Holiday Night

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Holiday Night
Girls Generation Holiday Night album cover.jpg
Digital and Holiday version cover
Studio album by Girls' Generation
ReleasedAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
RecordedNovember 2016 – May 2017
StudioS.M. Studios, Seoul, South Korea
GenrePop[1]
Length37:01
LanguageKorean
LabelS.M. Entertainment
ProducerLee Soo-man (exec.)
Girls' Generation chronology
Lion Heart
(2015)
Holiday Night
(2017)
Singles from Holiday Night
  1. "Holiday"
    Released: August 4, 2017
  2. "All Night"
    Released: August 4, 2017

Holiday Night is the sixth Korean-language studio album and ninth overall by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. It was released digitally on August 4 and physically on August 7, 2017 by S.M. Entertainment to commemorate the group's tenth anniversary since their debut in 2007. Lee Soo-man, founder of S.M. Entertainment, served as the album's executive producer.

The album is a primarily pop record containing ten tracks including the double singles "Holiday" and "All Night", which were released simultaneously with the digital release of the album. It peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and has sold over 160,000 physical copies as of September 2017. The album also peaked atop the Billboard World Albums and the Taiwanese G-Music Chart and appeared on record charts of Australia, France, Japan, and New Zealand.

Background and composition[edit]

Holiday Night consists of ten tracks in various genres. The first single "All Night" was written by Kenzie, who penned Girls' Generation's debut single "Into the New World", while the second single "Holiday" was co-written by member Seohyun, who also wrote the track "Sweet Talk".[2] Another track "It's You", a tribute to a fan-letter received by the group, was written by member Yuri.[3]

Release and promotion[edit]

On July 4, 2017, Girls' Generation was announced to be releasing their sixth studio album in August 2017 to commemorate the group's tenth debut anniversary.[4] On July 27, the album's title was revealed to be Holiday Night, ostensibly referring to its singles.[5] The album and its singles' music videos were released online on August 4, while physical copies became available on August 7, 2017.

To celebrate their anniversary, Girls' Generation held a fanmeeting titled "Holiday to Remember" on August 5, 2017 at Olympic Hall, where they performed "Holiday", "All Night" and "One Last Time" for the first time.[4] They performed the singles on South Korean music television shows on August 10, 12 and 13, 2017.

Commercial performance[edit]

Holiday Night sold over 90,000 copies within one week after being released, surpassing The Boys as Girls' Generation's fastest-selling Korean-language album.[6] It debuted atop the Billboard World Album chart, and peaked at number 2 on the South Korean Gaon Album Chart.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Girls Are Back"
  • Jo Yoon-kyung
  • Im Jung-hyo
3:28
2."All Night"Kenzie
3:46
3."Holiday"
  • Lawrence Lee
  • Marta Grauers
  • Louise Frick Sveen
3:24
4."Fan"KenzieKenzie3:56
5."Only One"January 8
3:22
6."One Last Time"
  • Mafly
  • Lee Hee-ju
3:40
7."Sweet Talk"Seohyun
  • Wassily Gradovsky
  • Carolyn Jordan
  • Alice Penrose
  • Mussashi
3:26
8."Love Is Bitter"Hwang Hyun
3:43
9."It's You" (오랜 소원)Yuri
  • Kevin Charge
  • Claire Rodrigues Lee
3:59
10."Light Up the Sky"Kenzie
  • Kenzie
  • Erik Lidbom
4:01
Total length:37:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[7] 30
French Digital Albums (SNEP)[8] 58
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[9] 19
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[10] 16
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[11] 6
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[12] 2
Taiwan (G-Music)[13] 1
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[14] 5
US World Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

Sales[edit]

Country Sales
South Korean (Gaon)[16] 167,638

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide[17] August 4, 2017 Digital download S.M. Entertainment, Genie Music
South Korea[18] August 7, 2017 CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMullen, Chase (August 10, 2017). "Review: K-pop stalwarts Girls' Generation celebrate their tenth anniversary as a group with another immaculate album Holiday Night". The 405. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Yoon Min-sik (July 28, 2017). "Girls' Generation to prerelease song Aug. 4". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Yoon Min-sik (August 4, 2017). "Girls' Generation marks decadelong career with 'Holiday Night'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Yoon Min-sik (July 4, 2017). "Girls' Generation celebrates 10-year anniversary with new album". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Girls' Generation to release sixth full-length album next month". Yonhap News. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Lee Moon-won (August 16, 2017). "소녀시대, 아직 은퇴는 이르다". Sports World (in Korean). Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 14, 2017. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Téléchargés" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Hot Albums: August 14, 2017". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 11, 2017.
  10. ^ "Weekly CD Ranking – August 28, 2017" (in Japanese). Oricon.
  11. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Week 32, 2017". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "G-Music Charts" (in Chinese). G-Music. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Girls' Generation Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Girls' Generation Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  16. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Year-end 2017" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Holiday Night – The 6th Album by Girls' Generation". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017.
  18. ^ 소녀시대 6집 – Holiday Night (in Korean). Hanteo. Retrieved August 17, 2017.