SNSD Writes History in Japan

SNSD set a new record in Japan with their first full Japanese album “GIRLS’ GENERATION.” Their Japanese debut album has sold over 232,000 copies in the first week of its release since June 1st, ranking #1 on Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album Charts, SM Entertainment said in a press release today.

Today’s record makes SNSD the highest selling foreign artist on a debut album in Japanese history and the first female K-Pop group to top the Oricon Weekly Charts with their debut album. In fact, SNSD has become the first foreign female group to rank first on Oricon Charts in 8 years and 3 months since Russian duo “t.A.T.u.”

SNSD kicked off their first Japanese Arena Tour on May 31st in Osaka. They are scheduled to perform 14 times in six different cities in front of an estimated 140,000 fans. The nine member girl group will also attend the “MTV Video Music Aid Japan” on June 25th after performing in the first-ever “SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR IN PARIS” on June 10th and 11th