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TWICE promoting DIVE (2024)
TWICE (트와이스) is a 9-member Korean pop girl group created by JYP Entertainment. Its members were decided through survival show SIXTEEN. They officially debuted on October 20, 2015




2013-15: Pre-debut

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, well-known JYP trainees Lena and Cecilia were confirmed as members of the group, while other rumored members included JYP trainees Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo (going by "Ji Soo"), and Min Young. After Cecilia's departure, JYP trainee Sana replaced her and 6mix, the group name at that point, 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 5th and ended with Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, and Chaeyoung as the seven TWICE members. In a surprise announcement, JYP announced that he would be increasing the size of the group from 7 members to 9 and adding Tzuyu, who did not make the last cut, and Momo, who was cut earlier in the program. Tzuyu was added to the group as the "audience's pick" since she was the most popular contestant by the show's end and Momo 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.

On 10 July 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 & Popularity Rise

TWICE promoting The Story Begins (2015)

On October 7, 2015, JYP Entertainment launched the group's official website and announced via SNS that they would debut with the mini-album The Story Begins and title-track "OOH-AHH Hage". 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 "Dareun Namja Malgo Neo." On October 20th, 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 "OHH-AHH Hage" along with dance tracks "Michyeossnabwa" and "Dasi Haejwo". The MV hit 1 million views in under 24 hours and totaled 50 million views within 5 months of their debut. It became the most-viewed debut music video for any K-Pop group, replacing 2NE1's "Fire". The video obtained over 150 million views a year and a half after its release.

By December, TWICE had signed ten CF contracts, totaling earnings of ₩1.8 billion. This is the most for any rookie girl group after only a month since their debut. On December 27th, the band performed a remix version of their single "OOH-AHH Hage" at SBS Gayo Daejeon, TWICE's first-ever attendance on a year-end music program.

2016: Controversy & TWICEcoaster: LANE 1

On January 2, 2016, TWICE's debut mini-album climbed back up the music charts, even though it had been over two months since its release. Due to their popularity, JYP announced on the 6th that TWICE would be doing another round of promotions on music shows. On January 12th, Chinese netizens pointed out that Tzuyu's profile stated her nationality as Taiwanese instead of Chinese. Many Chinese fans were displeased, as although Taiwan has its own self-sustaining government, that it still in fact belongs to China, which is a topic that is still heavily debated. Chinese fans saw this as Tzuyu showing her patriotism towards Taiwan and not towards China. On January 13th, JYP suspended all of Tzuyu's activities in China and changed all of the member's profiles from "nationality" to "place of birth". However, this did not appease netizens. It was revealed that this was not the original controversy, but that last November, on the recording of MBC's My Little Television, Tzuyu held up both the Korean and Taiwanese flag. The segment was not broadcast, but Chinese netizens found out about it anyway. On the 15th, an official apology was issued from JYP as well as an apology video by Tzuyu herself. Following the apologetic video,JYP Entertainment's website was hacked. Although the culprits were never determined, many believed it was Taiwanese netizens who were upset with video. The video also caused further controversy, as many berated the company for their lack of support and wondered if they'd forced Tzuyu to apologize. JYP released a statement on January 18th denying these claims, saying that "Tzuyu's parents came to Korea, talked to Tzuyu, made the decisions, and handled the apology." The next day, famous Taiwanese figures pressed charges against the company for allegedly forcing Tzuyu to apologize, and on the 27th an investigation into JYPE began to uncover whether Tzuyu's apology was forced or voluntary.

TWICE promoting TWICEcoaster: LANE 1 (2016)

On March 23rd, it was announced that TWICE was preparing for a new release and their comeback was planned to be by the end of April or early May. On March 31st, a picture of the members filming for their new MV was leaked online. Reps from the company addressed the leak, saying it was leaked without permission and that the group was, indeed, filming their new MV. The leak also stated that the release for their comeback would be on April 25th. This was confirmed on April 4th when their official SNS revealed a photo of the group dressed as cheerleaders, with the words "#CheerUp", which was to be their promotional track, and the date April 25, 2016. On April 12, the title of the mini-album, Page Two and tracklist were revealed.

