Super Junior Immediately breaking boy band formula by doing without the customary 3 to 6 members, this 13-piece group debuted in 2005 and quickly leaped into popularity. While enjoying immense success in South Korea, Thailand and China, the group's singing ability is often put in question.
Some say the group is so large so that they can cover up for all the bad voices. They have also been chastised numerous times for lip-synching in shows where everyone else sang live. In their latest release, the group adopted a darker image for their publicity photos. According to press releases, it is an intentional move to go with their album's more mature sound.
A dark boy band with a mature sound? Something sounds amiss.
Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어) is a 13 member K-pop boyband. The group initially debuted with 12 members on November 6, 2005 with their first single, Twins. The original 12 members, in age order (from oldest to youngest), were Lee Teuk (the leader), Hee Chul, Han Kyung, Ye Sung, Kang In, Shin Dong, Sung Min, Eun Hyuk, Dong Hae, Si Won, Ryeo Wook, and Ki Bum. By the time of the debut, eleven of the members were Korean and one was Chinese. The Chinese member, Han Kyung, was picked among from 3000 applicants through auditions held in China by SM Entertainment in 2001. Many of the members had already made a name for themselves prior to Super Junior’s debut through acting, VJ-ing, and modeling. On May 23, 2006 SM Entertainment announced the addition of a new member, Cho Kyu Hyun, making them the 13 member group they are today.