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Monday, May 23, 2011

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Girls' Generation (Korean: 소녀시대, Hanja: 少女時代, So Nyuh Shi Dae ) is a nine-member South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007.

The nine members are: Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun.

They are often referred to as SoShi (소시, Hanja: 少時), or SNSD; which translated means "The Era of Maidens"; the first of which is an abbreviation and the second, mainly used outside Korea, is an acronym of the group's Korean name So Nyuh Shi Dae.

In China and Taiwan, they are known as 少女時代 (Shàonǚ Shídài; or Síunéuih Sìhdoih in Hong Kong) and in Japan as 少女時代 (Shōjo Jidai).


Taeyeon (Leader, Main Vocals)

Name: Kim Tae Yeon (김태연)
Stage name: Taeyeon (태연)
Nicknames: Umma, Ajumma, Kid Leader, Tete
Birth date: March 9, 1989 (age 22)
Horoscope: Pisces
Birth place: Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju, South Korea
Blood Type: O
Height: 160 cm
Weight: 44 kg
School: Jeonju Art High School
Languages: English (Basic), Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Hobbies: Swimming
Interests: Makeup, Perfume, Music
Sibiling: Brother (JiWoon)
Motto: "Don't do something that you'll regret later".
Trainee Day Roommate/s : Tiffany & Jang Ri In
Roommate: Sooyoung & Yoona (Old Dorm), Sunny (New Dorm)
Fancafe: http://cafe.daum.net/KTY612 [SMART]

Taeyeon Official Cafe: http://cafe.daum.net/KTY612
Good Friend Radio Official Website: http://www.imbc.com/broad/radio/fm4u/bestfriend/

Taeyeon (태연) is a Korean pop singer, actress, and spokesmodel. She is the leader and main vocalist of Girls' Generation, and was a DJ of the popular radio program "Chin Chin" and a TV presenter.

She is known as Taiyan (Chinese: 太妍; pinyin: Tàiyán) in China, written 泰妍 in Taiwan. She is also known as Taeng-goo (탱구).

She entered the 2004 "8th Annual Best Contest", where she won 1st place for "Best Singer" and the "Grand Award".

She became an SM Entertainment trainee for four years and three months, and was featured in a song on her then vocal coach's second album The One prior to her debut with "Girls' Generation".
Besides singing in various soundtracks for drama's and participating collaborations, Taeyeon is also known for her work as a DJ where she hosted her own radio show "Taeyeon's Chinhan Chingu".

Soundtracks that Taeyeon sang or featured in.

In 7th Sept 2004, she was featured in The One's song "You Bring Me Joy" before debuting as Girls' Generation leader.


You Bring Me Joy (part 2) (Feat. Taeyeon)

22 Jan 2008

Hong Gil Dong OST - If (Manyage)

12 March 2008

Kangta's Eternity - 7989 (Duet. Taeyeon)

17 Sept 2008

Beethoven Virus OST - Can You Hear Me...?

23 Sept 2009



Heading To The Ground OST - I'm Only in Love (Taeyeon, Sunny)


Motion - Jesscia,Seohyun,Sunny,Taeyeon,Tiffany

She sang the "S.E.O.U.L." song with members of Super Junior and Girls' Generation.



S.E.O.U.L. - Super Junior and Girls' Generation

She also sang the song for Caribbean Bay with her fellow members Jessica, Seohyun, Tiffany and Yuri with 2PM.



Ver 1


Ver 2

Digital Singles


[2010.11.17] Byeol Cheoreom (별처럼; Like A Star) (Taeyeon & The One)

SBS's Athena:Goddess of War

[2010.12.13] Saranghaeyo (사랑해요; I Love You)


[2011.01.31] Dalla (달라) (Taeyeon & Kim Bum Soo)


Television

She was featured on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation reality-variety show We Got Married as part of the third rotation of couples; she was featured with comedian Jeong Hyeong-don.

When this news was announced on January 7, 2009, it caused an uproar among South Korean netizens due to the 11-year age difference between the two.

[2009.01.25 - 2009.04.26] We Got Married

Taeyeon is also a sub MC for Kim Seungwoo's talk show, 'SeungSeungJangKu' (Korean: 승승장구) on KBS, MCing alongside 2PM's Wooyoung, Choi Hwajung, Kim Shinyoung, and Kim Seungwoo.

[2010.02.02 - 2010.08.03] Seung Seung Janggu (승승장구) - Sub MC

Music Video


[2008.09.10] Lee Bul – Forever

Theater

On May 7, 2010, she had her musical debut as the main female role in "Midnight Sun", which is based on the Japanese novel "Taiyō no uta" by Aya Denkawa.

The musical is about Kaoru Amane, a 17-year-old girl, who suffers from Xeroderma pigmentosum, forbid her to going out during the daytime.
She keeps her hopes up by writing songs and singing every night at a train station.
Taeyeon received good press for her performance.
Furthermore, she learned to play guitar for her musical performance.










[2010.05.07] Midnight Sun: The Musical - Kaoru

Midnight Sun Songs (Studio Ver)

Goodbye Days, Skyline, It's Happy Line

Drama

2008 Unstoppable Marriage

BoolGwangDong (seven princess)(cameo)

Voice Acting

Taeyeon and her band mate Seohyun were cast as voice actors for the Korean dub of the 3D animation Despicable Me.

Taeyeon dubbed the voice of the character Margo, while Seohyun's role is Margo's younger sister Edith.


[2010] Despicable Me - Margo (Korean Dub)

Just a short clip of Taeyeon and Seohyun of Despicable Me.

Commercials/ Endorsements

[2007] Videogame

[2008] Anycall Haptic (Airport Ver.)



Let's HAPTIC - DBSK & SNSD Anycall HAPTIC CF

[2008] Nexon MappleStory
[2009] aSolution
[2009] Bingba Banana Milk
[2009] Post Granola


Radio Programs

Taeyeon became a DJ on Good Friend Radio, which she co-hosted with Super Junior's Kangin until he left on April 19, 2009.

[2008.04.07 - 2009.19.04] Taeyeon, Kang In's Chinhan Chingu (Chin Chin) (강인, 태연의 친한친구; Good Friend Radio)

From then on, she hosted the radio show single-handedly. Earning the nickname"DJ Taengoo".

[2009.04.20 - 2010.04.25] Taeyeon's Chinhan Chingu (Chin Chin) (태연의 친한친구; Good Friend Radio)



Jessica (Main Vocals)

Stage Name: Jessica (제시카)
Real Name: Jessica Jung (제시카정)
Korean name: Jung Soo Yeon (정수연)
Nicknames: Ice Princess, Sica, Sicachu
Birthdate: April 18, 1989 (age 22)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Blood Type: B
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Religion: Christian
Siblings: Brother, Sister (Krystal)
Education: Korea Kent Foreign School
Languages: Korean (Fluent), Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Hobbies: Boxing, Soccer
Speciality: Piano, English
Favorite food: Chocolate Icecream
Favorite fashion: A Simple White T-Shirt with Denim
Makeup point: Lips
Motto: Follow my heart ..
Roommate: Hyoyeon (Old Dorm), Sooyoung (New Dorm)
Fancafe: http://cafe.daum.net/980418 [Sweet Jessica]

Jessica Jung (Korean name: Jung Soo-yeon; Hangul: 정수연; Hanja: 鄭秀妍), better known by her first name Jessica, is an American singer, dancer, actress and model.
She was born in San Francisco, California, and is fluent in both Korean and English.

