|“||One in a Million! Annyeonghaseyo, Twice imnida||”|
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Twice (Hangul: 트와이스; stylized as TWICE) is a South Korea-based girl group formed by JYP Entertainment through the 2015 reality show Sixteen. The group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. The name of the group "TWICE" was named by Park Jin Young.
|“||the group will touch people's hearts twice, once through the ears and once again through the eyes.||”|
–Park Jin Young, Meaning of the group
Pre-debut: New JYP girl group and Sixteen Edit
On December 19, 2013, JYP Entertainment announced that they would debut a new girl group in the first half of 2014, the first female group to come out of the company since the debut of miss A in 2010. On February 27, 2014, JYP trainees Lena and Cecilia were confirmed as members of the group, while other rumored members included JYP trainees Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jisoo (later Jihyo) and Minyoung. After Cecilia's departure, JYP trainee Sana replaced her and 6mix was about to debut when Lena left the company, effectively canceling their debut.
On February 11, 2015, Park Jin-young announced that the lineup of JYP's upcoming seven member girl group would be decided through Sixteen, a competition survival show that would air on Mnet later that year. Park explained in a press conference prior to the show's airing that he hoped the group would "have the Wonder Girls' and miss A's natural, healthy feel, with an edgier and wilder side. I want to upgrade this next group by adding elements like hip-hop and rap."
The show began on May 5 and ended with Nayeon, Sana, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Mina, Jihyo, and Jeongyeon as the seven Twice members. JYP then announced that he would be increasing the size of the group from 7 members to 9 by adding Tzuyu, who was the "audience's pick" since she was the most popular contestant by the show's end, and Momo, who was added by JYP himself since he felt the group needed someone with Momo's performance abilities. The decision was controversial at the time with many people complaining about eliminated contestants being able to join the group.
Twice was to debut in late 2015.
On July 10, 2015, Twice opened their official Instagram account with the first picture of the nine members posing together. JYP Entertainment released Twice TV, a web series that shared the members' hopes and stories through interviews and followed them as they prepared for their debut.
2015: Debut with The Story Begins Edit
On October 7, 2015, JYP Entertainment launched the band's official website and announced via SNS that the group would debut with the mini-album The Story Begins and title track "Like OOH-AHH". The track was described as a 'color pop' dance track with elements of hip-hop, rock, and R&B. The composition team included Black Eyed Pilseung, known for composing successful releases such as Miss A's "Only You." On October 20, the album and the song's music video were released online and through the Naver V App. The group held a live showcase the same day, where they performed "Like OOH-AHH" along with dance tracks "I think I'm Crazy" and "Do It Again."
The music video hit 50 million views within five months of their debut and became the most-viewed debut music video for any K-pop group. By December, Twice had signed ten CF contracts totaling earnings of KRW1.8 billion. It is the most for any rookie girl group after a month since debut. On December 27, the band performed a remix version of their single "Like OOH-AHH" at SBS Gayo Daejeon, Twice's first-ever attendance on a year-end music program.
2016–2017: Cheer Up, TT, Knock Knock and first solo concert Edit
Twice's second mini-album, Page Two, was released on April 25, 2016. The album includes title track
"Cheer Up", a remake of Park Ji-yoon's "Precious Love", and "I'm Gonna Be a Star", which served as the theme song for Sixteen. The group held their comeback showcase the same day at the Yes24 Live Hall located in Seoul, South Korea. The music video of the title track hit 10 million views on YouTube within five days. Twice won their first music program award on May 5, 2016, on M! Countdown, exactly one year after the initial airing of Sixteen. This was soon followed by wins on Music Bank and Inkigayo.
On August 16, 2016, it was reported that Twice's second mini-album Page Two had sold over 150,000 copies, making it the first girl group having a sales record of more than 100,000 units this year.
On September 23, 2016, Twice released their two official colours, namely Apricot (Pantone 712 C) and Neon Magenta (Pantone 812 C), which signify the group and their fan club called "Once". Five days later, JYP Entertainment announced that the group is preparing for a late October comeback with a new album and another title track by Black Eyed Pilseung, though the final schedule has not been set. On October 10, the agency released a time table for their third extended play, titled TWICEcoaster: LANE 1, through their official homepage and SNS, which shows Twice's promotion schedule beginning October 10 until the release of their album on the 24th. On October 19, Twice revealed their official light with their official colours called "Candy Bong", which is inspired by song "Candy Boy" from their first mini album. In celebration of Twice's first anniversary since debut, the group unveiled their new song "One in a Million", through a live broadcast on Naver V Live on October 20 at 22:30 KST.
