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29 April 2012

SUPER JUNIOR (Korean: 슈퍼주니어 Japanese: スーパージュニア)


 

Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어 Japanese: スーパージュニア), often referred to as SJ or SuJu (슈주), is a popular boy band from South Korea formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2005. The group debuted with 12 members: Leeteuk (Leader), Heechul, Han Geng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kibum and later added a 13th member named Kyuhyun; they are one of the largest boy bands in the world. As of 2010, 10 members are active, due to Han Geng’s lawsuit with SM Entertainment which led to him leaving the group (now pursuing his own singing career in the Mandarin-Pop entertainment industry), Kangin’s temporary leave of absence for mandatory military service and Kibum’s pursuit of an acting career. However, the other members have insisted that the three (Kangin, Kibum and Han Geng) are still part of the group, the group also mentioned that they are saddened by Han Geng’s departure from the group

Super Junior has released and contributed in 20 different kinds of records with varying degrees of success. Over the years, they have been divided into smaller sub groups, simultaneously targeting different music industries and audiences. Largely due to Super Junior’s success as entertainers, other Korean entertainment managements began to train their music groups in other areas of entertainment, such as acting and hosting. In addition to their commercial success, Super Junior has earned seven music awards from the M.net Asian Music Awards, eleven from the Golden Disk Awards, and is the second singing group to win Favorite Artist Korea at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards after JTL in 2003.

History
Pre-debut

In 2001, the company held their first overseas casting auditions and discovered Han Geng in Beijing, China, who was chosen from among three thousand applicants. That same year, Yesung was discovered under Seoul’s casting system. Sungmin and Donghae became trainees after jointly winning the first place in Best Outward Appearance in an SM-sponsored contest. In 2002, Heechul and Kangin were recruited along with Kibum, who was discovered in Los Angeles. Siwon was recruited in 2003 after being scouted at 16 in front of his high school, and Ryeowook in 2004, in which the latter was discovered through the Chin Chin Youth Festival singing competition. In 2005, Shindong was selected. The last member, Cho Kyuhyun, was then discovered after winning third place at the Chin Chin Singing Competition in 2005.

Not long after boy band TVXQ’s debut in 2003, news about Lee’s unprecedented plans of forming another boy band quickly spread on the Internet. In early 2005, Lee confirmed the news and announced that an all-boy project group of twelve members would debut near the end of the year, promoting this singing group to be “The Gateway to Stardom of Asia.” Lee announced that that most members in this group were chosen because of their performing experiences as actors, MCs, models, and radio hosts prior debut. Heechul and Kibum were already established entertainers, and most of the other members had already made various kinds of appearances on television and media. Highly inspired by the rotational concept of Japan’s girl group Morning Musume, this group would also experience line-up changes, with new members replacing some selected members every year to keep the group constantly young and all-rounded. This concept was then newly introduced to the K-pop market.

For a while the group was rumored to be called O.V.E.R, the acronym for “Obey the Voice for Each Rhythm.” However, before the group settled with their current name, SM simply referred to them as Junior, a representation of the members’ young ages when they first became SM trainees. After the members’ showcased their different talents to the company at a picnic, the company finalized their concept name to Super Junior. The group thereafter became officially Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior. Leeteuk said on Star Golden Bell “at first Super Junior name was SM Junior, but after Lee Soo Man see our performance and he say we have super talent and quickly change our name to Super Junior”

Super Junior 05 made their pre-debut on the Korean channel Mnet on September 11, 2005. At the showcase, they performed various styles of hip hop dancing. The group danced to B2K’s “Take It To The Floor.” Han Geng, Eunhyuk, and Donghae also performed a separate dance away from the group, dancing to Usher’s “Caught Up.” However, the performance did not air on television until May 16, 2006 as a segment in the Super Junior Show, the group’s first television documentary.

2005–2006: The Super Junior project

Super Junior 05 debuted on SBS’s music program Popular Song on November 6, 2005, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out).” A digital single with “TWINS (Knock Out)”, “You are the one”, and three additional tracks were released online on November 8. A physical CD single was scheduled to be released the following week but a more complete album, SuperJunior05 (TWINS), was released on December 6, 2005 instead. Their debut album sold 28,536 copies in the first month of release and debuted at #3 in the monthly chart of December 2005. In that same month, they released “Show Me Your Love,” a collaboration single with TVXQ. “Show Me Your Love” became the best-selling record of December 2005, selling 49,945 copies that month.
In February 2006, Super Junior 05 began performances for “Miracle”, the second promotional single from their debut album. “Miracle” was the group’s first single to peak #1 in online music charts of South Korea as well as the music charts of Thailand, drawing interest from international markets. As promotions for “Miracle” came to an end, SM Entertainment began selecting new members for Super Junior’s second line-up project, Super Junior 06. The company even prepared a list of chosen members that were to graduate from the group. However, no members were taken out and a thirteenth member was added instead in May 2006. The line-up project has been abandoned since then, and the group became known as just Super Junior, without the suffix “05″.

2006–2007: Don’t Don and breakthrough success

On May 23, 2006, SM Entertainment revealed the thirteenth member Kyuhyun, who was discovered through a singing competition in 2005. They released their single “U” online for free download on May 25, 2006 in their official website. “U” had over 400,000 downloads within five hours of release and it ultimately exceeded 1.7 million downloads, crashing the server. The physical single of “U” with a total of three tracks was released on June 6, 2006, eventually selling over 81,000 units. The single became one of Korea’s most popular songs of the year, yielding #1 spots for five consecutive weeks on two of Korea’s top music programs. By the end of the year, Super Junior collected over seven awards in five of South Korea’s top music award ceremonies, winning the title as Best New Group of 2006.

Super Junior’s first sub-unit, the ballad-singing trio Super Junior-K.R.Y., debuted on November 5, 2006 with a performance of Hyena theme song “The One I Love” on KBS music program Music Bank. A second sub-unit arrived in February 2007 called Super Junior-T. The trot-singing group released their first single “Rokkugo” on February 23, 2007 and made a debut performance on Popular Songs two days later.

Super Junior’s second official album was intended for a late 2006 release, but due to several accidental setbacks, Don’t Don was not released until September 20, 2007. Within the first three days of release, offline album sales for Don’t Don passed the 11,000 unit mark, debuting as #1 in all available offline charts. It finished the September monthly album sales as #1. 60,000 units were shipped by the first week of release and additional copies were printed. Although Don’t Don received rather bland reviews from critics, the album sold more than 160,000 copies by the end of the year, becoming the second best-selling record of 2007. The album also found success in Taiwan; it broke the record for being the highest ranked Korean album on the G-music Combo Billboard Chart, surpassing the albums of TVXQ and Shinhwa. Super Junior’s album also ranked above Taiwanese boy band K One, whose album debuted at #6.

Supported by the release of Don’t Don, Super Junior was nominated in seven separate categories at the 2007 M.NET/KM Music Festival that was held on November 17, 2007. Super Junior won three of those categories including “Netizen Choice Award” and “Mobile Popularity”, being the biggest winner of the night. The group also won “Best Artist of the Year” (Daesang), termed by many as the highest recognition of the ceremony. Super Junior collected two more awards on December 14, 2007 at the 2007 Golden Disk Awards. Although defeated by SG Wannabe in winning the “Daesang”, Super Junior won a “Bonsang” and the “TPL Anycall Popularity Award”, which were reported as expected wins for the group by the media after the success of Don’t Don.

2008–2009: Beyond Korea and Sorry, Sorry

On October 2, 2007, SM Entertainment announced a third Super Junior sub-unit Super Junior-M, a subgroup designated for the Chinese market. While the creation of the subgroup created a brief controversy between the fans and the management, Super Junior-M became a phenomenal success in China, having the opportunity to have two sold-out concerts in Hong Kong, top weekly ratings with their appearance on variety programs, and becoming the idol group with the most endorsement contracts in China. With the absence of almost half of the members in Korea, a fourth Super Junior sub-unit was created that same year to prevent Super Junior from disappearing in the Korean music industry. With five members from Super Junior-T and Yesung, they formed the subgroup, Super Junior-Happy. Super Junior-Happy released the EP Cooking? Cooking! On June 5, 2008, and promotions ended on September 7, lasting for four months. In November 2008, Super Junior-T returned, this time as a singing group in Japan, called SuperJunior-TxMoeyan; this group added Moeyan, a famous two-woman comedy group in Japan. “ROCK&GO”, a Japanese-language version of “Rokuko”, debuted at #19 on the Oricon Daily Charts and jumped to #2 three days later.

Super Junior’s first major tour, Super Show, commenced on February 22, 2008 in Seoul. The tour covered three countries and had shows on six different cities, including Bangkok, Shanghai, and Beijing. From July 8 to July 9, 2008, Super Junior held their first fan meeting in Japan, at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, as a celebration for the grand opening of their official Japanese Homepage, which was launched on April 1, 2008. 12,000 tickets to the fanmeeting were all sold out in several days. The group released a compiled Japan single the following day, entitled “U/TWINS”, which includes the Japanese version of “U” in the limited release, to complement the event. The single peaked at #4 on Japan’s Oricon Daily Chart in its first day of release, and dropped down to only four places in its second. The single broke a new record for being the first Korean single to have made within top 10 on Japan’s Oricon Weekly Chart. On August 2, 2008, Super Junior expanded their routes to Genting Highlands, Malaysia, being one of the top guest performers at the MTV Asia Awards 2008 along with other international performing artists such as OneRepublic and the Jabbawockeez. They are the third SM artist to win Favorite Artist Korea at the MTV Asia Awards after Kangta of H.O.T and BoA, and the second musical group to win the award after JTL in 2008.

Super Junior’s third album, Sorry, Sorry, was released on March 12, 2009 with acclaimed reviews. The title single of the album, “Sorry, Sorry” was digitally released on March 9, 2009. In less than a week after preorders were announced, over 150,000 copies were pre-ordered. Sorry, Sorry was their first album to debut at #1 on the Hanteo Charts, and it sold over 29,000 copies the first day, defeating Seo Taiji’s record of 25,000. Promotions for the album started March 13 with the performance of “Sorry, Sorry” and “Why I Like You” on Music Bank. Two weeks later, “Sorry, Sorry” became the number one song of the week on the same program. During the group’s performance on music program Popular Songs on March 15, ratings went up to as high as 14%, the highest in recent years. From March to May, “Sorry, Sorry” collected a total of ten #1 awards with consecutive wins in Korea, having the single becoming a national and international success. After only a month of release, the album became South Korea’s best-selling album of 2009. Sorry, Sorry was also a critically and commercially successful hit in other Asian countries, opting the group to become the only overseas representative for the second time at Taiwan’s annual Golden Melody Awards. “Sorry, Sorry” was also #1 for a record-breaking 37 weeks in Taiwan. Sorry, Sorry was a best-selling Korean-language album in Taiwan, Thailand, China, and the Philippines, in which the latter listed the album to be the first K-pop album to reach #1 in music charts from the country. Super Junior won three awards in the 1st MNET Asian Music Awards – Overseas Viewers Award, Mobile Popularity Award and CGV Popularity Award despite not attending. Super Junior’s Sorry, Sorry won Daesang at the 2009 Golden Disk Awards. They held their second Asia Tour Super Show 2 start in Seoul on July 17, 2009, and ended in Manila, Philippines on April 10, 2010.

2010: Bonamana and vast Asian popularity

On May 6, 2010, the teaser for their fourth studio album, Bonamana, was released through SM Entertainment’s YouTube page. The full music video of the lead single of the same name was released on May 12 and full album was released on May 13 in South Korea. The album was released by the group with only 10 members, without Han Geng who has terminated his contract with SM Entertainment, Kibum who is involved in acting career and Kangin who had enlisted himself in to the Korean army. Their fourth album had also broken a personal record for the group by having over 200,000 pre-orders. On May 14, Super Junior had their comeback stage on KBS Music Bank, performing title track “미인아 (Bonamana)” and “나쁜 여자 (Boom Boom)”.

On May 17, 2010, music video for the song, “Victory Korea”, which was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup was released through SM Entertainment’s YouTube page. Super Junior’s World Cup song ‘Victory Korea’ set to cheer the S.Korean team in the top 16 garners interests overseas. A poll was recently done on American site ESPN for the Best World Cup Song. There were 11 songs shortlisted for the poll including Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’, K’Nann’s ‘Wavin’ Flag’, Akon ‘Oh Akrica’ etc., to which the song “Victory Korea” by Super Junior was voted #1 with over 90% of the poll. “Victory Korea” features a sample mix from “Sorry, Sorry,” with a similar dance done by the members of Super Junior-Happy in the music video.

On June 28, 2010, Super Junior released their repackaged album with three new tracks – “No Other”, “All My Heart”, “A Short Journey” – and the remixed version of “Shake It Up!”. “A Short Journey” was composed by Donghae and the lyrics were written by Eunhyuk. “All My Heart” was composed by Leeteuk and SJ-M member Henry. On July 2, 2010, Super Junior had their first live performance of “No Other” on Music Bank. The music video for “No Other” was released on July 7, 2010. According to Hanteo, the album has sold over 200,000 copies to date. The album Bonamana got the 7th spot on the United World Album-Chart.
The group kicked off their third Asian tour, Super Show 3 on August 14 and 15, 2010 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul. The tour also made a stop in Qingdao on August 28, 2010, Beijing on October 23, 2010, and Nanjing on November 13, 2010.

On September 4, 2010, Super Junior took part in the SM Town Live ’10 World Tour along with fellow SM labelmates at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This marks the first time SM Town has performed outside of Asia. On September 23, 2010, Super Junior released their original soundtrack “Angel” for Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea, an omnibus drama that promotes Korea’s tourism.[citation needed]. On November 22, Super Junior has been honored as National Pop Culture Icon and received Minister of Culture Awards by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at Pop Culture Art Awards for their strong role in heating up the Korean Wave. On November 24, Avex Entertainment, as well as SM Entertainment Japan, released a statement about the renewal of contracts of SM artists signed to Avex.

On August 16, 2011, It was announced that Bonamana remained as Top 1 in Taiwan’s Music Charts for 62 weeks (more than a year) breaking their own previous record of the said chart.

2011: Japanese forays and Korean comeback: Mr. Simple

Super Junior has not taken part in any official promotions in Japan as of yet, but from February 18 to February 20, 2011, Super Junior held The 3rd Asia Tour Concert Super Show 3 at the Yokohama Arena in Japan, which is a large-scale performance hall, from the first performance itself, and was able to demonstrate their ticket(-selling) power. The ticket applicants for Super Show 3 Japan were over roughly 110,000 with about 36,000 people came to watch their performance. The “Super Junior Japan ‘Super Show 3’ Opening Commemorative Album” which was released on February 16 came in at 2nd place on Japan’s biggest music store Tower Records online sales charts. Super Junior Japan Limited Special Edition – Super Show 3 which contains a DVD came in 2nd place and the CD was in 10th place. Super Junior Japan Limited Special Edition – Super Show 3 also remained #3 spot on Oricon Daily Chart for 2 days in-a-row and #6 spot on Oricon Weekly Chart.

On February 24, Super Junior released a 3D movie from their third Asia tour, “Super Show 3 3D” in all CGV and Primus movie theaters. “Super Show 3 3D” was ranked 6th in box office weekly chart and is the most watched 3D movie in Korea. Super Junior will show off their first Japanese single album with the release of Japanese version of Bonamana, titled Bijin (BONAMANA) on June 8. Starting May 16, the song will be[dated info] shown on major Japanese TV channels as the commercial song for Japanese convenience store chain Circle K Sunkus.

Super Junior’s first Japanese single, “Bijin (Bonamana)” was released on June 8, 2011 and debuted at the #2 spot in the Oricon Daily Singles Chart, selling 27,168 copies on its release date. In addition, the 美人 (BONAMANA) music video which is made of videos from ‘SUPER JUNIOR 3rd ASIA TOUR SUPER SHOW 3 in JAPAN’ held at Yokohama Arena in February, received over 300,000 views on the Japanese UCC website, Nikoniko in a day. On June 14, Super Junior’s “Bijin (Bonamana)” ranked at #2 spot in the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, selling 59,262 copies. Also, they broke the record for having the highest single album sales for a Korean idol group when their single albums that were released in Japan sold combined total of over 100,000 copies (including those sold at Circle K Sunkus and Mu-Mo), until it was surpassed by fellow labelmate Shinee with their debut Japanese single “Replay (Kimi wa Boku no Everything)” at the same month. This is so far, the highest record for singles released set upon by a Korean group considering Super Junior didn’t have any promotion in Japan at all. Recently, they took part in ‘SMTown World Tour Live in Paris’ with fellow label mates, which was held in Zénith de Paris, Paris, France.

On July 11, 2011, American dancer Kenny Wormald posted via his official twitter that he had started the choreography rehearsal for the group’s upcoming new single. Shim Jae Won, choreographer and former member of the disbanded SM group Black Beat posted on his twitter a picture showing ten cups with the members’ names on it, citing possible formation for the song’s choreography, as well as two pictures of the choreography practice of the group the next day showing only the lower half of their bodies.

A teaser photo was revealed on July 20, 2011, with the first photo featuring Eunhyuk. By 1:21PM GST on the 26th of July, all ten teaser photos had been released, in the following order: Eunhyuk, Donghae, Leeteuk, Shindong, Kyuhyun, Sungmin, Ryeowook, Yesung, Siwon and finally, Heechul. On the same day, it was announced that the upcoming album would hit South Korean record shelves on August 3, 2011. On July 22, 2011, the group began filming the music video for their new lead single, with occasional photo tweets of the music video sets from Shim Jaewon and member Heechul. The filming for the music video wrapped up July 24, 2011, with Shim Jaewon consistently updating the group’s filming activity. On July 25, Jeon Hoon of Sonic Korea Studio announced that he is mastering the new album. The group will have an upcoming press conference at the Seoul Imperial Palace Hotel regarding the new album, revealed as “Mr. Simple”, on August 4, 2011.

