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August 5, 2009

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Members


Yoona

  • Name: Lim Yoona (Hangul: 임윤아; Hanja: 林潤娥)
  • Date of Birth: 1990-05-30 (edad 19)
  • Tiffany

  • Name:Hwang Miyoung (Hangul: 황미영; Hanja: 黃美英)
  • Date of Birth: 1989-08-01 (edad 19)
  • Yuri

  • Name: Kwon Yuri (Hangul: 권유리; Hanja: 權俞莉
  • Date of Birth:1989-12-05 (edad 19)
  • Hyoyeon

  • Name: Kim Hyoyeon (Hangul: 김효연; Hanja: 金孝淵)
  • Date of Birth:(1989-09-22) (edad 19)
  • Sooyoung

  • Name: Choi Sooyeong (Hangul: 최수영; Hanja: 崔秀英)
  • Date of Birth: (1990-02-10) (edad 19)
  • Seohyun

  • Name: Seo Joohyun (Hangul: 서주현; Hanja: 徐珠玄)
  • Date of Birth:(1991-06-28) (age 17)
  • Taeyeon

  • Name: Kim Taeyeon (Hangul: 김태연; Hanja: 金泰妍)
  • Date of Birth: (1989-03-09) (edad 20)
  • Jessica

  • Name:Jung Sooyeon (Hangul: 정수연; Hanja: 鄭秀妍)
  • Date of Birth:(1989-04-18) (edad 20)
  • Sunny

  • Date of Birth:(1989-05-15) (edad 20)
  • Name: Lee Sunkyu (Hangul: 이순규; Hanja: 李順圭)
  • Discography


    Singles

  • 2007 Into The New World (다시 만난 세계), ventas: 32,861. 2 de Agosto, 2007
  • Singles: 소녀시대, Kissing You, Baby Baby.
  • Álbum


  • 2007 Girls’ Generation , ventas: 121,143. 1 de noviembre, 2007
  • 2009 Genie
  • Digital Singles


  • 2007
    • Canción del mes  (Agosto 2007 ) de Cyworld (Into the New World)
    • 14th Ceremonia Actuación Coreana Anual Ceremonia: Mejor Nuevo grupo Femenino
    • 2007 M.NET Premios Disco de Oro: Anycall Premio de Popularidad
    • 2007 M.NET Premios Disco de Oro: Anycall Premio Newbie
  • 2008
    • 17th Premios Gayo Seul: High1 Music Award17th Seoul Gayo Awards: Mejor Nuevo Grupo, Canción del mes  (Febrero 2008) de Cyworld (Taeyeon – IF)
  • Girls’ Generation (Hangul: 소녀시대; Hanja: 少女時代)

    Is a South Korean nine-member girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. Its members include (in order of official announcement) Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader) , Jessica, and Sunny. International Girls’ Generation fans usually refer to the group as SNSD, the acronym of the group’s Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae.

    The group has sold over 100,000 copies of their first album Girls’ Generation and their mini-albums Gee and Soweoneul Malhaebwa (Genie), a rarity for female groups in South Korea

    History


    Pre-debut

    Each member was professionally trained in singing and dancing, but some were also selected to be trained in acting and modeling. Many of the members already had made names for themselves in the Korean entertainment industry through their participation in magazine ads, television commercials, and small television appearances. Before the official release of the group name, “Girls’ Generation”, it was rumored that the group would be named “Super Girls” after their so-called counterpart, Super Junior.

    2007: Debut and first album

    In July 2007, Girls’ Generation had their first performance on M.net M! Countdown. Although this performance was never broadcast on television, many videos were shot by fans and uploaded onto the internet. The song the girls performed was called “Into the New World” (Korean: 다시 만난 세계), which became their first single.

    In August 2007, the single “Into the New World” was released. This single included two other songs, “Beginning” and “Perfect for You” (Korean: 소원), later renamed as Honey for their self-titled debut album Girls’ Generation. An instrumental of “Into the New World” was also included.

    The group began promoting the single soon after its release. Girls’ Generation performed their single on SBS’s Inkigayo (literally Popular Songs), MBC’s Show! Music Core, and on KBS’s Music Bank.

    After a short break, the group’s first full album was released in late autumn 2007, with the lead single “Girls’ Generation” (Korean: 소녀시대), a cover of Lee Seung-Chul (Korean: 이승철)’s hit. Promotion for the single started in early November. Marked by dance routines and vocals, “Girls’ Generation” was a hit for the group, and the album has sold 121,143 copies to date, placing 12th in the year-end charts.[3] In early 2008, Girls’ Generation began promoting their second single, “Kissing You”. The music video featured Donghae from Super Junior. This song achieved the #1 spot in the three main TV music rankings—SBS Inkigayo, M.net M.Countdown! and KBS Music Bank.

