Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어), also known as simply SJ or SuJu , is a 13 member Korean boy-band who can dance, sing and do anything you could think of. Formed in 2005, The group initially debuted with twelve members, but now consists of 13 members. With a total of thirteen members, they are the largest boy band in the world. The members are Leeteuk (the leader), Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Kang-in, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kibum, and later, Kyuhyun. The Chinese member, Han Geng, was chosen from three thousand applicants, via auditions held in China by SM Entertainment in 2001.
Super Junior has released and contributed in 19 different kinds of records with varying degrees of success. Over the years, they have been divided into smaller sub groups, simultaneously targeting different music industries and audiences. Largely due to Super Junior's success as entertainers, other Korean entertainment managements began to train their music groups in other areas of entertainment, such as acting and hosting. In addition to their commercial success, Super Junior has earned four music awards from the M.NET/KM Music Festival, another four from the Golden Disk Awards, and is the second singing group to win Favorite Artist Korea at the MTV Asia Awards after JTL in 2003.
The band has released three studio albums, three CD singles, and six compilation albums from SM Entertainment. The band also contributed in a total of seven soundtracks.
"Sorry, Sorry" is their third and latest studio album released on March 12, 2009 in South Korea. In just days, 150,000 copies of "Sorry, Sorry" were pre-ordered. The album debuted at #1 on the South Korea's Hanteo Daily Charts, with approximately 30,000 copies sold, making it the biggest opening day for the group. "Sorry, Sorry" became the bestselling album in South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan for 2009. As of May 15, 2009, over 215,000 units have been sold, being the first Korean-language album to do so in 2009.
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