She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Casting System and joined the company in 2000.
Jessica was the first member to be signed with SM Entertainment in 2000.
She moved to South Korea for training, enrolled in the Korea Kent Foreign School and had been trained for seven years as a trainee before debuting with Girls' Generation as the main vocalist.
She has also graduated from "Korea Kent Foreign School" on November 4, 2007.

Her younger sister, Krystal Jung, is a member of the Korean girl group f(x), also created by SM Entertainment.


Digital Single

On the October 13th 2010, Jessica released a digital single entitled Sweet Delight, which is a theme song of a commercial of South Korean leading food company SPC group.


[2010.10.13] Sweet Delight


Sweet Delight (SPC Ver.)


Sweet Delight (Radio Edit)


Sweet Delight (East4A QM Mix) (SPC Ver.)


Sweet Delight (East4A QM Mix) (Radio Edit)

Sweet Delight (Inst.)

Sweet Delight (East4a QM Mix) (Inst.)

Compilations / Other

In addition to her group activities, Jessica released two singles with Seohyun and Tiffany: "Oppa Nappa" (Hangul: "오빠 나빠", lit. Bad Older Brother)and "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)".


[2008.04.07] Roommate 1st 'Oppa Nappa'

Oppa Nappa - Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun


[2008.08.01] Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun - Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)

Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)- Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun

Along with Girls' Generation, Jessica has been featured as a model for numerous advertisements, endorsements, and campaigns.
Jessica as a model is about 5'5 or 5'6 feet tall.

In May 2008, she with fellow members Tiffany, Yoona and TVXQ members had a TV ad for Haptic Motion.


[2008.05.08] Jessica, Yoona, Tiffany, and Dong Bang Shin Ki - Haptic Motion (햅틱모션)




Anycall Haptic (Airport Ver.)

Jessica collaborated with 8Eight for the song "I Love You" from their 2nd album Infinity which was released on March 3, 2008.
(Though she is not the one in the mv, she is the one singing the harmony and adlibs.)


[2008.06.20] 8eight - I Love You feat. So Nyuh Shi Dae Jessica

I Love You

In addition, she had various duets —

one with Shinee member, Onew, called "One Year Later",



One Year Later

and one with Park Myung-soo, "Naengmyeon".



Cool Noodles - MyeongKa Drive - Park Myung Soo and Jessica


[2009.09.23] Heading to the Ground OST


Motion - Jesscia,Seohyun,Sunny,Taeyeon,Tiffany

She sang and starred in the TV ad for Caribbean Bay with her fellow Girls' Generation members and 2PM.



Ver 1


Ver 2

She also participated in the soundtrack of KBS drama Romance Town with the song "Because Tears Are Overflowing" (Korean: 눈물이 넘쳐서 ).
The song was released on May 18, 2011.



Because Tears Are Overflowing

Television

[2007] Cutie Honey, Mini Musical (Role:A bully along with Yuri, Hyoyeon)

[2009] MBC "TaeHee, HyeKyo, JiHyun " (cameo)

In May 2010, Jessica became a regular guest on the show Happy Birthday until she withdrew on June 7, 2010 due to Girls' Generation's overseas activities.


[2010.05.10 - 2010.06.07] - Happy Birthday



[2010] SBS "Oh My Lady!" (as herself)

Music Videos


[2007.10.25] Kim Jo Han - Love Is Late, I'm Sorry


[2009.09.28] Super Junior-M - Super Girl

She sang the "Seoul Song" with Super Junior's Leeteuk, Sungmin, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun and fellow group members Taeyeon, Sunny, Sooyoung, and Seohyun.



S.E.O.U.L. - Super Junior and Girls' Generation

Theatre

Jessica made her musical theatre debut in the South Korean production of Legally Blonde, alongside Lee Ha-nui and Kim Ji-woo; the production opened on November 14, 2009.


[2009.11.14 - 2010.03.14] Legally Blonde (The Musical) - Elle Woods

Commercials

In May 2008, she with fellow members Tiffany, Yoona and TVXQ members had a TV ad for Haptic Motion.

[2008] Anycall Haptic



Haptic Motion (햅틱모션) - Jessica, Yoona, Tiffany, and Dong Bang Shin Ki



Let's HAPTIC - DBSK & SNSD Anycall HAPTIC CF (Airport Ver.)

Modeling


In early 2011, Jessica modeled for Dior Cosmetics with bandmates Hyoyeon, Yuri, Tiffany, Sooyoung and Sunny.


Jessica walked her very first runway for Lee Juyoung’s fashion show for the 2011/12 Seoul Fashion Week at Seoul’s SETEC Center on March 29, 2011. Jessica wore the line, Resurrection BY JUYOUNG, from the designer who created pieces for Marilyn Manson, The Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga.



Sunny (Lead Vocals)
Name: Lee Sun Kyu (이순규)
Stage name: Sunny (써니)
Nickname: DJ Soon, Sunny Bunny
Birth date: May 15, 1989 (age 22)
Horoscope: Taurus
Birth place: United States
Blood Type: B
Height: 155 cm
Weight: 43 kg
Education: Baehwa All-Girls High School
Languages: Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Hobbies: Swimming, Video Games, Sports
Interests: Music, Fashion, reading magazines, dancing, singing & shopping
Favorite color: Yellow and Pink
Favorite food: Japanese Ramen
Favorite fashion: Denim
Motto: "Everyday Sunny Day".
Roommate: Yuri (Old Dorm), Taeyeon (New Dorm)

Sunny (써니) is a South Korean singer, radio DJ, music show host and sub vocalist member of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation, formed by SM Entertainment in 2007.
She is also the niece of SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man.

Sunny has mentioned that she lived in Kuwait when she was an infant.
However, her family then moved to South Korea around the time of the Gulf War.
She has two older sisters, all of which share the same birthday. Her father was in the college band Hwaljooro with Bae Chul-soo.

In 1998, Sunny entered Starlight Entertainment and became a trainee for 5 years before transferring to Starworld where she became a member of a duet called "Sugar" which never debuted.
One of her older sisters was the manager for Sugar, but when the duo disbanded, she became active in other parts of the music industry.

In 2007, she was then recommended by the singer Ayumi, who transferred to SM Entertainment.
After several months of training under SM Entertainment, Sunny debuted as a member of Girls' Generation at the same year.

Soundtracks/ Collaborations


[2008.08.14] Working Mom OST

You Don't Know About Love


[2009.03.05] Story of Wine OST

Finally Now

She featured on the Heading to the Ground soundtrack, singing a duet with Taeyeon in the song SarangInGulYo and another song titled Motion performed with the vocal line of the group.


[2009.09.23] Heading to the Ground OST

Heading To The Ground OST - I'm Only in Love (Taeyeon, Sunny)


Motion - Jesscia,Seohyun,Sunny,Taeyeon,Tiffany


[2010.03.23] Oh! My Lady OST


Your Doll

Music Video


[2008.06.05] Super Junior-Happy - Cooking? Cooking!

Cooking? Cooking!

She participated in the S.E.O.U.L. song project along with Super Junior's Kyuhyun, Leeteuk, Ryeowook, Sungmin and Donghae and fellow group members Seohyun, Sooyoung, Jessica and Taeyeon.



