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- Band Name: Girls' Generation / SNSD
- Hangul: 소녀시대 (Sonyeo Shidae)
- Genres: Dance, K-Pop
- Labels: SM Entertainment
- Website: girlsgeneration.smtown.com
Girls' Generation (also known in Korea as "SNSD" ("소녀시대") is a 9 member female idol group from SM Entertainment. Members consist of Tae-Yeon (leader, main vocal), Jessica (main vocal), Sunny (vocal), Tiffany (vocal), Hyoyeon (sub vocal,main dancer), Yuri (sub vocal,lead dancer), Sooyoung (sub vocal, lead dancer),Yoona (sub vocal,lead dancer), Seohyun (lead vocal). The group's Korean name "SNSD" stands for "Sonyeo Shidae" which means literally "The age when girls' (have) control".
Each one of members were shown through special promotional videos by SM Entertainment on July 6, 2007. Before Girls' Generation debut, Yoona began her acting career by acting at the drama "Two Outs in the Ninth Inning." The group then debuted with their first single "Into the New World"〈다시 만난 세계〉on August 2, 2007 and also released their first album "Sonyeo Sidae" in the same year. Their debut album was not as successful as their future albums would become.
The group then released their first mini album "Gee" on January 7, 2009. Title song "Gee" went to number 1 on Korean music charts. On June 29, 2009, the group's second mini album "Genie" ("소원을 말해봐") was released. Title song "Genie" ("소원을 말해봐") became popular and sold over 100,000 copies. Girls' Generation had their first Asia tour titled "Into the New World," which started in Seoul on December 19, 2009 and went through Shanghai, China and Taiwan.
On January 28, 2010, the group released their second full length album "Oh!". With title track "Oh!" and single "Run Devil Run" the group's image changed from cute girlie types to a stronger sexier image.
On September 8, 2010, Girls' Generation made their debut in Japan with their single "Genie." Two more singles, "Gee" and "Mr. Taxi/Run Devil Run" were also released. In June 2011, The group released their first Japanese album "GIRLS' GENERATION." The album sold more than 600,000 copies in Japan.
On October 19, 2011, the group released their third album "The Boys," which was released simultaneously around the world. The album was released in a Korean language version and English language version. "The Boys" was released in the United States on January 17, 2012 and by January 22, 2017 ranked #2 on the World Albums chart.
- Girls' Generation will appear live on U.S. talk shows "Late Show with David Letterman" on January 31, 2012 and "Live with Regis and Kelly" on February 1, 2012.
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