Disclaimer: This will only include girl groups because OP never paid attention to boy groups. But I welcome you to throw in any other songs or tidbits in the comments!
Happy 10 year anniversary to ‘The Boys’!
The nation’s girl group’s endeavour into the US’ market may not have made the splash overseas SM hoped it would, it was still an incredible moment in K-Pop history. With this track, SNSD managed to be the first K-Pop group to perform on a US late-night talk show! I can remember the bad faith “who is the most popular girl group? SNSD, 2NE1 or AKB48?” debates almost like it was yesterday.
Did the song hold up? If by holding up you mean “do you still sing along when this starts playing”? Absolutely. Though admittedly, it’s definitely a song only Girls Generation can pull off.
Are they still together? To quote this iconic track, life is a mystery!
So… where are they now? Jessica was dismissed from the group in 2013, in a situation that OP doesn’t know nearly enough about to start describing. She released some solo music but has since dedicated her time to her clothing brand ‘Blanc & Eclare’, as well as released a young adult novel inspired by the K-Pop idol trainee life. In 2017, members Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun decided not to renew their contract with SM. The remaining five members are still with the company, though the group itself is on the ever-so-vague “hiatus”. Most successful member is Taeyeon, without a doubt, though all of them remained booked and busy in their own ways.( Collapse )
Sources: Me, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
feel old yet, ONTD?