Boy Groups Profiles

Super Junior Members Profile

By on October 5, 2019

Group Name:
Super Junior

Agency:
SM Entertainment

Debut Date:
November 6, 2005

Members:
Leeteuk
Heechul
Yesung
Shindong
Sungmin
Eunhyuk
Siwon
Donghae
Ryeowook
Kyuhyun

Twitter:
@SJofficial

Facebook:
superjunior

Instagram:
@superjunior

About Super Junior

Super Junior is a South Korean Kpop boy band with ten members that debuted in November 2005. They are one of the longest-running and successful groups of the genre.

From the years 2000 to 2005, members were recruited from different industries including acting, dancing, singing competitions, and open casting calls. After intense training and a few name changes, the group debuted in 2005 with their first album Twins, which included the singles “Twins,” and “You Are the One.” There were three additional tracks on the album that were released online.

During the years that followed, Super Junior continued to tour and release music, but they also developed subgroups with the members targeting different types of music and audiences. Each member of the group also pursued individual interests in acting, hosting, presenting, and modeling. Other entertainment agencies noticed their success and began training members in different aspects of the entertainment industries. The group originally started with 13 members. The three previous members who left the group were Hengeng, Kibum, and Kangin.

Super Junior won many awards over the years. The most prominent being Best Selling Kpop Artist four years in a row.  In 2008, they won the Favorite Artist in Korea award. Other awards include 13 music awards, International Artist, and Best Fandom in the teen choice awards. Their Fandom name is E.L.F., which stands for Ever Lasting Friends.

In 2006, the group released their new single, “U” by offering it as a free download and on their official website. The song crashed the computer server after one million downloads of “U.”

Super Junior had their first Asia-wide concert tour in 2008, titled “Super Show.” They released the Japanese version of their single “U,” which broke a record for the first Korean single to have made it into the top 10 on Japan’s weekly music chart.

The release of their third studio album, “Sorry, Sorry” in 2009, was their first album to debut at number one on the music charts. It is considered to be their career breakthrough album. It went on to become South Korea’s best-selling album of that year. It was also a best-selling album in Taiwan, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. There were some changes to the line-up with members coming and going due to contract disputes and solo careers.

With the release of their fourth studio album titled Bonamana in 2010, it topped Taiwan’s Korean-Japanese music charts for 61 weeks. In 2010 to 2011, the group toured and promoted the album throughout Asia, selling out venues at each stop. They also toured in the U.S., Tokyo, and Paris.

They released a 3D movie version of the tour which went on to become the best-selling 3D movie in Korea. During this time period, they received many awards and became popular well beyond Asia while topping the charts in other countries.

In 2011, the release of the album Mr. Simple, debuted at number one and went on to peak at number three on the Billboard World Albums chart. In 2012, the group won more awards and released more singles from the album.

Also in 2012, the group released their next album titled Sexy, Free & Single. There were several chart-topping singles and awards for that album. They also released the 3D movie version of the album.

The group released their seventh album Mamacita, in 2014. They toured and released several singles from the album during that year. Various members did their mandatory enlistment in the military during this time frame.

In 2015, another album, Devil, was released. There were several singles and awards for that album, along with more tours to promote it. The group was on hiatus for most of 2016 due to the enlistment of four members.

On September 27, 2017, Super Junior’s official website had a count down to their 12th anniversary on November 6th, when they released their eighth album, Play. The album had 10 tracks on it. The group also had a reality show “SJ Returns,” which featured the development of Play. There were several singles and videos released from the album. It won several awards and was recorded in Korean, Spanish, and English.

In 2018, Super Junior released a special single titled “One More Time,” featuring the Mexican band Reik. It debuted on the Latin charts at number 18.

In 2019, all the Super Junior members have fulfilled their mandatory military service and have announced their comeback. They will be releasing more music later in the year.

