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Big Band and Super Junior

Big Bang and Super Junior

By Crystal S. Anderson, PhD

Elon University, NC (U.S).

Some people think that male K-pop groups are all the same. However, research suggests that fans differ in their attitudes towards individual male K-pop groups. Responses collected from fans of Super Junior and BigBang reveal that they also hold different opinions on their music and group dynamic.  Such responses suggest that while some do not distinguish between male K-pop groups, fans do.

Media Representations of Male K-pop Groups

Because many male K-pop groups are idol groups, they tend to be painted with the same broad, generalized brush.  Sometimes, they are described as being too similar to each other. An editorial in The Korea Times, suggests that people “seem fed up with similar ‘idol’ dance groups cropping up like mushroom[s].”

Other times, they are seen as promoting the same musical style or image.  Part of this is attributed to the training program Korean agencies use for idols. Solee I. Shin and Lanu Kim argue that “constant monitoring of the tastes and preferences of the consumers and factoring the successful elements back into the products. . . [make] successful products increasingly predictable and. . . homogenizes the entire domestic music scene.” Nabeela at seoulbeats echoes the concern about groups being the same by speculating about “how much of the content in K-entertainment is standardized and recycled.”

Fan Responses

However, a comparison of the responses from fans of Super Junior and BigBang reveals that fans like the groups for different reasons. This data represents a convenience sample collected via an online survey between December 8, 2012 and May 1, 2013. Respondents were asked to explain why they considered themselves a fan of the respective groups. 80 respondents identified themselves as fans of Super Junior, and 119 respondents identified themselves as fans of BigBang.  Of these 199 respondents, 95.7% were women and 4.3% were men.  Participants were: Asian (42.3%), White (41.2%), Latino (8.4%) and Black (7.9%).  They largely hail from the United States, Hungary, United Kingdom, Philippines and Australia.  Respondents range in age: 32.6% were 16-18, 31.6% were 18-21, 12.8% were 22-25, 14.4% were 25-30 and 8.6% were 30 and over. This data was analyzed using phenomenological methods.

Music

Both fandoms cite music as a major factor in the appeal of the groups, but Super Junior fans liked the upbeat nature of the music, while BigBang fans valued the edgy and unique nature of the group’s music.

Super Junior fans like the cheerful nature of the music.  One respondent noted:  “I can listen to their songs any time even if I sad or depressed” (Anderson).  Another stated:  “Their music always makes me smile no matter how depressed I am” (Anderson).  Super Junior fans also cited the pop-oriented style that the group reflects, as well as a range of styles.    One respondent  wrote:  “Their music has gone from happy, bubbly pop to funky dance tracks”  (Anderson).

Reviews of Super Junior albums reveal that the group is generally known for pop-oriented fare that also ranges across genres.  Jung Bae describes their 2012 release, Mr. Simple, as “cleanly divided into club/dance and pop ballad(s),” where singles like “Opera” are “a standout, paced by an intoxicating stutter beat and a sublime sense of kinetic energy throughout.” Emily Wu references the “Super Junior Funky Style” in her review of the album:  “It contains a catchy and addicting tune and melody that is sure to grab your attention from the get-go.” 

BigBang fans focused more on the unique nature of the music. Some cited the specific genre of hip-hop as a major reason for the appeal of the group. One respondent noted:  “Their style of music is what I enjoy most in American music, even if I don’t listen to American music as much anymore. Hip hop and R&B were genres that I grew up on but then it started changing too much for me. But Big Bang has a style to them that makes me love the genre all over again” (Anderson).   Such opinions dovetail into another theme that emerged from the responses, namely, the unique nature of the group in respect to BigBang’s music. One respondent noted: “Their music caught me when I first listened to it and it is nice to listen to whenever I want to something different then the usual Kpop” (Anderson). Another noted:  “Their music is distinguishable and stands out amist all of Kpop” (Anderson). BigBang has a reputation for being more adventurous in terms of their music.

Ashleigh Gregory describes the 2011 album Alive as partaking in a range of genres:  “This album combines a variety of safe, pop style songs and pairs them up with slightly more experimental electro sounding tracks that create a great mix and leaves you wanting to replay the album as soon as it’s done.” Such eclecticism makes its way into their live shows as well. Jon Caramanica writes: “The band wove an interpolation of the signature guitar crunch of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” into a song. Multiple members of the group beatbox, a technique that’s hardly, if ever, used in mainstream American hip-hop, its birthplace, but is a routine part of the K-pop star arsenal.”

