Girls Generation

소녀시대 (少女時代 ) - Sh?jo Jidai

Girls' Generationis a nine-member South Korean pop girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007.They are also referred to asSoShi(소시) orSNSDby 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 onKBS 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 group's debut Japanese album,Girls' Generation, is currently the highest selling album in Japan by a Korean group in Oricon history, being certified Triple Platinum by the RIAJ .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 .

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 Girls Generation's Career

2007–2008: Debut andGirls' Generation

In July 2007, Girls' Generation had their unofficial first stage performance onMnet School of Rockwhere the group performed their first single, titled " Into the New World " (다시 만난 세계,Dasi Mannan Segye). A documentary recording the story of the group's debut titledMnet Girls' Generation Goes to Schoolwas filmed during this time, showing the members as they moved into an apartment together and prepared for their performances. 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, S♡NE. The group's debut officially began on August 5, 2007, first performing onSBS Inkigayoand then later onMBC Music CoreandKBS Music Bank. "Into the New World" achieved No.1 spot onM! Countdown.

The group released their first self-titled full album in late autumn of 2007 with the lead single "Girls' Generation" (소녀시대,Sonyeo Sidae), a remake of Lee Seung-cheol 's 1989 song. Promotion for the single started in early November. The album also included the group's first single " Into the New World ", "Perfect For You" (re-titled "Honey"), and eight other tracks by the group. In early 2008, Girls' Generation began promoting their second single from the album, " Kissing You ", which won the group their first K-chart win after getting the number one position on theKBS Music BankFebruary chart.

In March 2008, the album was repackaged, re-released and re-titledBaby Baby. A third single, "Baby Baby", was released to promote the album. During the group's promotions, members Jessica, Tiffany and Seohyun were also featured on a mini-album released by Roommate, a one-man band from Purple Communication . The mini-album was titledRoommate: Emotional Band Aid, and was released on December 1, 2008. The song performed by the three girls, titled "Oppa Nappa" (오빠 나빠; literally,Bad Brother), was digitally released before the album in April 2008. The song was performed live onSBS Inkigayo,KBS Music BankandM! Countdownsome time later.Later in the year the three members released "Mabinogi" (It's Fantastic!) together as the theme song for the Nexon gameMabinogi, with Tiffany participating in the music video.

Mnet reality showFactory Girlchronicled the members working as interns at fashion magazineElle Girl.The articles the group worked on were featured in the KoreanElle Girlmagazine. The program began airing in early October.In late 2008, the group also participated in the SM Town Live '08 concert along with other SM Town artists.

2009:Gee,Genieand rising popularity

Girls' Generation perfoming "Genie" at the LG Mobile Worldcup in 2009

On December 26, 2008, posters of the Girls' Generation members wearing roller-skates were posted up in various locations around 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.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 ,Gee, in January 2009.

A teaser video was released in January 2009 and the first single " Gee " released soon after. "Gee" topped Cyworld 's hourly music chart on the release day.The song also went No.1 on all major digital music charts within two days.The music video set a record on release, garnering 1 million views on GomTV in under a day.

The group began its album promotion in January 2009 onMBC Music Corewhere they sang their new lead single "Gee" and the track "Himnae (Way To Go)", another song from their mini-album."Gee" went on to become a phenomenal hit, breaking the record for consecutive No.1 wins onMusic Bankwith 9 consecutive wins, as well as receiving a triple crown onSBS Inkigayo. The track also showed strength on other charts, topping theMujikon,MelonandMnetcharts for 8 consecutive weeks, theDosirakchart for 7 weeks, theMusechart for 6 weeks and theBaksuchart for 4 weeks.

After a short break, SM Entertainment announced that the group would be back with a new mini-album sporting a "Marine Girl" concept. The new single was to be titled "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"; with the full mini-album being released digitally on June 22, 2009.The group started their promotional activities on June 26, 2009, appearing onKBS Music Bank.The performance was followed by follow-up comeback performances onMBC Music CoreandSBS Inkigayoon June 27 and 28, 2009. The physical release ofGeniewas delayed by SM Entertainment in order to redo the album art, and was released 4 days later on June 29, 2009.