The group held their comeback showcase the same day of the mini-album's release at the Yes24 Live Hall located in Seoul. The MV of the lead track hit 10 million views on YouTube within five daysThe group won their first music program award on May 5, 2016, on M! Countdown, and was soon followed by wins on Music Bank and Inkigayo.

On August 16, 2016, it was reported that Page Two had sold over 150,000 copies, making it the first girl group having a sales record of more than 100,000 units in 2016. "Cheer Up" stayed at #1 for four weeks on the Melon Top 100 chart, stayed in the TOP 10 for seventeen weeks, ranked #1 on the yearly chart in 2016, and stayed on the chart for a full year.

On September 23, 2016, TWICE released their two official colors, Apricot and Neon Magenta. Five days later, JYP Entertainment announced that the group was preparing for a late October comeback with a new mini-album and another title track by Black Eyed Pilseung. On October 10th, the agency released a time table for their third mini-album, titled TWICEcoaster: LANE 1, through their official homepage and SNS, which showed their promotion schedule beginning October 10th until the release of their album on the 24th. The title track "TT" received a certified all-kill, earning the #1 spot on the Instiz real-time and daily iChart, and afterwards received a perfect all-kill, also placing #1 on the weekly chart. The mini-album sold 165,000 copies in a week and has been recorded as the best-selling album by a girl group in 2016.

The music video for "TT" reached over 6 million views a little over 24 hours after its release. The video went on to hit 10 million views in approximately 40.5 hours, making them the fastest K-Pop group to reach that number, pulling ahead only slightly from BTS who held the record at 41 hours. They then broke the records for the fastest time for a group to reach 20 million views, which they reached in 4 days and 18 hours, 30 million views, which they reached in about 9 days, 40 million views, and 50 million views. A little over four months later the MV reached 150 million views, setting the record for fastest time once again. It became the most-watched K-pop girl group MV on YouTube with over 189 million views.

TWICE promoting TWICEcoaster: LANE 2 (2017)

2017: TWICEcoaster: LANE 2 & SIGNAL

On February 16, 2017, TWICE released their first teaser for their new title track "KNOCK KNOCK", and released a second teaser a day later. On February 18th, the first teaser had hit over 2 million views, and their second teaser hit 1.5 million. Their repackage mini-album TWICEcoaster: LANE 2 was released on February 20th, and went on to rank #1 on iTunes Album Charts in Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia. It also ranked #1 on the iTunes K-Pop Album Chart in seven different countries, including the United States.

The song "KNOCK KNOCK" placed #1 on eight real-time charts only a couple hours after its release, and achieved a certified All Kill on February 21st and another on February 23rd. The song also charted higher than the standard MelOn graph allows. Only days later, the song ranked within the top 10 in nine different countries' song charts, including in Sweden, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. It also ranked #8 on Billboard's YouTube Music chart for the week of March 4th.

The music video for the song hit 1 million views in just a few hours. It went on to score the record for highest views within 24 hours, reaching 9.8 million and just pulling ahead of Bangtan Boys' 9.4 million for "Bonmal" released the prior week. They held the record for only the day, however, because Bangtan Boys released the video for "Not Today" and reached 10.9 million views. The video went on to achieve the record for fastest MV to reach 30 million views, and did so in 6 days and 7 hours.

TWICE promoting SIGNAL (2017)

On March 31st, a report was released stating that TWICE was to have a May comeback. Although originally denied by JYPE, the company later confirmed on April 17th that the group was indeed planning a comeback for that time. The group also was to release their first Japanese best album to signal their debut in Japan.

According to a representative, the girls finished filming the music video for their new song on April 27th. It was also confirmed that JYP had produced the track, marking their first collaboration. On April 30th, a teaser image was released along with the title of the mini-album, SIGNAL, and release date of May 15th. More group images and individual images were revealed leading up to the release. Video teasers were uploaded on May 7th, 8th, and 9th, followed by an "intro" video on May 10th. A music video teaser was then released on May 12th. The full music video was released alongside the mini-album on May 15th.

The mini-album broke the group's previous record for most sales on the first day of release on Hanteo's chart with a total of 42,444 copies sold, outselling their previous mini-album TWICEcoaster: LANE 1 which had sold 34,255. It went on to break their record for most sales in the first week as well by selling 114,245 copies, beating their previous mini-album by 634 copies.

