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f(x) to Debut on September


SM Entertainment’s new girl group f(x), consisting of members Sulli, Amber, Krystal, Victoria and Luna will make their first debut on September 2nd, 2009 at 5:00pm KST!

They will be showing off their fashion and music, as well as interact with fans and put on their first performance at the Seoul Samsung dong Fashion Center (삼성동 섬유센터)!

The event will last 1 hour, in which they will unveil their single LACHATA and the music video, as well as show off their special talents.

To support f(x), seniors Girls’ Generation and SHINee will be in attendance at this showcase of SM Entertainment’s newest girl group f(x)!

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#1 Artist Fans Would Like To Share an Umbrella With


SNSD‘s Jessica was picked as the #1 artist who fans would like to share an umbrella with.

On, the poll “Which artist would you like to share an umbrella with” was enforced and over 50% chose Jessica, and the results were overwhelming.

Recently, SNSD has been regaining popularity through ‘Tell Me Your Wish’. Netizens made wishes through the song title that “They want to give Jessica the umbrella and get hit by the rain”.

Second place was Lee Seungki, participating in shows like KBS 2TV ‘Happy Sunday’, ‘1 Day 2 Nights’, and SBS Special Weekend Project ‘Splendid Heritage’, and is rising to fame. Netizens even displayed their affection by saying, “I would even hold the umbrella for him.”

Third place was 2NE1’s Sandara Park. From a new girl group and as much as receiving stable fame, she received the most number of votes as a new star. Fourth place was SHINee‘s Taemin, who was able to grab female fans’ hearts through ‘Juliette’. Fifth place was 2PM’s Chansung and sixth place was 4minute’s Hyuna.

[Newsen Lee Mi Hye Reporter]

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SNSD Got Plagiarized!

SNSD, who has been surrounded by controversy due to plagiarism claims, have found that it was actually the female singer from Uzbekistan that used the SNSD without permission, and have received a huge shock.

The song had been recently circulating around the the internet titled ‘Tell Me Your Wish Original Song’ and caused a stir among netizens. The song ‘Ruqsga Tushgin’ performed by female Uzbekistan singer Dineyra was uploaded on to YouTube in April, sparking rumours that SNSD were plagiarising music.

However, it was revealed that it was in fact Dineyra, not SNSD that had used the song without permission.

Universal Music Publishing Group, who own the rights to ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ stated on the 2nd of July that “We do not know who Dineyra from Uzbekistan is, and we have never given her permission to use this song.” and continued to say, “Dineyra’s version is clearly a case of plagiarism.” They also stated, “We will pursue legal action over this blatant plagiarism.” and vented their frustration.

SM Entertainment also released a statement, saying, “The rights to SNSD‘s ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ were bought officially from Universal Music Publishing group by SM, and received permission to release it for the first time in the world. We received a demo from the Dsign team, and SM adjusted the song, editing the melody and lyrics to create the new song.” clarifying the rumours.

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3 Differences Between ‘Gee’ and ‘Tell Me Your Wish’


The popular 9 girl group SNSD released a mini album on the 29th, getting ready to seize command of the music world for the summer. SNSD has released their title song ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ on the 22nd online. Also, from the 26th to 28th, they have appeared on KBS ‘Music Bank’, MBC ‘Music Core’, and SBS ‘Inkigayo’, performing ‘Tell me your wish’ along with the choreography to the audience.

With the previous mini album and their title song ‘Gee’, they have set the unprecedented record of 9 consecutive weeks on the #1 spot for Music Bank, and was the most downloaded song for the first half of 2009. Album sales also exceeded 100k.

Thanks to the record-breaking performance of ‘Gee’, much attention is being paid for SNSD’s new album. We observed how SNSD is appealing to their fans with charms that are different than that of ‘Gee’.

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SNSD’s New Album Sells Three Times Faster Than ‘Gee’

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SNSD‘s brand new song ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ is showing faster sales than ‘Gee’ which stormed the music industry in the first half of the year.

According to offline sales reporter Hanteo-Chart, since its release on June 29th the sales of ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ at offline stores surpassed 24 000 copies in just two days. These sales are greater and faster than SNSD‘s biggest hit (to date) ‘Gee’ which sold 23 000 copies in its first week. The term sweeping the market seems most appropriate in this case. Hanteo-Chart’s sales reports focus mostly on stores that are registered with them, so the true number of sales are predicted to be much higher.

Accordingly, it appears that SNSD will achieve selling more than 100 000 copies for three albums in a row. Selling over 100 000 albums is a standard that even the most popular male idol groups in Korea have a tough time achieving, but now all eyes are on SNSD as they attempt to do so again. SNSD‘s first album ‘Girl’s Generation’ and their first mini-album ‘Gee’ both sold over 100 000 copies and surprised the music industry.

On the music charts, ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ gained faster popularity than ‘Gee’. ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ was released through various music websites starting at 10am on the 22nd. Immediately after the release, the song climbed furiously on various real-time charts and in a very short time took the number one spot (on the real-time charts).