On October 24, 2016, TWICEcoaster: LANE 1 and the music video of the laid-back but light and cheerful pop dance song "TT" was released online. Twice held their showcase the same day, where they performed "One in a Million", "Jelly Jelly" and "TT" for the first time.
On November 11, 2016, the music video for "Like OOH-AHH" hit 100 million views on YouTube, which makes Twice became the fourth K-pop girl group to reach 100 million views, as well as the first debut music video for any K-pop group to reach this milestone. The music video for "Cheer Up" followed six days later.
On December 5, 2016, it was announced through their official Twitter that the group would be releasing a Christmas edition of TWICEcoaster: LANE 1. It was released on December 19 with the same track listing.
On January 10, 2017, JYP Entertainment announced Twice's first solo concert within just a year and four months of debuting in October 2015. The three-day concert titled Twice 1st Tour: Twiceland The Opening will be held on February 17–19 at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium, and is the first stop of their world tour.
On January 18, the agency also announced that Twice will release a special album in February after the Korean leg of the concert tour. The album is reportedly another reissue of Twicecoaster: Lane 1.
Lane 2 and its lead single, "Knock Knock", were both released on February 20, 2017. After its release, it was reported that the reissue sold more than 310,000 copies in pre-orders within a week.
2017: Signal, Japan Debut and KCON17NY Edit
On February 24, they official announced their debut in Japan on June 28, 2017. They will be releasing a compilation album titled #TWICE which consists of 10 songs including both Korean and Japanese-language versions of "Like Ooh-Ahh," "Cheer Up" and "TT." On the same day, five Japanese morning program informed viewers of the upcoming debut and featured Twice in an interview.
On April 7, KCON has announced that Twice will be joining their first lineup with CNBlue to join KCON in New York on June 23 to 24.
On April 18, JYPE has confirmed Twice's comeback on the 3rd week of May. Promotion period will last for 2 weeks. On April 27, JYPE announced that Twice have secretly finished their filming the MV of their title song. The song will be composed by Park Jin Young and Joe J Lee 'Kairos', it is the first time that TWICE and JYP working together. The new song will be able to show Twice members' individual personality. After announcing their comeback, Twice has released their first teaser photo through SNS on April 30. The photo revealed their titled song "Signal" and their comeback confirmed on May 15 at 6pm.
By the end of April, Twice is ranked number 1 on Girl group Brand Big Data (Brand Reputation Index) for the whole April for 6 months straight from last October.
The album "Signal", along with the music video for "Signal" was released on May 15 at 18:00 KST. It contains six tracks, including “Eye Eye Eyes” co-written by members Jihyo and Chaeyoung, and "Only You" written by former Wonder Girls member Ha:tfelt.
On May 20, the music video "Knock Knock" hit 100 million views, becoming the 4th title song to hit the million mark.
On June 14, Twice digitally released "Signal (Japanese ver.)", along with the short version of its music video, as a preview and countdown to album release. A week later, they released the full music video of the Japanese version of "TT".
On June 17-18, Twice hold their 2 days Encore concert of Twiceland.
On June 24, Twice performed at KCON in New York. They performed JYP special stage and all five of their titled songs.
On June 28, Twice officially debut in Japan with the release of their first compilation album titled #Twice. The album debuted at number 2 on Oricon Albums Chart, which sold 136,157 copies within seven days, the highest first week album sales among K-pop artists in Japan in the last two years. In less than two months, it sold over 260,000 copies, earning it a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
2017: Once Begins Fan Meeting & First full album Twicetagram Edit
On September 7, Twice filmed their music video in Canada indicated a comeback from the group. Twice held their 2nd anniversary fan meeting "Once Begins" on October 14 and 15 where Twice are able to celebrate their anniversary with their fans.
