Earlier this month on the 11th, our girls attended the exhilirating and chaotic idol-fan experience that is the annual Dream Concert. The girls stunned on the red carpet, looking refreshed and rejuvenated after having been on a short break since the end of their promotions.
Snsd Pic June 2012
When asked if she was satisfied with the group’s promotions in 2012, Sooyoung said, “I’m not particularly satisfied. In addition to variety, I wanted to challenge myself more with different things in Japan, but I wasn’t able to. The members’ personalities are really bright, but we didn’t have the opportunity to show it. I thought that it would’ve been nice if we had been able to show those sides.”
The episode also shows scenes of the SNSD members preparing for their Japan arena tour as well their promotions for Korean album I Got a Boy.
Moon Chae Won, another winner of the Netizen Popularity Award (along with co-star Song Joong Ki and SNSD′s Yoona), as well as the winner of the Best Excellence Award (with Song Joong Ki and Yu Jun Sang), and the Best Couple Award (also with Song Joong Ki). Whew! Guess it pays to work with Song Joong Ki.
By the final tally, Psy had come out on top with 24.4 percent, while Girls’ Generation (SNSD) unit group Taetiseo came in at second with 19.8 percent and Big Bang rounded out the top three with 9.5 percent. Meanwhile, IU and trot singer Jang Yoon Jung ranked fourth and fifth, garnering 6.9 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.
Japan’s Oricon recently updated its yearly charts for 2012. Taking a look at the yearly albums chart, Kara and SNSD’s respective albums were came in at number 18 and 25 respectively for most albums sold this year.
Kara’s Super Girl which was released n November of 2011 has sold 295,651 copies so far while SNSD’s Girls’ Generation has sold 229,043 copies.
Kara’s Girls Forever and Kara Collection also placed number 66 and 99 on the same chart, giving Kara three album’s in the top 100 ranking.
Our ladies have been nominated for Best World Group at the 2012 World Music Awards in Miami. The show will take place on December 20th. Besides our ladies, label mate Super Junior has also been nominated, alongside other K-Pop power houses Big Bang and Wonder Girls. If our ladies dont win, hopefully the award will come back to Korea anyway! Good luck to the artists!
Girls’ Generation (SNSD), Super Junior, TVXQ Nominated as ‘Top Pop Artist of 2012’ for Japan Billboard Music Awards
The list of nominees in the 'Top Pop Artist of 2012', include leading K-Pop artists such as Girls' Generation, KARA, Super Junior, CNBLUE, Jang Keun Suk and TVXQ.
Voting for the artists opens today, November 1, at 11 AM JST and closes on November 15 at 11:59PM JST. The award ceremony will broadcast on December 15 at 4PM JST.
SNSD has been tapped to perform at the K-Pop Festival 2012 in Vietnam. It will be held on November 29th at the My Dinh National Stadium at 7:30PM. There will be many other top K-Pop and Vietnamese performers including SISTAR, INFINITE, Teen Top, Son Dambi, B.A.P., miss A, KARA, T-ARA, TVXQ!, Hyuna, B2ST, ChAOS, FIESTAR, FTISLAND, Phú Quang, Tấn Minh, and Thanh Lam.