You may prefer to use the Hangul tag, which is 소녀시대. Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, the acronym of So Nyuh Shi Dae (소녀시대), is a South Korean nine-member girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. The group debuted on SBS's Popular Songs (SBS Inkigayo) on August 5, 2007, performing their first single, "Into the new world". Girls' Generation sold 100,000 copies of their first album in South Korea, being the first girlgroup to do so since 2002. In 2011, they released their first English single, "The Boys" in the United States.
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Girls' Generation is a South Korean girl group formed by S. M. Entertainment in 2007. The nine member group consists of Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun.
The group gained attention at the beginning of their career with songs such as "Into the New World" and "Kissing You" but it was not until 2009 when they gained significant popularity with their hit single "Gee", which would be named as South Korea's "Song of the Decade". The group solidified their place in the Korean music industry with follow-up singles "Tell Me Your Wish", "Run Devil Run", and "Oh!" from late 2009 to early 2010. In 2011, after a series of activities in Japan, the group returned to the Korean music scene with "The Boys", which was released in three languages: Korean, Japanese, and for the first time, English. In 2010 alone, the group sold more than 11,730,000 albums and singles collectively. The group's immense popularity in their native South Korea has earned them titles "The Nation's Singers" and "The Nation's Girl Group". The Sisa Journal named the group as the most influential entertainers for the years 2011 and 2012, making them the first female idol group in history to make the list. They have also been listed as #1 on the Top Female Singer's list for 4 consecutive years in a row (sans 2nd half of 2011 at #2) on the Leespiar Popularity Survey in Korea. Asia Today placed the group at forty-four on the 50 Korean Power Leaders list in 2011. Forbes also revealed the group were most powerful entertainers in South Korea for the year of 2011.