TWICE is a female Kpop group signed under JYP Entertainment. The group consists of nine members, Jihyo, Nayeon, Jungyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu.
TWICE was formed in May of 2015 via JYP's survival audition television series Sixteen, which had 16 different female JYP trainees competing against each other in weekly competitions for a spot in JYP's next girl group. JYP declared that the group would have seven members, and upon the conclusion of the series those seven members were Jihyo, Nayeon, Jungyeon, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, and Chaeyoung. However, JYP later announced that they would be increasing the final group number to nine members, with Tzuyu added in as the most popular audience pick, and Momo added in directly by JYP founder Park Jinyoung himself.
TWICE debuted with "Like OOH-AHH" on October 20, 2015, and saw consistent chart success with the release. By December of the same year, the group had landed multiple endorsement deals and solidifying their status as Kpop's newest girl group to watch. TWICE continued their winning streak with the release of their second single, "Cheer Up," in April of 2016. As of August of the same year, the group's second mini album reportedly sold over 150,000 copies, making TWICE the first and only girl group in Kpop to achieve over 100,000 copies in sales for the year 2016 so far.
Most recently TWICE released their third EP, TWICEcoaster with the lead single "TT". Within hours of its release, the single went on to achieve an "all-kill" on Korea's digital music charts, with the music video achieving millions of views in the first 24 hours alone.