[13 Jul 2012][News] Girls’ Generation push Japanese domination with ‘Paparazzi’

Girls’ Generation continues their path to global domination with a new Japanese single and a new chart accomplishment. The group, whom appears as Shojo Jidal on Japanese charts, rocketed to the No. 1 spot last week on the Japan Hot 100 with their high-energy Japanese track “Paparazzi” with sales now at 103,000, according to SoundScan Japan.

The dance song peppered with fun English phrases (“Life is a party!” “Punkadelic crazy night!” “Boom boom boom!”) premiered back in June 27th. The debut came via an almost seven minute music video (currently with over 7.6 million views) and a dance-only video (at 4.1 million). Appropriately, the visual jumps between shots of rabid photographers and the girls dancing in perfect nine-piece synchronization. The video plays as a stage performance for Girls’ Generation. The show begins with the members whimsically prancing to Gene Kelly‘s classic version of “Singin’ In The Rain” before the real performance starts. In two different outfits, the girls perform their routine in movie-inspired getups incorporating eccentric costumes and even Marilyn Monroe‘s famous pink gloves.

Girls’ Generation latest chart accomplishment truly solidifies their leading of the K-pop girl group pack in Japan.

With the additional 103,000 for “Paparazzi” Girls’ Generation’s total singles/download sales now stand at 645,000 (with their best selling track being “Gee” at 207,000) according to SoundScan Japan.



Sr: billboard.com