The track proved to be a success as it conquered various music sites, including Melon, Dosirak, Mnet, and Bugs, and it was No.1 on the weekly charts and SKT ringtone weekly charts of the first week of July.The mini-album sold an estimated 50,000+ copies in its first week after released (almost double the numbers from the first-week sales ofGee), an unusual feat for any Korean girl group.

2010:Oh!/Run Devil Run, Japanese debut andHoot

Girls' Generation at an LG event in 2010.

Later in January, SM Entertainment confirmed the release ofOh!, the group's second full-length album to be released on January 28.The lead single " Oh! ", was digitally released on January 25 with the music video being released two days later.On January 30, the group started promotions with the recording ofMBC Music Core.The broadcast of the performance experienced a blackout near the end, to which MBC made the whole performance available online in response.With 'Oh!', the group went on to win 5 consecutive K-charts onKBS Music Bank, as well as achieving a triple crown onSBS Inkigayo.'Oh!' also went on to win theMusic Bankhalf-year K-chart, coming in at 2nd on Hanteo's first half album sales chart,and also winning the end-of-year K-chart.[citation needed]The music video became ranked as the number one most viewed YouTube video in Korea by the end of 2010. It was also No.1 in Hong Kong and made the top 10 in both the Taiwan and Japan rankings.

Starting from March 11, 2010, photos of the members were released online showcasing a dark concept, dubbed "Black SoShi".A teaser video was released on March 16, with the new single Run Devil Run being released as a digital single on March 17.

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.In the first week after release, the DVD sold 23,000 copies, making No.4 on the weekly DVD Oricon ranking and No.3 on the weekly music DVD ranking,making Girls' Generation the first female k-pop group to make the Oricon DVD Top-5 ranking.The sales for the group's first photobook, “少女” (So Nyuh) were estimated to at 1.6 billion won even before release.

Amidst their Japanese activities, the group also participated in theSMTown Live '10 World Touralongside their label-mates on August 21 at Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium .They participated in the subsequent Shanghai, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo stops as well.

On August 25, the group held their first showcase in Tokyo Ariake Colliseum.With an initial 10,000 fans invited, it was reported to be the most large-scale plan for a Korean artist debuting in Japan.However, due to high number of expected attendees, the group's management announced that the showcase would take place three times in the same day rather than once to accommodate the estimated 20,000 fans.The group sang 5 of their Korean tracks at each of the showcases, and the total number of attendees over all three shows were estimated to be at least 22,000.At this showcase, the Genie Japanese music video was also revealed publicly for the first time, the teaser having been released a few days prior on August 20.

Their Japanese debut single "Genie" debuted at the No.5 spot on the same day of its release on the Daily Oricon Charts and later rose to the No.2 position on the Daily Charts some time later, earning the group a No.4 position on the Oricon weekly ranking.The group also hit the number No.1 spots on Japan iTunes' music video chart and both theRekochokudaily video clip chart and incoming movie daily ranking chart a day later.With pre-orders amounting to 80,000, the single sold an estimated 45,000 copies in the first week after release.On October 20, 2010, the group released their second Japanese single, " Gee ".

A week after the release of their Japanese single, the group released their third Korean mini-album,Hooton October 27, 2010, consisting of five tracks.The video for lead single, " Hoot ", a song originally written in English as "Bulletproof", was released on October 28.Girls' Generation commenced their promotional activities with a comeback stage onKBS Music Bankon October 29."Hoot" quickly rose to the top of the charts and received the No.1 spot numerous times on music shows, proving to be another successful release for the group.The group simultaneously promoted "Hoot" and "Gee" in Korea and Japan respectively, participating in Japanese music broadcasts such as the FNS Music Festival , where they performed their two Japanese singles, " Gee " and "Genie" on December 4.