On the 23rd, a day after its release, the songs rankings climbed even higher. On one of the major music website ‘Melon’, ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ debuted that day as number six on their charts. Taking into consideration that ‘Gee’ first entered the chart at number ten, ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ showed incredible popularity. This is not all. On almost all music websites ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ ranked as number one or two on their charts, and the song is once again bringing bank the Girl’s Generation syndrome.

‘Tell Me Your Wish’ is composed of a dream-like introduction and a bright and refreshing melody which creates an impressionable, and trendy dance song. For people who get tired, lose their confidence and become down due to their busy lives, the lyrics express SNSD wish to become the Goddess of Luck and to help bring their lost courage and passion by raising everyone’s energy.

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SNSD and Bibimbap Strategy Explained


With the release of 2nd mini album just around the corner, SNSD’s title song ‘Tell me your wish’ is being rated online on various websites such as Melon, Doshirak, and Mnet as 1st place in their charts. It looks like the SNSD syndrome that started with ‘Gee’ in the first half of the year will continue with ‘Tell me your wish’.

How does SNSD experience unmatched popularity out of all girl groups that have been pouring out lately? SNSD’s successful strategy can be explained with the ‘Bibimbap Economics’. (Bibimbap is a traditional Korean plate that has different kinds of vegetables with hot sauce on top of rice)

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SNSD Ranked #1, Thanks to Male Fans

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The power of male fans placed SNSD in the 1st place.

According to a survey at a popular music website Monkey3, SNSD‘s ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ ranked 1st in numbers of album page view for the 4th week of June, and 52% of those viewers were male.

‘Tell Me Your Wish’ released on the 22nd has gained momentum, and is currently ranked 1st place in real-time charts, total of 6 days.

Staff of Monkey3 states, “More males tend to view the album of ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ than females. This indicates that SNSD has formidable force on the male fans. Although ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ is loved by various male age groups between 10~50, it seems that the loyalty of ‘uncle fans’ between the age of 20~40 has had a serious impact. This shows a paradigm shift from 10~20 year old females, who used to control the entertainment business, to 20~40 males, who now have become formidable consumers as well.

In addition, mini album with the title song ‘Tell me your wish’ was released on the 29th in Monkey3, and ‘Etude’ is top 10, showing overall popularity to all their songs.

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Yoona Lifts Tiffany’s Skirt, Fans React



A fancam taken before SNSD peformed ‘Etude’ on Music Core last June 27 captured Yoona lifting Tiffany’s skirt and looking so shocked at what she saw underneath. Yoona then can be seen mouthing ‘You didn’t wear it?’. She was of course referring to their ‘shorts’ that they have to wear underneath their skirts to avoid flashing the audience during their performance. Yoona obviously worried, Sooyoung who’s standing next to her grabbed Tiffany and turned her over to check if anything’s visible. After checking, Sooyoung and Yuri who’s behind Yoona assured an embarrassed Tiffany that ‘it’ won’t show.

When the video was uploaded over the internet, fans had mixed reactions over this issue. Some fans were appalled that Yoona would dare lift Tiffany’s skirt in public and on stage! They thought she was rude for doing this especially since she’s younger than Tiffany. Others though defended her, saying Yoona looked genuinely worried and that she was just being a good friend trying to prevent possible ‘accidents’ to happen. Other fans also criticized Tiffany for being ‘slutty’, not wearing the shorts on purpose, etc. Sigh. Koreans are so hard to please.

If you ask me, this seems a perfectly normal situation between these 9 girls – checking and making sure that they’re all ok and everything’s workin fine. As for Yoona flipping Tiffany’s skirt, she probably notice that something’s amiss that’s why she checked but she shouldn’t have lifted her skirt right then and there. And Tiffany should have worn the shorts if she didn’t want her panties exposed to the world. Hope they’re careful next time.

Check out the video and decide for yourself. The ‘lifting’ starts at 2:00.

credits: sookyungie@YT + Kbites


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SNSD’s Performances of ‘Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)’

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SNSD Temporarily Leaves ‘Sunday Sunday Night’


Singer group Girls Generation are announcing their temporary parting with ‘Sunday Sunday Night’

The second episode of ‘Cheer Up’ that was aired on the 28th will be the last episode until further notice.

MBC staff mentions that they have had many meetings and discussions about whether “Girls’ Generation should be recommitted into another program around mid July if possible. Nothing is final yet.”

‘Sunday Sunday Night’ will be substituting ‘Cheer Up’ with ‘Healthy Lifestyle Variety, Body.Body.Body’ featuring celebrities such as Lim Jungeun, Kim Yongman, Cho Hyungki, Park Myungsoo, Jung Hyungdon, Nickhun (2PM) to MC the new show.

From early May, Girls’ Generation has helped ‘Horror Movie Factory’ and ‘Cheer Up’ with enthusiasm. ‘Sunday Night’ are thankful for their positive contribution.

Credits: EDaily
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