Monday, September 12, 2011

Girls’ Generation (SNSD) profile

Are you one of big fans Girls’ Generation (SNSD)? It is like me.

I am so like their performance. When I browse in internet, they have number fanatic fans. The nine pretty girls are very energetic in dancing. When I see their VC or listen their song I took shakes my head. They are the one of South Korea’s most popular female pop groups. The girls are well known across Asia with hit songs like Gee, Genie, Oh, and Hoot etc.

Also known as: SNSD, So Nyuh Shi Dae (Korean), ShōJo JiDai (Japanese), Shao Nü Shi Dai (Chinese), SoShi, GG

Girls’ Generation (Korean: Hangul – 소녀시대; Hanja - 少女時代) is a popular nine-member South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. The members are, in order of announcement to be in the group, Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (leader), Jessica, and Sunny. They are commonly referred to as SNSD, the acronym of the group’s Korean name So-Nyeo Shi-Dae or So-Nyuh Shi-Dae, Chinese name Shao Nü Shi Dai, Japanese name ShōJo JiDai. They are also referred as SoShi which is the abbreviation of the groups’ Korean name. The group’s official fan-club is named as S♥NE (소원) pronounced as “So-won” which means “wish” in Korean.

This is Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Member Profile:


Birth name: Kim Tae-yeon (Hangul: 김태연 Hanja: 金泰妍)
Date of birth: March 9, 1989


The leader of the group, she has since ventured out into DJ-ing and reality-variety shows, along with various solo singles.

Taeyeon became a DJ on Good Friend Radio, which she co-hosted with Super Junior’s Kangin until he left on April 19, 2009; she continues to host solo.
She sang a duet with Sunny for “Heading To The Ground” OST; also “If” (“Hong Gil Dong” OST) and “Can you hear me” (“Beethoven Virus” OST).

She was featured on MBC reality-variety show “We Got Married” as part of the third rotation of couples; she was featured with comedian Jeong Hyeong-don.


Birth name: Jessica Jung (Hangul: 제시카 정)
Korean name: Jung Su-yeon (Hangul: 정수연 Hanja: 鄭秀妍)
Date of birth: April 18, 1989


Jessica was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She released two singles with Tiffany and SeoHyun: “Oppa Nappa” and “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”.

She starred in Kim Jo-han’s music video “Love is Late, I’m Sorry” and is featured in 8Eight’s song, “I Hate You”. She also appeared in Super Junior-M’s “Super Girl.” In their second mini-album “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)”, she sings a duet with SHINee’s leader Onew in the track “One Year Later”. Jessica and Park Myeong-su released a duet song for Infinity Challenge called, “NaengMyun”.

She plays the main character, Elle Woods, in the Korean production of “Legally Blonde – The Musical” from November 2009 at the CoEX Atrium.
Her younger sister, Krystal, is a member of f(x).


Birth name: Lee Sun-kyu (Hangul: 이순규; Hanja: 李順圭)
Date of birth: May 15, 1989

Sunny was a trainee under a different entertainment company before she transferred into SM Entertainment. After several months of training under SM Entertainment in 2007, Sunny debuted as a member of Girls’ Generation that same year. She was a co-DJ of ChunJi until the broadcast ended in July 2008.

Sunny appeared in Super Junior-H’s music video for “Cooking? Cooking!”. Sunny also sang the song “Finally Now” on the soundtrack for the movie “Story of Wine”. She also co-hosts a music show called “The M” with SS501’s Hyungjoon.

She is also the niece of Lee Soo Man, the founder of SM Entertainment. She also revealed that her dad was in Hwaljooro, the famous college band with Bae Chul-soo, a famous radio DJ and the host of show 7080.
Sunny alongside with Yuri are part of reality show “Invincible Youth”, which they will be part of G7 (consisting of 7 girls from popular idol groups). She also sang a duet with member Sooyoung called “Happy Me”.


