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[NEWS] Kangin WON Best Actor in Seoul WebFest …

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Super Junior at airport on their way to Jeddah…

Super Junior at airport on their way to Jeddah, SA. This was them at the time Kangin posted on instagram that he has decided to leave Super Junior (but still remains under their label and company). 

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I might post something longer after but for now I can’t think about this without crying my eyes out because I want so much good for him. Seeing the members hug at the airport after reading his instagram post broke me further. 

[NEWS] KANGIN Announces Departure From Super J…

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SJ Label announces Kangin will be leaving Super Junior. They will respect Kangin’s decision to leave the group voluntarily. He will stay under contract with SM Entertainment (and Label SJ) but he will not have any future activities as an active Super Junior member.  [Credit: OH_mes2]

Kangin will be departing Super Junior.

On July 11, he wrote the following message on Instagram:

“Hello. This is Kangin. I am greeting you for the first time in a long time.
My heart feels heavy as it is not positive news, but I am posting after much consideration. I am now letting go of the name “Super Junior” that has been with me for a long time. I always felt just apologetic to the members. I always thought that it would be right for me to make the decision earlier rather than later, but the thought of the people who support me unconditionally and our agency family troubled my heart, so I could not gather the courage easily. I thought that I could not make any decision alone. However, while watching the members who experience what they shouldn’t have to due to my problems, I made the judgment that I cannot delay this further. More than anything, I feel most apologetic to the E.L.F. who have always given overwhelming love for 14 years. I am very late, but I will let go of the name Super Junior, and I will have sorry feelings and gratitude engraved in my heart as I continue on my own road.
I want to really express gratitude to the members and agency family who were considerate towards me until the end. I will also be cheering on the success of Super Junior. Thank you.”

Kangin debuted as a member of Super Junior in 2005.

Source: Soompi

superjuniortrash: Thank you Kangin for being o…

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Thank you Kangin for being our “appa bear”, our soft giant, our hoarse sub vocal and for being apart of the family that is Super Junior. We will miss you. We will always love you. Thank you.

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kyuhyun: kangin-hyung, how do I get revenge on those who’ve wronged me?

kangin: the best revenge is letting go and living well.

kyuhyun:

kyuhyun: hey heechul-hyung, how do I get revenge——

[EP. 1] What Happened to Mirae? with Super Jun…

[EP. 1] What Happened to Mirae? with Super Junior’s Kangin 

A story of a college student named Han Mi Rae who meets a guy named Dong Joon on the last day of her trip to Japan. The drama airs at 5PM KST on EdgeDrama youtube channel.

[NEWS] The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency ha…

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Hitmaker was a 3 episode show that included Kangin and Jung Joon Young in its cast. The cast did not know who else was going to be on the show with them until the day of filming. The show had a temporary group chat with its cast members. The group chat included Kangin and Jung Joon Young. The group chat was deleted 3 years ago after the show ended. 

The rumours were created by knetz and an unprofessional journalist after learning that the initials of some of the group chat members on JJY’s phones were the same as the cast of Hitmaker. However, the “Kim” in JJY’s chatroom is now revealed to be singer Roy Kim, a very close friend of JJY.

ELF asked SM Entertainment for clarification on this matter to put an end to the false rumours that continued to be spread. Label SJ issued a statement after questioning Kangin. Kangin explained that he had a temporary group chatroom with the cast of Hitmaker, which included Jung Joon Young as one of the members. No hidden cameras were filmed or shared in this chat. 

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On March 28, it was reported that another chatroom with Jung Joon Young included two other singers and a model, who were rumored to be cast members of the JTBC show “Hitmaker.”

The April 2 episode of “Night of Real Entertainment” mentioned these names to be Kangin, Jeong Jinwoon, and Lee Chul Woo.

In response, Label SJ shared the following statement about Kangin:

“Hello, this is Label SJ’s statement regarding Kangin.

It is true that he was temporarily in a chatroom with Jung Joon Young when starring in a variety show with him. The program was three years ago, so the chatroom no longer exists. Although he cannot remember what other cast members posted or had conversations about, Kangin says that he himself did not film or share illegal hidden camera footage at all. He has not been contacted by an [investigative] agency in regards to this, but if a request for cooperation is made, he will actively cooperate.”