On December 22, 2010, " Hoot " was repackaged with additional tracks from previous albums and released in Japan. The release rose to the No.2 position on the Oricon charts and selling 21,000 copies on the first day, faring surprisingly well considering that all the included tracks were entirely in Korean.

On December 9, 2010, the group attended the Golden Disk Awards , being awarded three awards including the Disk Daesang (Album of the Year) for their 2nd albumOh!. The group also became the first ever girl group to have both a Disk Daesang (2010)and Digital Daesang (2009). On December 15, 2010, the group attended the Melon Music Awards winning theBest Dressed Singeraward,Hot Trend Songaward for their latest song, "Hoot", as well as theArtist of the Yearaward. This would be the 2nd consecutive 'Artist of the Year' award for the group. They topped theHanteoannualSinger Awardchart for 2010.

They were named on Asia Today's list of50 Korean power leaders for 2011at the No.44 spot, being the only idol group from the list.Girls' Generation was designated "Artist of the Year" by Dosirak, Soribada, Korea Gallup, Hanteo and Sport Korea and also wonBest Song of The Yearwith "Oh!" at Monkey 3.

2011:Mr. Taxi,Girls' GenerationandThe Boys

Girls' Generation performing "The Boys" in NY SMTown Concert, in October 2011

Hootwas certified Gold by Record Industry Association of Japan.At the start of 2011, the group prepared a new song titled "Visual Dreams", as part of their endorsement efforts for Intel 's Core Processors throughout Asia.The music video for "Visual Dreams" was released on January 17, and various promotional campaigns included new music, 2D and 3D music videos, internet sites, photos, and PC store displays.

In latter half of January, it was announced that the group would be returning to the Japanese market through the release of their Japanese version of " Run Devil Run " as a digital single, scheduled for release on January 25, 2011.

On January 20, at the 20th Seoul Music Awards , the group received anArtist of the Yearaward, aBonsang prize, aPopularity awardand aHallyu award. In doing this, Girls' Generation became one of four artists in Korean music history (the others being Seo Taiji , Jo Sungmo and H.O.T. ) to win two consecutiveArtist of the Yearawards at the Seoul Music Awards . The group also became the only girl group in history to receiveArtist of the Yearawards for Seoul Music Awards , and Melon Music Awards for two consecutive years. They also received two Daesang Awards at the Golden Disk Ceremony, one Digital Daesang (2009), and one Physical Album Sales Daesang (2010).

On March 8, SM Japan updated their official website with information about the release of Girls' Generation third Japanese single and their first Japanese tour. It was stated that on April 27, Girls' Generation would be releasing their third Japanese single MR. TAXI / Run Devil Run , which would include their first original Japanese song " MR. TAXI ".and the Japanese remake of their song " Run Devil Run ". A portion of the revenue from their Japanese single MR. TAXI / Run Devil Run would be donated to Japan's Red Cross in order to provide assistance to the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami .On April 9, the Japanese music video of "Run Devil Run" was released.

It was also announced that the group would embark on a Japan-wide tour titled The 1st Japan Arena Tour which would start at Osaka on May 31. A total of 14 concerts in 6 cities would be held over a period of one and a half months.

At the 2011 MTV Video Music Aid Japan (VMAJ) , Girls' Generation were nominated for three awards under the "Best Group Video", "Best Video Of The Year" and "Best Karaokee! Song" categories.Originally titled MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ), the title of the event was changed to change the focus of the show to aid Japan, with donations tied to the amount of votes for artistes.Girls' Generation performed two songs at the event, joining the star-studded line up including Tokio Hotel , Lady Gaga and AKB48 .On July 2, it was announced that they had come out top in two out of the three nominated categories, winning "Best Group Video" and "Best Karaokee! Song" for the Japanese version of "Genie".

On June 1, 2011, they released their first full-length original Japanese studio albumGirls' Generation. This album contains 12 songs including the singles "Genie", “Gee”, "Run Devil Run", "MR. TAXI" and a Japanese version of "Hoot".

