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Basic Information

 

Group name: SNSD ( So Nyeo Shi Dae)

Hangul: 소녀시대

Also Known as: Girls’ Generation, Shōjo Jida (少女時代), SoShi (소시)

Record Label: S.M. Entertainment, EMI Japan (Japan) and Universal Music Group (America)

Distributor: KT music

Debut date: August 5th 2007

Debut Show: SBS Inkigayo

Number of members: 8 (9 from debut until end of September 2014)

Fandom name:S♥ne/Sone (Pronounced: So-won)

Fansites: Soshified

Fan colour: Pastel Rose Pink

Whole group SNS:

Associated Acts(Sub-units/Solos): Girls’ Generation TTS

Associated Acts(Label mates): BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, F(x), EXO and Red Velvet.

Associated Acts(Previous): H.O.T., S.E.S., Fly to the Sky and Shinhwa

Associated Endorsements:

The below list is a sample of the artists’ associated endorsements.

 

Members

 

Stage Name: Hyoyeon

Real Name: Kim Hyo Yeon

Role: Main Dancer

Member since: Debut

Casting: Audition in year 2000

D.O.B: 22nd September 1989

Sub-units:

Solo Activities: Oh! My Lady (Cameo), Season 2 Invincible Youth, Season 2 Dancing With the Stars, Younique Dance unit, Dancing 9 (Coach), Onstyle’s Hyoyeon’s One Million Likes, Hyo Style book.

SNS: Instagram, Weibo.

Associated Endorsements: Hyundai, Topshop, Dior.

 

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Jessica

Real Name: Jessica Jung/Jung Soo Yeon

Role: Main Vocalist

Member since: Debut (Left group 30th September 2014 and left label  6th August 2015)

Casting: Herself and her sister Krystal were scouted in a shopping mall SM were casting in while on holiday in Korea. (Year 2000)

D.O.B: 18th April 1989

Sub-units:

Solo Activities: Jessica & Krystal, Blanc and Eclare fashion label, Sweet Delight, Because Tears are Overflowing, What to do?, Butterfly, Heart Road, My Lifestyle, The One Like You, Say Yes, Oh! My lady (Cameo), Wild Romance (Kang JongHee), Legally Blonde.

SNS: Weibo, Instagram.

Associated Endorsements: Samsung Anycall, Dior, Coming Step, Hyundai PYL, Banila Co, Stonehenge, SOUP, Lapalette, Li-Ning.

 

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Seohyun

Real Name: Seo Ju Hyun

Role: Lead Vocalist / Maknae

Member since: Debut

Casting: Seen on train and encouraged to audition. Auditioned in 2003.

D.O.B: 28th June 1991

Sub-units: Girls’ Generation – TTS

Solo Activities: It’s Okay Even If It Hurts, I’ll Wait For You, Journey, Dreams Come True, The Magic Of Yellow Ribbon, Don’t Say No, JjaRaJaJja, Despicable Me Korean Dub (Edith), Passionate Love (Han Yoo Rim), Real Men (Narrator), Moon Embracing The Sun, Gone With The Wind, Music Core (Host), We Got Married, The TaeTiSeo.

SNS: Twitter, Instagram.

Associated Endorsements: Banana Milk, Post Granola Cereal, Clean & Clear, The Face Shop, SK Telecom LTE, Mixxo.

 

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Sooyoung

Real Name: Choi Soo Young

Role: Main Dancer

Member since: Debut

Casting: SM Open Audition, left to debut in Duo Route θ before returning to SM in 2003.

D.O.B: 10th February 1990

Sub-units:

Solo Activities: I Am, Kkok, Oh! My Love To You, Wind Flower, Unstoppable Marriage, Hello Schoolgirl, Paradise Ranch (cameo), The 3rd Hospital (Eu Jin), Dating Agency: Cyrano (Gong Min Young), My Spring Days (Lee Bom), Fantastic Duo (Host).

SNS: Weibo.

Associated Endorsements: Samsung Anycall “Song Battle”, Banana Milk, Post Granola Cereal, Biotherm Aquasource 1,2,3, Dior, Llang, Tommy Hilfiger Denim.

 

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Sunny

Real Name: Susan Lee/Lee Soon Kyu

Role: Lead Singer

Member since: Debut

Casting: Originally a member of Starworld duo Sugar who never debuted. Japanese singer Ayumi recommended her to SM in 2007.