Leeteuk

Birth Name:
Park Jung Soo

Stage Name:
Leeteuk

Position:
Leader, Vocalist, Rapper

Birthday:
July 1, 1983

Zodiac Sign:
Cancer

Height:
178 cm (5’10”)

Weight:
59 kg (130 lbs)

Blood Type:
A

Instagram:
@xxteukxx

Twitter:
@special1004

Leeteuk is a singer, rapper, and radio personality born in Seoul, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. Leeteuk was discovered by SM Entertainment when he was 16 years old. He trained for five years and debuted with the group Super Junior in November 2005. Leeteuk has also been a part of Super Junior’s sub-unit groups Super Junior-T, and Super Junior-H.

The group has been successful and releasing music for over 10 years. Because Leeteuk is the oldest member, he is considered the leader of the group. Along with bandmate Eunhyuk, Leeteuk has been a DJ for the radio show “Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio” since 2006.

In 2009, Leeteuk was a regular on the talk show “Strong Heart.” He was also a frequent guest on “Star King,” a Korean television series. In 2010, he was on the longest-running Korean television series “Enjoy Today.”

In 2011, Leeteuk took over as permanent MC for the show “Star King.” During the rest of 2011 to 2012, he appeared on several game shows.

On October 30, 2012, Leeteuk began his mandatory military service. He was discharged on July 29, 2014. While serving in the military, he was a part of the military musical “The Promise.” It centered around a group of soldiers who made promises to each other during the Korean war.

He returned to Super Junior after his service in 2014, for a performance on “Music Bank,” a South Korean music program. Super Junior was on hiatus for much of 2016, due to the enlistment of four members. During that time, Leeteuk returned to hosting television shows and he collaborated with other singers for the single “My Hero.”

Heechul

Birth Name:
Kim Hee Chul

Stage Name:
Heechul

Position:
Vocalist, Rapper

Birthday:
July 10, 1983

Zodiac Sign:
Cancer

Height:
179 cm (5’10”)

Weight:
60 kg (132 lbs_

Blood Type:
AB

Instagram:
@kimheenim

Twitter:
@heezzinpang

Heechul is a singer and rapper born in Hoengseong, South Korea. He is a member of the music group Super Junior. He has also participated in other projects including Super Junior-T, a subgroup of Super Junior. He was involved with two other projects including Universe Cowards with Min Kyung-hoom and the duo Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo.

In 2003, Heechul moved to Seoul to audition for singing parts in different competitions. He sang the Korean national anthem at a competition and passed the audition. He then signed a contract with SM Entertainment and became an official trainee for singing, dancing, and acting.

In 2004, Heechul graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in English tourism. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009, for engineering.

Before his debut with Super Junior in 2005, Heechul appeared in the teen drama “Sharp 2,” and hosted the music show “Show! Music Tank.” He then joined Super Junior in late 2005, for their official debut and the first album Twins. 

In 2006, Heechul was seriously injured in a car accident. He fractured his left leg and was unable to perform the strenuous dances involved in the Super Junior shows. He then contributed as a singer to the group.

Over the next few years, Heechul appeared in several television series and movies. He also worked as a radio DJ and did voice-overs during that time.

On February 23, 2007, Heechul debuted as part of the Super Junior sub-unit, Super Unit-T. Their single “Rokuko,” was the best selling single in 2007. This marked his comeback after recovering from the car accident in 2006.

In 2007, Heechul won the Best Pretty Boy award at Mnet 20’s Choice Awards. He followed that up with performances in television series and also worked as a DJ again.

Heechul released the single “First Star” in 2009, as part of the soundtrack for the dramatic television drama “Loving You a Thousand Times.” He has written lyrics for Super Junior songs and also for other artists.

In 2010, Heechul joined the cast of “Radio Star,” a South Korean talk show. His popularity grew and he won Best Newcomer Award for that year.

In 2011, Heechul enlisted for his mandatory military service. He was discharged on August 30, 2013. While serving, he was involved in singing performances and also worked as a DJ for a radio program.

