Wednesday, July 13, 2011


SS501 (pronounced as Double-S Five-Oh-One or Deo Beul E Seu Oh Gong Il (더블에스오공일) in Korean) is a popular South Korean boy band formed under the management of Daesung Entertainment, also known as DSP Entertainment. All the members of the group have subsequently left DSP Entertainment to different management companies, but they still intend to stay together as SS501. The name of the band is a combination of letters and numbers that have special meaning. The first “S” stands for “Superstar". The second “S” is an abbreviation for "Singer". The combination of 5, 0, and 1 symbolizes "five members united as one forever". SS501's official fan club name is Triple S (means SSS : Super Star Supporters).
SS501 debuted on June 8, 2005 with their first single "Kyeonggo" (Korean: "경고", "Warning"), with a second single "Snow Prince" released in late 2005. The group was inactive in Korea for most of 2006, although they had a fan meeting in Japan in April of that year.The reason was due to Heo Young Saeng's throat condition which required a surgery, thus resulting in a need for time to fully recover.In mid-2006, they held their first successful concert, "Step Up Concert" in Osaka, Japan. In late 2006, they returned to Korea in order to promote their first full album, which was released on November 10 and titled S.T.01 Now. Singles from the album included "Unlock" and "Four Chance". As well as promoting the album on various variety and music shows, they also filmed a show on MNet called SOS. The group (except Heo Young Saeng, who was recovering from the sugery) also lent their voices for the 2006 animated movie Pi's Story.
With both Park Jung Min (Danny Park on the musical Grease) and Kim Hyun Joong on solo activities, the next SS501 album was pushed back to July 2009. As such, the other three members formed a subunit with Heo Young Saeng as the leader and released a project album named U R Man in November 2008. The first single released was "U R Man". They also promoted their single for the Boys Over Flowers soundtrack, "Nae Meoriga Nabbaseo" (Korean: "내 머리가 나빠서", "Because I'm Stupid"). Due to the success of the drama, the song had a high number of downloads.
Boyband SS501 has recently released a new digital single entitled "You are my Heaven."
The music Video shows a behind the scenes look of their recording process. Even though the boys will not be able to do many promotional activities due to their busy schedule in Japan.
DSP hopes for the same success to appear as the previous Digital Single. "A Song Calling for You Remix."
SS501 released their official second Japanese album All My Love on May 13, 2009. A promotional tour was also held in Japan support of the album. They later released the album Solo Collection, consisting of the individual members' songs. Following its release, the members dissolved into their solo activities. They later reunite to embark on their first Asia tour,visiting Seoul, Tokyo, Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
The group's mini album Rebirth was released in two part: a limited and a full edition. The former was released on the 20th of October with the latter on the 22nd. The limited special edition album included two posters and a 100 page photo diary. SS501 promoted the album with the single "Love Like This"; the song went on win two Music Bank awards and one Inkigayo Mutizen in November. Promotional activities for the album ended on November 29, 2009.
2005 KM Music Festival: Best New Male Group Award
2005 SBS Gayo Awards: Best New Artist
2005 MBC Music Festival: Best New Artist
2005 KBS Music Award: Best New Artist

2006 KM Music Festival:Best Dance Group Award
2006 SBS Gayo Awards: Netizen Popularity Award
21st Golden Disk Award: Newcomer Award
21st Golden Disk Award: Disk Bonsang
21st Golden Disk Award: Popularity award
16th Seoul Music Award: Newcomer Award
16th Seoul Music Award: Popularity Award

17th Seoul Music Award: Popularity Award
22ndJapan Gold Disc Award:Best 10 New Artist

18thSeoul Music Awards: Hallyu Award
18thSeoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award
Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Song of the Month (February) (Because I'm Stupid)
2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards:Best OST Award (Because I'm Stupid)
2009 Asian Yahoo Buzz Award: Top Buzz International Group

Member Profile

Kim Hyun Joong was born on June 6, 1986. He is 181cm tall and weighs 68kg. His position in the group is the leader, rapper, and vocal. His past experiences include MC Show Music Core, MC SBS Inki Gayo, MC Mnet Countdown. He can play the piano, guitar, bass, violin, and triangle.
Appeared in:
Family Outing (Kim Hyun Joong eps 64-65)
Boys Over Flowers - as Yoon Ji Hoo
We Got Married
Haptic Mission - Participants compete through the Anycall job process to become the Anycall spokesperson
Mischievous/Playful Kiss - as Baek Seung Jo
Dream High ( ep 1)

Heo Young Saeng was born on November 3, 1986. He is 180cm tall and 63kg. His position in the group is the main high vocal. His past experiences include DJ for SBS's "Youngstreet" Radio (from June to August 2006), MC Mnet Countdown. He can play the piano. On May 12, 2011, he had released his first mini album, "Let It Go", along with the official music video.
Also, he appeared on a popular variety show named "Running Man in May 2011.

Kim Kyu Jong was born on February 24, 1987. He is 182cm tall and 65 kg. His position in the group is high low vocal. His past experiences include Mnet "Drama - Break", DJ for SBS's "Youngstreet" Radio, MC Mnet Countdown. He can do magic tricks.
Appeared in:
Manwon Happiness - A show where participants try to live only using a certain amount of money
Shopping King - Two idols go head to head in online shopping, buying what they think the contestant wants
Seti - An online drama
God of Cookery Expedition - Kyu Jong served as an MC; the show designed to taste some of the best recommended food
Happy Together - Along with Kim Hyun Joong, a talk show on a set somewhat like a sauna

Park Jung Min was born on April 3, 1987. he is 185cm tall and 67kg. His position in the group is low vocal. His past experiences include MTV Fresh VJ (from March to November 2003), DJ for SBS's "Youngstreet" Radio, MC of a Korean TV Show (MBC): 74434, MC SBS Inki Gayo, and MC Mnet Countdown. He can tap dance.
Appeared in:
SS501 Park Jung Min Onstyle Magazine What Women Want - Behind-the-scenes look at Park Jung Min's world of fashion
Human Theater 2 - A show with Jung Min as the main male lead acting out two options in a situation and what the consequences would be if he chose one over the over and vice versa
On January 20, 2011, he released his mini album, "Not Alone" consisting of a single with the same name. The song features an orchestra and has a classical tone to it. The full music video to Jung Min’s title track, ‘Not Alone‘, was just released on major music websites. With the combination of his great vocals and his new image, the music video was a big hit.

Kim Hyung Joon was born on August 3, 1987. He is 181cm and 66kg. His position in the group is main vocal, rap, and maknae (the youngest). His past experiences include Ock Joo Hyun's (Fin.K.L) Music Video - Catch, MC Mnet Hello Chat (2006), MC Mnet ALBRARY (2008), MC Mnet Countdown. He can swim and play the piano.
Appeared in:
Kim Hyung Joon Becomes a Progamer (of Starcraft, produced by MBC Game) - Hyung Jun learning the secrets of gaming
Ohbamah show - host
the music video for Kan Mi Yeon's "Paparrazi"

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