K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation to release long-awaited 15th anniversary reunion album, the first since 2017’s Holiday Night
- The popular K-pop group announced the upcoming release of their new album, due out in August, through their official Twitter account
- This album will feature the full line-up of the group, according to their label SM Entertainment
The Girls are back! Or will be in August, rather.
“The legends are back!” reads a tweet from the group’s official account. “Girls’ Generation will release an album as 8 members to celebrate their 15th anniversary this August!”
This is the first release from the iconic group’s full active line-up since 2017’s 10th anniversary album Holiday Night.
Girls’ Generation debuted in 2007, and led K-pop’s growth in the late 2000s and early 2010s, releasing hit after hit, including Gee, I Got a Boy, Genie, Party and others.
Their debut single Into the New World has also in recent years become a popular protest anthem in South Korea, representative of hopes for a better future.
Initially a nine member act, they became an eight-member team in 2014. Since Holiday Night, three members have parted ways with SM Entertainment, and the remaining five members have promoted as subunit Oh-GG!, and most recently released new music on the 2021 Winter SM Town: SMCU Express companywide album in December.
Following the news of Girls’ Generation’s return, the band’s name trended worldwide on Twitter, as fans expressed excitement about the long-awaited reunion.