Boy Groups Profiles

SS501 Members Profile

By on October 5, 2019

Group Name:
SS501

Agency:
DSP Media

Debut Date:
June 8, 2005

Members:
Kim Hyun Joong
Heo Young Saeng
Kim Kyu Jong
Park Jung Min
Kim Hyung Jun

About SS501

SS501 is a South Korean Kpop group that debuted with five members in 2005. Their debut EP Warning included the number single “Never Again.”

In late 2005, their mini-album Snow Prince was released. They won five Best New Group awards leading to their early popularity.

SS501 had their first concert “Step Up Concert” in Japan in 2006. They then returned to Korea and released their first studio album S.T 01 Now. They promoted the album on music and variety shows. The two singles from the album were “Unlock” and “Four Chance.” The group also did voice-overs for the movie “Pi’s Story.”

In 2007, SS501 was looking to expand to other countries and released their Japanese single “Kokoro.” It peaked at number three on the Oricon music chart. It was also chosen as the theme song for the anime “Blue Dragon.” The group’s full album titled SS501 was released in late 2017, and it received Japan’s Gold Disc Newcomer Award.

The group returned to Korea in 2008 with the release of their two singles “Deja Vu” and “A Song Calling For You” and the mini-album Find. They released their second Japanese album All My Love in 2009. They toured several countries promoting their new music.

In 2010, the group’s contract expired with DSP Media. No other agency would accept the group as a whole so they went on hiatus to pursue individual projects. They released the best collections album in Japan in 2014.

Kim Hyun Joong

Birth Name:
Kim Hyun Joong

Position:
Leader, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Birthday:
June 6, 1986

Zodiac Sign:
Gemini

Height:
180 cm

Weight:
68 kg

Blood Type:
B

Kim Hyun Joong is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a member of the Kpop group SS501.

Joong debuted with SS501 in June 2005, with their first EP Warning. Their second EP Snow Prince was released just five months later. The group rose quickly in the charts winning several newcomer awards in 2005 and 2006. They also released successful Japanese editions of their music and toured Japan.

In 2008, Joong got his first lead acting role in the television series “Boys Over Flowers.” The show did very well and he received the Most Popular Actor award.

Joong was asked to be a spokesmodel for the cosmetics company Tony Moly. Their sales increased when it was announced. He was also a spokesmodel for The Face Shop. Joong continued appearing in television series through 2010.

In 2011, Joong released his solo debut Break Down. The EP was the ninth best selling album that year. Soon after that, he released his first Japanese single “Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy.”

From 2013 to 2014, Joong kicked off a tour entitled “Unlimited” in Japan. He released various chart-topping singles during the tour. He took the tour world-wide in June 2014.

On February 11, 2015, Joong released his second Japanese album Imademo. It topped at number two on the Oricon music chart. He then enlisted in the military in May 2015. While in the service, he released a greatest hits album which debuted at number one. He was discharged in February 2017.

After his service, he released three albums and several singles. He also appeared in a movie titled “When Time Stopped” in 2018.

Heo Young Saeng

Birth Name:
Heo Young Saeng

Position:
Main Vocalist

Birthday:
November 3, 1986

Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio

Height:
178 cm

Weight:
63 kg

Blood Type:
O

Heo Young Saeng is a South Korean singer and actor. He was born in Gochang, South Korea. He is an only child. Saeng graduated high school and college.

Saeng started his career under the SM Entertainment label and stayed with them for two years. He then went with DSP Media as his label.

Saeng debuted with the group SS501 in June 2005. Their debut album was Warning, followed by the second mini-album Snow Prince. The group earned many rookie awards and they became popular quickly.

SS501 toured and released music in Japan in 2007. The single “Kokoro” debuted at number five. They had two other successful releases in Japan that also did well. In 2008, the group went on hiatus as two members, Park Jung Min and Kim Hyun Jun, pursued solo projects.

The three remaining members continued to tour with Saeng as the lead singer. During this time Saeng also wrote songs from other projects and contributed to sountracks for television series.

In 2010, Saeng’s contract with DSP expired and he signed with B2M Entertainment along with bandmate Kim Kyu Jong.

Saeng released his solo debut mini-album Let In Go, in May 2011. It went to number one on Gaon’s music chart.

In 2012, Saeng announced his new mini-album Solo. He made it a point to say he was involved in all aspects of the album. He was trying to move from being a performer to being more involved in producing his music.

Saeng enlisted in the military for his mandatory service on October 29, 2013. He was discharged on July 30, 2015.

Upon completion of his military service, Saeng signed with CI Entertainment. He held two fan events, one in Korea and one in Japan, and both sold out immediately. He also appeared in a musical, “Haru.”

In 2016, Chaeng reunited with Hyung Jun and Kyu Jong and they were grouped as Double S 301. Their new album Eternal 5, was released. The group toured in Asia and released another album. Chaeng also released the song “I Cannot Forget” as the soundtrack for the drama “Blow Breeze.”

Kim Kyu Jong

Name:
Kim Kyu Jong

Position:
Main Rapper, Vocalist

Birthday:
February 24, 1987

Zodiac Sign:
Pisces

Height:
181 cm

Weight:
65 kg

Blood Type:
A

Kim Kyu Jong is a South Korean singer, rapper, and actor. He was born in Jeonji, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. He studied at Baekje Arts College majoring in music.