Girls' Generationwas certified Platinum (250,000) by Recording Industry Association of Japan on June 14, 2011, making it the fifth Korean artist's album to do so after S.E.S, BoA, TVXQ and KARA.Girls' Generationthen was certified Double Platinum (500,000) on July 8, 2011, a first for any Korean girl group.The group also set a record for "recording the highest sales of the FIRST album as a foreign artist in Japan. Girls' Generation is the fourth artist to obtained number 1 spot on weekly album chart after BoA, TVXQ and Big Bang,"and became the third Korean artist to surpass the 500,000 mark after BoA and TVXQ. As a result of their rising popularity, Girls' Generation became the highest earning foreign artist in Japan for the first half of 2011.Girls' Generationhas sold over 629,436 copies, and now holds the 5th spot for best selling albums of 2011 in Japan according to Oricon.

Recently, the group has been in the midst of their second Asia Tour. They held their first two concerts in Seoul on July 23 and 24, followed by concerts in Taipei, Taiwan on September 9, 10 and 11, and then continue onto Singapore on December 9.

On August 21, 2011The 1st Asia Tour: Into The New WorldDVD reached the No.1 spot in Japan's "Tower Records" being the highest selling DVD between August 15-21st.

Girls' Generation was designated by SISA Press as "The Most Influential Entertainers in Korea" for the year 2011, after having placed 6th in the 2010 ranking.

On September 26, 2011 the first teaser featuring Taeyeon was released for the impending comeback with the group's 3rd Korean albumThe Boys, followed by Sunny & Hyoyeon on September 27; Jessica, Sooyoung and Tiffany on September 28 and Yoona, Yuri, and Seohyun on September 29. The first image teaser for " The Boys " was released on the midnight of October 1, 2011 through SM Entertainment's YouTube channel.

Girls’ Generation was originally scheduled to release the third albumThe Boysthrough iTunes worldwide and through various music websites in Asia including Korea on October 5, 2011. But on September 30, it was revealed that the album's release has been postponed so as to bring about a worldwide album release, with details to be released as soon as they were confirmed.On October 10, it was confirmed that the album will be released on October 19, 2011 and comeback onKBS Music Bankon October 21, 2011.

Setting their sights on the international market, Girls' Generation signed a contract with Universal Music Group under Interscope Records in 2011.

The title track, "The Boys", was released in both Korean and English. It was written, composed and arranged by Teddy Riley , who was Michael Jackson ’s producer.

Within minutes after the release of "The Boys", Girls' Generation achieved an "all-kill" status on all major on and off-line music charts in Korea.

On October 21, 2011, Girls' Generation began their promotions onKBS Music Bankwith "The Boys" and " MR. Taxi ". On October 23, 2011, it was also confirmed by the members at the SMTown Live '10 World Tour thatThe Boysmaxi-Single would be released internationally on November 19, 2011, although it was later moved to December 8, 2011.

On the following week after their comeback performances, Girls' Generation won their first #1 awards for " The Boys " onM! Countdownon October 27, their second onKBS Music Bankon October 28, and their third onSBS Inkigayoon October 30, making "The Boys" an 'all-kill' on music program charts. They also went on to receive a "triple crown" on SBS'sInkigayo. Overall, the group has won twelve times on various music programs.

The Boyssold 227,994 albums just within 12 days in South Korea alone, becoming the best selling album in October and third best selling album thus far in 2011.

It was announced on November 11, 2011 that Girls’ Generation would be releasing their first official Japanese photobook titled “Holiday”. Girls' Generation'sThe 1st Japan Arena Tourwas also made available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 14, 2011.

Girls' Generation's first Japanese photograph collection book ‘Holiday‘ seized the #1 spot on the book sales ranking chart under the photograph collection category. The photos were a collection of the girls enjoying leisurely time off, and it sold 17,000 copies the first week after going on sale on November 30. In overall book sales ranks, it ranked at #18.

The group also participated on the2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Giftcompilation album along with their labelmates performing the song "Diamond", which was released on December 13, 2011.

