Girls' Generation

Promotional images for Girls’ Generation’s fourth mini-album “Mr.Mr.” [SM Entertainment]

It looks like female idol group Girls’ Generation’s new album has pleased their fans around the world.

Despite its sudden release and the absence of a music video to help promote it, the girls’ fourth mini-album “Mr.Mr.” dropped online on Monday afternoon has taken over charts around the world.

As of Tuesday, the record’s title track of the same name was first place on all of Korea’s real-time music charts and eight daily charts.

The album also topped iTunes’ albums charts in seven countries including Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, and Hong Kong, and placed sixth on the charts of the U.S. and Canada.

The release date for the six-track record was originally up in the air due to the loss of data for their music video, a major component to promoting albums these days, yet yesterdays, their agency SM Entertainment surprise announced its release just five hours in advance.

A date for the music video’s release has yet to be set but the K-pop queens will charge forward, with the album hitting stores on Thursday and promoting their new tune on televised shows next week starting on cable channel Mnet’s “M! CountDown.”

Reporter. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of SM Entertainment