Group Dynamic

Both fandoms cite group dynamic as another major factor in the appeal of the groups, but Super Junior fans describe that dynamic in terms of cooperation and a close-knit bond, while BigBang fans focus on the individual members’ contribution to the group.

Super Junior

Super Junior

Despite the large number of members, Super Junior fans described the group as close-knit.  Some respondents focused on how they act as one or a team.  One respondent noted:   “They have their own personality but still can be one” (Anderson).  Another wrote:  “Not typical boyband material.  They have a strong bond despite being a huge group” (Anderson).  Other respondents focused on the close bond between members and several used the metaphor of family.    One wrote:  “Watching their bond as a group really influenced me. Seeing how they trust each other.  I can feel and see their brotherly love, how they care about each other” (Anderson).  Another wrote:  “Super Junior are a big group because they have lots of members but despite that they all get along like a family” (Anderson).  Another responded:  “What I really like from them is their close relationship with each other. They are truly like a family, they’re like brothers” (Anderson).

This may be related to fans watching Super Junior’s participation in extra-musical activities in the form of television and radio appearances.  Members of Super Junior hosted and/or starred in the Korean variety show Strong Heart from 2009-2012 and the radio show Kiss the Radio from 2006 to the present.  In these spaces, fans develop opinions about the dynamic between the members.   One respondent wrote:  “I understand and love that they’re an entertainment group with members doing radio shows, acting, variety shows and hosting! This has given me the chance to get to know them through many mediums and it’s reassuring to know that at least a few members are still active during their non-promotional period!” (Anderson).  In addition to scripted shows, Super Junior also appears on variety shows, which are often based on improvisation and require more participation.  One respondent noted:  “I didn’t actually like Super Junior much at first, but I kept watching them on variety shows that I liked and the SJ members were always making me laugh so much” (Anderson).

BigBang

BigBang

While fans of BigBang cite group dynamic as part of the appeal of the group, they focus on the individual members within the group.  Most respondents focused on the unique nature of the individual members.  One wrote:  “I also like how distinct the members are from each other” (Anderson).  Another said:  “Each member has their own talents and strengths when it comes to vocally and lyric writing and Big Bang along with YG utilizes that talent extremely well” (Anderson).  Still another wrote: “Each of the members have very different but equally interesting styles from their style of singing to the dancing” (Anderson).  Others cited individual members as part of their reason for liking the group.  Of these responses, the largest number cited G-Dragon as their reason for liking the group.  One respondent noted:  “G-Dragon has also been very successful on his own drawing me into the group as a whole” (Anderson).  Another noted:  “G-Dragon is probably one of the reasons why I like Big Bang so much. I like the music he produces and I appreciate that a lot since not all groups produce their own music. The fact that someone from the group produces their own music is pretty awesome” (Anderson).

What Does It Mean?

Fans of Super Junior like the group because they are traditional idol group. They like the pop nature of their music.  They value the camaraderie they see within the group as a result of television and radio appearances.   In contrast, fans of BigBang like the group because they challenge this notion of a traditional idol group.  Despite being the product of the same kind of training system that produced Super Junior, they see the group as more innovative and creative in their music.  They perceive the group as a collection of individuals rather than a cohesive unit. Because of the fewer number of television appearances, their fans may not develop the same kind of sense of camaraderie among the group.

Fans of Super Junior and BigBang represent just two individual K-pop fandoms, but this comparison suggests that fans do not view male K-pop groups in the same way.

Images: 1, 2, 3

Video

“BIGBANG – FANTASTIC BABY M/V.” 6 Mar 2012. YouTube. Web. 19 Dec 2013.

“Super Junior 슈퍼주니어_Mr.Simple_MUSICVIDEO.” 3 Aug 2011. YouTube. Web. 19 Dec 2013.

Sources

Anderson, Crystal. “Super Junior/BigBang Data Set.” Unpublished raw data.

Bae, Jung. “Album Review: Super Junior – Mr. Simple” hellokpop. 12 Aug 2011. Web. 19 Dec 2013.

Caramanica, Jon. “BigBang Performs at the Prudential Center.” The New York Times. 9 Nov 2012.

Gregory, Ashleigh.  “[UnitedKpop K-pop Album Review] March: BigBang – Alive.” UnitedKpop. 26  Mar 2012.