After his service, he appeared in several television series and on entertainment programs. In 2016, Super Junior went on hiatus because four of the members were enlisted at the time. During that time he also released a duet titled “Sweet Dream” with singer Min Kyung-hoon. The single won the Best Rock Song award at the Melon Music Awards.

In 2017, he released a duet with singer Wheein entitled “Narcissus.” He also appeared in the Chinese dating variety show called “Perhaps Love.” In 2018, there were several more appearances in television series and hosting programs.

Heechul debuted his solo digital single “Old Movie,” in 2019. It topped the charts in seven different countries. He also starred in the film “Hello, My Cat.”

Yesung

Birth Name:
Kim Jong Woon

Stage Name:
Yesung

Position:
Main Vocalist

Birthday:
August 24, 1984

Zodiac Sign:
Virgo

Height:
178 cm (5’10”)

Weight:
64 kg (141 lbs)

Blood Type:
AB

Instagram:
@yesung1106

Twitter:
@shfly3424

Yesung is a singer, actor, and radio personality born in Seoul, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. Yesung has shown an interest in singing since he was a young child. At 15 years old, he entered a singing competition and won first place at the Cheonan Singing competition.

With the help of his mother, he auditioned for SM Entertainment’s casting call. The judges were impressed with his artistic voice, and he signed as a trainee after that audition. He joined the Super Junior group at that time.

He officially debuted with the group Super Junior in November 2005. They performed their first single “Twins” on the music program “Popular Songs.” Their debut album was released a month later and it landed at number three on the Kpop album charts.

More music with Super Junior was released in 2006 and 2007. He formed a subgroup called Super Junior-K.R.Y., which specialized in R & B ballads.

Yesung was also a host for the radio program “Miracle for You” in 2007, where many of his bandmates would make appearances. Also during that year, he debuted as an actor in “Attack on the Pin-Up Boys.”

In 2010, Yesung won the title role in the musical “Hong Gil Dong.” He also contributed to the soundtracks of different television shows.

Yesung enlisted in the military on May 6, 2013. While serving, he was involved in different singing groups. He was discharged on May 4, 2015.

Following his service, he released his first solo album “Here I Am.” It contained seven tracks including the lead single “Here I Am.”

In 2018, Yesung released his digital single “Whatcha Doin’?” with singer Chunga. And in 2019, Yesung released his first Japanese album titled “Story.”

Shindong

Birth Name:
Shin Dong Hee

Stage Name:
Shindong

Position:
Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer

Birthday:
September 28, 1985

Zodiac Sign:
Libra

Height:
178 cm (5’10”)

Weight:
90 kg (198 lbs)

Blood Type:
O

Instagram:
@earlyboysd

Twitter:
@ShinsFriends

Shindong is a singer, rapper, and radio personality born in North Gyeongsang, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. Shindong has always loved dancing. In 2002, he entered the Goyangsi Youth Contest, and he won first place. The next year he entered the contest again and won again.

Because of his success in the contests, Shindong practiced hard and entered more competitions in 2004 and 2005, winning first place in dancing and also winning the popularity contest. He then signed with SM Entertainment and was put in the Super Junior line-up in 2005.

Shindong was part of the successful rise of Super Junior with their debut single “Twins.” The group’s debut album Super Junior 05, which debuted at number three on the Kpop album charts.

On June 7, 2006, Super Junior released the single “U,” which became their best selling single up until that time. While Shindong was with Super Junior, he was also a part of two subgroups, including Super Junior-T and also Super Junior-H.

While in the Super Junior group, Shindong was the MC of the music program “M!Countdown” with bandmates Leeteuk and Kangin. He remained the host until 2008. He was also the radio host of “BoBoBo Ai Joa,” and became known as “DJ Shindong.”

In 2009, Shindong along with bandmate Eunhyuk and Leeteuk, were regular guests on the radio show “Strong Heart,” where they hosted their own segment entitled “Boom Academy,” a musical theater program.

