IntroductionSuper Junior (슈퍼주니어) is a popular Korean Boyband under the SMEntertainment label and production agency. Super Junior is one of the mostpopular Korean Boyband besides Tohoshinki and FT Island.They debuted in 2005 with the single “TWINS (Knock Out)” as a twelvemember group but added a thirteenth in May of 2006 with the release oftheir single U. As of September 2011, eight members are currently active, due to Han Gengs lawsuit with S.M. Entertainment which led to him leaving the group, Heechul and Kangins temporary leave of absence for mandatory military service, Siwons filming for his upcoming drama Poseidon and Kibums pursuit of an acting career. However, the other members have insisted that all four (Heechul, Kangin, Kibum and Han Geng) are still part of the group, despite mentioning that they are saddened by Han Gengs departure from the
Debute And HistorySince the late 1990s, Korean talent agency and record label SMEntertainment has been holding annual auditions to scout new talents thatcomplemented the success of pop groups H.O.T, S.E.S, and Shinhwa, all ofwhich were created by SM founder Lee Soo-Man in the mid 1990s.Leeteuk and Eunhyuk were the first two members of the group to berecruited in 2000 under SM’s Starlight Casting System in Seoul.In 2001, the company held their first overseas casting auditions anddiscovered Han Geng in Beijing, who was chosen among three thousandapplicants. That same year, Yesung was discovered under Seoul’s castingsystem. Sungmin and Donghae were also selected to be trainees after theirappearance in a SM-sponsored contest. In 2002, Heechul and Kangin wasrecruited along with Kibum, who was discovered in Los Angeles. Siwonwas casted in 2003 and Ryeowook in 2004, in which the latter wasdiscovered through the Chinchin Youth Festival singing competition. In2005, Shindong was selected. And the last, Kyuhyun was selected in 2006.
Super Junior Sub UnitSuper Junior-K.R.Y Super Junior-K.R.Y, established in November 2006, is a trio formed by Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung. 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
Super JuniorT Super Junior-T (Trot) is the second official sub-unit of Korean boy band Super Junior. Super Junior-T contains six Super Junior’s members, Leeteuk (the leader), Heechul, Kang-in, 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.”
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 also the first group produced by Korea’s CT (Culture Technology) organization, created through a comprehensive localization strategy. Super Junior-M consists of Super Junior’s member’s Han Geng (the leader), Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, and two non-Super Junior members, Henry and Zhou Mi.
Super Junior HappySuper Junior-Happy (Korean: 슈퍼주니어-해피), sometimes referred to asSJ-Happy or SuJu-Happy (Korean: 슈주-해피), is the fourth official sub-unit of Korean boy band Super Junior. Super Junior-Happy contains sixSuper Junior’s members, Leeteuk (the leader), Yesung, Kang-in, Shindong,Sungmin, and Eunhyuk.
E.L.F E.L.F. is the acronym for EVERLASTING FRIENDS the name of the fans club of the largest and famous boy band in the world SUPER JUNIOR. The fans club was formed on June 2, 2006.