Nabeela. “Does Hallyu Only Have a Short Time Left on a Global Stage?” seoulbeats. 27 May 2012. Web. 19 Dec 2013.

Shin, Solee I. and Lanu Kim. “Organizing K-pop: Emergence and Market Making of Large Korean Entertainment Houses, 1980-2010.” East Asia (December 2013): doi 10.1007/s12140-013-9200-0.

“Will ‘Hallyu’ Last Long?” The Korea Times. 10 Aug 2012. Web. 19 Dec 2013.

Wu, Emily. “Album Review: Super Junior – Mr. Simple. ” Ningin (blog). 2  Aug 2011. Web. 19 Dec 2013.

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Infographic based on data collected by Crystal S. Anderson as part of the iFans research study

Infographic based on data collected by Crystal S. Anderson as part of the iFans research study

If you keep with research on K-pop, you may be aware of the iFans: Mapping Kpop’s International Fandom project.  The surveys that make up the qualitative studies seek to understand how the fandoms differ from one another and their relationship to the groups they support. K-pop fans know that the fandoms are unique. Because they have detailed knowledge of the groups they support, they provide a unique perspective on the appeal of their respective groups. Too often, commentators make assumptions about K-pop fans, while the iFans studies goes to the source: the fans.

As the chart above shows, fans of 2NE1 and BigBang have participated the most in the surveys, while fans of Shinhwa and Aziatix have participated the least.   Other groups with high participation rates include SHINee and TVXQ, while other groups with low participation rates include Epik High and f(x).

These participation rates are interesting, because groups like Super Junior and Girls’ Generation have very active global fandoms, yet those numbers are not reflected in participation rates.  Rates may not reflect all fans, just fans who are likely to take (and complete) a survey.  Participation rates may be affected by the activity of the groups.

The iFans Case Studies survey is still active, and now, individuals can take the survey for multiple or  individual groups.

Now that a good deal of data has been collected, look for new research reports on what K-pop fans say about their favorite groups!

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IFANS: Mapping K-pop’s International Fandom is a scholarly research project that examines global fan attitudes and activities through surveys, collection of information on online communities and analysis of websites.  Crystal S. Anderson, PhD (Elon University) is the Principal Investigator of the studies and Curator of the iFans project site.

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A Far East Movement: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop

Dr. Crystal S. Anderson

Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC

April 11-14, 2012

ABSTRACT

With the global spread of Hallyu (global Korean cultural movement expressed through music, television dramas and film), many have focused on the reception of Korean culture by other countries.  However, there is also a reciprocal movement, one where Asian/Americans migrate to the Korean popular music scene, bringing a sensibility reflecting experiences as people of color in the United States AND members of an Asian diaspora.  This paper explores the complicated results of such movement.   On one hand, Korean American artists like Jay Park have encountered obstacles in navigating the Kpop scene. Initially a member of the all-male group 2PM, Park created controversy over his abrupt departure and subsequent negative comments about Koreans.  His experience suggests challenges in acculturating to what seems to be a foreign culture to him as an Asian American.  On the other hand, Korean artists born or raised in the United States (i.e. Hyesung, and Andy of  Shinhwa) or Canada (i.e. Henry of Super Junior) seem to avoid the kinds of troubles that Park encounters.  In addition, Asian American groups such as Aziatix have gained a measure of success in Kpop. My paper will explore factors that may account for this difference.  In addition, American producers such as Steven Lee regularly work behind the scenes making music that draws on American R&B and soul, while Korean producers such as Yoo Young Jin work with African Americans to create what can only be described as Korean soul.  What are the implications of this transnational movement of culture? Is the reception of these subjects in Kpop impacted by transnational cultural politics?


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BASICS

 Name

 Jeong Min Joo (JOO)

 Debut

 2008

 Status

 Active

 Label

 JYP Entertainment

 Fan Name

 None

 Origin of Fan Name

 N/A

 Official Website

http://www.jype.com/#/joo/Profile.aspx

 Related Websites

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FAN FACTS

Official Fan Color: 

Awards

Television Appearances

Concert Tours

News
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VIDEOS

Ice Cream


Bad Boy


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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

  Joo and Leeteuk –  Ice Cream (May 16, 2011) (JYP Entertainment)

  1. 아이스크림
   Heartmade (January 1, 2011) (JYP Entertainment)