Jong debuted as a member of the group SS501 in June 2005. Their debut album was Warning, followed up by their mini-album Snow Prince. The group garnered rookie awards early on and gained popularity after that.

In 2007, the group released its first studio album S.T 01 Now. They wanted to move beyond Korea so they released their music on the Japanese market also. They had two more successful releases in Japan and they received the Newcomer Award from Japan Gold Disc Awards. They continued to release music in Korea and Japan through 2008.

In 2010, SS501’s contract expired with DSP Media. Jong and bandmate Heo signed with B2M Entertainment. He appeared in the musical “Goong: Musical” during 2010.

Jong released his debut solo mini-album Turn Me On, in September 2011. He performed along with other Korean and Japanese artists at the Seoul Tokyo Music Festival. He was also cast in the television drama “Saving Madame Go Bong Shil.”

On July 23, 2012, Jong enlisted in the military for his mandatory service. He released a limited edition album Meet Me Again, before leaving for service. On July 22, 2014, Jong was discharged. He was cast in the musical performance of “Singin’ In The Rain” later that year.

Park Jung Min

Name:
Park Jung Min

Position:
Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Birthday:
April 3, 1987

Zodiac Sign:
Aries

Height:
181 cm

Weight:
67 kg

Blood Type:
O

Park Jung Min is a South Korean singer, dancer, and actor. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He comes from a family of five. He studied acting at Kyonggi University.

In 2005, Min debuted with the Kpop boys group SS501. Their debut album was Warning, followed up by their mini-album Snow Prince. The group received rookie awards early on and gained popularity after that.

In 2007, the group released its first studio album S.T 01 Now. They were looking to expand beyond Korea so they released their music on the Japanese market also. They had two more successful releases in Japan and they received the Newcomer Award from Japan Gold Disc Awards. They continued to release music in Korea and Japan through 2008.

Min made his musical debut in “Grease,” playing the lead role of Danny in 2008.

From 2009 to 2010, SS501 released four albums, All My Love, Solo Collection, Rebirth, and Destination. The group’s contract expired in 2010. Min also played the main lead in the theater production “Human Theater 2010.”

In August 2010, Min signed a contract with CNr Media. On January 20, 2011, he released his solo album Not Alone. He appeared in the Taiwanese drama “Fondant Garden,” playing the lead role in 2012.

On April 12, 2012, Min filed a lawsuit against his label, CNr, citing improper distribution of profits. The suit was decided in his favor on July 30. Despite the lawsuit, he continued to uphold his promise to his fans and attended all scheduled performances.

After the lawsuit, Min debuted in Japan using the name Romeo under Victor Music. He released two albums, Give Me Your Heart, and Tonight’s The Night. He then returned to Korea to perform as Park Jung Min again.

In 2013, during Heo Saeng’s farewell concert in Seoul, all the members of SS501 got on stage and performed together for the first time in three years.

During 2014, Min had his first European tour. He shared the stage with his opening act, Chin Soo Min. He became the first Korean singer ever to perform in the country of Russia.

Min enlisted in the military in July 2015 and was discharged in July 2017.

Kim Hyung Jun

Name:
Kim Hyung Jun

Position:
Lead Vocalist

Birthday:
August 3, 1987

Zodiac Sign:
Leo

Height:
181 cm

Weight:
66 kg

Blood Type:
O

Kim Hyung Jun is a South Korean singer with the group SS501 and the subgroup Double S 301. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. His little brother Kim Kibum, who is also in the business, is a former member of U-KISS and is currently a solo artist. Jun studied at Kyonggi University majoring in communication.

In June of 2005, Jun debuted with his band SS501. Their debut album was Warning, and their follow-up Snow Prince was released just five months after that. They also did voiceovers for the animated film “Pi’s Story.”

Jun and his band released their first studio album S.T o1 Now, and also the Japanese single “Kokoro” in 2007. The group was looking to expand beyond Korea and wanted to break into the Japanese market. They released more singles in Japan and won the Newcomer Award from the Japan Gold Disc Awards.

In 2008, Jun also did a solo project on a television series called “Boys Over Flowers.”

In 2009, SS501’s released four more albums All My Love, Solo Collection, Rebirth, and Destination before their contract expired. During that time, Jun and his brother, Kibum, wrote the lyrics for five different songs from SS501’s library.

With Jun’s contract expired, he moved on to pursue a solo career. He signed on with S-Plus Entertainment. His new label made it a point to state that SS501 has not disbanded and Jun is still a part of SS501. During that time, Jun and his brother launched a character-design brand named HnB, which stands for Happy n Bright. Their first product was a bear representing tired workers.

In 2011, Jun signed with Avex Entertainment to help him promote his Japanese music. He released his solo album My Girl along with Japanese editions of some of his other music. Jun also starred in a few television series, films, and theater productions.

Jun released more music and did a solo live tour in Japan titled “2012 1st Story in Japan.” He also won awards for his television appearances during that time.

In 2013, Jun performed his first solo concert in South Korea. He wanted this concert to be a little different from the last one in Japan. He wanted to showcase that he’d matured and grown musically into different genres. He also learned to play guitar and the piano. Jun continued to tour and release his solo projects.

Jun is also very philanthropic. He supports charities for humanity and donates money and food to families in need.