Super Junior

Super Junior

Hangul: 슈퍼주니어

Alternative name: SuJu / SJ (pronunciation: 'Es Yei' in English ). スーパージュニア

Fandom Name: ELF (엘프)

Fandom Color: Pearl Sapphire Blue

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: In Korea: November 06, 2005 - In Japan: November 05, 2008 (SJ-T) - In China: April 08, 2008 (SJ-M)

Super Junior Members

About Super Junior

Super Junior Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. LeeteukJul 01, 198339 years old
2. HeechulJul 10, 198339 years old
3. HangengFeb 09, 198439 years old
4. YesungAug 24, 198438 years old
5. KanginJan 17, 198538 years old
6. ShindongSep 28, 198537 years old
7. SungminJan 01, 198637 years old
8. EunhyukApr 04, 198637 years old
9. SiwonApr 07, 198636 years old
10. ZhoumiApr 19, 198636 years old
11. DonghaeOct 15, 198636 years old
12. RyeowookJun 21, 198735 years old
13. KibumAug 21, 198735 years old
14. KyuhyunFeb 03, 198835 years old
15. HenryOct 11, 198933 years old

Super Junior Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Zhoumi1.84 m (6’0″)
2. Siwon1.83 m (6’0″)
3. Hangeng1.81 m (5’11”)
4. Kyuhyun1.80 m (5’11”)
5. Heechul1.79 m (5’10”)
6. Kibum1.79 m (5’10”)
7. Kangin1.78 m (5’10”)
8. Shindong1.78 m (5’10”)
9. Henry1.78 m (5’10”)
10. Yesung1.78 m (5’10”)
11. Leeteuk1.78 m (5’10”)
12. Eunhyuk1.76 m (5’9″)
13. Sungmin1.75 m (5’9″)
14. Donghae1.75 m (5’9″)
15. Ryeowook1.73 m (5’8″)

Members and Positions


Super Junior is currently composed of 10 members born between 1983 and 1988. The oldest member and leader is Leutuk (born Jul 1, 1983). The youngest member is Kyuhyun (born Feb 3, 1988). Super Junior was originally formed with 12 members. Khyuhyun joined the group in 2006. At its peak, the group promoted as a 13-member group. Former members include Han Geng, Kibum, and Kangin. All of the members are Korean except for Han Geng who is Chinese.


1. Leeteuk: leader, sub rapper, sub vocalist

2. Heechul: sub vocalist, sub rapper

3. Yesung: main vocalist

4. Shindong: sub vocalist, sub rapper, lead dancer

5. Sungmin: lead dancer, lead vocalist, visual

6. Eunhyuk: main rapper, main dancer, sub vocalist

7. Siwon: sub-vocalist, visual

8. Donghae: lead vocalist, lead dancer, sub rapper

9. Ryeowook: main vocalist

10. Kyuhyun: main vocalist, maknae

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The oldest member and leader of Super Junior is Leeteuk (born Jul 1, 1983).
  • The youngest member of Super Junior is Kyuhyun (born Feb 3, 1988).
  • The main vocalists of Super Junior are Yesung, Khyukhyun, and Ryeowook.
  • Super Junior was originally formed as a 12-member group. Khyuhyun joined the group in 2006.

Members’ Profiles


Stage Name: Leeteuk

Full Name: Park Jung Soo

Native Name: 박정수

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Jul 1, 1983

Height: 174 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Cancer


Stage Name: Heechul

Full Name: Kim Hee Chul

Native Name: 김희철

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Jul 10, 1983

Height: 176 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac: Cancer


Stage Name: Yesung

Full Name: Kim Jong Woon

Native Name: 김종운

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Aug 24, 1984

Height: 177 cm (5’10”)

Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac: Virgo


Stage Name: Shindong

Full Name: Shin Dong Hee

Native Name: 신동희

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Sep 28, 1985

Height: 177 cm (5’10”)

Weight: 79 kg (174 lbs)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Libra


Stage Name: Sungmin

Full Name: Lee Sung Min

Native Name: 이성민

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Jan 1, 1986

Height: 171 cm (5’7″)

Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Capricorn


Stage Name: Eunhyuk

Full Name: Lee Hyuk Jae

Native Name: 이혁재

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Apr 4, 1986

Height: 174 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Aries


Stage Name: Siwon

Full Name: Choi Si Won

Native Name: 최시원

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Apr 7, 1986

Height: 183 cm (6’0″)

Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Aries


Stage Name: Donghae

Full Name: Lee Dong Hae

Native Name: 이동해

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Oct 15, 1986

Height: 174 cm (5’9″)

Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Libra


Stage Name: Ryeowook

Full Name: Kim Ryeo Wook

Native Name: 김려욱

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Jun 21, 1987

Height: 170 cm (5’7″)

Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Cancer


Stage Name: Kyuhyun

Full Name: Cho Kyu Hyun

Native Name: 조규현

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Feb 3, 1988

Height: 178 cm (5’10”)

Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Aquarius


  • They have been dubbed as the Kings and/or leaders of the Hallyu wave, The Kings of Kpop, The gateway to stardom in Asia, National icons of Korean pop culture, by demonstrating their great popularity and success both in Korea and abroad during all their years of career.
  • He made his debut with the title of “The Gate of Asia”. This is because they had an unusually high attendance record of over 1,000 fans in their first debut, which is still undefeated.
  • His single “U”, initially offered for free download on his official website, surpassed 400,000 downloads within five hours of release and surpassed 1.7 million downloads, crashing the server. It eventually sold more than 81,000 units in South Korea, becoming one of the most popular songs of the year in Korea, ranking first for five consecutive weeks on two of Korea’s top music programs and collecting more than seven awards at five of South Korea’s top music award ceremonies, being one of the three rookie winners at the 21st Golden Disk Awards.
  • At the end of 2006, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Yesung formed the subgroup Super Junior-KRY, being the first sub unit of Super Junior and the first sub unit in a kpop group.
  • In February 2007, Leeteuk, Heechul, Kangin, Sungmin, Shindong and Eunhyuk formed Super Junior’s second sub-unit, Super Junior-T, with music focused on the Trot genre.
  • Super Junior’s second official album, Don’t, sold over 160,000 copies, making it the second best-selling album of 2007. He won three nominations at the 2007 Mnet / KM Music Festival including Artist of the Year, rated as the highest award of the ceremony, and won two more awards at the 22nd Golden Disk Awards, including his first Disk Bonsang for Album of the Year.
  • In April 2008, the third sub-unit, Super Junior-M, was formed, initially composed of members Hankyung, Siwon, Donghae, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Super Junior-M’s exclusive members Henry and Zhou Mi were the first sub-unit in the industry to focus on another language and promote in another country under that sub-unit. Their great success throughout their career led them to be the idol group with the most endorsement contracts in China.
  • A fourth Super Junior subgroup was created shortly after the debut of Super Junior-M. With five members of Super Junior-T and Yesung, forming the Super Junior-H subgroup.
  • His song ‘Sorry, Sorry’ was plagiarized by the artist Jorge Blanco with his song ‘Voy por tí’.
  • SUPER JUNIOR has been an ambassador of the Korean Red Cross for blood donation since 2007.
  • They were named Korea Tourism Ambassadors through a survey of foreigners on which celebrity they would like to travel with.
  • Youtube awarded them as the artist with the most watched K-Pop video of 2011 for their Mr. Simple Video.
  • Super Show 3 in 2011 also had the largest audience for a Korean artist for 2 shows, while Super Show 3 in Taipei had a total of 3 shows for the first time for a foreign artist. In 2012, a similar record was also set during Super Show 4 in Bangkok with the largest audience for a total of 3 shows, being the first time for a foreign artist in Thailand. In Taiwan, the 4-day tickets sold out in 15 minutes and holds the record for the fastest selling tickets in Taiwan.
  • Between 2010 and 2012, Super Junior remained #1 for 121 consecutive weeks in the Korean music category of Taiwan’s KKBOX chart, Taiwan’s largest online music portal, breaking his own record as the longest-running top artist in the chart’s history.
  • His fifth album “Mr. Simple” released in August 2011, according to Gaon ranking surpassed 500,000 copies sold in March 2012. By the end of 2012, “Mr. Simple” recorded more than 540,000 copies sold.
