Korean Superstars Girls' Generation to Release Debut US Single and Perform at Madison Square Garden

The award-winning all girl pop band, already a massive phenomenon in Asia, will, on October 18th, release "The Boys," their debut US single followed by an October 23rd performance at New York's Madison Square Garden

Oct 18, 2011, 05:00 ET from Interscope Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interscope  recording artist Girls' Generation will introduce themselves to America via the one-two punch of their new single "The Boys," out on iTunes October 18th, and a performance at Madison Square Garden on October 23rd. Girls' Generation is an all girl pop band featuring the vocal and dance talents of nine different signature members. They've released three Korean albums, three mini-albums and one Japanese full-length, in addition to various singles.

The new single "The Boys," sung entirely in English, was composed and arranged by Teddy Riley, known for his work with the late Michael Jackson. The new album containing the single 'The Boys' will be released worldwide by Universal Music Group and is expected to generate great response from music fans across the globe.

The members of the group sing in both Korean and English. Their 2009 track "Gee" is the longest running Number One song on the Korean Broadcasting System's charts; it held the top spot for nine consecutive weeks. The track was also named song of the decade by several Korean music sites. Girls' Generation are massive stars in Japan, where they're self-titled album has gone double platinum, a first for any Korean girl group. They've also been nominated for multiple Japanese VMA awards and performed at the 2011 awards alongside Lady Gaga. They have over 150 million cumulative views on YouTube and 1.5 million Facebook fans.

Girls' Generation debuted with their single "Into The New World" in 2007 and became a national phenomenon. In 2009 and 2010, the band received the Grand Prize at the GoldenDisk Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the Korean music scene often referred to as the "Korean Grammy Awards". The group also gained the highest recognition by taking the "Singer of the Year" award for 2 consecutive years. Girls' Generation has demonstrated their growing international presence and global appeal by appearing in numerous commercials and advertisements in various Asian countries.

In 2010 the band expanded into Japan, and found instantaneous and overwhelming success. They made the cover of Japanese economic weekly Nikkei Business magazine. By making comparisons between Girls' Generation and Korean global companies, such as Samsung and Hyundai, the magazine drew a parallel between the secret of the band's success and Korea's growing business acumen in general.

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SOURCE Interscope Records