Following the release of this statement, The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has announced that they have NO plans on investigating Super Junior’s Kangin and his relations to Jung Joon Young. 

Source: Soompi, sujuskangin, OH_mes2 (1) (2)

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10 YEARS AGO, SUPER JUNIOR’S ‘SORRY, SORRY’ CHANGED K-POP FOREVER

THE SONG NOT ONLY CATAPULTED SUPER JUNIOR TO STARDOM, BUT IT REVOLUTIONIZED K-POP — AND EVERYONE FROM SEVENTEEN TO NCT HAVE COVERED IT

On any given day, fans of K-pop groups rally on Twitter to get their faves noticed. Whether that’s trending hashtags to get them onto social media charts or to win actual awards, you can’t escape their passionate presence on your timeline. And though social media has always been an integral part of K-pop fandom, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that K-pop stan Twitter became a force to be reckoned with. K-pop groups regularly dominate Billboard’s social chart, and now even brands stan Loona. But in order to get to that place in the digital space, a lot of ground had to be broken, and it can be traced back to exactly 10 years ago.

In terms of Hallyu (Korean pop culture) history, 2009 was an iconic year. Some would even argue it was a more impactful era in terms of K-pop reaching audiences outside of Korea than 2012’s “Gangnam Style.” According to an unpublished survey collected by Korea Creative Content Agency USA in 2014, the majority of K-pop fans in the States (39.5 percent) started consuming K-pop earlier than 2009, as opposed to 26.8 percent between 2012 and 2013. PSY might have turned himself into a viral phenomenon, but 2009 was a launch pad for a lot of what K-pop is today.

The year also marked a pivotal time in the internet age, which helped the globalization of Korean music. By 2009, YouTube and social media platforms had already started making K-pop content like music videos and choreography videos more accessible to consumers. This accelerated the spread of information — and dance crazes — to the world. One of the first male acts to set off a dance craze on social media was veteran K-pop group Super Junior with their 2009 mega hit “Sorry, Sorry.”

Released first as a digital single and soon followed by an album of the same name and the music video on March 12, “Sorry, Sorry” not only catapulted Super Junior to Hallyu stardom, but it revolutionized K-pop itself.

Right from the start, the song says what it’s all about: dance. Packed with a repetitive chorus, chant-like hooks, and auto-tuned vocals, “Sorry, Sorry” utilized the pop formula of the day to perfection and delivered an earworm. The album debuted at No. 1 on one of South Korea’s most important music charts, and the song topped the charts too. It also reached No. 1 in other countries like Taiwan and Thailand, and it landed in the Top 10 in the Philippines. In Taiwan, “Sorry, Sorry” spent 36 consecutive weeks at No. 1. For a lot of older K-pop fans, “Sorry, Sorry” was an entry point, thanks to the countless flash mobs — a very 2009 trend — and dance covers uploaded online from Malaysia to Indonesia to even a prison in the Philippines.

Sorry, Sorry signaled Super Junior’s coming of age, not only sound-wise, but conceptually. Their sleeker, more sophisticated neutral color palette showed a more mature side to the SM Entertainment group, who made their debut in 2005. They shifted away from the visual kei-inspired concept of previous songs like “Don’t Don” and “U” — a major trend at the time — and instead embraced an aesthetic that would inspire the next decade of K-pop. The focus on the choreography highlighted Super Junior’s strengths in numbers, which helped popularize the idea of larger-sized male groups (think ZE:A, SEVENTEEN, and The Boyz). Not to mention, the virality of a point dance had been something representative of girl groups at the time, but after “Sorry, Sorry,” male groups like SHINee (“Ring Ding Dong”) and 2PM (“Again and Again”) followed suit.

And Super Junior were pioneers in other ways as well. They were the first K-pop group to feature a Chinese national in its ranks, and though he constantly ran into setbacks for being a foreigner and eventually left the group, Hankyung (who now goes by his Chinese name Han Geng) opened doors for all non-Koreans in the idol industry today.

ailblazers in the global music industry by collaborating with Latinx artists Leslie Grace and Play-N-Skillz on the English-Spanish-Korean banger “Lo Siento” — and with Reik on “Otra Vez” — becoming the first Korean act to enter Latin Billboard charts twice.