  • The famous singer Mick Jagger lead singer of the Rolling Stones made a compliment to Super Junior for his song Walkin’. He said that one day after listening to various songs online, he came across a song that made him feel like he was on vacation in Ireland, even though he didn’t understand anything. He was amazed with the Asian artists and even recommended them to keep it that way.
  • They released a Japanese version of the song Mr. Simple, reaching the first place of the Oricon, the most important ranking in Japan.
  • Tickets for the various Super Show 4 dates in different cities in Asia sold out within minutes of going on sale. One of the countries, Taiwan, with 4 dates at the Taipei Arena, a venue that seats 40,000 people, sold out in just 17 minutes.
  • During the 121 weeks on KKBOX Taiwan, the top songs of their albums were the ones that took over the top spot. In order of release: Bonamana, Mr Simple and Sexy, Free & Single. Not to mention that Sorry Sorry from his 3rd album had already been in this same ranking for 36 weeks.
  • It was one of the groups that was present on November 2, 2012 in Viña del Mar for the K-Pop Festival Music Bank in Chile and marked the lead in fans. Siwon could not be present at this event because he was filming the drama “The King of Dramas”.
  • With Super Show 5 in Singapore held on July 6, Super Junior reaches the 1 million audience mark with its “Super Show” concert series, thus achieving one of the goals they set since the beginning of the 2013 tour. Another goal is to reach 100 concerts.
  • In August 2013, they released the travel book “Super Junior’s Experience Korea” which contains stories and photos from trips to different locations such as Kangwondo, Gyeongsangdo, Jeju Island, among others. The book consists of 2 volumes and 5 teaser videos were released prior to its release.
  • Among the three awards they won at the 2013 GDAs was the grand Daesang award for physical sales, this being their third Daesang and making them the third group to win three such awards and the most Daesangs won by an artist so far.
  • Their fifth Japanese single called “Blue World” is the first completely original Japanese single, i.e. it is not a remake of their Korean songs.
  • With the third date of Super Show 6 held in Seoul on September 21, 2014, Super Junior achieves their 2nd goal set from the previous tour and set the record of being the first South Korean group to perform 100 concerts on their world tour.
  • They were included in an article in Caras magazine (Mexico) called “The ‘Boy Bands’ that have marked history”, being the first and only Korean group to appear in this list.
  • Super Junior’s first tour in Latin America during their Super Show 5 tour was a complete success, opening in Sao Paulo – Brazil (April 21st), followed by Buenos Aires – Argentina (April 23rd), Santiago – Chile (April 25th) and ending initially in Lima – Peru (April 27th), with an attendance of close to 40,000 fans in total. This tour is the biggest tour by a Korean artist in South America so far and they were the first Korean artists to visit 4 South American countries. Due to the group’s popularity in Mexico and the fans’ request, they decided to return to Latin America on November 7th to perform at the Mexico City Arena where they sold out in approximately 5 hours. It set the record for the largest audience for a “Super Show” held outside of Asia, as well as the record for the largest concert audience for a Korean group in America, with 17,994 fans in attendance.
  • They won at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards for International Artist and Best Fandom (ELF). They were the first Kpop group to win at the Teen Choice Awards.
  • It was the first K-POP male group to win the Best International Male Artist Or Group Of The Year award at the LATIN MUSIC ITALIAN AWARDS.
  • It is the group with the largest number of radio host members as well as being pioneers in having its own radio program for the longest time on the air (Kiss The Radio).
  • The song ‘Shirt’ from album ‘MAMACITA’ was composed by Donghae together with production team ‘Team One Sound’, with whom he had already collaborated on Super Junior D&E’s song ‘Still You’. Meanwhile, Ryeowook revealed that the choreography of ‘Shirt’ was made by Shindong and Eunhyuk.
  • At the press conference of “MAMACITA”, it was revealed that Yesung also has a part in the album even though he is serving his military service. This is because since 2012 they were already thinking about their 7th album since Yesung had to fulfill his service, so at least his voice could appear with them. Thus, this album has 11 members but only 10 are the ones who can promote.
  • The repackaged version “THIS IS LOVE”, although it was released as ‘Special Edition’. The album has individual covers each with one of the letters of the album’s name: “This is Love”, plus each photobook is also different as it is designed by each member, including photos of the group since their debut, personal photos, graphics, drawings, and/or personal comments.
