Girls' Generation-TTS

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Girls' Generation-TTS
TaeTiSeo in I AM. Showcase.jpg
From left to right: Tiffany, Seohyun, Taeyeon
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, Pop
Years active 2012–present
Labels S. M. Entertainment
Universal Music Group
Associated acts SM Town
Girls' Generation
Website Official website
Members Taeyeon
Girls' Generation-TTS
Hangul 소녀시대-태티서
Hanja 少女時代-TaeTiSeo
Revised Romanization Sonyeo Shidae-Taetiseo
McCune–Reischauer Sonyŏ Sidae-T'aet'isŏ

Girls' Generation-TTS (Hangul: 소녀시대-태티서, also known as Girls' Generation-TaeTiSeo or TaeTiSeo) is the first official sub-group of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, formed by S. M. Entertainment in 2012. The sub-group is the first subgroup in korea to achieved 9 wins and rank in billboard. It is composed of three Girls' Generation members, Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun.[1]


On April 19, 2012, S.M. Entertainment officially announced the sub-unit, stating in their official press-release that the subunit's intention was to "grab the attention of fans with all aspects of music, performance, and fashion styles." Also hinting at the possibility of future subunits containing other members, elaborating, "by changing the members of the unit according to the music and concept of each new subunit album."[1]

The label also revealed the thought process behind naming the unit "Girls’ Generation–TTS"”. The name "TaeTiSeo" is made up of the first syllables of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun. This name has the letters "T" and "S", which have distinct sounds, giving a strong vibe of the team and also lets the fans recognize the members instantly.[2]


Debut with Twinkle[edit]

A promotional image showing the three singers of Girls' Generation-TTS styled in outlandish clothing and makeup, with brightly colored textures around them, was released along with the unit's announcement in April 2012.[3] Soon afterward, three video teasers of their single "Twinkle", each featuring a different singer, were released over three days, the total views for all three teasers reaching over 10 million on YouTube within a period of four days.[4][5][6]

The single "Twinkle" was released on the iTunes Store worldwide on April 29, together with its music video on the April 30, which attained over 10 million hits on YouTube within its first week. The mini-album Twinkle was released on the iTunes Store on April 30[7] and on CD on May 2. They began promotions on music shows on May 3. Twinkle has also become the highest charting Korean Artist on US iTunes Charts and Billboard Charts, reaching 126 on the Billboard 200. TaeTiSeo, was also the first sub-unit to achieve a triple crown on all Music Shows. The album, Twinkle, has sold over 140,000 copies in South Korea, as well as a further 28,000 copies abroad.[8] The title song has sold 1,988,373 digital downloads in South Korea, as of July 2012.[9] TTS is the first ever sub-unit to win twelve trophies in their promotion period for Twinkle.[10] The group also participated in SMTown Live World Tour III, where they performed "Twinkle", as well as a special performance of Usher's "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" with EXO members.[11]


In June 2014, Tiffany revealed on an episode of Jessica & Krystal that the group were recording material to be released some time in the year.[12]


Stage name Birth name Date of birth[13]
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Taeyeon 태연 Kim Tae-yeon 김태연 (1989-03-09) March 9, 1989 (age 25)
Tiffany 티파니 Stephanie Hwang 스테파니 황, 황미영 (1989-08-01) August 1, 1989 (age 24)
Seohyun 서현 Seo Joo-hyun 서주현 (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 23)


Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales


Twinkle 1 6 126 1 2
  • KOR: 152,805+
  • JPN: 27,768+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Twinkle" 2012 1 3 2 Twinkle
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album

2012 "Baby Steps" 15 22 Twinkle
"OMG" 26 44
"Library" 33 75
"Goodbye, Hello" 32 59
"Love Sick" 28 58
"Checkmate" 44 89
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Year Title
2012 "Twinkle"
"OMG (Oh My God)"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2012 Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Trendy Music Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female Group Nominated
Best Global Group Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Melon Music Awards Top 10 Artist Winners Nominated
SBS MTV Best of the Best Best Global Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Golden Disk Awards[18] Disk Album Award Nominated
Digital Music Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Soompi Gayo Awards[19] Top 10 Artists – #9 Won
2013 Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards[20]
Album of the Year Award Won
Song of the Year Award (Digital Award) Won

Music awards[edit]

Show Champion[edit]

Year Date Song
2012 May 8 Twinkle
May 15
May 22

M! Countdown[edit]

Year Date Song
2012 May 10 Twinkle
May 17
May 24

Music Bank[edit]

Year Date Song
2012 May 11 Twinkle
May 18
May 25


Year Date Song
2012 May 13 Twinkle
May 20
May 27


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  10. ^ TaeTiSeo becomes first unit group to earn twelve #1 trophies
  11. ^ "MBC Broadcasts Performances from ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III’ in Seoul". October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jessica & Krystal Episode 2" (in Korean). Jessica & Krystal. June 10, 2014. OnStyle.
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  18. ^ The Wonder Girls, Girls' Generation and f(x) are nominated in the '27th Golden Disk Awards'
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  20. ^ "Girls’ Generation – TTS Wins Two Awards and Performs ‘Twinkle’ at the ‘2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’". Soshified. Retrieved 13 February 2013.