  1. 나쁜남자
  2. 물한잔도 마실 수 없어
  3. 영화도 안보니 (featuring 찬성)
  4. 마주치고 나서
  5. 꿈만 같아
  6. 나쁜남자 (Ins trumental)
   Brand New Diva (August 10, 2008) (JYP Entertainment)

  1. 남자 때문에
  2. 어제처럼
  3. 얼굴
  4. 초연(貂緣)
  5. 남자 때문에 (MR)
  6. 어제처럼 (MR)

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BASICS

 Name

Zhang Liyin (Jang Ri-In)

 Debut

 2006

 Status

 Active

 Label

SM Entertainment

 Fan Name

 Chocolyn

 Origin of Fan Name

Derived from combining Chocolate (Zhang Li Yin’s fanclub name) and Zhang Li Yin’s name.

 Official Website

 Related Websites

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FAN FACTS

Official Fan Color:  Gold

Awards

2006

  • Rookie of the Month, Cyworld Digital Music Award: “Timeless”
  • Best New Solo Artist, M.NET/KM Music Festival: “Timeless”
2008
  • Female Newcomer with Most Potential, Mengniu Music King Awards: “星愿 (I Will)
  • Best Mainland Newcomer, Southeast Music Ranking
  • Most Fashionable Female Artist of the Year, 2008 Starlight Grand Ceremony
  • Most “Attention Grabbing” Newcomer, 1st Annual Mengniu New Music Festival: “星愿 (I Will)”

Television Appearances

Concert Tours

News
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VIDEOS

Moving On


Y


I Will


Timeless Part 2


Timeless Part 1

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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

  Dear My Love Original Soundtrack (November 11, 2008) (Avex)

2. 연인이여 (Love Theme)

  2007 Winter SMTOWN – Only Love (December 7, 2007) (SM Entertainment)

10. Oh Holy Night

  2007 Summer SMTOWN – Fragile (July 5, 2007) (SM Entertainment)

9. Under the Sea

  2006 Winter SMTOWN – Snow Dream (December 12, 2006) (SM Entertainment)

9. Heaven

   Timeless (September 8, 2006) (SM Entertainment)

  1. Timeless (featuring Xiah)
  2. Y (Why…)
  3. Timeless (featuring Xiah) (Instrumental)
  4. Y (Why…) (Instrumental)

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   Moving On (October 29, 2009) (SM Entertainment)

  1. 晴天, 雨天 (Moving On)
  2. 愛我 (Love Me)
  3. 晴天, 雨天 (Moving On) (Instrumental)
   I Will (March 8, 2008) (SM Entertainment)

  1. Intro (初戀)
  2. 初戀
  3. A Flame for You
  4. 星願 I Will
  5. 幸福的左岸
  6. 交错的爱/交錯的愛
  7. 相信愛
  8. 纯真的爱/純真的愛
  9. One More Try
  10. Y (Why…)
  11. Timeless

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Unconfirmed Super Show World Tour dates list (Source:http://bit.ly/srAjih); Ryeowook as “Gollum” during Super Show 4 in Seoul (November 2011) Source: beautifulEUNSIHAE86 on Youtube

By Crystal S. Anderson, PhD and Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.

RIVENDELL (AHMN) – E.L.F.s have started to gather for Super Junior’s Super Show 4, to be held in the biggest tree in the elven city.  Armed with their sapphire blue lightsticks, legions of fans look forward to cheering on the group at the history-making show.  Super Junior is the first Kpop group to play the Rivendell Celebrian Arena, and rumor has it that SM Entertainment is currently contemplating additional dates in Mordor and Minas Tirith, with the possibility of holding a fanmeet on the Pelennor Fields.

But don’t log on to Ticketmaster just yet. Aren’t you a little skeptical? You should be, because news reporting in the Kpop world sometimes looks just as improbable.  In our investigation of all things Hallyu, KPK has noticed several trends in the way information about Kpop is distributed.  This article is about how Kpop fans are informed, or in some cases, misinformed, by coverage of Kpop. This is not about any one outlet or blogger, and the examples and photos within this article are used to illustrate a trend. They should not be construed as judgements on how individual sites choose to create or distribute kpop news.

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Too many!

That’s what a lot of netizens say when offering an opinion on new or returning idol groups with extremely large numbers. They may have a point, but I also think that there is something to be gained from mega Kpop group.

