While 2NE1 remain all talk and no action when it comes to releasing music in America, their superior rivals Girls’ Generation are putting their money where their mouth is.
Following the international release of their album The Boys through Interscope Records in January, the Divine Nine are now preparing to release their second album in the States later this year.
The news was first revealed by Universal Music, who reported in an earnings press release that they expect to see their revenue increase in the second half of this year thanks to a number of high-profile album releases, mentioning Girls’ Generation in a list that included Taylor Swift, Diana Krall, Robbie Williams, and more.
Korea’s Herald Corp also confirmed the news, mentioning that the album will be releases in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2012.
If you remember, I reported back in April that Interscope had big plans to further promote Girls’ Generation in America after seeing how well they did during their whirlwind promotional visit earlier this year to promote The Boys.
Hopefully this means that the group’s new album will actually be all in English, and not just another half-assed and untranslated physical release of their Korean album like they did with The Boys. Whatever happens, at the very least we know that we should be seeing SNSD bringing their beauty and talent back to the States later this year!