The lead track, also titled "SIGNAL", achieved an all-kill by ranking #1 on all 6 real-time music charts. Despite its popularity, the song received much negative feedback from netizens and its accumulated reviews on Melon scored a low 2.5. When the music video for the song reached 1 million views, TWICE became the only K-pop group to reach over 1 million likes on all of their music videos.

Japanese Debut & First Korean Album

TWICE promoting "One More Time" (2017)

TWICE released their debut Japanese album #TWICE on June 28th. The album debuted at #2 on the Oricon daily album chart and sold 100,000 copies within its first four days of release. It also ranked #2 on the Oricon weekly album chart, and remained in the top 10 for six consecutive weeks and the top 30 for ten consecutive weeks. The album sold over 200,000 copies in its first week, and was certified platinum for selling 250,000 copies by RIAJ.

The group made their second release in Japan with their first Japanese single "One More Time", which was released on October 18th. The single topped the weekly Oricon charts its first week of release and recorded the best first day sales for a K-Pop girl group in Japan. It was also certified platinum by RIAJ, making TWICE the first Korean girl group to be ever be certified platinum in physical sales with a single.

TWICE released their first full-length Korean album, Twicetagram, on October 30th. The music video for the lead track "Likey" was filmed in Canada in early September. The track marks their fourth collaboration with composer Black Eyed Pilseung. The album debuted atop both Billboard's World Albums and the lead track atop the World Digital Song Sales, the group's first number 1, making them first female K-pop group to lead on both charts. The album also climbed the Heatseekers Albums to #10, one position higher than their previous mini-album, which peaked at #11. The music video "Likey" beat out their previous YouTube records, reaching 10 million views in 22 hours, and reached 100 million views in 34 days. The song also won the triple crown on the music program Inkigayo, making them only artist to receive five consecutive triple crowns on the show.

TWICE promoting Twicetagram (2017)

The Christmas-inspired repackage of Twicetagram, titled Merry & Happy, was released on December 11, 2017. The lead track "Heart Shaker" achieved an all-kill topping domestic music charts and also topped iTunes song charts in 9 countries including Hong Kong, Singapore & Thailand. The music video for the song reached 10 million views on YouTube in 21 hours and 52 minutes, breaking their own previous record for "Likey".

TWICE performed in Japan on day two of the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards and won the song of the year award with "SIGNAL". They will also make their debut on the prestigious annual year-end musical show in Japan 68th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen and attend the year-end show Music Station Super Live alongside BTS. They are the first Korean artist to attend the Kohaku Uta Gassen event in the last six years and the fourth Korean group after TVXQ, KARA and Girls' Generation. The group also ranked on Japan's Tower Records top ten best selling Japanese albums released by Korean artists list and the top ten best selling Korean albums list. They were the only female group to make it on either list. The girls also ranked #3 on the "Billboard Japan Top Artist" list of 2017.

On December 21, the music video for "TT" reached 300 million views, making them first female group and the second idol group (after BIGBANG) to achieve the feat.


TWICE promoting Summer Nights (2018)

On December 21, 2017, it was announced that TWICE would release their second Japanese single "Candy Pop" on February 7, 2018. The song was pre-released on January 12, 2018 before officially releasing on February 7th. The group also held their first concert tour in Japan titled TWICE SHOWCASE LIVE TOUR 2018 "CANDY POP" starting on January 19 in Aichi.

The group's fourth Korean mini-album What is Love? was released on April 9th. The title track achieved a certified all-kill on the Instiz iChart, and it's music video reached 20 million views about 35 hours after its release, breaking the previous record held by BLACKPINK's "Majimak Cheoreom" at about 47 hours.

TWICE's third Japanese single, "Wake Me Up" was released on May 16th, with their second tour TWICE 2ND TOUR "TWICELAND ZONE 2 : Fantasy Park" beginning in Seoul on May 18th and going through the 20th.