Birth name: Stephanie Hwang
Korean name: Hwang Mi-young (Hangul: 황미영; Hanja: 黄美英)
Date of birth: August 1, 1989

Born in San Francisco, but raised in Diamond Bar, California; she was discovered in the SM Starlight Casting System 2004 in Los Angeles. Along with SeoHyun and Jessica, she released a single, “Oppa Nappa” and “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”.

She was the co-host of “Sonyeo Sonyeon Gayo Baekso” along with Kim Hye-sung from November 5, 2007 to June 13, 2008. She sang “Na Honjaseo” from the “Ja Myung Go” soundtrack, a duet with K.Will called “Sonyeo, Sarangeul Mannada”, as well as “Feeling Only You” by The Blue with Sooyoung.

Tiffany and Yuri currently host MBC’s Music Core.


Birth name: Kim Hyo-yeon (Hangul: 김효연; Hanja: 金孝淵)
Date of birth: September 22, 1989

She was BoA’s silhouette during a dance break in BoA’s “Over the Top” performance at the MKMF Awards in 2005. Hyoyeon attended a hip hop dance school that specialized in waving, popping, locking, and animation.


Birth name: Kwon Yuri (Hangul: 권유리; Hanja: 權侑利)
Date of birth: December 5, 1989

Yuri joined the label when she took 1st place in the 2001 1st SM Youth Best Dancer Contest.
She appeared in TVXQ’s “Beautiful Life” and also made a guest appearance in TVXQ’s 2007 2nd concert. She also had a small role in a television segment, “The King’s Boyfriend”, which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show.

In 2006, Yuri made an appearance in the Chinese CF of Orion Chocopie with Jang Dong-gun, and she later appeared in the Dongil Highvill CF. Yuri also played a part in the sitcom “Unstoppable Marriage” alongside Sooyoung. Yuri alongside with Sooyoung sang the song “Ggok”.

Yuri is also the centerpiece of K. Will’s music video “Dropping the Tears” and appears in the music video for “JjaRaJaJja” by Joo Hyun-mi & Seohyun. Apart from her solo works, she is currently the co-host of Korean music program Music Core on MBC alongside Tiffany. Yuri alongside with Sunny are joining the television program “Invincible Youth”, which they are part of G7.


Birth name: Choi Soo-Young (Hangul: 최수영; Hanja: 崔秀英)
Date of birth: February 10, 1990


Before Sooyoung’s audition to Girls’ Generation, she made a brief debut in Japan as a singer in the group called “Route φ”. She first debuted with Marina Takahashi with the song “Start”. She was previously a DJ of ChunJi but was soon replaced by Sunny due to schedule conflicts.
Sooyoung also played a part in the sitcom “Unstoppable Marriage” alongside Yuri and was also in the movie “Hello Schoolgirl” with Kang-in of Super Junior and actress Lee Yeon-hee. Currently, she hosts MBC TV program “Fantastic Duo”. She also featured in “Feeling Only You” by The Blue with Tiffany.


Birth name: Im Yoon-ah (Hangul: 임윤아; Hanja: 林允兒)
Date of birth: May 30, 1990

Yoona was the first trainee revealed to be a member of Girls’ Generation and is also an actress and model. She was the lead actress in “You Are My Destiny” and “Cinderella Man”, in addition to playing a small role in “9 Ends 2 Outs”. Before her debut with Girls’ Generation, Yoona had been well known in the entertainment industry. She began to film commercials and model for various magazines when she was a trainee. Apart from the girl group’s commercials, Yoona is currently a model to endorse Clean & Clear, YeJiMin Pad and Innisfree Cosmetics.


Birth name: Seo Joo-Hyun (Hangul: 서주현; Hanja: 徐珠賢)
Date of birth: June 28, 1991

The group’s maknae (youngest). She was a 2004 SMART uniform model with TVXQ. Along with Jessica and Tiffany, they released a single “Oppa Nappa”, and “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”. On February 17, 2009, her duet with trot singer Joo Hyun-Mi (Korean: 주현미), was digitally released, called “JjaRaJaJja”. She is featured on MBC reality-variety show “We Got Married” as a couple with Jung Yong-hwa from CNblue band.


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