S.E.O.U.L. - Super Junior and Girls' Generation


[2010] Caribbean Bay


Ver 1


Ver 2

Television

She was a permanent member on the show Star Golden Bell until Girls' Generation's song Oh! came out.


She also co-hosted a music show called The M with Kim Hyung Jun of SS501 and Im Seulong of 2AM but had to leave the show due to her busy schedules. Her last appearance as an MC for the show was on April 4, 2010.


[2009-2010] The M - MC

Sunny alongside with Yuri was a part of reality show Invincible Youth in which they were a part of G7, consisting of 7 girls from idol groups.
Due to Girls' Generation's Japanese debut and other activities, Sunny left the show, along with Hyuna and Yuri, in June 2010.


[2009.10.23 - 2010.06.11] Invincible Youth

[2011] KBS Running man - Ep 39 (Sunny, Yoona)

Drama

[2008] Unstoppable Marriage as BoolGwangDong (seven princess) (cameo)


BoolGwangDong (seven princess)(cameo)

[2009] Tae-Hee, Hye-Kyo, Ji-Hyun! (cameo)

Commercials

[2008] Nexon MappleStory
[2009] Bingba "Banana Milk"
[2009] Post Granola

Radio

She was a radio DJ and hosted the "Reckless Radio" program with Super Junior's lead vocalist Sungmin; taking over after fellow member Sooyoung withdrew from the show. She hosted until it's demise on July 31, 2008


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[2008.02.03 - 2008.07.31] Reckless Radio - DJ



Tiffany (Lead Vocals)

Name: Stephanie Hwang (스테파니 황)
Stage name: Tiffany (티파니)
Korean name: Hwang Mi Young (황미영)
Nicknames: Spongebob Hwang, Fany Fany Tiffany, Human Jukebox, Mushroom
Birth date: August 1, 1989 (age 21)
Birth place: California, United States of America
Blood Type: O
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Religion: Christian
Siblings: Brother (Leo), Sister (Michelle)
Hobbies/ Skills: Playing the Flute, English
Education: Korea Kent Foreign School, South Pointe High School, Diamond Bar High School
Languages: Korean (Fluent), Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic), Spanish (Basic)
Motto: Just work hard (Practice makes Perfect)
Roommate: Seo Hyun (Old Dorm), Solo (New Dorm)

Stephanie Hwang (Korean name: Hwang Mi-young; Hangul: 황미영; Hanja: 黃美英), best known as Tiffany, is a Korean American singer, sub vocalist and dancer of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.

Tiffany was born in California, and grew up in Diamond Bar as the youngest of three siblings.
She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Starlight Casting System and joined the company on October 2004 in Los Angeles.
She was trained for 3 years and 7 months in SM Entertainment.

Hwang's father was initially against her decision to become a singer after she was casted to become an SM Entertainment trainee.
After she cried "If you don't let me do this, you are going to ruin my life!", "There's nothing I can do but this", and "Believe in me" he eventually gave in to her wishes.

Although Tiffany graduated from Korea Kent Foreign School on April 2007, she had attended primary and secondary schools in California - South Pointe Middle School (US) and Diamond Bar High School (US).
Tiffany speaks fluently in English and Korean and conversationally in Japanese, Chinese and Spanish.

Digital Single

Tiffany has also participated in the OST of SBS drama Jamyeonggo with the song By Myself 나 혼자서).



[2009.03.26] Nah Hohnjah (나 혼자서; By Myself)

In addition, Tiffany was featured in the Korea Tourism Organization's promote tourism to South Korea campaign drama Haru soundtrack, in which she sang the song "Banji" ("Ring", Hangul: "반지").

[2010.10.15] Haru OST Part.2 (하루)



Ring

Soundtracks/ Other

In 2008, she released two singles with co-members of Girl's Generation Jessica and Seohyun — the first called "Oppa Nappa" ("오빠 나빠", "Bad Older Brother") and the second titled "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)", a theme song for a video game.

[2008.04.07] RoomMate


[2008.04.07] Roommate 1st 'Oppa Nappa'

Oppa Nappa - Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun

[2008.08.01] Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)


[2008.08.01] Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun - Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)

Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)- Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun

[2008.05.08] The Secret Between Us

She was featured in a duet with K.Will in A Girl, Meets Love (소녀, 사랑을 만나다).


[2009.03.31] K.Will - Nunmuri Ttukttuk

A Girl, Meets Love

She was also featured in Oh! My Love to You (너만을 느끼며) by The Blue, alongside bandmate Sooyoung.


[2009.05.14] The First Memories


Feeling Only You (The Blue, Tiffany, Sooyoung)

She also sang the song for Caribbean Bay with her fellow members Taeyeon, Seohyun, Jessica and Yuri and with boy group 2PM.



Ver 1


Ver 2

Television

Apart from all her solo works, Tiffany was the co-host of Mnet's Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo (Korean: 소년소녀 가요백서), along with Kim Hyesung from November 5, 2007 to June 13, 2008.

[2007.11.15 - 2008.06.13] Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekso (少年少女가요백서) - Host

[2007–2008] Champagne (Co-Host)

Tiffany, along with other Girls' Generation member Kwon Yuri, was an MC on MBC's Show! Music Core, leaving after a farewell on July 31, 2010 to focus on SNSD's Japan debut.


[2009.04.04 - 2010.08.01] Show! Music Core (쇼! 음악중심) - Host

On December 25, 2010, she was also a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core along side SNSD's Yuri.
She was an MC for the 2010 SBS Gayo Daejeon award ceremony which was held on December 31 at the MBC Dream Center with Yuri & actor Ryu Si Won.
She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12th, 2011 together with Yuri & Nichkhun.

Drama

[2008] Unstoppable Marriage as BoolGwangDong (seven princess) (cameo)


BoolGwangDong (seven princess)(cameo)


Commercials

[2008] Anycall Haptic


[2008.05.08] Jessica, Yoona, Tiffany, and Dong Bang Shin Ki - Haptic Motion (햅틱모션)




Anycall Haptic (Airport Ver.)

[2008] Nexon MappleStory
[2010] Biotherm



Hyoyeon (Sub Vocals, Main Dancer)

Name: Kim Hyo Yeon (김효연)
Stage name: Hyoyeon (효연)
Nicknames: Princess Fiona, Dancing Queen
Birth date: September 22, 1989 (age 21)
Birth place: Incheon, South Korea
Blood Type: AB
Height: 160 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Languages: Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic), English (Basic)
Education: Chungbuk Middle School
Hobbies: Shopping, Movies
Favorite food: Soup, Korean food
Favorite fashion: Feminine Shoes with Baggy Pants
Motto: "Everyone that works hard will succeed".
Roommate: Jessica (Old Dorm), Seo Hyun (New Dorm)

Kim Hyo-yeon (Hangul: 김효연; Hanja: 金孝淵), better known by her first name Hyoyeon, is a South Korean singer, dancer, and model.
She is a sub vocalist and main dancer member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, formed by SM Entertainment in 2007.

Hyoyeon was born in Incheon, South Korea on September 22, 1989.
She is ambidextrous and grew up with her parents and her younger brother Kim Min Gu. She auditioned for SM Entertainment at the age of 11 through SM 2000 Casting System.

Hyoyeon herself said, she had no intentions to audition, but her mother was a fan of SM Entertainment's boy band H.O.T. and brought her to the offices in the hopes, perhaps, of seeing them.
She then danced in her audition show.
In 2004, she was sent to study Mandarin Chinese in Beijing, China alongside with Choi Siwon.
Her Chinese name is 孝渊 (Xiàoyuān) in simplified Chinese characters.