While fans are always noting the sheer number of idol groups that debut, they seem to be especially sensitive to groups with large numbers. Five members may be ideal, but when numbers start to climb beyond that, as it does with groups such as U-Kiss (seven members), T-ara (seven members), Infinite (seven members) , ZE:A (nine members) and After School (nine members), people get antsy.  Given their success, fans seem to have accepted the large numbers in SNSD and Super Junior, but that was not easily achieved. So I wasn’t surprised at the reaction to newer, larger Kpop groups. Something seemed to snap in fans when Golden Goose Entertainment announced plans for a Japanese debut for APeace (formerly Double B/21) back in March. With 21 members in tow (yes, 21!), some viewed APeace as a science experiment gone horribly wrong, one that created a monster with the numbers of Super Junior and SNSD combined. Kpop fans flooded forums with their displeasure at the high number of members. Some wondered how all 21 of them get paid. Others complained about not being able to see them all. And still others lamented having to learn all of their names.

I have to confess, I like APeace. I like their single, Lover Boy. I find it to be a great dance song. But what can prepare you for the music video for Lover Boy? It makes me absolutely giddy, and it has everything to do with the fact that there are eventually 21 of them dancing on the screen at one time!

Maybe I like this video so much because it brings back memories of being in a marching band. I especially like the move at :41, which I’m sure will be come the international sign for “baby girl.” However, beyond my potential fangirl-y reaction to APeace, I do think that they learn from some of the challenges that other mega groups like Super Junior face, and, as a result, could make it work.

Mega groups mean mega profits for agencies, as they can strategically place members in multiple places at once, so it makes sense from their point of view. Clearly, SM Entertainment did not foresee how attached fans would get to the initial membership of a mega group like Super Junior. Now, before we get started, I like Super Junior, so I want all the ELFs to take a deep breath. I am not hating on Super Junior, but there are some things that we all know to be true. For instance, all was well in Super Junior land back in 2007 until SM Entertainment started making noises about adding more members, like Henry, to the already super large Super Junior. This prompted some fans to take action to protect the membership. Asianbite.com featured a story about fan protests over the plan. One fan stated, “We do not want Henry or anyone else to be added in Super Junior. We want Super Junior to be a safe 13-membered group.”  I believe that some of this anxiety came from the fact that fans perceived the membership of Super Junior to be set, and that the addition of Henry was not something they signed up for. As a fan, you would wonder whether or if the additions would stop.  SM Entertainment could just keep adding members, with no end in sight. However, APeace avoids this by hitting you with 21 members up front. 21 is a large number, so if you accept that APeace has 21 members, you are not likely to have anxiety about the possibility for additional members. If they added more members (gasp!), would it really be that big of a deal?

The creation of subgroups by SM Entertainment to capitalize on as many markets as possible contributes to even more anxiety around the mega group. Hey, when you are working with 10 to 13 people, you have options. But sometimes these subgroups cause challenges of their own, especially for new fans. I encountered Super Junior M before I encountered Super Junior, so I didn’t understand the relationship between the subgroups and the main group. I could not understand why I couldn’t find Henry or Zhou Mi in what I have come to call Super Junior Proper.  And don’t get me started on the guest status of Sungmin and Eunhyuk in Super Junior M right now. Are there more subgroups on the horizon? One never knows with SM Entertainment. However, APeace has the foresight to establish their subgroups up front. According to their official website, we can look forward to APeace Lapis, APeace Jade and APeace Onyx, three subgroups with seven members each. This move avoids fan disappointment and confusion.

The number of members and the subgroups are not the only things that causes anxiety in fans in relation to a mega group. One of my issues with Super Junior is the presence of the membership of Super Junior at any given time. When a news story runs that Super Junior will make an appearance, can you really be sure who is going to show up? How often do you see all of them together? Yes, we know that Kangin has a good excuse, as he is doing his military service, but when was the last time you saw Kibum? Is he even still in this group? I miss him.  This inability to predict which members of the group participate in group activities is in part linked to the busy schedules of individual members, and this is a problem for me. I was introduced to Super Junior as a group. I kinda expect them to act like the other groups I like.  You know, to be together, to show up, together. Sometimes, it just seems that they are individual artists who get together once in a while and make music. However, I don’t even expect APeace to function as a group in that way because they are rolling 21 deep. I’m not looking for them to have a deep bond with each other. I don’t know APeace, but I don’t feel that I’m expected to know them individually in this 21-member unit. Yes, I vaguely remember them introducing themselves, but who remembers that? I remember them being introduced as a 21-member group, so I don’t invest in their group dynamic, as I did with SS501 or SHINee. APeace, with its large numbers, lowers your expectations about the interaction among the members. I see them more as individual artists who come together to form the mini-nation that is APeace every once and a while. So if fans rarely expect to see them all together, then they are less likely to be disappointed.

