The group is often referred to as SNSD and sometimes SoShi by international fans – acronym/abbreviation of their Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae or So Nyuh Shi Dae(소녀시대). The nine members of SNSD are Hyoyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, Sooyoung, Sunny, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Yoona and Yuri. Check out SNSD members profile.

SNSD made their official debut in August 2007 with single Into the New World; a reality show Girls Go To School were filmed in conjunction with their debut. Most of the members have been involved in some projects prior to the group debut though, e.g. in magazine shoots, TV commercials and MV appearances etc.

SNSD released their first full album, Girls’ Generation, in November 2007, with its second track Kissing You a huge hit. The album was re-released as Baby Baby in March 2008. The girls also got involved in various projects, including their very own reality show Factory Girl; and a few of them into acting, radio & TV hosting etc.

SNSD were back in early 2009 with mini-album Gee; the title song was a huge hit, topping various musical charts and breaking various consecutive #1 records. They released their 2nd mini-album, Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) in June with a much talk-about marine girls theme; the album was a huge success as well.

SNSD were again busy with other projects, including their own reality showsHorror Factory and Hello Baby, but with mixed results. They ended 2009 on high note with their first solo concert in Seoul and was arguably the biggest winners at most of the year end music awards. The girls also became popular product ambassadors, featuring for SPAO fashion, Cyon mobile, Samyang noodle,Goobne chicken etc. (no longer contracted to some though).

SNSD kicked off 2010 with their second full length album Oh! in January. It did well and became the girls’ 4th consecutive albums (including EP) to achieve 100,000 in sales. A repackaged album RunDevilRun was released in March.

SNSD released a Japanese version of Genie in September, marking their debut in Japan where they are also known as Shoujo Jidai (少女時代, lit. Girls Generation). The single reached #4 spot on Oricon weekly chart and sold over 100,000 copies. The group released their second Japanese single, a cover of Gee, in October.

members:

Taeyeon

Birth name: Kim Tae-yeon (Hangul: 김태연 | Hanja: 金泰妍)
DOB: March 9, 1989
Birthplace: Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea
Height: 160cm | Blood type: O

Group leader.
DJ on Good Friend Radio (Chinhan Chingoo) from 2008 to April 2010.
Solo in If – drama OST for Hong Gil Dong (2008).
Solo in Can you hear me – drama OST for Beethoven Virus (2008).
Starred in variety show We Got Married (2009) with comedian Jeong Hyeong-don.
Duet with Sunny in It’s Love – drama OST for Heading To The Ground (2009).
Starred in stage musical Midnight Sun (2010).
Voiced for animated film Superbad (2010).
Duet with The One in Like A Star (2010).
Solo in I Love You – drama OST for Athena: Goddess of War (2010).

Jessica

Korean name: Jung Su-yeon (Hangul: 정수연 | Hanja: 鄭秀妍)
DOB: April 18, 1989
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 163cm | Blood type: B

Released two singles, Oppa Nappa and Mabinogi, with Tiffany and SeoHyun.
Duet with SHINee’s Onew in One Year Later (2008).
Duet with Park Myeong-su in NaengMyun (2009).
Starred in Korean production of Legally Blonde – The Musical (2009-2010).
Solo in Sweet Delight – commercial song for SPC Group (2010).
Her younger sister, Krystal, is a member of girl group f(x).

Sunny

Birth name: Lee Sun-kyu (Hangul: 이순규 | Hanja: 李順圭)
DOB: May 15, 1989
Height: 158cm | Blood type: B

Co-DJ of Chun Ji Radio (2007-2008).
Solo in Finally Now – movie OST for Story of Wine (2008).
Co-host of The M (2009-2010) with SS501′s Hyungjoon and then 2AM’s Seulong.
Duet with Taeyeon in It’s Love – drama OST for Heading To The Ground (2009).
Starred in reality-variety show Invincible Youth (2009-2010) with other female idols.
Solo in Your Doll – drama OST for Oh My Lady (2010).

Tiffany

Birth name: Stephanie Hwang
Korean name: Hwang Mi-young (Hangul: 황미영 | Hanja: 黄美英)
DOB: August 1, 1989
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA (but raised in Diamond Bar)
Height: 162cm | Blood type: O

Released two singles, Oppa Nappa and Mabinogi, with Seohyun and Jessica.
Co-host of Sonyeo Sonyeon Gayo Baekso with Kim Hye-sung (2007-2008).
Solo in By Myself – drama OST for Ja Myung Go (2009).
Duet with K.Will in A Girl Meets Love (2009).
Co-host with Yuri for MBC’s Music Core (2009 – July 2010).
Solo in Banji – drama OST for Haru (2010).

Hyoyeon

Birth name: Kim Hyo-yeon (Hangul: 김효연 | Hanja: 金孝淵)
DOB: September 22, 1989
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 160cm | Blood type: AB

Formed a dance group Little Winners Crew with miss A’s Min (2004) before debut.

Yuri

Birth name: Kwon Yuri (Hangul: 권유리 | Hanja: 權侑利)
DOB: December 5, 1989
Height: 167cm | Blood type: AB

Played a part in sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (2007) alongside Sooyoung.
Duet with Sooyoung in Must – drama OST for Working Mom (2008).
Co-host with Tiffany for MBC’s Music Core (2009 – July 2010).
Starred in reality-variety show Invincible Youth (2009-2010).

Girls Generation SNSD member Sooyoung picture

Sooyoung

Birth name: Choi Soo-young (Hangul: 최수영 | Hanja: 崔秀英)
DOB: February 10, 1990
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 170cm | Blood type: O

Made a brief debut (2002) in Japan as pop duo Route φ with Marina Takahashi.
Played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage alongside Yuri (2007).
Duet with Yuri in Must – drama OST for Working Mom (2008).
Played a part in movie Hello Schoolgirl (2008).

Girls Generation SNSD member Yoona picture

YoonA

Birth name: Im Yoona (Hangul: 임윤아 / Hanja: 林允兒)
DOB: May 30, 1990
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 166cm | Blood type: B

Played a part in drama 9 Ends 2 Out (2007).
Played a part in drama Woman of Matchless Beauty (2008).
Starred in drama You Are My Destiny (2008-2009).
Starred in drama Cinderella Man (2009).
Starred in variety show Family Outing 2 (2010).
Solo in Innisfree Day – commercial song for Innisfree (2010).

Girls Generation SNSD member Seohyun picture

SeoHyun

Birth name: Seo Joo-hyun (Hangul: 서주현 | Hanja: 徐珠賢)
DOB: June 28, 1991
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 168cm | Blood type: A

Group maknae.
Released two singles, Oppa Nappa and Mabinogi, with Jessica and Tiffany.
Duet with trot singer Ju hyun-mi in JjaRaJaJja (2009).
Starred on variety show We Got Married with C.N.Blue’s Jung Yong-hwa (2010).
Solo in It’s Ok Even If It Hurts – drama OST for Kim Soo Roo (2010).
Voiced for animated film Superbad (2010).
Featured in Let’s Go – G20 Seoul Summit OST (2010).

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