On January 27th, the Japan Gold Disc Award 2012 honored Girls’ Generation with the “Best Album of Asia” award for their first full Japanese album. Since its release in June of 2011, the album has sold over 780,000 copies and was even ranked by SPIN Magazine as one of the top pop albums of 2011. The album has also surpassed one million shipments and placed in the top ten of the Oricon charts for 17 weeks, a new record for any artists outside of Japan.
Debuting with “GENIE” in 2010, Girls’ Generation also received the “New Artist of the Year” award at last year’s Japan Gold Disc Award 2011. In only a year, they have since released a single, a full album, and held a successful concert tour.
Source: Japan Gold Disc Award
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After Girls’ Generation released their physical album in the United States, it secured the second spot on the Billboard “World Albums” chart and it also placed in the 22nd spot for the Billboard “Heatseekers Albums” chart. This is very impressive and a great achievement for a Hallyu artist who recently debuted in the United States.
In addition to that, Girls’ Generation will be heading off to New York next week for their guest appearances on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “LIVE! with Kelly”. Make sure to catch these episodes if you are able to. Girls’ Generation will also be having a fan-signing event at Best Buy Union Square on February 2nd. You can find out more about these events here.
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