Shindong was doing some acting while still in Super Junior. He was in the film “Attack on the Pin-Up Boys” in 2007. He was also in two television series at that time, along with more DJ hosting on radio programs.

In 2007, Shindong along with Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun, was in a serious auto accident. Leetuek and Kyuhyun  were seriously injured, but Shindong and Eunhyuk received only minor injuries.

Shindong enlisted for his mandatory military service on March 24, 2015. He was discharged on December 23, 2016.

Sungmin

Birth Name:
Lee Sung Min

Stage Name:
Sungmin

Position:
Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Birthday:
January 1, 1986

Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn

Height:
175 cm (5’9″)

Weight:
57 kg (125 lbs)

Blood Type:
A

Instagram:
@_luistudio_

Sungmin is a singer and actor born in Gyeonggi, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. He is a member of Super Junior, a South Korean Kpop group. Sungmin is also a part the subgroups Super Junior-T, Super Junior-H, and Super Junior-M.

Prior to Super Junior, Sungmin was joined by five other singers in 2002, and they appeared in the singing show titled “Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century.” During the show, Sungmin was placed in an R & B group and became a trainee for a new band on the show. However, the band broke up before they debuted any music.

In 2005, he debuted with the new group “Super Junior.” They had early success with the single “Twins.” The debut album Super Junior 05 was released on December 2005, where it landed at number three on the Kpop album charts. During that time, Sungmin also starred in the theater drama “Finding Lost Time.”

Sungmin was part of the subgroups Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H. At that time, he also was in the film “Attack on the Pin-Up Boys” with some of his fellow bandmates. He was also working in television and musicals.

From 2010 to 2012, Sungmin was in several music projects and did more television acting, along with promoting new music with Super Junior.

In 2013, Sungmin’s Super Junior subgroup released their second album Break Down, along with a music video for the single of the same name. They promoted that album in China also.

Sungmin enlisted in the military on March 31, 2005. He was able to perform while serving. He was discharged in late 2016.

From 2017 to 2019, Sungmin participated in more musicals and released solo music projects. He started a Youtube channel under the SM label. He also became part of a group called “Milky Wave” and released music with that group.

Eunhyuk

 

Birth Name:
Lee Hyuk Jae

Stage Name:
Eunhyuk

Position:
Main Rapper, Vocalist, Main Dancer

Birthday:
April 4, 1986

Zodiac Sign:
Aries

Height:
176 cm (5’9″)

Weight:
58 kg (127 lbs)

Blood Type:
O

Instagram:
@eunhyukee44

Twitter:
@AllRiseSilver

Eunhyuk is a singer, dancer, songwriter, and rapper born in Gyeonggi, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. While still in elementary school, he started his own dance group named SRD. Eunhyuk is a part of the Kpop boys singing group called Super Junior, as well as subgroups Super Junior-T, and Super Junior-H.

In 1999, Eunhyuk signed up for the casting call for SM Entertainment. He failed to place that year but came back in 2000, and got in as a trainee. While training, he was approached about becoming a model. However, he wanted to continue with his music dreams and declined the invitation.

He made it into SM’s master dance class and won a city-wide dance competition. Eunhyuk made some television appearances and was involved in a few smaller music groups. They ended up disbanding in 2003.

In November 2005, Eunhyuk officially debuted with the new band Super Junior. They promoted their first single “Twins” along with the first album Super Junior 05. The album debuted at number three on the Kpop music charts. During the next few years, Eunhyuk toured and promoted Super Junior’s music.

Eunhyuk was also working as a DJ along with bandmate Leeteuk. He also hosted music programs. He became a part of the subgroups Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H. The groups released some singles including “Rokkugo.”

In 2009, while promoting Super Junior’s third album Sorry, Sorry, Eunhyuk also was in the show “Star King,” and became a part of other music programs and competitions.

During 2010 and 2011, Super Junior released more music that reached the top of the music charts. Their music also won several awards and was selling hundreds of thousands of units. Eunhyuk joined several musicals.

