop Girls” Generation and 2NE1 are wrapping up their comeback activities. Although some might say that their battle left more to be desired, it was a good move for both groups, since now they know where they stand.
The 10 experts involved in the survey agreed that from a management”s point of view, the victory goes to Girls” Generation.
Director C sated, “It”s true that Girls” Generation took a hit with this mini album. However, they switched the atmosphere with their management companies, and the members all did their best. On the other hand, it seemed as if 2NE1 limited their broadcast appearances, and put too much distance between them and the public. If there”s no contact with the public, then the fans will leave. Yang Hyun Suk only thinks too much about their agency singers.”
Director N stated, “2NE1 didn”t have many broadcast appearances, so there was a lack in intimacy. We”re no longer in an age where mysteriousness is best.”
The experts also noted that both Girls” Generation and 2NE1 were in dangerous positions.
Director L stated, “Girls” Generation did not meet expectations, and 2NE1 often comes out with a similar concept. They should both be made aware that they were in dangerous positions.” Director K stated, “Girls” Generation and 2NE1 were met with good responses, but they lacked great appeal as was seen with Soyou & Junggigo”s “Some” or Sunmi”s “Full Moon.” Both group”s agencies should think about this.”
140320 ‘Beatles Code 3D’ Sunny, ‘Lee Seo Jin As A Potential Lover?’ Disapproves Because Of 19 Year Age Difference
Girls” Generation”s Sunny showed reluctance when asked about the possibility of a relationship with Lee Seo Jin.
Girls” Generation appeared on the March 18th broadcast of Mnet”s “Beatles Code” and talked about various subjects. MC Shin Dong Yup asked Sunny whether there was a possibility of developing a romantic relationship with “Grandpas Over Flowers” Lee Seo Jin.
Sunny responded by saying, “Frankly, there is a 19-year age difference. He said he was the same age as Kim Gu Ra,” and honestly said it would be difficult because of the great age gap. He”s the same age as Shin Dong Yup and Kang Ho Dong.
In a follow up question she was asked whether it was the age difference that bothered her. Sunny replied, “The way he deals with me, he”s happy just watching me eat,” and shared that there is no romantic feelings between the two.
MC Shin Dong Yup then said, “If it”s not a matter of age and he”s just not your style, then tell us.” Sunny admitted by saying, “Sorry,” and elicited laughter with her response.
Sunny revealed on the show that she overcame her entertainment slump by appearing on “Grandpas Over Flowers.”
Written By Kim Regina on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 1:30 PM
140319 SNSD Sooyoung talks about the way she maintains her figure + being a senior in the entertainment industry
Girls’ Generation member Sooyoung made a guest appearance on the March 18 episode of KBS 2TV‘s “1 Vs. 100“.
The beautiful lady revealed her way to maintain her body figure, saying, “I think it”s a bit of both. I”m the type that doesn”t gain weight when I eat, but I also work on maintaining it these days.”
She continued, “Before, I was very lucky because of my body”s metabolism, but as I grew one year older, I realized I needed to be more active in maintaining it. These days, I started exercising and am doing it consistently.”
Sooyoung then chose Yuri and Hyoyeon as the members who exercised the most within her group.
She revealed, “Exercise is Yuri”s life. She”s very knowledgeable about various types of exercise. Hyoyeon recently entered a skiing competition and won. Seeing as how the album was pushed back, she found a hobby. However, she came in first place. She also told me not too long ago that she was going to be in another competition so to give her support and the competition is today. She”s probably in the middle of it right now.”
The host asked Sooyoung, “It”s your eighth year now in the industry. When do you think you became a senior?”
She answered, “It hits me when the junior artists come to our waiting room to greet us. Not too long ago, Ladies” Code came to greet us and they were really pretty. In the past, we were the ones that used to go around with our CDs looking for the seniors, so I could feel that passage of time.”
SNSD’s Sunny posted a photo with Jessica as well as a sea of fans in the background from the group’s recent fan signing on March 16.
Sunny also posted a selfie, writing “It’s cold outside. Going to warm myself up somewhere and I’ll see you later.”
Meanwhile, Yuri posted a photo of herself in what appears to be a wedding dress, with Tiffany making an appearance in the background, on March 16.
The ladies of Girls’ Generation appeared as guests on the March 18 episode of Mnet’s “Beatles Code 3D“.
Regarding their changes since debut, Hyoyeon shared, “In the past, when monitoring, I would focus greatly on myself, but now I look at the bigger picture. Rather than looking at herself, Tiffany looks at the whole group.”