By the end of December,The Boyssold over 385,348 copies in South Korea, becoming the best selling album in 2011.

2012: International Activities

Girls' Generation perform "The boys" at the Seoul Music Awards , January 19 2012.

On January 12, 2012, the group attended the " Golden Disk Awards " that was held in Osaka, the group ended up bringing home 2 awards namely a "Digital Bonsang" and the highly coveted "Digital Daesang" which was the biggest award given that night.On January 19, 2012, the group attended the Seoul Music Awards and brought back 2 awards, the "Bonsang" and "Popularity" awards.

On January 31, 2012, Girls' Generation performed for the first time on American late night talk showLate Show with David Letterman. They performed a remix version of the English version of "The Boys". They followed up by performing on syndicated daytime talk showLive! with Kellyon February 1, 2012. Their appearances marked the first time that a Korean musical act performed on each show respectively.The band also performed on the French showLe Grand Journalon February 9, 2012.

On February 7, 2012 was revealed that Girls’ Generation will officially be releasing their album, ‘The Boys’ on February 13, 2012 through Universal Music Group ’s Polydor Records in France .

On February 22, 2012, Girls' Generation won 2 awards from the Gaon Chart Awards , winning the Album Of The Year for the 4th Quarter and Oricon Hallyu Singer award.

On February 24, 2012 the teaser for Girls' Generation's Japanese digital single, " Time Machine ", was released.The full music video was released on March 13, 2012 to coincide the the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that occured on March 11, 2011. The song debuted at #14 onBillboardJapan's Hot 100.

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 Girls Generation's Members

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birth
Taeyeon태연/太妍Kim Tae-yeon김태연/金太妍(1989-03-09)March 9, 1989(age 23)
Jessica제시카/潔西卡Jessica Jung, Jung Soo-yeon제시카 정, 정수연/鄭秀妍(1989-04-18)April 18, 1989(age 22)
Sunny써니/珊妮Lee Soon-kyu이순규/李順圭(1989-05-15)May 15, 1989(age 22)
Tiffany티파니/蒂芙尼Stephanie Hwang, Hwang Mi-young스테파니 황, 황미영/黃美英(1989-08-01)August 1, 1989(age 22)
Hyoyeon효연/孝淵Kim Hyo-yeon김효연/金孝淵(1989-09-22)September 22, 1989(age 22)
Yuri유리/侑莉Kwon Yu-ri권유리/權俞利(1989-12-05)December 5, 1989(age 22)
Sooyoung수영/秀英Choi Soo-young최수영/崔秀英(1990-02-10)February 10, 1990(age 22)
Yoona윤아/潤娥Im Yoon-ah임윤아/林潤娥(1990-05-30)May 30, 1990(age 21)
Seohyun서현/徐賢Seo Joo-hyun서주현/徐珠玄(1991-06-28)June 28, 1991(age 20)

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 Girls Generation's Endorsements

Girls' Generation performs their single "Chocolate Love" at an LG event. The song is a promotional song for LG's Chocolate phone.
The group has made many ads for the Korean market, including this one for the LG Cookie

During their early career, the group were endorsers for several brands such as Elite Uniform,Nexon Bubble Fighter,Samsung and LG .Since 2008 they have been exclusive models for the Goobne Chickenand have filmed several commercials for the brand, recorded jingles for advertising purposes, and modeled for promotional Goobne calendars as well. Goobne Chicken has since become a strong contender in the chicken industry and attribute their success to the group.By mid-2009 the group members were models for over 10 brands and were chosen as one of South Korea's most sought after advertisers in a survey conducted by brand consulting research institute.Several members are solo advertising models such as Seohyun who is a model for Clean and Clear and The Face Shop ,Taeyeon who models for A-Solution, a cosmetics brand,Yuri who models for Mamonde, or Yoona who models for S-Oil and Innisfree .Alongside Super Junior , they are also exclusive models to the partly SM Entertainment-owned retail brand SPAO.Endorsing clothing brands, online games,food industries,events, electronics, cosmetics and even products reserved for the top celebrities to endorse such as petroleum and credit cards , the group was considered one of the most sought after models in 2009.