In December 2011, Eunhyuk and bandmate Donghae released a digital single titled “Oppa Oppa.” It was released in Japanese also. It charted at number two on the Oricon Daily Chart.

Eunhyuk continued to MC radio programs and appear on singing shows while promoting new music from Super Junior.

On October 13, 2015, Eunhyuk enlisted in the military for his mandatory service. He was discharged in late 2017.

Since then he has been composing songs for Super Junior’s upcoming albums. He is also serving as a concert director for his group’s concert tours. In 2018, Super Junior started a new variety show titled “Super Junior’s Super TV.”

Siwon

Birth Name:
Choi Si Won

Stage Name:
Siwon

Position:
Vocalist, Visual

Birthday:
April 7, 1986

Zodiac Sign:
Aries

Height:
183 cm (6’0″)

Weight:
65 kg (143 lbs)

Blood Type:
B

Instagram:
@siwonchoi

Twitter:
@siwonchoi

Siwon is a South Korean singer, songwriter, model, and actor. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. He is part of the Kpop boy band Super Junior.

At the age of 16, Siwon was scouted by a talent agent from SM Entertainment. They recommended he audition for the open casting call for Starlight Casting System. He did not get permission from his parents and they were told only after he passed the audition. He went on to be trained in singing, acting, and dancing.

He was featured in some music videos and appeared in a television drama in 2003. He was also in the comedy-drama “Eighteen, Twenty-Nine.”

In November 2005, Siwon debuted with Super Junior performing their single “Twins.” Their debut album was released in December and it charted at number three on the Kpop music charts. He continued with the group for the next few years touring and making new music.

Siwon was put into a subgroup of Super Junior called Super Junior-M. They debuted in China with the release of the single “U” along with the music video in 2008.

Siwon had a very active acting career while still working with Super Junior. He appeared in the films “A Battle of Wits,” and “Attack on the Pin-Up Boys.” During the next few years, Siwon appeared in several television series, musicals, and theater productions. He acted alongside Jackie Chan in the film “Dragon Blade.”

Siwon enlisted for his mandatory military service on Novemer 19, 2015. He was discharged in the summer of 2017.

Donghae

Birth Name:
Lee Dong Hae

Stage Name:
Donghae

Position:
Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper

Birthday:
October 15, 1986

Zodiac Sign:
Libra

Height:
175 cm (5’9″)

Weight:
60 kg (132 lbs)

Blood Type:
A

Instagram:
@leedonghae

Twitter:
@donghae861015

Donghae is a South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter, and rapper who was born in Jeollanam, South Korea. He is part of the Kpop group Super Junior. He is also a part of Super Junior subgroups Super Junior-M and Super Junior-D&E.

As a child, Donghae wanted to become an athlete. He dreamed of playing football some day. However, his father encouraged him to become a singer because his father had given up on his own dream to be a singer.

In 2001, Donghae won a contest titled “Youth Best Contest” put on by SM Entertainment. He was signed by them and put into training for singing, dancing, and acting. He then debuted with Super Junior in November 2005.

While out promoting and singing Super Junior, Donghae also acted in several film and television projects. In 2008, he started with the subgroup Super Junior-M and released their album Me. It reached number one on China’s Top In Music chart.

In 2011, he formed the subgroup Super Junior-D&E and released the single “Oppa Oppa,” the single was also released in Japanese. Donghae played in the television series “Skip Beat” and sang the theme song for the drama.

He continued to perform with Super Junior and composed some of their music for their albums. Donghae joined a new dance group named S.M. The Performance in 2012.

In August 2014, Super Junior released their seventh album Mamacita. Donghae contributed music and lyrics to the album. Soon after that, he released more music from the subgroup with the album The Beat Goes On. He wrote music and lyrics for the album.

On October 15, 2015, Donghae enlisted for his mandatory military service. On July 14, 2017, he was discharged.

In 2017, Super Junior’s website began counting down to their 12th anniversary date. On November 6, they announced their eighth album and also a reality show about how they developed their last album called “SJ Returns-Super Junior Real Comeback Store.”