Tiffany revealed, “Once in a while, there are ambitious members“.
The hosts asked her, “Who acts pretty excessively?” to which Tiffany confessed, “They tell me that I’m a bit excessive today.”
Shindong shared, “Tiffany improved a lot with her Korean.”
In response, Tiffany stated, “These days, I hear a lot that I got smart.” with a laugh.
Shin Dong Yup talked about Tiffany’s past appearance on variety show and joked, “You were just so frustrating back then, I thought I was going to die,” bringing laugh to everyone.
Girls’ Generation (SNSD) expressed their thoughts on the outfits for its newest song,Mr. Mr.
During March 18’s broadcast of Mnet’s The Beatles Code 3D, MC Shindong asked, “Don’t you think that your outfits for Mr. Mr came out to be a bit tacky, while you tried to differentiate from other girl groups?”
Tiffany answered, “Even when we performed I Got A Boy, no other girl groups had the looks we had. We try to read the trend before presenting our concept on stage.”
Having felt down in the dumps, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny revealed that it was because of Lee Seo Jin that she was able to get out of her slump.
On March 18’s broadcast of Mnet’s The Beatles Code 3D, Sunny appeared as a guests.
On the show, she was asked about Lee Seo Jin, who is currently appearing on tvN’sGrandpas Over Flowers, especially because Lee Seo Jin has chosen Sunny as his ideal type several times.
“I was very lucky to cross paths with Lee Seo Jin,” said Sunny. “Truthfully, during that time, I was in a bit of a slump and was having a hard time. I was supposed to be receiving love from doing variety show, but all of the sudden, I became scared to go out on shows.”
Sunny continued, saying that it was when Grandpas Over Flowers asked her to appear on the show after Lee Seo Jin mentioned her several times.
Photo Credit: tvN, Mnet.
Although they are Korea’s beloved girl group, Girls’ Generation had experienced some difficulty in the past, including a massive boycott by thousands of people.
On SBS’ “Healing Camp,” the girls discussed the top five significant events that the group members had experienced. Among the events, the third topic was titled “Ten Minutes.” At first the girls showed slight hesitation, but eventually the members discussed about the boycott of the 2007 Dream Concert that left the girls to perform in the dark for ten minutes.
YoonA mentioned, “For ten minutes the crowd did not make any sound, and did not clap. We started the performance in silence.”
Hyoyeon also added, “Since we were focused on the stage, we didn’t know, but since it was dark we only saw the pink lights.”
Despite Girls’ Generation’s fanclub, SONE, waving their pink light sticks throughout the girls’ performance, the rest of the stadium went dark due to the other fandom turning off their lights. The severity of the boycott had even gone as far as the other fandom chanting “Wonder Girls” during Girls’ Generation’s performance.
Furthermore, the girls also revealed how they were boycotted in a China concert.
Leader Taeyeon said, “During an SMTOWN concert in China, the crowd held up red light sticks and made an ‘X’ sign with it. In regards to the boycott experienced by Girls’ Generation, former Fink.l member and current “Healing Camp” MC Sung Yuricommented that during her time in Fink.l, the group would also experience boycotts where other fandoms would turn their backs as the group performed. Thus, as Sung Yuri expressed her experiences of having performed at the sight of the backs of other fans, it is a reminder that the fan culture in K-Pop remains powerful in the music industry.
Yet, as Girls’ Generation has been able to change the public’s mind with their breakthrough songs, the girls remain as Korea’s top girl group with a stable supporting fandom. Luckily, the current reactions of anger and annoyance by Korean netizens towards the idea that such boycott had occurred, show that the culture of K-Pop fandom may be maturing.
Shindong asked Girls’ Generation, “It is likely that there are situations when girl group idols are hated by boy group idols’ fans. Have Girls’ Generation ever experienced that as well?” on March 18th episode of Mnet “Beatles Code 3D.”
Taeyon expressed that, “Even Girls’ Generation are targeted and hated by the fandom of boy groups and idols. For example when we stand beside or have any kind of skin touching performances with the boy idols.”
Tiffany added on, “We have many boy idols in SM Entertainment, and so it is common to have discussion and talks. And whenever we do that, the fans would say ‘They talked to our oppas.”
Are these fandoms taking things too far, or is all fair when it comes to love for idol groups?
Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Sooyoung will be holding a styling talk concert for college students to share her tips in fashion.