She was a trainee with SM Entertainment for six years and one month.
She is most known for her popping, waving, and Hip-hop dancing techniques that she learned from the Winners Dance School while she was a trainee.

Hyoyeon's formal dance training started in elementary school.
At her neighborhood's small hip-hop school, she learned Hip-Hop, Jazz and Latin dance.
In 1999, she enrolled in Winners Dance School, a famous dance school in South Korea specializing in popping, locking, animation and various other hip-hop styles.
At the school she met Miss A's Min, with whom she formed the dance team Little Winners (리틀위너스).


Little Winners - Miss A (미쓰에이) Min & SNSD - HyoYeon (Dance rehearsal)


Little Winners - Lee Min Young, Kim Hyo Yeon

The duo performed at various showcases and was spotlighted by HipHoper.com in 2004.

She received dance instruction from the Electric Boogaloos and top choreographers such as Kim Hye Rang, Poppin Seen, Kwang Hoo (aka Crazy Monkey), Poppin DS, Kwon Seok-Jin (aka Locking Khan) and Black Beat's Shim Jae Won.
She also worked with one of Justin Timberlake's choreographers and a few foreign teachers.

She was BoA's silhouette dancer during a performance at M.net KM Music Festival 2005.

In 2007, she teamed up with Jae Won for a dance collaboration to "Anonymous".

Hyoyeon and Jaewon

Drama

2008 Unstoppable Marriage

BoolGwangDong (seven princess)(cameo)

On March 7, 2010 she played a cameo role on SBS Oh My Lady! starring Choi Siwon and Chae Rim with fellow members Jessica and Sooyoung.



[2010] SBS "Oh My Lady!" (as herself)



Yuri (Sub Vocals, Main Dancer)

Name: Kwon Yu Ri (권유리)
Stage name: Yuri (유리)
Nicknames: Black Pearl, Kkamyool, Kkamchi
Birth date: December 5, 1989 (age 21)
Birth place: Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Blood Type: AB
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Education: NeungGok High School, Chung-Ang University (Drama Major)
Languages: English (Basic), Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic)
Hobbies: Dancing, Ballet, Piano, Swimming, Violin
Specialities: Acting, Swimming, Reading.
Favorite time: A Quiet Morning
Favorite food: Salad and Fruits
Roommate: Sunny (Old Dorm), Yoona (New Dorm)

Kwon Yuri also known by her given name Yuri, is a South Korean singer, actress, model, dancer and MC.
She is a sub vocalist member of South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation, created by SM Entertainment.

Kwon Yuri was born in Goyang, South Korea.
She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Casting System and joined the company in 2001 after finishing in second place in the 2001 SM Youth Best Dancer Contest.
She then underwent training for 5 years and 11 months before her debut.
Yuri is 5'6 and an average weight of 117 lbs.

She graduated from NeungGok High School in 2008 and is currently attending at Chung-Ang University along with fellow group member, Sooyoung and Seungri of Big Bang.

Collaborations/Others

She and Sooyoung sang the OST for the drama Working Mom entitled Must!.


[2008.08.14] Working Mom OST


Must! (Yuri, Sooyoung)


[2008.11.27] Mighty Mouth - Family

Since 2004 (Feat. Yuri)

Television

She also had a small role in a television segment, The King's Boyfriend, which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show.

Yuri also played a part in the KBS sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (못말리는 결혼), alongside Sooyoung.


[2007.11.05 - 2008.05.30] Unstoppable Marriage


[2007] Cutie Honey, Mini Musical (A bully along with Jessica, Hyoyeon)

[2008] Kko Kko Tour

At the end of 2009, she cast for KBS2 reality show Invincible Youth (청춘불패) with her fellow member, Sunny. Because of Girls' Generation's international promotions, Yuri left the show along with Sunny and Hyuna of 4minute on June 2010.


[2009.10.23 - 2010.06.11] Invincible Youth (청춘불패)

Yuri co-hosted the Korean music program Show! Music Core of MBC with another Girls' Generation member, Tiffany, leaving after a farewell on July 31, 2010 to focus on their Japan debut.


[2009.04.04 - 2010.08.01] Show! Music Core (쇼! 음악중심) - Host


On December 25, 2010, she was also a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core with group mate Tiffany.
Yuri was an MC for the 2010 MBC Gayo Daejeon Show which was held on December 31 at the MBC Dream Center with Tiffany & actor Ryu Shi-won.
She was also the MC for the 20th Seoul Music Awards which was held on January 20, 2011.
She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12th, 2011 together with Tiffany & Nichkhun.

Film


[2007.07.26] Attack on the Pin-Up Boys - Ballerina (Cameo)

Yuri and Heechul

Music Videos

[2006.03] Dong Bang Shin Ki - Beautiful Life

Beautiful Life

[2009.02] Joo Hyun-Mi and Seohyun (feat. Davichi)- Jjarajajja

Jjarajajja (starring. Yuri) - Seo Hyun + Ju Hyun Mi (feat.Davichi)

[2009.03] K.Will - Dropping the Tears

K. Will - Dropping The Tears (Starring Yuri of SNSD)

In April 2010, she had a commercial for Everland's water park Caribbean Bay with fellow members Seohyun and Yoona, 2PM members Nichkhun, Taecyeon and Chansung.

[2010] Caribbean Bay (Girls' Generation and 2PM)



Ver 1


Ver 2

Commercials

[2006] Highvill Lake City
[2006] Choco Pie (China)
[2006] Mite Hot Choco

[2010] Biotherm


She also has an advertisement with Daniel Henney for Biotherm.


Later, on April 2010, she participated in another commercial for Biotherm with Tiffany and Sooyoung.

[2010] Caribbean Bay

In April 2010, she had a commercial for Everland's water park Caribbean Bay with fellow members Seohyun and Yoona, 2PM members Nichkhun, Taecyeon and Chansung.



Ver 1


Ver 2

Composition

She debuted as a lyricist with the song "Mistake", from Girls' Generation's EP, Hoot, about a girl who falls for a boy and realizes her love is unrequited.

[2010.10.27] Hoot

Mistake



Sooyoung (Sub Vocals, Lead Dancer)

Name: Choi Soo Young (최수영)
Stage name: Sooyoung (수영)
Nickname: ShikShin (Food God), NaSoo (Interrupter)
Birth date: February 10, 1990 (age 21)
Blood Type: O
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Birth place: Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Education: Jungshin All-Girls High School
Languages: Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Fluent), English (Basic)
Religion: Christianity
Hobbies: Watching Movies, Internet, Food
Favorite Artists: Craig David, TLC, Morning Musume, CHEMISTRY, S.E.S, BoA
Favorite Actors: Tsukamoto Takashi, Fujiwara Tatsuya, Sean Penn, Jang Seo Hee
Speciality: Japanese, Dance, Acting
Favorite time: Shower time
Favorite color: Black
Favorite fashion: Chic Style, Hotpants and Onepieces
Motto: "Let's not procrastinate"
Roommate: Taeyeon & Yoona (Old Dorm), Jessica (New Dorm)

Choi Soo-young (Hangul: 최수영), commonly known as Sooyoung (수영), is a South Korean singer, actress, spokesmodel, TV presenter, and radio DJ.
She is a sub vocalist member of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation.

