Girls' Generation is performing on CBS's 'The Late Show With David Letterman' tonight, the latest inroad by K-pop into the U.S. market.
The nine-piece pop act, which already plays to packed concert venues around Asia, will sing an English-language version
of their male-baiting single 'The Boys,' which was co-written by Teddy Riley, famed for his work with Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown and Usher.
国女子组合少女时代(Girls' Generation)于1月31日在美国哥伦比亚广播公司(CBS)的大卫莱特曼秀(Late Show With David Letterman)上表演，这是韩国流行音乐进军美国市场最新的一次尝试。
While Girls' Generation has played in the U.S. before, the TV appearance marks a new level of mainstream American exposure
for the group, and Korean pop in general, as its world-wide audience
grows. SM, which manages Girls' Generation, organized a Madison Square Garden concert in October that sold out. In November, Big Bang, a boy band, took the 'World Wide Act' award at MTV's Europe Music Awards, while MTV Iggy, which focuses on music from outside the U.S., named Korean group 2NE1 its 'Best New Band in the World.' JYP, the agency
that works with the Wonder Girls, is set to break a Teen Nick made-for-TV movie, starring the girl band, in February.
这个九人演出团队在亚洲各地的现场演出向来爆满，该组合将在莱特曼秀中演唱其作品中让男性听众如痴如醉的一首单曲"男孩们"的英文版，这首歌的创作者之一为莱利（Teddy Riley），他因曾与杰克逊(Michael Jackson)、布朗(Bobby Brown)以及亚瑟小子(Usher)合作而出名。
While a Letterman appearance will surely boost Girls' Generation's recognition
stateside, the telegenic group has a strong global following