In June, the group revealed they would be performing the song "I WANT YOU BACK", a cover of The Jackson 5's song of the same name, as the theme for the Japanese film adaptation of Sensei Kunshu. The song was released digitally on June 15th along with the music video. In July, a repackaged version of What Is Love? was released as Summer Nights, along with its title track "Dance the Night Away".

On August 16th, TWICE uploaded the music video for "BDZ" to YouTube, the title track for their upcoming first full-length Japanese album of the same name, which was released a month later on September 12th. The album broke a new record for the best first day album sales for a K-Pop girl group on the Oricon chart, with 89,721 copies sold.

On September 17th, TWICE became the first Korean female artists to reach 400 million views on YouTube with "TT".

On November 5th, TWICE released their sixth mini-album YES or YES. The title track achieved a perfect all-kill while its music video hit 31.4 million views in 24 hours becoming the seventh largest 24-hour YouTube debut of all time. With the release of this album, the group surpassed 3 million cumulative album sales on Gaon, with all ten albums garnering 3,048,409 copies sold as of November 2018.

TWICE promoting &TWICE (2019)

A repackage of the mini-album, titled The year of "YES", is scheduled to be released on December 12th.

TWICE appeared at NHK's year-end program Kohaku Uta Gassen for the second year in a row. They also announced their TWICE Dome Tour 2019.


On March 6, 2019, TWICE released their second Japanese compilation album #TWICE2. It was certified platinum by the RIAJ. In March and April 2019, they held their Japanese dome tour named TWICE DOME TOUR 2019 "#Dreamday", with a total audience of 220,000 during five shows: Osaka on March 20th and 21st, Tokyo on March 29th and 30th, and Nagoya on April 6th.

On April 22nd, they released their seventh mini-album FANCY YOU. For the comeback, the group changed to a more mature image while still upholding their traditional bright concept. The reason why they decided to change is that they grew concerned that fans may become tired of their continual use of the same concept. As of April 25th, TWICE became the best selling Korean girl group of all time with a total of 3.75 million copies sold from their twelve Korean releases, surpassing the twenty year old record of S.E.S.


  • Official Fanclub: Once
  • Official Colors: Apricot & Neon Magenta

Korean Discography

TWICE promoting Eyes wide open (2020)
TWICE promoting Formula of Love: O+T=<3 (2021)
TWICE promoting Celebrate (2022)
TWICE promoting "Hare Hare" (2023)



Digital Singles

Video Releases

Japanese Discography

Studio Albums

Best Albums

Digital EPs


Digital Downloads


English Discography




  • [2015] Mnet SIXTEEN
  • [2015] TWICE TV
  • [2015] TWICE TV 2
  • [2016] TWICE Ui Uahan Sasaenghwal (트와이스의 우아한 사생활; TWICE's Private Life)



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  • [2017.07.10] ONE in a Million
  • [2017.10.18] TWICEZINE: Jeju Island Edition
  • [2017.10.30] Signal Monograph
  • [2017.11.30] To. ONCE From. JIHYO
  • [2018.04.23] MERRY & HAPPY Monograph
  • [2018.04.23] Dubttoka (둡또카)


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  • [2018.xx.xx] SEASON'S GREETINGS 2018 First Love


