[news] Girls' Generation to perform at music fest in Japan this weekend with AKB48, SMAP, Arashi and many more!

Korean female idols Girls' Generation will fly into Japan today to take part in annual music show "2010 FNS Music Festival" over the weekend.

A PR official from SM Entertainment told 10Asia over the phone, "The girls will perform at the annual music fest while member Tiffany will not participate in the show since she is still recovering from her knee injury."

Last month, Tiffany suffered an injury to her left knee after falling during a performance for their latest song "Hoot" on a televised music show.

This year’s FNS Music Festival, which will be held on Saturday, will include performances by Japanese artists SMAP, Arashi, V6, AKB48, EXILE, Tube, KinKi Kids and Ken Hirai.

The FNS Music Festival first took place in 1974 and has been produced and hosted every year by Fuji Network System and Fuji Television.

Nine-member girl group Girls' Generation has taken the Japanese music market by storm since making their debut in the country in August this year, attracting over 20,000 fans to their first showcase and becoming the first Korean girl group to place in at No. 1 on the prestigious Oricon chart.

Their Japanese singles "Gee" and "Genie" have each sold over 100,000 copies to be certified gold discs.

The girls have been busy promoting their latest song "Hoot" in Korea from their third mini-album of the same name which has topped various online and offline music charts since its release in mid-October.

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