Today, Tuesday (10/8), SM Entertainment Announced That Seohyun Was Confirmed Positive For COBID-19. Thus, The Singer-Actress Canceled All Activities.
Girls’ Generation is scheduled to carry out promotional activities on music shows following the release of their new album, “FOREVER 1.” However, their promotion plans in the first week had to be hindered by the latest news from one of their members.
Today, Tuesday (10/8), SM Entertainment announced that Seohyun was confirmed positive for COBID-19. Thus, the singer-actress canceled all activities for the next week to focus on recovery.
With Seohyun halting activities, Girls’ Generation was forced to cancel their comeback stage appearances this week on two music programs. SM Entertainment said, “This week’s music show schedule for Girls’ Generation has been cancelled.”
Girls’ Generation was originally scheduled to appear on a music broadcast for the first time in five years and perform in front of fans. They were supposed to appear on Mnet’s “M Countdown” on August 11 and SBS’s “Inkigayo” on August 14 for their comeback stage with “FOREVER 1”.
Meanwhile on August 6, “FOREVER 1” has reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in at least 31 different regions around the world, including Sweden, Finland, Singapore, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Japan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, India, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Macau, Cambodia, Thailand, Brunei, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Australia, Turkey and the Philippines.
“FOREVER 1” also reached No. 1 on QQ Music’s digital album sales chart in China, as well as Recochoku’s daily album ranking in Japan. In addition, Girls’ Generation’s new title track, “FOREVER 1” topped more than one realtime chart in Korea, including Bugs and Vibe.
According to the Hanteo chart, “FOREVER 1” recorded 102,879 album sales on the first day, setting an impressive new record for Girls’ Generation. “FOREVER 1” has become the girl group’s first album since their debut to sell over 100,000 copies on the first day of release.