The music video teaser for the new single “Mr. Simple” has been released on August 1, 2011, to be followed by the digital single on the 2nd (through various Korean online music sites like Melon, Dosirak and Bugs), the album on the 3rd and the music video itself on the 4th.
On August 4, Super Junior held a press conference for their fifth album at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyun-dong, Seoul. Hosted by Kim Sung Joo, the event brought in over 200 media outlets from Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and many other countries, proving Super junior’s popularity all over Asia and the world. Leader Leeteuk said, “The leaders of K-Pop, Super Junior, have finally made their comeback after a year and two months. We promise to promote as hard as ever.”

As of August 17, 2011, the current active members of Super Junior are Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun. Hankyung’s lawsuit against SM caused his inactivity. Kangin is currently serving his 2 year military service, and will be discharged sometime 2012. Kibum is focusing on his acting career. Super Junior leader Leeteuk is due to enlist in the military early 2012 and will be discharged in 2013-2014. Heechul will enlist September 1, 2011.

Artistry
Musical style

As a whole, Super Junior has released four studio albums and one physical single, including occasional contributions to drama soundtracks. They are acclaimed for their vocal harmonization and unison as each member contributes a different position range in their music. Some members are credited for their vocal belting techniques.
Super Junior works closely with Young Jin Yoo, who has produced and arranged most of the group’s promotional singles since debut. Yoo’s also known for creating the renowned SMP style, a genre that includes a balanced infusion of rock, R&B, and rap, with complementing musical elements such as the electric guitar, bass, and other different percussion instruments. Super Junior has prominently used this SMP style in Don’t Don.

Super Junior has covered a few songs in their albums. Their debut single “TWINS (Knock Out)” is a cover of Triple Eight’s “Knockout,” which was released in 2003. While the musical style is mostly maintained as the original, “TWINS (Knock Out)” touches closer to rap rock, with quicker rap and more emphasis on the bass. In most of their covers, the original titles are kept. Examples include Cape’s “L.O.V.E” and Exile’s “Believe.” However, most of these covers are re-arranged to different accompaniments, such as H.O.T’s “Full of Happiness”.

Dance Style

Super Junior is known for doing performances that are heavily centered around their choreography, and are acclaimed for their highly synchronized dances. The group’s pre-debut performance was a hip hop dance and they have also joined B-boy battles and performances throughout their career.
Their dance styles are widely termed as street dancing, with a majority of their choreography containing hip hop dance moves such as popping, waving, floating, and liquid dancing. Dances in the form of martial arts are widely used in their dance routines as Han Geng and Sungmin are professionally trained in that area. Shindong was the main choreographer for “U” and for a majority of the group’s other dance sequences. Eunhyuk choreographed the dance for “Boom, Boom” (Fourth Album) and also worked with the other members to create the dance choreography for “Don’t Don” and “Marry U”, both promotional singles for the group’s second album. The dance for their hit single “Sorry, Sorry” was choreographed by Nick Bass and Trent Dickens, who has also worked with Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. Nick Bass also choreographed the dance for “BONAMANA”. The dance for “No Other” was choreographed by THE GEMINIZ, Rino Nakasone and Maryss From Paris. Super Junior M “Perfection” was choreographed by Misha Gabriel who had worked with other well known acts and choreographed Justin Timberlake’s “Future Love Sex Show,” Pussycat Dolls’ “Doll Domination World Tour,” “Dancing with the Stars” and more.

Popularity

On December 8, as the proponents of Hallyu Wave, idol group Super Junior was guested in CNN TV station’s 《Talk Asia》 program. Members Siwon and Leeteuk talked about the secret of their huge popularity and their strategy for advancing into the world music industry.

Super Junior is receiving attention worldwide. Recently they have extended beyond Asia, gaining popularity in Slovenia, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and various other locations worldwide. In the year 2010, Peru’s Listas put up the top 30 rankings of The Sexiest Men in the World, whereby all of the members’ names appeared on the list and a Slovenian newspaper also reported about their agency and album sales. Super Junior also appeared in a publication of a specialty magazine recently in Iran that contains a personal interview with all of the Super Junior members and their individual profiles, which is explained briefly in Persian. According to the Korea Cultural Foundation, Super Junior is selected by Brazilian fans as the Korea best group. Earlier this year, in a survey conducted by Brazil’s Rede TV, Super Junior was chosen as the number one Korean singer who should come to Brazil. The results concluded with Super Junior being the top artist of choice with 30.9% of the vote. They also won “Must-Follow Personality” at the Mashable Awards 2010 which was held in Las Vegas. Member Yesung was the winner of 2010 Cyworld Digital Music Award OST. Recently, Super Junior was chosen as the most popular Korean singers in a survey conducted by Mexico’s TV Azteca, as well as the various Mexican communities of this band on the Internet. Also, England’s BBC acknowledged Super Junior as the icon noted for creating Hallyu effect. Super Junior was picked number one in the survey, the Hallyu star that you want to travel Korea with. Super Junior received overwhelming votes from Asia including China, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries as well as Europe such as France.
Subgroups

Since debut, SM Entertainment has created four subgroups for Super Junior. Every member was put into different subgroups excluding Kibum, due to his busy acting schedule. The intentions of the subgroups were part of SM’s strategy to not limit Super Junior’s activities, and the goal was to show that the group could accommodate different musical genres. However, this strategy was later challenged by critics, as it has influenced an overwhelming amount of music groups to create official and unofficial subgroups alike. SM announced that Super Junior will form more subgroups in the future, and possible focuses of these subgroups include a variety of genres such as electropop, rock and hip hop. Previous Super Junior subgroups will also return to the industry along with appearances of new subgroups.
Super Junior-Happy

Super Junior-Happy (Korean: 슈퍼주니어-해피), sometimes referred to as SJ-Happy or Suju-Happy (Korean: 슈주-해피), is the fourth official sub-unit of Korean boy band Super Junior. Super Junior-Happy contains six Super Junior members, Leeteuk (the leader), Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk.

History
By 2008, all of the Super Junior members have already been a member of at least one subgroup except Kibum. Super Junior-Happy consists of every previous member from Super Junior-T except Heechul, who is replaced by Yesung. Super Junior-Happy made an unofficial debut performance on May 3, 2008 at the Power Concert although they had not formally introduced themselves as the subgroup at the time.

On May 30, 2008, SM Entertainment released the official announcement of the subgroup through Newsen. The subgroup’s first EP, Cooking? Cooking!, was released on June 5, 2008. The music video of their first single, “Cooking? Cooking!” was released on that same day.
Super Junior-Happy debuted on June 7, 2008, performing their first single, “Cooking? Cooking!” at the 2008 Dream Concert. On the day before their debut, the subgroup held their first sign fan meeting to celebrate the success of the sales of Cooking? Cooking! On the morning of June 6, over thousands of fans lined up for tickets to the fan meet, overcrowding the streets. Close to 10,000 copies were sold by the first week of release. According to the Music Industry Association of Korea, the EP sold 27,122 by the end of August and was ranked fifth in the monthly charts.
Super Junior-Happy performed their second single, “Pajama Party” on August 3, 2008 on SBS’s Popular Songs. The music video was released on August 4, 2008. “Pajama Party” promotions only lasted a month, and promotions for the EP officially ended on September 7, 2008.

Music style
Super Junior-Happy’s music style involves the common style of contemporary dance music and bubblegum pop, mainly targeting the music industry with their fun and entertaining style. Super Junior-Happy’s debut single, “Cooking? Cooking!” is a dance track with refreshing rhythm and quirky lyrics. Their goal is to give fans feelings of bliss and happiness with their music.

Super Junior-KRY

Super Junior-KRY, established in November 2006, is a trio formed by Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung which makes up KRY.in the title of the group. The company discovered that these three members developed a particular personal and subsequent fan-base that was separate from the rest of the group, and how they also had similar musical qualities. They therefore grouped these three members together to perform particular songs to target a more mature audience. Being amongst the most vocally powerful members of the group, Super Junior-KRY are credited to singing mournful, R&B-style ballads, a style that has proven very popular in recent years.

Super Junior-KRY’s first official performance was on November 5, 2006 on KBS’s Music Bank, performing “The One I Love (한 사람만을).” They have participated in the original soundtrack of the tvN drama Hyena with a total of three tracks, including the main theme. The trio also contributed tracks in two additional original soundtracks, one track in both the soundtracks of Snow Flower and Billy Jean Look at Me. Unlike Super Junior’s other sub-units, Super Junior-KRY has not officially released a single or album, and only participated in collaboration albums and original soundtracks. However, a new album is expected from KRY in the future.

On August 1, 2010, Super Junior’s sub-unit KRY. made history by opening their own concert for the first time in Japan, and upon the fans’ request for an encore, more performances were added in Kobe on the 1st and 2 November and later on, 1 and 2 December in Fukuoka. There were about a total of 22,000 people who watched the 6 sessions of the performances. The group successfully finished their concert tour in Japan and Taiwan last year. Due to ardent requests from Korean fans wanting to see Super Junior-KRY’s concert, the group decided to also hold the concert in Korea.

Super Junior-M

Super Junior-M, often referred to as SJ-M, is the third official sub-unit of Korean boy band Super Junior. They are the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent, and are also the first group produced by Korea’s CT (Culture Technology) organization, created through a comprehensive localization strategy. Super Junior-M made their debut in 2008, with five Super Junior members: Han Geng, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun as well as two new ethnic Chinese members, Henry and Zhou Mi.

In December 2009, Han Geng returned to China to pursue a solo career and the group’s activities were halted. In December 21, 2010 the Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of Han Geng. A representative of SM Entertainment said that they will file an immediate appeal to reverse the decision SM Entertainment have yet to release statements regarding his official status with the group.
In February 2011, Super Junior members Sungmin and Eunhyuk were announced as new additions to the SJ-M subgroup, coinciding with the release of their 2nd Mini Album, 太完美 (Perfection). Currently, the eight active members are: Siwon, Ryeowook, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, Sungmin, Zhou Mi and Henry.

Biography
Name Origin

Before the official name of the subgroup was released, they were often referred to as Super Junior China. On April 3, 2008, SM Entertainment released the official name of the subgroup, Super Junior-M, with “M” representing the word “Mandarin,” expressing the subgroup’s ambition to become successful in the Chinese music market not limited to only China. The “M” can also represent a list of other aspects, such as the first letter of their debut album, Me, and also “mi” (Chinese: 迷), which denotes to “charismatic” as well as “fan” in Mandarin, the latter meaning referring to their desire to connect closer with fans.

Career
Pre-debut

Responding to Super Junior’s rising popularity in Mainland China, Super Junior’s management, SM Entertainment, decided to compose a new Super Junior sub-unit which focuses on the Chinese market. On October 2, 2007, an official announcement was released to the media, stating the birth of a third Super Junior subgroup that would debut in China in 2008. Super Junior’s original member Han Geng, and an SM Taiwanese trainee, Henry, were stated to be the first two of the seven members representing the subgroup. Five months later, a second Super Junior member, Siwon, was mentioned in news articles to be the third member. However, the confirmed list of members were not released to the public until April.

Starting from April 4 to April 7, 2008, the seven members were individually released to the media in a chain of short trailer clips. Han Geng was the first member to be announced on April 4. On April 5, Siwon and Donghae were announced to be the second and third members. On April 6, Kyuhyun was announced to be the fourth Super Junior-M member, following a new member Henry as the fifth. Ryeowook was announced to be the sixth member on April 7 followed by Zhou Mi as the final member. A trailer of all seven members was released on the group’s debut day, April 8. Super Junior-M’s trailer clips exceeded 1.4 million views in less than four days, garnering interest in both the Chinese and Korean audiences.


Music
Super Junior-M debuted in China on April 8, 2008 at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards and with the release of their first music video, “U” online. Their debut album was released in various provinces in China starting April 23, 2008 and the Korean version with three bonus Korean tracks was released in South Korea on April 30, 2008. The album was also distributed in several other Chinese communities on May 2, 2008 such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Reviews for the album were generally positive and it also gained praise from Hong Kong singer, Hins Cheung, who said the album contains “international-level music” and that the group is “vocally-talented”. A month after their debut, Super Junior-M won their first award, Asia’s Most Popular New Group Award, at the 5th annual Music King Awards in Macau on May 25.

After their debut performance in early April 2008, the group made guest appearances in many chains of entertainment variety shows. They appeared in an episode of the second season of TVB and HunanTV’s collaboration show, Strictly Come Dancing (舞动奇迹), which made the show’s ratings increase to 5.01%, ranking it the third most watched show ever in all of China. Super Junior-M’s appearance in the talk show, Behind Story (背后的故事) two months later also increased ratings. The show had the highest ratings during that time slot, with a strong 4.05%. Separated into several weekly episodes, the group’s appearance in their first episode on the challenging game show, Bravely Going Forward (勇往直前) in early August gave the show the highest ratings during that time slot as well.

Super Junior-M and Show Luo of Taiwan replaced Hong Kong entertainers, Nicholas Tse and Twins, for the 2008 summer season endorsement spots of Semir, a Chinese clothing brand. They were acclaimed to be sunny, young, and passionate; thus their image was suitable to endorse the brand.
The last performance of “U” was on August 29, 2008 at the 7th Golden Eagle Opening Ceremony Concert. The group gave their first performance of their second single, “Me,” on September 13, 2008 at the SMTOWN LIVE ’08 in Shanghai concert. The music video was then released a day later through Sohu. Super Junior-M held their first concert in Hong Kong on December 27 and 28.
On September 14, 2009, Super Junior-M released the music video for their upcoming comeback single Super Girl which features Girls’ Generation’s Jessica Jung. They are currently nominated for Best Singing Group at the 21st Golden Melody Awards.

Super Junior-M’s goal is to bring the Korean pop influence over to the Chinese market, re-representing the hits in Mandarin. Similar to the style of their main group Super Junior, Super Junior-M’s music style falls into the category of mainstream pop, dance, and R&B. Dance pop songs with rock and hip hop influences are easily heard in their music, such as in “Me” and “The Moment”, which contains guitar riffs and heavy bass sounds. Rap is not performed as often like the main group, but these influences can be heard in “The Moment” and also the rap remakes in “Don’t Don” and “A Man In Love”.

The group halted their activities in December 2009 after Han Geng filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment and returned to China to pursue a solo career. In December 21, 2010 the Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of Han Geng. A representative of SM Entertainment said that they will file an immediate appeal to reverse the decision and have yet to release official statements regarding his status with them. In February 2011, the group resumed their activities with two new members from the main group, Sungmin and Eunhyuk, with the release of EP Perfection.
 
Television
In late 2008, Han Geng acted in the drama Stage of Youth (青春舞台) alongside other prominent Hong Kong EEG stars Joey Yung, Kenny Kwan, and Yumiko Cheng. He starred as Xia Lei (夏磊), a youth who dreamed to be a dancer. Stage of Youth was an idol drama that was dedicated to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Other members of Super Junior-M gave cameo appearances in the final episode of the drama.

Controversy
After the first announcement of Super Junior-M on October 2, 2007, and the possibility of adding a non-Super Junior member, Henry, to this unit, Super Junior fans immediately voiced out their dissatisfaction and opposition. Immediately, a website was built, called “Only 13″, to oppose against SM Entertainment’s actions. Through the website, fans of Super Junior communicate and plan out protesting actions against the company. Before legal protests began, many online petitions were made by both Korean and Chinese fans to prevent and convince the label to not add a fourteenth member. Initially fans were planning to boycott the company’s products, similar to the actions taken by fans of TVXQ in the past. However, most fans agreed on a silent protest instead. On October 21, 2007 and throughout the week, over 400 fans from Super Junior’s official fanclub, E.L.F, silently sat in front of the SM building and held signs that supported the group to have only thirteen members. Situations became worse when SM Entertainment announced through the media that they never stated that Super Junior was a fixed group, although the label announced that Super Junior was a permanent group when Kyuhyun was added to the group in mid-2006. Thousands of fans wrote letters to the company and pleaded them to keep the group permanent, but no answer was returned.

Over one thousand more fans appeared in front of the SM building on E.L.F’s third protest on November 3, 2007. Instead of a silent protest, the fans sang various Super Junior songs and shouted “thirteen.” Although SM Entertainment’s answer to the fans’ protest stated that new members in Super Junior-M will not be added to the official group and thus will not affect Super Junior’s main career, many fans still held the belief that there will be this possibility of seeing new official Super Junior members in the future.
After more rumors leaked of SM Entertainment sneaking in an extra non-Super Junior member, Zhou Mi, to the subgroup, the fans decided to gain this chance to have a legal representation as part of SM Entertainment’s stockholders. As of March 20, 2008, Super Junior fans from all over the world purchased 58,206 stocks of SM Entertainment, holding 0.3% of the company’s entire stock. They released a statement through the media, stating that they will obtain all chances to prevent SM Entertainment from adding new members and to keep Super Junior as only thirteen.

After the release of Super Junior-M’s official blog on April 3, 2008, over 5,000 comments were posted by Chinese fans in an hour, voicing out their support to keep Super Junior as thirteen members. The administrator resulted in locking the comment box where only those with sohu blog accounts could comment.

