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Girls' Generation is the debut Japanese album (third overall and second to be self-titled) by Girls' Generation, released on June 1, 2011 in Japan under Nayutawave Records.

It was released in three editions: two limited CD+DVD editions (deluxe and regular), and a regular CD-only edition. The deluxe CD+DVD edition comes housed in a box with a special photobook and a mini-bag.

Background

On May 13, 2011 the official Girls' Generation Japanese website posted an image stating that big news would be announced on May 16, 2011. On May 16, eight months after their Japanese debut in September 2010, Girls' Generation finally revealed their first Japanese album titled Girls' Generation, with the tracklist made available soon after.

Sales and Charts

On Amazon Japan, the Deluxe Edition sold very well and rose quickly to No.1 on the pre-order chart while the Limited Edition was ranked 5th. On various Japanese album stores, Girls' Generation was the No.1 pre-ordered album with over 500,000 units expected to be shipped.

The album topped the Oricon Daily Album Chart at first place on June 1 with a sales count of 73,583 copies, which made Girls' Generation the first foreign girl group ever to top the chart on the release date. According to Oricon, the album sold 231,553 copies in the first week, it placed first on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart. One month after the album release, Oricon reported a total sales of 411,972 copies, it placed second on the Oricon Monthly Album Chart for the month of June and became the 5th best selling album of 2011 in Japan according the Oricon Album Rankings.

As a result of their rising popularity, Girls' Generation became the highest earning foreign artist in Japan for the first half of 2011. On January 14, 2012, the RIAJ has certified the album Triple Platinum for shipping over 750,000 copies.

Track listing

Girls' Generation

No. Title Length
1. "Mr. Taxi"   3:33
2. "Genie (Japanese Version)"   3:42
3. "You-aholic"   3:29
4. "Run Devil Run"   3:21
5. "Bad Girl"   3:44
6. "Beautiful Stranger"   2:42
7. "I'm in Love with the Hero"   2:48
8. "Let It Rain"   3:40
9. "Gee (Japanese Version)"   3:21
10. "The Great Escape"   3:49
11. "Hoot (Japanese Version)"   3:17
12. "Born to Be a Lady"   3:56

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