SNSD

Girls’ Generation is a nine-member South Korean pop girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007.They are also referred to as SoShi (소시) or SNSD by their fans, both abbreviated forms of the group’s Korean name.

Girls’ Generation has released three Korean full albums, three Korean mini-albums, one Japanese full album and various singles. Their 2009 hit single “Gee” holds the record for being the longest running No. 1 song on KBS Music Bank, having held the No. 1 chart ranking for nine consecutive weeks. Gee was named song of the decade by the Korean music site, Melon.

The group began a foray into the Japanese music scene in late 2010 under Nayutawave Records, a part of Universal Music, with the Japanese remakes of their 2009 Korean hits “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)” and “Gee”.

The leader of the group is Kim Taeyeon. The other members are Jessica Jung, Sunny, Tiffany, Kim Hyoyeon, Kwon Yuri, Choi Sooyoung, Im Yoona and Seohyun.

  • MEMBERS PROFILE

TAEYEON


Stage Name: Kid Leader TAEYEON (꼬꼬마 리더 태연 – ggoggoma leader Taeyeon)
Birth Name: Kim Tae-yeon (김태연)
Nicknames: Taeng, Taengoo (Taeng9), Tete, Kid Leader, ByunTaeng (pervert Taeng), JumTaeng
Position: Leader & Main Vocalist
Date of Birth: March 9, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Bloodtype: O
Sibling(s): 1 older brother (Kim Ji-woong), 1 younger sister (Kim Ha-yeon)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty: Trot
Casted: 2004 SM 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer 1st Place Grand Award)
Training Duration: 3 Years 3 Months
School: Jeonju Art High School (전주예술고고등학교) [graduated]

JESSICA


Stage Name: Ice Princess JESSICA (얼음공주 제시카 – eoleum gongju Jessica)
Birth Name: Jessica Jung (제시카 정)
Korean Name: Jung Soo-yeon (정수연)
Nicknames: Sica, Jessi, Jess, Sergeant Sic, General Sic, Sicachu, Sickal (knive), Sica-sama
Position: Main Vocalist
Date of Birth: April 18, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Bloodtype: B
Sibling(s): 1 younger sister (Krystal Jung)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English (Fluent), Chinese (Basic), Japanese
Specialty: Dance
Casted: 2000 SM Casting System
Training Duration: 7 Years 6 Months
School: Korea Kent Foreign School (K.K.F.S.) [graduated]

SUNNY


Stage Name: Energy Source SUNNY (활력소 써니 – hwalryeokso Sunny)
Birth Name: Lee Soon-kyu (이순규)
Nicknames: Soonkyu, DJ Soon, Ssun, Sunny Bunny, Choi Danshin (the shortest)
Blood type: B
Date of Birth: May 15, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Sibling(s): 2 older sisters (Lee Eun-kyu, Lee Jin-kyu)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty: Sports, Eloquence
Casted: 2007 SM Casting System
Training Duration: 9 Months (previously trained for 5 years in another company)
School: Baehwa Girl’s High School (배화여자고등학교) [graduated]

TIFFANY


Stage Name: Brighter than Jewels TIFFANY (보석보다 빛나는 티파니 – boseok boda bitnaneun Tiffany)
Birth Name: Stephanie Hwang (스테파니 황)
Korean Name: Hwang Mi-young (황미영)
Nicknames: Fany, DdilFany (clumsy Fany), AjumNy, Mushroom, T-Manager / Manager Hwang, Myong, Jackson Hwang
Position: Lead Vocalist
Date of Birth: August 1, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood type: O
Sibling(s): 1 older sister (Michelle Hwang), 1 older brother (Leo Hwang)
Language: Korean, English (Fluent), Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic), Spanish (Basic)
Specialty: Flute, English
Casted: 2004 SM Casting System; 2004 CJ/KMTV (USA-LA) Contest 1st Place
Training Duration: 3 Years 7 Months
School: Korea Kent Foreign School (K.K.F.S.) [graduated]