Super Junior-T
Super Junior-Trot (Korean: 슈퍼주니어-트로트), officially known as Super Junior-T (Korean: 슈퍼주니어-티) is the second official sub-unit of Korean boy band Super Junior. They are the first idol group known for capitalizing trot music, the oldest form of Korean pop music. Super Junior-T contains six Super Junior members, Leeteuk (the leader), Heechul, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk.
Super Junior-T has released only one single in the short span of their career before they were announced to be on hiatus in 2008. The single “Rokuko” was Korea’s sixteenth best-selling record and the number one best-selling single of 2007, according to the Music Industry Association of Korea. In November 2008, the subgroup returned with a debut in the Japanese music industry, releasing the Japanese version of “Rokuko.”
 
History
Pre-debut
Noticing the dying trend of trot music, Lee Soo Man decided to revive the style by producing an idol band that capitalizes this genre. Three months before Super Junior-T’s official debut, they performed “Don’t Go Away” at the M.NET/KM Music Festival on November 25, 2006 with Super Junior’s Donghae.

2007: Commercial success

In early February, SM Entertainment made the official announcement of a second Super Junior subgroup, Super Junior-T. The group released their debut single “Rokuko” on February 23, 2007 and on February 25, 2007, they officially debuted on SBS’s Popular Songs, performing “Rokuko” and “First Express” with famous trot singer Bang Shilyi. The debut was also marked as Heechul’s comeback performance after his injury from a car accident that occurred in August 2006.

“Rokuko” topped music charts three days after release. Two months later, the single topped Thailand-based music stations and remained in the same position for several weeks. By the end of 2007, the single sold almost 46,000 copies and was Korea’s best-selling single of the year.
Two months later, Leeteuk, Shindong, and Eunhyuk were injured in a car accident, and all of Super Junior-T’s schedules were completely canceled for two months. However, pre-recorded performances, such as the group’s parody Palace T, continued to air on television and their single continued to top music charts. Schedules resumed in June, but only lasted a month.

2008: Performance tours and Japan

On April 29, 2008, it was announced that Super Junior-T would make a comeback later in the year with their second single. However, a fourth Super Junior sub-unit, Super Junior-Happy, debuted instead, putting Super Junior-T in partial hiatus. Nonetheless, Super Junior-T remained partially active throughout the year as they still appear as a group in Super Junior’s concert tour, Super Show and other similar functions. Despite the debut of Super Junior-Happy, a future full-length album is still in the works and is expected to arrive in the future. Super Junior-T’s latest appearance before the debut of Super Junior-Happy was on May 17, 2008, performing as the opening act at the 6th Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles, California.
On November 5, 2008, Super Junior-T re-released “Rokuko”, now titled “ROCK&GO,” in Japan. Presenting this project to the Japanese comedy duo Moeyan, who are skilled in combining comedy with song and dance, Super Junior-T hopes that the duo will help them localize the single into Japanese. The collaboration was the duo’s official debut as singers and Super Junior-T’s entrance in the Japanese market. The single debuted at #19 on the Oricon Daily Charts and jumped to #2 three days later. Super Junior-T and Moeyan held two mini concerts on the same release date as the single in the C.C. Lemon Hall at Tokyo to promote the record.

Musical goals
Super Junior-T’s music style is a distinctive style of trot, an old-fashioned style of Korean pop music. Their revised style of the genre includes modernized K-pop melodies and also fast rap, notably performed by Shindong, Eunhyuk, and sometimes Heechul. Super Junior-T’s goal is to enervate the fading genre in Korea’s current music industry and to introduce the young audience to a traditional style of music, hoping to increase awareness of older trot musicians and bring trot back into mainstream music. Emergence of Super Junior-T is also due to a strategy that Super Junior has been using, which is to show that they can accommodate many different musical genres.

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Super Junior-T is well-known for their parodies, such as the short miniseries Palace T, a parody of the popular Korean drama, Princess Hours which aired on the channel M.NET, as a part of Idol World.
Due to Super Junior-T’s active participance in trot music and their comedic appearances, the group gained outstanding attention from the older audience despite their well-known young idol images that was created for them in the main group Super Junior. Members of Super Junior-T explained that they wanted to change their idol appearance and hope that they would gain different fans from their new trot image.

Film and television career
Debut
Prior to the group’s debut, the members had individually appeared in television dramas, with Leeteuk being the first member of the group to act; he was an extra as a moviegoer for the drama All About Eve in 2000. Kangin appeared as an extra for The Secret Lovers in 2002, and Siwon made a brief cameo appearance in Precious Family in 2004. Kibum had his acting debut in 2004 as young Han Jung-woo in April Kiss and in 2005, he was given the main role Joo Yeo-myung for the year-long drama Sharp 2, starring alongside Go Ara and Heechul. A few months before Super Junior’s debut, Siwon starred as the young Kang Bong-man in Eighteen, Twenty-Nine; Heechul was given a role as a junior chef in Loveholic, and Sungmin starred as young Kang Dong-shin in morning drama Sisters of the Sea. After the group’s debut in November 2005, both Heechul and Kibum acted in the sixth season of the sitcom Nonstop from late 2005 to early 2006. Kibum individually starred in Marrying a Millionaire as young Kim Young-hoon in 2005 and in March 2006, Heechul starred as Gong Min in Bad Family. That same year, Siwon was part of the supporting cast for Spring Waltz and Kibum starred as Ha Yeongchan in Snow Flower. In 2007, Heechul starred as Kim Young-soo in the popular drama Golden Bride, which ended its broadcast in February 2008 after the extension of 14 episodes. Siwon starred as the ambitious Lee Mong-ryong in the two-episode parody historical drama Legend of Hyang Dan. He later starred as the main character in Oh My Lady! oppositte actress Chae Rim, which received a large audience. Kangin made a cameo appearance in Billie Jean, Look At Me. The song “It’s Just That”, sung by Super Junior-K.R.Y, was used as the drama’s theme song. In 2008, Kibum starred in the sitcom Chunja’s Happy Events as Park Jung-woo, and Kangin had his first major television role in Romance Zero as Na Ho-tae in 2009. In August 2009, Heechul played the piano for Lee Chul in Loving You a Thousand Times. In 2010, Siwon again appeared in a large supporting role as a data analyst and rookie elite agent in Athena: Goddess of War, which is a spin-off of the popular 2009 series Iris. There is speculation that the series will continue and he shall reprise his role, but with more character advances.

In 2011, members Siwon and Donghae were scheduled in April 2011 to film Taiwanese drama Extravagant Challenge (traditional Chinese: 華麗的挑戰) with Ivy Chen as the three main characters (as Ren Tsuruga, Shō Fuwa, and Kyoko Mogami, respectively). It is a live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese shōjo manga Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura to be shot in Taiwan.
In 2010, Siwon again appeared in a large supporting role as a data analyst and rookie elite agent in Athena: Goddess of War, which is a spin-off of the popular 2009 series Iris. There is speculation that the series will continue and he shall reprise his role, but with more character advances. On August 1 2011, Siwon has been confirmed to be the male lead character on a new KBS drama POSEIDON. According to the production staff, Siwon will take part as a member of maritime police. POSEIDON will be broadcast in September to follow up ‘Spy Myeongwol’ as a blockbuster drama which is about the commitment of maritime police. Siwon has since attended script-reading sessions and will soon begin filming.

As a group, Super Junior starred in Super Junior Mini-Drama, a television program hosted by the group that was released in late 2006. The group wrote, produced, and acted in the separate half-hour mini dramas. The subject matters of the dramas were chosen from viewers. In 2008, Leeteuk and Sungmin starred in the one-episode drama act Super Junior Unbelievable Story. Both Leeteuk and Sungmin starred as themselves as a member of Super Junior-T.

Reality shows
Despite numerous appearances as television actors, Super Junior are still best known for their reality shows, having participated in popular reality comedies.

2005: Super Junior Show
A show documenting them right from when they debuted, demonstrating their unique talents and abilities along with their funniness and quirkiness that is never ending.

2006: Mystery 6
Had Donghae as the main character being haunted by ghosts located within the Super Junior dorm. The show consists of hidden cameras and a narrator that “documents” their journey throughout each day as Donghae and the rest of the Super Junior group deal with the strange things that are happening to them and what also happened to the past tenant of the dorm they are staying in.

2006: Super Adonis Camp
Six members of Super Junior (Leeteuk, Kangin, Sungmin, Donghae, Shindong, and Eunhyuk, with the later addition of Han Geng, with the last episode also featuring Ryeowook and Yesung) go to a pension located in the mountains and stay there for about a week. The boys are split into two teams of three and each team is given 30,000 won (approximately $30 USD) to purchase groceries with. During their stay at the pension, the boys must live off their groceries and endure living with a woman who is sort of like the MC for the show, except the boys find her annoying and do anything try and not pay attention to anything that she does. In the end, however, they give the money that they have saved from the leftover food to an orphanage, where they later visited, where the children that temporarily stayed in the pension with them are from.

2006: Super Junior Full House
Super Junior starred in their own reality show called Super Junior Full House which was about two transfer students who will be boarding with half of the members of Super Junior, specifically in the dorm where in Heechul, Kangin, Kibum, Siwon, Han Geng and Donghae are staying in. The two transfer students were model Eva and her friend Anya.
The show ran for about 13 episodes and it’s running time was only for 25 minutes. It was aired from May 27, 2006 until August 26, 2006. The home stay only lasted for a month prior to its original plan and with the show it presented comedic experiences by Super Junior and the two international female students showing their deep friendship and funny attitudes and or personalities.

2006: Super Junior Mini-Drama
A variety game show where the members of Super Junior (with the exception of Hangeng, Heechul, Kibum, and Siwon, who weren’t directly in the show but had cameos) could create and produce their own mini-dramas for themselves to star in. The members split up into two teams: Prince Team or Pearl Blue Team and play a game in the beginning of the episode to determine who exactly got the reward for the drama or who got the punishment.

2007: MNET Super Summer
A three on one dating game and hidden camera show featuring Siwon, Donghae, and Kibum. The show documents the member’s efforts to win dates with model Lee Eun Jung through competing in games. The winner of each episode would get to have a date with the girl, while the other two men would have their own “man to man” date. The show is meant to show the “true intentions of men when it comes to love.” Lee Eun Jung and the MC would devise plans to pit the members against each other in order to reveal their feelings. The show was shot in Saipan.

2007: Explorers of the Human Body
A reality learning show, emceed by Shin Dong Yup and, on several episodes, chosen Super Junior members. It ran for 13 40-minute episodes from November 11, 2007 to February 3, 2008. The show focused on the members and Shin Dong Yup performing experiments on various subjects, such as the sense of taste and the origin of tears. The youngest member, Kyuhyun, was not present until the seventh episode due to the accident, as well as Siwon being absent from some of the later episodes due to having injured his foot in an earlier episode.

2007: KM Idol World
Featuring Super Junior T, Idol world presented each episode with a challenge for the group, going from a lie detector test, playing the cat and mouse game, even to just seeing whose friend could show up at the filming location of a house, even though it was already midnight. The games were a wide variety and even during the course of the first couple of episodes, Super Junior T even did a parody of the drama Princess Hours, which they nicknamed Palace T.

2008: Unbelievable Outing Season 3
2008: Idol Show
2009: Human Network Super Junior’s Miracle
The boys of Super Junior have another variety show where they try to help teenagers, who have hardships going on in their lives, encouragement to pursue their dreams by finding them a role model that they may look up to in a career profession that they may want to join. They show the teenagers that nothing is impossible and that they can do it, even though it may seem like all of the odds are against them.

2010: Super Junior’s Foresight
A talk show with four or five Super Junior members (with mostly recurring Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun with the occasional Yesung) where they would invite their sunbaes, or seniors in the music industry, and try to learn things from them that could help in the future, also, while having fun at the same time.

Hosting
The Super Junior members were one of the first Korean idols to begin television presenting and radio hosting. Heechul was the first in the group to be a selected MC for the music programs Popular Songs and Show Music Bank. He was also the first in the group to host radio shows, and co-hosted Youngstreet Radio Show with ex-M.I.L.K. member Park Heebon in early 2005. Heechul has also been the MC for the Dream Concert since 2008. Leeteuk, Kangin, and Shindong made their MC debut on Mnet’s music program M! Countdown five days after Super Junior’s debut performance. In August 2006, both Leeteuk and Eunhyuk founded their own radio show, Super Junior Kiss the Radio, which has become one of the more tuned-in radio channels in the country.
The group also founded their own reality television program, and on November 11, 2007, the premiere of Explorers of the Human Body aired on SBS. The humorous show introduced the thirteen members as regular guests for the program, answering curious questions and doing demonstrations involving the human body. The show has been the highest rating program of the reality line-up every Sunday, but due to Super Junior’s tight schedule, the program ended quickly with thirteen episodes on February 3, 2008. The popularity of the program had inspired producers to create a second season, although no announcements of producing the next season has been announced.

Acting
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
Twelve members, excluding Kyuhyun, appeared in the group’s debut film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. The first film released by SM Pictures, it premiered on July 26, 2007 in Korea. “Wonder Boy”, performed by Super Junior, is used as the theme song of the film. Although the film was promoted as a typical high school comedy, the movie gained positive reviews from critics, praising that the movie had a well-oriented plot unlike most idol films. However, ticket sales remained low in the premiere month despite its unexpected success in the sales the first week. The film was a box-office bomb, failing to attract more than 102,600 admissions and was proven to be a big loss for SM Pictures. However, both versions of the film’s DVD became a best-selling record and were sold-out in both Korea and oversea markets, which was more than enough to make up for the production loss of 8.5 billion won.

Other Films
Siwon was among the first of Super Junior to have participated in silver-screen productions, appearing in the Hong Kong historical action drama film, A Battle of Wits as the large supporting role of Prince Liang Shi in 2006. The cast promoted the movie throughout China with a short tour of four cities in November 2006. While the film received mixed reviews, Siwon garnered positive notices for his performance. He also received praises from co-star Andy Lau, stating that Siwon is a wonderful actor and that he “sets a good example for young Hong Kong idols.”
In 2007, Heechul, Kangin, and Shindong lent their voices to the three chipmunks in the Korean release of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
In 2008, Kangin had a major role in the Korean-language film, Hello Schoolgirl.

Endorsements
Super Junior members first began endorsing for various fashion lines in early 2006, notably for Ivy Club (2006–2007), NII Qualified (2007) and Spris (2006–2007).
With their high popularity in Thailand, Siwon was contracted to be the main endorser for 12 Plus Miracle (2007–present) and began endorsing its products with interchangeable Super Junior members. Siwon also makes several prominent appearances in Korean brand Spao’s catalogues along with SNSD and other Super Junior members. He also recently endorsed and modeled for the SK Telesys “Reaction” smart phone, also appearing in the phone’s humorous mock-action commercial. While, On July 2010, Super Junior’s Choi Siwon was appointed as UNICEF Envoy. Acer Computer Co., Ltd. a leading position in Thai computer market also presented Siwon as a new endorser for Acer products. He has also been featured in notable magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, High Cut, and Men’s Health, as well as modeling for large brand names such as Armani, Lacoste, Gucci, and Burberry.

Currently Donghae is the brand ambassador for Maxim Colours Contact lens worldwide. The group are also known for their string of humorous commercials for Thailand’s Yamaha Fino along with several other Thai entertainers, notably Golf & Mike. Super Junior were also appointed as the Goodwill ambassadors for the 2008 Korea and Thailand 50th Anniversary, honoring the good relationship Korea has held with Thailand for the past fifty years. Most recently in 2009, Super Junior have filmed CFs for brands such as Kyochon Chicken, Star Snacks and Happy Bubble. They also endorse a clothing line called SPAO (2009–present). Super Junior also Spokesmodel for Donate Blood (2007–present) campaign at the Republic of Korea National Red Cross and was appointed as Goodwill ambassador for World Blood Donor Day. They also promote and endorse for Samsung’s marketing of their new smart-phone Samsung Galaxy S in Singapore.

Members of sub-group Super Junior-M also starring in commercials for Chinese mobile phones branded OPPO. They also star in a new commercial show for Pepsi and endorse Chinese clothing line Semir, reflecting their huge popularity in the Chinese region. On February 20, 2010, Super Junior was named as Taiwan’s tourism ambassador. On March 3, 2011, Super Junior has been appointed by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Korea as the 2011 Honorary Korean Ambassador Foods to promote Korean cuisine all over the world. Recently, The Hong Kong Tourism Board has officially invited Super Junior to host a travel show promoting Hong Kong. Earlier this year, Super Junior was chosen as the CF model for Japan’s famous convenience store company, Circle K Sunkus. Starting on May 16, the song will be[dated info] shown on major Japanese TV channels as the commercial song for Japanese convenience store chain Circle K Sunkus. On June 17, 2011, Super Junior chosen as the ambassador of Seoul Summer Sale 2011. Recently, Super Junior has been appointed to be the ambassadors for Korean tourism.

Other Media

On July 20, 2010, S.M. Entertainment, together with NEOWIZ Internet Corporation, Ltd, released an iPhone application which features Super Junior’s 4th regular album, ‘BONAMANA’. The lite app can be purchased for free, while the full app can be purchased for US$7.99 on iTunes.

Influence and impact

During the course of Super Junior’s career, several pop groups were formed similarly extraordinary numbers of members. JYP Entertainment recruited thirteen boys to be in a boy band, who were all revealed in the show, Hot Blood Men. Of these thirteen, eleven were split into two groups that debuted at different times: 2AM, which has four members, and 2PM, which has seven. Together, the two groups form the eleven-member boy band One Day. Ast’1, a boy band under DSP Entertainment, released a promotional video in March 2008. In the short preview the boy band expressed that they would “Knock Down Super Junior”, which resulted in a lot of criticism lashed into the group. However, they clarified that they had no means to create conflict, and explained the reason why they want to defeat Super Junior is because they see Super Junior as their answer of success.

