BILLBOARD: Girls’ Generation #1 on Japan Top Albums

BILLBOARD: Girls' Generation #1 on Japan Top Albums

Girls’ Generation is the self-titled debut Japanese album and third overall by South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation, released by Nayutawave Records and Universal Music Japan on June 1, 2011. A repackaged edition of the album, The Boys, was released on December 28, 2011. To promote the album, Girls’ Generation embarked on their first Japan concert tour, The First Japan Arena Tour. Furthermore, the album is also ranked 18th on Spin magazine’s Top 20 Pop Albums of 2011, and makes Girls’ Generation the highest selling album and the highest annually ranked album achieved so far by a Korean group in Oricon history. With the aid of their repackaged album, the album has officially shipped over 1 million copies as of January 11, 2012. As of June 2012, the album has been “Million”-certified by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), making the group the second Korean artist and first Korean group to earn this achievement in Japan since Korean labelmate BoA’s Best of Soul in 2005. “Genie” is the official title for the debut in Japanese. The single was the first ever Japanese single released by Girls’ Generation on September 8, 2010 in Japan. A new version of the music video was filmed to accompany the Japanese version, and the teaser was released on August 19, 2010. On August 26, 2010, the full music video was released. The song reached #5 on Oricon Charts on the releasing day. The song reached #2 on September 11, 2010.The song was released in three editions, two CD+DVD (first press and regular), and a CD Only edition. First press CD+DVD edition includes a special photobook and a random (1 of 9) photocard. The single includes also includes the Korean version, “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)”. The album reached #1 Oricon Japanese Albums, #1 Japanese Top Albums, #1 G-Music Taiwan.

The song “Genie” was co-written and produced by Dsign Music.

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