HYOYEON


Stage Name: DancingQueen HYOYEON (댄싱퀸 효연 – dancing queen Hyoyeon)
Birth Name: Kim Hyo-yeon (김효연)
Nicknames: Hyoraengi (pun: tiger), Kim-choding (elementary school-kid Kim), Kim Yeolsal (10-year-old Kim), Fiona
Position: Supporting Vocalist/Main Dancer
Date of Birth: September 22, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Bloodtype: AB
Sibling(s): 1 younger brother (Kim Min-goo)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English , Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty: Dance
Casted: 2000 SM Casting System
Training Duration: 6 Years 1 Month
School: China Beijing Language Courses (중국북경어학연수)

YURI


Stage Name: Black Pearl YURI (흑진주 유리 – heukjinjoo Yuri)
Birth Name: Kwon Yu-ri (권유리)
Nicknames: Yul, Kkab-Yul (hyper/playful Yul), Kwon Seobang (Husband Kwon), Kwon Banjang (Class-President Kwon), BK Yuri
Position: Supporting Vocalist/2nd Main Dancer
Date of Birth: December 5, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Bloodtype: AB
Sibling(s): 1 older brother (Kwon Hyuk-jun)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Fluent), Japanese
Specialty: Dance, Acting, Swimming
Casted: 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest (Best Dancer, 2nd Place)
Training Duration: 5 Years 11 Months
School: ChungAng University (중앙대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Neunggok High School

SOOYOUNG


Stage Name: Lively Princess SOOYOUNG (명랑공주 수영 – myeongrang gongju Sooyoung)
Birth Name: Choi Soo-young (최수영)
English Name: Summer Choi (썸머 최)
Nicknames: Shik shin (God of food), NaSoo (interrupter), DJ Syoung
Position: Supporting Vocalist/Lead dancer
Date of Birth: February 10, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Bloodtype: O
Sibling(s): 1 older sister (Choi Soo-jin)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Fluent)
Specialty: Dance, Eloquence, Acting
Casted: 2000 SM Open Audition | 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition
Training Duration: 6 Years 3 Months
School: ChungAng University (중앙대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Jeongshin Girl’s High school

YOONA


Stage Name: Charming Girl YOONA (매력 소녀 윤아 – maeryeok sonyuh Yoona)
Birth Name: Im Yoon-a (임윤아)
Nicknames: Yoong, Saseumi (deer), Him Yoona (strong Yoona), Im-choding (elementary school-kid Im), Saebyuk, Alligator Yoong
Position: Supporting Vocalist/Lead Dancer
Date of Birth: May 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Bloodtype: B
Sibling(s): one older sister
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty: Dance, Acting
Casted: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition
Training: 7 Years 2 Months
School: Dongguk University (동국대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Daeyeong High School

SEOHYUN


Stage Name: The Youngest One SEOHYUN (막내 서현 – maknae Seohyun)
Birth Name: Seo Joo-hyun (서주현)
Nicknames: Maknae (the youngest one), Seororo, Hyun, Joohyun
Position: Lead Vocalist
Bloodtype: A
Date of Birth: June 28, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Sibling(s): none
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty: Piano
Casted: 2003 SM Casting System
Training Duration: 6 Years 6 Month
School: Dongguk University (동국대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Jeonju Art High School (attended Daeyeong High School)

  • KOREAN DISCOGRAPHY

Studio Albums

2007: Girls’ Generation
2010: Oh!
2011: The Boys

Repackaged Albums

2008: Baby Baby
2010: Run Devil Run

Extended Plays

2009: Gee
2009: Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
2010: Hoot

Live Albums

2010: Into the New World: The 1st Asia Tour Concert

Singles

2007: Into the New World

  • JAPANESE DISCOGRAPHY

Studio Albums

2011:Girls’ Generation

Repackaged Albums

2011:The Boys

Singles

2010: GENIE
2010: Gee
2011: Mr. Taxi / Run Devil Run

  • ENGLISH DISCOGRAPHY

Maxi-Singles

2011: The Boys

Special Albums

2012: The Boys: Special Album

Digital Singles

2011: The Boys

 

  • PHOTO GALLERY

Source + Images: Various site, wikipidea

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