Eunhyuk

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Eunhyuk
Eunhyuk 2011
Background information
Birth name Lee Hyuk-jae
Also known as Dancing Machine, All Rise
Born (1986-04-04) 4 April 1986 (age 28) [1]
Ilsan, Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Dance
R&B
Bubblegum Pop
Ethereal
Alternative rock
Electropop
Synthpop
Trot
Mandopop
J-Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, dancer, rapper, choreographer, MC, businessman, concert producer, actor, promotional model
Instruments Vocals
Drums
Years active 2005–present
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts Super Junior
Super Junior-T
Super Junior-H
Super Junior-M
Donghae & Eunhyuk
Younique Unit
SM the Performance
SM Town
Website superjunior.smtown.com
Stagename
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Eunhyeok
McCune–Reischauer Ŭnhyŏk
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization I Hyeok-jae
McCune–Reischauer I Hyŏk-chae

Lee Hyuk-jae (born 4 April 1986),[1] better known by his stage name Eunhyuk (Hangul: 은혁; hanja: 銀赫), is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, entertainer, actor and television host. He is most famous for being the main dancer of the K-pop mega boy band Super Junior and their subgroups, Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H. In 2011, he joined Super Junior's Mandopop subgroup, Super Junior-M and the duo Donghae & Eunhyuk.

He has hosted and co-hosted several variety television shows in South Korea, including the popular programs Mnet's M! Countdown, Star King, Unbelievable Outing, Strong Heart, MBC Star Audition, and previously appeared on Dream Team and Barefooted Friends. He made his theatre acting debut through the musical Fame. Eunhyuk is in the SM Town dance-centered sub groups, Younique Unit and SM The Performance.

Biography[edit]

2000-2005: Pre-debut[edit]

Eunhyuk was born Lee Hyuk-jae in Goyang, South Korea. While initially desiring to become a football player, he became interested in performing as a child. In elementary school he was a member of a dance group, 'SRD', which stood for song, rap and dance, with childhood friend Kim Junsu.[2] The dance group's local popularity grew through their dance contest wins, and when SRD appeared in a local newspaper, it was then that Eunhyuk decided to become a singer/performer as well.

In 1999 when he turned thirteen, together with Junsu he auditioned for SM Entertainment through the company's Starlight Casting System. After passing SM Entertainment's rigorous auditions, Eunhyuk was trained in singing, dancing, acting, and had brief Mandarin Chinese language courses. While a trainee in his first year of high school, he also received an interview offer for a modelling agency but declined it. By the year 2002, Eunhyuk, Kim Junsu, and another trainee Sungmin were placed in a project R&B group. A year later, the group along with three future members from TRAX (Jay Kim, No Minwoo, Kang Jungwoo) made a brief appearance in a show called Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century: Pop vs. Rock, in which Moon Hee-joon and Kangta individually taught them techniques on different types of singing. In 2003 the trio disbanded when Junsu went on to debut as a member of TVXQ.[3] Eunhyuk and Sungmin were then placed in another project group with ten other male trainees, Super Junior 05, the first generation of rotational boy band Super Junior.

2005-2006: Debut with Super Junior[edit]

Eunhyuk officially debut as part of 12-member project group Super Junior 05 on 6 November 2005 on SBS's music programme Popular Songs, performing their first single, "Twins (Knock Out)".[4][5] Their debut album SuperJunior05 (Twins) was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.[6]

In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun, the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior.[7] The re-polished group's first CD single "U" was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of "Sorry, Sorry" in March 2009.[8] Through their first official album, Eunhyuk helped produce as a lyricist and wrote the rap lyrics for a majority of Super Junior's songs. The rap lyrics to "Show Me Your Love" from the winter single with TVXQ was written by him, along with Heechul and Shindong,[9] and "One Love", which became his solo performance in Super Junior's first concert, Super Show.

2006-2009: MC-ing, sub-groups, variety shows[edit]

Eunhyuk was partnered with band mate Leeteuk as radio DJs for KBS Super Junior's Kiss The Radio (aka SUKIRA) starting in 21 August 2006. With the exception of fours months from March to June 2011, where band mate Yesung temporarily replaced Eunhyuk, while he was away on promotional activities for Super Junior-M's third EP Perfection.[10]

Eunhyuk replaced Kangin as MC on Mnet's music programme M! Countdown in late 2006. He hosted with band mates Leeteuk and Shindong for two years and four months.[11] In February 2007, Eunhyuk was placed in the trot-singing sub group Super Junior-T and released the single Rokkugo. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-H.

From 2009, along with Leeteuk and Shindong, Eunhyuk was cast as a panel for Star King. In the midst of Super Junior's growing popularity through their 3rd studio album Sorry, Sorry, Eunhyuk became a variety member of Strong Heart, where they hosted special segment, Boom Academy with comedian Boom.[12] He became a member on KBS' Dream Team, an athletic-centered competition show and guested on Intimate Note, Fantasy Couple, Miracle and Introduce The Star's Friend. Super Junior's prominence nationally and overseas lead them to their second concert tour, Super Show II and line-ups in 2009 Asia Song Festival, Dream Concert, and premium live events in Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. It was then that Sorry, Sorry not only became critically and commercially successful hit in Asia, it was the first time the group won top honor at all of the local end-of-the-year music awards.

