Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Originally a nine-piece group, Jessica departed from the group in September 2014. One of the prominent figures of the Korean Wave, the group has won numerous accolades and the honorific nickname "The Nation's Girl Group".
Girls' Generation debuted in 2007 with their eponymous Korean debut album. The group rose to fame with the single "Gee" in 2009, which claimed the top spot on KBS's Music Bank for a record-breaking nine consecutive weeks and was named the most popular song of the 2000s in South Korea by Melon. Girls' Generation consolidated their popularity in South Korea with follow-up singles "Genie", "Oh!", and "Run Devil Run", which were released between mid-2009 and early 2010. Their second Korean studio album, Oh!, won the Golden Disc award for Album of the Year, making the group the only female act to win the grand prize in the 2010s.
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