Fashion brand Double M stated on March 18, “We will be holding a ‘Styling Talk Concert’ with our brand muse SNSD’s Sooyoung on March 26, at Sungshin Women’s University.”
Sooyoung has already held two talk concerts last year at Chung Ang and Kyunghee University, sharing her personal styling tips from ‘airport fashion,’ ‘preview fashion,’
Due to the students’ enthusiastic response from the past two talk concerts, Double M decided to organize another one at Sungshin Women’s University this year.
For the upcoming talk concert, the SNSD member will be sharing tips on ‘looks that will get you a job,’ for the students who are about to graduate and start the job hunt.
Photo credit: Double M
KBS‘s highly-anticipated drama, ‘Love Rain‘, may hit the small screens in March!
A representative from the production staff spoke with TV Daily on January 16th and revealed, ”Although details haven’t been confirmed yet, KBS has expressed their wish to air ‘Love Rain’ in March. Scenes from the ’70s story arc have already been completed, and we are scheduled to continue filming in the beginning of March.”
Directed by PD Yoon Suk Ho (of ‘Autumn Fairytale‘ and ‘Winter Sonata‘ fame), ‘Love Rain’ exhibits the pure emotions of love during the ’70s, as well as the trendy love of today’s society. Both actor Jang Geun Suk and Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA play dual roles.
Should everything go as planned, ‘Love Rain’ could broadcast on March 26th, after the conclusion of ‘Dream High 2‘.
Source: TV Daily via Nate
The members of Girls” Generation appeared on the March 17, 2014 episode of “Healing Camp.”Topics included Sooyoung and YoonA coming out about their boyfriends to Yuri explaining her concern regarding the future of the group.
Yuri Explains Her Concern About The Future
The ladies of Girls” Generation are not getting younger; they are growing up, maturing, as well finding lovers in their life.So, Yuri explained her concern regarding this.She is worried about the future of Girls” Generation and what will happen once they move on with their lives.Yuri stated on “Healing Camp” by saying, “Recently, Ifeel troubled.I don”t know what to do now.I”m having fun in Girls” Generation, but it”s not something I started at first as a big dream.The members were just friends who Iliked dancing and singing with.But now that I”m a singer, I think about what I really wanted.”Yuri further goes on by saying, “I feel like I have nowhere to go.I don”t think we have much more time as idols.I worry about how all of the Girls” Generation girls can stay happy together with lasting beautiful memories.”
Sooyoung and YoonA Comes Out About Their Relationship
So you know about Sooyoung and YoonA and their boyfriends.The ladies came out by explaining what their thoughts were.Sooyoung explained that she “denied her relationship with Jung Kyung Ho before she finally admitted to it.”So, Sooyoung at first did not believe it and was not ready to have a boyfriend yet during that time.Though when media came out with the news, Sooyoung explained on the show by saying, “[When the first news came out], we hadn”t been dating for very long.That was when we really were just getting to know each other.And more than anything else, there were no pictures.”Sooyoung further explained, “At that point, I thought my position wasn”t certain, so I didn”t want to put a title on it.Our future was very bright.I didn”t know what to do, since he was my first boyfriend.I didn”t know what it would feel like if we revealed our relationship.”
Since people knows regarding Sooyoung dating Jung, they have received numerous support.We wish them to be always happy in the coming months and years ahead too.
Once Sooyoung explained her dating story about Jung and all, YoonA also told her story on the show.As you also know, YoonA is dating Lee Seung Gi.This two love birds are known as the “Cinderella Couple” because they look so great together.YoonA explained on the show that they went on “proper dates.”Another was that YoonA told all her secrets regarding the dates she and Lee had.YoonA also explained that she composed a very “long text” to the members regarding the relationship being official.
What do you think about the concern that Yuri has?As well Sooyoung and YoonA coming out about their boyfriends?
Photo Credit: OSEN
Girls’ Generation is finally back, but leader Taeyeon revealed that their lengthy hiatus caused them to worry about their fans.
On March 17, the nine girls of the group appeared on SBS’ “Healing Camp” and opened up about the brightest moments as well as the hardships that they have experienced over the years.
Yuri said, “We were friends who danced and sang together. As I reached my goal of becoming a singer, I started getting confused over what I actually want.”
“I felt like a child that lost her way while walking down the road. My destination became dimmer. I am thinking what I should do in order for Girls’ Generation to be a bit happier together and stay more beautiful,” she continued.
