Girls' Generation 소녀시대

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    irls' Generation (Korean: 소녀시대; Sonyuh Shidae) is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007.[1][2] They are also referred to as SoShi (소시) or SNSD, both abbreviated forms of the group's Korean name, and are known in Japan as Shoujo Jidai. The nine member group consists of Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun.
    MembersStage name Birth name Date of birth[198]
    Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul Hanja
    Taeyeon 태연 Kim Tae-yeon 김태연 金泰妍 (1989-03-09) March 9, 1989 (age 23)
    Jessica 제시카 Jessica Jung, Jung Soo-yeon 제시카 정, 정수연 鄭秀妍 (1989-04-18) April 18, 1989 (age 23)
    Sunny 써니 Lee Soon-kyu 이순규 李順圭 (1989-05-15) May 15, 1989 (age 23)
    Tiffany 티파니 Stephanie Hwang, Hwang Mi-young 스테파니 황, 황미영 黄美英 (1989-08-01) August 1, 1989 (age 23)
    Hyoyeon 효연 Kim Hyo-yeon 김효연 金孝淵 (1989-09-22) September 22, 1989 (age 23)
    Yuri 유리 Kwon Yu-ri 권유리 權侑利 (1989-12-05) December 5, 1989 (age 23)
    Sooyoung 수영 Choi Soo-young 최수영 崔秀英 (1990-02-10) February 10, 1990 (age 22)
    Yoona 윤아 Im Yoon-ah 임윤아 林允兒 (1990-05-30) May 30, 1990 (age 22)
    Seohyun 서현 Seo Joo-hyun 서주현 徐珠賢 (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 21)
    a b "Spotlight: Girls’ Generation sets their sights on taking America with ‘The Boys’". Toyazworld. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
    2.^ a b c "London is going K-Pop crazy". MusicAsia. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
    3.^ (Korean)소녀시대 뮤뱅 9주 1위에 슈주 감동 깜짝 축하 (Girls' Generation Music Bank 9-Week #1, Touched by Super Junior's Surprise Congratulations). March 13, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
    4.^ a b "The Album of Girls' Generation". website. S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
    5.^ a b "Girls' Generation" (in Korean). webpage. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
    6.^ a b c Son Yong (February 24, 2011). "Korea Power Celebrity 40" (in Korean). Retrieved November 25, 2012.
    7.^ a b McCurry, Justin. "After Psy's Gangnam Style, here come Korea pop princesses Girls' Generation". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
    8.^ a b "2010년 올해의 10대 가수와 가요" (in Korea). Gallup Korea. November 17, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
    9.^ a b c (Korean)"[2011한국, 누가 움직이는가 - 연예스타 거침없는 그들, 영향력도 ‘훗훗훗’"]. SISA Press. Retrieved 2 October 2011.

    They gained attention at the beginning of their career with songs such as "Into the New World" and "Kissing You" but it was not until 2009 when they gained significant popularity with their hit single "Gee", which would be named as South Korea's 'Song of the Decade'.[3] The group solidified their place in the Korean music industry with follow-up singles "Tell Me Your Wish", "Run Devil Run", and "Oh!". In 2011, they returned to the Korean music scene with "The Boys", which was released in three languages: Korean, Japanese, and for the first time, English. They sold over 100,000 copies for each of their six Korean releases, making them the first female group in the South Korean music industry to do so in over six years.[4][5] Within five years after debut, the group has sold a total of over 4.4 million albums and 30 million digital singles. In 2010 alone, the group sold 11,730,000 albums and singles collectively.[6][7] The group's immense popularity in their native South Korea has earned them titles "The Nation's Singers" and "The Nation's Girl Group"