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Girls’ Generation’s 1st Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ which was released in June last year has been ‘Million’-certified by Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
RIAJ categorizes singles and albums into different levels of certification – ‘Gold (100,000 copies)’, ‘Platinum (250,000 copies)’, ‘Double Platinum (500,000 copies)’ and ‘Million (1,000,000 copies)’ based on the number of copies shipped.
Girls’ Generation is the second Korean artist to have achieved the ‘Million’ certification by RIAJ after BoA. It has been 7 years and 3 months since BoA’s first compilation album ‘Best of Soul’ in 2005 was awarded with the ‘Million’ certification.
With the release of their 4th Japanese Single ‘Paparazzi’ on June 27th, the girls are expected to kick off their promotional activities in Japan again soon.
On January 11th, Japan’s internet daily ‘RBB Today’ stated that 1 million copies of Girls’ Generation’s 1st Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ had been shipped since its release in June 2011.
According to Oricon, 1st Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ recorded sales of 680,000 copies as of January 5th. With the release of the repackaged album on December 28th, 2011 which took the no.2 spot on Oricon Weekly Chart (January 9th) after recording a total weekly sales of 82,768 copies, the accumulative sales of ‘Girls’ Generation’ and its repackaged album had gone up to 735,000 copies. Thus, It is just a matter of time before ‘Girls’ Generation’ becomes a million-certified album by RIAJ.
By hitting the 7 figures, Girls’ Generation will be among the first (if not the first) Korean girl groups to have a million-selling album. It has been 7 years since BoA sold over a million copies for her ‘Best of Soul’ album (1.09 million copies) in February 2005.