SS501 – Super Stars five as one

24 Nov

From left to right: Park Jungmin, Kim Hyungjun, Kim Hyunjoong (Leader), Heo Youngsaeng, Kim Kyujong

SS501 (pronounced as Double-S Five-Oh-One or Deo Beul E Seu Oh Gong Il, 더블에스오공일) is a South Korean Boyband under Daesung Entertainment, also known as DSP entertainment. The first S in SS501 stands for ‘Super’, the second S ‘Star’, and the numbers 501 symbolizes ‘five members united as one forever’.  Since the group calls themselves ‘Superstars’, their fans became known as “Triple S”, which is short for ‘Super Star Supporters’. Meaningful name for a fanclub right? (:

The group consist of 5 members namely: Kim Hyun Joong (Leader), Heo Young SaengKim Kyu JongPark Jung Min and Kim Hyung Jun. Kim Hyung Jun was chosen first, so received the most amount of official training while he waited for his fellow members to be picked. Kim Hyun Joong was chosen next, hand picked by the casting director himself. Kim Kyu Jong was chosen through a round of auditions along with Park Jung Min, who had worked previously as a VJ. Heo Young Saeng was last to be chosen. He was discovered after a friend of his suggested that he go for an audition. The 5 members went through fierce musical and dance trainings before they could perform as a band.

SS501 made their debut on 8th June 2005 with their title song “Warning” from their first full album S.T.01 Now. They had promotional activities mostly in Korea, including a first solo concert in 2006.

And in 2007, they made their debut in the Japanese market, releasing their first Japanese Album titled “All my love”. Throughout the years, they held mini concerts and fanmeetings, made appearance and hosted in reality & variety programs. The reality program that made me idolize them was KM M!pick, which was a reality program that films their daily activities 3 months before their debut, and 3 months after their debut. Through that reality program – though they were sometimes caught on camera fooling around and slacking away- traits such as caring, kind hear-ted, honest, respectful, humorous etc were shown, and i think  that was how they gained such a strong fan-base. Ever since i watched M!pick, i became a Triple S 😀

Albums & Singles released from 2005 - 2011

They also released many more singles and albums, such as “Deja vu”, “Find”, “Rebirth” and “Destination” being the last mini album they released before their contract with DSP ended in late 2010. Thereafter, each of them released their own solo albums which were equally successful! Their song genres are mostly pop, but they do have a few ballads and RnB included as well. I personally like ballads and RNBs, so a few of my favorite songs by them are “Wings of the world”, “Only one day”, “Love like this”, “Love ya” and “Green Peas” which is a song they personally composed for their fans. Oh by the way, the first music video by SS501 that caught my attention was “YOU’RE MY HEAVEN”! It’s a very nice  music video, to me that is! 

Now, all the members are in different management agencies carrying out their own solo activities, but the band is not disbanded. They will make a comeback in late 2012! 😀

Credits: SS501 TripleS SS501 Variety shows & programs Pictures from twitter

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3 Responses to “SS501 – Super Stars five as one”

  1. 이은혁 November 24, 2011 at 8:07 AM #

    Your kind hearted spell until very nice uh “kind hear-ted” xD & they’ll make a comeback in late 2012? Are you sure? ㅋㅋㅋ

  2. Serena November 28, 2011 at 1:07 PM #

    Do remember to provide an intro to the blog – about the blog. Do also share more on your interest in such music so that we can sense your connection with your blog material.

    Be careful of using any copyrighted material – do cite sources.

    Remember your blogroll as well.

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