Korean Pop Group Girls’ Generation Profile

Girls’ Generation is Korea’s most popular female pop group, with hit songs like The Boys, Oh, Genie, and Gee etc. The group is often referred to as Soshi, or SNSD – abbreviations of their Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae (소녀시대). Check main blog for more Girls’ Generation photos, news, comments and videos.

Korean pop group Girls Generation SNSD picture

SNSD made their official debut in 2007 with nine members, i.e. Taeyeon, Jessica (left in 2014), Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. You can check their personal profiles further below.

Group Highlights

Made their official debut with single Into The New World in August 2007
Released first studio album (self titled) in November 2007
– Repackaged as Baby Baby in March 2008
Released first mini album, Gee, in January 2009, which was a huge hit
Released second mini album, Tell Me Your Wish (Genie), in June 2009
Released second studio album, Oh, in January 2010
– Repackaged as RunDevilRun in March
Released first Japanese single, a remake of Genie, in September 2010
Released third Korean mini album, Hoot, in October 2010
Released first original Japanese song, Mr Taxi, in April 2011
Released first Japanese studio album (self-titled) in June 2011
Released third Korean studio album, The Boys, in October 2011
First sub-unit, Girls’ Generation-TTS, was formed in April 2012 (details further below)
Released second Japanese studio album, Girls & Peace, in November 2012
Released fourth Korean studio album, I Got A Boy, in January 2013
Released a Japanese remix album, Best Selection Non Stop Mix, in March 2013
Released third Japanese studio album, Love & Peace, in December 2013
Released fourth Korean mini album, Mr.Mr., in February 2014
Released Japanese compilation album, The Best, in July 2014
Jessica is no longer a member of Girls’ Generation as of September 2014

(Singles, except notable ones, are not mentioned)

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)
Co-host of variety talk show Win-Win (2010)
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)
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)
Member of sub-unit Girls’ Generation-TTS (since 2012, details further below)
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)
Solo in Love, That One Word – drama OST for You’re All Surrounded (2014)

Sunny Profile

Girls Generation SNSD member Sunny picture

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

Co-DJ of Chun Ji Radio (2007-2008)
Solo in You Don’t Know About Love – drama OST for Working Mom (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 (since 2014)
Starred in stage musical Singin’ in the Rain (2014)
Starred in reality-variety show It’s Okay, Roommate (2014-2015)

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 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)
Member of sub-unit Girls’ Generation-TTS (since 2012, details further below)
Duet with Kyuhyun in Rise and Shine – 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)
Starred in variety show Animals (2015)

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)
Co-host of children game show Fantastic Duo (2009)
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)
Starred in drama My Spring Days and solo in OST (2014)

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)
[TBC] Starring in Chinese drama Wu Shen Zhao Zi Long (2015)

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 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)
Member of sub-unit Girls’ Generation-TTS (since 2012, details below)
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)
Wrote the lyrics for Only U (2014)
Starred in stage musical Gone with the Wind (2015)

Girls’ Generation-TTS

Korean pop group Girls Generation TTS picture

First official sub-unit of Girls’ Generation – consists of Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun
Released first mini album, Twinkle, in May 2012
Released second mini album, Holler, in September 2014
Starred in their very own reality show, The TaeTiSeo, in September-October 2014

Jessica Profile (ex member)

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 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 & EXO’s Kris in Say Yes – movie OST for Make Your Move 3D (2013)
Starred in variety show Jessica & Krystal with Krystal (2014)
Launched own fashion line Blanc & Eclare (2014)
Left Girls’ Generation under controversial circumstances (2014)

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