SuperJunior – No1 in the world
Who cares about the 5year curse for idols. Recently, on 6 November, Super Junior just celebrated their 5 year anniversary had prove to everybody that the curse does not affect them! With unshakable power and overflowing charisma, is conquering the entire world their next goal?
Part1: Effects on Different Countries
In 2008, SuperJunior had their ‘’SuperJunior 1st Premium Event in Japan” concert cum fanmeeting and has successfully entered the Japan market. More than 12000 people had attended the event. In Fuji, one of the famous Japanese drama <医龙> had mentioned SuperJunior in its first episode as an extra. One of the actress in the show is a SuperJunior fan, and one of her lines are “SuperJunior in amazing, is Korea’s top male group, I must really meet them once.” Although in the drama, there is only a picture of them, but appearing in a popular drama has once confirm their position as “Asia’s idol group”.
Other than that, SuperJunior-KRY which comprises of Yesung, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun had taken action to make sure their names stays in Japan. Tickets for their Tokyo concert had been sold out as soon as it had been released. It is believed that SuperJunior popularity in Japan will follow them until next year’s February where they would have their SuperShow3.Random Question: Who in SuperJunior has the most fans in Japan?
Answer: Looking cute and bubbly every time we see him, Sungmin has captured hearts of both mothers and noona fans. He is also the member who can speak Japanese fluently. In the television show, <GoodMorning>, the members have also chose Sungmin as the one with the highest popularity in Japan.
Shrimps? Saudi Arabia ? That’s right! The Hallyu Wave has already reached the desert! (i have no idea what shrimps got to do with deserts) In one of the local surveys, SuperJunior was voted has the most popular Kpop idol group. With over 40% of the entire vote, SuperJunior had defeated the other groups – SS501, DBSK, SHINee, 2PM, BigBang, Ukiss, C.N Blue, Beast and 2AM. Leader Leeteuk’s name is placed side by side with LadyGaGa in the result of a magazine survey, confirming the popularity of SuperJunior in SaudiArabia.
The level of craziness of Middle East Kpop fans has reach the stage where fans would dig out their money, just to go to Korea to see and catch their idols. Likewise for SuperJunior fans, many female fans had been calling the radio show ,“ Kiss The Radio’’ which is being hosted by Leeteuk and Eunhyuk, just for the tiny hope that their call would get through and they could talk to their idols. Earlier on, in one of the local television show, from 2000fans, 1 lucky fan was chosen to go to korea to interview SuperJunior and that fan naturally received VIP treatment from the members.
Although the US is not a easy battleground, it is shows good potential. During the June WorldCup theme song competition, SuperJunior’s “Victory Korea” was awarded first for the <Best WorldCup Song> by the ESPN. Having 90% of the votes, they had easily defeated fellow nominees, Shakira “WakaWaka” , Akon”Oh Africa” etc.
At the same times, Boa, SNSD, SHINee and other artist from the company had organised a large scale concert, SMTown LA during September, attracting more than 15000 people of which, 70% are Americans. Even top star, Jack Nicholson, had been spotted in the crowd. According to reports, in 1 week, “SMTown” has entered the US Billboard, placing itself at the 10th spot.
What is the proudest thing? That is that SuperJunior is appearing on CNN with KimHyunJoong. With Leeteuk and Siwon as representatives, they had a interview about how the media and internet has allowed them to gain and interact with fans. Looks like SuperJunior’s wish to cover the world in sapphire blue is coming true soon.
With the debut of SJM two years ago, consisting of Kyuhyun, Siwon, Ryeowook, Donghae and China members, Zhoumi and Henry. Even after ex-leader, Hangeng left the group; the remaining 6 members continued to improve and became even better than before. SuperJunior is the korea’s endorser for KyoChon had appeared in the various shops in Shanghai for the opening ceremony. Not only that, SJM had film ads for products ranging from drinks to clothes and handphones.
While SJM is busy working in china, the other members of SuperJunior are also slowing entering the china entertainment industry. Acting genius Heechul had appeared in an idol drama, <Youth Melody>, acting as a Korea transferred student who is in love with the main actress. SuperJunior MC Kings, Shindong and Eunhyuk whom MC-ed <The Birth of a Great Star> had became judges for the China Navy Troops.
SJM will be having their new album next year. Are you ready? M for….. More!
SuperJunior’s popularity in Taiwan had reached sky high, ever since last year’s “SorrySorry” which has broken all records by remaining 1st for 36 weeks in the biggest music site, KKBOX. Until now, nobody has ever broken that record and it shows how awesome SuperJunior is. The latest song, “Bonamana” had became 1st for 22 weeks. Subgroups SJM and SJ-KRY also have their own achievements. SJM had won the <Best Group> award with their song “Super Girl” even when their opponents were all strong and famous groups. SJ-KRY would be having their concert soon and the tickets were sold out in hours after its release. Siwon and Donghae had continued their “flower boy” period, continuing from last year, after both boys had film a MV with Ariel Lin, the latest news is that both boys are going to collaborate with Ariel Lin again in a Taiwan idol drama < Challenge of the Gorgeous>
Next year, 22 January, together with 2PM, 4Minute, Beast and MBLAQ, they will attend the <Asia’s Dream, Taiwan-Korea Cultural Exchange Concert>. In March, they would be coming back for the widely anticipated SuperShow3 and in April, the SMTown concert.
SuperJunior’s popularity in Southeast Asia had started in Thailand. In 2008, Thailand-Korea relationship celebrated their 50th anniversary and the ambassador is no other then SuperJunior! From idol group to a celebrity foreign ambassador, it’s really too good to be true.
What’s more amazing is the way they manage to attract money. SJ members were said to have Yamaha Fino vehicle and had endorse Nseason’s 12plus makeup brand and other products since 2007.
Super Junior is so famous in Thailand that even the policeman knows how to dance it. Thinking that the SorrySorry fever is coming down, few policeman uncles danced to it and caused the phenomenon to rise back up again. The video of the parody had become widely spread in YouTube.
SuperJunior’s dancing machine, Eunhyuk has the most fans in Thailand. Reason being that not only he looks like a Thai, even his accent was that of a local!
In June, SuperJunior first stepped into Singapore for the Singtel/Samsung Private Showcase. However, as the place could only hold 2000 fans, many were disappointed. This time round, there is no need to “SorrySorry” anymore, in 29 January next year; SuperJunior would be bringing in the original version of SuperShow3, giving the fans another round of excitement!
I have only translated the first part, shall post the 2nd and 3rd part tomorrow ^^