K-Pop

SS501


SS501



SS501 (pronounced as Double S Oh Gong Il in Korea) is a South Korean boyband under management of Daesung Entertainment, also known as DSP Entertainment. The name of the band is a combination of the alphabet and numbers that have special meanings in them. The first "S" stands for "Super". The second "S" is an abbreviation for "Star". The number 5, 0, and 1 means "five members united as one forever". Their official fan club is known as "Triple S"

History

2005-2006: Debut

SS501 debuted on June 8, 2005 with their first single "Kyeonggo" ("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. The hiatus was due to Heo Young Saeng's throat condition which required surgery, thus resulting in a need for time to fully recover.[citation needed]. In mid-2006, they held their first 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 also lent their voices for the 2006 animated movie Pie Story.

2007-2008: Japanese activities, 'Boys Over Flowers' and 'Bad Girl Diary'

Later in 2007, the group debuted in the Japanese market. A Japanese fan club has been established with the name of "Triple S Japan"; it officially debuted on March 25, 2007, when SS501 had their first official meeting with the group. The group released their Japanese single "Kokoro", alongside multiple versions, including one with all members and five others featuring the members individually. The single debuted at #5 on the Oricon chart, and move to #3 the next day. A full album was released later in the year.

In 2008, SS501 returned to Korea with their single Deja Vu released on March 8, 2008. The title track was the first song to be promoted, and they started their comeback on music channel M.Net's M Countdown. After success with their single "Deja Vu", they began to promote their second single, "A Song Calling For You". They performed their Goodbye Stage on Music Bank on June 6, 2008, to return to Japanese activities.

On October 2, 2008, an official announcement confirmed that leader Kim Hyun Joong was part of the cast for the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango, officially named Boys Over Flowers. It was broadcast on KBS in the first half of 2009, with a total of 25 episodes and a few special episodes.

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 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" ("Because I'm Stupid"). Due to the success of the drama, the song had a high number of downloads.

SS501

2009: Solo collection, second mini album and first Asian tour

They released their official second Japanese album on May 13, 2009 titled All My Love and had a promotional tour in Japan in support of the album. The group also released their Solo Collection, consisting of the individual members' songs.

After concentrating on their individual activities, the group made a comeback and released their second mini album titled Rebirth, with the limited edition being released on October 20, 2009 and the normal edition on 22 October. The limited special edition album included two posters and a 100 page photo diary. Their comeback song "Love Like This" was well received, winning two Music Bank awards and one Inkigayo Mutizen in November. The group ended promotions for the album on November 29, 2009.

On August 1, 2009, the group started their first Asia tour, visiting Seoul, Tokyo, Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The group will hold a concert in Thailand in February 2010, before holding another concert in Seoul (February 2010) to conclude the tour. They will have their comeback on 1 May 2010 (symbolizing 501) for a new album. It is still not confirmed whether it will be a mini album or a full album. One of the songs that will be included in the album is "CRAZY 4 U" which they sang at almost every Asia Persona Tour Concert.

SS501

Discography

Korean

EPs

SS501

* Released: June 25, 2005
* Label: DSP Entertainment
* Tracks: 6

Snow Prince

* Released: December 10, 2005
* Label: DSP Entertainment
* Tracks: 5

Deja Vu

* Released: March 11, 2008
* Label: DSP Entertainment
* Tracks: 3

Men from Mars, Women from Venus

* Released: April 29, 2009
* Label: Yedang Entertainment Company
* Tracks: 3

Digital singles

(remix)

* Released: April 18, 2008
* Tracks: 2

You're My Heaven

* Released: June 27, 2008
* Tracks: 2

Thank You (Kim Hyun Joong)

* Released: July 4, 2008
* Tracks: 2

(Theme Single)

* Released: October 7, 2008
* Tracks: 3

U R Man (Remix Edition)

* Released: January 9, 2009
* Tracks: 2

Lonely Girl (“Bad Girl Diary” OST)

* Released: February 19, 2009
* Tracks: 1

Anycall Haptic Mission 2

* Released: May 20, 2009
* Tracks: 1

We Can Fly

* Released: June 12, 2009
* Tracks: 1

Albums

Volume 1 - S.T 01 Now

* Released: November 10, 2006
* Label: DSP Entertainment
* Tracks: 15

A Surgeon Bong Dal Hee O.S.T. (SBS TV Series)

* Released: February 13, 2007
* Label: CJ Music
* Tracks: #12

(KBS Animation)

* Released: April 24, 2007
* Label: Maninemedia
* Tracks: #19

Mini Album - Find

* Released: July 28, 2008
* Label: DSP Entertainment
* Sales: 18,825
* Tracks: #8

Mini Album - U R Man

* Released: November 21, 2008
* Label: Mnet Media
* Tracks: #6

Boys Over Flowers O.S.T. (KBS TV Series)

* Released: January 8, 2009
* Label: Planet 905
* Tracks: #

Mini Album - Collection

* Released: July 8, 2009
* Label: DSP Entertainment
* Tracks: #6

OST (Friend, Our Legend OST) [MBC TV Drama]

