Formed over a decade ago by SM Entertainment, Girls’ Generation are described by many as the ‘Queens of K-Pop’ as they continue to reach new milestones; most recently making it into the 2018 Guinness World Records ‘Most Awards Won’ list for winning 13 awards at the Melon Music Awards.
Their Japanese debut in 2011 sold one million copies, making them the first Korean group to earn this achievement.
But it’s not just their accolades that show why they are really the ‘Queens of K-Pop’. The members of the eight-piece group (originally a nine-piece), have always been masters of reinventing their image and stage show and their current line up is no exception. Three original members formed subgroup TTS in 2012 as well as a second subgroup, five-piece Oh!GG, announced in 2018. Notably, members of both subgroups have embarked on solo careers, where they each show a deeper side to themselves and their personas.
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Currently sitting on over 216 million views on YouTube, their 2009 single ‘Gee’ sat on Music Bank’s no. 1 spot for a record-breaking nine weeks and made colourful skinny jeans the must-have trend.
2011 release ‘Bring The Boys Out’ sold over three million digital copies in Korea, hitting the #1 spot on Billboards K-Pop Hot 100, and was released in English through Interscope Records ahead of performances in Madison Square Garden.
Girls’ Generation’s first release as an eight-piece, ‘Catch Me If You Can’ features both Korean and Japanese song versions. The group was praised for their dancing skills.
So what do you think? Do you think Girls’ Generation is the best K-Pop Group of all time? They’re one of three acts nominated in the first group round of the K-Pop Showdown. You can vote for them HERE.