Hangul: 트와이스

Alternative name: トワイス

Fandom Name: ONCE

Fandom Color: Apricot and Neon Magenta

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: Korea: October 20, 2015 - Japan: June 28, 2017 - International: October 01, 2021

Twice Members

About Twice

TWICE Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. NayeonSep 22, 199527 years old
2. JeongyeonNov 01, 199626 years old
3. MomoNov 09, 199626 years old
4. SanaDec 29, 199626 years old
5. JihyoFeb 01, 199726 years old
6. MinaMar 24, 199726 years old
7. DahyunMay 28, 199824 years old
8. ChaeyoungApr 23, 199923 years old
9. TzuyuJun 14, 199923 years old

TWICE Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Tzuyu1.70 m (5’7″)
2. Jeongyeon1.69 m (5’7″)
3. Sana1.68 m (5’6″)
4. Momo1.67 m (5’6″)
5. Dahyun1.65 m (5’5″)
6. Nayeon1.64 m (5’5″)
7. Mina1.63 m (5’4″)
8. Jihyo1.62 m (5’4″)
9. Chaeyoung1.61 m (5’3″)


Twice is composed of nine members born between 1995 and 1999. Their names are: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.

Twice members’ ages ranged from 19 to 16 years old at the time of their debut in October 2015. The oldest member is Nayeon (born Sep 22, 1995). The youngest member (maknae) is Tzuyu (born Jun 14, 1999).

In terms of ethnicity and nationality, five of the members are Korean and four are foreigners. The Korean members are: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo, Dahyun, and Chaeyoung. The four foreign-born members are: Tzuyu (Taiwanese) Momo (Japanese), Sana (Japanese), and Mina (Japanese born in America).


The official position of leader is held by Jihyo. She is also the main vocalist of the group. The main rapper is Chaeyoung and the main dancer is Momo. The members also have other positions as lead/sub vocalists, dancers, and rappers.

Here are the positions of each of Twice’s members:

Nayeonlead vocalist, lead dancer, center
Jeongyeonlead vocalist
Momomain dancer, rapper
Jihyoleader, main vocalist
Minamain dancer, vocalist
Dahyunlead rapper, vocalist
Chaeyoungmain rapper, vocalist
Tzuyulead dancer, vocalist, visual, maknae



Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The oldest member of Twice is Im Na Yeon (born Sep 22, 1995).
  • The youngest member (maknae) of Twice is Tzuyu (born Jun 14, 1999).
  • The tallest member of Twice is Chou Tzuyu with a height of 170 cm (5’7”).
  • -The shortest member of Twice is Chaeyoung with a height of 161 cm (5’2′).
  • Twice has four foreigners in the group. Chou Tzuyu is Taiwanese. Hirai Momo, Minatozaki Sana, and Myoui Mina are Japanese.
  • English speakers: None of Twice members are known to be able to speak English fluently; however, Mina and Jihyo appear to be the ones that speak with the most fluency.
  • Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo, and Sana were JYPE trainees that were set to debut with other 2 JYPE trainees (Lena and Cecilia) as part of a group called 6MIX. After Lena and Cecilia left the company, the group’s debut was cancelled. The other 4 members that stayed waited another year to participate in the show Sixteen and eventually debuted with Twice.
  • Siblings: Momo has an older sister (Hana). Chaeyoung has a younger brother (Jeong Hun). Dahyun, Mina, and Tzuyu have an older brother. Jihyo has two younger sisters. Nayeon has a younger sister. Jeongyeon has an older and a younger sister. Sana is the only Twice member with no siblings.

Members’ Profiles

1. Nayeon

Nayeon is the oldest member of Twice. She is also the lead vocalist, lead dancer, and center of the group. Nayeon joined JYP by secretly attending a JYP Entertainment audition. She passed and officially became a trainee in 2010.


  • Stage Name: Nayeon
  • Full Name: Im Na Yeon
  • Korean Name: 임나연
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Birthday: Sep 22, 1995
  • Height: 164 cm (5’5”)
  • Weight: 47kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A

2. Jeongyeon

Jeongyeon is one of the tallest members of Twice with a height of 169 cm (5’7”). Jeongyeon was born as Yoo Kyung Wan. She has two older sisters. Her position in Twice is lead vocalist.


