SS501 Korea Boy Band Member Profile

Posted: February 15, 2012 in Heo Young Saeng, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Hyung Joon, Kim Kyu Jong, Park Jung Min, SS501

SS501 Korea Boy Band

SS501 (pronounced as Double-S 501 or Deo Beul E Seu Oh Gong Il) is a South Korean boyband. SS501 debuted in 8 June 2005 with their first single “경고” (“Warning”), with a second single “Snow Prince” released in late 2005.

SS501 is ranked as the third most popular Korea Boyband after Tohoshinki and Big Bang. One of the main attractions of SS501 is the leader Kim Hyun Joong, who famous also for his role in Korea drama “Boys Before Flowers”.

SS501 Korea Boy Band

How the group SS501 formed ?

The 5 members of the band were either chosen through auditions for scouted by casting directors of the management agency. However, all the members went through fierce musical and dance trainings before they could perform as a band. However, although the members of the band started their careers as singers, each of them will eventually challenge other genres like acting or producing music. From the beginning, each of the member’s performance areas will not be limited to only singing. Hyun-joong and Jung-min are interested in acting. They are currently being trained in acting and will appear on stages or screens if they have a chance to. Hyung-joon and Young-saeng will also be performing as solo singers as well as with the band. Kyu-jong who is very much interested in making music will undergo various musical training and eventually become a producer.

SS501 Korea Boy Band

What is the meaning of SS501 ?
The name of SS501 is a combination of the alphabet and numbers that have special meanings for the band members. The first “S” stands for the “Sun” and the “Star.” The second “S” is an abbreviation for “Singer.” The number 5,0 and 1 means ‘the 5 members of the band become one.’ In other words, the name SS501 means that 5 members gathered together to become singers and later in the future, big stars in the entertainment world.

SS501 Korea Boy Band

SS501 and Boys Before Flowers
Boys Over Flower Acting Debut: In 2009, Leader Kim Hyun Joong appeared in the highly anticipated Korean remake of popular Japanese Manga, “Hana Yori Dango”. Hyun Joong played the role of Yoon Ji Hoo, the F4 violinist that falls for the main character. Hyun Joong received huge praises from the drama and even went on to wining The Male Popularity Award at the 45 Baeksang Awards.

SS501 Korea Boy Band

SS501 Sub Unit Formation
Sub Unit Formation: In late 2008, three of the five members formed a sub unit initially called Triple S, after their official fan club. The group debuted with the mini album entitled U R Man on November 27. 2008. Their title song, U R Man went on to win the YTN Seoul Music Awards (Hallyusang + Bonsang) making them the male first group to win an award in the year 2009 for best song.

SS501 Stage Debut
Stage Debut: Member Park Jung Min debuted in the musical Grease as the leading character Danny. Grease follows the love story of Danny and Sandy, two different students who come together despite their families’ objection. Jung Min was even nominated for his role as Danny earlier this year.

SS501 Korea Boy Band

SS501 Korean Discography

Singles

SS501 album SS501
SS501
Released: June 25, 2005
Label: DSP Entertainment
Tracks: 6
1. 경고 (Warning)
2. Passion
3. Never Again
4. Take U High
5. Everything
6. Everything (Instrumental)

SS501 album Snowprince
Snow Prince
Released: December 10, 2005
Label: DSP Entertainment
Tracks: 5
1. 하얀사람 (3:21)
2. My Girl (4:17)
3. Snow Prince (3:24)
4. In Your Smile (3:34)
5. Fighter (3:33)

Deja Vu
Released: March 11, 2008
Label: DSP Entertainment
Tracks: 3
1. 데자뷰 (Deja Vu) (3:32)
2. 널 부르는 노래 (3:41)
3. Destiny (3:12)

화성남자, 금성여자
Released: April 29, 2009
Label: Yedang Entertainment Company
Tracks: 3
1. 화성남자, 금성여자 (Mars Men, Venus Women- Hyung Joon ft. MiSo)

SS501 Korea Boy Band

Digital Singles

널 부르는 노래 (remix)
Released: April 18, 2008
Tracks: 2
1. 널 부르는 노래 (remix)
2. 널 부르는 노래 (instrumental)

You’re My Heaven
Released: June 27, 2008
Tracks: 2
1. 넌 나의 천국(You Are My Heaven”)
2. 넌 나의 천국(instrumental)

Thank You (Kim Hyun Joong)
Released: July 4, 2008
Tracks: 2
1. 고맙다
2. 고맙다 (instrumental)

그 남자의 책 198쪽 (Theme Single)
Released: October 7, 2008
Tracks: 3
1. 바라보며 (Original ver.)
2. 바라보며 (Violin ver.)
3. 바라보며 (Guitar ver.)

