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Girls’ Generation Wins 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Japan’s ‘Best Album of the Year’

Girls’ Generation’s self-titled and debut Japanese album, “Girls’ Generation”, has won “Best Album of the Year” at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Japan, which awards artists for their music and videos through online voting. Other nominees for “Best Album of the Year” included international superstars Lady Gaga and Coldplay, fellow Korean girl group Kara, and popular Japanese singer JUJU. Earlier this year, “Girls’ Generation” was also awarded with the “Best Album of Asia” at the 26th Japan Gold Disc Awards, showing the album’s continuing success.

Released in June of 2011, “Girls’ Generation” was well-received both in Japan and worldwide, breaking several different records. The album sold 232,000 copies in its first week and remained in the Oricon chart’s top ten albums list for seventeen weeks, both records for foreign artists. The album continues to sell thousands of copies each week with 209,679 copies sold in the first half of 2012 and has been certified “Million” by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for having reached a shipment total of one million copies.

Source: GyaO!, soshified
Written by: bhost909@soshified
their best album tbh
thebluemonk 24th-Jun-2012 01:54 am (UTC)
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spread 24th-Jun-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
It's crazy how much I've listened to this album.
Their debut album will always be my favorite, but this one holds the second spot.
Solid album.
itskimbitches 24th-Jun-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
i'm still mad i didn't know this award show was going on!

but why in the middle of the year? like can't they wait for 2012 to be almost over to name "_____" of the year?
charisma2 24th-Jun-2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
They always have the VMAJ around this time of year
itskimbitches 24th-Jun-2012 02:52 pm (UTC)
really? wow i'm am such a bad jpop fan. well there was no hype so that might be why i forgot.
lazmy 24th-Jun-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
this album was insane
aeries_amethyst 24th-Jun-2012 02:15 am (UTC)
Ngel, this is probably the only album that they've ever released that I actually liked all the songs on it O__O </p>

Usually I only like a few songs off their albums along with their promotional singles...But this album was FLAWLESS *O*

airyclouds 24th-Jun-2012 02:19 am (UTC)

ITA and for me, Shoujo Shidai >>>>>> So Nyuh Shi Dae.
frantastic 24th-Jun-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
well deserved!
Please let them release something as awesome as this album in the near future. I need more songs like The Great Escape.
mo_chan_tf 24th-Jun-2012 02:28 am (UTC)
taylorniw 24th-Jun-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
idg the hype for this. It's not a bad album, but it's a very generic album.

edit: that's a very random list for who was up for this award.

Edited at 2012-06-24 02:43 am (UTC)
aleexnews 24th-Jun-2012 02:58 am (UTC)
me neither. idt its a horrible album but it wasn't memorable and i listened to the whole thing expecting to like a lot of songs bc of everyone's reactions, yet i can't even remember one song.

and ia, with the exception of that japanese group i thought this was only for foreigners at first. where are all the other famous japanese artists? lol
aleexnews 24th-Jun-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
um ok? is it my fault this "singer" is too nugu for me to know they're not a group? get on with ur butthurt plz
smilecheers 24th-Jun-2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
JUJU is hardly a nugu in Japan, but that's ok.
aleexnews 24th-Jun-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
thats great but i wasn't talking about japan only
djlancerock 24th-Jun-2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
lol god how DARE U not know every singer and group
aleexnews 24th-Jun-2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
lol ifkr. shes acting like this girl is some superstar i should obvs know about jfc
aleexnews 25th-Jun-2012 03:23 am (UTC)
does that matter? i still dont know who she is cause it aint like shes a superstar. oop @ u telling me this with a b1a4 icon tho, lol pathetic
aleexnews 25th-Jun-2012 03:50 am (UTC)
lmao no she's not i cant believe ur trying to argue this. and ur such a dumb shit cause like i said idgaf if they're flopping or not, most japanese stars sell better than kpop artists that me thinking my faves might sell more is ridic. lol but since u seem to care so much about sales are u sure ur not confusing b1a4's sales with BB's? cause alive got gold in japan already.

since u stan kpop groups too all this shit ur saying applies to u too fucking idiot lol
aleexnews 25th-Jun-2012 04:24 am (UTC)
why do u keep on avoiding them tho? lmfao i like how u completely ignore the sales i mentioned. w/e continue trolling bb, its clearly the only thing u have in ur life
shocko_o 24th-Jun-2012 04:06 am (UTC)
asnindie 24th-Jun-2012 09:32 am (UTC)
It is sort of generic but as far as Pop alums go it was really good. It's not the best Japanese album of last year, not close imo but it's a good album.
deerlike 24th-Jun-2012 03:02 am (UTC)
Well-deserved imo. I love their Japanese discography.

