Girls’ Generation (also known as So Nyuh Shi Dae or SoShi) is currently one of the hottest Korean girl groups today. With an attractive nine-member team formed in 2007, the members (in order of official announcement) include Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri. Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader), Jessica and Sunny. Handpicked from a pool of 15,000 Korean and Japanese candidates, the all around girl group promises to turn the music world upside down with their new generation of sweet melodious vocals.
As the holder of the longest running no.1 record on the music portal MNET for their hit song ‘Gee’, they succeeded in winning the hearts K-pop fans with a unique confection appeal with feel-good pop rhythm that stays in your head and doesn’t bring you down. As hint of the cross-over appeal, ‘Gee’ was even featured by celebrity blogger and personality Perez Hilton on his gossip website.
However, what keeps the group going are its hardcore fans and Girls’ Generation is no exception. In fact, the girls that run Soshified, the largest international fanbase for the group, went ahead and purchased Alex Woo’s ‘Little Number 9’ as special gifts for each member of the group while they were in Los Angeles performing at the 2009 Korean Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. With each of their names personally engraved on the back, not only did they appreciate the gift from their fans but some of the singers have been wearing the accessory non-stop. Power of 9 anyone?