[K-POP/J-POP] SNSD : Reaches Gold Status With Jap Single “GENIE”

Korean girl group Girls’ Generation has broken another record in Japan with their first Japanese single “Genie” which has become a certified gold disk in the country.

According to the Recording Industry Association of Japan and the prestigious Oricon’s chart, “Genie,” released on September 8, sold over 100,000 copies to be acknowledged as a certified gold disk.

As of October 31, the debut single has accumulated 101,252 in total album sales and placed at No. 25 on Oricon’s weekly music chart.

Meanwhile, the girl’s second Japanese single “Gee,” into its second week of going on sale, sold 89,561 copies in total, indicating that it too may soon breach the 100,000 mark.

Making their Japanese debut in August this year, the nine-member girl group attracted over 20,000 fans to their first showcase and became the first Korean girl group to place in at No. 1 on the Oricon chart.

Girls’ Generation recently made a full-fledged return to the local music scene, promoting their title track “Hoot,” also the name of their third mini-album which has topped several daily online music charts since its release on October 25.

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