Super Junior

 

 

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Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어), often referred to as SJ or SuJu (슈주), is a popular boy group from South Korea formed by SM Entertainment in 2005. With a total of 13 members, they are one of the largest boy bands in the world. The group consists of Leeteuk (leader), Heechul, Han Geng (Han Kyung), Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae,Siwon, Ryeowook,Kibum and Kyuhyun.

The only Chinese member, Han Geng, was chosen from three thousand applicants via auditions held in China by SM Entertainment in 2001. That same year, Yesung was discovered under Seoul’s casting system. Sungmin and Donghae were also selected to be trainees after their appearance in an SM-sponsored contest. In 2002, Heechul and Kangin were recruited along with Kibum, who was discovered in Los Angeles. Then Siwon was recruited in 2003 and Ryeowook in 2004. In 2005, Shindong was selected. On May 23, 2006, SM Entertainment revealed the thirteenth member Kyuhyun, who was discovered through a singing competition in 2005.

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.  Super Junior’s K.R.Y sub-group constists of: Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung.

A second sub-unit arrived in February 2007 called Super Junior-T. The trot-singing group released their first single “Rokkugo” in February 23, 2007 and made a debut performance on Popular Songs two days later. This sub-group has the members; Leeteuk (the leader), Heechul, Kang-in, Shindong, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk. 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.

Super Junior-M,  is the third official sub-unit of 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 consists of five Super Junior members Siwon, Donghae, Han Geng,  Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun. Henry Lau and Zhou Mi are the only two members in the group whom are not part of Super Junior’s 13 member group. As of 2010, however, Super Junior-M has temporarily halted all activities due to Han Geng’s ongoing lawsuit against SM Entertainment.

Super Junior-Happy is the fourth official sub-unit of Super Junior. Super Junior-Happy contains six Super Junior members, Leeteuk (the leader), Yesung, Kang-in, Shindong, Sungmin and Eunhyuk. 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.

 

 

OFFICIAL LINKS;

 Super Junior ㅡ Official Websites:
SM Entertainment, SM TOWN http://www.smtown.com
SM Entertainment, Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/sment
Super Junior, SM Entertainment http://superjunior.smtown.com
Super Junior, Avex Taiwan http://www.avex.com.tw/superjunior
Super Junior, Avex Japan http://superjunior-jp.net/
Super Junior, E.L.F. Japan http://superjunior.syncl.jp/

 Super Junior ㅡ Sub-units Official Websites:
Super Junior T, SM http://t.super-junior.co.kr
Super Junior M, SM http://superjunior-m.smtown.com/
Super Junior M, Avex Taiwan http://www.avex.com.tw/SJM
Super Junior M Official Blog, Sohu http://sj-msmtown.blog.sohu.com
Super Junior Happy, SM http://superjunior-happy.smtown.com

 Super Junior ㅡ Extra sites:
Super Junior Kiss The Radio http://www.kbs.co.kr/radio/coolfm/kiss/
Super Junior Kiss The Radio – cyworld http://www.cyworld.com/sukira891
Sim Sim Tapa Radio http://www.imbc.com/broad/radio/fm/enjoy/
Kim Heechul http://www.rellagyo.com/
Lee Sungmin http://min01.smtown.com/
Choi Siwon http://www.onlysiwon.com/
Kim Kibum http://www.actorkibum.com/

 

References / Resources:

  1. Wikipedia.com [Search: Super Junior]
  2. Google.com – Images; [Search: Super Junior, SUJU]

3 Responses to “Super Junior”

  1. Julian Buratti March 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

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  2. Chi Rivett April 13, 2011 at 7:17 am #

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  3. Irina July 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

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