I guess this is why I’m not up in arms about APeace. I know I won’t convince a lot of you that bigger is better, but that’s not my goal. What I am saying is that creating a viable model for a large Kpop group is worth exploring. Whatever you think of APeace or any other mega group coming down the turnpike, it takes a certain amount of expertise to promote a mega group. Somebody had to arrange 21 voices on a track. Somebody had to choreograph a dance for 21 people, and I think APeace pulls it off. They are so in sync, a friend of mine thought it was a special effect. Somebody had to film 21 people in motion. There is something to be said for the people who work behind the scenes and for the members of mega groups themselves. You try doing anything with 21 people.

Sources:

“Super Junior Fans Protest Against Addition of New Member,” Asianbite.com

Profile, apeace.jp

Photo Credits: thehottestprimadonna

Video Credits:

APeace, Lover Boy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvUuSfXlA7I

All right, time to talk about Rain and Sun Jung‘s treatment of the Almighty Godfather of Modern Kpop. I will try my best to point out both the good and the bad in this chapter, but unfortunately there is a lot more of the bad than the good. Let’s begin.

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BASICS

From L to R: Shin Dong, Han Kyung, Shiwon, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Kangin, Heechul, Sungmin, Donghae, Yesung, Eunhyuk, Leeteuk; Not pictured: Kibum; Credit: sj-market.

Name Super Junior
Meaning of Name SM originally called the group “junior” due to their young age; after their debut “super” was added because of their talents.
Members Park Jungsu (Leeteuk/Eeteuk, leader)

Kim Heechul (Heechul)

Han Geng (Hankyung/Hangeng)

Kim Jongwoon (Yesung)

Kim Youngwoon (Kangin)

Shin Donghae (Shin Dong)

Lee Sungmin (Sungmin)

Lee Hyukjae (Eunhyuk)

Choi Siwon (Siwon,Shiwon)

Lee Donghae (Donghae)

Kim Ryeowook (Ryeowook)

Kim Kibum (Kibum)

Cho Kyuhyun (Kuyhyun)

Debut November 5, 2005
Status Active
Label SM Entertainment (2005-present)
Fan Name E.L.F.
Origin of Fan Name Ever-Lasting Friends
Fan Club Website(s) http://sapphirepearls.com/2011/04/
Related Websites http://sujuelfs4eva.wordpress.com/

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Superman


Mr. Simple


No Other


Bonamana


Sorry Sorry


It’s You


Don’t Don


Dancing Out



U


Marry U


Miracle


Twins


Show Me Your Love

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Mr. Simple
Released: August 2, 2011
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Mr. Simple
2. Opera3. Be My Girl4. Walkin

5. Storm

6. Storm

7. Good Friends

8. Feels Good

9. Memories

10. Sunflower

11. White Christmas

12. Y

13. My Love, My Kiss, My Heart

14. Superman

  Tok Tok Tok [digital single]
Released: August 16, 2010
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Tok Tok Tok 
The 4th Album “Bonamana” [repackage]
Released: June 25, 2010
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Miina (Bonamana)  (미인아)
2. No Other ( 너 같은 사람 또 없어)3. Shake It Up (Remix Version)4. All My Heart  (진심)

5. A Short Journey (여행)

6. Boom Boom (나쁜 여자)

7. Coagulation (응결)

8. Your Eyes (나란 사람)

9. My Only Girl

10. My All Is In You (사랑이 이렇게)

11. Shake It Up!

12. In My Dream  (잠들고 싶어)

13. One Fine Spring Day (봄날)

14. Good Person (좋은 사람)

15. Here We Go

Victory Korea
Released: May 10, 2010
1. Victory Korea
  Bonamana
Released: May 13, 2010
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Bonamana
2. Boom Boom3. Coagulation4. Your Eyes