Controversies
Expansion to China
After the subgroups Super Junior-K.R.Y. and Super Junior-T, on October 2, 2007, SM Entertainment announced the birth of another Super Junior sub-unit project that would begin activities in China starting 2008. Zhou Mi and SM Entertainment’s new Chinese-Canadian trainee Henry Lau, who was also featured in the music video of “Don’t Don”, were also members of the subgroup.
The announcement brought in a huge wave of dissatisfaction and opposition from fans of Super Junior after the announcement of two new members. Initially, fans were planning to boycott the company’s products, however, most fans agreed on a silent protest instead. Thousands of fans from Super Junior’s official fanclub E.L.F. silently sat in front of the SM building and held signs that supported the group to have only thirteen members.

After more rumors regarding adding a Chinese member to the subgroup, the fans decided to gain a legal representation as part of SM Entertainment’s stockholders. As of March 20, 2008, Super Junior fans purchased 58,206 stocks of SM Entertainment, holding 0.3% of the company’s entire stock. They released a statement that they will obtain all chances to prevent SM Entertainment from adding new members and to keep Super Junior as only thirteen.

Conflict with MBC
A time-slot dispute occurred between SM Entertainment and MBC when SM insisted to have Kangin stay on SBS’s Explorers of the Human Body instead of MBC’s Sunday Night Dong-An Club (동안클럽) where Kangin has been a regular host. MBC temporarily banned the rest of Super Junior from appearing in any future performances and shows hosted by MBC. Kangin also lost his MC jobs to T.O.P. of Big Bang for the music show, Show! Music Core and also two more variety shows, which both soon canceled after Kangin left due to low ratings. MBC demanded an apology from SM Entertainment in order for Super Junior to appear on shows hosted by the channel again. However, MBC concluded that Super Junior’s ban was never official, but just a decision for shows’ producers to decide.


Han Geng’s lawsuit
On December 21, 2009, Han Geng filed for contract termination with SM Entertainment, label company of the group. The following day, Han Geng’s lawyer stated the claimed reasons behind the action: provisions were in SM Entertainment’s favour, unlawful 13-year contract length, unfair sum of money to end the contract, not allowed to request to revise his contract, forced to do things that were not in his contract, forced to do things against his will, fined if he disobeyed the company, missed any events or even was late, and there was uneven profit distribution. Along with this, it was disclosed that because of SM Entertainment’s refusal to give him a day off in over two years, he had developed gastritis and kidney disease.

Han Geng’s current manager, Sun Le, also submitted a statement to the court of South Korea citing SM Entertainment’s violation of Han Geng’s rights. Sun Le’s statement contended that: Han Geng was forced to wear a mask due to company’s ill handling of the visa issue, company purposely discriminated against Han Geng and his family, company refused to cooperate or listen to any of Han Geng’s suggestions, company purposely turned down individual activities for Han Geng (including Ariel Lin’s “Fireflies” music video, which later starred Siwon and Donghae) and that the company treated Han Geng’s potential endorsers poorly.

On December 21, 2010, the Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of Han Geng. The court stated, “All three contracts – from the January 2003 contract, the altered contract from February 2007, and the affiliated contract from December 2007 – do not exist.” A representative of SM Entertainment said that they will file an immediate appeal to reverse the decision. and have yet to release official statements regarding his status.


Conflict during Expo 2010
On May 26, 2010, organized by South Korea Pavilion of Expo 2010, many Korean pop stars including Super Junior were invited to the “South Korean classical and pop concert” which was planned to be launched at Expo Cultural Centre on May 30. As the tickets were not for sale to the public, visitors who want to enjoy the show could only exchange the ticket via expo ticket in the west door of the Expo Cultural Centre on May 30. The total ticket number is 5000, while 2500 of which would be assigned to Korea visitors for free which caused the actual available number to be 2500. Super Junior fans collected in the entry of the Expo Cultural Centre, and the strong emotion led to the occurrence of violence, resulting in casualties. A local armed police said that this is his first time to see such a “crazy” situation in Expo 2010 since the Expo park was opened.

  • Leeteuk
Park Jung-su (born July 1, 1983), better known by his stage name Leeteuk (이특), is a Korean pop singer, presenter, and occasional actor. He is the leader of the super boy band Super Junior. To prevent confusion with famous Korean veteran actress Park Jeong-su, he decided to use the name ‘Leeteuk’. His stage name literally means “special”.
 
Biography
Pre Debut
When Leeteuk and his older sister, Park In-young, traveled to Myeongdong for a holiday in early 2000, he was recommended by a talent scout to audition for SM Entertainment’s Starlight Casting System, an audition that selects artists to sign under their label. After several test recordings and performances, he signed into SM Entertainment and became the company’s trainee. That same year, he had his first quick television appearance as an extra in the MBC Korean drama All About Eve, and appeared as a brief model for Pepsi in 2002. In 2003, Leeteuk was put into a five-member boyband with future bandmate Donghae, but the project was quickly dropped. They were then put into the large rotational group Super Junior along with ten other boys. Older than the other trainees, Leeteuk became the leader of the group.
 
Super Junior
On November 6, 2005, Leeteuk officially debuted on SBS’s Popular Songs music program as a member of Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior. The group performed their first single “TWINS (Knock Out)” to an audience of about 500 fans. Leeteuk explained that he uses a stage name due to his desire to have a name with the same effects as Kangta (and to also prevent confusion with veteran actress Park Jeong-su). His stage name denotes being “special” as he wants to be a special member in the group. Leeteuk also became known as the “special leader” (특별한리더) of the group. Not only becoming a “special leader”, but also having a sweet voice as a tenor of Super Junior. He is also noted for having a unique and goofy laugh.

Around March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next generation of Super Junior, and Leeteuk would still remain as the leader of Super Junior 05. However, plans changed when the group began to gain large popularity, and declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.
During his career with Super Junior, Leeteuk was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, Leeteuk was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, Leeteuk became a member of Super Junior-Happy.

Variety Show and Hosting
Leeteuk is also praised for his hosting skills. He has been involved in many variety shows, appearing as permanent guests and also as the MC. Leeteuk and Eunhyuk have been the permanent Radio DJs for KBS Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio (SUKIRA) since 2006.
His most notable works currently is his involvement in SBS Star King & Strong Heart. Leeteuk has a strong friendship with fellow gagmen Boom, who appears in the same two shows. Boom has initiated Boom Academy in Strong Heart alongside Leeteuk and Eunhyuk. Boom was enlisted into the army in late 2009 however, and gave Leeteuk the task to continue comedic work in the show alongside Eunhyuk and Shindong. The three created “Teukigayo” (Teuk Academy), a segment which has gained lots of support from audiences.

In 2009, Leeteuk was named second as the Most Hardwoking Idol of 2009. The title was given to Leeteuk for his notable hardwork as a Radio DJ, an MC for various shows and as an idol singer.
In 2010, Leeteuk because the new MC for MBC Enjoy Today, replacing Big Bang’s Seungri who left to focus on the group’s new album. He sang with F(x)’s Krystal the song “Glumbing” on MBC Enjoy Today. Leeteuk is also the MC for MBC Love Chaser alongside Yesung.

Personal life
April 2007 car accident
On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T’s release of their first single “Rokuko”, Leeteuk became seriously injured in a car accident when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. Along with Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, and two managers were also victims. While they were on the highway, the front left tire busted as the driver was switching lanes and the van ran into the guard rail/medium on the driver’s side and skidded for about 30M+. At some point, the momentum caused the van to flip over on its right side.

While Shindong and Eunhyuk suffered minor injuries, Leeteuk and Kyuhyun sustained more serious injuries, which required for both to be hospitalised for several more weeks. Leeteuk had glass shards embedded into his back and above his eyes, requiring over 170 stitches in removing most of them. Leeteuk was discharged from the hospital on April 30, 2007.
Due to this injury, Leeteuk’s role in Super Junior’s first big-screen production, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) was cancelled. However, it was revealed at the end of the film that he’d taken on the role as the panda mascot, which was later confirmed that it had actually been Ryeowook who’d portrayed the panda in most of the film.

They also said that Leeteuk has scratches on his forehead and near his eye from the glass. The accident was caused by a deflated left front tire. The driver was trying to switch lanes but lost control and collided with the guard rail.

Military Service
Leeteuk recently confessed in an interview that he would like to start his 2-year long mandatory military service either at the start of 2012 or the end of 2011. After he finishes with the military he will try his best to reach back to the top again.

  • Kim Heechul
Kim Hee-chul (born July 10, 1983), sometimes mononymously credited as Heechul, is a Korean pop singer, actor, presenter, disc jockey and a member of the popular 13-member boy band Super Junior.

Pre-Super Junior
He was discovered at Starlight Casting System October 2002 where he joined the auditions on a whim with his friends. Even though he was late because of unfamiliar places, he still passed the audition because of his dance. Initially, Heechul was placed in a four-member project group called, “Four Seasons.” This group included other members Jaejoong, Yunho, and Kangin. The prospective group never came through though as both Jaejoong and Yunho were chosen to join another all-male singing group, TVXQ, which debuted in December 2003. With two members gone, the idea of Four Seasons dropped. Heechul and Kangin were then placed in Super Junior along with ten other trainees under the same company. This project group managed through well and debuted two years later on November 6, 2005 under the name Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior. The initial plan for this group is that members would be continuously cycled in and then fazed out into other projects.
Other activities of Heechul before his official debut include modeling, acting, and VJing. He made his first appearance on TV starring in the teen drama “Banolim 2”.

Official debut: Super Junior
On November 6, 2005, Kim Heechul officially debuted as part of Super Junior 05 on SBS’ Inkigayo, performing the group’s first single “TWINS (Knock Out)”. The group was supposed to comprise the first generation of Super Junior. In early 2006, SM Entertainment was beginning to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, Super Junior 06, where Heechul would still be an undergraduate member. However, plans changed. The company decided to add a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, and declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior.

The re-polished group hit it big after it released the first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006. “U” became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009. However, setbacks occurred for the promotions of “U” in the later half of the year when Heechul suffered a major injury from a car accident that occurred on August 10, 2006.
 
Car accident
On August 10, 2006, Heechul was involved in a car accident while heading back to Seoul from Mokpo after attending the funeral of fellow Super Junior member Donghae’s father. The tires malfunctioned while his car attempted to switch lanes. Heechul fractured his left leg in five places, including his femur, knee, and ankle, requiring him to be in surgery for six hours. He also sustained other injuries, including a tear in his tongue which required stitches.
Heechul was advised to stop all activities for a period of twelve weeks. He was released from the hospital on September 13, 2006 but he continued to receive out-patient care. He returned to the hospital to have a second surgery to remove some of the iron rods in his leg on October 10 and briefly returned to work in late October to film the final three episodes of an MBC youth sitcom while still in a cast and on a wheelchair. He made his comeback on November 25 of the same year during the Mnet KM Music Festival (MKMF) Awards but it was only in late December that Heechul officially returned to individual activities such as variety show appearances and hosting appearances.

In 2007, Heechul started to perform regularly despite still having a few rods that the doctors had attached to his leg. In late April and May 2007, he had recovered enough to be able to take part in Super Junior’s strenuous dance routines. The remaining rods in his leg were removed in 2008.
 
Super Junior-T
Heechul became part of a Super Junior sub-group, Super Junior-T, which debuted on February 23, 2007 with the Trot “teuroteu” single “Rokuko!!!” (65 로꾸거; [RoKuGo (backwards) spelled backwards]).


2007 – Present
In 2007, Heechul participated in Super Junior’s second album Don’t Don, the band’s “Super Show” tour, and filmed Super Junior’s first movie Attack on the Pin-Up Boys.
In 2008, he was active in Super Junior’s activities: the visit to Japan, their second photobook Boys at City Season 2 (shot in Tokyo) and the Super Show Encore concert.
In 2009, Super Junior released their third album Sorry, Sorry, which was released on March 13. Their title song “Sorry Sorry” was immensely popular and claimed #1 position on all major charts. After the first week of sales, the album topped the Hanteo Chart, with 30,000 copies sold just on its first day of release. As well as this, the song achieved its first #1 on KBS’s Music Bank on March 27 – only two weeks after their comeback stage. The song continued to prove it’s popularity, winning a total of 5 #1′s on Music Bank and a triple crown on SBS’s Inkigayo.

The group then released a follow up repackage of their third album called It’s You, which was released on May 11. The comeback performance was made on May 17 on SBS’s Inkigayo, and on the following week made performances on KBS’s Music Bank, where they won their first K-Chart for the song on May 22. The promotions for the song was cut short due to the group’s second live concert tour.

On May 13, 2010, Super Junior released their fourth album Bonamana and made a comeback stage on KBS Music Bank on the 14th. The album once again proved the group’s popularity, selling over 36,000 copies on its first day of release – more than that of their third album.
On June 28, 2010, Super Junior released their repackaged album with three new tracks – “No Other”, “All My Heart”, “A Short Journey” – and the remixed version of “Shake It Up!”

M&D
Heechul formed a project group, M&D, with fellow label mate, Kim Jungmo of TRAX in 2011. M&D stands for “midnight and dawn”, and also the hometowns of Jungmo and Heechul, “Miari and Dangae-dong”.
On June 23, 2011, the music video of their title track, ‘Close Ur Mouth’ was released. Heechul wrote the lyrics while Jungmo wrote and played all the instruments for the song. Heechul also directed the music video.
M&D performed their first stage at Mnet’s summer awards ceremony, “20’s Choice” on July 7, 2011.

Television and acting career
Like band mate Kibum, Heechul made his first television appearance as an actor before the debut of Super Junior. He starred in the 2005 teen drama, Sharp 2, in which he acted alongside Kibum. Not long afterwards, Heechul appeared in an episode of Loveholic as a chef trainee. After the debut of Super Junior, Heechul teamed with Kibum again to star in the sixth season of Nonstop, alternatively known as Rainbow Romance. In 2006, Heechul starred as the supporting character Gong Min in Bad Family. In 2007, he starred in the popular family drama Golden Bride as Kim Young-soo.

Heechul began to appear on numerous variety shows such as Vitamin, Sponge, Xman and Love Letter. Kim Heechul can also be seen in advertisements for various Korean brands.
From September 9 to November 9, 2008, Heechul and Kangin starred in the Korean version of the musical Xanadu, sharing the lead role Sonny. Auditions and casting picks were done via a reality television (To Be Kangin and Heechul), which also served to promote the musical.
Heechul was also on a TV show called Joahseo or Good Daddy, where he and three other celebrities, including Lee HongKi from FT Island, learned to be good fathers by caring for a “daughter”. After Good Daddy show, he become close friend with Lee HongKi and their close relationship enable them to be chosen in Save Energy Campaign in the middle of 2009. Heechul was also in “Band of Brothers” with Super Junior’s Kangin, and Jungmo and Jay from “The TRAX”. In the show, the band paid tribute to famous and different groups during their showcase at the end of the program.

Hosting stints
Heechul began hosting before his music debut. He was a regular MC for the cable music show Show! Music Tank. He was also a substitute MC for Andy of Shinhwa on SBS Inki Gayo on numerous occasions. Heechul also became a permanent host for SBS Inki Gayo with Korean actor Jang Geun Suk on February 25, 2007.
He hosted his own radio show, SBS Power FM Youngstreet along with Park Heebon, but the program ended in mid-2006. After the 55-episode drama Loving You Ten Million Times ended in early 2010, he returned to SBS radio as a DJ to host his own radio program, “HeeChul’s Young Street.” The show, which started airing on 29 March 2010, is broadcast by Power FM 107.7 MHz from 8:00 to 10:00 pm (Korea Time). The program is his first comeback as a DJ in four years. He has however, left the program in mid-2011.
In May 2010, he was announced as a regular cast member on Family Outing 2. The show ended two months later due to low ratings.
Kim Heechul is currently part of the four member cast for The Radio Star section of Goldfish.

Internet
Heechul is well-known to fans as a netizen due to the large amount of time he spends on the internet. He was even called out on the fact by fellow group member Eunhyuk on the 17/09/09 episode of SBS Intimate Note, who jokingly asked him whether his occupation was a netizen or a music artist, because he spent more time managing his webpage than actually singing.
Most recently, Heechul has been very active on Twitter. On October 9, he created a personal Facebook, which collected 5,000 friend requests within 5 minutes. He was also a worldwide trending topic on Twitter for four days (from 9 Oct 2010 to 12 Oct 2010).

  • Han Geng
Han Geng (traditional Chinese: 韓庚; simplified Chinese: 韩庚; pinyin: Hán Gēng) was born on 9 February 1984. He is a Mainland Chinese Mandopop artist and actor well known for his powerful dance skills. He is skillful in all China’s 56 ethnic traditional dances, as well as ballet and hip-hop dance. He has been dubbed “Dancing King” and “King of Popularity” in China. He started his career, in 2001, when he was chosen by SM Entertainment (SME) to become a member of South Korean boy band Super Junior, which debuted in 2005, and as the leader of its sub-group Super Junior-M in 2008.
On 21 December 2009, Han filed a lawsuit against SME to terminate his contract as he felt that the 13-year contract was unlawful and overly restrictive; and has since returned to China to pursue a solo career. On 21 December 2010 the Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of Han, however a representative of SM Entertainment said that they will file an immediate appeal to reverse the decision SM Entertainment have yet to release statements regarding his official status with them.
For his various contributions to the spread of Chinese culture, Han was chosen as a torch bearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, becoming the first boy band member in history to hold this role.
 
