With Girls’ Generation’s 10th anniversary approaching, the feels really hit you. To say they’ve come so far since their debut days is an understatement. I remember during high school when I first started stanning our girls, people around me would say they won’t be big and they’ll disband soon because of the ‘5 year idol group curse’. The girls proved haters wrong and have become an undisputed legend in the music industry with their longevity and success. Being the first girl group to bring massive success in an era that was dominated by males, dominating album sales and chart rankings both nationally and worldwide, setting a record with 9 consecutive wins with “Gee”, being the only girl group to win the prestigious Daesung award 3 times in a row, appearing on popular American TV Talk Shows—The Late Show with David Letterman and Live! With Kelly, turning heads when they won “Video of the Year” Youtube Awards in 2013, and not to mention ranking 4th on the list of “The Highest Grossing Girl Group Concert Tours of All Time” after TLC, Destiny’s Child, and Spice Girls.
From their first album “Girls’ Generation” to the recent Japanese album “Oh”, our girls have certainly gone quite a long wondrous journey! They have all grown in their own way, whether it’d be in character or image. Just how much did they transform? See for yourself in this compilation of SNSD’s concepts from 2007 – 2012 below! Anyone counted? 18 as an entire group –that’d be 19 counting the sub-unit TaeTiSeo!
Just the day after SM Town 2012 in Anaheim, SNSD have moved from SoCal to visit the Northern region of California to perform at a free concert hosted by MBC along with many other Kpop artists such as DBSK, Super Junior, Wonder Girls, Kara, BEAST,MBLAQ, SISTAR and f(x).
MBC is kind enough to stream the concert live via youtube and for those who missed out on SM Town yesterday, here’s a chance to witness SNSD today even if you’re not there.
Live stream start at 7pm which is right now so happy streaming!
Girls’ Generation was acknowledged for their overwhelming success in the LA Times newspaper! The newspaper article highlights the ever-growing popularity of our girls in both Korea and the US, and provides an analysis of their song “The Boys”. As well, it shares a hilarious story of Tiffany’s reaction upon hearing the news that they would perform at the Late Show. The writer–shall I say–foretells the crossover of Kpop into American culture. You can find the article here.
Well, all I can say in response is,
Jigeumeun So Nyuh Shi Dae, Apeurodo So Nyuh Shi Dae, Yongwonhi So Nyuh Shi Dae!