Stage Name: Jeongyeon

Full Name: Yoo Jeong Yeon

Country of Birth: South Korea

Birthday: Nov 1, 1996

Height: 169 cm (5’7”)

Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)

Blood Type: O

3. Momo

Momo is Twice’s main dancer and rapper. She is Japanese. Momo started dancing at the age of 3 with her older sister Hana. She dated Heechul from Super Junior.


Stage Name: Momo

Full Name: Hirai Momo

Country of Birth: Japan

Birthday: Nov 9, 1996

Height: 167 cm (5’6”)

Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)

Blood Type: A

4. Sana

Sana is one of Twice’s three Japanese members. She was scouted by a JYP talent agent while shopping with her friends. Her hobbies are collecting body mists and perfumes, eating, shopping. Sana’s position in Twice is vocalist.


Stage Name: Sana

Full Name: Minatozaki Sana

Country of Birth: Japan

Birthday: Dec 29, 1996

Height: 168 cm (5’6”)

Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)

Blood Type: B

5. Jihyo

Jihyo is the main vocalist of Twice. She is also the leader of the group. Jihyo trained for 10 years with JYP Entertainment. She is the Twice’s member with the longest trainee time. She dated Kang Daniel from SM Entertainment.


Stage Name: Jihyo

Full Name: Park Ji-hyo

Country of Birth: South Korea

Birthday: Feb 1, 1997

Height: 162 cm (5’4”)

Weight: 56kg (123 lbs)

Blood Type: O

6. Mina

Mina is one of Twice’s Japanese members. She was born in San Antonio, Texas in the United States. Similar to Sana, Mina was also scouted by a JYP talent agent while shopping with her mom. She practiced ballet for 11 years. Mina is a lead dancer and vocalist in Twice.


Stage Name: Mina

Full Name: Myōi Mina

Country of Birth: USA

Birthday: Mar 24, 1997

Height: 163 cm (5’4”)

Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)

Blood Type: A

7. Dahyun

Dahyun is the lead rapper of Twice. She is known for her extreme flexibility and her white skin. In fact, she was nicknamed Tofu because of that. Dahyun was accepted by all three major entertainment agencies (SM, JYP and YG) but she selected JYP.


Stage Name: Dahyun

Full Name: Kim Da Hyun

Country of Birth: South Korea

Birthday: May 28, 1998

Height: 165 cm (5’5”)

Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)

Blood Type: O

8. Chaeyoung

Chaeyoung is Twice’s main rapper. She was born in Soul, South Korea. She is good friends with Blackpink Rose. Her favorite number is 29 because 2 = Twice; 9 = members.


Stage Name: Chaeyoung

Full Name: Son Chae Young

Country of Birth: South Korea

Birthday: Apr 23, 1999

Height: 161 cm (5’2”)

Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)

Blood Type: B

9. Tzuyu

Tzuyu is the youngest member of Twice. She is the only member born in Taiwan. She is known for her astonishing visuals. Despite being the youngest, she is the tallest member standing at 170 cm (5’7″).


Stage Name: Tzuyu

Full Name: Chou Tzuyu

Country of Birth: Taiwan

Birthday: Jun 14, 1999

Height: 170 cm (5’7”)

Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)