2010-2011: Musical theatre and album releases[edit]

On 26 February 2010, Eunhyuk was diagnosed with H1N1 influenza, but was set to appear as a guest at label mate Girls' Generation's Into the New World encore concert in Seoul, hence has to pulled out and was replaced by band mates Leeteuk and Heechul.[13] Super Junior released their 4th studio album, Bonamana, with similar success in Korea, sweeping awards in music programs after the release date. Their follow-up song, Boom Boom, was choreographed by Eunhyuk and performed on music programs Inkigayo and Music Core. On October 8, 2010, the digital single 'Angel' for HARU OST was released, with Eunhyuk featuring a rap verse.

In 2011, Eunhyuk, along with Sungmin was placed two new members of Super Junior-M. On 27 September 2011, he along with Yesung and Shindong filled in for bandmate Heechul, who enlist for mandatory military service on 1 September, during the performance on Music Bank and Show! Music Core of Kim Jang-hoon latest single, "Breakups are So Like Me". Heechul is featured in the song and starred in the music video, which was completed the day before he enlisted.[14] Mr. Simple, Super Junior's award winning 5th studio album, was promoted heavily with Eunhyuk participating in much of the album's production through choreography, and rap lyrics for the track, Oops. The album sold over 500,000 units and won the Disk Daesang Award at the 26th Golden Disk Awards and 21st Seoul Music Awards, as well as Album of the year at the 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards. The album is listed as the 2nd best-selling album as of the year 2011.

In November, Eunhyuk made his musical theatre debut in Fame, where he played Tyrone Jackson, along with Tiffany of Girls' Generation, Son Ho Young, Lina of The Grace and Kim Jung Mo of TRAX. It was on at the Woori Financial Art Hall from 25 November 2011 to 29 January 2012.[15] It was announced on 30 November 2011 that after five years, he and Leeteuk would leave Super Junior's Kiss the Radio and was replaced by fellow members, Sungmin and Ryeowook on 4 December 2011.

2011-2012: Oppa, Oppa and Comeback with Super Junior[edit]

On 16 December 2011 Eunhyuk and Donghae released digital single Oppa, Oppa, where they first performed it at Super Junior's Super Show 4 Seoul concert on 19 November 2011.[16] This marks the first release of their collbrations. The single was also released in Japanese with an original Japanese music video on 4 April 2012.[17] On the day of its release, it reached number two on Oricon Daily Chart with 42,114 copies sold.[18] While also preparing for Super Junior's first world tour Super Show 4, the pair held a fan meeting, Premium Mini Live Event, in support of the single on 11 April at Shibuya-AX, Tokyo.[19]

Eunhyuk is MC for MBC every1's Super Junior Foresight, along with fellow members Leeteuk, Kyuhyun, Yesung and Shindong. From 23 March 2012, he took over as MC for the last three live shows of singing-survival program Great Birth 2, better known as MBC Star Audition, on MBC.[20] As of the 10 April 2012 boardcast, following the change in MCs and the departure of Shindong from Strong Heart, the show was re-vamped with Leeteuk and Eunhyuk billed as two of the 'six-fixed guests'.[21]

In June 2012, Eunhyuk reunited with his Super Junior band mates for their sixth studio album, Sexy, Free & Single released on 4 July. On 21 June 2012, the first teaser photo of Eunhyuk was released showing him in a white shirt, blue jeans, styled with a mullet-like hairstyle and blindfolded with white and pink flowers.[22] In October SM Entertainment and Hyundai partnered up to release the "Maxstep" featuring Eunhyuk and other SM artists Super Junior-M's Henry Lau, SHINee's Lee Taemin, EXO-K's Kai, EXO-M's Luhan and Girl's Generation's Hyoyeon. The group became the official dance unit; Younique Unit.[23] The official cover of Zedd's Spectrum was released via SBS Gayo Daejeon held on December 29, 2012, with Eunhyuk featuring. The single was performed by the members of SM The Performance and also included Donghae, along with TVXQ's Yunho, Shinee's Taemin and Minho and EXO's Kai and Lay.

2013-present: Comebacks with Super Junior-M, concerts, mini-albums[edit]

On January 7, 2013, Super Junior-M released their second album, Break Down, along with the music video for the lead single of the same name. A press conference took place in Beijing on January 7. They promoted the album in China.[24] After returning to Korea, Eunhyuk heavily participated in variety shows, Come to Play (놀러와) and Barefooted Friends. Because of conflicting schedules due to Super Show 5: World Tour, Eunhyuk withdrew from both programs. Super Junior held 28 shows in total from March 2013 to February 2014, and toured in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

In the midst of concerts, Eunhyuk returned to the studio for album recording. He and Donghae released I Wanna Dance on June 19, 2013 in Japan. The single peaked at #3 on both the Gaon and Oricon charts. Still You, the follow-up single, was released on December 18, 2013. Donghae & Eunhyuk then debuted their first studio album, Ride Me, on February 26, 2014 under Avex Trax. The song became the main theme of the Japanese TV show, 'Sukkiri' (爽快情報バラエティー スッキリ!!).

