Artist Profile: SoNyeoShiDae (Girl’s Generation) Part 2

This is another huge SM Entertainment group, so I’m splitting the member profiles from the discography. Here you will find their album and track listings, and awards. I know I usually put the discography first, but I forgot how many singles and such SNSD has released, so you’ll just have to adapt to the SNSD artist profile being backwards.

So Nyeo Shi Dae is known by three names. Most commonly their name is abbreviated SNSD or translated to the English “Girl’s Generation”, which is as common in Korea as their Korean name. In China they are Shao Nu Shi Dai and in Japan they are Sho Jo Ji Dai, but the abbreviation SNSD is common to cover their appearance in any Asian country. They are called the “Living Legend Girl Group” as they have reached such high popularity in such a short period of time.

They debuted in 2007 and are considered to be Super Junior’s direct sister group, as they have 9 members and Super Junior appeared in many shows with them and helped to promote the group on programs.

SNSD faced one major controversy when, at the 2008 SBS Dream Concert, SNSD’s male fans got into a series of fights with Super Junior’s female fans. Both groups were upset by the fighting. Super Junior fans refused to cheer during SNSD’s performance, and SNSD fans tore down Super Junior’s 15ft tall banners at the venue. There also was direct fighting. As both SNSD and Super Junior are close friends, each group encouraged the fans to get along. Since then Super Junior fans and SNSD fans have been seated on separate levels at the Dream Concert.

Albums

Into the New World
This was a debut mini album released before their first full length album
1) Into the New World
~~SNSD’s debut song
2) Beginning
~~This song was performed along side Into the New World on many programs. It is a korean version to “2 Blocks Down” by English girl-group “Play”
3) Perfect for You
4) Into the New World (instrumental)

Girl’s Generation
This was their debut album released November 1 2007.
1) Girl’s Generation
~This was one of their promotional songs
2) Ooh La La!
3) Complete
4) Kissing You
~The MV for this featured Super Junior’s Donghae
5) Merry-Go-Round
6) “Tears”
7) Tinkerbell
8] 7989
~This song features vocals by former H.O.T. member Kangta
9) Honey
10) Into the New World
~This was SNSD’s debut song. It features cute lyrics that gained them many fans from early on.

Baby Baby (Repackaged)
This was a repackaged version of the “Girl’s Generation” album, featuring several new songs.
1) Girl’s Generation
2) Ooh La La!
3) Baby Baby
4) Complete
5) Kissing You
6) Merry-Go-Round
7) Tears
8] Tinkerbell
9) 7989
10) Honey
11) Into the New World
12) Kissing You (Skool Rock Remix)
13) Let’s Go Girls’ Generation (long version)
14) Let’s Go Girls’ Generation (short version)

Gee [Mini Album]
This gained SNSD massive popularity in Korea and overseas
1) Gee
~~One of SNSD’s most popular songs. It has inspired a rash of boy-group covers and even inspired the short lived group “Wonder Boys”, a collection of singers from the most popular groups in Korea such as Super Junior, 2AM, 2PM, and SHINee; Wonder Boys always performed “Gee” and dedicated it to SNSD.
2) Way to Go!
3) Dear Mom
~~This is rumored to be part of a two-song tribute carried through by their sister group F(x) who sang the song “Dear Daddy”
4) Destiny
5) Let’s Talk About Love

Genie [Mini Album]
This Mini Album won SNSD the Golden Disk award for “Best Album”, one of the top music honors in Korea
1) Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
~~This is arguably SNSD’s most popular song. It has more of a sexy style and the group hit it big along with the song’s release.
2) Etude
3) Girlfriend
4) Boyfriend
5) My Child
6) One Year Later
~~This song was sung by member Jessica featuring SHINee’s Onew

Oh!
1) Oh!
~~This cute song gained great popularity and won numerous awards
2) Show! Show! Show!
~~It was rumored originally that the “Black SNSD” hinted at the end of the “Oh!” music video would appear in this song, as the costume styles were similar.
3) 뻔&Fun (Sweet Talking Baby)
4) 영원히 너와 꿈꾸고 싶다 (Forever)
5) Be Happy
6) Boys and Girls
~~This song features KEY of brother group SHINee
7) Talk to Me
~~This song is sung by members Jessica and Tiffany
8] Star Star Star
~~The title for this song is literally three stars
9) Stick Wit U
10)  Day By Day
11) Gee
12) Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)

Run Devil Run
This is the repackaged version of “Oh!”
1) Run Devil Run
~~SNSD promoted this song heavily. It is dedicated to the girl fans who have been hurt by love.
2) Oh!
3) Echo
4) Star Star Star [Acoustic R&B Version]
~~Again, the title for this is literally three stars
5) Show! Show! Show!
6) 뻔&Fun (Sweet Talking Baby)
7) 영원히 너와 꿈꾸고 싶다 (Forever)
8] Be Happy
~~If you though Oh! was upbeat and peppy, you should check this song out, it puts it to shame
9) Boys and Girls
~~This song featured KEY of SHINee
10) Talk To Me
~~This was sung only by members Jessica and Tiffany
11) Star Star Star
12) Stick Wit U
13) Day By Day
14) Gee
15) Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)

SINGLES
Into the New World (Remix)
1) Into the New World (Remix)

Kissing You (Rythmer Remix Volume 1)
1) Kissing You (Skool Rock Remix)
2) Kissing You (House Remix)
3) Kissing You (Groovy Candy Remix)
4) Kissing You (Funk Remix)

Too much text! So here is a picture to look at. L-R (Top to bottom): Sunny, Yuri, Tiffany, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon, Yoona, Jessica, Hyoyeon

Oppa Nappa
1) Oppa Nappa
~~Sung by members Jessica, Seohyun, and Tiffany

Haptic Motion
1) Haptic Motion
~~Sung by members Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, and Sunny. This song is an advertisement for Anycall, a cell phone brand in Korea.