Taeyeon confessed, “As time passed by, new groups started appearing. I was worried our fans would switch to them. I felt that we must release our album fast,” confirming that the intense competition among girl groups is affecting even those at the very top.
Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung expressed her interest in wanting to work with Yeo Jingu.
On the 18th of March, Sooyoung revealed on KBS 2TV’s show “1 vs. 100” that she had worked with several actors, such as Kim Seungwoo and Lee Jonghyuk, and he learnt many things about acting and formed very good relationships with them.
When asked who else she wanted to work with, she expressed that she wanted to work with Yeo Jingu, even though he was much younger than her. She added that she would be honored to play the role of his older sister if she had the chance.
Source: My Daily
Girls” Generation”s YoonA showed a more revealing look than fans are used to seeing from her as the muse for jewelry brand ”Cartier“s latest collection offering, “Amulette de Cartier“.
SEE ALSO: Girls” Generation talk about their infamous “ten minute Black Ocean” incident
YoonA showed off skin by baring her back and midriff for the pictorial. She emphasized her pure and sophisticated beauty in white but the black cropped top and shorts gave off a sexy femme fatal vibe, leaving fans eager to see more of the pictorial.
SONEs can see YoonA”s solo pictorial in “Marie Claire“s April issue!
Girls” Generation held #1 on Asian music charts for 2 consecutive weeks with their fourth mini album Mr. Mr.
For 2 weeks since its release on February 27th, Mr. Mr. topped Gaon album charts, Hong Kong”s biggest online music site KKBOX”s K-Pop top 100 weekly charts, and Taiwan”s FIVE MUSIC weekly charts, demonstrating Girls” Generation”s popularity among Asian music fans.
This album has also swept Tawiwan”s G-Music Asia charts and Hong Kong andSingapore”s HMV K-Pop/J-Pop charts.
Girls” Generation also won first prize in six music programs such as MBC “Show! Champion”, Mnet “M Countdown”, KBS “Music Bank”, MBC “Music Core” with their comeback with title song “Mr. Mr.”
Meanwhile, Girls” Generation remains active in promotion of their new album.
Is Sooyoung in a relationship?
It doesn”t seem long since her scandal with Won Bin broke out, and now she”s reported to be in a relationship with actor Jung Kyung Ho!
In the early morning of the 27th (KST), a picture allegedly of the front page of theSports Seoul newspaper came up online. Although the newspaper was dated February 27th, in the early morning in Korea, the newspaper will not have been distributed yet and no article has surfaced online.
According to what”s visible on the article, the pair have been dating since the beginning of the year, and went on dates in theaters as they talked about their careers.
In September 2013, Jung Kyung Ho had said that Sooyoung had been a big strength to him while he was in the army.
Variants of “Sooyoung” and “Jung Kyung Ho” are currently the trending topics on the Sportsseoul website.
Written By Kim Regina on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 6:46 PM
All nine members of Girls’ Generation participated in the recording for SBS’ talk program “Healing Camp.”
The preview shows the members crying, serving its purpose in arousing the public’s curiosity for this particular segment. It’s been revealed that the members started shedding tears after sharing about receiving a box full of letters from a particular guy.
Leader Taeyeon shared that the members went through their adolescent stage a little later than others. “Since we were so busy promoting, it feels like we lost track of our age. It feels like I’m stuck being a 21 year old.” Yuri added, “I’m confused these days. I don’t know what to do in the future.”
The girls also will touch other topics like the rumor about earning over 300,000,000 (about $300,000 USD) a year, the reason why Sooyoung had to deny her relationship with Jung Kyung Ho twice before going public, and more.
In the middle of a comeback with “Mr.Mr.“, the girls of Girls” Generation took time to celebrate their latest successful release with their fans!
Gathering in the middle of Seoul, the ladies held an autograph session with hundreds of excited, devoted SONEs. It must have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the fans there!
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Living as idols since very young, some members of Girls’ Generation (SNSD) feel confused about their age.
March 17’s broadcast of SBS’s Healing Camp will feature Taeyeon and Yuri revealing that they are struggling with growing up.
Keeping themselves busy since they were teenagers, the SNSD members confessed during recording that they are now going through adolescence in their twenties.
Taeyeon said, “Sometime I forget my age because I keep myself so busy with promotional activities. I feel like I’m stuck at 21 years old.”
Yuri also said, “I’ve been feeling confused. I don’t really know what I should be doing in the future.”
The episode is set to air on March 17.