  • The song “Don’t Leave Me” included in the repackaged album “THIS IS LOVE” was written by Siwon and performed at Super Show 6 held in Seoul in September this year (2014). While the song “중 (…ing)” is sung by Super Junior K.R.Y and had been featured only at Super Show 5 held in Seoul in March last year.
  • For the official official video of “THIS IS LOVE” again Shindong had extensive involvement, as he planned the choreography, set, props and costumes.
  • Their first promotional performance of the new album was at M! Countdown with the songs “Evanesce” and “This is Love”. Shindong was absent due to health problems and Siwon due to schedule crossover.
  • On November 6 (Korean time) and Super Junior’s anniversary day, SM announced that Kyuhyun would be their next artist to make his solo debut, being the first member of Super Junior to do so. His first mini album “광화문에서 (At Gwanghwamun)” was released digitally on November 13 and placed #1 on the Korean digital charts.
  • Initially it was said that Shindong would start his military service on November 25, 2014, however some time later it was announced that he would delay his service because he was found to have a back problem (herniated disc). For this reason he decided to focus on his treatment, to finally enter on March 24, 2015, however Shindong has been inactive since the first announcement, i.e. he had to stop performing with the group in their various activities.
  • As for Sungmin’s service it was initially reported that he had auditioned for the Seoul Metropolitan Police and had been one of the 8 selected in the first round of the process but he decided to delay his military service to participate in Super Junior’s comeback album and a new musical. It was later learned that he also had marriage plans before entering the service, finally his enlistment date was March 31, 2015.
  • Although rumors circulated about the inclusion of Latin American countries in the ‘Super Show 6’ tour that kicked off in September 2014 in Seoul, SM Entertainment posted on April 22 (2015) on Super Junior’s official facebook that the last stops of the tour would be in: Singapore (Singapore) on May 1 and Jakarta (Indonesia) on May 3.
  • Yesung was to end his 2 years of military service (as a public service worker) on May 5, 2015, but since it coincided with a public holiday in Korea it was moved forward one day, thus officially ending his service on May 4. It has also been reported that his return to activities will be through Super Junior K.R.Y.’s new Japanese tour to be held between June and July this year.
  • The Encore of Super Show 6 was held on July 11 and 12 in South Korea, featuring Yesung. This was his first official performance in Korea since completing his military service.
  • The date for the release of their eighth album was confirmed for November 6, 2017, the same day as their 12th anniversary.
  • At the group’s press conference for their album “PLAY”, Super Junior shared that they would like to sell black suits through a TV sales channel if they surpassed 200,000 copies in album sales. The goal was reached 10 days later and the group confirmed their appearance on the TV sales channel, CJ O Shopping. The special shopping program was called “Super Market” selling long black Ce& jackets, each purchase was accompanied by a copy of the “PLAY” album and some lucky customers received autographed albums.
  • Proceeds from Replay sales will go to UNICEF’s ‘SMile for U’ campaign.
  • On March 30, 2018, it was reported that Heechul will not be able to participate in the activities of the repackaged album “Replay” due to health problems. “Hello, this is Label SJ. For fans who are waiting for Super Junior’s repackaged album, we have unfortunate news to announce. This April 12, the release date of the repackaged album “Replay”, Heechul will not be able to participate in the activities due to health problems. Member Kim Heechul will normally participate in other promotional activities, except for music programs, and this decision was made with Heechul’s health in mind. We hope fans will understand this decision. In addition, with the song “I’m Sorry”, members Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae and Siwon will participate for a total of 6 members on stage. With this, we hope you will pay attention to Super Junior’s future activities. Thank you.”
  • The album “Replay” was released on April 12th and contains the title track “Lo Siento” in a collaboration with Dominican Republic singer Leslie Grace; proving once again its worldwide popularity, obtaining on its first day #1 on the Top Albums chart in 28 countries including Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Argentina, Peru, Brunei, Mexico, Belarus, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Belarus, Hong Kong, Macau, Oman and Vietnam.
