Pardon The Introduction: Is Girls Generation The New Pussycat Dolls?
Girls Generation (@girlsgeneration)
Home base: South Korea
Members: Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun
Album: The Boys (U.S.)
Props: 2010 Disk Daesang, Golden Disk Awards (equivalent to Grammys); 2011 Digital Daesang, Golden Disk Awards
The sound: Spice Girls meets Pussycat Dolls
Download this: “The Boys”
Passport Stamp: Already provoking pandemonium beyond the Far East—their Paris tour stop sold out in minutes—Interscope’s choreographed sorority of singers can import K-Pop (Korean pop) into the girl group-deficient States. Individuality may be lost within their Wu-Tang deep ranks, but G.G.’s commanding sets will show there’s girl power in numbers.
Rolling in the deep: “A group of nine girls could be something that’s new, or even odd,” says Sooyoung. “But our performances give off certain energy, energy not restricted to language or culture. Having a style, ability to sing and dance are important, but the people appreciate the energy we’re presenting most.”