Early life
Han Geng, an ethnic Nanai from Northeast China, was born in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, China. He attended Guang Hua Elementary School from 1990 to 1996.
Han Geng started to learn dancing since he was young. By the age of 12, he was accepted into the dance department of the Central University for Nationalities. He left his family and his hometown in the Northeastern part of China to attend dance school in Beijing. During his years in the school, he mastered all 56 types of Chinese traditional dances from the 56 Chinese ethnic groups.

At Central University for Nationalities
At the age of 12, he was accepted into Central University for Nationalities and left Mudanjiang for Beijing to pursue dancing. During that time he also learned ballet and martial arts and performed in many countries including the United States, Russia, Taiwan, and Macau.
In 1999, as a representative of the Nanai ethnic group, he participated in the parade in honor of China’s 50 year anniversary.

Career
Korea and Super Junior
In December 2001, South Korea’s biggest Entertainment Agency, SM Entertainment, went to China to hold an audition in Beijing with hopes of finding new talents in the country. The audition was called H.O.T. CHINA Audition Casting. Han Geng, who was preparing for his graduation performance at the Central University for Nationalities, immediately caught the attention of the agency’s talent scouts and was invited to participate in the audition, but he wasn’t very interested as he never heard of the company before. One of his friends, however, was very interested and persuaded Han Geng in accompanying him to the audition. Although hesitant at first, Han agreed to audition with his friend. The competition rate was 3,000 to 1, and Han had no hopes of getting selected after auditions ended.

After the audition, Han began to work briefly as a cameo actor in short low-budget Chinese films and performing in local events across the country to earn a salary before entering college. In late August 2002, Han was notified that he had been selected by SM Entertainment. After Han’s graduation from the Central University for Nationalities, he was sent to South Korea in March 2003 and received private lessons in singing, dancing, acting, and Korean language. By mid 2003, Han had moved into dormitories and lived with other trainees who were under the same label and started to receive intense hip hop and street dance training. He started out as a Class C dancer (the lowest class for dancing), as he had zero knowledge in hip hop dance at the time, but in the short period of six months, he went straight to Class A, skipping Class B. At that time, there were only 3 people in Class A – Han Geng, Donghae, and Eunhyuk.

On February 6, 2005, Han was officially announced to be part of one of South Korea’s all-boy rotational musical groups, Super Junior, as a member of its first generation, Super Junior 05. Being the first group with a Chinese and foreign member to formally debut in South Korea, the media closely followed the group. Three months later after the announcement, Han made his first media appearance as a runway model along with fellow group member Choi Siwon in a fashion show organized by Bum Suk. The two members are extremely good friends, and have even considered themselves “sworn brothers.”

Han was one of the few members of Super Junior who actively appeared on variety shows, such as being a regular guest in Love Letter and Star Golden Bell. Being active in variety shows, his popularity within Super Junior grew and Han became popular overseas. Aside from South Korea, Han also became well known in China, where he made guest appearances in different Chinese variety shows, being one of the first K-pop idols to appear in them. Han became a national celebrity in China with the debut of Super Junior’s third subgroup Super Junior-M on April 8, 2008 in China, with Han Geng as the leader of the group. The subgroup released their first Chinese-language studio album, Me, on May 2, 2008. The album debuted on Taiwan’s G-music combo charts as #2 and #1 on many of China’s and Thailand’s music charts. Leading his fellow Korean members to develop in his home country, his popularity immediately soared in China. His overwhelming popularity set him apart from the rest of the group, catching the media’s attention and making him become in high demand by numerous TV shows, commercials and movies. However, his agency did not allow him to take part in such activities without the rest of the group, restricting his solo appearances.
Han Geng ceased activities with Super Junior after filing for contract termination from SM Entertainment on December 21, 2009.

Acting
Han made a cameo appearance with band-mate Eunhyuk as a friend of Heechul in an episode of the MBC drama Rainbow Romance early 2006. In August 2006, Han played the role of a police officer in Zhang Liyin’s debut music video “Timeless”, starring alongside Lee Yeon-hee and bandmate Siwon. The two-part music video was released separately in September 2006. The music video was ranked #1 for four weeks on Melon’s Video Chart. In November 2007, Han starred as the lead role in Zhang’s debut Chinese music video, “I Will”, and “The Left Shore of Happiness” alongside Lee and Siwon. Both music videos were released in February 2008.

Han’s first big-scale film was Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, an SM Pictures production that starred all Super Junior members except Kyuhyun. He made a cameo as a popular basketball player who later got attacked by a mysterious force. Despite positive critical ratings, that film did not do well in the box-office. However, all four versions of the film’s DVD were sold out and broke chart records.
In late 2008, Han filmed the CCTV mini drama called Stage of Youth in China. In the mini drama, he played Xia Lei, a young man who has to go through numerous obstacles and challenges in order to achieve his dream to become the new generation’s dancing star. The 12 episode drama was a Chinese New Year Special and also a tribute to the Beijing Olympics 2008. It aired on CCTV-Children (少儿频道) from January 19–31, 2009.

In the middle of 2010, Han Geng was given a cameo role as Deng Xiaoping in the government funded film The Founding of a Party (建党伟业) along with many other A-list Chinese celebrities. The movie premiered in China on June 15, 2011.
Han Geng was cast alongside Barbie Hsu and Fahrenheit’s Wu Chun for the Sino-Hollywood collaboration action movie My Kingdom (2011) (大武生). The film is directed by Gao Xiaosong, produced by Andre Morgan and features action directing by Sammo Hung. Filming began in October 2010, although the actors trained in martial arts and Beijing opera for three months before this. The filming wrapped up in late January 2011, and the movie will have an release date of September 9th, 2011. The production team has stated that the film will be released theatrically in the United States and around the world.

In mid-2011 Han Geng was cast in the film Founding Father Sun Yat-sen (国父孙中山) as Hu Han Min, the secretary of Sun Yat-sen. He started filming on June 14, 2011, and the film is due to premiere in October.

2008 Beijing Olympics torch bearer
On March 20, 2008, Han was announced to be one of the torch bearers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the first boyband member to be chosen in history. Being active in a foreign country, Han had constantly promoted Chinese culture in Korea, earning him a spot as torch bearer. His torch relay was in the Beijing route on August 7, 2008. He was runner number 240. Besides being a torch bearer, he also sung in the Beijing Olympic theme song “Beijing Welcomes You” (北京欢迎你).

Charity Work
Han Geng is extremely active in many charities and constantly tells his fans that instead of buying gifts for him, they should use their resources to help those in need. Han Geng is most noted for donating most of his 2008 income to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. He also donated 100,000RMB to the 2010 Yunnan Drought. In 2010, Han Geng became a spokesperson for “I Want To Go To School Kappa 1200 Help the School Children Project,” a charity designed to help underprivileged Chinese children go to school. While most celebrities that participated sponsored one child through the program, Han Geng chose to sponsor ten, and Han Geng’s fans, known as Gengfans (庚饭, lit. “Geng Rice”), sponsored another 124. Han Geng also recorded a song with Olivia Ong to promote the charity. In 2011, Han Geng recorded a charity song “孩子 (Children)” with various artists in order to promote child-trafficking awareness. Also in 2011, Han Geng became a spokesperson for the “Sunflower Project” which aims to provide electricity to students in rural China so that they can complete their studies.

In response to Han Geng’s request, Gengfans are also extremely active in charities and often gather together to go to poor regions in China to help kids and families in need in Han Geng’s name. They call this project “Let Love Fly”. Such charities have become a tradition among Gengfans, especially during Han Geng’s birthday every year.

Solo career
On June 22, 2010, Han Geng officially announced his solo career at a press conference held at The Great Wall Of China, revealing the release of his first solo album titled Geng Xin 庚心, which hit stores throughout Asia on July 27. The name of the album literally means “Geng’s heart”, but it is also a play on words because it has the same pronunciation as “start anew” in Chinese. There is also a third meaning to it: the character Geng 庚 in his name comes from the evening star Hesperus/Venus (长庚星, Chang Geng Xin), which is what he’s named after. So his album’s title can also mean “Evening Star” or “Geng’s star”, since Xing 星 (star) and Xin 心 (heart) have similar pronunciation in Chinese. There are two versions of the album depending on the locations of where it was released. In Mainland China the albums came with the titles of the songs and the song lyrics written in simplified Chinese characters while in Hong Kong and Taiwan and oversea Chinese communities they are all written in traditional Chinese characters.

On July 6, Han Geng published a complete demo version of his album’s title song “My Logo”. The song was produced by American producers, Craig Williams and Rene Van Verseveld. Remarkably, Han Geng and Craig Williams invited Travis Payne and Stacey Walker (best known as Michael Jackson’s choreographers) along with Michael Jackson’s This Is It dancers – Dres Reid, Shannon Holtzapffel, Tyne Stecklein, and Daniel Celebre to join the choreography for the MV of this song. The lead track “My Logo” is listed at number 26 on Hit Fm Taiwan’s Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2010.

Han Geng also held his first two solo concerts in Beijing on July 17 and 18. Tickets for the 2 concert days were sold out in a record time of 37 minutes. His first solo album has topped various major music charts in China, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand. It has sold more than 350,000 copies within only 2 months after its release, and to celebrate such remarkable results, a special celebratory version of the album was released on October 1 with a limited number of 20,000 copies. In addition of the 10 songs in the album, the special version contains 7 MVs and a karaoke disc. As of December 2010, the album has sold more than 530,000 copies. The DVD for his Beijing concerts was released on 20 May 2010, and quickly took the number 1 position on various online retail charts.

Han Geng quickly became one of the most marketable young idols in the Mandopop scene, and since the start of his solo career has received over 20 awards. He has also picked up several major endorsements, most notably with Meng Niu Yogurt, Yishion clothing store, Nokia, online store Lumei, and the video game Tian Xia 2, which features a character in his likeness. Due to his overwhelming popularity, Han Geng was invited to perform in the 2011 CCTV Spring Festival, where he sang the opening and performed a short dance.
He also already announced a second album, to feature rock music elements, and an Asia-wide tour expected in the later half of 2011.

Gengfans and Wings Of Love
Gengfan (庚饭) is the official name of Han Geng’s fans. The name was created by his Chinese fans and it literally means “Geng Rice”. The name is a play on words which contains various meanings. One of them is the fact that the word for rice in Chinese sounds like the English word “fan”. The other meaning is that because Han Geng is known to love eating, they call themselves his “rice” so they can be his main source of energy. The third meaning is that the word Gengfan when abbreviated, becomes GF, which is also the abbreviation of the word “girlfriend” in English. There are also many sub-classifications of Gengfans such as Sister Fans (Gengfans who are older than him), Geng Knights (male Gengfans), Mother Fans (Gengfans who are mothers), etc. Gengfans generally use the colors yellow and black to represent themselves. They are known for their strong and unconditional support as well as for their massive numbers. They’re also known to be very active in charities ever since Han Geng asked them to not give him gifts but use the money to help those in need instead.
On Han Geng’s 23rd birthday in February 2007, they created a song called Wings of Love as a gift for him. The lyrics, arrangement, singing and music video were all done by his fans as an encouragement for him to continue pursuing his dreams. The lyrics of the song are extremely touching and became a type of anthem for Gengfans all around the world; thus, they call themselves his wings of love. As a gesture of gratitude, Han Geng has recorded his own version of the song in his first solo album, changing the lyrics slightly to sing it back to his fans.

Controversies
Performance restrictions
Before his debut, Han entered Korea with a vacation visa and had to return to China every three months for a new one. After debuting in 2005, his company obtained an E-6 (Entertainment Industry) passport, allowing him to stay for longer periods. However, a Chinese passport strictly limited his promotional activities and appearances in various broadcasting corporations in Korea. By law, a Chinese passport holder is only allowed to perform on three television stations. Han was allowed to perform on KBS and SBS, as stated by Lee Soo Man during a Harvard Korean Wave conference in early 2007. Fellow labelmate, Zhang Liyin, also experienced the same issue. Initially, the company did not know of the procedures and was fined because of it. Before Han signed contracts with KBS and SBS, he performed on stage with a mask and a hat to hide his face on screen. Many thought Han was a backup dancer until three months later when his bandmate Heechul finally revealed him to the media by publicly taking off his mask.
Despite visa restrictions, Han performed with the rest of Super Junior at the 2007 M.NET/KM Music Festival and the 2007 Golden Disk Awards. Both award ceremonies aired on channels that Han was restricted to perform on.

Lawsuit
On December 21, 2009, Han Geng filed for contract termination from his former company SM Entertainment. The following day, December 22, 2009, Han Geng’s lawyer released the reasons for the contract termination: the contract had provisions in SM Entertainment’s favor, the 13-year contract length was unlawful, it would take an unfair sum of money to end the contract, he was not allowed to request to revise his contract, he was forced to do things that were not in his contract, he was forced to do things against his will, he was fined if he disobeyed the company, missed any events or was late, and there was unfair profit distribution. Along with this, it was disclosed that because of SM Entertainment’s refusal to give him a day off in over two years, he had developed gastritis and kidney disease.

Han Geng’s current manager, Sun Le, also submitted a statement to the Korean courts citing SM Entertainment’s violation of Han Geng’s rights. This statement was later leaked to the public via the internet. Though many suspected the statement to be fan created, it was later confirmed as legitimate. Sun Le’s statement contended that Han Geng was forced to wear a mask due to SM Entertainment’s ill handling of the visa issue, SM Entertainment purposely discriminated against Han Geng and his family, SM Entertainment refused to cooperate or listen to any of Han Geng’s suggestions, SM Entertainment purposely turned down individual activities for Han Geng (including Ariel Lin’s “Fireflies” music video, which later starred two other Super Junior members) and SM Entertainment treated Han Geng’s potential endorsers poorly.

On 21 December 2010 the Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of Han. However a representative of SM Entertainment said that they will file an immediate appeal to reverse the decision SM Entertainment have yet to release statements regarding his official status with them.

  • Yesung
Kim Jong-woon (born August 24, 1984), better known by his stage name Yesung, is a Korean pop singer and occasional actor. He is one of the four lead vocalists of the boy band Super Junior. He was once a radio host for his own radio program, M.I.R.A.C.L.E for You, which ended its broadcast in September 2007. His stage name Yesung (藝聲 in Hanja) is translated to “art-like voice” and is derived from the phrase “예술가의 성대”, meaning “vocal chords of an artist.”
 
Career
Super Junior
On November 6, 2005, Yesung, officially debuted on SBS’s music program Popular Songs as a member of Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior. The group performed their first single “TWINS (Knock Out)” with an audience of about 500 fans. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.

During his career with Super Junior, Yesung was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In November 2006, Yesung was placed in Super Junior’s first subgroup, Super Junior-K.R.Y, a group specializing in singing mournful, R&B ballads. Almost two years later, Yesung became a member of Super Junior-Happy. On May 10, 2008, Yesung was sent to the hospital after he collapsed from running 70 kilometers for a charity marathon. On August 8, Yesung was sent to the hospital again after falling from a 1.5m stage while rehearsing a performance for the KBS music program, Music Bank. The injury severed his old injuries from the neck and waist and Yesung was not treated out of the hospital until two days later.

Yesung alone contributed in the drama OST, Tazza, a highly rated drama which started on September 16, 2008. He sang Love Really Hurts. This ballad song has been consistently used during the drama itself. He has performed the song live several times, including in the 3rd Anniversary Party of Super Junior.
Last November 6, 2009, he replaced Jonghyun of SHINee in their Ring Ding Dong performance due to Jonghyun coming down with the swine flu.
Last March 31, 2010, Yesung contributed in the drama OST Cinderella’s Sister, starring Moon Geun Young and Chun Jung Myun and started on March 31, 2010. He sang It Has To Be You. This song is a ballad that tells the story about a man who refused to look for another girl, except for the one he loved. Recently, during the epilogue of Super Junior’s 2nd Asia Tour Concert, Super Show 2 Manila, he sang this song live on stage and asked his fans to support his new song. Then on June 4, 2010, Yesung performed solo for the first time on Music Bank (TV series) with his song, It Has To Be You, a highly rated song on the music chart on Music Bank.

Last December 29, 2010, the second part of the KBS drama President OST was released. Yesung, together with Luna of f(x), sang the song entitled Loving You. This song gained affection and support from public.
Last January 31, 2011, Yesung’s third solo song, the new SBS drama, Paradise Ranch,, OST was released. The song is entitled Waiting For You and is a ballad that tells about a man who is adamant on waiting until the end of the world for his lover to return to him. The drama itself has been gaining attention due to the main cast members Lee Yeon Hee and DBSK’s Changmin. Yesung performed this song for the first time on the first K.R.Y Concert in Seoul, February 11, 2011.
Last July 14, 2011, his second duet with another female artist, namely Jang Hye Jin who is a Korean actress & singer, was released throughout Korea’s digital charts. I Am Behind You is from the album Cooperation Part 1. The song has a fantastic harmony & is mixed with the lyrics about the heart of a person who has an infatuation on someone.
Recently, last July 18, 2011, his latest solo was released. For One Day is an OST for the drama Warrior Baek Dong soo . The song explores an emotional farewell from a lover & it touches the hearts of listeners with the meloncholy expressed in his voice.
 
Hosting
From September 2006 to September 2007, Yesung was a host for his own radio program, M.I.R.A.C.L.E for You, where members of Super Junior often appear as guests. However, before the radio show’s first anniversary, Yesung had to end the program so he could concentrate on Super Junior’s second album, Don’t Don. The last air date for the radio show was September 8, 2007.
Last July 21, 2010, Yesung appeared together with band mate Leeteuk as MC’s for MBC’s new program, Love Pursuer. The show presents a Korean celebrity with the challenge of guessing who is their secret admirer. The show was a favorite amongst TV audiences.

Last September 4, 2010, Yesung was recruited as a new MC for MUZIT, a musical talk show alongside K.Will and veteran composer Yoo Youngsuk. The show showcases various musical talents from the Korean music industry.

