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Girls’ Generation Profile

Girls’ Generation
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Girls’ Generation in September 2015
From left to right, standing: Sunny, Yuri, Yoona, Seohyun and Taeyeon
From left to right, kneeling: Sooyoung, Tiffany and Hyoyeon
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
  • K-pop
  • bubblegum pop
  • electropop
Years active 2007–present
Labels
  • SM Entertainment
  • EMI Japan
  • Interscope
Associated acts
  • SM Town
  • Girls’ Generation-TTS
  • Oh!GG
Website girlsgeneration.smtown.com
Members
  • Taeyeon
  • Sunny
  • Tiffany
  • Hyoyeon
  • Yuri
  • Sooyoung
  • Yoona
  • Seohyun
Past members
  • Jessica

 

Girls’ Generation (Hangul: 소녀시대; RR: Sonyeo Sidae), also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. Originally a nine-piece group, Jessica later departed from the group in September 2014. Girls’ Generation debuted in 2007 with their Korean eponymous debut album.

Though the album gained some attention, it was not until 2009 that the group rose to fame with the single “Gee”, which claimed the top spot on KBS’s Music Bank for a record-breaking nine consecutive weeks and was named the most popular song of the 2000s in South Korea by Melon. Girls’ Generation further consolidated their popularity on the South Korean music scene with follow-up singles “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)”, “Oh!”, and “Run Devil Run”, which were released in mid-2009 and early 2010.

In mid-2010, Girls’ Generation signed with Nayutawave Records (present-day EMI Records Japan) to venture into the Japanese music scene. Their 2011 eponymous Japanese debut album peaked atop the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart and became the first album by a non-Japanese girl group to be certified “Million” by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.

The group’s third Korean studio album The Boys was released in October 2011 and became the best-selling album of 2011 in South Korea with sales of over 380,000 copies. An English version of the single “The Boys” was released by Interscope Records in an attempt to expand the group’s endeavor to the global music scene.

The group’s 2013 fourth Korean studio album I Got a Boy was supported by the single “I Got a Boy”, which was subjected to major attention from Western media following its winning the Video of the Year award at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. Their fifth Korean studio album, Lion Heart, was released in 2015. In 2017, Girls’ Generation released their sixth Korean studio album, Holiday Night, to commemorate the group’s tenth debut anniversary.

Girls’ Generation’s signature musical styles are characterized as electropop and bubblegum pop, though their sounds have varied widely, incorporating various genres including hip hop, R&B, and EDM. They have sold over 4.4 million albums and 30 million digital singles as of 2012.

The group’s immense popularity in their native country South Korea has earned them numerous accolades and the titles “The Nation’s Singers” and “The Nation’s Girl Group”. Girls’ Generation is also deemed one of the prominent figures of the Korean Wave and one of the most popular K-pop acts internationally.

They are the first Asian girl group to achieve five music videos with over 100 million views on YouTube: “Gee”, “I Got a Boy”, “The Boys”, “Mr. Taxi”, and “Oh!”. In Japan, they became the first non-Japanese girl group to have three number-one albums on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart, and their three Japanese concert tours attracted a record-breaking 550,000 spectators, more than any other Korean girl group.

 

 

Girls’ Generation Members Profile

Taeyeon

Taeyeon

Stage Name: Taeyeon
Birth Name: Kim Tae Yeon
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birth Date: March 9, 1989
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Birth Place: Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea
Height: 158cm (5’2″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
Specialty: Chinese, Singing
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG, TTS
Instagram: @taeyeon_ss
Youtube channel: Taeyeon Kim

 

Sunny

Sunny

Stage Name: Sunny (써니)
Birth Name: Lee Soon Kyu (이순규)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Birth Date: May 15, 1989
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 155cm (5’1″)
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Listening to music, shopping
Specialty: Sports
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Instagram: @515sunnyday
Twitter: @sunnyday515

 

Tiffany

Tiffany

Stage Name: Tiffany Young (티파니)
Birth Name: Stephanie Hwang (스테파니 황)
Korean Name: Hwang Mi Young (황미영)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Birth Date: August 1, 1989
Zodiac sign: Leo
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 51 kg (112 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
Specialty: English, flute
Sub-Unit: TTS
Instagram: @tiffanyyoungofficial
Twitter: @tiffanyyoung
Youtube: Tiffany Young Official

 

Hyoyeon

Hyoyeon

Stage Name: Hyoyeon (효연)
Birth Name: Kim Hyo Yeon (김효연)
Position: Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birth Date: September 22, 1989
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Birth Place: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
Specialty: Chinese, dance
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Twitter: @hyoyeon_djhyo
Instagram: @watasiwahyo
Weibo: hyoyeon_GG

 

Yuri

Yuri

Stage Name: Yuri (유리)
Birth Name: Kwon Yu Ri (권유리)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Birth Date: December 5, 1989
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Hobbies: Studying, swimming, exercising
Specialty: Chinese, swimming, dancing, acting
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Instagram: @yulyulk
Weibo: yurikwon_GG

 

Sooyoung

Sooyoun

Stage Name: Sooyoung (수영)
Birth Name: Choi Soo Young (최수영)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Birth Date: February 10, 1990
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Birth Place: Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music, dancing
Specialty: Japanese
Instagram: @sooyoungchoi
Weibo: Sooyoung

 

Yoona

Yoon

Stage Name: Yoona (윤아)
Birth Name: Im Yoon-A (임윤아)
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Visual, Center
Birth Date: May 30, 1990
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Watching movies
Specialty: Dancing, acting
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Instagram: @yoona__lim
Weibo: linyuner90

 

Seohyun

Seohyun

Stage Name: Seohyun (서현)
Birth Name: Seo Joo Hyun (서주현)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Birth Date: June 28, 1991
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Listening to music
Specialty: Chinese, piano
Sub-Unit: TTS
Instagram: @seojuhyun_s
Twitter: @sjhsjh0628
Weibo: Seohyun

 

Jessica

Jessica Jung

Stage Name: Jessica (제시카)
Birth Name: Jessica Jung (제시카 정)
Korean Name: Jung Soo-yeon (정수연)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birth Date: April 18, 1989
Zodiac sign: Aries
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 162 cm ( 5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Watching movies, shopping, listening to music
Specialty: English, piano, singing
Instagram: @jessica.syj
Weibo: @Sy__Jessica

 

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