Girls Generation
Name: SNSD aka Girl's Generation
Country of Origin: Korea (South)
Founded: 2007-08-05
People:
Lead Dancer: Kim Hyo Yeon
Lead dancer: Kwon Yuri
Lead Vocalist: Jessica Jung
Lead Vocalist: Seohyun
Lead Vocalist: Tiffany Hwang
Leader: Taeyeon
Supporting vocalist: Choi Soo Young
Supporting vocalist: Im Yoon Ah
Supporting Vocalist: Sunny Lee
Type: Collective
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Fans: 1719
Forum Posts: 388
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Girls Generation/ SNSD

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Overview
AKA
少女時代
소녀시대
So Nyeo Shi Dae
SNSD
Girls Generation

So Nyuh Shi Dae is a 9-member female pop group formed by SM Entertainment. Their official English name is Girls' Generation.
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Members
YoonA - Supporting vocalist
Tiffany - Lead vocalist
YuRi - Lead dancer, supporting vocalist
Hyo Yeon - Main dancer, supporting vocalist
Soo Young - Supporting vocalist
Seo Hyun - Lead dancer, Supporting vocalist
Seo Hyun - Lead vocalist
Tae Yeon - Leader, main vocalist
Jessica - Lead vocalist
Sunny - Supporting vocalist

Related Links
So Nyuh Shi Dae Extras
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Official Site
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Member Profiles

Taeyeon
Date of birth: March 9, 1989
Taeyeon is the leader of Girls' Generation, she has been apart on the sub-group called "TTS (TaeTiSeo)"

Jessica
Date of birth: April 18, 1989
Jessica was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She released two singles alongside with SeoHyun and Tiffany: "Oppa Nappa" and "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)".

Sunny
Date of birth: May 15, 1989
Sunny was a trainee under a different entertainment company before she transferred into SM Entertainment. After several months of training under SM Entertainment in 2007, Sunny debuted as a member of Girls' Generation that same year.

Tiffany
Date of birth: August 1, 1989
Tiffany was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Diamond Bar, California. She was discovered in the SM Starlight Casting System 2004 in Los Angeles and began her training under the label until the debut of Girls' Generation.

Hyoyeon
Date of birth: September 22, 1989
She is considered the best dancer of the group by SM Entertainment and was BoA's silhouette during a dance break in BoA's "Over the Top" performance at the MKMF Awards in 2005.

Kwon Yuri
Date of birth: December 5, 1989
Yuri joined the label when she took 1st place in the 2001 1st SM Youth Best Dancer Contest. She appeared in TVXQ's "Beautiful Life" music video and had a small role as a ballerina in Super Junior's first movie, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys.

Sooyoung
Date of birth: February 10, 1990
Before Sooyoung's audition to Girls' Generation, she made a brief debut in Japan as a singer in the group called "Route φ". She first debuted with Marina Takahashi with the song "Start".

Yoona
Date of birth: May 30, 1990
Yoona has starred in two dramas — You Are My Destiny and Cinderella Man. She was the first member to join Girls' Generation.

Seohyun
Date of birth: June 28, 1991
Seohyun is the youngest member of SNSD and is skilled in piano.


History

Pre-debut

Each member was professionally trained in singing and dancing, but some were also selected to be trained in acting and modeling. Many of the members already had made names for themselves in the Korean entertainment industry through their participation in magazine ads, television commercials, and small television appearances. Before their debut, there were rumours that the group were going to be called "Super Girls", after their male counterpart, Super Junior.


2007: Debut and first album

In July 2007, Girls' Generation had their first performance on M.net M! Countdown. Although this performance was never broadcast on television, many videos were shot by fans and uploaded onto the internet. The song the girls performed was called "Into the New World" which became their first single. A show documenting the girls' debut titled "M.Net's Girls Go To School" was filmed during this time.

In August 2007, the single "Into the New World" was released. This single included two other songs, "Beginning" and "Perfect for You" (Korean: 소원), later renamed as Honey for their self-titled debut album Girls' Generation. An instrumental of "Into the New World" was also included.