Choi Soo-young was born in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
She has one older sister, Choi Soo Jin.
She was discovered on SM Casting System via the 2000 SM Open Audition and was a trainee for six years and three months.
She then auditioned for the 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition and won first place, marking her debut into the Japanese music scene with the band Route 0 (routeφ)

Sooyoung graduated from JeongShin Women High School (Korean: 정신 여자 고등학교) in 2009 and is currently majoring in performing arts and theater at Chung-Ang University.

After winning first place in the 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo, Sooyoung was sent to Japan and debuted as a member of the duo Route 0, alongside Malina Takahashi.
The band released three singles: "Waku! Waku! It's Love",[7] "Start", and "Painting", and 3 B-Sides : Go Go Happy!!, Kimi Ni Ae Ta Kara (君に会えたから) and Onna No Ko Magic (女の子マジック) and one DVD and also modeled in the magazine melon and for the fashion brand ChubbyGang.

In summer of 2003, Choi also started her career in Korea, appearing in an Samsung's Anycall commercial with Park Jung Ah.
People took notice of her and she became one of the many girls labeled the "second BoA" by the media.

Currently, Choi is a member of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation, under SM Entertainment.
Girls' Generation were introduced as a new group during a recording of Super Junior's appearance on M.net School of Rock at Jung Shin Girls High School, where SM actor Go Ara and Choi herself have attended.

Soundtrack/ Collaborations

She sang the opening soundtrack for Inuyasha in Korean language.

[2005] Inuyasha OST – "I am" (Korean ver.)

Inuyasha Opening - I am (Korean ver.)

In 2008, Sooyoung and Yuri (a fellow member of Girls' Generation) sang the trot song "Kkok" (Hangul: "꼭") for the opening theme of the SBS TV miniseries Working Mom (Hangul: 워킹 맘).


[2008.08.14] Working Mom OST

Must! (Yuri, Sooyoung)

She was also featured in "Oh! My Love to You" (Korean: "너만을 느끼며"; or alternatively titled "Feeling Only You") by The Blue (Kim Min-jong and Son Ji-chang), alongside bandmate Tiffany.


[2009.05.14] The First Memories

Feeling Only You (The Blue, Tiffany, Sooyoung)


Movies

She co-starred with Lee Yeon-hee and Kangin on the romantic comedy film Hello, Schoolgirl (Korean: 순정만화; Sunjeong Manhwa) which was released on November 2008, where she acted as Jeong Da-jeong.


[2008.11.27] Hello Schoolgirl - Jeong Da Jeong

Television

Sooyoung played a part in the 2007 KBS 2TV sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (Korean: 못말리는 결혼), alongside Yuri.


[2007.11.05 - 2008.05.30] Unstoppable Marriage - Soo Young

From May to November 2009, she was a presenter for MBC TV children's game show Fantastic Duo (Korean: 환상의 짝꿍) along with Oh Sang-jin (Hangul: 오상진), and Kim Je-dong (Hangul: 김제동).

[2009.04.27] MBC ‘Fantastic Duo’ (with Kim Jae-dong) - MC

[2009] We Got Married

She was a consistent guest on the TV pilot for the SBS variety game show Oh! Brothers.

On March 7, 2010, she played a cameo role on the SBS TV miniseries Oh My Lady! starring Choi Siwon and Chae Rim with two bandmates, Jessica and Hyoyeon.



[2010] SBS "Oh My Lady!" (as herself)

She also made a cameo on SBS miniseries Paradise Ranch starring her labelmates Changmin and Lee Yeon-hee.



Sooyoung cameo cut

Music Video

Sooyoung appeared in "S.E.O.U.L.", South Korea's 2009 tourism advertising music video.


[2009.12.15] Seoul (Seoul City Promotional Song)


S.E.O.U.L. - Super Junior and Girls' Generation

Radio

Prior to her debut as a member of Girls' Generation, she was a VJ of the 2005 M.net Hello Chat, alongside Super Junior's Kangin.

Also she worked as a radio DJ with Super Junior's Sungmin on DMB ChunBangJiChuk Radio (Hangul: 천방지축 라디오; lit. Reckless Radio) from July 2007 to January 2008.


[2007.05.04 - 2008.02.03] Reckless Radio - DJ

Commercials/Modeling

Prior to her debut as a member of Girls' Generation, Sooyoung modeled with Route 0 bandmate Takahashi for Chubbygang Clothing Line on 2003.

Sooyoung is the tallest and probably the skinniest member of the group. She was also an endorser for a school uniform model in 2004 along with Jang Geun-suk.

Shortly after her return from Japan, she appeared in a TV ad for Samsung AnyCall with Park Jeong-Ah (Hangul: 박정아) in 2004.

[2004] Anycall

Sooyoung with bandmate Yoona, modeled for the 2008-09 F/W SFAA Seoul Collection: Lee Joo-Young Fashion Show at Seoul Hakyohul Exhibition Hall on March 20, 2008.

She had a photoshoot, with Seohyun and Yuri, for QTV's photographer audition survival-themed show Photographer. The photoshoot, entitled "Dreaming Water", is a joint campaign by Cosmopolitan magazine and UNICEF to promote the preservation of water for a clean environment.

On March 29, 2010, Sooyoung, along with Taeyeon, Yuri, Yoona, and Seohyun, was hired by Nintendo Korea as campaign models for the portable game console, Nintendo DSi.


[2010] Biotherm



Yoona (Sub Vocals)

Name: Im Yoon Ah (임윤아)
Stage name: Yoona (윤아)
Nick names: Deer Yoona, Him Yoona (Strength Yoona), Goddess Yoong, Yoong
Birth date: May 30, 1990 (age 20)
Birth place: Seoul, South Korea
Blood Type: B
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Education: British School, Dongguk University (Theater Major)
Languages: English (Basic), Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Hobbies: Movies and Music
Favorite time: A Morning When I Have Free Time
Favorite color: Purple, Blue
Favorite food: Icecream
Motto: "Be confident in everything".
Roommate: Taeyeon & Sooyoung (Old Dorm), Yuri (New Dorm)

Im Yoon-Ah (Hangul: 임윤아; Hanja: 林潤娥; also spelled Lim Yun-Ah), commonly stylized as YoonA (윤아), is a popular South Korean pop singer, dancer, actress, model and spokesmodel.
She is a member of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation and is known as the center-girl, lead dancer and sub-vocalist of the group.
Yoona made her debut as a singer along with Girls' Generation on August 5, 2007.

Im Yoon-Ah was born in Daegu, South Korea.
At a young age, she auditioned at the SM Saturday Open Casting Audition and joined the company in 2002.
She was discovered at the 2002 "SM Saturday Open Casting Audition" where she sung "Please" by Wax and danced to Britney Spears's "Oops!...I Did It Again".
She began to train with the other trainees under the same company in the areas of acting, singing and dancing.
She was a trainee for SM Entertainment for seven years and 2 months, and was the first to join Girls' Generation.

She is a 2009 graduate of Daeyoung High School and is currently attending Dongguk University majoring in theater and music,along with her fellow member, Seohyun.

Digital Single

The song was used as image song for cosmetics brand Innisfree, for which Yoona has been modeling since 2009.


