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Twice (band)

South Korean girl group

TWICE (Hangul: 트와이스) is a South Korean girl group created through the reality show Sixteen and is made up of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu.

Twice
Twice in a showcase on April 9, 2018 (2).jpg
  • Twice in April 2018
  • From left to right: Momo, Jeongyeon, Jihyo, Nayeon, Chaeyoung, Dahyun, Mina, Tzuyu and Sana
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2015 (2015)–present
Labels
Associated actsJYP Nation
Websitetwice.jype.com
Members
  • Nayeon
  • Jeongyeon
  • Momo
  • Sana
  • Jihyo
  • Mina
  • Dahyun
  • Chaeyoung
  • Tzuyu

On October 20, 2015 Twice released their first Extended play The Story Begins.


MembersEdit

  • Nayeon (나연)
  • Jeongyeon (정연)
  • Momo (모모)
  • Sana (사나)
  • Jihyo (지효)
  • Mina (미나)
  • Dahyun (다현)
  • Chaeyoung (채영)
  • Tzuyu (쯔위)

HistoryEdit

2013-2015: Creation through Sixteen and debut mini albumEdit

On December 19, 2019, JYP Entertainment announced that they would create a new girl group in the first half of 2014, the first all girl group to come out of the company since Miss A in 2010. On February 27, 2014, JYP trainees Lena and Cecila were confirmed as members of the group called 6mix, while other rumored members included Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo and Minyoung. The group was eventually cancelled when Lena and Cecilia left the company.[2]

In February, Park Jin-young announced the lineup of the upcoming girl group would feature seven members and be decided through Sixteen, a television competition show that would air on Mnet later that year. The show began on May 5 and ended with Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun and Chaeyoung as the seven Twice members. Later, Park decided to add two more girls into the group, making Twice a nine member group by adding Tzuyu, who was added as the audience favorite due to bring the most popular contestant by the end of the show and Momo, who was added by Park himself since he felt the group needed someone with Momo's performance abilities. Momo had already been eliminated a few episodes before the finale, so the decision was disliked by some fans.

On October 7, 2015 the group's official website was created and their first extended play (EP), 'The Story Begins', would be released with the single "'Like Ooh-Ahh'" which was released on October 20. On the same day as their EP's release the group performed all tracks at a live performance. The music video was watched 50 million times on YouTube within five months of it's release and became one of the most-viewed debut music videos of any K-pop group.[3] The group performed "Like Ooh-Ahh" at SBS Gayo Daejeon at the end of 2015.

2016-2017: Rise in popularity, first tour and first album in JapanEdit

Twice released their second EP, Page Two, on April 25, 2016. It included their singles "Cheer Up" and "I'm Gonna Be A Star", the second which served as the theme song for Sixteen.[4] On May 5 Twice won their first music show award with "Cheer Up" on M Countdown, which fell exactly one year after the first episode aired of Sixteen. By August, Page Two had sold over 150,000 copies making Twice the first girl group to have a sales record of more than 100,000 units that year.[5]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Twice received its first-ever nomination and award at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards with the Best New Female Artist award, followed by another New Artist Award at the 2016 Golden Disc Awards.[6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "TWICE". Warner Music Japan.
  2. "10 Must-Know Facts About K-pop Darlings TWICE". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  3. 정주원 (2016-04-04). "TWICE's music video hits 50 million". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  4. Herald, The Korea (2016-04-19). "Twice to move on to 'Page Two'". www.koreaherald.com. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  5. "BNTNews- TWICE Sells 150,000 Records!". BNTNews UK. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  6. "Best New Female Artist". Mnet Asian Music Awards. CJ E&M Corp. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. Lee, Nancy. "[2015 MAMA] iKON and Twice Win Best New Artist Awards". Mwave. CJ Digital Music. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  8. Lee, Ji-hyeon. "'골든디스크' 세븐틴-트와이스, JTBC2 신인상 수상 '글로벌 인기'". Nate (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved September 25, 2017.