The group continued to be active in advertising in 2010, endorsing brands and products including the Nintendo DSi and Domino's Pizza .In late 2010, a gift certificate company began releasing gift certificates each worth 10,000 won which featured Girls' Generation images on the cards, making them the first celebrities to be featured as such.The Korean web portal Daum also began using the group as models while remodeling certain services and search engines in early October 2010, and released Girls' Generation desktop wallpapers and screensavers for promotion.A survey conducted in December 2010, saw 409 out of 741 marketing employees choosing Girls' Generation as the model with the most influence over consumers, attributing their positive attention from the public to their vocals, looks and fashion sense.In 2011, Intel Asia announced that the group would become official advertising models for the company.

Meanwhile, members Yuri, Yoona, Seohyun, Sooyoung and Hyoyeon were models forChristian Dior. Other members which include Yoona and Seohyun were not models forChristian Dior, due to their other cosmetic contracts.Woongjin Cowaystated that they selected Girls' Generation as their exclusive models and recently contracted with the group to endorse their water purifiers. Their contract will begin on March 1 and last through the year, while TV advertisements will begin running mid-March.In March 2011, the group started endorsing the Vita500 brand of energy drinks as part of Vita500's 10th anniversaryand exclusive Vita500 posters of Tiffany, Yuri and Yoona were released.

In Japan, the group is currently endorsing the throat lozenge brandE-ma Nodoame.They endorsed Lipton tea as well, with their songs "Let It Rain" and "MR. TAXI" used as background music.In July 2011, along with labelmates TVXQ , they started endorsing 7-Eleven Japan products featuring the Japanese version of the song " Hoot " in commercials.

On August 19, 2011, Girls' Generation were chosen as the ambassadors for the2010-2012 Visit Korea Year.Seohyun will be appointed as UNICEF envoys on October 11, 2011 at Changseong-Dong, Seoul. This is a notable feat, as only those who have a respectable reputation are appointed as goodwill representatives.

On October 2011 Girls' Generation were appointed models forJ.ESTINA.On December 15, JCE chose Girls’ Generation as the models for their representative bundled game brand, “Freestyle Sports”, for this winter. They will begin official marketing activities by releasing Girls’ Generation characters. LG Electronics Korea announced on January 16, 2012 that popular girl group, Girls’ Generation, were chosen to be the new models for their Cinema 3D TV brand.

On March 5th, representatives of the city of GangNam in Seoul released a statement saying that the Girls' Generation will be the honorary ambassador for the city of Gangnam-gu starting on the March 7, 2012.

On March 30, Lotte announced that Girls' Generation were chosen to be the new models for Lotte Department Store .Meanwhile, Girls' Generation were chosen to be models for ACE BED.

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 Girls Generation's Philanthropy

On February 4, 2010 Girls' Generation held a donation campaign with music site Lunchbox. In the Music Dream campaign, 3% of the purchase price from people joining the site Dosirak will be donated to "Korea Make Wish Foundation".

A portion of the revenue from the Girls' Generation Japanese single MR. TAXI / Run Devil Run will be donated to Japan's Red Cross in order to provide assistance to the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami .

On August 9, 2011 Girls' Generation, f(x) and SHINee took part in an effort to help African children. The groups were joined by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Kimoon in the ‘Help African Children’ project co-organized by the Korean Red Cross Society and the Korean UNICEF committee.

Girls' Generation appeared on the September 17th episode of KBS‘ ‘Love Request‘ to donate blood. They invited a girl with a heart condition and a blind boy to fly to Korea to receive treatment. Girls' Generation also participated in a blood drive campaign during the show together with Super Junior.

Woongjin Coway held a “Beautiful Auction” event at Times Square in Yeongdeungpo with Girls’ Generation on the 27th September 2011 to help women who are neglected.