[2010.08.30] Innisfree day

Innisfree day (Innisfree Eco Song) (이니스프리 에코송)

Collaboration

[2008.05.08] Haptic Motion (햅틱모션) (Jessica, Yoona, Tiffany, Dong Bang Shin Ki)



Haptic Motion (햅틱모션) - Jessica, Yoona, Tiffany, and Dong Bang Shin Ki



Let's HAPTIC - DBSK & SNSD Anycall HAPTIC CF (Airport Ver.)

Television


[2007.07.14 - 2007.09.09] 9 End 2 Outs (9회말 2아웃) - Shin Joo Young

*Just displaying some of the videos, th rest can be found in youtube.*


9 End 2 Outs Ep. 6 (Yoona Cut - 1)

9 End 2 Outs Ep 6 (Yoona cut - 2)

9 End 2 Outs Ep. 4 (Yoona cut)

9 End 2 Outs Ep. 7 (Yoona Cut - 1)

9 End 2 Outs Ep. 7 (Yoona Cut - 3)

9 End 2 Outs Ep. 5 (Yoona cut)

9 End 2 Outs Ep. 7 (Yoona Cut - 2)

*Just displaying some of the videos, th rest can be found in youtube.*

[2008] Unstoppable Marriage as BoolGwangDong (seven princess)(cameo)


BoolGwangDong (seven princess)(cameo)


[2008.02.02 - 2008.08.03] Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung Kum (천하일색 박정금) - Mi Ae (Cameo)


[2008.05.05 - 2009.01.09] Neoneun Nae Unmyeong (너는 내 운명; You Are My Destiny) - Jang Sae Byuk


YAMD E24 SNSD Yoona Best Scene Cut


[2009.04.15 - 2009.06.04] Cinderella Man (신데렐라맨) - Seo Yeo Jin


'Cinderella Man' Teaser


[2010.02.10 - 2010.07.11] Family Outing Season 2

Music Videos

[2004.12.07] Dong Bang Shin Ki - Magic Castle

Magic Castle

[2006.06.07] Super Junior - U

U

[2006.11.06] TSZX the Grace - Passion (My Everything)

My Everything

[2007.09.20] Super Junior - Marry U

Marry U

[2008.10.21] Lee Seung Chul - Propose

Propose

[2009.03.12] 24/7 - That Guy's Woman

That Guy's Woman

[2010] SNSD + 2PM - Caribbean Bay



Ver 1


Ver 2

[2010] Shinee - Replay (Japanese Ver.)

Commercials

[2006] Sanyo Eneloop



[2006] Teun Teun English "Follow Me"



[2007] elite



[2007] Sunkist Lemonade



[2008] Clean & Clear



Yoona Clean And Clear

[2008] ssolaC Vitamin C



[2009] YeJiMiIn wise beauty



CF Yoona Yejimin QAM

[2009 - 2010] Innisfree




[2010] Caribbean Bay



Ver 1


Ver 2

[2010] S-Oil



SNSD Yoona ' S-OIL CF Song '

Awards

Year Awards

2008

M.net 20's Choice Awards: Hot School Girl - Nominated
2008 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (You Are My Destiny)
2008 KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award (You Are My Destiny)
2008 Korean Drama Festival: Netizen Popularity Award (You Are My Destiny)

2009

2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actress (You Are My Destiny)
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Netizen Popularity Award (You Are My Destiny)

2010

2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards: Netizen Popularity Award (Cinderella Man)
2010 Yahoo Buzz! Award's Top Buzz Star:Female Category - Nominated



Seo Hyun (Sub Vocals)

Name: Seo Joo Hyun (서주현)
Stage name: Seo Hyun (서현)
Nickname: Maknae, Seororo
Birth date: June 28, 1991 (age 19)
Birth place: Seoul, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 46 kg
Education: Daeyoung High School, Dongguk University (Theater Major)
Languages: English (Basic), Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic)
Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
Motto: "If your dream is alive, then one day it will come true".
Roommate: Tiffany (Old Dorm), Hyoyeon (New Dorm)

Seohyun (Hangul: 서현; as Seo Joo-Hyun 서주현) is South Korean pop singer, dancer, actress, model and spokesmodel.
She is a member of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation and is known as the youngest member and main vocalist of the group.

Seohyun was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is an only child.

Seohyun was discovered in the 2003 SM Casting System and was an SM Entertainment trainee for six years and six months.

She attended Seoul Middle School and Daeyoung High School, then transferred to Jeonju Arts High School, from which she graduated on February 9, 2010 with the Achievement Award and currently attends Dongguk University with her fellow member, Yoona. Seohyun's major is acting.

She has been taking lessons on jazz piano.

She has recently made some internet buzz with her doll-like beauty and was recently picked as the best natural beauty out of girl group members.
According to a poll that was conducted by a cosmetics surgery hospital in Seoul, results showed that out of the 781 netizens who participated, 348 (44.5%) voted for Seohyun as the “girl group member who shows the best natural beauty”.

Digital Single

[2008.08.01] Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)


[2008.08.01] Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun - Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)

Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)- Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun

[2009.02.18] Jjarajajja (짜라자짜) (Joo Hyun Mi & Seo Hyun)

Jjarajajja (starring. Yuri) - Seo Hyun + Ju Hyun Mi (feat.Davichi)

Soundtracks/ Collaborations

[2008.04.07] RoomMate



Oppa Nappa - Jessica, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun

[2010.06.25] Kim Soo Ro OST

It's Okay Even If It Hurts

[2010.10.15] Let's go!

G20 Seoul Summit - Let's Go

[2010.01.12] Dong Bang Shin Ki - Keep Your Head Down

Journey (feat. Seo Hyun)

Television

[2010] KBS Music Bank - Special Host

[2010] MBC Show! Music Core - Host (Temporary replacement for Tiffany)


[2010.02.27 - 2011.04.02] We Got Married

Music Videos

[2010.09.06] TRAX - Oh! Naui Yeosinnim

Oh! My Goddess

Drama

2008 Unstoppable Marriage

BoolGwangDong (seven princess)(cameo)

Voice Acting

[2010] Despicable Me - Edith (Korean Dub)

Just a short clip of Taeyeon and Seohyun of Despicable Me.

Endorsements

[2005] SMART

[2010] Clean & Clear



krystal & seohyun - clean & clear CF

[2010] Caribbean Bay



Ver 1


Ver 2

[2011] Banmal Song

YongSeo - Banmal song (official)

Awards

2009 M.net Asian Music Awards's Trot Music of the Year (Nominated)
2010 Yahoo Buzz! Award's Top Buzz Star: Female Category (Nominated)
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards: Popularity Award





Debut


Girls' Generation were initially known as "Super Girls", a fan made name, before their debut.
Touted as the female Super Junior by SM Entertainment, the group was announced to include members with diverse talents able to speak in different languages such as English, Chinese, and Japanese fluently for future expansion in different markets.

Initially 11 members were in the group.
However, 2 members withdrew; one of them being So Yeon who is now in T-ara and the other is Chanmi who is now in Coed School.

The members were unveiled individually from July 7, 2007 to the 14th.

They unofficially debuted at M.net's "School of Rock" on July 18, 2007 where they performed "Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world)", which later became their debut single.
On July 27, 2007 a documentary aired on "M.net" titled Girls' Generation Goes To School, which showed behind the scenes footage of the group, including the preparation of their unofficial debut performance at "School of Rock".

The group's first single was physically released soon after, including an instrumental of the group's debut song and two other tracks; "Beginning" and "Perfect for You".
The latter's Korean title is "Wish" (소원, SoWon), which later became the name of Girls' Generation's official fan-club (stylized: S♡NE).

