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Girls’ Generation wins Best Album awards in the ’28th Japan Gold Disc Awards 2014′

February 28, 2014



Girls’ Generation (also known as Shoujo Jidai in Japan) are once again given recognition in the 28th Japan Gold Disc Awards this year. The girls brought home two out of three ‘Best 3 Albums (Asia)’ awards with their albums ‘Girls’ Generation II ~ Girls & Peace ~’ and ‘Love & Peace’, alongside their SM Entertainment labelmates TVXQ’s ‘TIME’.


The Japan Gold Disc Award is one of the major annual music awards in Japan, held by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) yearly since 1987, in recognition of the music sales and outstanding artists in the country.

Ever since their debut in Japan, Girls’ Generation has won numerous awards from this annual music awards including the ‘New Artists of The Year Award‘ and the ‘Best 5 New Artists Award‘ in the 25th Gold Disc Award in 2011, ‘Album of the Year Award (Asia)’ and ‘Best 3 Albums Award (Asia)’ for their first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ in 2012. In 2013, they walked away with the ‘Song of the Year By Download Award (Asia)’ with ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘Best Music Video Award (Asia)’ with their ‘Japan First Tour Girls’ Generation’.

Congratulations, girls!

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Girls’ Generation wins two awards at the ’27th Japan Gold Disc Award 2013′!

January 8, 2013


In the recently announced list of winners for ‘The 27th Japan Gold Disc Award 2013′, Girls’ Generation (also known as Shoujo Jidai in Japan) won two awards – ‘Song of the Year By Download Award (Asia)’ with ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘Best Music Video Award (Asia)’ with their ‘Japan First Tour Girls’ Generation’.



Other winners in the ‘Song of the Year By Download Award’ are Namie Amuro and Che’Nelle while ‘Best Music Video Award’ winners include Arashi, EXILE and Lady Gaga.

The Japan Gold Disc Award is one of the major annual music awards in Japan, held by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) yearly since 1987, in recognition of the music sales and outstanding artists in the country.

Girls’ Generation are no strangers to the awards as they have received recognition from the Gold Disc Awards since two years ago. In 2011, the year following their debut in Japan, the girls were awarded the ‘New Artists of The Year Award‘ and the ‘Best 5 New Artists Award‘ in the 25th Gold Disc Award. Meanwhile, in 2012, Girls’ Generation were awarded the ‘Album of the Year Award (Asia)’ as well as ‘Best 3 Albums Award (Asia)’ for their first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’.

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‘Oh!’ and ‘Girls’ Generation Complete Video Collection’ certified Gold by RIAJ two weeks after release!

October 11, 2012


After just two weeks of release, Girls’ Generation’s 5th Japanese single ‘Oh!’ has appeared on the list of singles with Gold certification.

The Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) is given to releases with shipment figures exceeding 100,000 copies and in just two weeks, the 5th single ‘Oh!’, which was released on September 26th, had managed to achieved such amazing feat. Other than the single, the ‘Girls’ Generation Complete Video Collection’, which was released on the same day had also received the Gold certification as well, an indication of the girls’ huge popularity in Japan.

Earlier this year, the first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’, which was released back in June 2011, smashed the 1,000,000 million figure and was certified as a ‘Million’ selling album.

There will be more exciting releases to come this year as the girls’ 6th Japanese single ‘Flower Power’ and 2nd Japanese Album (title yet to be revealed) will be hitting the stores come November 14th and 28th respectively.

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Girls’ Generation wins ‘Best Album of the Year’ award in MTV VMAJ 2012!

June 23, 2012



In the recently unveiled list of winners for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2012 (MTV VMAJ 2012), Girls’ Generation, also known as Shoujo Jidai in Japan, won the ‘Best Album of the Year’ award for their first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ among big name nominees Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Juju and fellow K-pop girl group KARA.


In addition to this award, Girls’ Generation were also nominated for the ‘Best Video of the Year’ award, which eventually went to EXILE for their song ‘Rising Sun’.

The group’s first full-length Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ was released in June last year and is still recording high sales with the album certified ‘Million’ by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) earlier this month, which makes them the second Korean artist to have achieved the ‘Million’ certification after their senior BoA’s ‘Best of Soul’ compilation album more than seven years ago.

Girls’ Generation were no strangers to the MTV VMAJ awards as they won two out of three nominations last year, namely the ‘Best Group Video’ and ‘Best Karaokee! Song’ awards for the Japanese remake of their hit single ‘Genie’, where they beat Black Eyed Peas, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Ikimono-gakari and w-inds for the awards.

