K-TREND | March.27.2024

The Musical Journey of TWICE: An Introduction to Their Full-length albums

Debut and Meaning Behind the Name

TWICE, a nine-member multinational girl group under JYP Entertainment, made their debut on October 20, 2015. The group's name, TWICE, signifies the aim to touch people's hearts twice, once through the eyes and once through the ears, a concept coined by JYP Entertainment's founder, Park Jin-young, during the reality show SIXTEEN. The name has been praised for its strong pronunciation and uniqueness, providing a fresh appeal despite being a familiar word. Their nickname, ‘트둥이’ is a blend of TWICE and the Korean word for the youngest family member, highlighting their status as the newest addition to JYP at the time of debut.



Debut Date

- Korea: October 20, 2015

- Japan: June 28, 2017

- American: August 21, 2020

Debut Album

- Mini Album 1: THE STORY BEGINS

Leader: Jihyo

Genre: K-POP, Dance, Bubblegum Pop, Color Pop, Synth Pop, Teen Pop, Electronic, R&B, Ballad

Company: JYP Entertainment

Agency in the USA: Republic Records

Fandom Name: ONCE



1st Album: Twicetagram

Released on October 30, 2017, "Twicetagram" is TWICE's first full-length album. It encapsulates the sparkling essence of TWICE's current life, akin to a social media feed filled with memorable daily moments. The album, featuring songs written by members Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo, Dahyun, and Chaeyoung, showcases a variety of charms across 13 tracks. The lead single "Likey" combines a lively pop element with future electro-pop sounds, marking a new musical direction for TWICE and featuring a music video shot in Canada, which further elevated their global appeal.



2nd Album: Eyes Wide Open

“Eyes Wide Open” released on October 26, 2020, marks TWICE's second full-length album, showcasing a bolder charm three years after their first album. The title track "I CAN'T STOP ME" portrays the internal conflict between good and evil, blending European electronic and 80s American synth sounds into a catchy synthwave genre. The album explores a wide range of musical styles, including dance pop, city pop, R&B, and Latin pop, demonstrating TWICE's versatility and growth as artists.


3rd Album: Formula of Love: O+T=<3

On November 12, 2021, TWICE released their third full-length album, "Formula of Love: O+T=<3". The title track "SCIENTIST" features the group's conclusion that love is simple and straightforward, showcasing their honest and bold attitude towards love. This album includes collaborations with renowned artists and producers such as Anne Marie, Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel ‘Lindgren’ Schulz, Tommy Brown, and Mr. Franks, with JYP's own Shim Eun-ji contributing catchy and witty lyrics.



TWICE's journey through their full-length albums, from their debut with 'Twicetagram' to the 2021 release of “Formula of Love: O+T=<3”, showcases a dynamic evolution in their musical style and thematic exploration, earning them immense popularity.they have continuously 

expanded their musical repertoire, experimenting with various genres and collaborating with international artists. Their ability to express the vibrancy and diversity of life's moments, combined with their distinctive sound and engaging performances, cements their position as one of the leading groups in the global music scene.


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