The regular Girls’ Generation news cycle has been overwhelmed lately with news from the girls’ tour in Japan as well as their recent performance at SMTOWN Live in Paris. A lot of hard work has been put in to try and catch all of the smaller news that may have slipped through the cracks, so enjoy this week’s news wrap that’s full of SoShi news.

1. “Oh! (Original Ver.)” Rehearsal Video
A clip surfaced online of Girls’ Generation rehearsing in their practice room to a different version of “Oh!” which contains more English lyrics than the final official version. The dance moves appear to be the same, but the song has a different feel to it with more English lyrics and slightly different melodies during the verses. If you’d like to see the translated lyrics for this original version as well as download the video, you can do so here.

2. Yoona Ranked as #1 Most Popular Member of an Idol Group on Pops in Seoul

3. New Star Call with Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, and Yoona
Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, and Yoona put their choding personas on full display as they recorded a new Star Call from Paris. In it, they’re full of energy as they greeted SONEs before their performance at SMTOWN Live in Paris. There’s a good chance that other members were in the room as well, as you can hear their laughter in the background.

4. Girls’ Generation’s “Genie” SMTOWN Live in Paris Performance Video is Most Viewed on YouTube
As mentioned in the SMTOWN Live in Paris – Day 1 recap, the official SMTOWN YouTube page updated with a video of Girls’ Generation performing “Genie”. That video reached the number one spot on “Most Viewed” videos today in all categories and has a total of over 1 million views in just two days. Check it out below.

1. Daum’s MyPeople Application to Update Girls’ Generation Theme (Skin)

In celebration of their 1st anniversary, Girls’ Generation will once again appear as models for Daum’s MyPeople Application on their new theme (skin). People who own the application will be able to download the new theme through the settings page. View the pictures here.

Just for an FYI: MyPeople is a free social networking application manufactured by Daum Communication Corporations and is only available for Korean citizens.

2. New Girls’ Generation e-ma CF released
A new CF for the throat candy e-ma was released today. While the content of the commercial is the same as the previous e-ma CF, a special Girls’ Generation e-ma pouch is advertised at the end of this new CF. You can watch the new CF below.

1. 1st Japanese Album “Girls’ Generation” Reaches Number One on Tower Records and Billboard Japan Weekly Charts
In addition to reaching number one on the Oricon Weekly Chart, setting a record in the process, the girls’ 1st Japanese album reached number one on the weekly charts for both Tower Records and Billboard Japan.

2. Girls’ Generation Mentioned in US Magazine Nylon’s Article About K-pop and the Korean Wave
The US pop culture magazine Nylon recently published an article entitled “It’s All About Seoul” in which they discussed the rise of K-pop throughout Asia and the potential for K-pop to reach a global level of popularity. In the article, Girls’ Generation is cited as one of the prime examples of the leaders of K-pop, as the over 40 million views (43.8 million at the time this news wrap is being written) for the “Gee” music video is noted. Check out the scan of article below (credit: dingoalchemist22@Koreaboo).

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3. Girls’ Generation’s 1st Japanese Album Debuts at #3 on United World Chart
“Girls’ Generation”, the 1st Japanese album released by Girls’ Generation, debuted at #3 this week on the United World Chart, a worldwide chart that tracks digital sales, physical albums sales, and airplay to calculate the most popular albums and singles worldwide. In its first week of release, “Girls’ Generation”, which topped the Oricon weekly chart with 232,000 albums sold, trailed only Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Adele’s “21” on the United World Chart.

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4. Girls’ Generation Mentioned in Swedish Magazine “FRIDA”
As further proof of the “Global Generation” wave, the girls were mentioned in “FRIDA”, a Swedish magazine for teen girls. The translation and scan of the article have been provided below. Thanks to Mishina@soshified for the tip and the translation!

Who are Girls’ Generation?
Hi! I was wondering if you could tell us a bit about the South Korean group Girls’ Generation? Do the have a fan-page? Hugs, Michaela.

Answer – Hi Michaela! Glad you are taking a notice to the nine girls in the pop band Girls’ Generation that formed in 2007 when they were put together by the talent agency SM Entertainment. With so many members the girls have several different backgrounds. For instance, one was once a pop star in Japan, one has worked at a radio station, and another as a model. Several members were even born and grew up in the United States. Their official website is and allows you to see their music videos and try to learn everyone’s name. Hugs, Sanna

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5. MBC to Broadcast SMTOWN Live in Paris on July 2
The recent SMTOWN Live in Paris concert, held on June 10 and 11, will be edited into a one hour show and broadcast on MBC. The broadcast will take place on July 2, but the time has yet to be determined. (Source: Star Today)

6. Taeyeon Posts UFO Message With New Profile Picture
Taeyeon found time to respond to a UFO post praising the girls’ success in Paris. Here’s the translation of the UFO message. (Source)

[To Taeyeon] I was so proud of our girls when watching the Paris concert clips and the news interviews ㅠ-ㅠ ? Fighting
[Taeyeon] We’re also very happy ^^ We’re moved, excited, our hearts are fluttering, and we have a sense of satisfaction^^

7. Saitama Concert Backstage Picture
An image from the Saitama concert was posted. It’s a backstage photo of Girls’ Generation posing together with Sooyoung’s sister, their mother, and one other person.

8. Girls’ Generation Ranked in 4 Major Categories on Oricon Chart
On four major categories on the Oricon Chart, Girls’ Generation has products ranked within the top 20. For music singles, “MR. TAXI/Run Devil Run” is currently ranked #20 on Oricon’s Daily Chart. For music albums, “Girls’ Generation”, the first Japanese album, is ranked #2 on the Daily Chart and #1 on the Weekly Chart. And finally, the “New Beginning of Girls’ Generation” DVD is ranked #12 for the Overall DVD Daily Chart, #3 on the Music DVD Daily Chart, and #8 on the Music DVD Weekly Chart.

Also, Girls’ Generation’s first Japanese album “Girls’ Generation” has broken the 300,000 sales mark, with (at the time this article is being written) 308,174 copies sold in just two weeks.

New Sets of Pictures
Vita500, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Yoona sponsored picture
“All About Girls’ Generation” DVD Screencaps – Taeyeon, 2
“All About Girls’ Generation” DVD Screencaps – Yoona, 2, 3
New SPAO Pics, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Yoona Innisfree pic

SONE Picture/Video of the Week

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This week’s SONE Picture/Video of the Week is actually a double-dose of pink hearts that comes from the recent SMTOWN Live in Paris concert that took place this past weekend. The first picture came from a Korean news source (Sports Chosun) and is of Soshified members who attended the concert holding their pink Soshified foam hearts and wearing their official Soshified SMTOWN Live in Paris t-shirts. The second picture is of Girls’ Generation’s very own Yuri and Tiffany holding up the pink Soshified foam hearts at the end of the concert.

Remember, if you’ve got a picture or video of yourself showing off your SONE pride (or if you’ve found a cool picture/video that represents SONEs well), then post it HERE in the official SONE Picture/Video of the Week thread. You can also email us at to send us submissions or questions.

Sources: Soshified Photos Section, Yurui, TangPa@Twitter, Yoongislove@Twitter,,,, Star Today, Yurui,,, DCinside, Oricon
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