SNSD is gaining great popularity in Japan.
Japan BigLobe Music released the results for a popularity poll on K-Pop units on August 17th. During the four days the poll was conducted, 33,090 netizens took part in it. Ranked number one on the poll was SNSD with 61.1% (20,212) of the votes. Following behind were Wonder Girls with 29% (9598 votes), Super Junior with 5.2% (1717 votes), SHINee with 2.9% (944) and BEAST with 1.3% (417 votes) of the votes.
Biglobe Music said, “SNSD has earned the popularity amongst the young females in their 10s~20s. The girls get good reviews for their song, dance, and fashion style.”
“Already, many fans have gotten to know about SNSD through the internet or from broadcasts shows. Because the members’ styles are liked, they have received the admiration from fellow young females. They are also liked for their featurings on various broadcast variety shows.”
The girls have gone up to the number three spot on the Oricon DVD weekly chart on August 16th for selling 23K copies of their DVD “New Beginning of Girl’s Generation” and also number four on the collective DVD chart.
SNSD will release its debut single “Genie” on September 8th.