    • It also reached top #1 on the global iTunes albums chart and top #2 on the global songs chart; and, it trended #1 on twitter globally with the hashtag #SuperJuniorLoSiento.
  • For the Korean promotions of ‘I’m Sorry’. KARD group’s Somin and Jiwoo joined them in an all-Korean version of “I’m Sorry”. While the version of the song was not included in the physical album, it was released as a special song on various music websites on the same day the album was repackaged.
    • In appreciation for the promotional opportunity and the care the Fanclub took with the KARD members, KARD’s top Fan Cafes expressed a letter of thanks for the support and bonding that took place during the promotions: “As KARD fans, we never imagined that legends like Super Junior would give KARD a chance to collaborate and shine alongside them on stage. Words fall short in praise for the respect and support given to our girls by the members of Super Junior. It is an accomplishment for a rookie group to collaborate with an Artist who has made a name for himself in the industry. Somin and Jiwoo could not have done it without the support, love and encouragement from Super Junior and ELF in every step of the presentation. We, Hiddens, could not be more proud of our girls and that they were able to live up to expectations and more. Our gratitude may not come close to matching the support Super Junior and ELF gave KARD this week. If words are anything to go by, know that Hidden will be grateful to Super Junior and what gentlemen they are for a long time to come.”
  • Super Junior successfully completed his mission as the first idol group to star in a Korean shopping channel for coats as a promise to fans. Thanks to his hard work, the shopping channel sold out the entire collection in less than an hour.
  • With the success of his album “Replay” and his promotional song “Lo Siento” Super Junior became the first K-Pop artist to enter Billboard’s Latin Songs chart, entered Billboard’s digital song sales chart at number 13 and the international digital sales chart at position 2, while “Replay” has also placed 2nd on the world album chart.
  • “Replay”, entered Billboard’s “Latin Songs Digital Sales” chart, reaching #13 on the week of April 28. Billboard noted that this is the first time a K-Pop artist has entered this ranking.  “Lo Siento” also entered at #2 on Billboard’s “World Digital Songs” chart, while “Replay” reached #2 on Billboard’s “World Albums” chart. Since the song uses Spanish, Korean and English, it is eligible for both the Latin and worldwide rankings and reached 3 million plays on Spotify in less than 20 days. By then the album had already sold over 82,000 copies in South Korea according to the Hanteo ranking, making it so far their second best-selling reckapaged album in the group’s career.
  • Super Junior’s second tour in Latin America during their Super Show 7 tour ended with a complete Sold.out in the four countries visited (Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico) gathering a total of 55,000 fans, becoming the Korean World Tour with the largest attendance in Latin America and breaking their previous record of largest audience for a Korean group in America, with 20,000 fans attending in Mexico.
  • They were the first group in:
    • Having more members than normal for a kpop group at the time with 13 members.
    • Create Sub units.
    • Create a sub-unit that will focus on another language and promote in another country under that sub-unit (Super Junior M).
    • To have its own brand for its concert series and world tours (Super Show).
    • To have a #1 sub unit in Oricon chart without debuting and without promotion in Japan.
    • Conduct an exclusive concert in Europe (France, Super Show 4 held on April 6, 2012).
    • Have a congratulatory concert in 3D format.
    • To be the first Korean group to perform 6 consecutive years in Thailand.
    • Winning a total of 13 awards at the Golden Disk Awards (GDA) until before the January 2013 ceremony where they won 3 new awards. Now with 16 awards in total, Super Junior remains as the group with the most awards in the entire history of the GDAs.
    • Having the longest uninterrupted career in South Korea.
    • To be the first artist to enter Billboard’s Latin Songs chart.
    • His MV BONAMANA reached 100,000,000 views.
  • On July 11 through his official account, Kang In announced that he would leave the group after 14 years, stating that it was a voluntary decision. He will remain as an artist under SM and Label SJ.
  • On November 23, the group signed a contract with the American company ICM Partners, the agency will be representing the group in all continents excluding Asia. The Vice President said: “We are delighted to represent the kings of the Korean wave, Super Junior. Together with SJ Label, we look forward to growing Super Junior’s brand in the media landscape, including global tours, marketing, business development and strategic partnerships”.



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