Artist: 소녀시대 Biography

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Artist 소녀시대 Biography Info

Girls' Generation (Korean: 소녀시대; Japanese: 少女時代), is an eight-member South Korean girl group formed in 2007 by SM Entertainment. They are considered South Korea's number one girl group and is one of the artists responsible for the "Hallyu Wave".

The members are (in order of official announcement): Yoona (윤아), Tiffany (티파니), Yuri (유리), Hyoyeon (효연), Sooyoung (수영), Seohyun (서현), Taeyeon (태연), and Sunny (써니). Former member Jessica (제시카) left the group in 2014. They are a multilingual group, with members that speak English, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Both Tiffany and Jessica were raised in America and are fluent in English, Hyoyeon traveled to Beijing in 2004 to learn dancing and Mandarin, and Sooyoung started out in the Japanese entertainment industry in the girl group route φ in 2004.

The group debuted on SBS Inkigayo on August 5, 2007, performing their first single, "다시 만난 세계 (Into the new world)". They gained attention at the beginning of their career with songs such as "Kissing You" and "Baby Baby." However, it was not until 2009, they gained immense popularity with their hit single "Gee", which, until 2012, held the record for being the longest running number one song on KBS Music Bank, having held the number one chart ranking for nine consecutive weeks. "Gee" was named 'song of the decade' by the Korean music site, Melon. The group solidified their place in the Korean music industry with their follow-up singles "소원을 말해봐 (Genie)" "Run Devil Run," and "Oh!."

In 2010, Girls' Generation signed with Nayutawave Records in order to venture out to the Japanese music scene. In September of 2010, Girls' Generation released the Japanese version of "Genie" as their debut single in Japan. It peaked at number four on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart and was certified platinum for digital sales exceeding 250,000 units by the RIAJ. The following month, the group released their second Japanese single, "Gee", which reached number two on the Oricon Singles Chart. "Gee" became the first single by a non-Japanese girl group to enter the top three of the Oricon chart since 1980.

On October 27, 2010, Girls' Generation released their third Korean extended play HOOT. It charted atop the Gaon Album Chart and at number two on the Oricon Album Chart, and became the third best-selling album of 2010 in South Korea. At both the 2010 and 2011 Seoul Music Awards, the group won two awards for Artist of the Year, becoming the fourth South Korean act and the first girl group to win the category in two consecutive years.

Girls' Generation's third Korean studio album, The Boys, was released on October 29, 2011. The album was released in the United States by Interscope Records, marking Girls' Generation's debut album in the country. To help The Boys connect with audiences worldwide, the group made their debut on US television upon performing on Late Show with David Letterman on January 31 and Live! with Kelly on February 1. The album became a success in South Korea, peaking atop the Gaon Album Chart on the week commencing October 16, 2011. The release ultimately became the highest-selling album of 2011 in South Korea with 385,348 copies sold.

소녀시대-태티서 (So Nyeo Si Dae-TaTiSeo), a sub-unit comprising of Tiffany, Seohyun, and Taeyeon, was formed in 2012. Their debut album Twinkle was released on iTunes and other music service sites on April 29, 2012.

In December 2012, Girls' Generation released "Dancing Queen"—a remake of British singer Duffy's "Mercy" (2008)—as a pre-release to their upcoming studio album. On January 1, 2013, the group released their fourth Korean studio album titled I Got a Boy. The album was a commercial success in South Korea, peaking atop the Gaon Album Chart and Billboard's World Albums Chart. The title track, "I Got a Boy", claimed the number-one position on Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 and the Gaon Digital Chart. The title track was recieved spectacularly by critics, who praised the innovative experimental style of the track. The music video won the award for Video of the Year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards in 2013, beating other popular nominees including Psy and Justin Bieber, which was subjected to major attention from Western media outlets as the group was considered lesser-known compared to other candidates at the time.