Blood Type: A


  • Initially, Na Yeon, Ji Hyo, Jeong Yeon and Min Young were going to debut as 6MIX together with former trainees Lena and Song Yan Fei. When the latter decided to leave the company, the debut plans were kept thanks to Sana joining the group. However, after Lena’s departure, it was decided to end the project and make the program SIXTEEN.
    • The members were the winners of the SIXTEEN survival program, except for Momo who was specially chosen by JYP Entertainment (company staff) and Tzuyu who was chosen by the public.
    • Momo was chosen as the ninth member of TWICE after being eliminated. In the face of the huge controversy that this caused and even though J.Y. Park explained the reasons, JYP Entertainment decided to publish an official and extensive statement on its website where he apologizes for not having fully explained the selection method during the last episode saying: “Thinking of the viewers we decided to add (already with the seven) two more members, one based on the opinion of the public (Tzuyu) and the other based on the opinion of JYP Entertainment and its staff of trainers (Momo)” therefore once the seven were chosen, the rest of the applicants are eliminated.
    • Mina, Sana and Momo were part of the “Japanese Line” (project group that JYP Entertainment planned to debut in Japan) along with former apprentice Sika, however as the latter left the company, they were unable to debut.
  • Park Jin Young revealed on April 29, 2015 during a press conference that the group’s name was chosen through a meeting. It will be ‘TWICE’, meaning that they will be able to move people twice. Once through ears and a second time through eyes, inheriting Wonder Girls and miss A’s colors.
  • After its official debut date was announced, TWICE became trending in several countries, including Thailand, Vietnam and Korea. It also managed to occupy the first place in real-time searches on Naver.
  • In a photo uploaded on the group’s Instagram, Ji Hyo was officially revealed as the leader of TWICE. It was initially thought that the leader would be Na Yeon, as she is the eldest. However, Ji Hyo, having trained for over 10 years at JYP Entertainment is the most experienced member of the group.
  • On November 03, 2015, the girls communicated from Instagram that the name of the fandom will be ONCE.
  • In an interview they said that their role model is the veteran group G.O.D., as they admire the good relationship of the members, who have managed to stay together despite the years and their respective solo work.
  • On November 4, 2015, the name of her fan club was revealed via Instagram “Eleven”. Adding a message, saying, “Many fans liked the word ‘once’. ‘Once & Twice’. ‘Once’ and then ‘Twice.’ It seems both words go together like thread and needle. If they love us even once, we will return their love twice. It is hard to make some kind of relationship between people and getting love from others is the hardest thing of all. We will work hard to make them look at us once and fall in love with TWICE. Let’s be together until the end, we love you!”.
  • On December 10, 2015, it was released that “Like OOH-AHH” was the most popular music video by a rookie group in 2015 with over 16.9 million views according to YouTube.
  • In January 2016 Tzuyu was caught in the middle of a political controversy after she was seen holding a Taiwanese flag on the show “My Little Television”. Such action was taken by Taiwanese singer Huang An (who is a strong supporter of the Chinese government), as an act in which the young singer was supporting Taiwan’s independence movement. Although Huang An’s accusations were totally false the controversy grew, TWICE and 2PM had to stop their activities in China, TWICE videos were removed from the platforms, JYP stock drops were pronounced, Tzuyu and TWICE’s name was temporarily censored on Weibo and both Tzuyu and Park Jin Young issued an official apology for the controversy.
  • On October 20, 2016, Gaon List announced that TWICE’s Cheer Up has been the most streamed song in 2016. The song was released on April 25 and in 42 weeks accumulated a record 93.7 million plays.
  • On 11/16/2016 they broke a record with their MV Cheer Up reaching 100 million views on YouTube less than 7 months after its release. Making Cheer Up the first MV of 2016 to surpass 100 million views.
  • On 11/11/2016 Like OOH-AHH was the first debut MV to surpass 100 million views after one year, 22 days and 7 hours.
  • Cheer Up’s MV managed to reach 100 million views in less than a year after Like Ohh Ahh’s MV Like Ohh Ahh managed to reach 100 million.
  • Cheer Up was ranked #1 as the favorite song of Korean soldiers, many soldiers mentioned this: “Every time there is a difficult moment I listen to Cheer Up, with this song I get cheered up and energized.
  • Gallup Korea conducted a survey to find out which were the most loved artists and songs during 2016, TWICE is ranked #2 as Favorite Artist of 2016 and Cheer Up is ranked #2 as Favorite Song.