Acting
Yesung’s acting career began in the summer of 2007 with the release of Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, a high school comedy starring the whole of Super Junior. Yesung stars as the school’s rock star who gets attacked by a mysterious force, which shoots him toward national stardom.
In 2009, Yesung was casted to play Jung Myungsoo in the musical South Korean Mountain Fortress, which will show from October 9 to November 4, 2009.
He was also performing in the musical Hong Gil Dong that was running from February 18 to April 18, alongside group mate Sungmin.

Then last October 2010, Yesung starred in the musical Spamalot as one of the male leads, Sir Galahad. The musical was shown from October 1 to December 28. It received good feed backs from musical audiences. Yesung stated that he is much more interested in musicals nowadays because it was a different challenge for him and looks forward to doing more musicals in the future.
Last June 2011, Yesung joined KBS’ Immortal Song where Idol Stars render their own versions of old songs from Music Legends and winners are selected through voting. Yesung unfortunately lost in the first airing of the episode but then emerged as the winner of the third episode when he sang Boohwal’s song “The More I Love You”. He was supposed to join the show for a few more episodes, but due to Super Junior’s schedule, their company had no choice but to pull him out.

  • Kangin
Kim Young-woon (born January 17, 1985), better known by his stage name Kangin, is a Korean pop singer, actor, MC, presenter, and a member of the super boy band Super Junior. His name ‘Kangin’ (强仁 in Hanja), meaning strong benevolence, was given to him to complement his personality. Currently, Kangin will not be joining Super Junior for their fifth album. Kangin officially enlisted and began his two year military service on July 5, 2010.

Musical career
Kangin was scouted by a talent agent and was recommended to sign up for SM Entertainment’s talent competitions. In 2002, Kangin won first place on the fourth annual SM Youth Best Contest and won the best outward appearance award and signed a contract with SM Entertainment.
Along with Hero, U-Know and future band mate Heechul, SM Entertainment placed them in a small project music group called Four Seasons, with each of the four members representing the four seasons of the year. The prospective group never came through; both Hero and U-Know were chosen to join another all-male singing group TVXQ, which debuted in December 2003. With two members gone, the idea of Four Seasons dropped. Kangin and Heechul were then placed in Super Junior along with ten other trainees under the same company. This project group managed through well, and they debuted two years later on November 6, 2005 under the name Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior.

In early 2006, SM Entertainment was beginning to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, Super Junior 06, with Kangin still as an undergraduate member of Super Junior. However, plans changed following the rising popularity of the group and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit it big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.
During his career with Super Junior, Kangin was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that is branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-Happy.

Television and acting career
Before debuting as a Super Junior member, Kangin went by his birth name as a stage name. He debuted as a host and an actor before being in Super Junior 05. After debut with Super Junior, kangin became a regular in MBC variety show for celebrity named ‘Image Survival’ till February 2006. In 2006, Kangin also frequently acts as MC for SM artists such as DBSK and Boa fanmeeting and MC for EBS TV channel. In 2006 and 2007, he also goes on many variety show as guest and sometimes as a regular for a short time such as Love Triangle, KBS Star King, KBS vitamin and MBC driving school with leetuk as regular. Active in television appearances and hosting, Kangin earns the highest salary in Super Junior.

Five days after Super Junior 05′s debut performance, Kangin became the MC of Mnet’s M!Countdown along with Leeteuk and Shindong. The trio stayed as the hosts throughout the remaining year until Kangin was replaced by Eunhyuk in mid 2006 due to his busy schedule for hosting EBS Reckless Radio and MBC’s music program, Show! Music Core. Kangin also became the television host for two of MBC’s popular entertainment programs, Sunday Sunday Night Dong-An Club and Nothing is Impossible. For Mnet channel, Kangin starred in ‘Band of Brothers 2008′ with Heechul, Jay and Jungmo. For MTV channel, in 2008 kangin was a MC for ‘Class Up’. In 2008, Kangin was one of 4 MCs for SBS ‘Change’ variety show. From December 2008 to May 2009, Kangin and actress Lee Yoon-ji played as a low-income college couple for the popular MBC reality show We Got Married. This was the first MBC variety show kangin did as a regular after the crisis between MBC variety show producer and SM company regarding Kangin job as host in SBS Super Junior Exploration of Human Body in 2007.In 2009, Kangin with other few Super Junior members hosts television show for charity named ‘Miracle’ but kangin was withheld from all his activities after his DUI case.

Holding a strong contract with MBC radio, Kangin left Reckless Radio in June 2007 to host MBC’s Good Friend Radio with Cho Jungrin. In April 2008, Cho’s hosting spot was replaced by Taeyeon. Kangin’s last day of hosting the program was on April 19, 2009.
Kangin made a brief cameo appearance in the 2002 SBS drama, A Man and a Woman and in the 2006 MBC sitcom, Rainbow Romance as himself. In 2007, he made a guest appearance in the MBC drama Billie Jean, Look At Me. Kangin’s silver-screen debut was in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, premiered in summer 2007. In 2008, Kangin was chosen to take the role of ‘Kang Soo’ in the Korean language film, Hello, Schoolgirl.

From September 9 to November 9, 2008, Kangin, along with band mate Heechul, debuted as musical actors through the musical, Xanadu. Xanadu was a 1980′s musical film starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton John. Xanadu has also been reproduced to a Broadway musical. Heechul and Kangin, along with Choi Sungwon, performed the same character, Sonny, according to their time slot, and auditions and casting picks will be chosen in a process through reality television.
Kangin was also cast to take the role of ‘Hotae’ for MBC’s cable comedy drama, Romance Zero. With a total of sixteen episodes, the drama ended in late May 2009 with acceptable reviews and ratings.

Controversies
MBC conflict
A time-slot dispute occurred between SM Entertainment and MBC when SM insisted to have Kangin stay on SBS’s Explorers of the Human Body instead of MBC’s Sunday Night Dong-An Club, in which Kangin was a regular host. MBC decided to temporarily ban Super Junior from appearing in any future performances on MBC. Kangin was replaced by T.O.P of Big Bang as the MC of Show! Music Core. Kangin could also no longer host MBC variety shows Nothing is Impossible and Sunday Sunday Night Dong-An Club until the conflict was resolved. MBC also demanded to receive an apology from SM Entertainment if SM artists should continue to perform on shows hosted by the channel. After Kangin left Nothing is Impossible and Sunday Sunday Night Dong-An Club, both shows cancelled due to low ratings, though Kangin’s departure had nothing to do with this, as ratings were already low. Kangin’s radio program with MBC, Good Friend Radio, however, continues to air since it was not related to his work conflict. A week later, MBC announced that they invited Super Junior to film an exclusive MBC segment, “Giving Children a New Life” despite their previous decision to ban Super Junior. The entertainment director for MBC claimed that the ban on Super Junior was never official, but just a decision made by the programs’ producers.

Assault case
On September 16, 2009, Kangin was arrested for his involvement in a fight between two men that took place outside of a bar in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. An eye-witness reported that two men entered a room where Kangin and his friend were present and began arguing heatedly. Kangin left the bar, but the two men followed him outside and began displaying acts of violence. Another witness reported that Kangin tried to stop the fight. A nearby surveillance camera caught the brawl, and it was immediately reported to the police. Kangin was brought into interrogation to aid investigation along with four other suspects. One of the suspects insisted that Kangin assaulted him, but it was later proven that Kangin only reacted for self-defense.
Kangin was dropped from being the main model of Andre Kim’s fashion show as a result. After Kangin’s appearance in Super Junior’s Super Show 2 concert in Hong Kong, all of Kangin’s future schedules became temporarily postponed.


DUI Hit-and-Run
On October 16, 2009 around 3am, an intoxicated Kangin crashed into a parked taxi that held three passengers and left the scene of the accident. Six hours later, Kangin turned himself in to the police. He was recorded to have a blood alcohol content of 0.082% after he turned himself in. The accident was recorded as being a hit-and-run despite Kangin turning himself in later. He failed to show up in the afternoon for further investigation and had to be called in the following day.
SM Entertainment and Kangin released an official public apology shortly after. All of Kangin’s activities were canceled by SM Entertainment until the end of the year due to Kangin’s actions. A month later Kangin made an appearance in a new clothing company, SPAO’s website. Netizens were enraged due to SM Entertainment’s declaration of the suspension of Kangin’s activities. It was later found out that the photos were taken prior to Kangin’s DUI accident. Kangin was charged and fined 8,000,000 won (approximately $8,000 USD).

  • Shindong
Shin Dong-hee (born September 28, 1985), better known by his stage name Shindong, is a Korean pop singer, actor, presenter, and one of the four lead dancers of the boy band Super Junior. He is a dancer but also a rapper, often co-writing rap lyrics with Eunhyuk. He is an extremely popular radio personality and show host on various programs, noted for his comedic style.

Musical career
Shindong was born in Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang on September 28, 1985. He was originally born Shin Dong Fed, but was soon renamed Shin Dong Hee. Very little is known about Shindong’s personal life, and many thought he was an only child. He has a younger sister. Having a love for dancing, Shindong signed up for the 2002 Goyangsi Youth Dance contest and won the grand prize. A year later, he joined the contest again and won gold. In 2004, Shindong joined the Mnet Epi Contest and won both the gold prize and popularity award. In 2005, Shindong signed up for the SM Best Youth Contest and won first place for Best Comedian, achieving the grand prize. He signed a contract with SM Entertainment and received lessons to further improve his dancing ability.
Months after joining the company, Shindong was put in the large all-boy rotational group Super Junior as a member of its first generation, Super Junior 05. He decided to use the stage name ‘Shindong’ due to his birth name sounding similar to band mate Donghae. ‘Shindong’ (신동) is derived from his surname and the first character of his birth name. It is also the Korean word for “child prodigy.”

With a total of twelve members, Super Junior 05 officially debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS’s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out)”. Their debut performance attracted over 500 fans and also garnered oversea viewers from both China and Japan. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed when the band’s growing popularity became apparent, and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.

During his career with Super Junior, Shindong was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-Happy.
His fans are called Shinfriends.

Television and film career
Hosting
Five days after Super Junior 05′s debut performance, Shindong became the emcee of Mnet’s music program M!Countdown along with Leeteuk and Kangin. They stayed as the hosts throughout the remaining year until Kangin was replaced by Eunhyuk in mid 2006. The trio’s last day of hosting was on March 27, 2008.
Shindong is popularly known as an active emcee and radio host of MBC’s BoBoBo Ai Joa and KMTV’s Green Apple Sound, successfully establishing the image, “DJ Shindong.” Shindong left Green Apple Sound to host MBC’s Stop the Boring Time Radio with Kim Shin-young.

Acting
While Shindong had prior acting experiences as a comedian, his acting debut was in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, which premiered in the summer of 2007. In 2008, Shindong played a major supporting role in the mini television series Single Dad in Love and also participated in the drama’s original soundtrack. He and radio partner Kim Shin Young appeared in an episode of popular MBC drama Queen of Housewives.

Personal life
Shindong is currently a student at Paekche Institute of the Arts. He enjoys making jokes and frequently attends gag performances. Wanting to present a healthier image to fans, Shindong went on a diet in 2008 and lost around 19 kg. In early 2009, Shindong lost another 10 kg after Leeteuk broadcasted a comment in “Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio” saying that Shindong would lose more weight for the fans.[citation needed]
On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T’s release of their first single “Rokkugo”, Shindong was hospitalized from a car accident when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. Shindong only suffered minor injuries, and was discharged from the hospital on April 23.[citation needed] In May 2010, Shindong proposed to his long time girlfriend using a coded message in the “thank you” column of Super Junior’s 4th album.

April 2007 Car Accident
On April 19, a little after midnight, Kyuhyun, Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Shindong, and two managers were on their way back to their apartment after a session of KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio. While they were on the highway, the front left tire busted as the driver was switching lanes and the van ran into the guard rail/medium on the driver’s side and skidded for about 30M+. At some point, the momentum caused the van to flip over on its right side.
Shindong was the least injured out of the members, and has managed to leave the accident with just cuts and bruises on his face and body. He has been released from the hospital as a patient.
The accident was caused by a deflated left front tire. The driver was trying to switch lanes but lost control and collided with the guard rail.

  • Sungmin
Sungmin (born January 1, 1986), real name Lee Sung-min, is a Korean pop singer and actor. He is one of the four lead vocalists of the South Korean boy band Super Junior.

Biography
Sungmin was born in the Hogae district of Anyang, Gyeonggi. He has a younger brother, Lee Sungjin. He entered the 2001 SM Youth Best Contest and jointly won first place for the Best Outward Appearance award with future band mate Donghae. Together, they signed a contract with SM Entertainment and began to receive training in singing, dancing, and acting.
In 2002, Sungmin was briefly placed in a project R&B group with Xiah and future band mate Eunhyuk. Along with Typhoon, Rose and Attack, the six of them made their first television appearance in a show called Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century: Pop vs. Rock Moon Hee-jun taught Typhoon, Rose and Attack on how to properly sing rock while Sungmin, Xiah, and Eunhyuk were taught other singing techniques by Kangta. The six trainees quickly separated a year later, however, when Typhoon, Rose, and Attack debuted as member of rock band TRAX and Xiah debuted as a member of TVXQ. Both Sungmin and Eunhyuk joined ten other trainees and formed the group Super Junior 05, being the first generation of the rotational boy band Super Junior.

Career
Super Junior
Super Junior 05 officially debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS’s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out)”. Their debut performance attracted over 500 fans and also garnered oversea viewers from both China and Japan. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.

During his career with Super Junior, Sungmin has been put into three subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger main group. In February 2007, Sungmin was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-Happy. In 2011, he was also placed as one of the two new members of Super Junior-M along with Eunhyuk.
And around the first half of June 2011, Super Junior went back to the recording studio to prepare for their upcoming 5th album that ELFs all over the world are looking forward to .

During the last 2 weeks of July 2011, SM Entertainment started releasing different teaser images of Super Junior for their new album. They started with Eunhyuk, followed by Donghae, Leeteuk, Kyuhyun, Shindong, Sungmin, Ryeowook, Yesung, Siwon and then, Heechul. They released their new Teaser for their new single, Mr. Simple, last August 1, 2011. The songs was then released online through Naver, Soribada, Mnet etc on August 2, 2011, followed by the release of their new album on August 3, 2011. And on August 4, they held a press conference followed by the release of their new music video.
On August 22, 2011, Super Junior released Version B of their Mr. Simple album. The concept for this one is a lot different from their Version A. They had the military concept in their photoshoot. This version has song SUPERMAN which they sang during their comeback stage that got fans hooked. You get to hear Sungmin and the rest of the Super Junior sing in a low key.

Acting
Sungmin played young Kang Dong-shin in the MBC drama Sisters of the Sea in early 2005, right before the debut of Super Junior. A year later, Sungmin guest starred in SBS’s Banjun Theatre drama Finding Lost Time and played Micky’s high school friend.
Sungmin’s first big-scale film was the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, an SM Pictures production that premiered for the first time in July 2007. He played the role of a pretty school boy who later gets attacked by an unknown criminal.
In early 2008, Sungmin participated in a short half-hour drama Super Junior Unbelievable Story with Leeteuk. Sungmin starred as himself, a member of the popular group Super Junior-T who is constantly overshadowed by his members.
In 2009, he was cast in the musical “Akilla” starring as the main lead, Ro.
In 2010, he was cast in the musical “Hongildong” starring as the main lead, Hongildong, alongside fellow bandmate Yesung.

SM Entertainment recently announced that Sungmin was cast in the KBS drama “President” as Jang Sungmin, the ambitious son of Jang Il Joon the president. The drama will air on December 15, 2010 in KBS2-TV.
And just recently, he is performing as Daniel in the musical “Jack the Ripper” that was staged on July 7, 2011. The last day of his performance as Daniel was on August 10,2011 at 4pm. His family (parents and sungjin), Fellow Super Junior member Cho Kyuhyun, Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Shim Changmin and F(x)’s Amber were all there to give him support.

MC
Sungmin replaced band mate Kangin as one of the key DJs of Reckless Radio and was hosting it with Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation in the later half of 2007. On February 3, 2008, Sooyoung’s band mate Sunny replaced her position. The program ended in late July 2008.

Other activities
In October 2010, Sungmin was one of the twenty idols from different South Korean groups that recorded the song, “Let’s Go”, for the purpose of increasing public participation in the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. He provided vocals along with labelmates Seohyun, Jonghyun and Luna.

Concert
Sungmin has been in three concerts of Super Junior already. All where sold out and had the chance to showcase his abilities through his solo segments on the said concert. Super Junior’s Super Show were all sold out in Asia that they are thinking of expanding it into a world tour.
And just recently, they have concluded SM Town in Paris. The first KPOP concert held in Paris, France that surprised them on how warm the reception of the French were to them.
With the release of their 5th album, Mr. Simple, another concert is in the works but, it was informed on their press conference on the 4th of August that there won’t be an Asian tour but will be replaced with a world tour.

Twitter
Last August 9, 2011, a user with the tweet ID “Mystericsmile” came out on twitter and claimed to be Sungmin’s official twitter account. But, later that day, Sungjin, Sungmin’s younger brother officially announced that his brother doesn’t have any twitter account and that the user “mystericsmile” was a fake. He also stated that this was the reason why his brother doesn’t like twitter.
Sungmin used to have an account under the ID, “myblacksmile” but he removed it after a couple of months and also, he removed his cyworld for unspecified reasons. He continues to update his fans through his me2day account.