Official Balloon Color: Pastel Rose
Official Fanclub: S♥NE (소원; sowon; Wish)

"Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world)" was physically released on August 2, 2007, and they officially debuted on SBS Inkigayo on August 5, 2007.


Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world) (다시 만난 세계)



Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world) (다시 만난 세계)


Beginning


Perfect for you (Sowon) (소원; Wish)

Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world) (Instrumental) (다시 만난 세계)

Girls' Generation released their self titled debut album So Nyeo Si Dae on November 1, 2007.
The first track on the album titled "So Nyeo Si Dae (Girls' Generation)", which was a remake of Lee Seung Chul's 1989 hit, was used as the lead single.
The debut performance was on M!Countdown, the same day as the album's release date, and the music video for "So Nyeo Si Dae (Girls' Generation)" was released on November 2, 2007.




So Nyeo Si Dae (Girls' Generation) (소녀시대)


Ooh La-La!


Baby Baby


Complete

They debuted the performance of "Kissing you" on January 13, 2008 at Inkigayo, and released the music video on January 14th, which featured Super Junior member Donghae as their special boyfriend.


Kissing you


Merry-go-round


Geudaereul Boreumyon (Tears) (그대를 부르면; When I Call You)


Tinkerbell

"7989" is a duet by Taeyeon and Kangta. The song title is due to their birthday years: Kangta is 1979, and Taeyeon is 1989.


7989 (Kangta & Taeyeon (강타&태연))

"Honey (Sowon)" is a re-arranged version of Perfect for You (Sowon), included on their first single "Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world)".


Honey (Sowon) (소원; Wish)


Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world) (다시 만난 세계)

Due to popularity, they released a repackaged album titled Baby Baby on March 17, 2008.



So Nyeo Si Dae (Girls' Generation) (소녀시대)


Ooh La-La!

A MV for "Baby Baby" was released as well, containing scenes of the Making of video of the Girls' Generation MV, and footage of the girls working on their first album.


Baby Baby


Complete


Kissing You


Merry-go-round


Geudaereul Boreumyon (Tears) (그대를 부르면; When I Call You)


Tinkerbell


7989 (Kangta & Taeyeon (강타&태연))


Honey (Sowon) (소원; Wish)


Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world) (다시 만난 세계)


Kissing You (Skool Rock Remix)


Let's Go So Nyeo Si Dae!! (Long Ver.) (소녀시대!! (길게 듣기))


Let's Go So Nyeo Si Dae!! (Short Ver.) (소녀시대!! (짧게 듣기))

On October 8, 2008, Girls' Generation's Factory Girl, a reality show featuring Girls' Generation as fashion magazine Elle Girl editors, was broadcast on M.net until it's last episode on December 17, 2008.



Girls' Generation's Factory Girl (Hangul: 소녀시대의 팩토리 걸) is a 2008 reality television show starring popular South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.
The show revolves around the members of the group working as intern editors at Elle Girl Korea.
The girls had to complete various challenges enacted by the "Elle Girl Korea" staff.

During promotional activities for Baby Baby, Girls' Generation started individual solo activities.
Taeyeon began hosting as a disc jockey with Super Junior's Kang In, Yoona was cast as the lead actress in the drama Neoneun Nae Unmyeong, and besides endorsing products and lending their vocals to drama soundtracks, the group remained in indefinite hiatus for nine months.

On December 26, 2008, posters of the Girls' Generation members wearing roller-skates were posted up in various locations around Seoul.
However on December 26, 2009 posters of each Girls' Generation member were erected all over Seoul.
SM Entertainment's phone-lines were blocked up by callers asking whether the posters were for sale and the company asked fans to stop taking the posters down for personal use.
Three days later on December 29, the group's management stated that the posters were indeed teaser posters and that the group would soon release their first EP, The First Mini Album – Gee the following month in January 2009.

On January 2, 2009, SM Entertainment revealed an MV teaser for "Gee", the title track to their debut mini-album Gee.
A certain part of the choreography for "Gee" called the "Crab Leg Dance" by fans became immensely popular amongst the public.


"Gee" is a fast-tempo song about a girl who has fallen in love for the first time.
The title is supposed to be an exclamation of surprise, similar to "어머나!" (Eomeona!, similar in meaning to "Oh, my goodness!", or, more similarly, "Gee!" in English).



Gee

SM Entertainment released an official MV for "Himnae! (Way To Go)" on March 5, 2009.


Himnae! (Way To Go) (힘 내!)


Dear. Mom


Destiny


Let's Talk About LOVE (힘들어하는 연인들을 위해)

The title track, "Gee", is composed by E-TRIBE. "Dear. Mom" was composed by Kim Tae Sung, while the lyrics were composed by his girlfriend Ivy, though she used the penname "The Lighthouse" in the album credits.
The song "Way to Go!" is a new full version of Girls' Generation and Dong Bang Shin Ki CF digital single, "Haptic Motion".

After a short break, SM Entertainment announced that the group would be back with a new mini-album sporting a "Marine Girl" concept.


The last episode of Girls' Generation's Horror Movie Factory also ended on June 14th due to low ratings.

The new single was to be titled Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) (소원을 말해봐 (Genie), literally "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"); with the full mini album being released digitally on June 22, 2009.

Individual photo's of Girls' Generation's come back, called the "Marine Girl" concept, were released on June 18, 2009 while the music video teaser for "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" was released on June 19, 2009.

The preview for their new reality show Girls' Generation's Hello Baby, set to air on June 23, 2009, was also released on June 19th.


Girls' Generation's Hello Baby (소녀시대의 헬로 베이비) was a reality television show broadcasted on the cable channel KBS joy and starring Girls' Generation.
To experience motherhood, Girls' Generation were assigned to be mothers and take care of a 9 month old baby boy named "Cho Kyung San".
Periodically a different male guest would be the father, and they would select the "Best Mom" or "Worst Mom" of that particular day.
The show was aired Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday after noons, and had an overall Nielsen rating of 1.1%.


The mini-album cover for Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie) was released on June 21, 2009. Soon after it's release, controversy erupted over the mini-album cover due to the plane that was said to be a direct replica of Japan’s A6M Zero fighter planes, which was operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War 2, and the use of an eagle emblem on Girls' Generation's hats that resembled hats worn by the Nazi's.

SM Entertainment stated about the controversy "The album cover for Girls' Generation had been designed based on the marine girl concept, there’s no hidden meaning to it at all."

SM Entertainmet stated "We used military icons on album cover, however it was interpreted and understood in a way we didn’t expected. So we are planning to delete the part and put an icon of South Korean supersonic jet T-50".
The physical release of Genie was delayed by SM Entertainment in order to redo the album art, and was released 4 days later on June 29, 2009.



Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie) (소원을 말해봐(Genie); Tell Me Your Wish)


Etude


Girlfriend (여자친구; Yeoja Chingu)


Boyfriend (남자친구; Namja Chingu)


My Child (동화)


One Year Later (Jessica & Onew) (1년 後)

Girls' Generation teamed up with f(x) to release a digital single called "Chocolate Love" to endorse the LG Cyon "Chocolate" cellphone.


The single consisted of two slightly different versions sung by both groups: f(x)'s "Electronic Pop" version and Girls' Generation's "Retro Pop" version.
Produced by the Swedish song-writing duo Bloodshy & Avant, "Chocolate Love" was released on October 8, 2009 through various online music sites.
Girls' Generation released the music video for their version of "Chocolate Love" online on October 14, 2009 and along with f(x).


