Respectful Kpop Band TWICE
By Alexa Agnello
TWICE was formed by South Korea’s survival show “Sixteen”. The show consisted of many different challenges and various eliminations until the last members were chosen. The show divided 16 girls into two groups Major and Minor. The girls would either move up, stay where they are or get eliminated. On July 5, 2015 the final members were chosen, bringing on back from elimination. They ended up with nine amazing members.
The group debuted on October 20th, 2015 with the song “Like OOH-AHH” and the mini album “The Story Begins”. Their popularity grew when the released their first comeback song “Cheer Up” along with the mini album “PAGE TWO”. The song drew people in when Japanese member Sana’s part blew up on social media. In the first and second verse people fell in love with the line, “Shy, Shy, Shy”. With their second comeback landing on October 24, 2016, they released the song “TT” and the mini album “TWICECOASTER : Lane One”. “TT” also became a world hit and in January became the first Kpop girl group to surpass 200 million views on YouTube. Their third comeback was not so far away. On February 20th, they released their first repackage album “TWICECOASTER : Lane Two”, with the title song “Knock Knock” and the new side track “Ice Cream / Melting”. In May, the group released their third mini album “Signal” with 6 new songs including their title track “Signal”. They made their Japanese debut in July and released their first Japanese music video in October. The latest album “TWICETAGRAM” was released and has so far surpassed 80 million views on YouTube.
There are nine members. Im Nayeon is the oldest member. She is 22 years old and is the lead vocalist and the center of the group. Next up, Yoo Jeongyeon is the second oldest. She is 21 years old and is the lead vocalist of the group. The first Japanese member is Momo Hirai. She is 21 years old and is the main dancer, vocalist and rapper of the group. The second Japanese member is Sana Minatozaki. She is 20 years old and is the lead dancer and vocalist of the group. The leader of the group is Park Jihyo. She is 20 years old and is the main vocal of the group. The last Japanese member is Mina Myoui. She is 20 years old and is the lead dancer and vocalist of the group. Kim Dahyun is 19 years old, she is the lead rapper and vocalist of the group. Son Chaeyoung is 18 years old, she is the main rapper and vocalist of the group. Lastly the youngest member, Chou Tzuyu. She 18 years old, she is the vocalist, dancer and the visual of the group.
TWICE is full of talent ; they are big dorks and watching them become more and more popular as the days go by makes me feel like a proud *ONCE (TWICE's fan name). TWICE has been called the girl group of the generation because of their record breaking songs and interactions with their fans. With 9 talented and incredibly dorky members, listening to TWICE is a very great enjoyable time. “One in a million! Hello We are TWICE!”
(Left to right - Chaeyoung, Momo, Nayeon, Sana, Tzuyu, Jihyo, Dahyun, Mina, Jeongyeon)