  • Eunhyuk
Lee Hyuk-jae (born April 4, 1986), better known by his stage name Eunhyuk, is a Korean dancer, rapper, presenter, song writer, and occasional actor. He is a part of the thirteen member South Korean boyband Super Junior. His position in the group is the lead rapper and one of the three lead dancers alongside fellow band members Shindong and Donghae. To prevent confusion with famous Korean comedian Lee Hyeok-jae, he decided to use the stage name ‘Eunhyuk’, meaning “Silver Hyuk”. Besides being part of Super Junior and Super Junior’s sub-groups, Super Junior-T, Super Junior-Happy and recently, Super Junior-M, Eunhyuk has made a name for himself by appearing in numerous CFs, variety shows and music programs. Among the general audience and fans alike, Eunhyuk is nicknamed the “Dancing Machine” of Super Junior. His best friend is fellow band mate Donghae, whom he has known for more than 10 years.

Career
Super Junior
Eunhyuk was born Lee Hyuk-jae in Neunggok, Goyang, Gyeonggi. In 1999 when he turned thirteen, he auditioned for SM Entertainment through the company’s Starlight Casting System with childhood friend Kim Junsu. Kim Junsu was selected to sign a contract with the company soon after, but Eunhyuk failed the audition. He auditioned again the following year and was finally selected through showcasing his rapping and dancing abilities. Under SM Entertainment, Eunhyuk was further trained in singing, dancing, acting, and had brief Mandarin Chinese language courses. In 2002 Eunhyuk, Kim Junsu, and another trainee Sungmin were placed in a project R&B group. A year later, the trio along with three future members from TRAX (Jay Kim, No Minwoo, Kang Jungwoo) made a brief appearance in a show called Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century: Pop vs. Rock, in which Moon Hee-jun and Kangta individually taught them techniques on different types of singing. Later that year, Eunhyuk’s trio disbanded, and Kim Junsu debuted as a member of TVXQ in 2003. Eunhyuk and Sungmin were instead placed together in another project group with ten other male trainees. The twelve boys formed the group Super Junior 05, being the first generation of the rotational boy band Super Junior.

With a total of twelve members, Super Junior 05 officially debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS’s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out)”. Their debut performance attracted over 500 fans and also garnered oversea viewers from both China and Japan. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.

In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.

Eunhyuk is an acclaimed lyricist and wrote the rap lyrics for a majority of Super Junior’s songs. The rap lyrics to “Show Me Your Love” from the winter single with TVXQ was written by him, along with Heechul and Shindong. The Lyrics to One Love were also one of his works. Eunhyuk also wrote the lyrics for “여행 (A Short Journey)” from Bonamana Repackaged Album, while Donghae composed the music. Along with Shindong and Donghae, he also choreographs some of Super Junior’s dance routines.
During his career with Super Junior, Eunhyuk was put into three subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-Happy. In 2011, he was announced to be one of two new members of Super Junior-M along with Sungmin.

 Hosting
Eunhyuk replaced Kangin’s position in hosting for Mnet’s music program M!Countdown in late 2006. Hosting with band mates Leeteuk and Shindong, they did not leave their hosting positions until early 2008.
Eunhyuk has also been the co-host of Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio (SUKIRA) with Leeteuk, a radio show that promotes Korea’s music and pop culture. The show was established on August 21, 2006 and has become one of the more frequently tuned in radio channels of Korea. The radio show recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. He stopped on 28 Feb 2011 to focus on SJ-M’s promotions. He promised to be back in 3 months. He comeback to SUKIRA at June 21, 2011
Eunhyuk is a notable MC in the Korean variety show industry and, like his groupmates Leeteuk and Shindong, has been involved in many shows as an MC. Eunhyuk is currently the permanent guest on SBS Star King & Strong Heart. In Strong Heart, he is known as one of the three Super Junior members who ppear as Teukigayo, a comedic sketch act. He had a special position at Strong Heart as “xylophone hitter” where he temporarily left due to Super Junior M activity. ‘Strong Heart’ presented a golden xylophone as a special present to thank Eunhyuk

Eunhyuk is currently the MC for MBC Great Birth, better yet known as MBC Star Audition, a worldwide search for young talents eager to break into the Kpop industry. Also, he is MC for MBC every1 Super Junior Foresight, along with Leeteuk, Kyuhyun and Shindong.


Personal life
Eunhyuk has graduated from Pai Chai University.
On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T’s release of their first single “Rokkugo”, Eunhyuk was hospitalized from a car accident when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. Eunhyuk only suffered minor injuries, and was discharged from the hospital on April 23.
It was announced on Feb 25th 2010 that Eunhyuk was diagnosed with Swine Flu causing him not to attend the encore concert of Girls’ Generation’s Into the New World. Leeteuk and Heechul replaced him. On March 5, SM Ent. announced that 4 March in the evening Eunhyuk went to the hospital and it was confirmed that he is fully recovered from flu. After recovering, Eunhyuk resumed his activities at Shanghai SSII concert on March 6.

April 2007 car accident
On April 19, a little after midnight, Kyuhyun, Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Shindong, and two managers were on their way back to their apartment after a session of KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio. While they were on the highway, the front left tire busted as the driver was switching lanes and the van ran into the guard rail/medium on the driver’s side and skidded for about 30M+. At some point, the momentum caused the van to flip over on its right side.
Eunhyuk was reported to have glass shards in his back, and was said to have stitches.
The accident was caused by a deflated left front tire. The driver was trying to switch lanes but lost control and collided with the guard rail.

  • Lee Donghae
Lee Donghae (이동해) (born October 15, 1986), better known mononymously as Donghae (lit. East Sea), is a Korean singer and occasional actor. He is a part of the thirteen member South Korean boyband Super Junior. He is one of the three main dancers alongside fellow band members Eunhyuk and Shindong, and is part of its subgroup, Super Junior-M. Donghae is also one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.

Biography
Donghae was born in Mokpo, Jeollanam on October 15, 1986 . Donghae initially wanted to become an athlete, but under the influence of his father, who once desired to become a singer, Donghae decided to train himself to become a singer.
In 2001, Donghae successfully signed a contract with SM Entertainment soon after he jointly won the Best Outward Appearance award with future band mate Sungmin on the company’s third annual SM Youth Best Contest. Under SM Entertainment, Donghae was put in singing, dancing, and acting lessons that same year. He was then recruited into a five-member boy band Smile, with future band mate Leeteuk, but the idea was soon dropped.

In 2004, Donghae- along with Leeteuk- was put into another boy band and formed Super Junior with eleven other trainees. The group later became known as Super Junior 05, the presumed first generation of the rotational music group, Super Junior. Several days before the group debuted, Donghae made a brief appearance in November 2005 at SBS’s Shin Dong-yup’s There Is There Isn’t panel.
On the 8th of August 2006, Donghae’s father died due to cancer. The event still proves to be a difficult memory for him due to the close relationship they shared. In Super Junior’s 4th Album (2010), Donghae’s thank you is dedicated almost entirely to his father.
His best friend is fellow band mate Eunhyuk, whom he has known for more than 10 years.

Super Junior
Super Junior 05 officially debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS’s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out)” Their debut performance attracted over 500 fans and also garnered oversea viewers from both China and Japan. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.

In late 2007, Donghae was put into Super Junior-M, the Chinese subgroup version of Super Junior. Super Junior-M is the 1st international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent, and brought an influence in the mainland music industry to produce multi-national music groups. Super Junior-M debuted in China on April 8, 2008 at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards with the release of their first single music video, “U”. The subgroup released their first Chinese-language studio album, Me on May 2, 2008 to critical success. The album debuted #1 on many of China’s and Thailand’s music charts and Taiwan’s G-music combo charts as #2.
Donghae has tried his hand at composing and songwriting. In late 2009, his first self-composed and self-written song, “Beautiful” was released with Super Show 2: The 2nd Asia Tour. He wished to produce more songs in the future given the opportunity and time.
Donghae composed 여행 (A Short Journey), which is on Super Junior’s new 미인아 (Repackage) album, their 4th album to date.

Acting career
Donghae made his acting debut in Super Junior’s horror documentary Mystery 6, broadcasted in early 2006. The documentary surrounds Donghae and his peculiar ability to see and feel ghosts.
In August 2006, Donghae played the role of a human turned cyborg in the Korean version of BoA’s music video drama, “Key of Heart” his first lead appearance in a music video.

Donghae’s official debut as an actor was in July 2007, with the release of Super Junior’s debut film, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. Donghae stars as a class mate and close friend of Kim Kibum, a high school student who investigates on a mysterious attack on pretty boys in various high schools in town.
In late 2007, Donghae was featured in Girls’ Generation’s “Kissing You” music video. Also, he and Kyuhyun appeared and sang for facial wash product commercial “Happy Bubble” with actress Han Ji Min. A full music video was released on August 19, 2009. He appeared in Ariel Lin’s music video for “螢火蟲” (Firefly), with fellow groupmate, Siwon as his best friend who is dating Ariel’s character who happens to be Siwon’s ex-girlfriend. He played Zhang Li Yin’s love interest on her music video, 晴天雨天 (Moving On), released on October 19, 2009.

Donghae starred in SBS drama, It’s Okay, Daddy’s Daughter as Wookgi, one of three brothers in the drama, which was aired in mid November 2010. He is scheduled in April 2011 to film Taiwanese drama Extravagant Challenge (Chinese: 華麗的挑戰) with Ivy Chen and fellow band member Siwon as the three main characters. It is a live-action adaptation of Japanese shōjo manga Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura to be shot in Taiwan.


Sponsorship
Donghae is the brand ambassador for Maxim Colours Contact lens worldwide. A press conference appointing him the brand ambassador was held in Thailand, 21 June 2010.
Choi Siwon

Choi Si-won (born February 10, 1987), sometimes mononymously credited as Siwon, is a Korean pop singer and actor. He is a member of super boy band Super Junior and its subgroup, Super Junior-M, where he is known by his Chinese name Shiyuan (Chinese language: 始源, meaning “Origin”). Aside from Super Junior related activities, Siwon is a successful male model and actor. Siwon is best known for his role in the 2006 Hong Kong historical action film A Battle of Wits as young Prince Liang Shi, as well as the lead male in the Korean drama Oh My Lady! opposite actress Chae Rim and the data analyst and rookie elite agent from the 2010 spin-off to Iris (TV series), Athena: Goddess of War. Siwon can speak Korean, conversational Mandarin and English, very little Cantonese (Shown in his Hong Kong interview), as well as a little Japanese. He is also one of the first four Korean artists to be on Chinese postage stamps.

Biography
Although Choi Siwon’s registered birthday is February 10, 1987, he was actually born on April 7, 1986.[citation needed] Born in Seoul, South Korea, he was raised in an affluent, strict Protestant family.[citation needed] He was scouted by a talent agent when he was 16 as he was waiting for friends in front of his high school. He was recommended to audition for the Starlight Casting System to become an entertainer. Siwon’s parents disapproved him pursuing in an entertainment career, so he had to secretly audition. He successfully passed auditions, and after consideration, his parents allowed him to sign under the talent agency SM Entertainment. Siwon said that although his father allowed him to sign the contract, he would not give any help to his son as he wanted his son to take responsibility in his actions.
He later moved into dormitories with fellow trainees and he was trained in areas of singing, acting, and dancing. Siwon stated that SM Entertainment saw potential for him in acting, and thus gave him training in the field. He made his first appearance in a music video of The Grace’s Dana when he was still a solo singer in 2003. A year after, he made a brief appearance in the short drama, Precious Family. In 2005, Siwon made a brief appearance in the KBS drama Eighteen, Twenty-Nine as the young Kang Bong-man.
On July 22, 2010, Siwon was appointed as a UNICEF envoy.

Music career
Not long after Siwon’s first television appearance, SM Entertainment released an announcement that he would officially debut as one of the twelve members in a boy band. This band later became officially known as Super Junior 05, the first generation of the rotational music group Super Junior. A few months before the debut of Super Junior 05, Siwon made his first official media appearance with band mate Han Geng as one of the runway models in a fashion show by Bum Suk.

Super Junior 05 officially debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS’s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out)”. Their debut performance attracted over 500 fans and also garnered oversea viewers from both China and Japan. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.

In late 2007, Siwon was put into Super Junior-M, the Chinese subgroup version of Super Junior. Super Junior-M is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent, and brought an influence in the mainland music industry to produce multi-national music groups. The subgroup specializes in singing Mandarin songs, including versions of Super Junior’s Korean songs, bringing the K-pop influence over to the Chinese music industry. Super Junior-M is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent. Not long after Super Junior-M’s debut, they became one of the most celebrated boy-bands in China. The band’s popularity skyrocketed further after their highly anticipated Mini-album, “Super Girl” was released on September 2009.Super Junior-M debuted in China on April 8, 2008 at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards with the release of their first single music video, “U”. The subgroup released their first Chinese-language studio album, Me, on May 2, 2008 to critical success. The album debuted on Taiwan’s G-music combo charts as #2 and #1 on many of China’s and Thailand’s music charts. Siwon also appeared in Girl’s Generation music video “Hoot”.

Siwon’s fans are called The Siwonest, a play on words referring to Siwon’s name translating into “cool,” and can therefore be seen as “The Coolest.”

Acting career
After Siwon’s appearances in Eighteen, Twenty-Nine and Precious Family, he was casted in a larger role for the mini-series Spring Waltz, playing the supporting role Park Sang-woo, the teenage cousin of a diligent and working young woman. Not long after Siwon’s musical debut, he was casted in a large supporting role in the Hong Kong epic film A Battle of Wits as Prince Liang Shi, starring opposite Andy Lau. The cast promoted the movie throughout China with a short tour of four cities in November 2006. While the film received mixed reviews, Siwon garnered positive notices for his performance. He also received praises from co-star Lau, stating that Siwon is a wonderful actor and that he sets a good example for young Hong Kong idols.

Half a year after the release of A Battle of Wits, Siwon starred in the high school mystery/comedy film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys with other Super Junior members. He played one of the lead roles as a controlling and severe class president who was one of the popular possible subjects of being attacked by mysterious forces. Despite positive critical ratings, that film did not do well in the box-office, but all four versions of the film’s DVD were all sold out and broke chart records. A few months later, Siwon was cast in mini-drama Legend of Hyang Dan as the lead role, Lee Mong-ryong.

In January 2010, Siwon starred in the SBS drama Oh My Lady!. It is a romantic comedy about a top star who finds himself living with his manager, a 35 year old woman who is trying to earn money to have custody of her child. This was Siwon’s first lead role in two years. He also starred as Agent Kim Jun-Ho, a data analyst and rookie elite agent in the drama Athena, a spin-off of drama Iris. Both roles portrayed by him earned highly positive praises from critics, senior actors, and fans alike. There is speculation in whether the series will be reintroduced in a second season, with Siwon playing a much larger role.

His acting career also extends into various music videos for fellow label mates, such as SNSD’s Hoot, and Zhang Liyin and TVXQ’s Xiah’s duet Timeless (Zhang Liyin song), where Siwon starred along with fellow Super Junior member Hangeng, which received critical praise. Siwon also made appearances in several commercial films, as well as guest appearing or hosting TV shows.
Siwon is scheduled in April 2011 to film Taiwanese drama Extravagant Challenge (Chinese: 華麗的挑戰) with Ivy Chen and fellow band member Donghae as the three main characters. It is a live-action adaptation of Japanese shōjo manga Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura to be shot in Taiwan.

On August 1, Siwon has been confirmed to be the male lead character on a new KBS drama POSEIDON. According to the production staff, Siwon will take part as a member of maritime police. POSEIDON will be broadcast in September to follow up ‘Myeongwol the Spy’ as a blockbuster drama which is about the commitment of maritime police. He has since attended script-reading sessions with other cast members.

As a Model
Siwon is best known for his “handsome appearance” and muscular physique. His looks have earned him spots on various idol “best” lists, such as being put at eleventh place in the show Idol Chart’s “Most Flawless Body” list. His body if often referred to as the best by his fellow Super Junior members and many fans, and he is sometimes called “sculpture man” because his body appears “perfectly chiseled out.” His fans also comically refer to his abdominal muscles frequently as “chocolate abs.” He is also the tallest among Super Junior members along with Zhou Mi from Super Junior-M, standing approximately 183 centimeters tall.
Super Junior’s leader Leeteuk jokingly mentioned in an episode of SBS’s show Strong Heart (Korean TV show) that Siwon is purposely placed in the middle in most Super Junior photos because “putting him in the middle gives the illusion that all members of the group are really handsome.” It was also mentioned that he usually sings the first verse to their songs so that the audience would see an “appealing visual.” Apart from acting and Super Junior, Siwon has also appeared in various catalogs and commercials. He modeled along with Sulli of girl group F(x) (band) in the March 3rd 2010 André Kim fashion show, receiving much praise and media attention. He has also been featured in notable magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, High Cut, and Men’s Health, as well as modeling for large brand names such as Armani, Lacoste, Gucci, Evisu, and several other brands. Siwon also makes several prominent appearances in Korean brand Spao’s catalogues along with SNSD and other Super Junior members. He also recently endorsed and modeled for the SK Telesys “Reaction” smart phone, also appearing in the phone’s comical mock-action commercial, as well as Acer products. He has recently modeled for Burberry.