The awards represent the success of the group in Japan, who had made their debut in the country only less than two years ago in August 2010, and their upcoming release ‘Paparazzi’ has already gotten huge support and response from Japanese and international fans alike. The group has also kicked off their promotional activities for ‘Paparazzi’ on TV Asahi’s ‘Music Station’ on Friday.

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1st Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ certified ‘Million’ by RIAJ

June 8, 2012


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.

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Girls’ Generation’s 1st Japanese single ‘Genie’ certified ‘Platinum’ in Japan

April 25, 2012



Girls’ Generation’s 1st Japanese Single ‘Genie’ was certified ‘Platinum’ by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for ‘PC Download Singles Division’. According to RIAJ’s certification, any album or single that sells more than 250,000 copies will receive the ‘Platinum’ certification.

‘Genie’, released in September 2010, received its ‘Gold’ certification back in October 2010 and the fact that it has been upgraded to ‘Platinum’ is an indication of Girls’ Generation’s consistent popularity in Japan.

Currently, while Girls’ Generation members are having their individual activities, Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun will be releasing a mini album ‘Twinkle’ as sub-unit called ‘TaeTiSeo’ on April 29th.

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‘Girls’ Generation’ goes double platinum!

July 8, 2011


SNSD’s first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)!

The double platinum certification also means that ‘Girls’ Generation’ has exceeded the shipment figure of 500,000 since its release on June 1. The album also achieved the platinum status two weeks after its release and its consistent sales volume has successfully boosted the album to double platinum certification status today.


RIAJ is a trade group consisting of Japanese music industry corporations and they carry out promotion of music sales, enforcement of copyright law and research related to the Japanese music industry.

RIAJ gives out certification awards based on shipment figures of CDs as reported by record labels. Singles, albums and digital download singles are awarded gold certificates at the 100,000 mark, platinum at 250,000 and million at 1,000,000 milestone.

Meanwhile, the girls are back in Korea after completing two concerts for the Nagoya leg of their Japanese Arena Tour. They will be back in Japan for the KBS Music Bank K-Pop Festival Live in Tokyo at the Tokyo Dome on July 13th as well as the final two concerts of their Arena Tour in Fukuoka on July 17th and 18th.

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4th Gold Disc Cert for SNSD

February 11, 2011


According to Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), SNSD’sNew Beginning of Girls’ Generation Commemorative DVD has successfully obtained the Gold Disc Certificate.

Gold Disc Certificates are given as acknowledgement by the association to albums selling more than 100,000 copies. The DVD was released in August last year, ahead of SNSD’s Japanese debut. It has been 6 months since their debut and SNSD are enjoying great success in Japan.

This is SNSD’s 4th consecutive Gold Disc Certificates after their Japanese debut. Previously, SNSD’s First Japanese Debut Single ‘Genie’, 2nd Japanese Single ‘Gee’ and Licensed 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot’ sold more than 100,000 copies respectively and each of these albums had been certified Gold by RIAJ.

SNSD who recently released their new Japanese single ‘Run Devil Run’ are expected to release their 3rd Japanese Single soon and proceed with their Japanese activities.

Meanwhile, their sunbaes, TVXQ’s ‘Why? (Keep Your Head Down)’ has been awarded Platinum by RIAJ. In Japan, it sold more than 250,000 copies to date.

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[UPDATED] Black Shouji are hitting Japan soon, ‘Hoot’ received Gold certification

January 25, 2011


According to SNSD’s Japanese official website, SNSD will be releasing the Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run‘ on January 18th.

The song will be released in ringtone version and it is expected to receive lots of attention and interest from Japanese fans. The Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run’ ringtone will be released on January 18th and the full version will be unveiled on January 25th.

Meanwhile, SNSD’s licensed Japanese Edition of 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot‘ released in December 2010 was awarded the ‘Gold Certificate‘ by Recording Industry of Japan (RIAJ) for recording sales exceeding 100,000 copies.

UPDATE 1: RDR Japanese version ringtone released

A representative of SM Entertainment said on January 18th, “SNSD’s Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run’ has been released in ringtone format on January 18th through various mobile sites such as Rekochoku, music.jp, dwango.jp, etc. The full version of the song shall be unveiled on January 25th”.

The representative added, “‘Run Devil Run’ will not be released as a full single in Japan. Due to hot response from the local (Japanese) fans, this song will be released without promotional activities by the members and it will only be made available online”.

UPDATE 2: Run Devil Run Japanese Version released

At midnight on January 25th, the Japanese version of ‘Run Devil Run (RDR)‘ was released as a digital single on iTunes Japan, priced at 200 Yen per download. SNSD will be performing the Japanese version of ‘RDR’ on Asahi TV’s ‘Music Station’ on January 28th.

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