Girls’ Generation member Seohyun released a digital song "Dreams Comes True" together with Donghae on the 11th and proceeds will be donated to UNICEF. The funds will be used to treat children who are suffering in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti.

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 Girls Generation's Controversies


In February 2011,Chosun Ilboreported that band members ate only 1,500 kcal a day.This corresponds to a seasonal vegetable, five pieces of broccoli, 100 grams of grilled chicken breast, and 150 grams of brown rice.Several members of the band hotly denied these claims in a interview televised by SBS in November."They say we eat eight brocolli pieces and one sweet potato for a meal," Yuri said."That’s crazy. I thought they meant we ate 1,500 kcal a meal at first.”According to Tiffany: "I feel like we eat at least 3,000 kcal a day. Our manager told us, ‘The amount of money SNSD spends on food is much greater than the amount Super Junior spends on their meals.'"

Photo Scandal

In February 2012,SM Entertainmenthas requested the police to further investigate concerning the fake nude photos of the band members that was circulating on the internet a few months (December 2011) before such statement was even publicized by the band's agency. An SM Entertainment representative stated,“We will be taking legal actions against the creator of the composite photographs, the original poster, and the distributor of the photos.”As of February 22, 2012, the culprit has been caught and is said to be a man in his 50s and started posting the fabricated nude pictures of the members during his work hours in an internet cafe. It was also revealed the he is a government employee in Yeonsugu, Incheon.

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 Girls Generation's Discography

Korean discography

Studio albums
Repackaged albums
Extended plays
Live albums

Japanese discography

Studio albums
Repackaged albums
Digital Singles

English discography

Special albums
Digital singles

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 Girls Generation's Tours

Headlining Tours

  • The 1st Asia Tour: Into the New World (2009–2010)
  • The 1st Japan Arena Tour (2011)
  • The 2nd Asia Tour: Girls' Generation (2011–2012)

Concert participation

  • SMTown Live '08 (2008–2009)
  • SMTown Live '10 World Tour (2010–2011)
  • SMTown Live '12 World Tour (2012-2013)

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 Girls Generation's Filmography

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 Girls Generation's Awards

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 Girls Generation's Fanclub

  • Official Fanclub Color:Pastel Rose Heart
  • Official Fanclub Name:S♡NE (SONE), 소원 (Wish)

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 Girls Generation's References

