Korean pop sensation Girls' Generation's Japanese debut single will go on sale today in Korea and Japan, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday.
SM announced in a press release that the girls' debut single "Genie," recorded in Japanese, will be unveiled on various music sites in Korea and Japan.
SM also stated that they have plans to release the single in other Asian countries including Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia if it does well in Korea and Japan.
The girls officially kicked off their music career in Japan in August and soon after held their debut showcase at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo attended by over 20,000 fans and 1,000 local journalists, advertisers and record company officials.
Their DVD "New Beginning of Girls' Generation," which went on sale in Japan on August 11, has made them the first Korean girl group to place in the top 5 slots of the prestigious Oricon weekly DVD chart.
Girls' Generation, composed of members Tiffany, Taeyeon, Yoona, Jessica, Sunny, Sooyoung, Seohyun and Hyoyeon, have been one of the most popular female idols in the country since their debut in 2007.
The nine-member girl group performed in several countries in Asia such as China, Shanghai and Thailand for their "1st ASIA TOUR CONCERT - Into the New World" last year.
They recently completed the second stop of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" in Los Angeles and will be heading off to Shanghai on September 11.
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