Super Junior is an internationally famous boy band from South Korea. It was founded in the year 2005 & comprised of as many as 13 members while at peak. The renowned band has followed several musical styles over the years such as bubblegum pop, alternative rock, pop & contemporary R&B as well as electropop & synthpop.
Foundation & Early Career
Super Junior was formed by Lee Soo-man from S.M Entertainment who gathered the initial 12 members of the group from various genres of performing arts- such as acting, modeling, radio hosting & MC. It was founded with the notion of rotation concept but later on there was a change in structure. The group was officially entitled as Super Junior’05 who made its debut on Mnet Korean channel in September 2005. However, the official debut of the band happened in SBS Popular Song in November 2005 where the members performed their first-ever single titled Twins (Knock out). Their debut album called Twins was launched in December 2005.
Super Junior’s performances for their 2nd promotional single Miracle in 2006 drew international interest in wide scale. The same year, the band left its rotational concept with the joining of 13th member Kyuhyun. From then, on, the band was renamed as Super Junior. After the joining of Kyuhyun, the band released its single “U” in May 2006 & the track exceeded 1.7 million thousand downloads leading to a server crash! Super Junior’s 2nd official album Don’t Don was released in September 2007 & was the 2nd best-selling record of the year.
The band released it’s first-ever EP Cooking? Cooking! In 2008 & its career breakthrough 3rd studio album titled Sorry, Sorry was released in 2009. It was the first Super Junior album that debuted with #1 ranking on Hanteo Charts. The 4th studio album Bonamama was released in may 2010 & the 5th one Mr. Simple was released in 2011. The 6th album from the band was Sexy, Free & Single that was released in 2012 and the 7th one was Mamacita that came up in 2014. In 2015, the band came up with 2 albums, Devil and Magic.
Over the years, Super junior has performed as various sub-groups and has even conducted 3 Asia-wide Tours and 3 World Tours.
Super Junior was the best-selling “K-Pop” artist for consecutive 3 years & the brand’s Sorry, Sorry amassed ten #1 awards for ten weeks in a row in Korea. The song stayed #1 for record-breaking forty-seven weeks in K-Pop singles roster in Taiwan. The 6th album of the band, Sexy, Free & Single, ranked high in iTunes chart in Japan, Peru, France & Australia & even garnered the 3rd rank on Billboard World Albums.
Awards & Achievements
Super junior has received 13 Music Awards from MnetAsian Music Awards, 16 from Golden Disk Awards, MTV Asia Awards in 2008 – and 2015 Teen Choice Awards.
Active members (Current)
The South Korean band has been able to garner wide reputation beyond the Asian continent, reaching up to North America, South America & Europe. It has been held in high regards by illustrious TV channels like BBC.
Disk Daesang, MSN Southeast Asian
Popularity, MSN Japan Popularity
Samsung YEPP Popularity
Disk Bonsang, TPL Anycall Popularity
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