D.O.B: 15th May 1989

Sub-units:

Solo Activities: You Don’t Know About Love, Finally Now, Your Doll, First Kiss, I Love You, I Love You, It’s Me, It’s Love, Koala Kid: Birth of a Hero Korean dub (Miranda), Rio 2 Korean dub (Jewel), Catch Me If You Can (Brenda Strong), Singin’ In The Rain (Kathy Selden), Chunji (Host), Serial Shopping Family (Host), It’s Okay, Roommate.

SNS: Instagram, Twitter.

Associated Endorsements: Banana Milk, Post Granola Cereal, Dior, Miero.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Taeyeon

Real Name: Kim Tae Yeon

Role: Main Vocalist/Leader

Member since: Debut

Casting: Won first place at SM Youth Best Competition resulting in her contract, having previously enrolled in the SM academy for vocal training.

D.O.B: 9th March 1989

Sub-units: Girls’ Generation – TTS

Solo Activities: Kangin Taeyeons Chin Chin Radio (Host), It’s Love, Win Win (Host), If, Can You Hear Me?, 7989, Like A Star, I Love You, DifferentMissing you Like Crazy, Closer, Breath, Set Me Free, Colorful, Love, That One Word, Shake that Brass, Despicable Me Korean Dub (Margot), Midnight Sun (Kaoru Amane), We Got Married, The TaeTiSeo.

SNS: Instagram.

Associated Endorsements: Gamevil, Skipping stone 3, A-Solution, Banana Milk, B-Ing Collagen, Nature republic, Mixxo.

 

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Tiffany

Real Name: Stephanie Hwang/Hwang Mi Young

Role: Lead Vocalist

Member since: Debut

Casting: Invited to audition in LA (2004)

D.O.B: 1st August 1989

Sub-units: Girls’ Generation – TTS

Solo Activities: Be Myself, Because It’s You, One Step Closer, A Girl, Meets Love, Oh! My Love To You, Rise and Shine, Music Core (Host), Fame (Carmen Diaz), Fashion King Korea,  The TaeTiSeo.

SNS: Instagram.

Associated Endorsements: Samsung Anycall “Haptic”, Biotherm Aquasource 1,2,3, Dior, 12Plus, IPKN, Jill Stuart, Mixxo.

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Yoona

Real Name: Im Yoo Na

Role: Lead Dancer/Face

Member since: Debut

Casting: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition

D.O.B: 30th May 1990

Sub-units:

Solo Activities: Two Outs In The Ninth Inning (Cameo), Woman Of Matchless Beauty(Cameo), You Are My Destiny (Jang Sae Byuk), Cinderella Man, Love Rain (Yun Hee and Ha Na), Prime Minister And I (Nam Da Jung), Goodbye Ani, Wu Shen Zhao Zi Long.

SNS: Instagram

Associated Endorsements: Teun Teun English “Follow Me”, Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable Battery, Sunkist Lemonade, Solar-C Vitamin, Samsung Anycall “Haptic”, Clean & Clear, YeJiMin, Innisfree, S-Oil, EiderCiba Vision FreshLook Illuminate , Casio Sheen, SK Telecom LTE, Alcon, Cartier Jewelry.

 

 

 

 

Stage Name: Yuri

Real Name: Kwon Yu Ri

Role: Main Dancer

Member since: Debut

Casting: Won 2001 SM Youth Best Dancer Contest.

D.O.B: 5th December 1989

Sub-units:

Solo Activities: Kko Kko Tours Single♥Single, Animals, Music Core (Host), Unstoppable Marriage(Cameo), Fashion King (Choi Anna), No Breathing (Jung Eun).

SNS: Instagram, Weibo.

Associated Endorsements: Orion Chocopie, Dongil Highvill Lake City, Hot Choco Mite, Banana Milk, Biotherm UV SUPRA D-TOX, Biotherm Aquasource 1,2,3, Dior, Mamonde.

 

 

 

History

 

  • SNSD’s appearance in the 2008 Dream Concert was accompanied by controversy. There were some underhanded ticket sales resulting in fighting over seats between SNSD and Super Junior fans. Some SNSD fans involved in the fighting threatened people with knives as well as tearing down posters. As a result, other fan groups reacted much in kind (minus knives) and chanted ‘Wonder Girls’ when SNSD were on stage, as well as turning off their glow sticks to produce a ‘black ocean’

 

  • Break out success achieved in 2009 with the track Gee.

 

  • Debuted in Japan with immediate success in April 2011.

 

  • The video to I Got A Boy received some backlash as screenshots showing that Sunny’s hat said an expletive in English circulated.

 

  • Won Video Of The Year at the first YouTube music awards in 2013.

 

  • Often referred to as ‘The Nation’s Girl Group‘. This is in part due to their relative fame to the general Korean population.

