It’s been over a year since Girls’ Generation last released an album together, so the K-pop princesses are preparing to make up for lost time with not one, not two, but three new album releases over the next year (beat that, Rihanna!). They’ll start with their latest Japanese LP on November 28, follow up with another Korean album in January, and if a new report in The Guardian is correct, the group’s first full-length English-language album is “tentatively due for release next year,” too.
Specific details on the album are still sketchy, but rumors of the Divine Nine making a legitimate grab for global stardom have been swirling ever since they signed to Interscope Records in the U.S. last year. The girls already tested international waters earlier this year when they performed the English version of their K-pop mega-hit, “The Boys,” on the Late Show with David Letterman and Live! with Kelly in the States, and on Le Grand Journal in France. They also collaborated with Snoop Dogg on a remix of “The Boys,” and then with Dev and the Cataracts on a repackaged version of their first Japanese album.
With Girls’ Generation having already conquered Korea and Japan ten times over, venturing outside of Asia is the logical next step in their quest for world domination. PSY‘s horsey hit “Gangnam Style” has officially opened the door for K-pop crossover acts, so all the Divine Nine need to do now is strut their way through it.