  • TT reached 845,648 listeners on MelOn in the first 24 hours, making it the sixth most listened to song in the first 24 hours in MelOn’s entire history.
  • He filed 91 Perfect All-Kills with his song TT from his third mini-album TWICEcoaster: LANE 1, which was also number one on the music charts for 4 consecutive weeks.
  • He broke his own YouTube play records, he previously held the record with Cheer Up for reaching 100 million plays the fastest, but with his MV TT he managed to break all his own records.
  • With 3 mini-albums in 1 year, she already enters the top 10 of the Best Selling K-Pop Female Groups of all time with a total of over 450,000 Albums.
  • In its first week with TWICEcoaster: LANE 1, 94,112 mini-albums were sold on Hanteo and 165,000 on Gaon.
  • TWICEcoaster: LANE 1 surpassed 200,000 copies sold on Hanteo and 350,000 copies sold on Gaon.
  • On December 21, YouTube released a list of the most viewed K-Pop videos in 2016 Cheer Up ranked #2 and its song ranked #5 TT.
  • MV Bank Stardust revealed the top 5 girl group MVs of 2016, Cheer Up was ranked #1 while TT was ranked #3.
  • K-Pop industry experts chose the best K-Pop songs and groups of 2016, TWICE was chosen as the Artist of the Year, the 10 experts agreed that TWICE was the most successful group of 2016, mentioned that Cheer Up and TT were big hits, that their mini-albums sold very well and also mentioned their records imposed on YouTube. In addition, Cheer Up was ranked #1 as Song of the Year and TT was ranked #2.
  • Tickets for their three-day TWICELAND The Opening concerts sold out in just 40 minutes.
  • His MV Knock Knock Knock reached 10 million views in 24 hours and 23 minutes.
  • After Knock Knock was released, Like OOH AHH returned to MelOn’s TOP 100, something surprising because Like OOH AHH is his debut song and was released in 2015.
  • After the release of Knock Knock, the group had all of their promotional songs in MelOn’s TOP 100; Like OOH AHH, Cheer Up, TT and Knock Knock which was somewhat surprising for a girl group that is only a year and a half since their debut.
  • Knock Knock entered first place in the iTunes charts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, etc.
  • Knock Knock reached 873,114 listeners on MelOn in the first 24 hours, making it the fourth most listened to song in the first 24 hours in MelOn’s entire history; 52.9% female and 47.1% male.
  • It is one of the few K-Pop groups to enter the Billboard Japan Hot 100 the most times surpassing several well-known K-Pop groups. TT is ranked #3 of K-Pop songs with the most weeks on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and TWICE is ranked #10 of K-Pop Artists with the most weeks on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.
  • Cheer Up and Like OOH-AHH have more than 170 million views on YouTube, the second K-Pop group to do so.
  • It is in the TOP5 of K-Pop female groups in the Worldwide iTunes Charts.
  • It is in the TOP4 of Digital Female Groups in Japan (It is worth mentioning that they have not yet debuted in Japan and is the only Korean female group currently in the TOP4).
  • TWICEcoaster: LANE 1 becomes the 7th best-selling album by female artists in the history of South Korea.
  • TWICEcoaster: LANE 2 surpassed 120,000 copies on Hanteo in just 9 days since launch.
  • His MV Knock Knock Knock reached 100 million plays on YouTube, 3 months after its release.
  • On May 23, JYP Entertainment announced: “TWICE sold 120,000 copies with their first mini-album, 210,000 copies with their second mini-album, 380,000 copies with their third mini-album, 280,000 copies with their special album and 250,000 copies with their recent fourth mini-album, for a total of over 1.2 million copies sold. This is especially impressive given that the group debuted just over a year and a half ago.
  • On June 6, 2017, they have been named as the new girl group of the nation in South Korea.
  • The group ranked #2 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart with #TWICE on the first day of sales.
  • On the first day of its debut in Japan, TWICE sold 46,871 copies.
  • They have sold 100,000 copies for their Japanese album #TWICE in just 4 days.
  • The Japanese version of TT ranked #6 on iTunes in Japan and they are ranked #16 on the Recochoku Daily Single Chart.
  • On the 3rd day of sales, TWICE sold 15,795 copies with their Japanese album and on the 4th day they sold 10,763 copies for a total of 100,953 copies sold so far.
  • The group had a successful debut in Japan, which is why they sold out copies of their album at Towers Records in Shibuya. They have been taking part in all Japanese newspapers and have become the most desired guests at various popular shows in the country.
  • Several popular shows and broadcasters in Japan sent several floral wreaths to celebrate her debut.