Personal life
Siwon continued his education after his debut with Super Junior in 2005. He graduated from Gu Jeong High School in February 2006 and later went on to attend Inha University. For continuity of his role in A Battle of Wits, his company arranged him to travel to Beijing, China along with labelmate Hyoyeon of Girls’ Generation in 2004 to learn about the country’s language and history. He studied there for three months before his return to Korea to prepare for his debut in Super Junior a year later. Siwon is extremely close to fellow Super Junior member Han Geng, with both of them claiming that they are “sworn brothers.”
Siwon hails from a wealthy family. Siwon’s father, Choi Ki Ho, is the CEO of Boryung Pharmaceutical Group, and has also worked for the Hanhwa Distribution Group and Korean Slim Fashion. Siwon was once asked on KBS’s Win Win whether it was true that his family owned a helicopter, to which he solidly denied. His family’s background has led him to be featured at the third spot in Idol Chart’s Royalty in the Korean Idol World list, with fellow band mate Sungmin being featured at ninth place.

Siwon is known for being very religious, sometimes being referred to by fans as “God’s #1 Fan,” “Soldier of Light,” and “Shisus.” His fellow Super Junior members laughingly stated that he continuously tried to bring atheist member Heechul to church. Siwon later said in a CNN Talk Asia interview that after his career, he would like to become a missionary.
He is also a drummer, having performed with his senior label mates TRAX in September 2006 on SBS’s music show Popular Songs due to the fact that their drummer, Rose, had left the band. He is skilled in Taekwondo and became the youngest in Korea holding the fourth rank in the black belt. He is also extremely proficient in sports. Siwon has been quoted that he has a very low metabolism, and thus gains weight relatively quickly, resulting in him having to exercise constantly.

Siwon is known and often teased by show hosts and fellow Super Junior members for his excessive use of hand gestures, his special way of greeting by holding only three fingers up, his ability to “send electrical currents through his eyebrows,” and his way of making mundane actions look like a commercial film. Among fans, he is known to have comical facial expressions when shocked or overly happy.
On May 18, 2010, Siwon underwent surgery to remove his inflamed salivary gland. He had been taking anti-inflammatory medicine for the inflammation during filming for the SBS drama Oh My Lady. However, his condition worsened and he had to undergo an operation for it.
Siwon has an active and verified Twitter account by the username ‘siwon407′.

  • Ryeowook
Kim Ryeo-wook (born June 21, 1987), best known mononymously as Ryeowook, is a Korean singer-songwriter and occasional actor. He is one of the four lead vocalists of the super boy band Super Junior, and is also a member of Super Junior-K.R.Y and Super Junior-M, two subgroups that are branched out from the main group. Along with four other members of Super Junior, he is one of the first Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.

Biography
Kim Ryeowook was discovered through the CMB Youth ChinChin Festival in 2004 and signed a contract with SM Entertainment soon afterwards after impressing judges with his singing talent. Trained in areas of singing, dancing, and acting, Ryeowook placed particular efforts into his vocal training and music composition as he was most concerned in those areas. He plays piano, and will play the accompaniment for other members solos every so often during concerts.


Career
Super Junior
Ryeowook was the last to join Super Junior before Kyuhyun, only joining the group several weeks before their official debut in 2005. Having undergone only two months of training under SM Entertainment, Ryeowook’s late addition was rumored to be a replacement of a previous SM trainee that was supposed to debut as a member of Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior.

On November 6, 2005, Ryeowook along with eleven other members of Super Junior 05, officially debuted on SBS’s Popular Songs performing the first single “TWINS (Knock Out).” The group released their full studio album a month later, and the album debuted as #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts. As the group’s second single, “Miracle”, came to an end, his talent agency was about to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, Super Junior 06, with Ryeowook staying as an undergraduate member. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The new group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts, leading Super Junior to set #1 records in their music career since then. A year later in the fall of 2007, the group released their second official album, Don’t Don, which became Super Junior’s best-selling album and Korea’s second best-selling album of the year.

In late 2006, Ryeowook became a member of Super Junior’s first subgroup, Super Junior-K.R.Y. The trio debuted on November 5, 2006 on KBS’s Music Bank. In early 2008, Ryeowook was placed in another Super Junior subgroup, Super Junior-M. The subgroup specializes in singing Mandarin songs, including Mandarin versions of Super Junior’s Korean songs, bringing the K-pop influence into the Chinese music industry. Super Junior-M is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent. The seven-member group debuted in China on April 8, 2008 at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards with the release of their first single music video, “U”. The subgroup released their first Chinese-language studio album, Me on May 2, 2008. The album debuted on Taiwan’s G-music combo charts as #2 and #1 on many of China’s and Thailand’s music charts.
Ryeowook is also featured in one of K.Will’s song “Teardrops”. Ryeowook is the first member of Super Junior to have a solo in a Super Junior album in their fourth album entitled Bonamana in the song One Fine Spring Day.


Acting
Ryeowook made his acting debut in the film, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, a high-school comedy/mystery film, in which he plays the eccentric vice president of the student council. Ryeowook’s acting gained positive feedback from critics and he was nominated Best Supporting Actor and Best Comedic Performance at the Korean Movie Awards.

Musical
Ryeowook acted with Park Hyung Sik(ZE:A) and Lim Jeong Hee in the musical “The Temptation of the Wolf”. This musical is started from 12 July until 3rd Of October.

Composing
Ryeowook successfully composed a song by himself titled “Memories in Breeze”
Ryeowook’s first composition to be officially released was “Love U More”, found on the repackaged Sorry, Sorry Version C. He co-wrote the lyrics with fellow Super Junior member Sungmin. Ryeowook is also credited for musical arrangement in the liner notes of the album.

  • Kim Kibum
Kim Ki-bum (born August 21, 1987), sometimes mononymously credited as Kibum, is a Korean pop singer, actor, and a member of the super boy band Super Junior. He made his debut in the Korean television drama April Kiss in 2004. Although debuted as an actor, he achieved higher results as a singer after his music debut with Super Junior in 2005. Since the release of the group’s third studio album “Sorry, Sorry”, Kibum did not take part in any of the group’s promotional activities except for music video shoots for “Sorry, Sorry” and “It’s You”, due to acting pursuits.

Early life
Kibum was born in Seoul, South Korea. He has a younger sister, Kim Saehee, who lives with their mother. He also has cousins in Florida, California, Atlanta and New Jersey. One of his cousin is a famous actor and model, Shin Dong Wook. At the age of ten, he moved to Los Angeles, California, United States where he attended his high school years at Santa Monica High School.
In 2002, he was discovered by a talent agent from South Korea and was recommended to audition for the Starlight Casting System, a casting system organized by SM Entertainment, and also the home of top Korean pop acts like BoA , Shinhwa and TVXQ. Kibum soon signed a contract with SM Entertainment and became their official trainee, being trained in areas of singing, acting, dancing, and other performing talents such as hosting and modeling. He placed particularly strong efforts in acting, as he explained that he is most interested in that area. Although he resided in Seoul at the time, he constantly returned to Los Angeles to visit his family and to attend short school sessions.

Career
Television
Before debut, Kibum was often seen participating in runway modelling and appearing in advertisements for KTF, C&C phone, NF Sonata, OLIVE, My Chew, Ottogi Noddle and Elite Uniform with his SM senior BoA. He was also seen in many other ads with fellow future co-star, Ahyoomee, Go Ara, and future bandmate Kim Heechul.
Kibum debuted on April 21, 2004, the premiere date of the KBS drama, April Kiss. He plays the young role of Han Jungwoo. Kibum’s largest role among Korean audiences was in the KBS drama, Sharp 2, starring alongside labelmates Go Ara and Kim Heechul. Soon after the premiere of Sharp 2 in early 2005, Kibum debuted as a member of Super Junior, which tightly interfered with his acting career. He was then given a small role in the MBC drama, Marrying a Millionaire, appearing in only one episode where he plays the young Kim Younghoon. However, he reprised as a lead actor in the MBC daily sitcom, Rainbow Romance, sharing the lead with Kim Heechul for 243 episodes a year later. In the fall of 2006, Kibum’s second drama with Go, Snow Flower aired on SBS, attracting more audiences.
In April 2008, it was announced that Kibum would be starring in yet another daily MBC drama, Chunja’s Happy Events alongside Wang Bitna after sixteen months of hiatus in the acting industry. The drama’s premiere date was on May 19, 2008.

Film
Kibum’s first silver-screen appearance was in Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, a 2007 high school Korean film that starred all members of Super Junior except Kyuhyun. He plays the narrator of the story; a student who investigates the mysterious happenings at school. Despite positive critical ratings, the film did not do well in the box-office, but all four versions of the film’s DVD were all sold out and broke chart records. 2010, Kibum’s new movie (Jumunjin) is set to be released on the 21st of January. The basic premise is about a love story of a ghost man (Kibum) meeting a girl that lives in the country side and they form a relationship. He has also been cast in an upcoming play called A (Middle) Nap (낮잠).

Music career
2005–present: Super Junior
In early 2005, Kibum’s talent agency released an official announcement that Kibum would make a second debut as a singer. Along with eleven other members, Kibum with Super Junior 05, Super Junior’s first generation, debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS’s Popular Songs, performing the group’s first single “TWINS (Knock Out).” The group released their full studio album a month later, and the album debuted as #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts. As the group’s second promotional single, “Miracle”, came to an end, his talent agency was about to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, Super Junior 06, planning to replace Kibum with a new member. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior.[4] The new group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts, leading Super Junior to set #1 records in their music career since then.

Kibum placed aside his acting career and was active as a member of Super Junior, especially during promotions for the group’s second album Don’t Don in the fall of 2007 and Super Junior’s first concert tour in early 2008. Don’t Don became Super Junior’s best-selling album and Korea’s second best-selling album of the year, while Super Show’s live concert album became a record success in South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Kibum is known for his English rapping ability in the group and remains as one of the lead rappers of Super Junior. Kibum also actively appears on variety shows . Kibum makes frequent appearances on Love Letter and other popular South Korean variety programs, promoting the group’s music and product. Even after both debuts Kibum continued to be a popular symbol for endorsements, being an endorser of many items in South Korea. Kibum was picked as the co-presenter of Thailand’s 12 Plus Powder along with the primary presenter, bandmate Choi Siwon, in early 2008. However, the co-presenter was switched to bandmate Donghae for another product of 12 Plus – “roll-on”.

In 2009 Super Junior released their third LP, “Sorry, Sorry”. During promotions for the first single, “Sorry, Sorry”, Kibum was absent which led to speculations that he left Super Junior. SM Entertainment, as well as all the band members denied this. When Super Junior released their second single, “It’s You”, Kibum was noticeably absent again from all promotions. SM finally issued a statement stating that Kibum was busy with solo projects, and re-confirmed he would be absent from promotional activities due to prior engagements, and that he hadn’t left Super Junior. It was later confirmed that Kibum would not appear on the Super Junior tour (July 2009), “The Super Show II” due to an injury to his foot, which lead to six weeks of rest from physically straining activities. After the release of “Sorry, Sorry – Answer”, Kibum was completely absent from the video and the song. In the group’s latest release, “It’s You”, Kibum had no singing solo. Kibum revealed his upcoming plans in the near future, although they still remain tentative as of now. He stated, “Firstly, I am in the process of preparing for the play and releasing the drama. Whether I will participate in the fourth album, resume solo activities, or continue acting, need to be further discussed with my company.”
It is also confirmed that Kibum will not be particip
ating in the 4th album, as he will be focusing on his acting career.
On the August 1st, 2011 Super Junior released their fifth album teaser (Mr. Simple) without Kibum, but he still supports Super Junior and is still a member and also he is enjoy his acting in drama.

  • Kyuhyun
Cho Kyu-Hyun (born February 3, 1988), best known mononymously as Kyuhyun, is a Korean pop singer. He is the youngest member (maknae) of the boy band Super Junior. In Super Junior, he is a main vocalist. He is also one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps. In China, Taiwan, and other Chinese speaking communities he is referred to as “Cáo Guīxián” (Chinese: 曺圭賢) which is based on the Chinese pronounciation of the Hanja spelling.

Biography
Kyuhyun has a sister named Cho Ara. Kyuhyun’s father is in the education business and owns an academy. Kyuhyun’s mother also runs an art academy. Largely due to his parents’ involvement with the education business, he spent a lot of time studying and preparing for exams.
Kyuhyun was initially urged to study law and had stated that if he did not become a singer, he would have chosen to become a lawyer. His original plans were abandoned once Kyuhyun joined a band in high school, where he became more interested in music and singing. His father was against his dream of singing but soon made a deal with Kyuhyun; if Kyuhyun did well on his college entrance exams and was accepted into a university, he would be allowed to pursue music

Kyuhyun was accepted into Kyunghee University and his father allowed him to continue with his musical career. He graduated from Kyunghee University with a major in Post Modern Music.

April 2007 car accident
In the early morning of April 19, 2007, Kyuhyun with Super Junior members Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, and two managers were all hospitalized due to a serious car accident when returning from the Super Junior Kiss the Radio show that night. Kyuhyun, who was sitting behind the driver’s seat when the accident occurred, was the most injured and had a fractured hip, pneumothorax from broken ribs, and facial scratches and bruises. He was slipping in and out of consciousness and was mute due to shock. Kyuhyun spent 6 days in the ICU before he was moved to a regular hospital room. Kyuhyun also did not need the respiratory machine anymore to support his breathing, though it was said that he was only able to walk on his own one month after the accident. Kyuhyun was discharged on July 5, 2007 after 78 days.
The accident was caused by a deflated left front tire. The driver was trying to switch lanes but lost control and collided with the guard rail.

Career
Pre-debut
Cho Kyuhyun won third place at the Chin Chin Singing Competition in 2005. He soon signed under SM Entertainment and was featured in the video remake of TVXQ’s single “Hi Ya Ya”.
Prior to Kyuhyun’s addition to Super Junior, it was intended for the original twelve members to be separating and “graduating”, as the band was still presented as a project group at the time. The company then decided to drop the ’05 suffix following the growing popularity of the group.

Debut
Kyuhyun made his first appearance as a part of Super Junior in a news broadcast on May 23, 2006 when the group was introducing their new single, U. Kyuhyun made his debut performance on May 26, 2006 at SBS’s I-Concert performing the new single “U”, where it was also the group’s first return performance as a permanent group. Towards the end of 2006, Kyuhyun, along with Yesung and Ryeowook, was placed in Super Junior’s first subgroup, Super Junior-K.R.Y. The trio debuted on November 5, 2006 on KBS’s Music Bank.

Super Junior-M
In early 2008, Kyuhyun was placed in a second Super Junior subgroup, Super Junior-M. The subgroup specializes in singing Mandarin songs, including versions of Super Junior’s Korean songs, bringing the K-pop influence over to the Chinese music industry. Super Junior-M is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent. The 7-member group debuted in China on April 8, 2008 at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards along with the release of their first single music video, “U”.
Not long after Super Junior-M’s debut, they became one of the most celebrated boy-bands in China. The band’s popularity skyrocketed further after their highly anticipated Mini-album, “Super Girl” was released on September 2009.

SM The Ballad
It was revealed that Kyuhyun along with TRAX’s Jay, SHINee’s Jonghyun, and rookie singer Jino have formed a project group under their label.
SM The Ballad released their debut album, Miss You on November 29, 2010. They debuted on Inkigayo on November 28, 2010. In their debut album, Kyuhyun had his solo song, “Love Again”.

Stage
From the 15th of December 2010 to mid-January 2011, he acted with Yoo Jun Sang, Im Ki Jun, Kim Mu Yul and Dana Hong in the musical The Three Musketeers at the Chungmu Art Hall. He won a Golden Ticket Musical Rising Star Award for his performance of the role of D’Artagnan.

Solo
In 2009, for the promotions of Super Junior’s third studio album Sorry Sorry, Kyuhyun performed as one of the lead vocalists and traveled with the other members to overseas events, including Jackie Chan’s Bird Nest Concert on April 8, 2009 with Zhang Liyin. The album brought immense popularity to the group after their long hiatus, allowing Super Junior to appear regularly in several variety shows and endorsements. They also held their second official Asia Tour, Super Show II.

Kyuhyun featured on Yoo Youngsuk’s 20th anniversary tribute album, singing his first solo: a remake of Yoo’s hit song “7년간의 사랑” (“7 Years of Love”). He first performed the song on July 10, 2009 on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketch Book, the episode airing 2 days later. The song was released as a digital single, and Yoo Youngsuk’s album was available online on June 30, 2009, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.

He and bandmate Donghae performed a special song “Happy Bubble” for a facial wash product commercial “Happy Bath” with actress Han Ji Min. A full music video was released on August 19, 2009.
Kyuhyun, along with the rest of Super Junior-M, returned in September 2009 to China to promote their first mini-album: Super Girl.

On January 6, 2010, Kyuhyun released his solo song “Listen To You”, it is the main theme song for Korean drama “Pasta”. When the song was first released on the music site monkey3 (www.monkey3.co.kr), it garnered a lot of attention and reached #1 on the real time chart.

On August 5, 2010, Kyuhyun released his third solo song “희망은 잠들지 않는 꿈 (Hope, a dream that never sleeps)” as OST for popular TV drama 제빵왕 김탁구 (Baker King, Kim Tak Goo).

Aside from the official solo releases, Kyuhyun has also performed a variety of other songs such as “Believe”, Qi Qin’s “Won’t Let My Tears Accompany Me Through The Night (不讓我的眼淚陪我過夜)”, Nicholas Teo’s “Tears of Polaris”, Jam Hsiao’s “Forgive Me” and “A Goose’s Dream” with Jonghyun of SHINee. Kyuhyun also collaborated with The Grace in early 2008 to perform “하루만 (Just For One Day)” for The Grace’s first album 한번 더, OK?, and along with fellow Super Junior member Ryeowook and labelmate TVXQ’s Xiah and Changmin for the song 소원 (Wish), which appeared on TVXQ’s repackaged version of Mirotic. During the SMTown Live ’10 World Tours he sang the song “Call With My Heart” and “Way Back Into Love” with Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun.




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