Super Junior M

슈퍼쥬니어 엠

Super Junior-M, often referred to asSJ-M, is a Mandopop boy band formed in 2008 by South Korea's S.M. Entertainment . The band is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent.Super Junior-M is the third and most successful subgroup branched off from the Korean band Super Junior . The group originally consisted of leader Han Geng , Donghae , Siwon , Ryeowook , Kyuhyun , and two additional members appearing exclusively to the subgroup, Zhou Mi and Henry .In December 2009, Han Geng filed a lawsuit against S.M. Entertainment and left the group, resulting in the group's temporary disbandment.Han Geng was later replaced by Super Junior members Eunhyuk and Sungmin , which coincided with the release of the group's second EPPerfectionin February 2011. After Han Geng's leave, the group considers Sungmin as the new "leader",as he is the oldest member of the team.However, S.M. Entertainment has not released any statements about electing a new group leader.

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 Super Junior M's History

Name originedit

The "M" can also represent a list of other aspects, such as the first letter of their debut albumMe, and also "mi" ( Chinese :), the pinyin for "charismatic" and "fan", the latter meaning referring to their desire to connect closer with fans.

2007: Formation and controversiesedit

Many fans boycotted Super Junior's products and held silent protests in front of SM Entertainment's main building in Seoul , holding signs of the "Only 13" slogan.

They released a statement through the media, stating that they would obtain all chances to prevent SM Entertainment from adding new members and to keep Super Junior as only thirteen.SM Entertainment later announced that they would not add the new subgroup members to the main group.

2008–2009: Debut and commercial successedit

Ryeowook and another new member, Zhou Mi , were announced to be the final two members on April 7.A trailer of all seven members was released on the group's debut day, April 8. Super Junior-M's trailer clips exceeded 1.4 million views in less than four days.

Mein selected provinces of China starting April 23, 2008. A Korean version of the album with three bonus Korean-language tracks was released in South Korea on April 30, 2008. A modified version of the album was released in Hong Kong , Singapore , and Taiwan on May 2, 2008.Though a majority of the tracks in the album were Mandarin remakes of Super Junior's previous Korean hits, reviews were generally positive. Hong Kong Cantopop singer, Hins Cheung , critiqued the album favorably, saying that the album contains "international-level music" and that the group is "vocally-talented".

They took home another three awards that year. On December 27 and 28, Super Junior-M held their first concert, the Super Junior-M Show, in Hong Kong .

Super Junior-M's appearance in the talk showBehind Story( Chinese : 背後的故事) also increased ratings. The show had the highest ratings during their time slot, with a strong 4.05%.Separated into several weekly episodes, the group's appearance in their first episode on the challenging game showBravely Going Forward(Chinese: 勇往直前) in early August gave the show the highest ratings during that time slot as well.In August 2008, Han was cast in the idol television dramaStage of Youth, a mini-drama dedicated to the 2008 Beijing Olympics . Han portrayed Xia Lei, a youth who aspires to be a famous dancer. Other members of Super Junior-M gave cameo appearances in the final episode.

Super Girl. The album garnered them a nomination for Best Vocal Group at the 21st Golden Melody Awards .The EP's title single " Super Girl " is Super Junior-M's most critically successful song to date, winning numerous accolades for its composition and performances.

2010–2011: Lawsuit, lineup changes andPerfectionedit

Super Junior-M immediately canceled all of their future activities and performances in China and Taiwan. They returned to Korea to begin preparing for Super Junior's fourth studio album . Han, however, stayed in China and signed under a new management, releasing his debut solo albumGeng Xinin July 2010.Although Super Junior-M remained largely inactive for most of 2010, they won several accolades for their song " Super Girl " at China's 2010 MusicRadio TOP Awards, including Most Popular Group, Golden Melody Award (Top 15), and Best Composition.

the agency has yet to release an official statement regarding his status in Super Junior and Super Junior-M.

and stayed on the chart for four weeks.The repackaged version of the album was released on April 29, debuted at number 2, and stayed on the chart for 10 weeks.

2013–present:Break DownandSwingedit

On January 7, 2013, Super Junior-M released their second album,Break Down, along with the music video for the lead single of the same name. A press conference took place in Beijing on January 7 and promoted the album in China.They promoted the album in South Korean mutizens for a week as well different Fan Meetings in Asia.

The title song, Swing, is a pop dance song that mixes in both R&B and electro sounds. The album contains six Chinese songs, produced by hit makers Yoo Han Jin, hitchhiker and Henry’s team of composers, NoizeBank, as well as the Korean version of Swing.The music video for Swing debuted on Chinese video sites Youku, Weibo, and iQIYI on March 23, before being released on YouTube on March 24.

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 Super Junior M's Discography

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 Super Junior M's Awards and nominations

YearAwardNominated workResult
Southeast Explosive Music Chart Awards
2008 Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
China Tencent Stars Magnificent Ceremony
2008 Mainland's Best Group Super Junior-MWon
Music King Awards
2008 Asia's Most Popular New Group Super Junior-MWon
CCTV-MTV Music Awards
2008 Mainland's Best Group Super Junior-MWon
CCTV 2008 Chinese Entertainment Awards
2008 Mainland's Best Album MeWon
Mainland's Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
China Digital Music Awards
2009 Most Downloaded Overseas Singer Super GirlWon
21st Golden Melody Awards
Best Vocal Group Super Junior-MNominated
China Music Festival
2010 Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
Golden Melody Award (Album Award) Super GirlWon
Composer Award Super Girl(Yoo Young Jin)Won
China MusicRadio Top Awards
2010 Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards
2011 Most Popular Group of The Year Super Junior-MWon
Best Male Group Super Junior-MWon
Singapore Hit Awards
2011 Best Male Group Super Junior-MWon
Singapore's e-Awards
2012 Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
2013 UFM 100.3 Most Popular Song S.O.L.OWon
2014 Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
Taiwan HITO Music Awards
2012 Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
2013 Best Drama OST S.O.L.OWon
Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards
2012 Taiwan's Top Searched Artist Super Junior-MWon
Baidu Music Awards
2013 Best Group Award Super Junior-MWon
IFPI (Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award)
Best Sales Releases (Japanese and Korean) Break DownWon
14th Top Chinese Award
2014 Most Popular Group Super Junior-MWon
Best MV BreakdownWon
2nd YinYuenTai V-Chart Award
2014 Album of The Year BreakdownWon
Kugou Music Awards
2014 Most Influential Group of the Year Super Junior-MWon

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 Super Junior M's References

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