Due to mandatory military enlistments, departures, and other issues, Super Junior’s lineup has been changing for the better part of a decade. The act’s current active members are Leeteuk (real name Park Jeong-su), Kim Heechul, Yesung (Kim Jong-woon), Shindong (Shin Dong-hee), Eunhyuk (Lee Hyuk-jae), Lee Donghae, Choi Siwon, and Kim Ryeowook. Once Cho Kyuhyun wraps up his service in May, Super Junior will have a fixed lineup active for the first time in 10 years.

Nowadays, “Sorry, Sorry” is almost like a rite of passage for newer groups, with everyone from EXO to SEVENTEEN to NCT, and even BTS, GFRIEND, and TWICE — together with Leeteuk, who’s become a favorite on Korean variety shows — covering it. The song is also a frequent pick on competition shows like Produce 101, where all but two members of the winning “Sorry, Sorry” team ended up debuting in the popular temporary group Wanna One.

To celebrate 10 years of Sorry, Sorry and its lasting impact on K-pop today, let’s take a look at some of the standout tracks that made that album so iconic.

“Sorry, Sorry”

The song that started it all. Whether it’s the catchy melody, the ddan-ddan-ddans, or the continued use of “shawty” and “sorry,” good luck getting “Sorry, Sorry” out of your head. And when you pair it with an equally memorable “point dance” of rubbing your hands in an apologetic manner, it’s no surprise that every K-pop stan on YouTube — and in the idol industry — has this song and its choreography on lock.

Produced by SM Entertainment’s in-house producer Yoo Young-jin (Red Velvet’s “Bad Boy,” NCT U’s “Boss”), Super Junior changed up their sound for this single. After exploring alternative rock, they went for an R&B and funk-infused dance track, a trait that would come to characterize the group for years.

“It’s You”

Following up “Sorry, Sorry” with something just as good must’ve been difficult or even impossible to fathom, but Super Junior pulled through. Two months after “Sorry, Sorry,” the group dropped the album’s second single “It’s You.” Written and produced by E-Tribe (Girls’ Generation’s “Gee,” Loona’s “love4eva”), “It’s You” is a more mellow approach for a dance and contemporary R&B song than “Sorry, Sorry.” It features a clapping beat, a haunting repetition of the phrase “it’s you” in Korean, and a balanced harmony of the members’ voices. The track also marked an important era in Super Junior history, since it was the last single to feature all 13 members of the core group in a music video (Hankyung left the group by the end of the year and Kibum went on a permanent hiatus). Upon release, “It’s You” reached No. 1 on South Korea’s then most popular social media platform, Cyworld.

“It’s You” has been revamped recently and the group — whose members are all well into their 30s — now perform it at their concerts with new lace blindfolds, which they take off mid-chorus and use as a prop. And though it still sounds distinctly 2009, the song has aged beautifully.

“Why I Like You”

There’s always that one song on an album that fans wish was a promotional single but unfortunately isn’t. On Sorry, Sorry said track is “Why I Like You.” Though performed as a b-side together with “Sorry, Sorry” on music shows, it deserved way more attention. Super Junior are the kings of, among many things, the dance-ballad, and “Why I Like You” is their crown jewel within that genre.

“Monster”

Before EDM took over, laser synths on a pop-R&B hybrid were everything in K-pop. And “Monster,” with its dark, Timbaland-like moody production, perfectly encapsulated the sound of an era. It’s a major throwback sonically, but “Monster” is undoubtedly an underrated deep cut.

“Heartquake (feat. TVXQ!’s U-know Yunho & Micky Yoochun)”

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One of the group’s many sub-units is Super Junior-K.R.Y., which stands for Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung, who are the group’s main vocalists. On Sorry, Sorry, the trio were given their own song that featured their SM labelmates U-know Yunho and Micky Yoochun, then both part of TVXQ! “Heartquake” is a mid-tempo heartbreak ballad with a hip-hop influence thanks to U-know Yunho and Micky Yoochun self-written rap verses.

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whenxoxosmilesunshines:

whenxoxosmilesunshines:

kai, i agree wholeheartedly with you