Korean Pop Group Girls’ Generation Profile

Girls’ Generation is South Korea’s most popular female pop group, with hit songs like The Boys, Oh, Tell Me Your Wish, and Gee etc. The group is often referred to as Soshi, or SNSD – abbreviations of their Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae (소녀시대).

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The nine members of SNSD are Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. You can check their personal profiles further below.

SNSD made their official debut in August 2007 with single Into the New World. They released their first studio album (self-titled) in November, with its second track Kissing You a hit. The album was repackaged as Baby Baby in March 2008. The girls also worked in various (solo) projects, e.g. in reality shows, TV dramas and radio shows etc.

SNSD released their first mini-album, Gee, in January 2009, which became a mega hit, breaking various #1 records on music charts. They released their second mini-album, Tell Me Your Wish in June, which was hugely successful as well.

SNSD continued to excel in 2010 with their second studio album Oh in January, followed by repackaged album RunDevilRun in March, and their third mini-album Hoot in October. The group also made their official Japanese debut in September, with single Genie reaching the #4 spot on Oricon weekly sales chart.

SNSD released their first original Japanese single, Mr Taxi, in April 2011; followed by their first Japanese studio album (self-titled) in June which reached topped the Oricon weekly chart. The girls made their Korean comeback in October with their third studio album, The Boys, which became the year’s best seller.

The group’s first official subunit, Girls’ Generation-TTS, was formed in May 2012 and released a mini-album, Twinkle. SNSD released a few other Japanese singles, i.e. Paparazzi in June, a remake of Oh in September, and Flower Power in November before releasing their second Japanese studio album, Girls & Peace, later that month.

Girls’ Generation released their fourth Korean studio album, I Got A Boy, in January 2013. They released a few Japanese singles, i.e. Love & Girls in May, Galaxy Supernova in September, and My Oh My in November, before releasing their third Japanese studio album, Love & Peace, in December.

Girls’ Generation released their fourth Korean mini album, Mr.Mr., in March 2014.

Taeyeon Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Taeyeon picture

Name: Kim Tae-yeon – Korean: 김태연
Birthday: March 9, 1989
Birthplace: Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea
Height: 157cm – Blood type: O

DJ for Good Friend Radio (2008-2010)
Solo in If – drama OST for Hong Gil Dong (2008)
Solo in Can You Hear Me – drama OST for Beethoven Virus (2008)
Starred in variety show We Got Married with comedian Jeong Hyeong-don (2009)
Duet with Sunny in It’s Love – drama OST for Heading To The Ground (2009)
Starred in stage musical Midnight Sun (2010)
Voice-acting in animated film Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Duet with The One in Like A Star (2010)
Co-host of variety talk show Win-Win (2010)
Solo in I Love You – drama OST for Athena: Goddess of War (2010)
Duet with Kim Bum-soo in Different (2011)
Played a part in drama Salamander Guru (2012)
Co-host of MBC Music Core with Tiffany and Seohyun (2012-2013)
Released mini-album Twinkle with Tiffany and Seohyun (2012)
Solo in Missing You Like Crazy – drama OST for The King 2 Hearts (2012)
Solo in Closer – drama OST for To The Beautiful You (2012)
Solo in And…One – drama OST for That Winter The Wind Blows (2013)
Solo in Bye – movie OST for Mr.Go (2013)
Solo in Colorful – a campaign song for broadcaster JTBC (2014)
Participated in SM Entertainment’s project album, SM The Ballad (2014)

Jessica Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Jessica picture

Name: Jung Soo-yeon (Jessica) – Korean: 정수연
Birthday: April 18, 1989
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 163cm – Blood type: B
Elder sister of Krystal, member of girl group f(x)

Released two singles, Oppa Nappa and Mabinogi, with Tiffany and SeoHyun (2008)
Duet with SHINee’s Onew in One Year Later (2008)
Duet with Park Myeong-su in NaengMyun (2009)
Starred in stage musical Legally Blonde (2009-2010, rerun 2012-2013)
Solo in Sweet Delight – commercial song for SPC Group (2010)
Solo in Tears Overflow – drama OST for Romance Town (2011)
Starred in drama Wild Romance and solo for OST (2012)
Duet with Krystal in Butterfly – drama OST for To The Beautiful You (2012)
Solo in Heart Road – drama OST for King’s Dream (2012)
Solo in My Lifestyle – special PYL Younique album for Hyundai Motors (2012)
Solo in The One Like You – drama OST for Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013)
Trio with Krystal and EXO’s Kris in Say Yes – movie OST for Make Your Move 3D (2014)
Starred in variety show Jessica & Krystal with Krystal (2014)

Sunny Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Sunny picture

Name: Lee Soon-kyu – Korean: 이순규
Birthday: May 15, 1989
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 155cm – Blood type: B

Co-DJ of Chun Ji Radio (2007-2008)
Solo in Finally Now – movie OST for Story of Wine (2008)
Co-host of The M music show (2009-2010)
Duet with Taeyeon in It’s Love – drama OST for Heading To The Ground (2009)
Starred in reality-variety show Invincible Youth (2009-2010, sequel 2011-2012)
Solo in Your Doll – drama OST for Oh My Lady (2010)
Voice-acting in animated film Koala Kid: Birth of A Hero (2012)
Duet with Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo in I Love You, I Love You (2012)
Host of MBC Music Island (2012)
Starred in stage musical Catch Me If You Can (2012-2013)
Duet with f(x)’s Luna in It’s Me – drama OST for To The Beautiful You (2012)
Solo in The 2nd Drawer – drama OST for The Queen’s Classroom (2013)
Voice-acting in animated film Rio 2 (2014)
DJ for FM Date radio show (2014)