Chocolate Love (Retro Pop Ver.)

2009: HaHaHa Song (Samsung 'HaHaHa' Campaign 2009)

HaHaHa Song MV & Dance Lesson

Girls' Generation's announced their first Asia tour called "Into the new world" in early November.


They began their first solo tour with two scheduled dates on December 19th and 20th held at the Seoul Olympic Stadium; tickets sold out in 3 minutes.
There the group unveiled two new songs called "Show! Show! Show!" and "Geunyang Utja (Be Happy)", which were later revealed to be tracks on their second studio album Oh!.

On December 17, 2010 it was first announced that Girls' Generation would be releasing their first live album.
It was recorded from December 19, 2009 at the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium during Girls' Generation's 1st Asia Tour.
It contains a total of 38 tracks in 2 CDs, including two bonus tracks; studio recordings of "Singin' in the Rain" and "Beautiful Girls".

CD 1

No. Title Length

1. "Nine Angels" 4:38
2. "Tell Me Your Wish (Rock Tronic Remix Version)" 4:37
3. "Show! Show! Show!" 3:34
4. "Girls’ Generation" 3:50
5. "Beginning" 3:03
6. "It’s Fantastic" 3:31
7. "Etude" 3:13
8. "Ooh La-La!" 3:54
9. "Kissing You" 3:19
10. "One Year Later (Jessica & Onew)" 4:01
11. "Introduce Me a Good Person (Yoona feat. Eunhyuk & Shindong) (Basis cover)" 2:56
12. "Sunny (Sunny) (Bobby Hebb cover)" 3:10
13. "Umbrella (Tiffany) (Rihanna cover)" 3:22
14. "Hush Hush (Taeyeon) (Pussycat Dolls cover)" 3:37
15. "Chocolate Love" 3:14
16. "Honey" 3:15
17. "Dear Mom" 4:05
18. "Forever" 4:40

CD 2

No. Title Length

1. "Day By Day" 4:01
2. "My Child" 3:36
3. "Barbie Girl (Jessica feat. Key) (Aqua cover)" 3:13
4. "Santa Baby (Sooyoung)" 3:50
5. "MauriceRavel' Miroirs4thmovement "Alborada del Gracioso" (Seohyunpianosolo)" 0:43
6. "Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Seohyun) (The Sound of Music cover)" 1:53
7. "Over The Rainbow" 3:10
8. "1, 2 Step (Yuri feat. Amber) (Ciara cover)" 2:40
9. "Into The New World" 4:25
10. "Be Happy" 3:31
11. "Way To Go" 3:04
12. "Gee" 3:20
13. "Touch The Sky" 5:11
14. "NaengMyeon" 3:37
15. "HaHaHa" 3:16
16. "Complete" 3:56
17. "Baby Baby" 3:11
18. "Oh!" 3:07

Bonus tracks

No. Title Length

1. "Beautiful Girls (Feat. Yoo Young-jin)" 3:58
2. "Singin' in the Rain (Studio version)" 2:46


SM Entertainment revealed a teaser photo and the name of Girls' Generation's second album and title track called Oh!, on January 20, 2010.

"Oh!" was described as an "electro-pop song", and was announced to have been composed by Kenzie, who has written and composed previous popular Girls' Generation tracks such as "Dasi Mannan Segye (Into the new world)" and "Merry-go-round".



Oh!



Show! Show! Show!


Fun&Fun (Sweet Talking Baby) (뻔; Ppeon)


Yeongwonhi Neowa Ggumgugo Shipda (Forever)


Geunyang Utja (Be Happy) (웃자; Just Smile)


Hwaseongin Baireoseu (Boys & Girls) (feat. Key (SHINee))


Karamel Keopi (Talk To Me) (카라멜 커피; Caramel Coffee)


Byeol Byeol Byeol (☆★☆) (별별별; Star Star Star)


Mujogeon Haepi Ending (Stick Wit U) (무조건 해피엔딩; Unconditional Happy Ending)


Joheun Ilman Saenggakhagi (Day by Day) [Note: FANMADE MV]


Gee


Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie) (소원을 말해봐; Tell Me Your Wish)


At the end of the music video "Oh!", the cheerleader Girls' Generation returns to their room to discover it has been vandalized by another Girls' Generation wearing black clothing.
Later identified as "Black Girls' Generation" (Black SoShi), the story line and explanation of who they are and how they got there was continued in "Run Devil Run".


SM Entertainment confirmed that the teaser at the end was a glimpse of a follow-up track; which was later revealed to be "Run Devil Run".



Run Devil Run


Run Devil Run (Story version)


Mid-June, it was announced that the group had signed contracts in May, and would begin working under Universal Music Japan's record label Nayutawave Records for their Japanese promotions, with their first Japanese single expected to be released in September 2010.


Girls' Generation began promotion in Japan in August. "少女時代到来~初来日記念盤~" (Girls' Generation's Arrival ~ First Time in Japan Commemoration Disc ~), a DVD featuring seven of the group's music videos as well as special bonus footage was released on August 11, with the special edition of the DVD containing a pink glowstick as well as a pass to the Girls' Generation debut at the Tokyo Ariake Colliseum on August 25.


On September 8, they released their debut Japanese single, "GENIE", which was a Japanese version of their Korean song "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)", included on the same titled mini-album Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie).



Genie (Japanese Ver.)

On October 20th, Girls' Generation released their second Japanese single, "Gee"


Gee (Japanese ver)


A week after the release of their Japanese single, the group released their third Korean mini-album, Hoot on October 27, 2010, consisting of five tracks.


SM Entertainment released "Hoot" music video on October 28, 2010 on SM homepage and their official Youtube channel. The music video also featured Super Junior's member Siwon.



Hoot


Nae Jalmosijyo (Mistake) (내 잘못이죠)


Danjjak (My Best Friend) (단짝)


Wake Up


Cheotnune... (Snowy Wish) (첫눈에...; First Sight...)

At the start of 2011, the group prepared a new song titled Visual Dreams, as part of their endorsement efforts for Intel.
The song was reported to be used for the endorsement of Intel Core Processors throughout Asia.


Visual Dreams

Last January, it was announced that they will be returning to the Japanese market through the release of their Japanese version of Run Devil Run as a digital single, scheduled released on January 25, 2011.


Run Devil Run (Japanese version)


Run Devil Run (Japanese version) [dance ver]


On March 8, SM Japan updated their official website on the release of Girls' Generation 3rd Japanese Single and their 1st Japanese tour.
It was stated that on April 27, Girls' Generation will be releasing their third Japanese single Mr. Taxi/Run Devil Run, which includes an original Japanese song "Mr. Taxi." and the Japanese remake of their song Run Devil Run.


MR. TAXI


MR. TAXI


MR. TAXI (DANCE VER.)

Run Devil Run


Run Devil Run (Japanese version)


Run Devil Run (Japanese version) [dance ver]

It was also announced that the group would be doing national tour in Japan called The 1st Japan Arena Tour which would start at Osaka, Japan this coming May 31.

On June 1st, they will be releasing their first Japanese original album Girls' Generation.
This album will have 12 songs including their hit singles "GENIE", “Gee”, "Run Devil Run" and "MR. TAXI.



GIRLS' GENERATION JAPAN 1st ALBUM Trailer


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