Girls' Generation (2007 album)

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Girls' Generation
Girls-generation-1st-album.jpg
Studio album by Girls' Generation
Released November 1, 2007
Recorded December 2006–August 2007
Genre K-pop
Length 39:34
Language Korean
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo-man
Girls' Generation chronology
Girls' Generation
(2007)
Gee
(2009)Gee2009
Singles from Girls' Generation
  1. "Into the New World"
    Released: August 3, 2007
  2. "Girls' Generation"
    Released: November 1, 2007
  3. "Kissing You"
    Released: January 18, 2008
  4. "Baby Baby"
    Released: March 13, 2008
Alternative cover
Baby Baby reissue artwork
Baby Baby reissue artwork

Girls' Generation (Hangul소녀시대; RRSonyeo Sidae) is the self-titled debut album by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. It was released by S.M. Entertainment on November 1, 2007. A reissue titled Baby Baby was subsequently released on March 13, 2008.[1] The tour Girls' Generation Asia Tour Into the New World was used to promote the album, alongside with music shows promotion before the tour, which started on December 19, 2009 in Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea, ended in Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan on October 17, 2010.

Singles[edit]

"Into the New World", was initially released as Girls' Generation's debut single, on August 2, 2007. The group started promoting the song on the SBS's music show The Music Trend on August 5, and subsequently had it reached number one on Mnet's M! Countdown on October 11.[2]

The second single, "Girls' Generation", written and produced by Lee Seung-Chul and Song Jae Jun, was released on November 1, 2007. The song was originally sung by Lee Seung-Chul in the 1980s. The original singer later appeared on KM's M!Countdown with the group to perform the song together.[3]

In early 2008, Girls' Generation began promoting their third single, "Kissing You". The song won the group their first K-chart win, after achieving the number one position on the KBS's Music Bank February chart.[4] It also achieved the number one spot on three major TV music rankings: SBS's Inkigayo, Mnet's M.Countdown! and KBS's Music Bank. The music video for the song contained scenes of the Making of video of the Girls' Generation MV, and footage of the girls working on their first album.

The fourth single, "Baby Baby" was released on March 17, 2008. It was the lead single of the repackaged album of the same name.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

Within its first month of release, the album sold 49,438 copies and was the 2nd best-selling album of November 2007 in South Korea, only behind Super Junior's Don't Don.[6] The album sold a total of 56,804 copies in 2007, becoming the 12th best-selling album of the year in the country.[7] The album surpassed 100,000 sales mark in March 2008; in doing so, Girls' Generation became the first girl group to achieve such a feat after S.E.S. for six years.[8]

As of September 2008, the album's total sales figures combined with those of the reissue Baby Baby have exceeded 126,269 units.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Girls' Generation[10]
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Girls' Generation" (소녀시대; sonyeosidae) Lee Seung-cheol Song Jae-jun kenzie 3:50
2. "Ooh La-La!" Yoon Hyo-sang Steve Lee An Ik-Soo 3:54
3. "Baby Baby" Hwang Seong-je Hwang Seong-je Hwang Seong-je 3:11
4. "Complete"
  • Ingrid Skretting
  • Jan Lysdahl
  • Cho Yun-kyung
  • Ingrid Skretting
  • Jan Lysdahl
Hong-seok 3:56
5. "Kissing You"
  • LeeOn
  • Kwon Yoon-jung
LeeOn LeeOn 3:18
6. "Merry-Go-Round" Kim Jeong-bae kenzie kenzie 3:14
7. "Tears" (그대를 부르면; geudaeleul buleumyeon) Kim Seok-hyun Park Ki-wan Park Ki-wan 3:52
8. "Tinkerbell" Cho Yoon-kyung Ingrid Skretting kenzie 2:56
9. "7989" (Kangta & Taeyeon) Kangta Kangta Kangta 3:31
10. "Honey" (소원; sowon)
  • Ingrid Skretting
  • Kwon Yoon-jung
Ingrid Skretting kenzie 3:15
11. "Into the New World" (다시 만난 세계; dasi mannan segye) Kim Jeong-bae kenzie kenzie 4:25
Total length: 39:22

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Girls Generation are adapted from AllMusic.[12]

  • Girls' Generation – primary artist
  • K Strings – performer, strings
  • Sam Lee – guitar

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Version Country Date Label Format
Girls' Generation
South Korea
November 1, 2007
S.M. Entertainment
Taiwan
November 30, 2007[20]
Avex Asia
CD
Baby Baby
South Korea
March 13, 2008
S.M. Entertainment
  • CD
  • DVD
Taiwan
May 2, 2008[21]
Avex Asia

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Prior to the Gaon Music Chart, which launched in 2010, the Music Industry Association of Korea (MIAK) compiled sales figures for music releases until 2008.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Korean) "소녀시대, 13일 리패키지 앨범 'Baby Baby' 출시". The Chosun Ilbo. March 12, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  2. ^ SNSD M! Countdown Award YouTube. October 11, 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2010. [attribution needed]
  3. ^ "The First Album of Girls' Generation". S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  4. ^ (in Korean) 소녀시대, '대성통곡'은 통사고 때문? (Girls' Generation in a Car Accident Before Music Bank)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ (in Korean) 소녀시대, 13일 리패키지 앨범 'Baby Baby' 출시 (Girls' Generation Release Repackaged Album Baby Baby on the 13th). The Chosun Ilbo. March 12, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  6. ^ "November 2007 Best-Selling Albums" (in Korean). Music Recording Industry of Korea. Archived from the original on June 23, 2008. 
  7. ^ "2007 Statistics" (in Korean). Music Recording Industry of Korea. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. 
  8. ^ Girls' Generation, the 1st K-pop girl group to achieve more than 100,000 album copies sold in 6 years, after SES (in Korean) Star.mt.co.kr (April 15, 2008). Retrieved on November 30, 2014.
  9. ^ "September 2008 Rankings" (in Korean). Music Recording Industry of Korea. Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. 
  10. ^ "소녀시대" (in Korean). Melon. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Baby Baby (소녀시대 Repackage)" (in Korean). Melon. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Girls Generation album Credit". AllMusic. 
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Week 23 of 2010" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Week 6 of 2010" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 
  15. ^ Han Sang-hee (February 23, 2010). "Korea Launches First Gaon Music Chart". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  16. ^ 2007. 11월 – 가요음반 판매량 [Album rankings – November 2007] (in Korean). Music Industry Association of Korea. December 2007. Archived from the original on June 23, 2008. 
  17. ^ 2008. 3월 – 가요음반 판매량 [Album rankings – March 2008] (in Korean). Music Industry Association of Korea. December 2007. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. 
  18. ^ 2007.총결산 판매량 [2007 Albums sales] (in Korean). Music Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. 
  19. ^ a b 2010년 가온차트 부문별 Top 100위 [2010 Year-End Top 100] (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. 
  20. ^ "愛貝克思官方網站 avex taiwan inc.". 
  21. ^ "愛貝克思官方網站 avex taiwan inc.".