  1. "Spotlight: Girls’ Generation sets their sights on taking America with ‘The Boys’". Toyazworld. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. "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. (Korean) 소녀시대, '대성통곡'은 통사고 때문? (Girls' Generation in a Car Accident Before Music Bank)
  5. (Korean) [포토엔]3人3色, 소녀시대 서현-티파니-제시카 (Girls' Generation Jessica Tiffany Seohyun
  6. (Korean) 소녀시대 제티현 ‘오빠나빠' 신고식 여인의 향기 물씬 (Girls' Generation JeTiHyun "Oppa Nappa")
  7. (Korean) 소녀시대, 마비노기 상큼 주제곡 ‘공개' (Mabinogi Theme Song by Girls' Generation Released)
  8. (Korean) Factory Girl – official website
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  11. (Korean) Shin, Su-jin. 소녀시대, 다음달 7일 미니앨범 ‘Gee'로 컴백 (Girls' Generation, Next Month on the 7th, Mini Album "Gee" Comeback. Dailian/ebnews. December 29, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
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  22. (Korean) 소녀시대 가요계 올킬 ‘음반 음원 벨 방송횟수 모두 1위 싹쓸이' ('SNSD Commits an Industry All-Kill: Music Sales, Online Sales, Ringtones, Broadcast')
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  28. (Korean) 소시 '오!', 상반기 음원판매도 1위 '트리플크라운' (Soshi 'Oh!', 'Triple Crown' 1st place in First Half Music Sales.)
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  36. (Japanese) “美脚”グループ・少女時代、韓国女性グル―プ初のDVD総合TOP5入り(SNSD is First Korean Female Group to place in the Top 5 for ORICON's total DVD ranking)
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  42. (Japanese) 美脚がウリです 「少女時代」ついに日本で“解禁” (Matching Beautiful Legs "Girls' Generation" Opens in Japan)
  43. (Korean) 소녀시대 日데뷔 싱글 ‘지니' 티저 공개, 한국서도 관심폭발 (Sonyeo Sidae Releases their Japanese Single 'GENIE' Teaser Video, Also Attracts Attention from the South Koreans) Newsen. Retrieved September 4, 2010
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  45. Girls' Generation debuts successfully in Japan The Korea Herald, 9. September 2010.
  46. (Korean) 소시 티파니, 일본에서도 '살인 눈웃음'으로 男心 녹여 (Soshi Tiffany, 'Eye Smile' Melted Male Hearts Even in Japan)
  47. (Japanese) “美脚&美ヒップ”韓国のガールズグループがレコチョク動画ランキング席巻 (Korean Girl Groups Dominate Rekochoku Video Rankings)
  48. (Japanese) K-POPガールズ本命・少女時代、日本デビュー作が歴代最高記録 (Shoujo Jidai Breaks 2 Records on Oricon and Sells 45000 Copies of GENIE)
  49. (Korean) `아시아 NO1 걸그룹` 소녀시대, 日 데뷔 싱글 `GENIE` 1위! (Asia's No.1 Girl Group Sonyeo Sidae Takes 1st Place With Debut Single!)
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  98. SNSD to Appear on Two American TV Talk Shows Next Week
  99. Girls’ Generation to perform on top French talk show, ‘Le Grand Journal’
  100. Girls’ Generation to release ‘The Boys’ in France
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  102. SNSD realesed the full music video for "Time Machine"
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  108. (Korean)CF 퀸으로 등극한 소녀시대, 광고계도 접수 ('CF Queens SNSD takes over the Advertisement World')
  109. (Korean) '소녀시대 서현-f(x) 크리스탈, 화장품 전속모델 동반발탁'
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    (Korean) 비오템과 함께하는 커플 UV 체험단 모집
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  113. (Korean) 소녀시대, 슈퍼주니어 '스파오' 매장 오픈 컷팅식 참여 ('Girls' Generation and Super Junior, Opening Of SPAO Store')
  114. (Korean) 마비노기, 소녀시대가 부른 주제곡 Mabinogi(It's Fantastic!) 공개
  115. (Korean) 소녀시대, 삼양라면 CF모델 발탁! “우린 삼양라면 친구” (' SNSD Chosen as CF Models of SamYang Ramyun! "We are SamYang Ramyun Friends"')
  116. (Korean) '2009 고객감동 방송광고 신한카드...상큼발랄 소녀시대 '긍정의 힘'을 생각하게 하다']
  117. (Korean)소녀시대 ‘닌텐도 DS Crimson/Black' 모델 발탁! ('SNSD Chosen as Models for Nintendo DSi!')
  118. (Korean)도미노피자, 새 CF 모델로 '소녀시대' 선정 ('SNSD Selected as New CF Model for Domino Pizza')
  119. (Korean) 韓연예인 최초 '소녀시대 상품권' 나온다 (First celebrities to have their own gift certificate “Girls' Generation gift cards”)
  120. (Korean) 소녀시대, 스크린세이버로 인기몰이 (Sonyeo Sidae Screen Savers Increase In Popularity)
  121. (Korean)소녀시대, 가요계-광고계 동시 석권 (Girls Generation Takes Over Music Scene, and Now CF Scene)
  122. (Korean)인텔, 아시아 광고 모델 `소녀시대` 발탁 (SNSD selected to be advertisement models for Intel Asia)
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  132. Girls’ Generation to Endorse Video Game Brand ‘Freestyle Sports’
  133. Girls’ Generation become endorsement models for ‘LG Cinema 3D TV’
  134. Girls Generation Honorary Ambassador for GangNam
  135. Girl’s Generation becomes Lotte Department Store’s official models
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  138. "SNSD, f(x) and SHINee to Aid in Charity Project For African Children". Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
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