K-Pop girl band Twice members deserve all the accolades for continuously setting standards and staying very significant over the years. The group was formed in 2015 by giant label JYP Entertainment through Mnet reality show Sixteen. Following the release of its first EP The Story Begins, the nine-girl group captured the attention of many, broke records and has remained relevant as far as K-pop is concerned.
A look at the members always leaves the impression that they were carefully handpicked and packaged to serve music in the most fascinating way. But the reality of it all is that Twice and its achievements are the results of hard work and consistency. Find out more about the band as you scroll through.
Twice Members Profile
As earlier mentioned, the band is made up of nine members. The nine girls; Jeongyeon, Chaeyoung, Mina, Nayeon, Momo, Sana, Dahyun, Jihyo and Tzuyu are of the same age bracket and are mostly South Koreans and Japanese. All talented in their own way, there is no dull or underground member as each has an indispensable responsibility in the group. Get to know more about them.
She is the leader of the girl band. Jihyo was born Park Ji Soo on February 1, 1997. Always inclined to the performing arts, Jihyo started to pursue music from a young age, training with bands like WG, 2am, miss A, and many others.
Born Yoo Jeong-Yeon on November 1, 1996, she is a vocalist in the group. She is not only a singer but also a songwriter and is also excellent with the Saxophone, guitar and trumpet. She became a part of JYP Entertainment in 2010.
Born Im Na-Yeon on September 22, 1995, she was the first to become a Twice member as she was the first to be confirmed. She is also the oldest in the band. Her first encounter with JYP was as a kid during a child model contest. After being restricted by her parents, she secretly joined the company through an audition 10 years later when she was all grown.
She was born Myoui Mina on March 24, 1997, in Texas, the United States to Japanese parents. Mina moved to Japan with her parents when she was very little. She joined the JYP family in 2014 as a trainee after a successful audition. She is also the only Twice member born in the US.
Born May on 28, 1998, Dayhun is not the youngest but one of the youngest Twice members. She was inclined to walk the musical path from a very young age. It was during a youth dance festival where she performed outstandingly that she was spotted by JYP. She became a trainee in the company in 2012.
She was born Son Chae Young on April 23, 1999, in Seoul, South Korea. She is very good at rapping and has served as Twice’s rapper since the band’s formation. Like most of the girls, her career officially started in 2015 after the reality show.
Born on June 14, 1999, in Taiwan, Tzuyu is a strong vocalist in the group. Apart from singing, she dances and is also a model. Tzuyu, in 2018, assumed the second position on TC Candler “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018”.
Sana was born Minatozaki Sana on December 29, 1996, to Japanese parents. She made her debut as a member of Twice in 2015, having participated in the reality show Sixteen. She is a strong vocalist in the group and is known for her charming personality.
She was born Momo Hirai on November 9, 1996, in Kyoto Japan. Music has always been Momo’s life. From a very young age of three, she was already dancing alongside her sister. Momo is perceived as the one with the luckiest charm among the girls. She was the only eliminated contestant in the reality show to be brought back as a Twice member. Due to her exceptional dancing skills, she was brought back by JYP head Jinyoung before the end of the show.
Fast Facts About Twice Members
How It Was Formed
In a bid to create a band that will stand out from the rest, entertainment and record label JYP Entertainment, through Mnet, organised a reality show titled Sixteen in 2015. The show brought together sixteen girls who competed against one another to win a spot in a new girl band which would end up being named Twice.
How the Name Came About
JYP Entertainment’s head Park Jin Young chose the name TWICE as a reflection of his intentions for the band. The band to him would touch people’s hearts twice – through the ears and again through the eyes, hence the name.
Twice’s Unique Style
Living out its name in full measure, the group is peculiar for its outstanding musical approach of dramatic sounds and very colorful videos. With these features, the members’ flashy dressing, hair and make-up, the group has assumed a highly conspicuous space in the world of K-pop. Among other K-pop bands, Twice stands out for its unique and seemingly abstract concept. It is about the only K-pop girl band where each member is identified by a different colour.
Fast Rise to Stardom
After the reality show Sixteen, the group Twice was born and its official website was launched in October 2015. Subsequently, JYPE announced the release of the girls’ first EP The Story Begins. The song, coupled with the single, Ooh AAh marked Twice’s debut in a grand way. Their second EP, Page Two soon followed in April 2016 with hit tracks like the title track, Cheer Up.
Cheer Up’s success was nothing compared to TT, released alongside their third EP Twicecoaster Lane 1 and was a huge success. With over 400 million views, TT became the most-watched YouTube video at the time. The song was heard in all nooks and crannies of Korea and drew the group to a prestigious pedestal in K-Pop.