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    Favorite Kpop #9: Super Junior

    Super Junior is a South Korean boy band formed by Lee Soo-man, the founder of SM Entertainment in 2005. They’re also known as SJ or SuJu. Over the years, they have been divided into smaller groups, simultaneously targeting different music industries and audiences. The members have also individually branched out into hosting, presenting and acting. Their successes and popularity as all-rounded entertainers have led other Korean entertainment managements to also begin training their music groups in other aspects of the entertainment industry. Super Junior was the best-selling K-pop artist for four years in a row. The group has earned thirteen music awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards, nineteen from the Golden Disc Awards, and are the second singing group to win Favorite Artist Korea at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards after jtL in 2003.

    Before the group settled with their current name, the company simply referred to them as juniors, a representation of the members’ young ages when they first became SM trainees. After the members showcased their different talents to the company at a picnic, the company finalized their group name to Super Junior, and the first generation of Super Junior officially became Super Junior 05. Super Junior 05 made their pre-debut performance on the Korean channel Mnet on September 11, 2005. Super Junior received seven nominations at the 2007 Mnet/KM Music Festival, winning three of them which included Artist of the Year, termed by many as the highest recognition of the ceremony. Super Junior collected two more recognitions at the 22nd Golden Disk Awards, including a Disk Bonsang award (Record of the Year).

    In short they won a bunch of awards and over time their other achievements too, some of the members had to leave for the military service once they came of age to go. For the rest of the info go check out their Wikipedia page. It’s sad when these kpop males go off for their military service but it’s good they’re helping out their country and that their fans will miss them but happy when they return safely. They had subgroups too where some could work on their solo activities. I never paid any attention to that part of Suju but Wikipedia explains it better than me or other sites that have information about them that’s current. I don’t have a bias for the group but I’ve enjoy their songs and the songs listed below I’ve enjoyed listening too which you might like as well.

    Sorry Sorry https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x6QA3m58DQw
    Mr. Simple https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r6TwzSGYycM
    Sexy, Free & Single https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gWIkiI_UmeE
    Spy https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qFz1uK_8i9A

    I don’t have a bias in the group as they generally all look good when they sing and dance together. It’s cool they accomplished a lot as group until some had to depart for their military service but the members that stayed did solo projects. Their fandom name is E.L.F which stands for ever lasting friends. Not much else I can think of to add so here’s the review. Here’s their official website below that you can check out


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