I can’t Bear it Anymore (Bear Song)
1) I Can’t Bear it Anymore (Bear Song)
~~Sung by members Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, and Sunny

HaHaHa
1) HaHaHa
~~This is a part of the Samsung HaHaHa song campaign

Chocolate Love (Retro-Pop Version)
1) Chocolate Love (Retro Pop Version)
~~This song is an advertisement for the LG Chocolate cell phone, SNSD and F(x) were chosen as spokespeople for them, and each group recorded their own music video with their version of the song. The phones were sold with the song pre-downloaded into it as a ringtone.

Mobile Song
1) Hey! Cooky
~~This was an advertisement for the LG Cyon Cooky phone

Cabi Song
1) Cabi Song
~~This is sung by members Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, and Tiffany with the male idol group 2PM. It is part of the Caribbean Bay campaign.

SPECIAL ALBUM APPEARANCES

2007 Winter SMTown- Only Love
Track 7) “Melody”
~~All members of SNSD sang this with SMTown, the official name given to all SM Entertainment singers when they perform as one group instead of separately.

2008- Yoon Sang Song Book: Play with Him
Track 3) Lallalla
~~All members performed this with singer Yoon Sang

JjaRaJaJja
1) JjaRaJaJja
~~No, I didn’t mis-type, that is the song name! This song was performed by Joo Hyun Mi with SNSD member Seohyun and duet group Davichi.

Blue Note- Tropping the Tears
Track 4) A Girl, Meets Love
~~This was performed by member Tiffany with K. Will

Muhan Dojeon 2nd Album Olympic Daero Duet Song Contest
Track 5) Naeng Myun
~~This song was performed by “MyungCa Drive”, a duo of SNSD member Jessica and singer Park Myung Soo

I love You
Track 1) I Love You
~~This song is primarily sung by the group 8eight featuring Jessica

The First Memories
Track 2) Oh! My Love to You
~~This is sung primarily by The Blue featuring Tiffany and Sooyoung

SOUNDTRACK WORK
SNSD has recorded songs for many soundtracks. I will list the show and song below, with which members were involved in the recording.

SBS Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of my Son
Track 1) Touch the Sky
~~Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Seohyun

KBS Hong Gil Dong
Track 2) If (Manyage)
~~Taeyeon
Track 5) Jageun Bae “The Little Boat”
~~Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Seohyun

Nexon Game Mabinogi
1) Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)
~~Jessica, Tiffany, Seohyun

SBS Working Mom
Track 1) Kkok (For Sure)
~~Yuri and Sooyoung
Track 2) Sarang-eul Mollayo (Wang Ji Ta) “You Don’t Know About Love
~~Sunny

MBC Beethoven Virus
Track 7) Deullinayo (Can You Hear Me?)
~~Taeyeon
Track 13) Day by Day
~~Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Seohyun

IPTV Story of Wine
Track 2) Ljeseoya (Finally Now)
~~Sunny

SBS Ja Myung Go
1) By Myself
~~Tiffany

MBC Heading to the Ground
~~This show starred U-Know Yunho, former leader of SNSD’s eldest brother group DBSK
1) It’s Love
~~Taeyeon, Sunny
2) Motion
~~Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, and Seohyun

SBS Oh! My Lady
~~This popular comedy starred Super Junior member Siwon. SNSD members made a brief guest appearance on the show.
1) Your Doll
~~Sunny

Kim Soo Ro
1) It’s Okay even if it Hurts
~~Seohyun

Lots of text, so random pictures for you. L-R (Top to bottom): Sooyoung, Seohyun, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Yoona, Jessica, Tiffany, Sunny, Taeyeon. From "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) promotions

Awards
2007- Rookie of the Month [August] (Cyworld Digital Music Awards)
2007- Best New Female Group (14th Annual Korean Entertainment Arts Awards)
2007- Anycall Newcomer Award (22nd Golden Disk Awards)
2007- Anycall Popularity Award (22nd Golden Disk Awards)
2008- High1 Music Award (17th Seoul Music Awards)
2008- Best New Artist Award (17th Seoul Music Awards)
2008- Hot Sweet Music Award [Kissing You] (M.Net 20’s Choice Awards)
2008- Best Female Group (15th Annual Korean Entertainment Arts Awards)
2009- Song of the Month [January] “Gee” (Cyworld Digital Music Awards)
2009- Best Female Singer Award (Nickelodeon Korea Kids Choice Awards)
2009- 2009 Young Artist Award (Incheon Culture Day Ceremony)
2009- Artist Daesang [Best Artist] (17th Korean Cultural Entertainment Awards)
2009- Digital Daesang Award (Best Album) [Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)] (Golden Disk Awards)
2009- Digital Bonsang Award (Best Artist) (Golden Disk Awards)
~~This award was also given to their brother-group Super Junior at the same show
2009- Pop Music Award (Congress Daesang Ceremony Award)
2009- Special Award (Best Singer) (2009 MBC Entertainment Awards)
2010- Best Female Group (Korea Entertainment Arts Awards)
2010- Content Industry Award (Special Honor) (Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism)
2010- Bonsang Award (Seoul Music Awards)
2010- Digital Music Award (Seoul Music Awards)
2010- Daesang Award (Seoul Music Awards)
2010- Song of the Year “Gee” (Korean Music Awards)
2010- Group Musician of the Year (Korean Music Awards)

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