Taeyeon - It Is Fine

Taeyeon - Fine

Since their last album, Lion Heart, the members of KPop's most successful girl group, Girls' Generation, must have some time on their hands. As outlined by our piece on the Soshi Diaspora, there've been solo and collaborative efforts by Tiffany, Yoona, Hyoyeon, and Seohyun, but the most prolific of the octet by far is their "baby leader" and lead vocalist Taeyeon, who has already released two EPs since Lion Heart, and now her first full length LP My Voice.

SNSD's Seohyun Solo Don't Say No Dance

Seohyun - Don't Say No

For the first time since she was discovered by an S.M. scout on the Seoul subway in 2003, Seo Joo-hyun, known better as SNSD's maknae Seohyun, goes solo, with her EP Don't Say No and its title track. Certainly a proud moment for the legions of Sones who adore her, but a well-deserved step into the limelight for the one who seems to have artistically matured and refined her talents over time more than anyone else in the iconic girl group.

Jessica Jung and the SNSD Diaspora

Jessica Jung and the Soshi Diaspora

With the release of "Wonderland," exiled SNSD fashion plate Jessica Jung fights the good fight, returning without the "Comeback" fanfare of South Korean weekly music shows, undoubtedly due to her rift with KPop's largest entertainment company, SM and its broad blacklisting muscle. After all, SM is making a big push to reap the rewards of the remaining Soshi members with their own solo efforts.

Psy and Snoop - Making It In America

Among people, especially westerners, who are interested in K-Pop, the question that almost always comes up in conversations, chat rooms, and forum discussions is: "Who will make it in America?" And that question is followed by a tossing out of various names followed by the reasons for each.

Girls' Generation
소녀시대
The Gold Standard

Currently the Gold Standard of Korean Girl Groups, SNSD, as they are commonly known (by the abbreviation of the romanized spelling of the Korean translation of their name), or Soshi (from So-Nyuh Shi-Dae, "era of girls"), are so universally adored in Korea that they have been dubbed South Korea's "National Girl Group" sort of like a national tree or national bird.