The leading Korean pop, or K-pop, girl group Girls' Generation (Interscope) has scored a huge PR coup with planned appearances on two major American TV shows.
The 9-member outfit will make a 5-minute appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday, Jan. 31. They will perform "The Boys," the title track from their third full-length album, according to their agency SM Entertainment.
In addition, the band will perform and be interviewed on Live! with Kelly on Wednesday February 1.
Girls' Generation will become the first Korean band to appear on a mainstream US talk show on terrestrial TV, according to SM Entertainment.
Girls' Generation has been making a US push recently. The band headlined an SM Entertainment produced "SMTown" artist showcase at Madison Square Garden on October 23. The show attracted a sellout crowd of 11,439 and grossed $1.6 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.
The US is just catching up on an international phenomenon. Girls' Generation appeals to a huge international fan base. Their hit single "Gee" has amassed over 64 million YouTube views worldwide.
In addition, the band has already had tremendous success in Japan. Their single "Mr. Taxi" (UMJ) topped Billboard Japan's Hot 100 chart on May 16, while the album of the same name reached No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Top Albums chart on June 13.