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Posted : 2010-02-12 17:41
Updated : 2010-02-12 17:41

Girls Generation Garners Global Fans Thru iTunes


Girls’ Generation’s new album “Oh!” is now available at iTunes Music Stores in more than 80 countries. / Courtesy of SM Entertainment

By Han Sang-hee
Staff Reporter

Girl band Girls' Generation is reaching out to the world through the iTunes Music Store.

The nine-member group is topping music charts with their new song ``Oh!'' and now fans from more than 80 countries can buy and listen to the pop number via the Internet.

According to the group's agency, SM Entertainment, the group's album ``Oh!'' became available in the United States, England, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong on Feb. 8.

``This will not only help music fans listen to the group's music more easily, but also help in promoting K-pop,'' SM Entertainment said through a press release.

Girls' Generation's ``Oh!'' topped music and album charts for two consecutive weeks, along with music sources and ring tones. The catchy song, along with the members' famous dance routine and cheerleader costumes, has captivated both male and female fans.

The group also won the Grand Prize at the High1 Seoul Music Awards early this month, becoming one of the most popular groups in the country.



소녀시대 `오!' 80개국에서 들을 수 있다

그룹 소녀시대가 애플의 `아이튠스 뮤직 스토어'를 이용해 세계 진출을 꾀한다.

소속사 SM엔터테인먼트에 따르면 소녀시대의 최신 히트곡 '오!'가 아이튠스를 통해 8일부터 미국, 영국, 일본, 타이완, 홍콩 등 80여개 나라에서 서비스되고 있다.

SM은 보도자료에서 ``이를 통해 팬들이 음악을 더 쉽게 들을 수 있게 됐을 뿐아니라 한국 음악을해외에 알리는데도 큰 도움이 될 것''이라고 밝혔다.

타이틀곡 '오!'는 2주 연속 각종 음악차트 1위를 달리고 있다.

소녀시대는 이달초 하이1 음악대상을 수상했다.

sanghee@koreatimes.co.kr

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