 

  • Taeyeon is often referred to as ‘Kid leader‘ due to her mischievous, sometimes childlike persona.

 

  • Although SNSD currently only have one sub-unit, there is a large fan following for a the hypothetical dance unit SHY (Sooyoung, Hyoyeon and Yuri). The girls seem to embrace this and regularly tease the idea it may be real on social media.

 

  • In 2014 It was announced that Jessica would be leaving the group. This decision was apparently unanimous amongst the other group members despite them having all just signed new 3 year contracts. It reportedly relates to Jessica’s work with her Blanc and Eclare brand affecting her commitment to the group, although both sides of the debate blame the other for the split and it has led to divide amongst the fans.

 

  • In 2017 The girls celebrated their decade since their debut. 

 

 

 

 

Discography

Korean releases

 

Album/Single name Release date Tracklist (Singles in bold)
Into The New World August 5th 2007

Into the New World

Beginning

Perfect For You

Into The New World  (Instrumental)

Girls’ Generation

November 1st 2007

Repackage:  March 13th 2008

 Girls’ Generation

Ooo La La

Baby Baby

Complete

Kissing you

Merry-Go-Round

Tears

Tinkerbell

7989

Honey

Into The New World

Repackage bonus tracks:

Kissing you (Skool Rock Remix)

Let’s Go Girls’ Generation(long)

Let’s Go Girls’ Generation(short)

Gee January 7th 2009

Gee

Way To Go!

Dear Mom

Destiny

Let’s Talk About Love

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) June 29th 2009

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)

Etude

Girlfriend

Boyfriend

My Child

One Year Later

Oh!

January 28th 2010

Repackage: March 17th 2010

Oh!

Show! Show! Show!

Sweet Talking Baby

Forever

Be Happy

Boys & Girls

Talk To Me

Star Star Star

Stick Wit U

Day By Day

Gee

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)

Repackage tracks:

Run Devil Run

Echo

Hoot October 27th 2010

Hoot

Mistake

My Best Friend

Wake Up

Snowy Wish

The Boys

 October 19th 2011

Repackage: December 8th 2011

The Boys

Telepathy

Say Yes

Trick

How Great Is Your Love

My J

Oscar

Top Secret

Lazy Girl

Sunflower

Vitamin

Mr. Taxi (Korean Version)

The Boys (English Version)

I Got a Boy January 2nd 2013

I Got A Boy

Dancing Queen

Baby Maybe

Talk Talk

Promise

Express 999

Lost In Love

Look At Me

XYZ

Romantic Street

Mr.Mr February 24th 2014

Mr. Mr.

Goodbye

Europa

Wait A Minute

Back Hug

Soul

Lion Heart August 19th 2015

Lion Heart

You Think

Party

One Afternoon

Show Girls

Fire Alarm

Talk Talk

Green Light

Paradise

Check

Sign

Bump It

Japanese releases

 

Album/Single name Release date Tracklist
 Girls’ Generation

June 1st 2011

Repackage: December 28th 2011

 Mr. Taxi (Japanese version)

Genie (Japanese version)

You-A-Holic

Run Devil Run (Japanese version)

Bad Girl

Beautiful Stranger

I’m In Love With The Hero

Let It Rain

Gee

The Great Escape

Hoot (Japanese version)

Born To Be A Lady

 Girls & Peace November 28th 2012

Flower Power

Animal

I’m A Diamond

Reflection

Stay Girls

T.O.P

Boomerang

Oh! (Japanese Version)

All My Love Is For You

Paparazzi

Girls & Peace

Not Alone

 Love & Peace December 10th 2013

Gossip Girls

Motorcycle

Flyers

Galaxy Supernova

Love & Girls

Beep Beep

My Oh My

Lips

So the catwalk

Karma Butterfly

Linguafranc

Everyday Love

Blue Jeans

International releases

 

Album/Single name Release date Tracklist
The Boys November 19th 2011

The Boys(English Version)

Telepathy

Say Yes

Trick

How Great Is Your Love

My J

Oscar

Top Secret

Lazy Girl

Sunflower

Vitamin

Mr. Taxi (Korean Version)

The Boys

The Boys (Clinton Sparks & Disco Fries Remix)

The Boys (Bring Dem Boys)

The Boys (Bring The Boys Out)

The Boys (Bring The Boys)

 

Concerts

 

 