5. My Only Girl

6. Shake It Up

7. My All Is In You

8. In My Dream

9. One Fine Spring Day

10. Good Person

11. Here We Go

SEOUL
Released: December 15, 2009
1. SEOUL
2. SEOUL (Instrumental)
The 2nd Asia Tour Concert: Super Show 2
Released: May 13, 2010
Label: SM Entertainment
1. A Man In Love
2. U3. It’s You4. She Wants It

5. Angela

6. Miracle

7. Disco Drive

8. Dancing Out

9. Baby Baby-Sungmin Solo

10. Hon (Soul)-Heechul Solo

11. Beautiful-Donghae Solo

12. 체념 (Resignation)-Yesung Solo

13. Insomnia-Ryeowook

14. 7년간의 사랑 (7 Nyeonganui)-Kyuhyun Solo

15. What If

16. Heartquake

17. Honey-Leetuk Solo

18. Doc Wa Chunmeul + Run To You-Kangin Solo

19. Don’t Don

20. Twins


1. Our Love

2. Who Am I

3. Danshinkie

4. Me

5. Shining Star

6. Sorry Sorry

7. SuperMan

8. Rokuko

9. Gee

10. Kkuldanji (Sunny)

11. Pajama Party

12. Carnival

13. Sowoni Innayo (Sapphire Blue)

14. Marry U

15. Sorry Sorry-Answer

16. Sorry Sorry-Remix

17. It’s You

18. Puff The Magic Dragon

19. Shining Star

Sorry Sorry (Repackage)
Released: May 2009
Label: SM Entertainment
1. She Wants It
2. It’s You
3. Love Disease
4. Love U More
Sorry Sorry
Released: March 12, 2009
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Sorry Sorry
2. 니가 좋은 이유 (Why I Like You)3. 마주치지 말자 (Let’s Not…)4. 앤젤라 (Angela)

5. Reset

6. Monster

7. What If

8. 이별… 넌 쉽니 (Heartquake)

9. Club No. 1

10. Happy Together

11. 죽어있는 것  (Dead At Heart)

12. Shining Star

  Marry U
Released: November 26, 2008
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Marry U (Japanese Version)
2. Rokkuko!
3. Cooking? Cooking!
  Super Show-Super Junior The 1st Asia Tour Concert
Released: May 19, 2008
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Welcome To S.J. World
2. Twins (Knock Out)3. Intro + Rock This House4. Intro + 돈돈! (Don’t Don)

5. Asian Freak Show

6. 갈증(A Man In Love)

7. 거울(Mirror)

8. Ment #1

9. 사랑이 떠나다 (She’s Gone)

10. 말하자면 (You’re My Endless Love)

11. Dancing Out

12. The Night Chicago Died (Super Junior K.R.Y)

13. My Everything-Donghae Solo

14. 처음 느낌 그대로 (Kyuhyun, Ryeowook Solo)

15. 걸음을 멈추고 (Super Junior K.R.Y)

16. 룩셈부르크 (Kangin, Leeteuk, Shindong, Sungmin, Siwon)


1. 
로꾸거!!! (Rokkuko)-Super Junior T

2. 첫차 (First Express)-Super Junior T

3. 나같은건 없는건가요 (Don’t Go Away)-Super Junior T

4. 히트(H.I.T)

5. One Love-Eunhyuk, Super Junior K.R.Y.

6. 미워(Hate U, Love U)

7. Ment #2

8. Marry U

9. Y.M.C.A

10. Wonder Boy

11. 첫눈이 와 (First Snow)

12. Ment #3

13. 마지막 승부 (The Girl Is Mine)

14. U

15. 행복 (Full Of Happiness)

16. 차근차근 (Way For Love)

17. Believe

18. Miracle

19. One Love

Don’t Don
Released: September 20, 2007
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Don’t Don
2. Sapphire Blue3. You’re My Endless Love4. Hate U, Love U

5. Disco Drive

6. Marry U

7. I Am

8. She’s Gone

9. Missin’ U

10. 우리들의 사랑

11. Midnight Fantasy

12. Thank You

13. Song For You

  U/TWINS
Released: July 7, 2006
1. Rokkuko
2. Chut Cha
  Show Me Your Love
Released: December 14, 2005
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Show Me Your Love
2. I Wanna Hold You
3. I’m Your Man
  Super Junior 05
Released: November 25, 2009
Label: SM Entertainment
1. Miracle
2. Twins (Knock Out)3. You Are The One4. Rock This House

5. Way For Love

6. So I

7. Over

8. Keep In Touch

9. L.O.V.E

10. Believe

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