Although I have to say, having sort of rediscovered Oh! recently, I have no idea why I was indifferent to it before because I'm addicted to it now. Their Korean discography is not necessarily inferior.
pepper 24th-Jun-2012 03:31 am (UTC)
My favourite Girls' Generation album~ Well deserved win.
cinnabun11 24th-Jun-2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Love this album. I wish they made more MVs for other songs like I'm in Love With A Hero
a_cheshire_grin 24th-Jun-2012 05:09 am (UTC)
YES! Congratulations to my girls!!

I've bought this album myself and it's sooooo good! I love it! <33
ashyvt 24th-Jun-2012 05:33 am (UTC)
it is their best album imo
djlancerock 24th-Jun-2012 05:47 am (UTC)
this was the best album of the year worldwide duh
asnindie 24th-Jun-2012 09:31 am (UTC)
Nah Beach House was better.
anconeous 24th-Jun-2012 06:01 am (UTC)
The one Soshi album that I liked all songs in it. :)

Edited at 2012-06-24 06:04 am (UTC)
___sasuka 24th-Jun-2012 06:14 am (UTC)
that's because this album is great lol

like i wish every song had an MV, i have my own story lines for the great escape and i'm in love with a hero :D
walkingparadoxx 24th-Jun-2012 06:18 am (UTC)
lol apart from gaga they didnt have much competition anyway.
but proud of them!
asnindie 24th-Jun-2012 09:43 am (UTC)
Talking of Super Girl, DSP and UMJ were lazy as hell with the album. Step should have been their third single on it and they should have gotten rid of some of the generic songs. But Only For You is the best original song by any Kpop group, that song is simply perfection imo. If they had more of that quality on the album then it would have gotten a better reception among the fans.
kanot 24th-Jun-2012 10:52 am (UTC)
Slightly OT but is there a member that's particularly popular in Japan? For some reason I've gotten the impression that Jessica would be and I have no reason why. I think I might have read an article about it?
cagallisakura 24th-Jun-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
This is the only reason I can think of that might make you think that way http://soshified.com/2011/10/jessica-is-a-devil-like-lethal-beauty-to-japanese-fans :/ I personally don't feel like there's this huge obvious spike in popularity like Hyoyeon for Europe.
mayshy 24th-Jun-2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
I think it's Yoona, in the japan fan sites, yoona has the most subscribers or fans and then I think it was either Taeyeon os Sooyoung. BUt yeah Yoona and Sooyoung are pretty popular over there from what I gathered from fan accounts. I could be wrong though

edit: i meant this for the person above lol srry

Edited at 2012-06-24 11:41 pm (UTC)
cagallisakura 25th-Jun-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
lol it's fine. i feel like sooyoung is still kinda the same despite being fluent in the language. for me, i judge a member's popularity on how loud fans' screams are during their introduction lol
tsuyoi_hikari 24th-Jun-2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
The nomination for this category is really random. Where are all the million sales albums from J-Pop artists? :O
itskimbitches 24th-Jun-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
i don't think they made the cut off date and no idols allowed.
tsuyoi_hikari 24th-Jun-2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
Wait, SNSD & Kara are not idol groups? This is brand new information! How about B'z or Namie or other Japanese top selling acts? Oh well, this is online voting -- which they will lose without a doubt since we all know its more like popularity contest instead of the actual quality of the album.
itskimbitches 24th-Jun-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
yeah snsd are considered artists, but idk about kara.

namie and b'z didn't release any albums. this show really caters to foreign acts tbh. there were some high selling non-idol acts but i guess fans didn't vote for them.
tsuyoi_hikari 24th-Jun-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Didn't Namie released her 'Checkmate' album while for B'z, their 'C'mon' album last year? I remember it pretty well they released it around the time Gaga & Shojo Jidai album releases -- I could be wrong though...
itskimbitches 24th-Jun-2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
i don't know what the cut off date is but namie's was released in april while snsd is june and b'z is july.

b'z's album did ok but didn't hit platinum while snsd and namie's did...

you know what this was a fan vote thing, si i think snsd and kara got the fan vote while the award show through in coldplay and gaga becuz they are popular.
scubajr 24th-Jun-2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
That album was awesome. They totally deserved it!
eishastan 24th-Jun-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
The album was flawless and amazing! congrats gurls!!! they totally deserve it!! can't wait for a second japanese album!
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