3:44 pm - 11/01/2010

Girls' Generation to Unify Asian Music Market?

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's popular girl group Girls' Generation is currently focused on promoting the group in South Korea and Japan with an eye to unifying the Asian music market, the group said Monday.

"With Girls' Generation, we'll be able to create the biggest market in the world, which is the Asian market," Kim Young-min, CEO of the group's agent SM Entertainment, said during a press conference with foreign journalists in Seoul.

Rather than making a foray into the American or the European music market, the nine-member group presently aims to "unify the Asian market" and build it into the biggest market in the world, the CEO said.

The beloved all-girl group is basking in their growing popularity throughout Asia. Their new album "hoot", released on Oct. 27 in South Korea, has become an instant sensation. The girls ' recent debut in Japan also met with unforeseen enthusiasm, with their Japanese single topping Japan's Oricon Chart.

The group wants to reach further out to their foreign fans all over Asia, and becoming fluent in foreign languages is essential to that goal, the girls said.

"We've been really focusing on the language these days, especially since we want to be able to connect with our foreign fans," said Tiffany, one of the members.

"It takes time, patience and a lot of practice but we really wanna be able to express ourselves to our foreign fans," she said, attributing their rapidly growing presence in Asia to music as " universal language".

The group, which first debuted in South Korea in 2007, consists of Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun.

Source: Xinhuanews
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x_undercover_x 1st-Nov-2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Girls' Generation for World Peace.
toomanysides 1st-Nov-2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
As much as they "unify" they are also at the forefront of antis' anger and hate.
taylorniw 1st-Nov-2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Whatever you say SM
sjuminuter 1st-Nov-2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
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silkworm_love 1st-Nov-2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
violetrosie 1st-Nov-2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
unreal 1st-Nov-2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
*cought* you could have done that with dbsk *cought*

roch_02 1st-Nov-2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
sm is butthurt. :|
nandexdame 1st-Nov-2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
elilu 1st-Nov-2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
let me add a relevant macro to this comment...give it it that visual impact it needs...

mingobus Unify you say?1st-Nov-2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Doesn't matter what race you are, this will still give you inconvenient feelings.

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death_folder 1st-Nov-2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
fallingstarryuu 1st-Nov-2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
This is exactly what JYP should've done with the Wonder Girls. Not expand them into America, focus on Asia where KPop is the biggest thing now.

SM, hurry up and capitalize on the market while you can before KPop hype in Asia dies out in 2-3 years.
violetrosie 1st-Nov-2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful.
If you overwork them, I'll kill you. JS.
superficial_me 1st-Nov-2010 04:22 pm (UTC)

Gah, my pitchfork is ready bb. SME I HAVE MY EYES ON YOU
baboboy 1st-Nov-2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
"With Girls' Generation, we'll be able to create the biggest market in the world, which is the Asian market," Kim Young-min, CEO of the group's agent SM Entertainment, said
rinni1905 1st-Nov-2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Brilliant brain! Kim Youngmin. Kekeke. Love your comment.
albeitalways 1st-Nov-2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
they could. snsd has been a long time now a part of sme's holy trinity of cash cows.
jlie_ly 1st-Nov-2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
lolz Youngmin you serious?
i feel like since Youngmin took over SM, all he does is focusing on snsd :|
rikayla 1st-Nov-2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
hmmmm, when did he take over anyway?
louta 1st-Nov-2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
well, why the hell not?
bumie 1st-Nov-2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
i can't see the point but you go girls!!
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