Tiffany Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Tiffany picture

Name: Hwang Mi-young (Stephanie) – Korean: 황미영
Birthday: August 1, 1989
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 163cm – Blood type: O

Released two singles, Oppa Nappa and Mabinogi, with Seohyun and Jessica (2008)
Co-host of Sonyeo Sonyeon Gayo Baekso with Kim Hye-sung (2007-2008)
Solo in By Myself – drama OST for Ja Myung Go (2009)
Duet with K.Will in A Girl Meets Love (2009)
Co-host with Yuri for MBC Music Core (2009-2010, 2011-2012)
Solo in Banji – drama OST for Haru (2010)
Starred in stage musical Fame (2011)
Co-host of MBC Music Core with Taeyeon and Seohyun (2012-2013)
Solo in Because It’s You – drama OST for Love Rain (2012)
Released mini-album Twinkle with Taeyeon and Seohyun (2012)
Duet with Kyuhyun in Beautiful You – drama OST for To The Beautiful You (2012)
Solo in One Step Closer – drama OST for All About My Romance (2013)
Starred in survival-variety show Fashion King Korea (2013)
Duet with Super Junior-M’s Henry in Good Life – movie OST for Final Recipe (2014)

Hyoyeon Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Hyoyeon picture

Name: Kim Hyo-yeon – Korean: 김효연
Birthday: September 22, 1989
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 160cm – Blood type: AB

Formed a dance group Little Winners Crew with Miss A’s Min before debut (2004)
Starred in reality-variety show Invincible Youth II (2011-2012)
Finalist in survival-variety show Dancing with the Stars II (2012)
Participate in Maxstep – special PYL Younique album – with various artist (2012)
Starred in survival-variety show Dancing 9 with Yuri etc. (2013)

Yuri Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Yuri picture

Name: Kwon Yuri – Korean: 권유리
Birthday: December 5, 1989
Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 167cm – Blood type: AB

Played a part in sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (2007)
Duet with Sooyoung in Must – drama OST for Working Mom (2008)
Co-host with Tiffany for MBC Music Core (2009-2010, 2011-2012)
Starred in reality-variety show Invincible Youth (2009-2010)
Wrote the lyrics for Mistake (2010)
Starred in drama Fashion King (2012)
Starred in survival-variety show Dancing 9 with Hyoyeon etc. (2013)
Starred in movie No Breathing and solo for OST (2013)

Sooyoung Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Sooyoung picture

Name: Choi Soo-young – Korean: 최수영
Birthday: February 10, 1990
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 172cm – Blood type: O

Made a brief debut in Japan as pop duo Route φ with Marina Takahashi (2002)
Co-host of Chun Ji Radio with Super Junior’s Sungmin (2007-2008)
Played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (2007)
Duet with Yuri in Must – drama OST for Working Mom (2008)
Played a part in movie Hello Schoolgirl (2008)
Wrote the lyrics for How Great Is Your Love (2011)
Co-host of SBS Midnight TV Entertainment (2012-2014)
Starred in drama The 3rd Hospital (2012)
Starred in drama Cyrano Dating Agency (2013)

Yoona Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Yoona picture

Name: Im Yoona – Korean: 임윤아
Birthday: May 30, 1990
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 168cm – Blood type: B

Played a part in drama 9 Ends 2 Out (2007)
Starred in drama You Are My Destiny (2008-2009)
Starred in drama Cinderella Man (2009)
Starred in reality-variety show Family Outing 2 (2010)
Solo in Innisfree Day – commercial song for Innisfree (2010)
Starred in drama Love Rain (2012)
Starred in drama Prime Minister & I (2013-2014)

Seohyun Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Seohyun picture

Name: Seo Joo-hyun – Korean: 서주현
Birthday: June 28, 1991
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 170cm – Blood type: A

Released two singles, Oppa Nappa and Mabinogi, with Jessica and Tiffany (2008)
Duet with trot singer Ju hyun-mi in JjaRaJaJja (2009)
Starred in variety show We Got Married with CNBlue’s Jung Yong-hwa (2010)
Solo in It’s Ok Even If It Hurts – drama OST for Kim Soo Roo (2010)
Voice-acting in animated film Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Participated in Let’s Go – G20 Seoul Summit OST (2010)
Duet with Suju’s Donghae in Dreams Come True – charity song for UNICEF (2011)
Duet with Kim Hyun-joong in The Magic of Yellow Ribbon (2011)
Duet with TVXQ in Journey – drama OST for Paradise Ranch (2011)
Duet with Yoon Gun in Don’t Say No (2012)
Co-host of MBC Music Core with Taeyeon and Tiffany (2012-2013)
Solo in I’ll Wait for You – drama OST for Fashion King (2012)
Released mini-album Twinkle with Taeyeon and Tiffany (2012)
Played a part in drama Passionate Love (2013)
Duet with Suju’s Kyuhyun in T’PLE Couple Song – commercial song for SKT (2013)
Starred in stage musical Moon That Embraces The Sun (2014)

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