Girls’ Generation (소녀시대), is a nine membered South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. Members include:
|Taeyeon||태연||Kim Tae-yeon||김태연||March 9, 1989 (age 24)|
|Jessica||제시카||Jessica Jung, Jung Soo-yeon||제시카 정, 정수연||April 18, 1989 (age 24)|
|Sunny||써니||Lee Soon-kyu||이순규||May 15, 1989 (age 24)|
|Tiffany||티파니||Stephanie Hwang, Hwang Mi-young||스테파니 황, 황미영||August 1, 1989 (age 24)|
|Hyoyeon||효연||Kim Hyo-yeon||김효연||September 22, 1989 (age 24)|
|Yuri||유리||Kwon Yu-ri||권유리||December 5, 1989 (age 24)|
|Sooyoung||수영||Choi Soo-young||최수영||February 10, 1990 (age 24)|
|Yoona||윤아||Im Yoon-ah||임윤아||May 30, 1990 (age 23)|
|Seohyun||서현||Seo Joo-hyun||서주현||June 28, 1991 (age 22)|
Check out their pre-debut pictures below:
The girls that we know today are very different from way they were back in the day. Every time the girls come back after a short break, their looks are completely different, but equally as enjoyable and lovable. In order to fully appreciate how far they have come, let’s take a trip down memory lane and see how these talented girls have transformed into the beautiful women that we recognize today.
2007- Into The New World
When SNSD first debuted, they wore minimal makeup, their hair was completely natural and they were basically the nation’s ‘little girls’. They were so young and innocent looking though their talent shined bright as soon as they started singing and dancing! Their short skirts and high socks will always be remembered. The girls won best rookie group award for this outstanding song!
2007- Girls Generation
Shortly after their debut, the girls returned with their self-titled song, Girls’ Generation. With hats and ponytails, the girls aimed to prove their talents, despite their young age.
2008– Kissing You
In 2008, SNSD returned with their super cute, lovey-dovey song, “Kissing You”. Since the girls were always dancing with candy, they were soon compared to the lollipops they used, due to their colorful, sweet personalities. For this concept, the girls wore all white, all with different hairstyles.
2008- Baby Baby
Their next released single, “Baby Baby”, was less jumpy than the previous songs and showcased the ladies’ powerful voices. You can already see the aesthetic difference of the girls 2007 to 2008.
In 2009, SNSD came back with a bang! “Gee” is probably one of their most well-known songs, due to it’s catchy lyrics and crab dance. SNSD was on their way to the top!
2009– Genie (Tell Me Your Wish)
Later in 2009, SNSD impressed everyone with their marine look. This was their first daring concept (and most commonly remembered), and made people of all ages to fall in love with all 9 girls. Displaying their beautiful long legs, Girls Generation was becoming one of Korea’s greatest girl groups.
The ladies didn’t disappoint when they returned as cheerleaders for “Oh!” Once again, numbers were on each member’s shirt. “Oh!” gave the girls the recognition they deserved and were referred to as the best girl group in Korean Pop.
2010– Run Devil Run
As one of SNSD’s toughest concepts, these ladies proved that although they’re cute and full of love, they won’t be pushed around. Everybody loved the sexiness and darkness that this music video produced. Yet another concept that succeeded incredibly.
2010 was a great year for SNSD as all of their concepts were extravagantly different. This time, with a retro look. Although this was a side that was never seen from the girls, it was much loved by fans and became another memorable look.
2011- Mr Taxi
“Mr. Taxi” was their first original Japanese song, we saw SNSD transform themselves into sophisticated yet sexy taxi drivers. The girls looked sleek and sharp, with maturity that put a smile on everyone’s face.
2012- The Boys
‘The Boys” was a very anticipated song for Girls’ Generation, it was produced in Korean, Japanese and English.With the girls finally making their American Debut, staring on the David Letterman show! Although the Korean to English translations aren’t identical it didn’t stop the English version from being loved worldwide.
The first SNSD subgroup made up of members, Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun, evidently called ‘TaeTiSeo’. TaeTiSeo rocked the KPop charts with this magnificent Moulin Rouge-esque song that definitely displayed their wide vocal ability!
2013- I Got A Boy
This song was released at midnight on the 1st of January and kicked off 2013 with a bang! The music video consists of really colorful, americanized street outfits. The song has 3 different tempos; one pop, one dubstep and the other alot slower to show off the girls’ vocal range.
With the cinematography ranging from grainy black and white images to neon blues and vibrant pinks, Girls Generation’s “Mr.Mr” is a wonderful blend of new and old. The new song is accompanied by a brand new dance that showcases both the girls femininity as well as a satirical take on masculinity.
Cyworld Digital Music Awards
Best Rookie Group in 2007
Bonsang Award in 2009
Golden Disk Awards
2007 Rookie Award
Popularity award in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
MelOn Music Awards
Artist Of The Year in 2009 and 2010
‘Gee’ won Song Of The Year in 2009
Global Artist in 2011
Seoul Music Awards
2008- ‘Girls’ Generation’ wins Best Newcomer, High1 Music and Popularity Award
2009- ‘Gee’ wins Bonsang, Daesang, Digital Music and Popularity Award
2010- ‘Oh!’ wins Bonsang, Daesang, Hallyu Special and Popularity Award
2011- ‘The Boys’ wins Bonsang and Popularity Award
2013- ‘I Got A Boy’ wins Bonsang Award
Annual Korean Entertainment Arts Awards
2007- Best New Female Group
2008 & 2010- Best Female Group
Korean Music Awards
2010- ‘Gee’ wins Song Of The Year
Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
2011- Best Female Group and Artist Of The Year
2013- Best Female Group
YouTube Music Awards
2013- I Got A Boy wins Video Of The Year
Korean DiscographyStudio Albums
- 2007: Girls’ Generation
2011: The Boys
2013: I Got a Boy2012: TaeTiSeo’s Mini Album- TwinkleEPs
2009: Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
2014: Mr.Mr.Japanese DiscographyStudio Albums
2011: Girls’ Generation
2012: Girls & Peace
2013: Love & Peace
Into the New World 2009–2010
The First Japan Arena Tour 2011
Girls’ Generation Asia Tour 2011–2012
Girls & Peace: 2nd Japan Tour 2013
Girls’ Generation World Tour Girls & Peace 2013–2014
Girls’ Generation Japan 3rd Tour 2014
The girls also participate in SMTown Live, since 2008 till present
As seen here Girls Generation is dominating the world!
Edited by: Karolina