U R Man (Remix Edition)
Released: January 9, 2009
Tracks: 2
1. U R Man (Remix)
2. The One (Remix)

Lonely Girl
Released: February 19, 2009
Tracks: 1
1. Lonely Girl

Anycall Haptic Mission 2
Released: May 20, 2009
Tracks: 1
1. Play

We Can Fly
Released: June 12, 2009
Tracks: 1
1. We Can Fly

Albums

SS501 album S.T.01 Now
Volume 1 – S.T 01 Now
Released: November 10, 2006
Label: DSP Entertainment
Tracks: #15
1. Existence
2. 4Chance
3. Unlock
4. Again
5. Stand By Me
6. Sky
7. 겁쟁이
8. Man
9. Hana
10. Confession (서툰고백)
11. Bye Bye
Radio Star
세상의 날개
경고 (Remix Ver.)
Unlock (Heavy Edition Feat. 김세황) (Hidden Track)

A Surgeon Bong Dal Hee O.S.T. (SBS TV Series)
Released: February 13, 2007
Label: CJ Music
Tracks: #12
1. 어린 날의 기억
2. 지울 수 없는 사랑

쿵야쿵야 (KBS Animation)
Released: April 24, 2007
Label: Maninemedia
Tracks: #19
1. Fly Away
2. Fly Away (Go Go Remix)

Mini Album – FIND
Released: July 28, 2008
Label: DSP Entertainment
Sales: 18,825[5][6]
Tracks: #8
1. 너와 숨쉬다
2. 넌나의천국
3. FIND
4. 고맙다 (Thank You)(vocal 현중 Kim Hyun Joong)
5. 넌나의천국-inst.
6. FIND-inst.
7. 사랑해X5
8. 고맙다( thank you )-acoustic version

Mini Album – U R Man
Released: November 21, 2008
Label: Mnet Media
Tracks: #6
1. WANT IT
2. U R Man
3. The ONE
4. 사랑인거죠
5. Never Let You Go
6. I AM

Boys Over Flowers O.S.T. (KBS TV Series)
Released: January 8, 2009
Label: Planet 905
Tracks: #
1. 내 머리가 나빠서 (Because I’m Stupid)
2. 애인만들기 (Making A Lover)

Mini Album – Collection
Released: July 8, 2009
Label: DSP Entertainment
Tracks: #6
1. 제발 잘해줘 (Please, Be Nice to Me) [김현중; Kim Hyun Joong Solo]
2. 이름없는 기억 (Nameless Memory) [허영생; Heo Young Saeng Solo]
3. Wuss Up [김규종; Kim Kyu Jong Solo]
4. 하면은 안돼 (If You Can Not) [박정민; Park Jung Min Solo]
5. Hey G [김형준; Kim Hyung Joon Solo]
6. 비겁하지 않겠어 (I Won’t Be a Coward) [Previously released in U R Man (Japan Ver. Edition)]

친구 – 우리들의 전설 OST (Friend, Our Legend OST) [MBC TV Drama]
Released: July 16, 2009
Label: KT Music
Tracks: #1
1. 눈물을 지워가 (I Erase Tears) [허영생; Heo Young Saeng Solo]

Rebirth
Released: October 22, 2009
Label: MNet Media
Tracks: #5

SS501 Korea Boy Band

SS501 Japanese Discography

Singles

SS501 album Kokoro
Kokoro (Regular Edition)
Released: August 1, 2007
Tracks: 6

1. Kokoro
2. Be a Star
3. Alice
4. Kokoro (instrumental)
5. Be a Star (instrumental)
6. Alice (instrumental)

Kokoro (Limited Edition)
Released: August 1, 2007
Tracks: 12

01. Kokoro
02. Be A Star
03. Alice
04. Kokoro (Instrumental)
05. Be A Star (Instrumental)
06. Alice (Instrumental)
07. Rize Up (Hyun Joong)
08. Rize Up (Instrumental)
09. Hajimete Miru Sora Datta (Young Saeng)
10. Hikari (Kyu Jong)
11. Here (Jung Min)
12. Sayonara ga Dekinai (Hyung Joon)

SS501 album Distance
Distance~君とのキョリ
Released: September 19, 2007
Tracks: 4

1.Distance ~ 君とのキョリ
2.Gleaming Star
3. Distance~君とのキョリ (Instrumental)
4. Gleaming Star (Instrumental)

Lucky Days
Released: June 18, 2008
Tracks: 6

1. LUCKY DAYS
2. Summer Blue
3. 君を歌う歌
4. LUCKY DAYS (instrumental)
5. Summer Blue (instrumental)
6. 君を歌う歌 (instrumental)

Albums

SS501
Released: October 10, 2007
Tracks: 11

1. LIVE!
2. Distance ~ 君とのキョリ
3. 4Chance (Watch Game)
4. ホンとに好きだった
5. NO EXIT DAYS
6. Again
7.Boundless
8.Butterfly
9. Always And Forever
10. サンセット
11.Kokoro

Singles
Released: May 21, 2008
Tracks: 10

1. 警告
2. Passion
3. Never Again
4. Take U High
5. Everything
6. 白い人
7. My Girl
8. Snow Prince
9. In Your Smile
10. Fighter

U R Man (Japan Ver. Edition)
Released: March, 2009
Tracks: 10

1. 비겁하지 않겠어 (Bigeophaji Anhgesseo; I Won’t Be a Coward)
2. Sometime
3. WANT IT
4. U R Man
5. The ONE
6. 사랑인거죠
7. Never Let You Go
8. I AM
9. U R Man (Remix)
10. The ONE (Remix)