Eunhyuk returned to Super Junior-M promotions via Swing. The EP consists of six songs, which were released for digital download on March 21, 2014 in China and Taiwan by S.M. Entertainment.[25][26][27] The group released the album in Korean music sites, such as MelOn, genie, Naver music and more, on March 31, 2014, and promoted on Korean music programs.[28]

The first Japanese tour for sub-group Donghae & Eunhyuk, Super Junior D&E The 1st Japan Tour, kicked off in Nagoya on March 4, 2014.[29]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, while MC-ing for M! Countdown, Eunhyuk disappeared in the middle of filming, causing minor trouble between the broadcasting station and management company, SM Entertainment. The latter expressed the singer had fallen down and went to the hospital for treatment. It was revealed by Eunhyuk in an 2010 episode of Happy Together (해피투게더) that he left suddenly because of a relationship tryst with his girlfriend, which then resulted in breaking his fist. He opted out of his radio show, SuKiRa, for two days and wore a cast. The girlfriend speculated was also a Korean celebrity.[30]

On 19 April 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T's release of their first single "Rokuko", Eunhyuk was involved in a car accident, along with Shindong, Leeteuk, Kyuhyun, and two managers, when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. While they were on the highway, the front left tire burst as the driver was switching lanes and the van ran into the guard rail/median on the driver's side and skidded for about 30 metres. At some point, the momentum caused the van to flip over on its right side. While Shindong and Eunhyuk suffered minor injuries, Leeteuk and Kyuhyun sustained more serious injuries, which required both to be hospitalised.[31][32]

Discography[edit]

Lyrics and Composition[edit]

Song Artist
"Show Me Your Love"
TVXQ & Super Junior
One Love
Super Junior
"A Short Journey" ("여행")
Super Junior
"Oops!"
Super Junior
"I am"
Super Junior
"Gulliver"
Super Junior
"I Wanna Love You"
Super Junior Eunhyuk & Donghae
"Oppa, Oppa (Oppa has Risen)"
Super Junior Eunhyuk & Donghae
"Still You"
Super Junior Eunhyuk & Donghae
"Ride Me"
Super Junior Eunhyuk & Donghae

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Name
2007
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
2010
Super Show 3 3D
2012
I AM. - SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden [33]
2013
Super Show 4 3D

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Name
2005
Nonstop 6
2006
Rainbow Romance
2011
Dream High

Variety Shows[edit]

Year Title Network
2008
We Got Married (Season 1)
MBC
2009
Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2
KBS
2009
Intimate Note
SBS
2010
100 points out of 100
KBS
2011
We Got Married (Season 2)
MBC
2011
Dream High
KBS
2011
We Got Married (Season 3)
MBC
2012
Running Man
SBS
2012
SNL
tvN
2012
Beatles Code
Mnet
2012
Weekly Idol
MBC
2012
Hello
KBS
2012
Shinhwa Broadcast[34]
JTBC
2012
Golden Fishery: Radio Star
MBC
2013
Barefooted Friends
SBS

Reality Shows[edit]

Year Name Network
2006
Mystery 6
Mnet
2006
Super Junior Full House
SBS
2007
Explorers of the Human Body
SBS
2006
Super Adonis Camp
Mnet
2009
Miracle
KBS
2012
Star Life Theater
KBS

Hosting programs[edit]

Year Name
2006 – 2008
Mnet M! Countdown
2008 – 2008
Unbelievable Outing
2008–2008
Idol Show
2009
KBS Miracle
2009
Lord of the Ring [35]
2009–2010
Star King
2009–2012
Strong Heart
2010
MBC Star Audition : The Great Birth
2010–2011
Super Junior ForeSight
2012
Great Birth 2
2012
Come to Play
2013
Barefooted Friends

Music video appearance[edit]

Year Song Artist(s)
2009
"S.E.O.U.L."
Super Junior & Girls' Generation
2010
SBS Strong Heart logo song
Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk
2012
"Please Don't Say"
FIX
2012
"Maxstep"
Younique Unit

Musical theatre[edit]

Date Name Character
25 November to 29 January 2012
Fame
Tyrone Jackson

Radio programs[edit]

Date Name
2006 – 2011
Super Junior Kiss the Radio

TV commercials / advertisements[edit]

Magazine:

  • 10Asia Magazine Vol. 17
  • Singles Magazine - 2012 October

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2009 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer Strong Heart, Star King Won [36]
2012 2011 Golden Ticket Awards Musical Up and Comer Award FAME Nominated [37]

References[edit]

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