Hallyu girl group Girls’ Generation will release their latest single
“The Boys” in the U.S. and other countries, through Interscope Records,
an American record label owned by the Universal Music Group. The record
label is home to many big-name stars, including Lady Gaga, Eminem and
the Black Eyed Peas.
SM Entertainment, the group’s agency, announced on Wednesday that the new single will be released on Oct. 19, through iTunes, Facebook and other online channels.
The American label will also release the single in countries in Europe, South America, and Asia, the agency said.
Teddy Riley, American composer who has
worked with such pop culture heavyweights as Michael Jackson, Bobby
Brown and Lady Gaga, produced the upcoming track.
The nine-member girl group is also
scheduled to release their third studio album in Korea on Oct. 19. They
will also appear on KBS’ Music Bank on Oct. 21.
The group, who debuted in 2007, released
their first Japanese album in June. The album topped the Oricon Weekly
Charts in the first week, the best performance by a foreign artist
making a Japanese debut. They were also appointed PR ambassadors for
Visit Korea Year 2010-2012 by the Visit Korea Committee in August.