All My Love
Released: May 13, 2009
Sales: 9,553
Tracks: 13

01 メッセージ
02 Mermaid…
03 I WANT YOU
04 LUCKY DAYS
05 Get along
06 Promise to Promise
07 Believe in Lov
08 Let’s Break Away
09 Time of Destiny
10 LOVERS
11 浅い夢の果て
12 トラベラーグライダー
13 All My Love

Rebirth
Released: October 22, 2009
Tracks: 5

01 Wasteland
02 Love like this
03 One day
04 Obsess
05 Green peas

SS501 Korea Boy Band

SS501 Members profile and photos :

Kim Hyun Joong SS501 Korea Boy Band
Kim Hyun Joong (Korean: 김현중; Chinese: 金賢重)

* Birthday: June 6, 1986 (1986-06-06) (age 23)
* Position: Leader, Rap , Vocal
* Family: Parents, Older Brother
* Height: 180cm
* Weight: 68kg
* Hobbies: Playing Sports (Swimming, Basketball & Soccer)
* Past experience: MC Show Music Core, MC SBS Inki Gayo, MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Piano, Guitar, Acting
* Notes: Kim Hyun Joong had been a host of MBC’s music show Show! Music Core, debuting on November 11, 2006, joining Brian from Fly to the Sky. He then left the show in order to make the group’s first debut in Japan, at the beginning of 2007. He was also part of the We Got Married cast that shows on MBC with Hwangbo on June 2008. He also got cast on the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango called Boys Over Flowers as the role of ‘Yoon Ji Hoo’.

Heo Young Saeng SS501 Korea Boy Band
Heo Young Saeng (Korean: 허영생; Chinese: 許永生)

* Birthday: November 3, 1986 (1986-11-03) (age 22)
* Position: Main high vocal
* Family: Parents
* Height: 178cm
* Weight: 63kg
* Hobbies: Computer Games, Basketball & Listening to Music.
* Past experience: DJ for SBS’s “Youngstreet” Radio (from June to August 2006), MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Piano
* Notes: Heo Young Saeng was a former trainee under SM Entertainment, he left to join DSP Entertainment. He is close to many TVXQ and Super Junior members, notably Hero Jaejoong, Yesung, and Choi Siwon. He is a leader of SS501 sub unit.

Kim Kyu Jong SS501 Korea Boy Band
Kim Kyu Jong (Korean: 김규종; Chinese: 金奎鐘)

* Birthday: February 24, 1987 (1987-02-24) (age 22)
* Position: high low vocal
* Family: Parents, Younger Sister
* Height: 181cm
* Weight: 65kg
* Hobbies: Listening to Music, Basketball, Reading books.
* Past experience: Mnet “Drama – Break”, DJ for SBS’s “Youngstreet” Radio, MC Mnet Countdown, MC for MBC’s God of Cookery Expedition(Ongoing).
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Magic Tricks
* Notes: Kim Kyu Jong, along with Park Jung Min, were DJs for SBS’s “Youngstreet” radio. He is a member of SS501 sub unit. He left the show God of Cookery Expedition for a month in May to prepare for his own solo single album and rejoin the team recently.

Park Jung Min SS501 Korea Boy Band
Park Jung Min (Korean: 박정민 Chinese: 朴政珉)

* Birthday: April 3, 1987 (1987-04-03) (age 22)
* Position: low vocal
* Family: Parents, Older Brother, Older Sister
* Height: 181cm
* Weight: 67kg
* Hobbies: Writing lyrics, Tap dancing & Climbing
* Past experience: MTV Fresh VJ (from March to November 2003), DJ for SBS’s “Youngstreet” Radio, MC of a Korean TV Show (MBC) entitled !느낌표: 위대한 유산 74434, MC SBS Inki Gayo, MC Mnet Countdown, Musical ‘Grease’ (Main role : Danny).
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Tap Dancing
* Notes: JungMin was also a DJ for “Youngstreet” along with fellow group member Kim Kyu Jong. He was chosen as the lead actor in a musical – Grease.

Kim Hyun Joon SS501 Korea Boy Band
Kim Hyung Jun (Korean: 김형준 Hanja: 金亨俊)

* Birthday: August 3, 1987 (1987-08-03) (age 21)
* Position: Main vocal, Rap
* Family: Parents, Younger Brother
* Height: 180cm
* Weight: 68kg
* Hobbies: Computer Games, Playing Sports & Listening to Music
* Past experience: Ock Joo Hyun’s (Fin.K.L) Music Video – Catch, MC Mnet Hello Chat (2006), MC Mnet ALBRARY (2008), MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Piano, Swimming
* Notes: He is a member of SS501 sub unit. He has nickname magnae (youngest member) because he is the youngest member in the group. Kim Hyung Jun’s brother Kim Ki Bum (Marumir/마루미르) was in the new group Xing he then left in 2007, now he is in a new boyband named U-Kiss. Kim HyungJoon is currently a DJ for SBS Music High (daily at 2am) and took over the MC role from member Kim Kyu Jong as the MC for MBC-Every1’s God of Cookery Expedition.

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