Girls' Generation (소녀시대), also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Originally a nine-piece group (with Jessica, who later departed from the group in September 2014), Girls' Generation debuted in 2007 with their Korean eponymous debut album. Though the album gained some attention, it was not until 2009 that the group rose to fame with the single "Gee", which claimed the top spot on KBS's Music Bank for a record-breaking nine consecutive weeks and was named the most popular song of the 2000s in South Korea by Melon. Girls' Generation further consolidated their popularity on the South Korean music scene with follow-up singles "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)", "Oh!", and "Run Devil Run", which were released in mid-2009 and early 2010.

In mid-2010, Girls' Generation signed with Nayutawave Records (present-day EMI Records Japan) to venture into the Japanese music scene. Their June 2011 self-titled Japanese debut album peaked atop the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart and became the first album by a non-Japanese girl group to be certified million by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. The group's third Korean studio album The Boys was released in October 2011 and became the best-selling album of 2011 in South Korea with sales of over 380,000 copies. An English version of the single "The Boys" was released by Interscope Records in an attempt to expand the group's endeavor to the global music scene. The group's 2013 fourth Korean studio album I Got A Boy was supported by the single "I Got A Boy", which was subjected to major attention from Western media following its winning the Video of the Year award at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. Their fifth Korean studio album, Lion Heart, was released in 2015.

Girls' Generation's signature musical styles are characterized as electropop and bubblegum pop, though their sounds have varied widely, incorporating various genres including hip hop, R&B, and EDM. They have sold over 4.4 million albums and 30 million digital singles as of 2012. The group's immense popularity in their native country South Korea has earned them numerous accolades and the titles "The Nation's Singers" and "The Nation's Girl Group". Girls' Generation is also deemed one of the prominent figures of the Korean Wave and one of the most popular K-pop acts internationally. They are the first Asian girl group to achieve five music videos with over 100 million views on YouTube: "Gee", "I Got A Boy", "The Boys", "Mr. Taxi", and "Oh!". In Japan, they became the first non-Japanese girl group to have three number-one albums on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart, and their three Japanese concert tours attracted a record-breaking 550,000 spectators, more than any other Korean girl groups.

In October 2017, SM Entertainment confirmed that three members, Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun, will not be renewing their contracts. The company has said that Girls' Generation are not disbanding and that they are discussing future activities.


  • Taeyeon (태연) - Leader, main vocalist
  • Sunny (써니) - Lead vocalist, sub-rapper
  • Tiffany (티파니) - Lead vocalist, rapper
  • Hyoyeon (효연) - Main dancer, main Rapper, sub-vocalist
  • Yuri (유리) - Lead dancer, lead rapper, sub-vocalist
  • Sooyoung (수영) - Lead dancer, lead rapper, sub-vocalist
  • Yoona (윤아) - Lead dancer, rapper, sub-vocalist, visual, center
  • Seohyun (서현) - Lead vocalist, maknae

Former Members Edit

  • Jessica (제시카) - Main vocalist

Discography Edit

Main article: Girls' Generation Discography

Korean Discography Edit

Albums Edit

Mini Albums Edit

  • [2009.01.05] Gee
  • [2009.06.25] Genie (소원을 말해봐)
  • [2010.10.25] Hoot (훗)
  • [2014.02.24] Mr.Mr.

Live Albums Edit

Singles Edit

Digital Singles Edit

OSTs Edit

  • 2007: "Touch The Sky" [Thirty Thousand Miles In Search of My Son OST]
  • 2008: "Little Boat" (작은배) [Hong Gil-dong OST]
  • 2008: "Day By Day" (사랑은 선율을 타고) [Beethoven Virus OST]
  • 2009: "Motion" [Heading to the Ground OST]
  • 2010: "Forever" (원히 너와 꿈꾸고 싶다) [Pasta OST]
  • 2010: "My Friend Haechi" (해치) [My Friend Haechi OST]

Featurings Edit

Japanese Discography Edit

Albums Edit

Best Albums Edit

Remix Albums Edit

Singles Edit

English Discography Edit

Singles Edit

OSTs Edit

  • 2014: "Cheap Creeper" [Make Your Move OST]

Featurings Edit


Concerts & Tours Edit

Tours Edit

Asia Tours Edit

Japan Tours Edit

Concerts Edit

Korean Edit

Japanese Edit

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Drama Edit

  • 2007: Kimcheed Radish Cubes (깍두기) - as themselves (cameo)
  • 2011: Sazae-san 3 (サザエさん) - as themselves (cameo)
  • 2012: ENT- as themselves (cartoon)

TV Show Edit

Gallery Edit

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