Wonder Girls 2012
The Wonder Girls Send A Video Greeting To Allkpop Fans At Ces 2012
Although the Wonder Girls were extremely busy with their appearances at the Monster booth and other areas of CES 2012, they still spent a few minutes with us to send a video greeting to allkpop fans!
The Wonder Girls just released their new US single, The DJ is Mine, and are also looking forward to the premiere of their Teen Nick movie, The Wonder Girls!
Taking On The World With Wonder - A 2012 Wonder Girls Recap
During the month of July fans were also given peeks at the girl's future U.S single - "Like Money". Speculation grew when it was revealed that a famous American singer would be featured in the song. Who could it be? Eventually the digital single was released on July 9 on iTunes and a video was uploaded to the official Wonder Girls Vevo YouTube channel. The MV quickly amassed views from all over the world, as Wonderfuls (Wonder Girls fans) and K-Pop fans in general were curious about what the group's advancement into the American music scene would sound like. The song and video did not disappoint fans, who described it as a step in the right direction with a matured sound and lyrics, more fit for American audiences. The song, which featured rapper and producer Akon, reached the iTunes electronic charts top 10 in more than a dozen countries, reaching #3 in the U.S and Canada. Within a week of release, faintly but surely, fans in the U.S and Europe were reporting hearing the song on their local pop stations and also reported sightings of the music video being played in large chain stores and malls. Despite not reaching the Hot 100, the track was followed with several editorials on billboard.com and grammy.com front pages. The single also proved to generate interest in Korea, as it reached #1 in multiple real time rankings like Soribada, Naver Music and Bugs despite not having any local promotion.
On July 17 the group uploaded their first official Japanese single, a remake of their hit "Nobody". The video pleasantly surprised the public with its upgraded slick take on the original "Nobody" concept. On the 25th of the same month, the Wonder Girls released their first Japanese EP Nobody for Everybodywhich upgraded two Korean language songs to include Lim's vocals, replacing original member Sunmi, who had departed in 2010.
Psy Beats Girls' Generation In 2012 Popularity Poll
Psy has been named singer of the year in a poll by Gallup Korea. In the survey of 4,157 people aged between 13 and 59 in all parts of the country except for Jeju Island, the rapper was named this year's most popular singer by 24.4 percent of respondents, followed by Girls' Generation (19.8 percent) and boy band Big Bang (9.5 percent).
Next came IU (6.9 percent), Jang Yoon-jung (6.6 percent) and girl band Sistar (6.4 percent). T-ara took seventh place with 5.5 percent, followed by BEAST (5.3 percent), Tae Jin-ah (5.2 percent) and Busker Busker (4.1 percent).
By age group, Big Bang was the most popular with teenage fans and Girls' Generation with 20-somethings. Those in their 30s to 50s picked the singer of "Gangnam Style" as their favorite, while he ranked as teenagers' No. 3 choice and was 20-somethings' No. 2 pick.
Girls’ Generation’s Yuri And Shinee’s Minho Put On A Hot Couple Dance At The ’2012 Sbs Drama Awards’
Yuri and Minho heated up the dance floor with their flawless couples dance. Yuris showed off her charms with the choreography and matching alluring expressions. Minho also showed off his sexy manly charms and stole the hearts of the noona fans.
Kara And Girls’ Generation Have High Rankings On Japanese Oricon Album Chart For 2012
KARA and Girls’ Generation have recently named as the highest selling Korean artists in Japan. KARA placed #18 and Girls’ Generation ranked #25 on the Oricon album chart for 2012.
KARA released album ‘Super Girl’ last November and has already sold 295,651 copies while Girls’ Generation’s self-titled Japanese album sold 229,043 copies.
Meanwhile, Japanese group Mr. Children ranked #1 on the Oricon chart for this year by selling 1,170,298 copies of their album ‘Mr. Children 2005-2010′.
Girls’ Generation Tops The Revenue Ranking Of Korean Artists In Japan In 2012
Girls’ Generation climbed to 7th place on the list of ‘Total Revenue for 2012‘ overall in Japan, which is also the highest record among Korean artists. This year the ladies of Girls Generation earned a total amount of 4,332,000,000 JPY (approximately $51.4 million USD) of sales revenue from 3 singles, 1 full-length album, and videos on DVD and Blu-ray.
2012 Sbs Entertainment Awards To Be Hosted By Girls’ Generation’S Sooyoung
Meanwhile, Sooyong is currently co-hosting “One Night of TV Entertainment with Yoon Do Hyun, who has also received an offer to MC the year-end awards. A representative of Yoon Do Hyun’s agency stated, “We have received the offer, however, due to his year-end schedule, it looks like it may be difficult. We are currently still deciding.”
Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, And Big Bang Become Nominees For ‘World’S Best Group’ At ’2012 World Music Awards’
Girls’ Generation, the Wonder Girls, and Big Bang have officially become the nominees for the ‘World’s Best Group‘ category at the ‘2012 World Music Awards‘.
The ’2012 World Music Awards’ is set to take place at the Marlins Park Stadium in Miami, Florida on December 20th. These three K-Pop groups are currently battling with 41 other artists in this category.
The international award show collects information based on global sales numbers provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
Girls' Generation Ranks Number 5 For '2012 Top Searched Terms' On Yahoo! Japan
Yahoo! Japan releases results for the top searches in many categories every year. This year, Girls' Generation ranked number 4 under the 'female' category and number 1 for the 'Foreign Asian Artist' category.
Girls' Generation will continue their winning streak with the release of their new album,Girls' Generation II~GirlsPeace, on November 28.
U-Kiss And Carly Rae Jepsen Take A Photo Together At The ‘Girls Award 2012′ In Japan
When the event finished, Kevin shared again, “Pic with @carlyraejepsen at the Girls Award!” along with a photo of the “Call Me Maybe” singer with the U-KISS members. The photo shows that Carly Rae Jepsen is holding U-KISS albums which the members has given to her.