I Got a Boy is the sixth studio album and the fourth Korean studio album by South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation. It was released for digital download on January 1, 2013 by S.M. Entertainment, and was made available for physical sales the following day by KT Music. I Got a Boy received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised its eclectic musical styles. It was a commercial success domestically, peaking atop the South Korean Gaon Album Chart and became the second best-selling album of 2013 in the country. The album additionally charted at number seven on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart, number three on the Taiwanese G-Music chart, and number one on the Billboard World Albums. The second single, “I Got a Boy”, was released on January 1, 2013, and was subjected to major attention from Western media outlets following its winning Video of the Year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. The second single, “I Got a Boy”, was released on January 1, 2013, and was subjected to major attention from Western media outlets following its winning Video of the Year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. I Got a Boy received generally positive reviews from music critics. David Jeffries from AllMusic called the album an “explosion,” writing: “Fans will embrace it with open arms, while mega-fans should also clear some shelf space since the physical edition of the album was made available with ten different covers, one for each member of the group and then one with the whole crew.” Jeff Benjamin writing for Billboard wrote that the album’s musical styles “satisfy not only K-pop fans but also listeners of all types of popular music” with elements of “forward-thinking” genres such as EDM, R&B, and new wave. Hwang Seon-eop from South Korean online magazine IZM, however, was less enthusiastic towards the album’s “experimental” styles and singled out “Baby Maybe” and “Romantic St.” as the two better songs on the album. A week after the release of “Dancing Queen,” the song was number one on the Gaon Single chart. I Got a Boy debuted at the number two spot of Billboard’s World Album Chart. They also placed 2nd on the Heatseekers Albums Chart and 23rd on the Independent Albums Chart. The album ranked 7th on Oricon Weekly Chart and ranked 22nd on Oricon Monthly Chart. “I Got a Boy” also rank first on Five Music Korean-Japanese Chart in Taiwan for two weeks in a row.
|The song “I Got a Boy” was co-written and produced by Dsign Music.|