Donghae continues to release music with his subgroups and also with Super Junior. He has done collaborations with other singers and composed a soundtrack for the movie “Cadillac.” And he is also involved in the Super Junior reality show.

Ryeowook

Birth Name:
Kim Ryeo Wook

Stage Name:
Ryeowook

Position:
Main Vocalist

Birthday:
June 21, 1987

Zodiac Sign:
Cancer

Height:
173 cm (5’8″)

Weight:
58 kg (127 lbs)

Blood Type:
O

Ryeowook is a South Korean singer, dancer, and actor. He was born in Incheon, South Korea. He is in the Kpop boys group Super Junior. He is also part of the subgroup Super Junior-M.

Ryeowook was discovered at the Youth Chin Chin Festival by SM Entertainment. There were impressed with his singing and signed him to a contract in 2004. He was put into singing and dancing training. He can play the piano very well and has accompanied bandmates during their solo careers.

Ryeowook debuted with Super Junior in November 2005. Their first single was “Twins” and their debut album Super Junior 05 was released. He enjoyed success with his new group.

In 2006, he was a part of the subgroup Super Junior K.R.Y. which specialized in R&B ballads. He also made his acting debut around that time. He was in the film “Attack on the Pin-Up Boys” along with his bandmates. He was nominated for Best Supporting Acotr and Best Comedic Performance at the Korean Movie Awards.

During 2008, his subgroup debuted in China with their music video “U.” They then released the Chinese studio album Me in China and Taiwan.

Ryeowook acted in various movies and appeared in the musical “Agatha.” He also appeared in some theatrical plays and was a radio host. In 2016, Ryeowook made his debut as a solo artist. He released the album The Little Prince to good reviews.

He also continued his work with Super Junior.

Kyuhyun

Birth Name:
Cho Kyu Hyun

Stage Name:
Kyuhyun

Position:
Main Vocalist, Maknae

Birthday:
February 3, 1988

Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius

Height:
180 cm (5’11”)

Weight:
68 kg (149 lbs)

Blood Type:
A

Instagram:
@gyuram88

Twitter:
@GaemGyu

Kyuhyun is a South Korean singer, actor and television host. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He comes from a family of four.

Kyuhyun was encouraged by his family to study law. However, once he joined a band in high school, he realized his talent was singing and decided to pursue it as a career. He won third place in a singing competition. He was then signed by SM Entertainment.

His father was not happy about his career choice but promised to support him if he went to college. Kyuhyun enrolled in Kyunghee University majoring in music and received his bachelor’s degree.

In November 2005, Kyuhyun debuted with his new group Super Junior. While singing and touring with Super Junior, he also worked as a part-time model.

In May 2006, Super Junior released their new single “U.” It remained their most successful single until the release of “Sorry, Sorry,” in 2009.

Kyuhyun joined the Super Junior subgroup Super Junior-M in 2008. They debuted in China with the release of their first music video for the song “U.” He also appeared in a few television series and released a digital single “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketch Book” with all of the proceeds going to Unicef.

In 2010, Kyuhyun released a solo track “Listen to You.” It was for the Korean drama “Pasta.” It peaked at number one on real-time music charts.

Kyuhyun performed in several musicals and wrote music with some of his label mates. He won first place in an online poll for the Musical Rising Star Award in 2010.

He also worked as a DJ on radio programs along with his bandmates. He appeared in the broadway musical “Catch Me If You Can.” And also in the musical “The Three Musketeers.”

On November 13, 2014, Kyuhyun released his debut album At Gwanghwamun. He was the first Super Junior member to debut alone. Within 12 hours of the release, the album topped all digital Korean charts. All of the songs from the album made it to the top ten on most music charts.

Kyuhyun continues to release his own music while performing and touring with Super Junior. He had his first solo concert in November 2015. He held six shows and they all sold out.

He enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 25, 2017, and was discharged on May 7, 2019.