Girls' Generation – South Korean girl band
Girls' Generation was formed in 2007 in Seoul. The lineup includes Sooyoung, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sunny, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Yoona, and Seohyun. Initially, the band had nine members, but the vocalist Jessica left in September 2014.
Even though the band’s official name is Girls’ Generation, it also performs under such names as So-nyuh Shi-dae, SoShi, and SNSD.
The idea to create a band belonged to SM Entertainment. The company arranged training camps for young talents. One of such talents was Jessica, who worked with the label since 2000. The rest of the group members auditioned between 2001 and 2003.
In 2007, the group debuted during a reality show School of Rock, which aired on Mnet. The girls performed their first song “Into The New World”. They also took part in SBS’s Inkigayo. The song was a cover version of an old hit “Kissing You”, recorded in 1989 by Lee Seung-cheol.