SNSD/Girls Generation

SNSD

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  Group Name:SNSD (So Nyeo Shi Dae )  or Girls Generation

Group Members Sunny, Sooyoung, Hyohyeon, Yuri, Yoona, Tayeon, Tiffany, Jessica and Seohyun

Record label (if known): SM Entertainment

Genre: Pop/Electro pop

Début date: August 5th 2007

Key events

Girls Generation have become icons of Kpop and have managed to remain very commercially successful over a large number of years. Two of their members (Tiffany and Jessica) moved from America to Korea in their early teens to pursue their careers after being scouted.

There is a running trope on Korean variety shows every time a new person is revealed as a pre-debut member of SNSD that everyone used to be in SNSD. This is primarily because so many artists have come forward as ex-members. SNSD have enjoyed a large amount of commercial success in Japan and have  débuted officially in America. Whilst they were generally well received in America it is often perceived as not having been a commercial success primarily due to the amount of hype leading up to their album release.

It is possible that their plans in America may have been brought forward somewhat by Psy’s viral success internationally, either way the level of success of ‘Gangnam style’ may have added to the expectation on SNSD.

In the first quarter of 2014 SNSD returned to Korea after a lengthy period promoting in Japan and the US. Their release of ‘Mr Mr’ was originally  scheduled to clash with 2ne’s album Crush, however there were delays in the release due to the video apparently having been accidentally deleted! 2ne1 later announced their video was also delayed and promotions did coincide.

SNSD have one sub-unit called Girls Generation -TTS which consists of Tayeon,Tiffany and Seohyun.

Sound

Girls Generation began their careers with a very bubblegum pop sound but have over time developed a more synthy electro-pop sound. They do not usually rap, however since the release of I Got A Boy, they have started experimenting with rap in their music a little.

Recommended music videos

Other songs to check out

  • Time Machine
  • Gee
  • Wait A minute
  • Back Hug
  • Cheap Creeper
  • Oh!
  • Genie

 

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