Girls’ Generation announced Tuesday it would release an album in August, the first new music from the hitmaking K-pop girl group in 5 years.
All 8 members are participating in the album that will be released in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary, Girls’ Generation said in a Twitter post that included a link to a Korean news article on the comeback.
“The legends are back! #GirlsGeneration will release an album as 8 members to celebrate their 15th anniversary this August,” it said.
The band’s last full group release was the album “Holiday Night” in August 2017.
Formed by SM Entertainment, Girls’ Generation debuted in 2007 with “Into the New World,” an iconic song that has since been used in South Korean protests and pride parades.
Among the group’s hits are “Gee” (2009), “Genie” (2009), “The Boys” (2011), “I Got A Boy” (2013), “Mr. Mr.” (2014) and “Lion Heart” (2015).
The band, dubbed “The Nation’s Girl Group,” originally had 9 members until Jessica’s departure in 2014. Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun also left SM Entertainment in 2017 but have remained as part of the group.
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