  • Their debut showcase exceeded expectations. They expected 10,000 people to attend, but in reality 21,000 people attended, so they had to accommodate them in extra space. Japanese fans lined up to buy their merchandise, which sold out.
  • The limited edition TWICE jewelry collection is worth approx. 3,000 dollars. Despite such a high price, it sold out quickly.
  • The MV Cheer Up surpassed 200 million views on YouTube, being his second video to reach this mark.
  • TT is the fastest K-pop girl group MV to reach 350 million views on Youtube.
  • It is the only K-pop group that has all its MVs with more than 100 million views on Youtube.
  • In Japan’s trending list for the first half of 2017, “TT pose” ranked second among teenagers. TWICE also ranked second as the most trending celebrities among Japanese teens.
  • Entered Billboard’s ’21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation’ list appearing at the No. 18 spot; Billboard describes them as “A great group that delivers a combination of catchy songs, particular concepts and choreographies that become No. 1 in Korea.” Notably, their EP ‘Signal’ ranked No. 3 on Billboard’s World Albums chart.
  • It ranked No. 4 of the most searched K-Pop groups on MelOn in the month of September with 7,600,034 million searches.
  • They became the top-selling K-Pop female group in Japan on the first day of sales, with 94,000 copies sold in a single day with their first single ‘One More Time’.
  • His single ‘One More Time’ ranked No. 1 on Japan’s Line Music Top 100 chart and No. 10 on Billboard Japan Hot 100.
  • On October 30, 2017, TWICE released its music video for “Likey,” reaching 10,767,044 views on YouTube in one day, making it the group’s most watched MV on the first day of all its previous MVs and the fourth highest viewed K-pop MV in its first 24 hours.
  • It is the only K-Pop Group that has all its MVs with more than 2 Million likes on Youtube.
  • It was voted the most popular idol group of 2017 with 33.7% votes.
  • It entered the Billboard Japan Top Artist 2017 list, ranking 3rd place due to its high sales and popularity in the country. It is worth noting that “TT” ranked 6th on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 of the Year 2017.
  • He ranked 2nd on the list of the most fashionable idols between the ages of 20 and 50 for the second half of 2017 with 24.7% of the votes.
  • Likey became the fastest K-Pop girl group MV to reach 250 million plays on YouTube.
  • It manages to break a record and become the K-pop group with the most music trophies won in a single year with a total of 33 awards in 2017.
  • What is Love? has more than 100 million views on Youtube, being the 8th MV of the group to surpass that amount.
  • Candy Pop is TWICE’s third Japanese single to be certified platinum by the RIAJ, with #Twice and One More Time being their previous achievements.
  • The group received another platinum certificate for surpassing 250,000 copies with their new album What is Love? It also becomes the second girl group to surpass 400,000 copies sold for an album with TWICE Twicecoaster: Lane 1.
  • He is the first foreign artist to achieve double platinum certification with his Japanese single Wake Me Up.
  • His music video for Dance The Night Away became the fifth most watched K-Pop video in the first 24 hours with 20,387,875 million views.
  • On July 27, JYP Entertainment released a statement revealing the cancellation of the concert in Malaysia: “This is JYP Entertainment, it is with much regret that we inform that TWICE 2ND TOUR ‘TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Part’ in KUALA LUMPUR which was scheduled for July 28, 2018, has been cancelled due to a security issue at the venue. We request your understanding that this decision has been made with the safety of the artists and audience as our top priority. We are truly sad to deliver this announcement to all our fans who have been waiting for TWICE. JYP Entertainment and TWICE will make further efforts”.
  • TWICE became the fastest K-pop girl group to reach 10 million views in six hours and two minutes.
  • Yes or Yes is the seventh most viewed MV on YouTube in a 24-hour period with 31.4 million views, breaking his previous record with Dance The Night Away.
  • The Cheer Up MV became the group’s third video to reach 300 million views.
  • The famous Melon platform, through its Melon Magazine, recognized the song Feel Special at the #6 spot of the best Kpop songs of 2019.
  • TT’s MV reached 500 Million views on Youtube, being the first video of the group to reach this amount.
  • “Eyes wide open” has been certified Platinum in Gaon for selling over 250,000 units.
  • “Eyes wide open” has been certified double Platinum in Gaon for selling over 500,000 units.
  • “Taste of Love” has been certified double Platinum in Gaon for selling over 500,000 units.
  • “Formula of Love: O+T=<3” has been certified double Platinum on Gaon for selling over 500,000 units.



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