  • [2015.12.02] 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best New Female Artist
  • [2016.01.21] 30th Golden Disc Awards: New Artist Award
  • [2016.11.16] 1st Asia Artist Awards: Asia Best Artist Award
  • [2016.11.19] 2016 MelOn Music Awards: Top 10 Artists, Song of the Year - TWICE "Cheer Up"
  • [2016.12.02] 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Female Group, Song of the Year - "Cheer Up"
  • [2017.01.13] 31st Golden Disc Awards: Digital Single of the Year - "Cheer Up", Digital Single Bonsang - Main Award
  • [2017.01.19] 26th Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang, Digital Song of the Year - "Cheer Up", Female Dance Performance Award
  • [2017.02.22] 6th GAON Chart K-Pop Awards: Artist of the Year - April, October
  • [2017.09.20] 1st SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS: Digital Daesang, Bonsang
  • [2017.11.29] 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Female Group Dance Performance, Song of the Year Daesang - "SIGNAL"
  • [2017.12.02] 2017 MelOn Music Awards: Top10 Artist, Best Dance Female - "Knock Knock"
  • [2018.01.10] 32nd Golden Disc Awards: Digital Bonsang
  • [2018.01.11] 32nd Golden Disc Awards: Disc Bonsang, Ceci Asia Icon
  • [2018.01.25] 27th Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang
  • [2018.02.14] 7th GAON Chart K-Pop Awards: Song of the Year (February) - "Knock Knock", Song of the Year (December) - "Heart Shaker"
  • [2018.02.26] 32nd Japan Gold Disc Awards: New Artist of the Year, Best 3 New Artists, Album of the Year - #TWICE, Best 3 Albums - #TWICE, Song of the Year by Download - "TT -Japanese Ver.-"
  • [2018.08.30] 2nd SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS: Digital Daesang, Bonsang
  • [2018.11.06] 2018 MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards: Best Selling Artist of the Year, Best Global Performance, Best Female Group
  • [2018.11.28] 3rd Asia Artist Awards: Artist of the Year, Best Artist Award, Fabulous Award
  • [2018.12.12] 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Favorite Dance Artist - Female, Worldwide Fan's Choice Top 10
  • [2018.12.14] 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Female Group, Best Dance Performance Female Group, Song of the Year - "What is Love?"
  • [2018.12.20] 2018 Korea Popular Music Awards: Bonsang Award, Song of the Year Daesang - "Heart Shaker"
  • [2019.01.05] 33rd Golden Disc Awards: Digital Bonsang
  • [2019.01.06] 33rd Golden Disc Awards: Album Bonsang
  • [2019.01.15] 28th Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang
  • [2019.01.23] 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards: Song of the Year (April) - "What is Love?", (July) - "Dance the Night Away"
  • [2019.02.25] 33rd Japan Gold Disc Awards: Best 3 Albums (Asia) - BDZ, Song of the Year by Download - "Candy Pop"
  • [2019.04.24] U+5G THE FACT MUSIC AWARDS: Artists of the Year, Worldwide Icon
  • [2019.08.01] M2 x Genie Music Awards: The Female Group, The Best Selling Artist
  • [2019.08.22] 2019 Soribada Best K-Music Awards: Music of the Year Award, Best Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist Award
  • [2019.11.16] 2019 V Live Awards - V Heartbeat: Top 12 Global Artists
  • [2019.11.26] 4th Asia Artist Awards: Artist of the Year, Best Social Artist Singer
  • [2019.12.04] 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Dance Performance (Female), Best Female Group, Qoo10 Favorite Female Artist, Worldwide Fans Choice
  • [2020.01.04] 34th Golden Disc Awards: Best Digital Song (Bonsang)
  • [2020.01.05] 34th Golden Disc Awards: Cosmopolitan Artist, Best Album (Bonsang)
  • [2020.01.30] 29th Seoul Music Awards: Album of the Year (Bonsang)
  • [2020.02.26] 34th Japan Gold Disc Awards: Album of the Year (Asia) – #TWICE2, Best 3 Albums (Asia) – #TWICE2, &TWICE
  • [2020.08.13] 2020 Soribada Best K-Music Awards: Favorite Female Bias Award, Bonsang, Artist of the Year
  • [2020.11.28] 5th Asia Artist Awards: Artist of the Year, Popularity Award
  • [2020.12.06] 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Most Popular Artist, Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10
  • [2020.12.12] The Fact Music Awards: This Year’s Artist
  • [2021.01.10] 35th Golden Disc Awards: Album Bonsang
  • [2021.01.24] 2020 APAN Music Awards: Represent Record of This Year Award, Top 10 Awards
  • [2021.12.02] 6th Asia Artist Awards: RET Popularity Award (singer)
  • [2021.12.11] 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Female Group, Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10
  • [2021.12.27] 1st Hanteo Music Awards: Female Group Artist Award (Top 3)
  • [2023.11.28] 2023 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Worldwide Fans' Choice (Bonsang)


   †    Indicates a now formerly held record
  • [2022] Spotify: Fastest Korean act to hit 5 billion streams on Spotify (1,611 days)

TV Music Shows

Cheer Up
Knock Knock
Heart Shaker
What is Love?
Dance the Night Away
Feel Special

External Links