* Released: July 16, 2009
* Label: KT Music
* Tracks: #1

Rebirth

* Released: October 22, 2009
* Label: MNet Media
* Sales: 100,201
* Tracks: #5

Japanese
Singles

Kokoro (Regular Edition)

* Released: August 1, 2007
* Tracks: 6

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

Distance

* Released: September 19, 2007
* Tracks: 4

Lucky Days

* Released: June 18, 2008
* Tracks: 6

Albums

SS501

* Released: October 10, 2007
* Tracks: 11

Singles

* Released: May 21, 2008
* Tracks: 10

U R Man (Japan Ver. Edition)

* Released: March, 2009
* Tracks: 10

All My Love

* Released: May 13, 2009
* Sales: 9,553
* Tracks: 13

DVDs

* 1st Concert DVD – Step Up - Released: December 4, 2006 [Korean Version]
* 1st Concert in Osaka - Released: March 28, 2007 [Japanese Version]
* The 1st Story of SS501 - Released: April 19, 2007 [Korean Version]
* Live in Japan 2007 - Released: August 29, 2007 [Japanese Version]
* Let's learn Korean with SS501 - Released: November 3, 2007 [Japanese Version]
* Documentary of Heart to Heart - Released: December 24, 2007 [Japanese Version]
* Special Event Tour Heart to Heart - Released: February 6, 2008 [Japanese Version]
* The 1st Story of SS501 - Released: February 20, 2008 [Japanese Version]
* 1st Maxi Single in Japan Special DVD - Released: 2008 [Japanese Version]
* 1st Album in Japan Special DVD - Released: 2008 [Japanese Version]
* Music Clip Vol.1 DVD - Released: July 16, 2008 [Japanese Version]
* 2008 Japan Tour DVD - Released: September 17, 2008 [Japanese Version]
* The Mission DVD - Released: May 13, 2009 [Japanese Version]
* Showcase with Triple S DVD - Released: July 24, 2009 [Japanese Version]
* 5 Men in 5 Years in 2005~2009 MBC DVD Collection - Released: November 2009
* The 1st Asia Tour in Seoul Persona Concert; Released: April 2010

Concerts

* 4th Annual Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles, California, USA (2006)
* Step Up in Seoul, South Korea (2006)
* Step Up in Busan, South Korea (2006)
* Step Up in Daegu, South Korea (2006)
* Concert in Osaka, Japan (2006)
* Concert in Seoul, South Korea (2006)
* Concert in Tokyo, Japan (2007)
* Concert in Shanghai, China (2008)
* Concert in Tokyo, Japan (2008)
* Concert in Osaka, Japan (2008)
* Victory Concert in Los Angeles, California, USA (2009)
* 7th Annual Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles, California, USA (2009)
* 1st Asia Tour Persona in Seoul, South Korea (2009)
* 1st Asia Tour Persona in Tokyo, Japan (2009)
* 1st Asia Tour Persona in Taipei, Taiwan (2009)[4]
* 1st Asia Tour Persona in Shanghai, China (2009)
* 1st Asia Tour Persona in Hong Kong, China (2009)
* 1st Asia Tour Persona in Thailand (2010)
* 1st Asia Tour Persona Encore in Seoul, South Korea (2010)

Radio shows

The individual members have hosted their own radio shows. Kim Kyu Jong, Park Jung Min & Heo Young Saeng hosted "Young Street" and Kim Hyung Joon currently hosts "Music High"

TV shows

SS501 has had various reality shows and documentaries based on their personal and Idol lives.

* SS501 KM Idol World
* SS501 The Mission by MNet Japan
* SS501 in LA
* SS501 Japan Making the band
* SS501 in Osaka
* SS501 SOS by M.Net
* SS501 Stalker by M.Net
* M!Pick with SS501 by M.Net
* Learn Korean with SS501!
* Thanks for Waking us up! (hosted by Park Kyung Lim)
* Thanks for Raising Me! (second season of TFWMU)
* Hyung Joon Becomes a Progamer (of Starcraft, produced by MBC Game)
* Jung Min MBC Human Theater 2010
* What Women Want (ONstyle Magazine)

Awards

2005

* Best New Male Group Award - M.net KM Music Festival 2005.11.27
* Best New Male Group Award - SBS Gayo DaeJeon 2005.12.29
* Best New Male Group Award - MBC 10th Gasoo Gayojae 2005.12.31

2006
* Best Dance Group Award - M.net KM Music Festival 2006.11.2
* Netizen Popularity Award - SBS Gayo DaeJeon 2006.12.29

2008
* Best 10 New Artist - Japan Gold Disc Award, Japan 2008.03.04
* Best Asian Artist Award — Asia Song Festival 2008

2009
* Seoul Music Awards (Hallyu Award) - 2009.02.12
* Seoul Music Awards (Bonsang Award) - 2009.02.12
* 32nd Cyworld Digital Music Awards (Song of the Month - Feb) - 2009.03.28
* Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best OST Award (SS501's Because I'm Stupid - Boys Over Flowers)
* Yahoo Buzz Award: Top Buzz International Group

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/






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