K-pop group Girls’ Generation has once and for all proven that hot girls wearing spandex outfits dancing in synchronization to an electronic beat is a recipe for girl-group success. The Korean musical sensation has reached a new pinnacle of fame by earning 1 billion YouTube views across their various official channels. The nine members (you read correctly, NINE) of Girls’ Generation can now be inducted into YouTube’s billion-views club, joining the ranks of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Shakira.
The group’s bubblegum pop style has been winning over the hearts of millions since their 2009 hit single “Gee,” which earned them over a whopping 120 million views. Even though “Gee” definitely has an infectious beat that even we can tap our toes to, their “I Got a Boy” music video is what won them the Video of the Year at last year’s first YouTube Music Awards, beating out songs from One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga.
Although they’ve taken down some serious competition, don’t count on Miley or Justin working themselves into a tizzy. It seems that Girls’ Generation is content to be the musical icons of South Korea, and leave the swinging on a wrecking ball to the Americans.
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