Bago pa man magkaroon ng mga kilalang South Korean girl groups tulad ng Twice, Momoland, Red Velvet, Black Pink nauna na ang Girls Generation.
Masasabing isa sa nagpakilala ng K-pop sa buong mundo ang Girls Generation. Sa South Korea na lang, sila ang may titulo na ‘The Nation’s Singer’ at ‘The Nation’s Girl Group’.
Nagdiriwang ang Girls Generation (kilala rin sa tawag na SNSD) ang grupo ngayon ng kanilang ika-11 taong anibersaryo. Sa pamamagitan ng video sa kanilang official You Tube SMTown’s account ay ibinahagi ng limang existing members ng SNSD ang kanilang pasasalamat sa kanilang mga tagahanga.
At walang duda na after 11 years, iba pa rin ang power ng SNSD. Nag-trending ang hashtag na ‘GG4EVA’ sa number 2 worldwide sa Twitter noong August 5.
Sinimulan ang video sa pamamagitan ng message ni Yuri. Ayon dito, “It’s already the 11th anniversary of Girls’ Generation and SONE [Girls’ Generation’s official fan club name]. SONE has worked hard while spending a long time together with Girls’ Generation, and I think you’ve made good memories too, so congratulations! Also, it’s thanks to SONE that Girls’ Generation was able to celebrate this meaningful 11th anniversary, so I’m really, really happy. Thank you.
“These days, when I receive really touching letters that say things like, ‘Unni, I was an elementary school student [when I became a fan], but I just got a job,’ I’m filled with emotion.”
Ayon naman kay Sunny, “When junior artists say, ‘Unni, I dreamt [of becoming a singer] while watching you and Girls’ Generation, I feel both grateful and burdened. It’s a generation where the lifespan is 100 years, so let’s last for a long time.”
Para kay Hyoyeon, para lang daw nasa ika-10th year nila ngayon. “It feels like our 10th anniversary was yesterday.
Na sinundan ng center ng grupo na si YoonA nang, “It means that it’s already been one year since we released ‘All Night’ and ‘Holiday.’” Ilan sa dalawang hit songs ng Girls Generation worldwide.
Nagpasalamat din si Taeyeon sa 11 years na magandang relasyon daw nilang lahat sa kanilang mga fan. At excited siya sa kung ano pa ang in store for them for the future.
Ayon din kay Hyoyeon, “11 years is a really long time. The fact that we’ve been together for such a long time means a lot, and I can’t not love you.”
Dugtong pa ni Yoona, “When it was our 10th anniversary, it felt unbelievable, but our 11th anniversary feels even more unbelievable. I feel like time is flying by even faster [than before], and it makes me wonder how time is going by so fast. But I hope SONE and Girls’ Generation can continue to spend great times together like this for a long time.”
Ang tatlo pang miyembro ng Girls Generation na sina Seohyun, Tiffany at SooYoung naman ay nag-post sa kanilang mga social media accounts tulad ng Instagram para mag-reminisce sa past 11 years ng grupo nila at magpasalamat din. Originally a nine members, pero umalis na sa grupo si Jessica noon pang 2014.