On February 24, 2014, Girls' Generation released their fourth mini-album Mr.Mr.. It subsequently debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart upon its release. The mini was the 5th highest-selling album of 2014 in South Korea, with 163,209 copies sold by the end of the year. The title track "Mr.Mr." charted atop the Gaon Digital Chart and sold 906,962 copies in 2014, becoming the year's 46th best-selling digital single in South Korea. All six songs from the mini debuted on the Gaon Digital Chart.

On September 29, 2014, Jessica was forced out of the group for reasons that still remain unclear, as all parties involved have conflicting accounts of the incident. The remaining eight members proceeded with the group's activities, holding The Best Live concert at Tokyo Dome on December 9, 2014. The concert was a sellout and attracted 50,000 spectators. The recorded show was released as a DVD in April 2015, which topped both Oricon's DVD and Blu-ray charts simultaneously.


"소녀시대" Music List

Download Gee - 소녀시대 Music

Gee

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2,449,498
Download Run Devil Run - 소녀시대 Music

Run Devil Run

63,225
1,591,034
Download The Boys - 소녀시대 Music

The Boys

61,548
1,252,815
Download Oh! - 소녀시대 Music

Oh!

61,215
1,567,736
Download I Got A Boy - 소녀시대 Music

I Got A Boy

50,370
1,160,358
Download Mr.Mr. - 소녀시대 Music

Mr.Mr.

38,427
871,531
Download Lion Heart - 소녀시대 Music

Lion Heart

34,800
537,584
Download 소원을 말해봐 (Genie) - 소녀시대 Music

소원을 말해봐 (Genie)

33,178
1,071,337
Download MR. TAXI - 소녀시대 Music

MR. TAXI

32,545
697,196
Download Genie - 소녀시대 Music

Genie

31,345
512,050
Download Show! Show! Show! - 소녀시대 Music

Show! Show! Show!

26,071
375,967
Download Destiny - 소녀시대 Music

Destiny

25,047
213,003
Download Dancing Queen - 소녀시대 Music

Dancing Queen

24,962
415,717
Download Kissing You - 소녀시대 Music

Kissing You

24,819
471,596
Download PARTY - 소녀시대 Music

PARTY

24,234
393,334
Download You Think - 소녀시대 Music

You Think

23,882
409,467
Download 텔레파시 (Telepathy) - 소녀시대 Music

텔레파시 (Telepathy)

23,271
236,221
Download 힘 내! (Way To Go) - 소녀시대 Music

힘 내! (Way To Go)

23,020
239,352
Download 훗 (Hoot) - 소녀시대 Music

훗 (Hoot)

22,958
648,856
Download OSCAR - 소녀시대 Music

OSCAR

22,669
301,427
Download Say Yes - 소녀시대 Music

Say Yes

22,528
232,174
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Dear. Mom

21,918
202,330
Download Paparazzi - 소녀시대 Music

Paparazzi

21,824
438,667
Download All Night - 소녀시대 Music

All Night

21,242
382,851
Download Baby Baby - 소녀시대 Music

Baby Baby

20,992
323,526
Download 말해봐 (Talk Talk) - 소녀시대 Music

말해봐 (Talk Talk)

20,835
300,130
Download Hoot - 소녀시대 Music

Hoot

20,821
300,225
Download Echo - 소녀시대 Music

Echo

20,346
323,491
Download Holiday - 소녀시대 Music

Holiday

20,232
299,486
Download The Boys (English Ver.) - 소녀시대 Music

The Boys (English Ver.)

19,054
403,356
Download 비타민 (VITAMIN) - 소녀시대 Music

비타민 (VITAMIN)

18,254
193,618
Download TRICK - 소녀시대 Music

TRICK

18,224
405,109
Download My J - 소녀시대 Music

My J

18,061
170,320
Download Baby Maybe - 소녀시대 Music

Baby Maybe

17,683
248,272
Download Flower Power - 소녀시대 Music

Flower Power

17,659
392,694
Download Complete - 소녀시대 Music

Complete

17,387
281,379
Download Ooh La-La! - 소녀시대 Music

Ooh La-La!

17,063
213,583
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Express 999

16,984
263,106
Download Galaxy Supernova - 소녀시대 Music

Galaxy Supernova

16,958
369,717