The group began promoting the single soon after its release. Girls' Generation performed their single on SBS's Inkigayo (literally Popular Songs), MBC's Show! Music Core, and on KBS's Music Bank.

After a short break, the group's first full album was released in late autumn 2007, with the lead single "Girls' Generation", a cover of Lee Seung-Chul's hit. Promotion for the single started in early November. Marked by dance routines and vocals, "Girls' Generation" was a hit for the group, and the album has sold 121,143 copies to date, placing 12th in the year-end charts.[1] In early 2008, Girls' Generation began promoting their second single, "Kissing You". The music video featured Donghae from Super Junior. This song achieved the #1 spot in the three main TV music rankings—SBS Inkigayo, M.net M.Countdown! and KBS Music Bank.

In March 2008, the album was re-released and re-titled Baby Baby. A third single, "Baby Baby", was used to promote the album. A digital EP featuring Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun was released on April 2008, titled Roommate. The single from the mini-album is "Oppa Nappa", literally "Bad Brother", although contextually it refers to an older male friend).

Girls' Generation, along with fellow artists such as BoA, DBSK, Super Junior, CSJH the Grace, Zhang Liyin, SHINee and other SM artists participated in SM Town Live '08. The tour expanded its route to South Korea, Thailand, and China.


2008–2009: Other activities, return with mini-albums

It was announced in autumn 2008 that Girls' Generation would be starring in a reality show on M.net. Titled Factory Girl, the show chronicles the girls working as interns at fashion megazine "Elle". The program began airing in early October. During their absence from the music scene, they appeared in many commercials for MapleStory and Mabinogi. It was then announced that the group's first mini-album, Gee, would be released in January 2009. A teaser video was released in January 2009 and the first single "Gee" released soon after. Interest in the song rose after the digital release, topping Cyworld's hourly music chart on the release day. The song also went #1 on all major digital music charts within two days.

The group began its album promotion on January 2009 on MBC Show! Music Core. They sang their new single, "Gee", and "Him Nae/Way To Go", another track from the Gee mini-album. This song is a remake of the song "Haptic Motion" that was used in cellphone advertisements and is a mix of bubblegum pop and punk rock. Meanwhile, questions were raised when the group did not appear on KBS's Music Bank with "Gee", even after winning #1 on the music chart show.

"Gee" is the record holder for the longest-running #1 on music portal M.net (for 8 weeks), surpassing the previous record of 6 weeks set by the Wonder Girls' "Nobody". They also broke the record on KBS's music show Music Bank by being #1 for 9 consecutive weeks, previously set by Jewelry's "One More Time, which had 7 wins. They won the award for best-selling song for the first half 2009 for "Gee". Promotions for the song ended at the end of March.

"Gee" was a hit in Thailand as well, holding the number one position on the International Chart for six weeks straight. The girls were able to perform it at the Pattaya International Musical Festival, along with "Into the New World" and "Kissing You".

On April 14, 2009, Girls' Generation released a digital single called "Hahaha", which was produced by Samsung for their "Hahaha" campaign. The song was created with the intention of lifting people's spirits up during hard economic times.

Their first win for their single "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" was obtained at the July 10, 2009 episode of KBS Music Bank, having set the record of the most points in Music Bank history with 17,995 points, beating their seniors TVXQ who got 16,404 for 'Mirotic' last year. Their second award was claimed at the July 12, 2009 episode of SBS Inkigayo. The group finished promotions for "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" in August 2009.


Discography

Albums

Girls' Generation [ November 1, 2007 ]

Baby Baby (Repackaged) [March 13, 2008 ]


The First Mini Album — Gee [ January 7, 2009 ]

The Second Mini Album — Tell Me Your Wish [ June 29, 2009 ]


See more of SNSD's Discography here


Awards

2007 - M.net Golden Disk Awards: Anycall Newbie Award on December 13
2007 - M.net Golden Disk Awards: Anycall Popularity Award on December 13
2008 - 17th Seoul Music Awards: High1 Music Award on January 31
2008 - 17 Seoul Music Awards: Best New Artist Award on January 31


Source: Wikipedia