    In March 2008, the album was re-released and re-titled Baby Baby. A third single, “Baby Baby”, was used to promote the album. A digital EP featuring Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun was released on April 2008, titled Roommate. The single from the mini-album is “Oppa Nappa” (Korean: “오빠 나빠”, literally “Bad Brother”, although contextually it refers to an older male friend).

    Girls’ Generation, along with fellow artists such as BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, CSJH the Grace, Zhang Liyin, SHINee and other SM artists participated in SM Town Live ’08. The tour expanded its route to South Korea, Thailand, and China.

    2008–2009: Other activities, return with mini-albums

    It was announced in autumn 2008 that Girls’ Generation would be starring in a reality show on M.net. Titled Factory Girl, the show chronicles the girls working as interns at fashion megazine “Elle“. The program began airing in early October.[4] During their absence from the music scene, they appeared in many commercials for Maple Story and Mabinogi. It was then announced that the group’s first mini-album, Gee, would be released in January 2009.[5] A teaser video was released in January 2009 and the first single “Gee” released soon after. Interest in the song rose after the digital release,[6] topping Cyworld’s hourly music chart on the release day.[7] The song also went #1 on all major digital music charts within two days.[8]

    The group began its album promotion on January 2009 on MBC Show! Music Core.[9] They sang their new single, “Gee”, and “Him Nae/Way To Go”, another track from the Gee mini-album. This song is a remake of the song “Haptic Motion” that was used in cellphone advertisements and is a mix of bubblegum pop and punk rock. Meanwhile, questions were raised when the group did not appear on KBS’s Music Bank with “Gee”, even after winning #1 on the music chart show.[10]

    “Gee” is the record holder for the longest-running #1 on music portal M.net (for 8 weeks), surpassing the previous record of 6 weeks set by the Wonder Girls’ “Nobody”.[11][12] They also broke the record on KBS’s music show Music Bank by being #1 for 9 weeks,[13] previously set by Jewelry’s “One More Time, which had 7 wins.[14] They won the award for best-selling song for the first half 2009 for “Gee”. Promotions for the song ended at the end of March.

    “Gee” was a hit in Thailand as well, holding the number one position on the International Chart for six weeks straight. The girls were able to perform it at the Pattaya International Musical Festival, along with “Into the New World” and “Kissing You”.

    Like the Wonder Girls’ “So Hot” and “Nobody”, 2NE1’s “Fire”, Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry”, and Lee Hyori’s “U-Go-Girl”, “Gee” was featured on perezhilton.com.[15]

    On April 14, 2009, Girls’ Generation released a digital single called “Hahaha” (Korean: “하하하 쏭~”), which was produced by Samsung for their “Hahaha” campaign. The song was created with the intention of lifting people’s spirits up during hard economic times.

    After a short break, SM Entertainment announced that the girls would be back with a new single and showing a “Marine Girl” concept; the song, titled “Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)” (Korean: “소원을 말해봐”, literally “Tell Me Your Wish”), the mini album was released digitally on June 22, 2009.[16][17] The mini-album includes a duet between Jessica and Shinee member Onew.[18]

    On June 26, 2009, Girls’ Generation’s comeback performance was recorded on KBS’s Music Bank.[18] The group then had their return performances on MBC’s Music Core and SBS’s Inkigayo on June 27 and 28, 2009. Girls’ Generation’s 2nd mini-album Genie was released on June 29, 2009.

    Their first win for their single “Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)” was obtained at the July 10, 2009 episode of KBS Music Bank, having set the record of the most points in Music Bank history, beating their seniors TVXQ who got 16,404 for ‘Mirotic’ last year. Their second award was claimed at the July 12, 2009 episode of SBS Inkigayo.

    Controversy


    During the Dream Concert held on June 7, 2008 in South Korea, a silent protest was held against Girls’ Generation by various other fan groups, notably E.L.F (Super Junior), Cassiopeia (TVXQ), and Triple S (SS501).[19]

    Additionally, after the cover was released for their second EP Genie, there was controversy over some images used on the cover, including a fighter jet purported to be a World War II Japanese kamikaze fighter jet, as well as a badge that resembled the Nazi swastika (Luftwaffe). Due to the misunderstanding, SM Entertainment delayed the EP until June 29 so that the covers could be redone.[20]

    More recently, controversy has surfaced over the identical melody and bass-beat of “Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)” and the song “Raqsga Tushgin” by Uzbekistani pop singer Dineyra. SM Entertainment has stated that it will pursue legal litigation, with credence from Universal Music also backing up SM’s legal rights. Universal Music has stated that they are not aware of who Dineyra is, and it is assumed that during the composition process of the song, the files may have been leaked, causing the production of the plagiarized material.

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