The K-pop Invasion continues! This time another K-pop album has reached the NUMBER ONE position in Odyssey Record Stores, one of the country's biggest record retail chains with more than 50 stores nationwide. The official chart was published in October 13th issue of Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The mini-album by Korean all-girl group Girls' Generation titled "Tell Me Your Wish-Genie" holds the distinction of being the FIRST female K-pop act's album to reach NUMBER ONE in Philippine Album Chart. This is the second time a Korean artist zoomed to the number one spot, the first K-pop artist to make it to the top was Super Junior in September 2009.
A nine-piece girl group from South Korea, Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD (the acronym of So Nyeo Shi Dae) was formed in 2007 by SM Entertainment (South Korea's #1 record label/management agency), to go along with the company's other dance-pop group, the 13 member boy band Super Junior. Its members include (in order of official announcement) Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader) , Jessica, and Sunny. The group consists of members who speak English, Japanese, and Chinese in addition to Korean. Many of the girls have had prior experience in the entertainment world as actresses, VJs, singers and models. The group made their official debut in August 2007 with single "Into the New World " and released their first self-titled album in November 2007 (re-released as “Baby Baby” in March 2009). The album sold over 100,000 copies by April 2008, an impressive number in Korean music market. The girls were back in early 2009 with their mini-album "Gee". The title song was a huge hit, topping various musical charts, including a record-breaking #1 song for 9 consecutive weeks on KBS Music Bank, which started the whole K-pop girl group craze in Asia!
After releasing the first #1 K-pop album (Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry" CD) in the country, Universal Records is proud to announce the release of K-pop's #1 girl group Girls' Generations' 2nd mini album titled "Tell Me Your Wish-Genie". Originally released in June 2009, this mini-album is the group's 3rd release to reach 100,000 sales mark! The smash album includes the carrier single "Genie" written by the hitmakers Yoo Young-jin and Yoo Han-jin and the songwriter team "Design Music" plus five other sweet pop numbers of different styles. This time the group is going with a marine girl concept for their album and photos of the girls in sailor uniforms are causing a stir among fans!
The Philippine edition of Girls' Generation "Tell Me Your Wish-Genie" includes a full color booklet similar to the Korean edition. Limited edition Girls' Generation colored poster will be given away free for every CD purchase EXCLUSIVELY in selected Odyssey Record outlets. Participating stores are Odyssey SM Megamall , O Music Video Rockwell, O Music Video Greenbelt, Odyssey Gateway, Odyssey SM Mall Of Asia, Odyssey Robinsons Place Ermita, Odyssey SM Manila, Odyssey Sta Lucia East Mall, Odyssey Alabang, Odyssey Robinsons Galleria, Odyssey SM Sta Mesa, Odyssey Festival Mall, Odyssey SM Pampanga and Odyssey SM Bacoor.
01. 소원을 말해봐(Genie)
05. 동화(My Child)
06. 1년 後(One Year Later)
source: universal records Philippines