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Girls’ Generation’s recent achievements in Japan have reached an all-time high as the Recording Industry of Japan gives them the “Million” certification

In 1989 the Recording Industry of Japan (RIAJ) started certifying albums based on the number of copies shipped with criteria ranging from Gold (100,000), Platinum (250,000), Double-Platinum (500,000), Triple Platinum (750,000), Million (1,000,000) and Multi-Million (2,000,000).

Girls’ Generation’s first Japanese Album, Girls’ Generation, recently garnered the prestigious recognition and now joins fellow SM label mate BoA as the only Korean artists to have reached such a pinnacle.

Other artists that have earned the “Million” RIAJ certification include Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, and more...

Needless to say, this is a fantastic boon for Girls’ Generation as they prepare for their Paparazzi Single that is set for release later this month.

Sources: RIAJ.or.jp/Recording industry of Japan/Fanwonder