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S. Korean girl group Girls' Generation tops Japanese chart
SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean girl group Girls' Generation topped a weekly Japanese music chart with their first Japanese album, the music statistics company Oricon said Tuesday.

   The eponymous Japanese debut by the nine-girl group, released on June 1, sold 232,000 copies in its first week, according to the Oricon Weekly Charts. Oricon said it was the best first-week performance for a foreign artist's Japanese debut.

   Girls' Generation, who debuted in South Korea in 2007, is also the first Korean girl group to reach the top of the Oricon Weekly Charts.

   The group embarked on a six-city Japanese tour on May 31 in Osaka.

   In South Korea, Girls' Generation has spawned chart-topping singles such as "Hoot," "Run Devil Run" and "Oh!". The group has also produced three gold singles in Japan with "Genie," "Gee" and "Mr. Taxi/Run Devil Run."

  


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