On October 18, the group released their first Japanese single, "One More Time". The music video was first released on October 6. The single album achieved the biggest first-day sales and became the fastest-selling album of any South Korean girl group in Japan. Both #Twice and "One More Time" earned Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
Twice released their first full-length Korean album, Twicetagram, on October 30 with its lead single titled "Likey". The music video for the song was filmed in Canada in early September. "Likey" was composed by Black Eyed Pilseung and Jeon Gun. It was the group's fourth collaboration with Black Eyed Pilseung. Several composers and songwriters participated in the album including the Korean members of Twice as lyricists and former Wonder Girls' member Hyerim who co-composed the eighth track titled "Look At Me". The album and its lead single debuted atop both Billboard's World Albums and World Digital Song Sales respectively—the group's first number 1, making Twice the first female K-pop act to lead on both charts. They also rose on the Heatseekers Albums as the album debuted at number 10, one position higher than Signal's peak at number 11. The Christmas-inspired reissue of Twicetagram, titled Merry & Happy, along with its title track "Heart Shaker" was released on December 11, 2017.
Twice's endorsement "11th Street" had a turnover of 64 billion wons on 11th November 2017, with dealing of 44 million wons every minutes. It is an increase of 37% compared to last year and it is a new record in the e-shopping industry.
It was officially announced through a press conference in Tokyo that the group would debut on the 68th Kōhaku Uta Gassen, the top-rated annual year-end musical show in Japan produced by NHK. It was held live at NHK Hall on December 31, where Twice performed "TT (Japanese ver.)". They were the first Korean artist to attend the event in the last six years and the fourth K-pop group after TVXQ, Kara and Girls' Generation.
2018–present: "Candy Pop", 2nd Twiceland Tour, April Comeback Edit
Twice's second Japanese maxi single titled "Candy Pop" was pre-released on January 12, 2018 and the CD single is set to drop on February 7. The group also embarked on their first concert tour in Japan titled Twice Showcase Live Tour 2018 "Candy Pop", starting on January 19 in Aichi Prefecture.
On February 18, JYPE released their second Twiceland tour "Twiceland ZONE 2: Fantasy Park" teaser via social network sites. The tour currently announced to take place in Seoul, Saitama and Osaka.
By February 23, Twice has sold over 1 million copies of their album in 8 months into their Japan debut, with #TWICE sold 326,400 copies, One More Time sold 329,400 copies and Candy Pop sold 402,319 copies.
It is reported from JYPE on February 26, Twice target to comeback on early April, but no confirming dates at present.
Korean Discography Edit
Mini albums Edit
- The Story Begins (2015)
- Page Two (2016)
- Twicecoaster: Lane 1 (2016)
- Twicecoaster: Lane 2 (2017)
- Signal (2017)
Full Albums Edit
Japanese Discography Edit
Main Article: TV Shows
- predebut - Dream High - Nayeon (Cameo)
- 2016 - Oh My God! Tip - MBC MBig TV - Nayeon (Web Drama)
Main Article: Endorsements
Music video appearances Edit
- predebut - "Only You" by MissA - Nayeon, Chaeyoung, Tzuyu, Momo, Mina
- predebut - "Girls Girls Girls" by Got7 - Nayeon, Jeongyeon
- predebut - "A" by Got7 - Sana
- predebut - "Stop Stop It" by Got7 - Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Nayeon, Tzuyu
- 2016 - "Fire" by JYP - All (except Dahyun)
- 2016 - "Your Wedding" by Jun.K - Nayeon
- 2017 - "Instant Love" by Junho - Sana
|1||JYP Nation 2016 Mix & Match Official Goods - Twice Mini Photobook
|1||ONE AND A MILLION - Twice 1st Photobook
|1||To. ONCE From. JIHYO - Twice photobook by Jihyo
||Only available for Official "Once" members|
|3||TWICEZINE - Jeju Island Edition
- '트와이스 깔 거야?' Exposing Twice? (book made by Twice for KBS TV show Pot Stand)
There are two member types: ONCE Candy for Korea residents and ONCE Jelly for residents outside Korea.
On April 24, Twice Japan Twitter has released an official fan club card and Twice badge for all Japan 'Once'. The club card is designed by all Twice members. Japan Once members also will get up to date release news which will be released on every 21st of the month (it is called Once&Twice Day).
- The most common game that Twice plays during breaks are Mafia Game, Ginseng Game,
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