Concert name Date Location
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour Into the New World December 19th 2009 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour Into the New World December 20th 2009 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour Into the New World February 27th 2010 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour Into the New World February 28th 2010 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour Into the New World April 17th 2010 China (Shanghai)
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour Into the New World October 16th 2010 Taiwan (Taipei)
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour Into the New World October 17th 2010 Taiwan (Taipei)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) May 31st 2011 Japan (Osaka)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) June 1st 2011 Japan (Osaka)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) June 4th 2011 Japan (Saitama)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) June 5th 2011 Japan (Saitama)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) June 17th 2011 Japan (Tokyo)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) June 18th 2011 Japan (Tokyo)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) June 28th 2011 Japan (Tokyo)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) June 29th 2011 Japan (Tokyo)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) July 2nd 2011 Japan (Hiroshima)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) July 3rd 2011 Japan (Hiroshima)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) July 6th 2011 Japan (Nagoya)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) July 7th 2011 Japan (Nagoya)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) July 17th 2011 Japan (Fukuoka)
The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation) July 18th 2011 Japan (Fukuoka)
Girls’ Generation Tour July 23rd 2011 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation Tour July 24th 2011 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation Tour September 9th 2011 Taiwan (Taipei)
Girls’ Generation Tour September 10th 2011 Taiwan (Taipei)
Girls’ Generation Tour September 11th 2011 Taiwan (Taipei)
Girls’ Generation Tour December 9th 2011 Singapore (Kallang)
Girls’ Generation Tour December 10th 2011 Singapore (Kallang)
Girls’ Generation Tour January 15th 2012 China (Hong Kong)
Girls’ Generation Tour February 12th 2012 Thailand (Bangkok)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 9th 2013 Japan (Kobe)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 10th 2013 Japan (Kobe)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 16th 2013 Japan (Saitama)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 17th 2013 Japan (Saitama)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 23rd 2013 Japan (Niigata)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 24th 2013 Japan (Niigata)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 27th 2013 Japan (Fukuoka)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour February 28th 2013 Japan (Fukuoka)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour March 9th 2013 Japan (Hiroshima)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour March 10th 2013 Japan (Hiroshima)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour March 19th 2013 Japan (Saitama)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour March 20 2013 Japan (Saitama)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour March 26th 2013 Japan (Osaka)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour March 27th 2013 Japan (Osaka)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour April 4th 2013 Japan (Saitama)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour April 5th 2013 Japan (Saitama)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour April 9th 2013 Japan (Nagoya)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour April 10th 2013 Japan (Nagoya)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour April 20th 2013 Japan (Osaka)
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour April 21st 2013 Japan (Osaka)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace June 8th 2013 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace June 9th 2013 South Korea (Seoul)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace July 2oth 2013 Taiwan (Taipei)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace July 21st 2013 Taiwan (Taipei)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace September 14th 2013 Indonesia (Jakarta)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace October 12th 2013 Singapore (Kallang)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace November 9th 2013 China (Hong Kong)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace November 10th 2013 China (Hong Kong)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace January 11th 2014 Thailand (Bangkok)
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace February 15th 2014 China (Macau)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour
April 26th 2014 Japan (Fukuoka)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour April 27th 2014 Japan (Fukuoka)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour May 6th 2014 Japan (Hiroshima)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour May 7th 2014 Japan (Hiroshima)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour May 23rd 2014 Japan (Kobe)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour
May 24th 2014 Japan (Kobe)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour May 25th 2014 Japan (Kobe)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour June 5th 2014 Japan (Nagoya)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour June 6th 2014 Japan (Nagoya)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour June 19th 2014 Japan (Osaka)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour June 20th 2014 Japan (Osaka)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour June 21st 2014 Japan (Osaka)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour June 28th 2014 Japan (Saitama)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour June 29th 2014 Japan (Saitama)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour July 11th 2014 Japan (Tokyo)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour July 12th 2014 Japan (Tokyo)
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour July 13th 2014 Japan (Tokyo)
Girls’ Generation ‘The Best Live’ at Tokyo Dome Decmber 9th 2014 Japan (Tokyo)

 

Music Videos

 

 

Live Performances

 

 

Dance Covers/Practices

 

Television Appearances

Their own shows:

SNSD – Girls Go To School (Pre-Debut)

MTV Girls Generation

SNSD Factory Girl

Girls’ Generation’s Horror Movie Factory

Cheer Up!

Girl’s Generation’s Hello Baby

Right Now It’s Girls’ Generation

Girl’s Generation Star Life Theater

Girls’ Generation And The Dangerous Boys

Channel Girl’s Generation

 

Show appearances:

Wonderful outing 2 with SNSD

Hi-5

Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (2013)

Strong Heart Ep 165

Running Man 2015 – Welcome To The Game World

Pictures